Transport Trailer Technician Apprentice

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

Program Description

Program Description

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

Funding/financial support resources:
Apprenticeship Incentive Grant
Financial Supports
(information about Employment Insurance benefits or personal support payments for apprentices)

Service Canada, apprenticeship program office
4279 Canada Way (at Gilmore)
Burnaby, B.C.
Phone: 1.800.206.7218
Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

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

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.

Course Schedule

Fees and Other costs

Application Fee No Fee
Tuition 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
Other Costs
$35 - Campus Resource Fee – Level 1 $25 - Campus Resource Fee - Level 4
$91 - Material Fee – Level 1 $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
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

(HMAP 1002) Heavy Mechanical Trades Apprentice 1
course schedule schedule
12.0 credits  course outline
(TTMP 4002) Transport Tech Trades Apprentice 4
course schedule schedule
5.0 credits course outline