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Heavy Duty Equipment Technician - Year 4 - Apprenticeship (2017/18)

Total Cost (tuition & fees)$430.16
Tuition: $390.96
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Additional Fees
Application Fee:30.00
Student Association Fee:9.20
Total Fees:$39.20

*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 6 week program covers the required technical training for Year 4 of the Heavy Duty Mechanics Apprenticeship Program.

This program will cover the rebuilding of diesel engines, servicing and repair of engine support systems, engine brakes and retarders, spark ignition engine fuel supply systems, diesel engine fuel supply systems, the use of electrical test equipment in order to test and repair electrical circuits and the servicing and testing of batteries.

Successful completion of this program is a prerequisite for the completion of the Heavy Duty Mechanic Apprenticeship and to qualify to write the Heavy Duty Mechanics Inter-Provincial Exam.


Admission Requirements

  • Level 4 students must be a Heavy Duty Equipment Technician apprentice who has successfully completed Year 3 technical training and completed the pre-requisite number of hours of work experience, 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 repair power train components: clutches, drive lines, standard transmissions, torque converters and power shift transmissions;
  • service and repair hydraulic retarders; and
  • service, repair and test air conditioning systems.

Technical Training Content:

  • HDAP 410 Work Practices and Procedures
  • HDAP 420 Alternate Brake Systems
  • HDAP 430 Power Train Components
  • HDAP 440 Air Conditioning Systems

Essential Skills Developed in this Program:

Computer Skills

  • Understand file management: save, store and retrieve documents
  • Use email to send and read messages, attach documents
  • Access COTR's online learning resources

Skills for Busy Students

  • Develop problem-solving and memory skills
  • Practice strategies to reduce stress level and deal with anxiety
  • Practice strategies to succeed at exams and tests
  • Use support systems and College resources

Writing Skills

  • Apply pre-writing strategies and develop a draft

Research Skills

  • Use the internet to locate information and evaluate information

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