Heavy Duty Equipment Technicians work on industrial and construction vehicles, such as mining trucks and bulldozers; on heavy equipment used in construction, forestry, materials handling, landscaping, and land clearing. Heavy Duty Equipment Technician is a nationally designated trade under the Interprovincial Red Seal program. Heavy Duty Equipment Technicians overhaul, repair and service equipment such as graders, loaders, shovels, tractors, trucks, forklifts, drills, and wheeled and tracked vehicles. Working from manufacturers' specifications, they identify and repair problems in structural, mechanical, or hydraulic systems.
Hours: 120 (Lecture Hours: 58; Shop Teaching Kitchen: 62)
Total Weeks: 4
Eligibility as stated by the Industry Training Authority
- Diagnose and Repair Advanced Hydraulic Systems
- Service, Diagnose and Repair Electric Drive Systems
FRAMES, STEERING, AND SUSPENSION
- Diagnose and Repair Wheeled Equipment Steering
- Diagnose and Repair Track Machine Steering
- Diagnose and Repair Undercarriage
STRUCTURAL COMPONENTS AND ACCESSORIES
- Diagnose and Repair Working Attachments
- Diagnose and Repair Pneumatic Systems
This course follows the prescribed ITA Provincial curriculum for Heavy Duty Equipment Technician Level 4. This document can be found in its most current form at: http://www.itabc.ca/program/heavy-duty-equipment-technician
Grading System: Percentage
Passing Grade: 70%
Percentage of Individual Work: 100
Additional Course Comments:
All Students will sign and adhere to the Trades and Apprenticeship Safety and Attendance Policy.
Textbooks are subject to change. Please contact the bookstore at your local campus for current book lists.