Crane

Crane

 Tower Crane

9 Week Course

The Tower Crane Operator program offered is for Apprentices on Tower Cranes greater than 5 ton capacity. This is a 3-year apprenticeship with technical training in the first and third years. The first period of training includes 4 weeks of attendance in Edmonton, AB plus 180 hours of pre-registration self-study assignments. The second period requires 1,500hrs of on-site training with an employer. The third year of training includes 5 weeks of attendance in Edmonton, AB plus 180 hours of pre-registration self-study assignments. Apprentices will learn the basic skills needed to be successful in the trade through theory instruction and hands-on practice. 

Theory and practical classes concentrate on operating safety practices, including 

  • proper and safe equipment set-up 
  • load chart reading 
  • mechanics and maintenance 
  • safe rigging practices
  • Hydraulics & Applications to Machine Control
  • Advanced theory includes 
  • chart reading 
  • new technology 
  • lift planning 
  • advanced rigging and calculations
  • Conventional Crane Draw-Works
  • Specialized Lift Attachments
  • multi-crane lifts

ALL OPERATORS MUST HAVE A VALID A.I.T APPRENTICESHIP CARD

9 Week Course

The Tower Crane Operator program offered is for Apprentices on Tower Cranes greater than 5 ton capacity. This is a 3-year apprenticeship with technical training in the first and third years. The first period of training includes 4 weeks of attendance in Edmonton, AB plus 180 hours of pre-registration self-study assignments. The second period requires 1,500hrs of on-site training with an employer. The third year of training includes 5 weeks of attendance in Edmonton, AB plus 180 hours of pre-registration self-study assignments. Apprentices will learn the basic skills needed to be successful in the trade through theory instruction and hands-on practice. 

Theory and practical classes concentrate on operating safety practices, including 

  • proper and safe equipment set-up 
  • load chart reading 
  • mechanics and maintenance 
  • safe rigging practices
  • Hydraulics & Applications to Machine Control
  • Advanced theory includes 
  • chart reading 
  • new technology 
  • lift planning 
  • advanced rigging and calculations
  • Conventional Crane Draw-Works
  • Specialized Lift Attachments
  • multi-crane lifts

ALL OPERATORS MUST HAVE A VALID A.I.T APPRENTICESHIP CARD