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Overview

Note: To be eligible for apprenticeship training you must be registered as an apprentice. Go to the BCIT Apprenticeship website for more information.

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 ITA Certificate of Qualification (Heavy Duty Equipment Technician), Certificate of Apprenticeship and the Interprovincial Red Seal Endorsement.

The Program

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 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:

Program Entry

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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BCIT Apprentice Services

For more information on this or other apprenticeship programs, tuition fees and when programs are offered, please contact BCIT Apprentice Services at:

Office Location: Building SW1, First Floor
Burnaby campus
Phone: 604-456-8100
1-800-667-0676 (BC)
Fax: 604-435-1197
On the web: bcit.ca/apprenticeship

BCIT Apprentice Services can assist apprentices with their registration, tuition fee payments, and other details.

Anyone interested in registering as an apprentice can contact the Industry Training Authority (ITA) at 778-328-8700 or 1-866-660-6011 (BC). BCIT's Apprentice Services can also assist individuals interested in entering apprentice training.

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