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You want to operate and fix heavy equipment?
The Industrial Heavy Equipment Technology diploma program with teach you how to diagnose and repair machinery in the heavy equipment industry competently and safely. The program focuses on highway and off-highway mobile equipment, as well as engine-powered stationary equipment used in mining, logging, trucking, agriculture, gas processing, oilfield servicing and construction.
Industries including mining, logging, trucking, agriculture, transportation, gas processing, oilfield servicing and construction are all in-demand for heavy equipment service personnel with an advanced level of technical training to tackle the challenge of advancing technology.
Employment rates reported by NAIT alumni are for information purposes and do not guarantee future employment opportunities.
Salaries reported by NAIT alumni are for information purposes and are not a guarantee of future alumni income.
Industrial Heavy Equipment Technology is a two-year diploma program consisting of four 15-week semesters. Studies include
The training is divided equally into theoretical and practical learning. Local industrial field trips will be taken.
Students can expect to spend, on average
Training is provided at NAIT Main Campus in Edmonton. Some training is also delivered in the NAIT HET Building (11940 - 109 st NW), just north of Main Campus. Labs are fully equipped with mock-ups and training aids, which students disassemble, inspect and reassemble.
Graduates will generally apprentice as heavy equipment technicians. Occasionally, they may apprentice as automotive technicians or millwrights, or enter larger firms, planning preventive maintenance programs.
During the four semesters of Industrial Heavy Equipment Technology program training, graduates will apply to Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training to challenge period exams for the Heavy Equipment apprenticeship program. Those who become indentured apprentices may be granted credit toward any of the possible heavy equipment technician specialties with type and amount of credit determined by their employer.
Graduates may also choose to work in sales or purchasing, which involves the technical specifications for equipment. Entering into a business situation is made easier by the technical and management background provided in this program.
Sheldon Jacob Boyden, Program Chair
Sheldon Jacob Boyden, Program Chair
The Industrial Heavy Equipment Technology diploma program with teach you how to diagnose and repair machinery in the heavy equipment industry competently and safely.
This course provides IHET Year 1 students with the fundamentals of effective English and communications skills. The course concentrates on research, written, and verbal/nonverbal communications strategies in order to succeed in industry-related organizations.
This course will provide an understanding of the basic design, operation, and service of common truck/tractor and trailer frames, suspension system, and the components that are affiliated with them.
This course will provide the opportunity to learn the basic concepts of DC electrical/electronic circuits used on both on-road and off-road equipment today. Theory and practical testing will provide experience in basic troubleshooting and the repair of electrical circuits.
This course will provide the opportunity to learn the concepts and repair of the truck/tractor and trailer air brake systems. The course will focus on the safety features of the air brake systems.
This course will provide the opportunity to develop safe work habits for both work and personal life. Students will be introduced to the safety regulations and professional practices required by industry and the work environment. An emphasis will be placed on the knowledge and skills required to work safely with the equipment and tools found in the workplace.
This course will study hydraulic fundamentals including the service and repair of basic hydraulic systems and hydraulic braking systems.
This course studies the mining, extraction and refining of crude oil to produce fuels, lubricants and greases and the evaluation of the performance of these crude oil products using standardized laboratory testing methods.
This course studies basic electrical equations, the safe connection and testing of alternating current circuits and three phase circuits.
This course will provide an understanding of diesel engine operation, design, construction, and overhaul procedures with an emphasis on component inspection.
This course will provide the opportunity to learn the basic operation of the additional systems affiliated with the engine. The theory and servicing of the air intake, exhaust, lubrication, and cooling systems will be discussed.
This course will provide the opportunity to learn the basic fundamentals required to troubleshoot and repair cranking and charging systems on both 12 and 24-volt systems.
This course will provide the opportunity to learn the basic fundamentals and servicing of selected mechanical and electronic fuel systems used on diesel engines. The course will also cover fuel storage, and the transferring and filtering of diesel fuel.
This course is an extension of ELEC 1243 studying three phase synchronous machines, induction motors, control circuits and electronic components.
This course covers the preparation and presentation of longer documents and reports using researchand communication skills appropriate for the industry environment.
This course applies the principles from IHET1135 to advanced hydraulic systems. Course content includes the study of advanced designs of hydraulic components and controls. Testing of systems and components will provide students with a realistic working and learning environment.
This course is a study of the service, repair and diagnosis of off-road equipment including: steering systems, suspension systems, drive axle assemblies, undercarriage components, accessories & attachments and associated electrical circuits.
This course studies the service, diagnostics, and repair of torque converters, powershift and automatic transmissions, and common clutches used in off-road equipment.
This course studies the operation, service, repair and diagnosis of common on road clutch types, drivelines and drive axles.
This course studies the service, diagnostics, and repair of on-road transmissions, transfer cases, and auxiliary drives.
This course studies the operation, service, repair and diagnosis of truck steering systems, anti lock brake systems and automatic traction control systems.
In this course, students will analyze the steps required to open a small business and apply skills and abilities necessary for good leadership and management.
This course studies the operation, service, repair and diagnosis of air conditioning systems and truck electrical circuits. Included is the study of predictive maintenance procedures utilizing failure and fluid analysis.
This course studies the mechanical properties, stresses, forms of corrosion, failure mechanics and thermal expansions of materials.
Cost Per Credit:
Cost Per Credit: $702Tuition Cap: $6,568
Health & Dental:
Rec. & Athletics:
Level 1 Term 1: $400
Level 1 Term 2: $400
Level 2 Term 1: $400
Level 2 Term 2: $400
We recommend submitting your program application at least 90 days before the application deadline.
Sep 03, 2019
Term Start Date:
Sep 03, 2019
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