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Northern Lights College

City:  Fort St. John
Province/State:  British Columbia
College WebSite: http://www.nlc.bc.ca/index.php
Mechanic Programs: Heavy Truck • Heavy Equipment

Heavy Duty Equipment Technician Apprenticeship Program Summary:

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 manufacturer 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.

Heavy Duty Equipment Technician is a nationally designated trade under the Inter-Provincial Red Seal Program.

Program Contact Details:
Program Advisor: Pam Eales
Email: [email protected]
Jeff Lekstrom, Dean, Trades and Apprenticeship Division
Email: [email protected]

Commercial Transport Technician Apprenticeship Program Summary:

Commercial Transport Vehicle Technicians diagnose, repair and service highway buses and trucks. They work for commercial transport vehicle dealers, garages, and service stations. A Commercial Transport Vehicle Technician is designated as a Truck and Transport Technician under the Inter-Provincial Red Seal Program.

These technicians 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 technicians specialize in one or more of these systems.

Commercial Transport Vehicle Technicians 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.

Program Contact Details:
Program Advisor: Pam Eales
Email: [email protected]

 

Heavy Duty/Commercial Transport Technician Foundation (Fort St. John Campus) Program Summary:

This foundation program consists of technical training in addition to the practical and essential skills related to the Heavy Duty Equipment Technician Level 1 Apprenticeship program and the Commercial Transport Technician Level 1 Apprenticeship Program.

“Upon completion of the first 490.5 hours of the program, learners will transition to the trade they have chosen to apprentice. This decision determines which class the learner will be in for their remaining 180 hours of study – Heavy Duty Technician Level 1 or Commercial Transport Technician Level 1 – and in what program their Level 1 Certificate will be awarded.

Program Contact Details:
Program Contact: Doug Haycock, Instructor, Commercial Transport/Heavy Duty Technician
Email: [email protected]
Jeff Lekstrom, Dean, Trades and Apprenticeship Division
Email: [email protected]

Heavy Duty/Commercial Transport Technician Foundation (Dawson Creek Campus) Program Summary:

This foundation program consists of Level 1 Apprenticeship Technical Training in addition to the practical and essential skills related to Heavy Duty/Commercial Transport Equipment Technician. Upon completion of this program, students will choose which specialization they will apprentice.

Program Contact Details:

Jeff Lekstrom, Dean, Trades and Apprenticeship Division
Email: [email protected]

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