Graduates can pursue entry-level positions in the forestry, mining, construction and oil and gas industries and are prepared to become indentured mobile crane operator apprentices.
Potential career progression includes:
- mobile crane operator journeyperson
- supervisory positions
Related careers include:
- heavy equipment operator
- oil and gas transportation services occupations
Admission and Selection
Winter 2021 start: applications open May 1, 2020 and are accepted until the program start date.
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.
SAIT evaluates international documents for admissions. After you've applied, consider our international document assessment service if your education is from outside of Canada.
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.
Communication during selection
Email is the primary source of communication during the selection process. Ensure your personal email account is managed appropriately to receive our emails, files and communications.
|Course Code||Course Name||Credits|
|AMAT 202||Workplace Safety||1.5|
|AMEC 206||Boom Trucks and Cranes||1.5|
|AMEC 207||Rigging Equipment and Procedures||1.5|
|OPER 205||Load Charts Reading and Interpretation||3.0|
|RREG 205||Equipment Operation||3.0|
|SIMU 202||Specialty Lifts and Workplace Coaching||1.5|
Looking for course descriptions and requisites? Visit the course catalogue
The opportunity to advance your education through transfer to, within or from SAIT is available with the following universities and colleges:
- Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training
- Rocky Mountain College
To learn more, visit Transfer Options.
Domestic Tuition and Fees*
|Year||Tuition fees||SAIT fees||Saitsa fees||Health & Dental Plan||2020/21 total|
Health Plan: N/A
Dental Plan: N/A
Student Association: N/A
Campus athletic and recreation Fee: $86
Universal transit pass (UPass): N/A
Student support fee: $50
Student technology fee: $50
Books 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.
- Find out about tuition and financial aid.
* Tuition, fees, books and supply costs are subject to change.
Next steps for incoming students
Have you been accepted to this program? Here's what you'll need for your first day of classes.
Orientation details for new students will be provided closer to the program start date. Watch your inbox!
View our orientation page.
This program will be delivered in a blended format for the Winter 2021 term due to the COVID-19 pandemic and associated health and safety guidelines. The majority of courses will take place online, with certain labs and hands-on learning scheduled on campus.
How to register for classes
Learn how to register on our registration and schedules page.
Computers and laptops
See the specific requirements on our computers and laptops page.
To support your success, SAIT offers some short courses before classes start, including PREP 100: The SAIT Experience and ETHI 110: SAIT Ethical Practices.
The Winter 2021 booklist will be available beginning in late November.
Can’t find your program or course? The bookstore didn't receive a textbook list. Contact your program directly to determine if they’re still refining course details or if you're in luck, no textbook purchase required this term.
Next steps for all students
Here's what else you'll need to do to get ready!
Important dates and deadlines
Find important dates applicable to all students, including your transcript and tuition payment deadlines on our Important Dates page.