The Heavy Duty Equipment Technician (HDET) apprenticeship program (formerly Heavy Duty Mechanic) requires time spent on the job and in-school training. A Heavy Duty Equipment Technician trainee must complete a four-year program including workplace and in-school hours of training as follows:
- Technical Training: 4 levels, 840 hours
Registration in the following levels of training at BCIT:
- Level 1, 2, 3 Heavy Mechanical Trades (HMT)
- Level 4 Heavy Duty Equipment Technician (HDET)
- Work based training: 6,360 hours
After completion of training, a passing grade on the interprovincial exam will result in the SkilledTradesBC Certificate of Qualification (Heavy Duty Equipment Technician), Certificate of Apprenticeship and the Interprovincial Red Seal Endorsement.
Students work on mechanical and electronic components of off-highway equipment. This includes most equipment systems such as fuel, brakes, steering, suspension, tracks, under-carriage, hydraulics, transmission, emission control and exhaust, engines, electrical, cooling and air conditioning.
Please visit the SkilledTradesBC website for more detailed information.
Heavy mechanical trades common core
Heavy Mechanical Trades Apprenticeship (HMT) Levels 1, 2 and 3 are common core for the following programs:
- Heavy Duty Equipment Technician (HDET): Level 1, 2, 3
- Truck and Transport Mechanic (TTM): Level 1, 2, 3
- Diesel Engine Mechanic (DEM): Levels 1, 2
- Transport Trailer Technician (TTT): Level 1
Please visit the Heavy Mechanical Trades Apprenticeship (HMT) page for detailed information on entrance requirements, program costs, registration and more.
If you are registered with SkilledTradesBC, you can apply now to BCIT’s Apprenticeship Studies program.
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