Full-time Certificate 1850ttcert

Overview

Note: This program has been restructured to Heavy Mechanical Trades Foundation and has been relocated to the new Annacis Island Campus. Admissions will be contacting all applicants that are currently on the waitlist.

Heavy duty mechanics maintain, overhaul, recondition, repair and test equipment powered by internal combustion engines or electricity, and without limiting the foregoing, including graders, loaders, shovels, tractors, trucks, forklifts, wheeled and tracked vehicles of all types used in construction, logging, sawmill, manufacturing, mining and other similar industry.

The Program

This 30 week foundation program provides you with the theoretical understanding as well as practical skills needed to become proficient in basic mechanical maintenance and repair of heavy duty machines. You will become familiar with servicing hydraulic systems, air brakes, winches, blades and accessories.

Graduating & Jobs

Job Opportunities

This foundation program prepares you for employment as a heavy duty mechanic in construction, forestry, material handling, as well as landscaping and land clearing companies. Graduates of this program are strongly encouraged to seek formal apprenticeships in the industry.

Graduate employment outcomes

The BCIT student outcomes reports present summary findings from the annual survey of former students administered by BC Stats one to two years after graduation. These reports combine the last three years of available results for the 2013-2015 BCIT Outcomes Surveys of 2012-2014 graduates and for Degree 2010-2012 graduates. The reports are organized into three-page summaries containing information on graduates' labour market experiences and opinions regarding their education. More detailed information can be accessed at the BC Student Outcomes website.

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