This 9-week program is designed to offer an alternative route to those looking to enter the Crane and Hoist Equipment Operator trade. This program covers all course materials received by a first-year Crane and Hoist Equipment Operator - Mobile Crane Apprentice, as well as additional value add programming focused on safety and field operations.
Students in this program will be provided with the opportunity to operate cranes in a simulated and field environment. They will operate various types of mobile cranes: all-terrain, rough-terrain, lattice-boom crawler (simulated), and swing-cab boom truck.
The program prepares students to enter into an apprenticeship with hands-on skills. Upon successful completion of the program, students will qualify to challenge the first year Crane and Hoisting Equipment Operator - Mobile Crane apprenticeship exam.
Mobile Crane operators are employed by general contractors and subcontractors in the forestry, mining, construction and oil industries, and by crane rental companies. Employment prospects change with seasonal and economic climates.
If you chose a career as a Mobile Truck Crane Operator, you'll need the following characteristics:
- Good Vision
- Depth perception
- Manual dexterity
- The ability to work at heights
- The strength, stamina and ability to use proper lifting techniques to lift items weighing in excess of 25 kilograms
- The ability to work as part of a team and communicate to ground crews, usually using hand signals and voice communication
Credentials and Accreditation
Upon successful completion of the program, students will receive a SAIT Certificate and may be eligible to challenge the written and practical exams for first-year Apprenticeship.
Successful completion of the following courses or equivalents:
- Math 10C, Math 10-3, Pure Math 10, or Applied Math 10,
- English Language Arts 10-1 or English Language Arts 10-2,
- All applicants must demonstrate English Language Proficiency prior to admission, including students educated in Canada.
- A pass mark in the SAIT Admission Examination (Level 2) or equivalent is accepted in lieu of the above requirements.
Note: General Educational Development (GED) tests are not accepted in lieu of the admission requirements.
Direct Entry: Four Step Process
Step 1: Read the program information to see the qualities needed for student success.
Step 2: Ensure that you meet all of the admission requirements listed above.
Step 3: Apply to Pre-Employment Mobile Crane and submit your transcripts and/or anticipated final grades.
- Admission will be extended on a first-qualified, first-offered basis until the program is full.
Step 4: Find out how to monitor your application status after you apply.
To find the course description for a course shown below please go to our Course Finder.
|Course Code||Course Name||Credits|
|AMAT 201||Trade Calculations||1.5|
|AMEC 201||Crane Theory||1.5|
|AMEC 202||Load Charts||1.5|
|AMEC 204||Crane Rigging Theory||1.5|
|OPER 200||Operating Procedure||1.5|
|RREG 211||Rules and Regulations||1.5|
|SIMU 200||Crane and Rigging Lab||1.5|
|SIMU 201||Simulator Lab||1.5|
Domestic Tuition and Fees*
|Tuition Fees||SAIT Fees||Student Association Fees||2017/18 Total|
Campus Athletic and Recreation Fee: N/A
Universal Transit Pass (UPass): Program does not meet UPass eligibility requirements.
Student Association (SAITSA) Fees
Health Plan: N/A
Dental Plan: N/A
Student Association: N/A
Cost and Supplies*
- Books are included in the tuition fees.
- There will be additional fees for personal protection equipment. Proper outdoor clothing will be expected, as students are expected to work in all outside working conditions.
- The Apprenticeship exam fee is approximately $150 and will be collected within the first three weeks of the program.
- Membership to the SAIT wellness centre — including an ice arena, swimming/diving pool, gymnasium, squash and racquetball courts and weight room is available at a discounted rate.
Find out about Tuition and Financial Aid.
This program is eligible for Canada-Alberta Job Grant funding.
* Tuition, fees, books and supply costs are subject to change.
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