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 SkilledTradesBC 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.

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Thompson Rivers University

Kamloops

Jul 29 2024Mar 21 2025

Heavy Mechanical Foundation

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Okanagan College

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

Aug 06 2024May 01 2025

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

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BCIT

Annacis Island

Aug 12 2024May 01 2025

Heavy Mechanical Trades Foundation

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College of New Caledonia

Prince George - Main Campus

Sep 03 2024May 23 2025

Heavy Mechanical Group Trades

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Northern Lights College

Fort St. John

Sep 03 2024May 23 2025

Heavy Mechanical Trades Foundation

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Thompson Rivers University

Williams Lake

Sep 03 2024Apr 25 2025

Heavy Mechanical Foundation

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Camosun College

Interurban

Sep 03 2024Jun 13 2025

Heavy Mechanical Trades (Harmonized)

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Van. Island University

Nanaimo

Sep 03 2024Jun 06 2025

Heavy Mechanical Trades

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Van. Island University

Nanaimo

Sep 03 2024Jun 06 2025

Heavy Mechanical Trades

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North Island College

Campbell River

Sep 03 2024May 16 2025

Heavy Mechanical Foundation

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College of the Rockies

Main Campus

Sep 03 2024May 29 2025

Heavy Mechanical (FDTN)

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Okanagan College

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

Sep 03 2024Jun 05 2025

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

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Selkirk College

Silver King Campus - Nelson

Sep 03 2024May 22 2025

Heavy Mechanical Group Trades

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Univ. of the Fraser Valley

Trades and Technology Centre (CEP)

Sep 03 2024May 23 2025

Heavy Mechanical Foundation

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Univ. of the Fraser Valley

Trades and Technology Centre (CEP)

Sep 03 2024May 23 2025

Heavy Mechanical Foundation

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VCC

Broadway Campus

Sep 03 2024May 21 2025

Heavy Mechanical Trades Foundation

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Coast Mountain College

Terrace

Sep 09 2024May 30 2025

Heavy Mechanical Trades

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BCIT

Annacis Island

Sep 23 2024Jun 12 2025

Heavy Mechanical Trades Foundation

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BCIT

Annacis Island

Oct 07 2024Jun 26 2025

Heavy Mechanical Trades Foundation

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Thompson Rivers University

Kamloops

Oct 21 2024Jun 13 2025

Heavy Mechanical Foundation

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College of New Caledonia

Prince George - Main Campus

Oct 28 2024Jul 18 2025

Heavy Mechanical Group Trades

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BCIT

Annacis Island

Oct 28 2024Jul 17 2025

Heavy Mechanical Trades Foundation

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VCC

Broadway Campus

Nov 13 2024Jul 30 2025

Heavy Mechanical Trades Foundation

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BCIT

Annacis Island

Jan 06 2025Sep 11 2025

Heavy Mechanical Trades Foundation

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Okanagan College

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

Jan 27 2025Oct 16 2025

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

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Thompson Rivers University

Kamloops

Feb 03 2025Sep 12 2025

Heavy Mechanical Foundation

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VCC

Broadway Campus

Feb 03 2025Oct 08 2025

Heavy Mechanical Trades Foundation

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North Island College

Campbell River

Feb 04 2025Oct 10 2025

Heavy Mechanical Foundation

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BCIT

Annacis Island

Feb 10 2025Oct 16 2025

Heavy Mechanical Trades Foundation