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Important information for apprentices
Heavy Duty Equipment Technician maintains, manufactures, overhauls,reconditions and repairs equipment powered by internal combustion engines or electricity and without limiting the foregoing, including graders, loaders, shovels, tractors, trucks, fork lifts, wheeled and tracked vehicles of all types used in construction, logging, sawmill, manufacturing, mining and other similar industry.
For more information please see ITA Heavy Duty Equipment Technician.
|Start||Length||Credentials||Campus||Part- or Full-time|
|Level 1 - May, Oct
Level 2 - Jan, Mar, May, Jul, Oct
Level 3 - Feb, Apr, Jul, Sep, Nov
Level 4 - Mar, Aug, Oct
|4 to 7 weeks per level||VCC Transcript||Annacis Island||Full-time|
This program welcomes applications from Canadian citizens and permanent residents. Program options for international students can be found at VCC International.
As Vancouver Community College is a post-secondary institution committed to educating adult learners, applicants should be 16 years of age or older or a graduate of a secondary school.
Please note that you must submit official transcripts and educational documents to support your application; unfortunately, we cannot accept photocopies or fax versions.
Missing prerequisites? VCC offers courses in Adult Upgrading and English as an Additional Language to help you meet your goals.
Students must be registered with the Industry Training Authority (ITA) as an Apprentice and have received an ITA Identification number.
To determine whether you qualify for apprenticeship training consult the Industry Training Authority.
New apprentices who have successfully completed an ITA approved training program can apply to the Industry Training Centre for credit towards the work-based and technical training requirements of their apprenticeship. Often, successful completion of a trades program or pre-apprentice program significantly reduces the work-based and/or training hours required for the trade.
Fees and Other costs
|Application Fee||No Fee|
Level 1 - $876
Level 2 - $701
Level 3 - $526
|Student Union Fee||$55 per level|
|College Initiative Fee||$25 Level 1, $20 level 2, $15 level, $18 level 4|
|U-Pass Fee||$41 - per month|
For book lists and prices, check Bookstore.
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As well, if you meet any of the following criteria, please follow the links for more information:
(HDEP 4002) Heavy Duty Equipment Apprentice Level 4
|7.0 credits||course outline|
(HMAP 1002) Heavy Mechanical Trades Apprentice 1
|12.0 credits||course outline|
(HMAP 2002) Heavy Mechanical Trades Apprentice 2
(HMAP 3002) Heavy Mechanical Trades Apprentice 3