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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:
ITA Source: 'Heavy Duty Equipment Technician ' profile.
Heavy Duty Equipment Technicians maintain, manufacture, recondition, overhaul and repair equipment powered by internal combustion engines or electricity. This equipment includes graders, loaders, shovels, tractors, 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 totalling 840 hours. Each level is six 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 6360 hours. Based on a 30-hour work week this involves 212 weeks of training.
For details about the Pan-Canadian Harmonization Initiative and recent changes to the program structure, visit the ITA website OSPN 2017-010 .
Apprenticeship training in this program can lead to a career in:
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