Heavy Duty Equipment Technician

Heavy-Duty Mechanics work on industrial and construction vehicles, such as mining trucks and bulldozers; on heavy equipment used in construction, forestry, materials handling, landscaping, and land clearing; as well as on buses and large trucks.

Heavy-Duty Mechanics overhaul, repair and service equipment such as graders, loaders, shovels, tractors, trucks, forklifts, drills, and wheeled and tracked vehicles. Working from manufacturers' specifications, they identify and repair problems in structural, mechanical, or hydraulic systems.

The following trades begin with common Level 1 training, and may share other Levels as well: Heavy Duty Equipment Technician (HDET), Diesel Engine Mechanic (DEM), Truck and Transport Mechanic (TTM), and Transport Trailer Technician (TTT). Refer to this trade’s ‘Program Profile’ via the Industry Training Authority link for specific details.

Recommendations

The following education is recommended: Grade 10 equivalent (Grade 12 preferred), including English 10, Math 10, Science 10.

 

The Apprenticeship Program comprises Levels 1-to-4 of progressive technical training, with Level 1 taking ten weeks (300 hours) to complete. Levels 2 through 4 take eight weeks (240 hours), six weeks (180 hours), and four weeks (120 hours), respectively. In addition, apprentices are required to accumulate 6,360 hours of work-based training.

 

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).

TRADE TRAINING PROGRAM TYPES

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BCIT

Annacis Island

Jul 26 2022Sep 16 2022

Heavy Mechanical Trades Apprenticeship (TTT, TTM, HDET, DEM)

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BCIT

Annacis Island

Aug 09 2022Sep 02 2022

Heavy Duty Equipment Technician (HDET)

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College of New Caledonia

Prince George - Main Campus

Aug 15 2022Oct 07 2022

Heavy Mechanical Group Trades

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Thompson Rivers University

Kamloops

Aug 15 2022Sep 23 2022

Heavy Mechanical Apprentice

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Thompson Rivers University

Kamloops

Aug 22 2022Sep 16 2022

Heavy Mechanical - Heavy Duty Mechanics

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BCIT

Annacis Island

Aug 23 2022Oct 14 2022

Heavy Mechanical Trades Apprenticeship (TTT, TTM, HDET, DEM)

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Northern Lights College

Fort St. John

Sep 06 2022Nov 10 2022

Heavy Mechanical Trades - Levels 1-3 HL

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North Island College

Campbell River

Sep 06 2022Oct 14 2022

Heavy Duty Equipment Technician Apprentice

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Van. Island University

Nanaimo

Sep 06 2022Oct 28 2022

Heavy Mechanical Trades

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College of the Rockies

Main Campus

Sep 06 2022Oct 14 2022

Heavy Duty Mechanic (New Format)

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College of the Rockies

Main Campus

Sep 06 2022Sep 29 2022

Heavy Duty Mechanic (New Format)

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Univ. of the Fraser Valley

Trades and Technology Centre (CEP)

Sep 06 2022Sep 30 2022

Heavy Duty Apprenticeship Training

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BCIT

Annacis Island

Sep 06 2022Sep 30 2022

Heavy Duty Equipment Technician (HDET)

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BCIT

Annacis Island

Sep 06 2022Oct 14 2022

Heavy Mechanical Trades Apprenticeship (TTT, TTM, HDET, DEM)

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Okanagan College

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

Sep 12 2022Nov 03 2022

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

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BCIT

Annacis Island

Sep 13 2022Oct 21 2022

Heavy Mechanical Trades Apprenticeship (TTT, TTM, HDET, DEM)

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Coast Mountain College

Terrace

Sep 19 2022Nov 10 2022

Heavy Mechanical Trades

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Van. Island University

Nanaimo

Sep 19 2022Oct 14 2022

Heavy Mechanical Trades

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Camosun College

Interurban

Sep 19 2022Nov 10 2022

Heavy Duty Equipment Technician (Harmonized)

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College of New Caledonia

Prince George - Main Campus

Sep 26 2022Nov 18 2022

Heavy Mechanical Group Trades

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BCIT

Annacis Island

Sep 27 2022Dec 02 2022

Heavy Mechanical Trades Apprenticeship (TTT, TTM, HDET, DEM)

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BCIT

Annacis Island

Sep 27 2022Dec 02 2022

Heavy Mechanical Trades Apprenticeship (TTT, TTM, HDET, DEM)

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College of New Caledonia

Prince George - Main Campus

Oct 03 2022Nov 10 2022

Heavy Mechanical Group Trades

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College of the Rockies

Main Campus

Oct 03 2022Dec 09 2022

Heavy Duty Mechanic (New Format)

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BCIT

Annacis Island

Oct 04 2022Nov 25 2022

Heavy Mechanical Trades Apprenticeship (TTT, TTM, HDET, DEM)

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Thompson Rivers University

Kamloops

Oct 11 2022Dec 16 2022

Heavy Mechanical Apprentice

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Univ. of the Fraser Valley

Trades and Technology Centre (CEP)

Oct 11 2022Dec 16 2022

Heavy Duty Apprenticeship Training

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North Island College

Campbell River

Oct 17 2022Nov 10 2022

Heavy Duty Equipment Technician Apprentice

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North Island College

Campbell River

Oct 17 2022Dec 23 2022

Heavy Duty Equipment Technician Apprentice

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College of the Rockies

Main Campus

Oct 17 2022Dec 09 2022

Heavy Duty Mechanic (New Format)

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BCIT

Annacis Island

Oct 18 2022Nov 10 2022

Heavy Duty Equipment Technician (HDET)

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Thompson Rivers University

Kamloops

Oct 24 2022Dec 16 2022

Heavy Mechanical Apprentice

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BCIT

Annacis Island

Oct 25 2022Dec 16 2022

Heavy Mechanical Trades Apprenticeship (TTT, TTM, HDET, DEM)

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BCIT

Annacis Island

Nov 01 2022Dec 09 2022

Heavy Mechanical Trades Apprenticeship (TTT, TTM, HDET, DEM)

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Van. Island University

Nanaimo

Nov 07 2022Dec 16 2022

Heavy Mechanical Trades

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Okanagan College

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

Nov 07 2022Dec 15 2022

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

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BCIT

Annacis Island

Nov 08 2022Dec 16 2022

Heavy Mechanical Trades Apprenticeship (TTT, TTM, HDET, DEM)

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College of New Caledonia

Prince George - Main Campus

Nov 14 2022Dec 09 2022

Heavy Duty Equipment Technician

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Camosun College

Interurban

Nov 14 2022Dec 23 2022

Heavy Duty Equipment Technician (Harmonized)

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BCIT

Annacis Island

Nov 15 2022Dec 09 2022

Heavy Duty Equipment Technician (HDET)

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Northern Lights College

Fort St. John

Nov 28 2022Jan 27 2023

Heavy Mechanical Trades - Levels 1-3 HL

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North Island College

Campbell River

Nov 28 2022Jan 27 2023

Heavy Duty Equipment Technician Apprentice

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College of New Caledonia

Prince George - Main Campus

Jan 03 2023Mar 10 2023

Heavy Mechanical Group Trades

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College of New Caledonia

Prince George - Main Campus

Jan 03 2023Feb 24 2023

Heavy Mechanical Group Trades

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Van. Island University

Nanaimo

Jan 03 2023Jan 27 2023

Heavy Mechanical Trades

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Van. Island University

Nanaimo

Jan 03 2023Mar 10 2023

Heavy Mechanical Trades

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Okanagan College

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

Jan 03 2023Jan 26 2023

Heavy Duty Equipment Tech (Specialty new program)

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Thompson Rivers University

Kamloops

Jan 03 2023Feb 10 2023

Heavy Mechanical Apprentice

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Thompson Rivers University

Kamloops

Jan 03 2023Feb 24 2023

Heavy Mechanical Apprentice

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College of the Rockies

Main Campus

Jan 03 2023Jan 27 2023

Heavy Duty Mechanic (New Format)

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Univ. of the Fraser Valley

Trades and Technology Centre (CEP)

Jan 03 2023Feb 24 2023

Heavy Duty Apprenticeship Training

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Coast Mountain College

Terrace

Jan 04 2023Mar 10 2023

Heavy Mechanical Trades

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BCIT

Annacis Island

Jan 10 2023Mar 03 2023

Heavy Mechanical Trades Apprenticeship (TTT, TTM, HDET, DEM)

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BCIT

Annacis Island

Jan 10 2023Feb 17 2023

Heavy Mechanical Trades Apprenticeship (TTT, TTM, HDET, DEM)

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BCIT

Annacis Island

Jan 10 2023Mar 03 2023

Heavy Mechanical Trades Apprenticeship (TTT, TTM, HDET, DEM)

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BCIT

Annacis Island

Jan 10 2023Mar 17 2023

Heavy Mechanical Trades Apprenticeship (TTT, TTM, HDET, DEM)

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Camosun College

Interurban

Jan 30 2023Feb 24 2023

Heavy Duty Equipment Technician (Harmonized)

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Okanagan College

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

Jan 30 2023Mar 23 2023

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

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Okanagan College

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

Jan 30 2023Apr 06 2023

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

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North Island College

Campbell River

Feb 06 2023Mar 17 2023

Heavy Duty Equipment Technician Apprentice

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College of the Rockies

Main Campus

Feb 06 2023Mar 17 2023

Heavy Duty Mechanic (New Format)

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BCIT

Annacis Island

Feb 07 2023Mar 03 2023

Heavy Duty Equipment Technician (HDET)

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Northern Lights College

Fort St. John

Feb 13 2023Mar 24 2023

Heavy Mechanical Trades - Levels 1-3 HL

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Thompson Rivers University

Kamloops

Feb 13 2023Apr 21 2023

Heavy Mechanical Apprentice

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BCIT

Annacis Island

Feb 21 2023Mar 31 2023

Heavy Mechanical Trades Apprenticeship (TTT, TTM, HDET, DEM)

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Thompson Rivers University

Kamloops

Feb 27 2023Mar 24 2023

Heavy Mechanical - Heavy Duty Mechanics

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Thompson Rivers University

Kamloops

Feb 27 2023Apr 21 2023

Heavy Mechanical Apprentice

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BCIT

Annacis Island

Feb 28 2023Apr 07 2023

Heavy Mechanical Trades Apprenticeship (TTT, TTM, HDET, DEM)

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Univ. of the Fraser Valley

Trades and Technology Centre (CEP)

Mar 06 2023Apr 14 2023

Heavy Duty Apprenticeship Training

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BCIT

Annacis Island

Mar 07 2023Apr 28 2023

Heavy Mechanical Trades Apprenticeship (TTT, TTM, HDET, DEM)

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BCIT

Annacis Island

Mar 07 2023Apr 28 2023

Heavy Mechanical Trades Apprenticeship (TTT, TTM, HDET, DEM)

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College of New Caledonia

Prince George - Main Campus

Mar 13 2023Apr 06 2023

Heavy Duty Equipment Technician

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Van. Island University

Nanaimo

Mar 13 2023Apr 21 2023

Heavy Mechanical Trades

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Okanagan College

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

Mar 13 2023Apr 06 2023

Heavy Duty Equipment Tech (Specialty new program)

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College of New Caledonia

Prince George - Main Campus

Mar 20 2023May 12 2023

Heavy Mechanical Group Trades

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Coast Mountain College

Terrace

Mar 20 2023Apr 14 2023

Heavy Duty Equipment Technician

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Van. Island University

Nanaimo

Mar 20 2023May 12 2023

Heavy Mechanical Trades

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BCIT

Annacis Island

Mar 21 2023Apr 14 2023

Heavy Duty Equipment Technician (HDET)

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North Island College

Campbell River

Mar 27 2023Apr 21 2023

Heavy Duty Equipment Technician Apprentice

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Thompson Rivers University

Kamloops

Mar 27 2023May 05 2023

Heavy Mechanical Apprentice

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College of the Rockies

Main Campus

Mar 27 2023May 19 2023

Heavy Duty Mechanic (New Format)

INSTITUTIONS THAT OFFER THE PROGRAM BUT HAVE NO ACTIVELY SCHEDULED INTAKES

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VCC

Annacis Island

Apr 19 2021May 19 2021

Heavy Mechanical Trades Apprenticeship (TTT, TTM, HDET, DEM)

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