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Heavy Duty Equipment Technician - Year 1 - Apprenticeship (2017/18)

Total Cost (tuition & fees)$1,074.80
Tuition: $977.40
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Additional Fees
Application Fee:30.00
Student Association Fee:23.00
Bus Pass Fee:44.40
Total Fees:$97.40

*These prices are for domestic students and may not be 100% accurate. However, these estimates will give you an adequate idea of tuition and fees for our programs. These prices do not include textbook costs. All prices are subject to change.

Program Overview

This comprehensive 10 week program covers the required technical training for Year 1 of the Heavy Duty Equipment Technician Apprenticeship Program.

This program covers the servicing and testing of hydraulic systems and components, hydraulic steering systems and components, air brakes and ABS systems and components, hydraulic brakes and ABS systems and components, alternate braking systems and components and air operated controls.

Successful completion of this program is a prerequisite for Heavy Duty Equipment Technician Apprenticeship Year 2 training.


Admission Requirements

  • Level 1 students must be a Heavy Duty Equipment Technician apprentice who has successfully completed a Heavy Duty Equipment Technician Foundation program or has successfully challenged the Heavy Duty Module 1 Exam, OR
  • Journeyperson Heavy Duty Mechanic (for skills upgrading)

Flexible Assessment (FA): Yes (Credit can be awarded for this program through FA)

Prior Learning Credit: Student may apply for prior learning credit with the ITA (Industry Training Authority), please visit www.itabc.ca

Apply: Apprenticeship application form


Start Dates:

Visit our Trades Training Schedule for program start dates


Program Competencies:

Upon the successful completion of this program, students should be able to:

  • service and test hydraulic systems and components;
  • service and test hydraulic steering systems and components;
  • service and test hydraulic brakes and ABS systems and components;
  • service and test air brake and ABS systems and components;
  • service and test alternate braking systems and components; and
  • service and test air operated controls.

Technical Training Content:

HDAP 111 Occupational Skills

  • Use Safe Work Practices
  • Use Hand Tools, Power Tools, and Shop Equipment
  • Use Fasteners and Fittings
  • Lift and Support Loads
  • Operate Equipment
  • Use Shop resources and Record Keeping Practices
  • Service Winch Wire Rope
  • Identify Lubricants
  • Service Bearings and Seals
  • Use Electronic Media
  • Use Cutting and Welding Equipment
  • Describe Diagnostic Procedures

HDAP 112 Brakes

  • Service and Repair Hydraulic Brakes
  • Service and Repair Hydraulic Power Brakes
  • Service and Repair Air Brakes

HDAP 113 Hydraulics

  • Describe Hydraulic Systems
  • Service Hydraulic Components

HDAP 114 Electrical

  • Describe Electricity
  • Use Electrical Testing Instruments
  • Service and Diagnose Batteries
  • Service Charging Systems
  • Service Starting Systems
  • Service Electrical Circuits

HDAP 115 Frames, Steering and Suspension

  • Service and Diagnose Tires, Wheels, and Hubs
  • Service Steering Systems
  • Service, Diagnose and Repair Suspension Systems
  • Diagnose and Repair Frames

HDAP 116 Trailer

  • Service Landing Gear and Trailer Accessories
  • Service and Repair Coupling Systems
  • Service, Diagnose and Repair Trailer Body Components
  • Service, Diagnose and Repair Heating and Refrigeration Systems

HDAP 117 Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning

  • Describe Heating and Air Conditioning Fundamentals
  • Diagnose and Repair Heating and Air Conditioning Systems

HDAP 118 Structural Components and Accessories

  • Identify Protective Structures
  • Service Cab Structures

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