Truck and Transport Mechanics diagnose, repair and service highway buses and trucks. They work for commercial transport vehicle dealers, garages and service stations. A Truck and Transport Mechanic is designated under the Interprovincial Red Seal program. These mechanics work on the mechanical, electrical and electronic components of vehicles. This includes the fuel, brake, steering and suspension, transmission, emission control and exhaust, and cooling and climate control systems. Some mechanics specialize in one or more of these systems. Many commercial mechanics - particularly those in fleet maintenance and emergency repair - will work outside in all types of conditions. Other work is carried out in shops. Truck and Transport Mechanics are required to use computerized diagnostic equipment to do preventive maintenance and test vehicle performance. They also work on mechanical and electronic components and do scheduled maintenance, such as oil changes and tune-ups.
Hours: 120 (Lecture Hours: 58; Shop Teaching Kitchen: 62)
Total Weeks: 4
Eligibility as stated by the Industry Training Authority
- Diagnose and Repair Advanced Brake Systems
- Diagnose and Repair Advanced Hydraulics
- Service, Diagnose and Repair Hybrid Systems
FRAMES, STEERING AND SUSPENSIONS
- Diagnose and Repair Truck Hydraulic Assisted Steering Systems
- Align Vehicle
STRUCTURAL COMPONENTS AND ACCESSORIES
- Repair Advanced Cab and Body Structures
This course follows the prescribed ITA Provincial curriculum for Truck and Transport Mechanic Level 4. This document can be found in its most current form at: http://www.itabc.ca/program/truck-and-transport-mechanic
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.