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Selkirk College

City:  Castlegar
Province/State:  British Columbia
College WebSite: http://www.selkirk.ca/
Mechanic Programs: Heavy Truck (Foundation) • Heavy Equipment (Foundation)

Heavy Equipment and Heavy Truck Program Summary (Foundation):

This 9-month program encompasses three mechanical trades: Automotive Service Technician, Commercial Transport Mechanics and Heavy Duty Mechanics. Module one, or Entry Level Training of these three trades is covered in detail within the guidelines of the Industry Training Authority, preparing graduates to become indentured as an apprentice in their chosen trade.

The theory portion of the program is delivered in a classroom lecture mode along with self-directed activities, while the hands-on portion is accomplished in the College’s mechanical shop. The ratio of shop time to classroom time is approximately 60:40 and based on a 4-day week. Upon graduation, you possess the skills, knowledge and attitudes necessary to gain employment in one of the above areas as a Level 1 apprentice.

As part of the program, all students are given an opportunity to acquire an Air Brake Endorsement on their driver’s licence, a Forklift Operators Certificate, Occupational First Aid Level 1, and WHMIS Certification.

Program Contact Details:

Andy Gullen, Instructor

Direct: 250.354.3242

Tel: 250.352.6601 Ext. 3242


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Industry and Trades Contact

Direct: 250.354.3221

Tel: 1.866.301.6601 Ext. 3221



Selkirk College strives to deliver a broad range of high quality learning opportunities in a caring and supportive manner. Selkirk College offers a variety of certificate, career, and diploma programs, as well as university transfer and associate degree programs.

Selkirk College is located in the West Kootenay region of the province of British Columbia, about halfway between Vancouver and Calgary. The West Kootenay region enjoys a moderate four season climate and is famous for its natural beauty. The natural environment of forests, mountains, lakes, and rivers provides many opportunities for recreation and adventure.

Areas of Expertise

Selkirk College houses excellent programs in the discipline of Business, Engineering Technology, Creative Arts, Health Sciences, Information Technology, Building Design and Construction Technology, Manufacturing Technology and Skilled Trades, and Community Studies.