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Lift Truck Theory and Practice

Course Code: LWTP 0104
Faculty: Child, Family & Community Studies
Credits: 3.0
Semester: 15
Learning Format: Lecture, Field Experience
Typically Offered: TBD. Contact Department Chair for more info.
course overview

This course will teach the theory and practice of the operation of a sit down counterbalance lift truck and will lead, on successful completion, to an Operators Certificate. Students will spend time in the classroom learning the theory of lift truck operation and the stringent safety rules that apply, and will then have hands on practice on a lift truck before assessment by a qualified instructor.

Course Content

  1. The theory of forklift truck driving.
  2. Practice hours as required and final evaluation of the student’s ability to operate the lift truck in a safe and efficient manner.

Methods of Instruction

  • Classroom instruction
  • Overhead material
  • Written handouts and manuals
  • Videos
  • Pre and post testing
  • On site hands on practice

Means of Assessment

  • The theory of lift truck driving will be assessed by means of continuous classroom evaluation and testing.
  • The practice of lift truck driving will be assessed by observing the hands-on driving of the student. Obersvation and final evaluation will be done by a qualified life truck trainer.

Learning Outcomes

The student will learn the theory and practice of the safe operation of the sit down counterbalance fork lift truck and will on successful completion be awarded an Operators Certificate.

course prerequisites

Instructor permission

curriculum guidelines

Course Guidelines for previous years are viewable by selecting the version desired. If you took this course and do not see a listing for the starting semester/year of the course, consider the previous version as the applicable version.

course schedule and availability
course transferability

Below shows how this course and its credits transfer within the BC transfer system. 

A course is considered university-transferable (UT) if it transfers to at least one of the five research universities in British Columbia: University of British Columbia; University of British Columbia-Okanagan; Simon Fraser University; University of Victoria; and the University of Northern British Columbia.

For more information on transfer visit the BC Transfer Guide and BCCAT websites.


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