Ramp up your career working with big rigs, diesel engines and heavy-duty wheeled equipment. Learn to expertly handle hydraulics, power train components and more as a skilled, apprentice-trained heavy duty mechanic.
In the Heavy Mechanical Trades apprenticeship program you will master all aspects of heavy mechanical and commercial transport equipment. You will also learn electrical and electronics diagnosis and repair such as electrohydraulic controls. You will increase capabilities of diagnosis and handle problems and perform diagnostic tests.
CNC’s program offers you a unique opportunity to earn multiple trade Red Seal Qualifications, in a combined engine, trailer heavy duty and commercial transport program.
The first three levels of Heavy Mechanical Trades covers Heavy Duty, Diesel Engine, and Truck and Transport Mechanic. The fourth year of the program offers specialized training specific to the role of a:
Many apprentices register for both Heavy Duty and Truck and Transport apprenticeships and become dual ticketed. Full work based training hours must be completed for both trades.
CNC programs have varying lengths and start dates to meet your needs, and are offered across multiple campuses where possible. Don’t see the campus you’re looking for? Check back with us soon as this page is updated throughout the school year.
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Once your employer has submitted an Apprentice and Sponsor Registration Form to ITA on your behalf you can apply to attend technical training at CNC. Many of our apprenticeship programs have waitlists so we encourage you to apply early.
ITA doesn’t require Heavy Duty or Commercial Transport apprentices to have completed a required number of work-based-training hours to attend technical training. However, because apprenticeship programs are a unique blend of in-class and on-the-job training we encourage you to work with your employer to decide on a training schedule that best combines these two forms of training.
If you do not meet the entry requirements for apprenticeship technical training, you may be interested in the Heavy Mechanical Trades Foundation Program.
Level 4 Heavy Duty Equipment Mechanic
Level 4 Truck & Transport Mechanic
These costs are an estimate and do not include books. Student fees vary by campus.
Books for this program can be purchased from the bookstore.
We're here to help. You can apply for scholarships and bursaries through CNC. We can also help you find loans and other funding. Visit Financial aid to find out how.
Work BC offers financial support to apprenticeship students.
Service Canada offers a variety of financial supports for apprentices and their employers including tax credits, grants, and EI while attending technical training.
Apprentices may qualify for interest free loans of up to $4,000 per level of technical training through the Canada Apprentice Loanprogram.
Graduates working in this field are making $66K — $95K per year.
Looking for a job? Check the student employment opportunities or trades training job board.
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