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 Heavy Duty Equipment Technician
SchoolBritish Columbia Institute of Technology
LocationBurnaby, BC, Canada
School TypeCollege
School SizeFull-time Undergraduate: 18,147
DegreeNot Applicable
Length840 Hour(s)
Entry Grade (%)*
Prerequisites NotesApplicants must be registered apprentices.
DescriptionThe 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.
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