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Diesel Engine Mechanic: Apprenticeship

  • Training Level
  • Credential Granted
    • Apprenticeship
    • ITA Credential
  • Coordinator Contact
    Contact Dennis Johnson 250.371.5656,

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Training Schedule

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

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

Diesel Engine Mechanic

ITA Source: 'Diesel Engine Mechanic' profile.


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. Level Two is 8 weeks. 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 6390 hours. Based on a 30-hour work week this involves 213 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



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


  • Grade 12 or equivalent

Related Occupations

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

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