HMTA 100 - Heavy Mechanical Trades Level 1

There are 4 paths included within this course. They are described in the following manner:
Truck and Transport Mechanics diagnose, repair and service highway buses and trucks. They work for commercial transport vehicle dealers, garages and service stations. A Commercial Transport Vehicle Mechanic is designated as a Truck and Transport Mechanic 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.

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. 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; as well as on buses and large trucks.

A Diesel Engine Mechanics install, repair, and maintains all internal combustion diesel engines and components as used in transport, construction, and marine applications.

Transport Trailer Technicians maintain, rebuild, overhaul, recondition, perform diagnostic troubleshooting and repair of commercial truck trailers


Hours: 300 (Lecture Hours: 150;  Shop Teaching Kitchen: 150)


Total Weeks: 10




Non-Course Prerequisites:
Eligibility as indicated by the Industry Training Authority




Course Content:
- Use Safe Work Practices
- Use Hand Tools, Power Tools, and Shop Equipment
- Use Fasteners and Fittings
- Lift and Support Load
- Operate Equipment
- Use Shop Resources and Record Keeping Practices
- Service Winch Wire Rope
- Identify Lubricants
- Service Bearings and Seals
- Use Electronic Media
- Use Cutting and Welding Equipment
- Describe Diagnostic Procedures
- Service and Repair Hydraulic Brakes
- Service and Repair Hydraulic Power Brakes
- Service and Repair Air Brakes
- Describe Hydraulic Systems
- Service Hydraulic Components
- Describe Electricity
- Use Electrical Testing Instruments
- Service and Diagnose Batteries
- Service Charging Systems
- Service Starting Systems
- Service Electrical Circuits
- Service and Diagnose Tires, Wheels, and Hubs
- Service Steering Systems
- Service, Diagnose and Repair Suspension Systems
- Diagnose and Repair Frames
- Service Landing Gear and Trailer Accessories
- Service and Repair Coupling Systems
- Service, Diagnose and Repair Trailer Body Components
- Service, Diagnose and Repair Heating and Refrigeration Systems
- Describe Heating and Air Conditioning Fundamentals
- Diagnose and Repair Heating and Air Conditioning Systems
- Identify Protective Structures


Learning Outcomes:
This course follows the prescribed ITA Provincial curriculum for Heavy Duty Equipment Technician/Truck and Transport Mechanic/Diesel Engine Mechanic Level 1. This document can be found in its most current form at:


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.


Text Books:
Textbooks are subject to change. Please contact the bookstore at your local campus for current book lists.