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Diesel Engine Mechanic: Apprenticeship

  • Training Level
  • Tuition Estimate
    $825 per level (total 2 levels)
  • Book & Supplies Cost Estimates
    $350 per level
  • Credential Granted
    • Apprenticeship
    • Diesel Engine Mechanic- Certificate of Qualification
  • Coordinator Contact
    Contact institution.

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Training Schedule

Training schedule details provided by the BC Trades Training Consortium (TTC).

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Related Foundation Programs

Not ready for an apprenticeship program? This Foundation (Pre-apprenticeship) program may be of interest:

Apprenticeship Training

This program satisfies the training standard set by the BC Industry Training Authority (ITA) for:

Diesel Engine Mechanic

For updated details regarding Diesel Engine Mechanic, please review the ITA Accredited program profiles.

ITA Registration

Individuals who wish to begin an apprenticeship in this program must register with the ITA along with their sponsors. Application forms for all programs are available from the ITA website. Online registration is also available for most programs though the ITA website.


Diesel Engine Mechanics install, repair and maintain all internal combustion diesel engines and components used in transport, construction and marine.

The program combines technical and work-based training. It generally takes two years to complete.

The technical training is offered in two levels. Level One is 10 weeks (300 hours). Level Two is 8 weeks (240 hours). Students who complete a Heavy Mechanical Foundation program and complete a Certificate of Competency may earn credit for Level one and enter directly into Level 2 of this trade. This block of training is normally delivered through an ITA approved training institution. Sometimes it may also be met through approved training models (distance education, online, part-time) and/or a level challenge exam. 

The work-based training totals 3000 hours. Based on a 30-hour work week this involves 100 weeks of training.

Training Content
  • Occupational Skills
  • Brakes
  • Hydraulics
  • Electrical
  • Frames, Steering and Suspension
  • Trailer
  • Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning
  • Engines and Supporting Systems
  • Structural Components and Accessories


(Please refer to the BC Curriculum Comparison Chart for course equivalents)

Grade 10 or equivalent, including:
  • English 10
  • Math 10
  • Science 10


  • Grade 12 or equivalent
Advisor Tips
The ITA Certificate of Qualification Exam is another rrequirement for each level. The passing grade is 70%.
Cross-Program Credits

Individuals who hold the credentials listed below are entitled to receive partial credit toward the completion requirements of this program.

Credits Granted

Heavy Duty Equipment Technician- Certificate of Qualification

  • Technical Training: Levels 1 & 2
  • Work-Based Training: 1,500 hours

Truck and Transport Mechanic- Certificate of Qualification

  • Technical Training: Levels 1 & 2
  • Work-Based Training: 1,500 hours

Transport Trailer Technician- Certificate of Qualification

  • Technical Training: Level 1
  • Work-Based Training: 750 hours
Related Occupations

Apprenticeship training in this program can lead to a career in:

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