There are 2 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.
Hours: 180 (Lecture Hours: 90; Shop Teaching Kitchen: 90)
Total Weeks: 6
Eligibility as indicated by the Industry Training Authority
- Describe Power Transfer Systems
- Diagnose and Repair Clutches
- Diagnose and Repair Manual Transmissions
- Diagnose and Repair Automated Systems
- Diagnose and Repair Automatic Transmissions and Torque Converters
- Diagnose and Repair Power Shift Transmissions
- Diagnose and Repair Drivelines
- Diagnose and Repair Drive Axles
- Diagnose and Repair Final Drives
- Diagnose and Repair Driveline Retarders
- Diagnose and Repair Winches
- Diagnose and Repair Power Take-offs and Transfer Cases
This course follows the prescribed ITA Provincial curriculum for Heavy Duty Equipment Technician/Truck and Transport Mechanics Level 3. 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.