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Full-time Certificate 1940cert

Overview

The Program

This 36 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 mechanical trades. You will become familiar with servicing hydraulic systems, air brakes, winches, blades and accessories.

Program Entry

Application processing

This is a continual intake program with applications processed throughout the year.

Note: This program does not accept applications from international students. View programs that do

Entrance requirements

Applicants must meet all entrance requirements and will be accepted on a first qualified basis as long as space remains. When available intakes are full, qualified applicants are wait-listed.

Applicants must meet all entrance requirements prior to applying to this program. If you are uncertain or don't meet the requirements we strongly recommend you complete any applicable Trades Pre-entry Tests before applying.

Read more about how to meet BCIT’s entrance requirements

Continuation requirements

Recommended for success

  • High school graduation is recommended by the Industry Training Authority (ITA). Please refer to the ITA website for current apprenticeship prerequisite information.

  • A driver's licence is not required to enter the program. However, it is strongly recommended in order to move vehicles in and out of the shops.

  • Potential students with medical or physical disabilities should contact the Disability Resource Centre to arrange an interview with the institute's rehabilitation specialist at 604-451-6963 (telephone interview is acceptable for out of town applicants).

Trades Discovery
The Trades Discovery General and Trades Discovery for Women are full-time programs designed to prepare participants to successfully enter and complete a Trades Training program.

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Note: This program does not accept applications from international students. View programs that do

BCIT accepts only complete applications. In order to apply:

  • Include proof of meeting all entrance requirements prior to submission
  • Convert all transcripts and supporting documents to PDF files
  • Have a credit card ready to pay the application fee
Apply Online

You can check the status of your application online at any time using the Student Information System.

Scheduled intakes

Multiple start dates each year.

myCommunication

Within two business days of submitting your completed application, BCIT will send a message to your personal and myBCIT e-mail addresses. All correspondence regarding your application will be posted to your online myCommunication account at my.bcit.ca. We'll send you an e-mail when a new message is posted. It's important to watch for these e-mails or regularly check your account online.

You can expect to receive communication concerning the status of your application within four weeks.

Costs & Supplies

Tuition fees

Please see the Fees, Payments and Refunds section of the website for information on full-time tuition fees.

Books and supplies

$905 (general estimated cost, subject to change)

CSA approved safety glasses and footwear required. Footwear must be steel-toed, leather, ankle covering boots.

Students will be required to supply their own coveralls. A supply of coveralls are available through the BCIT Bookstore. Please check the uniform authorization voucher [PDF] to determine the type of coveralls required for your program.

Financial assistance

Financial assistance may be available for this program. For more information, please contact Student Financial Aid and Awards.

Courses

Class hours

0630 - 1430, Monday to Thursday or Tuesday to Friday, depending on the start date.

Program matrix

Required Courses: Credits
  HMTF 1001 Workplace Safety 2.0
  HMTF 1002 Employability Skills 1.5
  HMTF 1003 Tools and Equipment 7.5
  HMTF 1004 Welding 3.5
  HMTF 1005 Operation of Equipment 5.0
  HMTF 1006 Brakes 12.0
  HMTF 1007 Hydraulics 4.5
  HMTF 1008 Electricity 7.5
  HMTF 1009 Suspension and Steering 9.5
  HMTF 1010 Trailer 4.0
  HMTF 1011 Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning 2.0
  HMTF 1012 Engine and Supporting Systems 6.5
  HMTF 1013 Powertrain 6.0
  HMTF 1014 Structural Components and Accessories 0.5
 
Total Credits: 72.0

Transfer credit

Do you have credits from another BC/Yukon post-secondary school? Do you want to know if they transfer to courses here at BCIT? Check out BCIT's Transfer Equivalency Database to find out.

Program Details

Program length

36 weeks, full-time

Grading

The passing grade in each course is 70%. All courses must be passed in order to successfully complete the program.

Program location

Annacis Island Campus
1608 Cliveden Avenue
Delta, British Columbia
V3M 6M2

Continue your education

Students who complete the Heavy Mechanical Trade Foundation program will receive technical training credit for Apprenticeship level 1 and 450 work-based hours credit toward completion of the Heavy Duty Equipment Technician apprenticeship program.

Industry training authority

BCIT transfers to the Industry Training Authority (ITA) the student's name, contact information, Personal Education Number (PEN), and the name and date of the completed ITA Foundation or Entry Level Trades Training (ELTT) program. This information is used for the purposes of tracking successful completions in order to grant credit towards apprenticeship where applicable, and communicating with trainees to promote continuation in an apprenticeship program.

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