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Learn about basic tools for woodworking and get started on a new hobby!

Cutting tree.jpgUtility Tree Worker Safety Training
Receive technical training in electrical safety, fire prevention, and all methods of clearing.

Join in our beginner to intermediate welding courses

Earth-moving Courses
Get behind the controls and develop your operating skills on a variety of heavy construction earthmoving equipment.

Continuing Education



Continuing Education Department
Toll Free: 1-800-661-6537
Continuing Education: Trades

Experienced Heavy Equipment Operator Safety Certification Program

Industry is seeing a need for their experienced Heavy Equipment Operators to have safety and proficiency certification in order to bid on contracts or meet insurance requirements. 

Olds College has government approved Heavy Equipment Operator Curriculum. We are able to provide equipment specific safety and competency certification.  Successful participants will receive a safety and proficiency certificate that is valid for 3 years. 

Equipment certification available:

  • Skid steer
  • Excavator
  • Dozer
  • Grader
  • Packer
  • Others upon special request. 

$275/piece of equipment, the company/client supplies equipment, or rental of equipment will be added into cost. Travel expenses for on site evaluations will be added.  4 participants minimum 4 per day.

email for details. Group rates are available 





Heavy Equipment Operator Certificate Program

This is offered 2 times a year, Sept- Nov and March-June.

 Please call 1-800-661-6537 to speak to an enrollment advisor. 

 Get the head start you need to find employment in operating equipment in the construction, oil & gas, infrastructure, or mining industries.

In this program, you will get technical training along with the hands-on operation experience of various types of heavy equipment. Apply today for the Heavy Equipment Operator Certificate Program and get your new career moving!