Looking for a high-paying, entry-level career in the resource industry? Haul Truck Operators can make between $75,000.00 to $100,000.00+ per year. Get a leg up with the Haul Truck Operator program. Developed with industry specialists, this 4-week program prepares you to drive a haul truck and a career in the mining industry.
Not sure you’re ready to jump behind the wheel of a giant haul truck? Our Haul Truck Operator training includes over 25 hours of driving experience on a top-of-the-line simulator, letting you get a realistic driving experience without risk. Our program is taught at both our Cranbrook and Fernie campuses by instructors with over 30 years of experience in the mining industry. Each campus has multiple start dates each year.
In addition to your simulator training, you will have the opportunity to earn four health and safety certifications often required on mining work sites, and will receive resume writing and interview skills instruction in an effort to boost your chances of landing a job.
Our 4-week program is offered at our Fernie campus with several intake dates throughout the year.
The Haul Truck Program runs for a total of 30 days.
Upon successful completion of this course, you will receive a College of the Rockies Continuing Education Certificate of Achievement.
You get an incredibly realistic driving experience when operating our PRO3-B simulator. Designed specifically for surface mining, it offers a wide variety of cutting edge technologies:
Seamless 180° visual experience - utilizing advanced screen display technology, the PRO3-B delivers an unparalleled visual experience, setting a new standard in simulation quality resulting in increased training engagement and learning retention.
Real View Experience - new feature that dynamically adjusts the perspective of the trainee providing a true real-world view outside the cabin while increasing their level of depth perception.
Accurate motion platform feedback - the PRO3-B motion platform delivers the optimum level of tactile feedback required to accurately simulate all surface mining haul-truck operations.
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*These prices are for domestic students and may not be 100% accurate. However, these estimates will give you an adequate idea of tuition and fees for our programs. These prices do not include textbook costs. All prices are subject to change. Tuition fees include an alumni fee, student activity fees, and a student technology fee. In certain cases a materials and supply fee may also be included. For more information, visit: Tuition and Fees.
To pay for this Continuing Education course, visit AccessCOTR
We provide on-site Haul Truck Training to companies, agencies, Indigenous communities and post-secondary institutions across Canada. We will bring our mobile simulator directly to your site and help you meet your training needs.
If you are interested in discussing partnership opportunities with College of the Rockies’s Haul Truck program please contact us!
Rob Doka - Haul Truck Operator Trainer
Rob Doka has over 17 years of experience operating heavy equipment in the mining Industry. He has been a coach/mentor in haul truck training and a Safety Rep at Line Creek Mine. Rob has his level 2 Immersive Pro3 Simulator Trainer Advantage certificate of training, a St. John Ambulance First Aid ticket as well as numerous L&D courses. Rob also assisted in the development of the curriculum and evaluation for the College of the Rockies Haul Truck Operator Program.
Monte Smith - Haul Truck Operator Trainer
Monte has experience as both a Haul Truck operator and trainer for Teck Coal in the Elk Valley. Prior to working for Teck, Monte worked with a wide variety of heavy machinery. As an advocate of life-long learning and self-development, Monte brings a fresh approach to the Haul Truck Operator program: "I want to create a relaxed, comfortable atmosphere in class, where our students have the best chance of retaining what they've learned and become safe and efficient Haul Truck Operators."
Darren Hood - Program Advisor
Darren Hood (Hoody) has more than 30 years' experience working in heavy equipment in coal mining and oil sands mining and more than seven years as a trainer. Hoody has extensive commitment to and expertise in this sector and has managed the development of the curriculum and evaluation for the College of the Rockies Haul Truck Operator program. His resume includes Level 3 Immersive Pro3 Simulator Training, Mine Rescue Ticket, St. John's First Aid Ticket, Modular Mining Dispatch Course, numerous L&D and "Train the Trainer" courses. He has experience as the Equipment Operator, Equipment Trainer and Lead Hand for Elk Valley Coal, and as Site Trainer, Training Coordinator, and Senior Training Lead for North American Construction Group's Training Department. Hoody has been leading the haul truck operator program for the past year and will be critical to expanding the program into other pieces of heavy equipment.
Certificate of Achievement
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