Heavy Duty Equipment Technician Apprentice

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Important information for apprentices

  • VCC welcomes apprentice training requests from Canadian citizens and permanent residents only.
  • Students must be registered with the Industry Training Authority (ITA) as an Apprentice and have received an ITA Identification number.

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

Program Description

Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements


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.

Program Specific

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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
Tuition 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
Other Costs
$35 - Campus Resource Fee - Level 1
$28 - Campus Resource Fee - Level 2
$21 - Campus Resource Fee – Level 3
$25 - Campus Resource Fee - Level 4
$91 - Material Fee – Level 1
$73 - Material Fee – Level 2
$54 - Material Fee – Level 3
$64 - Material Fee – Level 4
Apprentice Classes are a first pay, first seat registration (where seats are available). If you are already a VCC Apprentice, you are able register directly into your next level through myvcc.ca.
A $200.00 non refundable deposit is required if you are registering before two months of the start of your class. You will be invoiced with the balance and a due date for payment. Full fees are due if you are registering within two months of the start of class.
If you do not meet the requirements outlined by the ITA for the level you are registering in before one month of the start of class, you will be dropped from the course. It is your responsibility to ensure your ITA transcript is up to date with the Industry Training Authority. .

For book lists and prices, check Bookstore.

Fees are approximate and subject to change without notice. Students are responsible for any increase in fees if advanced payments are made. The application fee is non-refundable. Fees are refunded according to the refund policy. For further clarification, see withdrawals and refunds information page.

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Program Highlights

Program Highlights


Course Schedule

Courses Schedule


Term 1

(HDEP 4002) Heavy Duty Equipment Apprentice Level 4
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7.0 credits course outline
(HMAP 1002) Heavy Mechanical Trades Apprentice 1
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12.0 credits  course outline
(HMAP 2002) Heavy Mechanical Trades Apprentice 2
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10.0 credits
(HMAP 3002) Heavy Mechanical Trades Apprentice 3
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7.0 credits