As a Peterbilt Technician Institute (PTI) student, you’ll receive advanced training on the company’s products and technologies, including Peterbilt’s legendary trucks and the PACCAR MX-13 engine.

Peterbilt technicians share the reputation of being some of the best and this program can help you develop the skills valued by Peterbilt’s 300-plus dealerships across North America.

The 12-week program will help you develop the manufacturer-specific skills valued by Peterbilt’s more than 300 dealerships across North America.

Next Start Dates

Dates: Sept. 16 – Dec. 6, 2019 and June 8 – Aug. 28, 2020
Location: Red River College’s Notre Dame Campus (Winnipeg)


To be accepted, each student must have a high GPA, stellar attendance and a clean motor vehicle record plus pass an entrance exam and interview. Graduates may need to relocate but pay no additional tuition to gain skills that set them apart in their field.

Why Choose a Career with Peterbilt?

Reputation: Peterbilt has reigned as one of North America’s premium truck manufacturers since 1939, and is known for innovative products and technologies.

Opportunity: Peterbilt hires trained and qualified technicians at the company’s dealerships across North America.

Demand: The Peterbilt Technician Institute was developed specifically to prepare the next generation of Peterbilt technicians.

Advancement: As a graduate, you’ll hold 12 Peterbilt certifications, and could be well on your way to opportunities for advancement as your career progresses.


Earn 12 valuable Peterbilt certifications preparing you to diagnose, repair and maintain Peterbilt vehicles and products. Graduates will be prepared to be Peterbilt’s next generation of technicians and could be well on their way to advance their career with a premium American truck brand.

Peterbilt Program Certifications

  • Course 205: Hands-On Electrical Troubleshooting
  • Course 205A: Troubleshooting Relay Circuits
  • Course 208: Suspensions
  • Course 261A: Model 579 Service Training
  • Course 262: Model 579 Electrical
  • ENGS-201: PACCAR MX Engine Service Technician System Operation
  • ENGS-203: PACCAR MX Engine Service Technician System Diagnostics
  • FUND-006: Peterbilt Service Boot Camp
  • FUND-007: Peterbilt Electrical Fundamentals
  • HVAC-100: Introduction to Peterbilt HVAC Systems
  • HVAC-101: EPA Section 609 Certification
  • SUPS-201: Diagnosing Noise, Vibration, and Harshness (NVH)

Course Objectives

Introduction to Peterbilt

Receive PACCAR orientation and truck fundamentals, and complete training on specialized tooling and software, including DAVIE, Eportal, Engine Rapido, ESA, ServiceNet and Web ECAT. Learn essential vehicle operations, including starting and moving the vehicle. Study CDL requirements, vehicle safety and PDI, DOT inspections, and maintenance services such as Peterbilt scheduled maintenance intervals on both chassis and engine.

Electrical Systems and Testing

Get an electrical overview, including fundamentals, battery and starting/charging system testing, DMM, voltage drops, resistance, wiring diagrams, relay circuits, motors and components. Learn about the Peterbilt Conventional electrical system, including circuit index, electrical load centers, harness routing, cab/sleeper harnesses, wiring diagrams, NAMUX systems, ESA (Electronic Service Analyst) and instrumentation, electrical troubleshooting, and practical applications on Peterbilt truck products.

Career Preparation, HVAC, Chassis and Brakes

Learn about the different types of careers in the Peterbilt Service Department. Review HVAC fundamentals, and heating and air conditioning, including new A/C changes, system evacuation and charging, service procedures, troubleshooting and preventative maintenance. Chassis training includes tires/wheels, alignment, frames, springs and shocks, troubleshooting and preventative maintenance. Study air brake system operation and components, foundation brake components, ABS and stability control, troubleshooting, and preventative maintenance.

MX Engine and Warranty

Subjects include PACCAR MX-13 engine introduction, Engine Rapido, lubrication and cooling, intake, exhaust, turbochargers, engine braking assembly, fuel system, exhaust emissions and aftertreatment, DAVIE diagnostic troubleshooting software, 18 online course, engine warranty training and MX Certification test.

Contact Information

To apply for this program, or if you require more information, contact:

Randy Zyzniewski, Instructor
Email: pti-info@rrc.ca
Phone: 204.697.5923

Note: RRC cannot guarantee employment or salary.