Diesel Engine Mechanic

Diesel-Engine Mechanics install, repair and maintain all diesel internal-combustion engines and components used in transport, construction and marine industries. They may use computerized diagnostic equipment to test, adjust and repair engines and associated components.

Diesel engines are known for their hard work, and because of that are found in hard working vehicles like buses, large trucks, boats, bulldozers, dump trucks, cranes, and even some light duty trucks and cars.

A Heavy Mechanical Foundation program can jump-start your career without employer sponsorship by supplying the knowledge and skills to enter directly at Apprenticeship Level 2, after 36 weeks of training (refer to the Industry Training Authority link for alternative pathways into the occupation).

Recommendations

Recommended education: Grade 10 or equivalent (Grade 12 is preferred), including English 10, Math 10, Science 10.

 

The Apprenticeship Program comprises Levels 1-to-2 of progressive technical training, with Level 1 taking ten weeks (300 hours) and Level 2 taking eight weeks (240 hours) to complete. In addition, apprentices are required to accumulate 3,000 hours of work-based training.

 

This trade shares common Levels 1 and 2 training with other Heavy Equipment Service trades, and thus, may be referred to as “Heavy Mechanical Trades” in our schedules. Refer to this trade’s ‘Program Profile’ via the Industry Training Authority link for specific details.

TRADE TRAINING PROGRAM TYPES

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Thompson Rivers University

Kamloops

Jul 25 2022Mar 17 2023

Heavy Mechanical Foundation

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Okanagan College

1000 K.L.O. Rd. Kelowna, BC

Aug 02 2022Apr 28 2023

Heavy Mechanical Trades (HDEM, CTM, DEM, TTT)

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College of New Caledonia

Prince George - Main Campus

Sep 06 2022May 26 2023

Heavy Mechanical Group Trades

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Northern Lights College

Fort St. John

Sep 06 2022May 24 2023

Heavy Mechanical Trades Foundation

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Coast Mountain College

Terrace

Sep 06 2022May 26 2023

Heavy Mechanical Trades

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Thompson Rivers University

Williams Lake

Sep 06 2022Apr 28 2023

Heavy Mechanical Foundation

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Van. Island University

Nanaimo

Sep 06 2022Jun 09 2023

Heavy Mechanical Trades

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Van. Island University

Nanaimo

Sep 06 2022Jun 09 2023

Heavy Mechanical Trades

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Camosun College

Interurban

Sep 06 2022Jun 09 2023

Heavy Mechanical Trades (Harmonized)

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North Island College

Campbell River

Sep 06 2022May 19 2023

Heavy Mechanical Foundation

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College of the Rockies

Main Campus

Sep 06 2022May 25 2023

Heavy Mechanical (FDTN)

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Okanagan College

1000 K.L.O. Rd. Kelowna, BC

Sep 06 2022Jun 02 2023

Heavy Mechanical Trades (HDEM, CTM, DEM, TTT)

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Selkirk College

Silver King Campus - Nelson

Sep 06 2022May 25 2023

Heavy Mechanical Group Trades

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BCIT

Annacis Island

Sep 06 2022Jun 01 2023

Heavy Mechanical Trades Foundation

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Univ. of the Fraser Valley

Trades and Technology Centre (CEP)

Sep 06 2022May 26 2023

Heavy Mechanical Foundation

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Univ. of the Fraser Valley

Trades and Technology Centre (CEP)

Sep 06 2022May 26 2023

Heavy Mechanical Foundation

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BCIT

Annacis Island

Oct 17 2022Jul 13 2023

Heavy Mechanical Trades Foundation

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Thompson Rivers University

Kamloops

Oct 24 2022Jun 16 2023

Heavy Mechanical Foundation

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College of New Caledonia

Prince George - Main Campus

Oct 31 2022Jul 21 2023

Heavy Mechanical Group Trades

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College of the Rockies

Main Campus

Jan 10 2023Sep 15 2023

Heavy Mechanical (FDTN)

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North Island College

Campbell River

Jan 30 2023Oct 06 2023

Heavy Mechanical Foundation

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Okanagan College

1000 K.L.O. Rd. Kelowna, BC

Jan 30 2023Oct 20 2023

Heavy Mechanical Trades (HDEM, CTM, DEM, TTT)

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Thompson Rivers University

Kamloops

Jan 30 2023Sep 08 2023

Heavy Mechanical Foundation

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BCIT

Annacis Island

Feb 06 2023Oct 12 2023

Heavy Mechanical Trades Foundation

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BCIT

Annacis Island

Feb 13 2023Oct 19 2023

Heavy Mechanical Trades Foundation

INSTITUTIONS THAT OFFER THE PROGRAM BUT HAVE NO ACTIVELY SCHEDULED INTAKES

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VCC

Annacis Island

Apr 19 2021Jan 06 2022

Heavy Mechanical Trades Foundation

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