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Fall 2021 delivery mode: blended

  • This program will be delivered for the fall semester as a combination of online and on-campus learning. While some of your coursework will take place online, there will also be in-person sessions.
  • Faculty will notify students of when their attendance on campus will be required.
  • We have put measures in place for your safety and well-being, ensuring that all safety protocols are addressed. Please see the BCIT COVID-19 page for details on the mandatory procedures that have been implemented.

Your education is our priority and we will continue to deliver the applied instruction, collaborative experience, and industry connections that you expect from BCIT.

The Truck and Transport Mechanic (TTM) apprenticeship program (formerly Commercial Transport) requires time spent on the job and in-school training. A Truck and Transport Mechanic 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 Truck and Transport Mechanic (TTM)
  • Work based training: 6,360 hours

After completion of training, a passing grade on the interprovincial exam will result in the ITA Certificate of Qualification (Truck and Transport Mechanic), Certificate of Apprenticeship and the Interprovincial Red Seal Endorsement.

The program

Students work on mechanical and electronic components of vehicles. This includes most vehicle systems such as fuel, brake, steering and suspension systems, transmission, emission control and exhaust systems, engines, and electrical, cooling and air conditioning and refrigeration.
Please visit the Industry Training Authority (ITA) 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:

Entrance Requirements

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 the Industry Training Authority, you can apply now to BCIT’s Apprenticeship Studies program.

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