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Heavy Mechanical Trades: Apprenticeship


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Applications are submitted externally through the BCIT website.

  • Training Level
    Apprenticeship
  • Tuition Estimate
    Please see the Fees, Payments and Refunds section of the website for information
  • Book & Supplies Cost Estimates
    Average Cost Range: $45 to $200; Contact: 604.456.8100 for details
  • Credential Granted
    • Apprenticeship
    • ITA Credential
    • ITA Credential
    • ITA Credential
    • ITA Credential
  • Coordinator Contact
    BCIT Apprentice Services: 604-456-8100 or 1-800-667-0676 (Canada & US only). Email apprentice@bcit.ca

Application Deadline Advice

Please refer to the Apprentice Admissions information on the BCIT website.

Training Schedule

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

Contact BCIT for the next opening.

Related Foundation Programs

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:

Diesel Engine Mechanic

ITA Source: 'Diesel Engine Mechanic' profile.


Description

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). 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

Training modules are:

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

Pre-requisites

Recommended

  • Grade 10 or equivalent
  • English 10
  • Math 10
  • Science 10

Preferred

  • Grade 12 or equivalent

Related Occupations

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

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