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 totaling 24 weeks. 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 6000 hours. Based on a 30-hour work week this involves 200 weeks of training.
Apprenticeship training in this program can lead to a career in:
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