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Heavy Mechanical Trades Foundation

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Program Information

School:Vancouver Island University
Faculty:Trades and Applied Technology
Degree:Certificate; Apprenticeship
Field of Study:Construction/Heavy Equipment/Earthmoving Equipment Operation
Heavy Equipment Maintenance Technology/Technician
Description:VIU's Heavy Mechanical Trades Foundation program is your ticket to a career working on big machines. The 10-month heavy duty mechanic apprenticeship program provides you with high-quality training by expert instructors in state-of-the-art facilities.

Students graduate from our heavy duty mechanic school ready to pursue apprenticeships and careers as heavy duty mechanics, truck transport mechanics, diesel engine mechanics or transport trailer technicians.
URL:Heavy Mechanical Trades Foundation at Vancouver Island University
Length:10 Month(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $4,611
Careers:Contractors and Supervisors, Mechanic TradesHeavy-Duty Equipment MechanicsCrane OperatorsSee More...

Admission Requirements

Prerequisites:*

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

    • Graduation from BC secondary school, or equivalent from another school system,
    • Minimum 17 years of age, unless stated otherwise.
    • Resume and/or personal profile and/or references may be required.
    • Interview may be required.
    • Mathematics and/or reading and/or trades aptitude test may be required.
    • Physically fit and able to adapt to working conditions.
    • Good hand/eye coordination.
    • Good health, free of vision, hearing or respiratory ailments.
    • Valid driver's license will be required for vehicle and equipment operation.

    Additional Admission Requirements:
    • Letter(s) of Reference
    • Resume/Curriculum Vitae

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

    Modified on December 07, 2020

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