Vocational Training Program

Construction Equipment Operation (STC)


2024-2025 dates coming soon!


ACCESS Centre of Expertise in Transport
4861 De La Savane Road, Saint-Hubert, QC, J3Y 9G1


450-676-1843 ext. 5044


700 hours / 46 credits

Why enroll in this program?

The demand for skilled workers in this field is high, and our graduates will help fill the gaps in this industry across Quebec. Our dedicated teaching staff provide training in a modern setting with the latest equipment. 

BURSARY AVAILABLE: Students will earn $750/week during the course of their training. Registration deadline is December 15th.

With 6 campuses located on the South Shore of Montreal, ACCESS has been a resource for the Riverside School Board community for over 40 years, empowering individuals who are 16 and older in their ongoing quest for academic and professional success.

Program objectives

  • The Skills Training Certificate in construction equipment operation will prepare students to work as operators of excavation, handling and loading equipment.
  • Excavation, handling and loading equipment operators are involved in site preparation, infrastructure construction, excavation, handling, loading and finishing work using mechanical shovels, backhoe loaders and front-end loaders.
  • Excavating, handling and loading machine operators work in the following four sectors: institutional and commercial, industrial, civil engineering and roadworks, residential

Special features of the program

To be eligible for admission to this program, candidates must meet one of the following requirements:

Persons holding a Secondary School Diploma or its recognized equivalent, for example, an Attestation of Equivalence of Secondary V studies, or a postsecondary diploma such as the Diploma of College Studies or a Bachelor’s degree
Have obtained at least secondary 3 or 4 credits in language of instruction, second language and mathematics, according to the study programs or have completed learning recognized as equivalent.
Persons who are at least 18 years of age upon entry into the program and have the following functional prerequisites: the successful completion of the General Development Test (see the following table), or recognition of equivalent learning
Have interrupted their studies for at least twelve months.
Attend or have attended Adult General Education (AGE) during this period.

  • For a full list of required registration documents based on your status in Canada, click here.

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