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Road Building

This program combines HEO Foundation, HEO Technician and Machine Training into one course.

Useful Information PDF Icon Road Building Foundation Information Sheet

Admission Requirements

  • VIU Application (if completing the application online select Heavy Equipment Operator as your program)
  • Assessment testing
  • Personal profile
  • Valid Driver's Licence ("N" is acceptable), there is no public transit to the training site and virtually all jobs will ask for a copy of your license.
  • 18+ years of age (exceptions may be allowed)
  • Grade 12 education, or mature student (exceptions may be allowed)


Program Duration Cost
RBCH with Excavator 17 weeks $15,041.37
RBCH with Backhoe 15 weeks $11,641.37
RBCH with Dozer 15 weeks $11,641.37
RBCH with Grader 15 weeks $11,641.37
RBHC with Loader and Rock Truck 13 weeks $8,241.37
RBCH with Loader 12 weeks $6,541.37
RBHC with Articulated Rock Truck 12 weeks $6,541.37

**Tuition fees are subject to change without notice.

Application fee: application fee (one time fee, this fee changes annually)
Textbooks cost approximately $260 and are available at the VIU Campus Store 250-740-6200, or follow the link below to purchase directly from the Queen's Printer and Crown Publications Services.

Book Code Textbook Publisher
RBCF Road Builder & Heavy Construction Foundation Program Queen's Printer
RBCT Heavy Equip Operator Training: Student Participant Guide Queen's Printer
RBCT Heavy Equipment Operator Training: Logbook Queen's Printer

Student loans are available for this program, please contact our Financial Aid Department (250-740-6423) for more information.

Classes are typically run twice a year in Spring and Fall.

Alternate start dates are available, but will need special scheduling. Please contact the HEO Admissions number below for alternate scheduling details.


updated 02 Apr 2014