British Columbia Institute of Technology

Heavy Duty Equipment Technician

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Program Information

School:British Columbia Institute of Technology
Faculty:School of Transportation
Degree:Not Applicable; Apprenticeship
Field of Study:Heavy Equipment Maintenance Technology/Technician
Description:The Heavy Duty Equipment Technician (HDET) apprenticeship program (formerly Heavy Duty Mechanic) requires time spent on the job and in-school training. A Heavy Duty Equipment Technician trainee must complete a four-year program including workplace and in-school hours of training.

After completion of training, a passing grade on the interprovincial exam will result in the ITA Certificate of Qualification (Heavy Duty Equipment Technician), Certificate of Apprenticeship and the Interprovincial Red Seal Endorsement. Students work on mechanical and electronic components of off-highway equipment. This includes most equipment systems such as fuel, brakes, steering, suspension, tracks, under-carriage, hydraulics, transmission, emission control and exhaust, engines, electrical, cooling and air conditioning.
URL:Heavy Duty Equipment Technician at British Columbia Institute of Technology
Length:840 Hour(s)

Admission Requirements


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    Applicants must be registered apprentices.

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

    Modified on July 29, 2020