Graduate Certificate On Campus

Heavy Equipment and Truck and Transport Technician

Saskatchewan Polytechnic

12 months
19000 CAD/year
8370 CAD/year
Tuition fee
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The Heavy Equipment and Truck and Transport Technician program at Saskatchewan Polytechnic gives you basic training in two high-demand mechanical trades at once.


Heavy duty equipment technicians work on large mobile equipment—bulldozers, cranes, graders, loaders and earthmovers used in construction, mining, forestry and more. Truck and transport mechanics work on trucks, buses and highway transport vehicles for dealers, garages and transportation companies.

Heavy Equipment and Truck and Transport Technician from Saskatchewan Polytechni is a one-year certificate program offered in Saskatoon. Build the knowledge and skills you need to service, maintain, diagnose and repair heavy equipment, trucks, buses and transport vehicles. You’ll get training in:

  • air conditioning and heating systems
  • brake, steering and suspension systems
  • electrical and hydraulic systems
  • engines, fuel systems and power trains
  • equipment operation and maintenance
  • trade math and blueprint reading
  • use of shop equipment and tools
  • welding

60% Shop Time, 40% Class Time

You’ll learn from highly qualified instructors in Saskatchewan Polytechnic’s well-equipped heavy equipment shop facility at 135 English Crescent in Saskatoon. The industry is a big supporter of our students, which means you’ll learn on advanced equipment. You’ll also participate in an industry-based two-week work experience.

Apprenticeship Credit

With this Saskatchewan Polytechnic credential, you may be eligible for credit towards apprenticeship training. To learn more, contact the Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission (SATCC).

Programme Structure


  • Brake Systems Air Theory
  • Drivetrain Intermediate Shop
  • Electrical Basics Theory
  • Electrical Starting and Charging Systems Theory
  • Diesel Engines Theory
  • Brake Systems Hydraulic Shop

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


65 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Grade 11 with one of the following mathematics; Foundations of Math 20, Pre-Calculus 20, Workplace and Apprenticeship Math 20 (Modified and General Math credits are not acceptable)
  • English Language Requirement

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    19000 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 19000 CAD for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    8370 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8370 CAD for the full programme during 12 months.

Living costs for Saskatoon

1279 - 1865 CAD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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