7 Weeks (including Crane Common Core)
This 7 week program consists of 2 courses, the Industry Training Authority’s technical training Crane Common Core – a 3 week course and the addition of the Operating Engineers Training Association’s 4 week practical training course. This course improves on the Crane Common Core curriculum by adding in the industry recognized practical training modules.
The Crane Common Core course covers elements that are common to the three major crane classifications: Mobile Crane, Boom Truck and Tower Crane. The curriculum includes the following units:
- Safety, knowledge and practical
- Communications, knowledge and practical
- Crane knowledge
- Load charts, knowledge and practical
- Crane operations, knowledge and practical
- Maintenance and service, knowledge and practical
Students entering this program are registered as apprentices with the Industry Training Authority and must successfully complete a final written theory examination at the end of the course.
The OETA Mobile Crane Practical training course covers the practical tasks involved in the operation of Mobile cranes and Boom trucks.
The curriculum includes the following units:
- Set up, inspection and safe operation of a boom truck and rough terrain mobile crane
- Proper hoisting techniques for tilt ups, blind lifts, dual lifts, hand and blind communications
- Safe pick and carry techniques, calculating loads and center of gravity
- Successful completion of the Fulford, water bucket and NCCCO tests
- Proper clam shell and pile driving techniques,
- Proper techniques for swingaway and boon extensions and jib installations
- Service and maintenance
Program admission requirements are as follows:
- Minimum 70% on the IUOETA Trades Assessment Exam
- Valid Class 3 driver’s license with Air Brake Endorsement (Class 1 recommended)
- Minimum Grade 10 recommended
Level of Competency
The course will provide the necessary theoretical knowledge and practical skills for entry or upskilling in the trade. This course improves on the Crane Common Core curriculum by adding in the industry recognized practical training modules.
Text books: $500
Application & Examination Process
Students entering this program are registered as apprentices with the Industry Training Authority and must successfully complete a final written theory examination at the end of the course as well as any practical assessments.
Students will write theory examinations and will also be assessed on job performance standards. Punctuality, attendance and attitude will also be considered in determining the final course grade.
Successful completion (70%) of the OETA Trade Assessment Examination is required for this course. Examinations are scheduled by the OETP at any Operating Engineer’s offices.
Examination subject areas are:
- Math Foundations (possible score—15/60)
- Industry Related Problems (possible score—21/60)
- Problem Sets (possible score—24/60)
If you are interested in this program, contact the Training Association office and obtain an Application for Training package. Complete the package and submit it to the nearest Operating Engineers Office to be forwarded to the Operating Engineers Training Association. Applications will be submitted to the IUOE 115 Training Coordinator for review.
Include with your application a resume, appropriate reference materials, a copy of your Driver’s abstract and/or license, and any other supporting or reference material.
Qualified applicant files will go before a selection committee. Successful applicants will be assigned to the class upon confirmation of their ability to attend.