Heavy Duty Equipment Technician

Heavy-Duty Equipment Technicians 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 Equipment Technicians 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 for specific details.

Heavy-Duty Equipment Technician is a nationally designated trade under the Interprovincial Standards Red Seal Program.

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.

PROGRAM TYPES

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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 19 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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VCC

Broadway Campus

Feb 06 2023Oct 11 2023

Heavy Mechanical Trades Foundation

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BCIT

Annacis Island

Feb 13 2023Oct 19 2023

Heavy Mechanical Trades Foundation

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BCIT

Annacis Island

Apr 03 2023Dec 07 2023

Heavy Mechanical Trades Foundation

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BCIT

Annacis Island

May 15 2023Feb 08 2024

Heavy Mechanical Trades Foundation

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Thompson Rivers University

Kamloops

Jul 24 2023Mar 15 2024

Heavy Mechanical Foundation

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BCIT

Annacis Island

Jul 24 2023Apr 18 2024

Heavy Mechanical Trades Foundation

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Okanagan College

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

Aug 08 2023May 02 2024

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

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College of New Caledonia

Prince George - Main Campus

Sep 05 2023May 24 2024

Heavy Mechanical Group Trades

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Northern Lights College

Fort St. John

Sep 05 2023May 22 2024

Heavy Mechanical Trades Foundation

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Thompson Rivers University

Williams Lake

Sep 05 2023Apr 26 2024

Heavy Mechanical Foundation

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Van. Island University

Nanaimo

Sep 05 2023Jun 07 2024

Heavy Mechanical Trades

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North Island College

Campbell River

Sep 05 2023May 17 2024

Heavy Mechanical Foundation

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Van. Island University

Nanaimo

Sep 05 2023Jun 07 2024

Heavy Mechanical Trades

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Camosun College

Interurban

Sep 05 2023Jun 07 2024

Heavy Mechanical Trades (Harmonized)

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College of the Rockies

Main Campus

Sep 05 2023May 23 2024

Heavy Mechanical (FDTN)

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Okanagan College

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

Sep 05 2023May 30 2024

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

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Selkirk College

Silver King Campus - Nelson

Sep 05 2023May 23 2024

Heavy Mechanical Group Trades

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Univ. of the Fraser Valley

Trades and Technology Centre (CEP)

Sep 05 2023May 24 2024

Heavy Mechanical Foundation

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Univ. of the Fraser Valley

Trades and Technology Centre (CEP)

Sep 05 2023May 24 2024

Heavy Mechanical Foundation

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VCC

Broadway Campus

Sep 05 2023May 23 2024

Heavy Mechanical Trades Foundation

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VCC

Broadway Campus

Sep 05 2023May 23 2024

Heavy Mechanical Trades Foundation

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Coast Mountain College

Terrace

Sep 11 2023May 31 2024

Heavy Mechanical Trades

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BCIT

Annacis Island

Sep 18 2023Jun 06 2024

Heavy Mechanical Trades Foundation

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Thompson Rivers University

Kamloops

Oct 23 2023Jun 14 2024

Heavy Mechanical Foundation

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College of New Caledonia

Prince George - Main Campus

Oct 30 2023Jul 19 2024

Heavy Mechanical Group Trades

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BCIT

Annacis Island

Oct 30 2023Jul 25 2024

Heavy Mechanical Trades Foundation

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Okanagan College

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

Jan 29 2024Oct 17 2024

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

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Thompson Rivers University

Kamloops

Feb 05 2024Sep 13 2024

Heavy Mechanical Foundation

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VCC

Broadway Campus

Feb 05 2024Oct 09 2024

Heavy Mechanical Trades Foundation

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VCC

Broadway Campus

Feb 05 2024Oct 10 2024

Heavy Mechanical Trades Foundation

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BCIT

Annacis Island

Feb 12 2024Oct 17 2024

Heavy Mechanical Trades Foundation

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BCIT

Annacis Island

Mar 04 2024Nov 07 2024

Heavy Mechanical Trades Foundation

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