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Heavy Mechanical Trades Apprenticeship Apprenticeship


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  • Location

    Annacis Island Campus
    1608 Cliveden Avenue
    Delta, BC
    V3M 6M2

  • Length

    The total number of levels of technical training and amount of in-school training hours for Heavy Mechanical Trades Apprenticeship varies by apprentice program. See the specific apprentice programs for their training requirements:

    Regardless of the program, each level of technical training has the following durations:

    • Level 1 - 10 weeks
    • Level 2 - 8 weeks*
    • Level 3 - 6 weeks
    • Level 4 - 4 weeks

    *Transport Trailer Technician (TTT) Level 2 is 4 weeks.

    During your time at BCIT, 50% of the time will be spent in a classroom environment and 50% will be spent working on equipment in our shops.

  • Tuition Estimate

    Please see the Fees, Payments and Refunds section of the website for information on full-time tuition fees.

  • Book & Supplies Cost Estimates

    CSA approved safety glasses and footwear required. Footwear must be steel-toed, leather, ankle covering boots.

    Students will be required to supply their own coveralls. A supply of coveralls are available through the BCIT Bookstore. Please check the uniform authorization voucher [PDF] to determine the type of coveralls required for your program.

    There is an approved book list for the Heavy Duty mechanic apprenticeship. These books are available at the BCIT Bookstore on the Burnaby campus.

    The Heavy Mechanical Trades Apprenticeship program includes home study that apprentices are required to complete during each level of their technical training. The home study material is available at the BCIT Bookstore and should be bought by the apprentice prior to each level of technical training.

  • Credential Granted
    Apprenticeship

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Note: To be eligible for apprenticeship training you must be registered as an apprentice. Go to the BCIT Apprenticeship website for more information.

Entrance requirements

Students must be registered as an apprentice with the Industry Training Authority (ITA) to attend apprentice technical training.

Heavy Mechanical Trades placement:

Effective Fall 2017, the Commercial Transport and Heavy Duty Mechanic streams of apprenticeship have been changed to common core Heavy Mechanical Trades training for Levels 1 to 3 with trade specific training for Level 4.

There are three ways that an apprentice may be granted credit for completion of Module One for Heavy Mechanical Trades:

  1. Attend an entry level technical course from the Heavy Mechanical Trade Foundation.
  2. Successfully pass the Module One Level Exam through the ITA.
  3. Your employer may complete an exemption request form and return it to the Industry Training Authority.

Foundation technical training:

  • Heavy Mechanical Trades Foundation:
    Graduates may begin apprenticeship training at Level 2 of Heavy Mechanical Trades.

  • Heavy Duty Mechanic or Diesel Engine Foundation:
    Graduates will start apprenticeship training at Level 1 of Heavy Mechanical Trades.

Apply to program

If you are registered with the Industry Training Authority, you can apply now to BCIT's Apprenticeship Studies program.

Read more about BCIT's apprenticeship programs

Scheduled intakes

Multiple start dates each year.

Please refer to the Apprenticeship Training Schedule for availability of upcoming intakes.

myCommunication

Within two weeks of submitting your training request, a letter will be mailed to your home address. This letter provides instruction on how to sign on to myBCIT, your one stop shop for BCIT apprentice communication. myBCIT is where you will receive your training confirmation details.

Please see myCommunication for more information.

General Admission Requirements (All Students)

The English-Language Proficiency required for study at BCIT is detailed here.

BC Secondary School (or equivalent)

You will need to meet the specific admission requirements of your intended program. Most programs require Grade 12 graduation with specific Grade 11 and 12 courses. Some programs also have non-academic requirements such as submitting a resume or participating in an interview.

For more details on BCIT's Admission and Registration requirements check here.

Application priority is given to BC residents who are Canadian citizens and landed immigrants who have lived in BC for the 12 months immediately before enrolment. Second priority is given to out-of-province citizens and landed immigrants. Third priority is given to applicants who are neither Canadian citizens nor landed immigrants.

Out-of-Province

You will need to meet the specific admission requirements of your intended program. Most programs require Grade 12 graduation with specific Grade 11 and 12 courses. Some programs also have non-academic requirements such as submitting a resume or participating in an interview.

For more details on BCIT's Admission and Registration requirements check here.

Application priority is given to BC residents who are Canadian citizens and landed immigrants who have lived in BC for the 12 months immediately before enrolment. Second priority is given to out-of-province citizens and landed immigrants. Third priority is given to applicants who are neither Canadian citizens nor landed immigrants.

BC Transfer Student

For details on transfer credit at BCIT check here.

 

Out-of-Province Transfer Student

For details on transfer credit at BCIT check here.

 

Mature Student

If you have not graduated from secondary school you can still be admitted to BCIT based on your relevant experience.

To gain Mature student status, you must also meet BCIT's English-language requirements as well as any prerequisites for your desired program.

There is helpful information for Mature students in the Frequently Asked Questions section of BCIT's Admission & Registration webpage.

International Student

For details on applying to BCIT as an International Student check here.

Other Student (including Special Consideration)

The Technology Entry Program is for students who want to improve their skills in core areas such as communications, Math, Chemistry or Physics to meet the prerequisites of their intended BCIT Technology Program.

 

How to Apply

For information on applying to BCIT's programs check here.

Training in a program like this one can lead to different careers. Related occupations are presented to show potential career options, not definite outcomes.

Follow the links to learn more about these careers on WorkBC's career profiles.