What to Expect
The Outdoor Power Equipment Technician program follows the current Alberta Apprenticeship Course Outline (pdf) to ensure all students are provided with appropriate training experiences to successfully pass their apprenticeship examinations.
Classroom & Study Hours
Students can expect to spend, on average
- 30 hours per week attending classes and working in labs
Training is provided at NAIT's Patricia Campus, 12204 149 Street NW, Edmonton.
Is This Program For You?
Outdoor power equipment technician work is most rewarding for those who enjoy achieving expertise with precise work, problem solving and working with their hands. To be successful in the trade, power equipment technicians need
- mechanical ability and an interest in all types of machinery and engines, electronics and precision equipment
- customer relations skills
- a willingness to work long hours in the busy season
- the ability to work alone or as part of a team
- the ability to think logically and keep up with changes in technology
- the ability to lift up to about 60 kilograms
- the ability to work in a standing position for long periods of time
The School of Skilled Trades wants our first-year students to become confident in their abilities, get connected to NAIT through groups, peers and staff, be supported personally and academically, get motivated to complete their program and most importantly enjoy the learning environment here at NAIT.
Being an apprentice student is quite different from being a full-time student. Apprentices are in school for short periods of time and some programs are on satellite campuses. Our goal is to improve communication with apprentices on all campuses to ensure you have access to all the services we have to offer at NAIT for you to be successful.
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