Important information for apprentices
Transport Trailer Technicians inspect, diagnose, maintain and repair transport trailers connected to or moved by a power unit. Trailers include flat decks, dry freight vans, refrigerated vans, tankers, converters, boosters, jeeps, pole trailers, steering dollies, dump trailers and any other commercial pull-type units. Transport Trailer Technicians inspect, service and repair parts and components of systems such as suspension and brake systems, mechanicaland electrical components, flooring, hydraulic systems, axles, wheel assemblies and coupling units. Mechanics may specialize in sheet metal work, frame repair or replacement, and heating and refrigeration unit repairs.
Transport Trailer Technician Apprentice's are required to take Heavy Mechanic Apprenticeship Level 1 and Transport Tech Trades Apprenticeship Level 4
|Start||Length||Credentials||Campus||Part- or Full-time|
|Level 1 - May, Oct
Level 4 - Jan, June
|4 to 7 weeks per level||VCC Transcript||Annacis Island||Full-time|
Level 1 Heavy Mechanic Apprenticeship introduces apprentices to the safe servicing of a variety of heavy mechanical systems, including brake, hydraulic, electrical, frames, steering, suspension, trailer, and heating ventilation and air conditioning systems, as well as structural components and accessories. In the classroom and shop, they develop their ability to apply theoretical knowledge and occupational skills to all heavy mechanical work situations
Level 4 Transport Tech Trades introduces apprentices to the safe servicing of a variety of heavy mechanical systems including: advanced brake systems, advanced hydraulic systems, hybrid systems, hydraulic assisted steering systems, vehicle alignment and advanced cab and body structures. In the classroom and shop, they develop their ability to apply theoretical knowledge and occupational skills to all heavy mechanical work situations.
For additional information about the program, call 604.871.7041 or email email@example.com.
Service Canada, apprenticeship program office
4279 Canada Way (at Gilmore)
Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
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
|Student Union Fee||$55 per level|
|College Initiative Fee||$25 level 1, $18 level 4|
|U-Pass Fee||$41 per month|
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