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2023-2024 Academic Calendar

HMTA100 Heavy Mechanical Trades Level 1

(300 contact hours)

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 Mechanic installs, repairs, and maintains all internal combustion diesel engines and components as used in transport, construction, and marine. Transport Trailer Technician means a person who maintains, rebuilds, overhauls, reconditions, does diagnostic troubleshooting and repair of commercial truck trailers.

Restrictions: Must be in Heavy Mechanical Trades Apprenticeship Levels (HMTA.1 .2 or .3)

Other Prerequisites: Eligibility as indicated by the Industry Training Authority

Lecture Hours: 150

Shop Hours: 150