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Truck and Transport Mechanic: Apprenticeship


  • Training Level
    Apprenticeship
  • Tuition Estimate
    Level 1 ($900); call 604.871.7041 or email apprentice@vcc.ca for more details
  • Credential Granted
    • Apprenticeship
    • ITA Credential
  • Coordinator Contact
    Contact 604.871.7041 or email apprentice@vcc.ca

Application Deadline Advice

Applications should be submitted as early as possible. Qualified applicants are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

Red Seal

This is a Red Seal trade. Learn more about trade mobility within Canada at Interprovincial Standards Red Seal Program

Training Schedule

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

Contact VCC for the next opening.

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

Truck and Transport Mechanic

ITA Source: 'Truck and Transport Mechanic ' profile.


Description

Truck and transport mechanics diagnose, repair and service highway buses and trucks.

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 28 weeks (840 hours). Level One is 10 weeks (300hours). Level Two is 8 weeks (240 hours). Level Three is 6 weeks (180 hours). Level Four is 4 weeks (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 recent changes to the program structure, visit the ITA website OPSN 2017 010 .

Training Content

Training modules are:
  • Use Safe Work Practices
  • Prepare for Employment
  • Apply Math
  • Solve Problems Involving Powers and Robots
  • Apply Work Practices and Procedures
  • Use Oxy-fuel/Shielded Metal Arc Welding Equipment
  • Service Frames, Chassis and Steering
  • Service Wheels, Hubs and Brakes
  • Service Drivetrains
  • Service Engine and Support Systems
  • Service Electrical and Electronic Systems
  • Service Charging Systems
  • Service Fuel Systems
  • Service Common Rail, High Pressure, Electronic Injection, Diesel Fuel Systems

Pre-requisites

Recommended

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

Preferred

  • Grade 12 or equivalent

Red Seal Endorsement

The Red Seal endorsement allows qualified tradespeople to practice their trade anywhere in the country.  To receive this endorsement you must pass a Red Seal exam. Depending on your trade there is anywhere from 100 to 150 multiple choice questions on the exam. The passing grade is 70%.

There are currently 56 designated Red Seal trades in Canada.

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