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Next Cohort: Sep 6-Aug 25
Sep 6-Aug 25
Crane operators are highly trained specialists who are in equally high demand. This program is designed to help students pursuing a crane operation apprenticeship to stand out and get a head start in a competitive field. Using leading-edge training simulations, you will learn the tools of the trade, rigging and hoisting methods and essential safety measures that will help you play a key role on any construction site. Graduates will meet the Ministry of Labour’s Working at Heights training requirement.
In just eight months, you can gain the theoretical and practical skills needed to work in the construction industry, particularly in the field of hoisting. Crane Operation Rigging and Construction Techniques offers small practical classes designed to prepare job-ready graduates while emphasizing job safety. The curriculum is divided into five specific areas, with two semesters spent on each area: introduction to cranes; rigging; job safety; maintenance; and tools.
What You’ll Learn
- Communicate clearly and concisely in written, graphic and oral form using appropriate formal and informal vocabulary and formats relative to crane operation on a job site.
- Identify and utilize appropriate materials and equipment using collected data, in accordance with standard formats and procedures.
- Apply sound practices related to health, safety and the environment to enhance the quality of working life, conforming to related legislation, collective agreements and corporate practices.
- Use proper safety procedures for lifting and hoisting including proper application of load charts.
- Properly use all types of hand and power tools associated with the installation and maintenance of machinery.
- Select and use lubricants for a variety of applications.
- Select and use correct fasteners for a variety of applications.
- Select, utilize and care for the hand and machine tools required to perform hoisting and rigging functions.
- Inspect and maintain rigging and hoisting equipment.
- Work with overhead cranes employing proper hand and radio signals.
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Next Cohort: Sep 6-Aug 25
Student Reviews (1)
This is a good local college with pretty strong networks around Oshawa and Ontario. They even have a decent reputation for applied technical research with loads of support from the City of Oshawa and partnerships with Ontario Tech and others schools (s...
This is a good local college with pretty strong networks around Oshawa and Ontario. They even have a decent reputation for applied technical research with loads of support from the City of Oshawa and partnerships with Ontario Tech and others schools (same campus).
Campus life will be more exciting at universities and other colleges, but I was working with a young family when I started my program and that didn't matter to me. Definitely an international student body and with new buildings going up it seems there's a lot of growth happening.
The most important thing for me was that they had great profs who cared about my success and made introductions for me to industry. Overall, very happy with my decision.