Applications are submitted externally through the NLC website.
Training schedule details provided by the BC Trades Training Consortium (TTC).
Contact NLC for the next opening.
Not ready for an apprenticeship program? This Foundation (Pre-apprenticeship) program may be of interest:
This program satisfies the training standard set by the BC Industry Training Authority (ITA) for:
For updated details regarding Heavy Duty Equipment Technician , please review the ITA Accredited program profiles.
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.
Heavy Duty Equipment Technicians maintain, manufacture, recondition, overhaul and repair equipment powered by internal combustion engines or electricity. This equipment includes graders, loaders, shovels, off-highway tractors, off-highway trucks, forklifts, wheeled and tracked vehicles of all types used in construction, logging, sawmill, manufacturing, mining and other similar industry settings.
The program combines technical and work-based training. It generally takes four years to complete.
The technical training is made up of four levels totaling 840 hours. Level One is 300 hours, Level Two is 240 hours, Level three is 180 hours, Level 4 is 120 hours. 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, part-time) and/or a level challenge exam.
The work-based training totals 6360 hours. Based on a 30-hour work week this involves 212 weeks of training.
For details about the Pan-Canadian Harmonization Initiative and previous changes to the program structure, visit the ITA website OSPN 2017-010 .
(Please refer to the BC Curriculum Comparison Chart for course equivalents)
Individuals who hold the credentials listed below are entitled to receive partial credit toward the completion requirements of this program.
Truck & Transport Mechanic- Certificate of Qualification
Diesel Engine Mechanic Certificate- Certificate of Qualification
Transport Trailer Technician- Certificate of Qualification
Apprenticeship training in this program can lead to a career in:
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