Heavy Duty Equipment Mechanic

Learn to adjust, service and repair a variety of heavy mobile equipment.

This is an entry-level program that develops the basic knowledge and skills you need to perform routine maintenance and repairs to vehicle systems and components. The program prepares you to adjust, service and repair a variety of heavy mobile equipment, usually diesel powered, used in construction, agriculture or highway transportation. The work will involve basic servicing to engines and related equipment, and performing repairs. This will include transmission servicing, hydraulic/air brakes, and basic electrical in heavy duty application.

Emphasis during training will be on practical projects. Most of your training will take place at the College in the diesel mechanics workshop, a work environment designed to provide the practical experience you will need to find a job. You will spend approximately 60% of your training hours doing practical work on engines, standard transmissions, automatic transmissions, basic electric, basic brake systems and servicing of equipment.

A number of related trade courses such as arc and gas welding, mathematics, science and communications are included in the program. Theory grades are determined by examinations in each course, while practical evaluations are determined from each instructor’s practical assignments.

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