About the Program
Apprentices will learn the basic skills needed to be successful in the trade through theory instruction and hands-on practice. Theory and practical classes concentrate on operating safety practices related to boom trucks, including
- load chart reading
- operating procedures
- safe rigging practices
- practical exercises
Advanced theory includes
- chart reading
- new technology
- lift planning
- advanced rigging and calculations
- multi-crane lifts
The Crane & Hoisting Equipment Operator - Boom Truck program has been offered at NAIT since 1990.
Tuition & Fees (Cost per semester)
Cost Per Credit: $
Tuition Cap: $588.00
Health & Dental: $
Rec. & Athletics: $
- Tuition: $588.00
- Books & Supplies: $605.00
- NAITSA & Materials Fee: $117.88
- Athletic Fee: $28.20
Other Fee Information
Get information on refund policies and parking on the Apprenticeship Fees and Expenses page.
Please note: This information is provided to help you estimate your costs for student financing. Some courses may also have additional expenses. Students who take all of their courses online are exempt from U-Pass, Health & Dental, and Recreation & Athletics fees. All fees are subject to change.
- Recommended Path - Alberta High School Diploma with: English 30-2, Math 30-3, Physics 20 or Chemistry 20 or Science 20.
- Minimum Requirements - Successful completion of: English 10-2, Math 10-3, a pass mark in all 5 GED tests or Entrance Exam.
Additional Requirements and Considerations
You must currently be employed in the trade. If you are not, you must first find an employer willing to hire an apprentice, then contact Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training to become a registered apprentice.
PPE Requirements: CSA approved steel toe boots (min. 6"), clear safety glass, gloves, hard hat and seasonal workwear.
Scholarships & Bursaries
For general application and special selections, ranging from $500 to $5,000, see Scholarships & Bursaries.