Heavy Equipment Service Technician

CampusStart Date
MiramichiSeptember 2018

Program Overview

Heavy Equipment Technicians welcome big challenges at work every day. They have a mastery knowledge of heavy off-road vehicles and industrial equipment and like getting their hands dirty. You’ll learn how to diagnose, repair, adjust, overhaul, maintain, operate and test mobile, heavy equipment. Mechanical expertise is a rare and transferable skill set. For this reason, accomplished Heavy Equipment Technicians find work opportunities in a number of industries across the globe.


Duration

The requirements for this certificate program may be achieved within one academic year of full-time study.


Admission Requirements

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  • High School Diploma or Adult High School Diploma or GED Diploma of High School Equivalency

    (NB Francophone High School Math Equivalencies)


    Career Possibilities

    As a graduate of this program, you may be employed wherever heavy equipment is sold, serviced or repaired. This includes equipment dealers, garages, railways, provincial and municipal departments, and forestry, mining, and construction companies.

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    NOC Codes

    7312 - Heavy-duty equipment mechanics
    7321 - Automotive service technicians, truck and bus mechanics and mechanical repairers


    What you will learn

    • Workplace Safety
    • Diesel Engines
    • Hydraulic Systems
    • Blades, Buckets and Undercarriages
    • Brake Systems
    • Electrical Systems
    • Vehicle Service
    • Welding and Cutting
    • Shop Practice
    • Workplace Essential Skills


    Specific Considerations

    Graduates of this program may be employed wherever heavy equipment is sold, serviced or repaired. This includes equipment dealers, garages, railways, provincial and municipal departments, and forestry, mining and construction companies. They may also be employed as a Heavy Equipment Mechanic, Logging Equipment Mechanic, Mining Equipment Mechanic, Diesel Mechanic, Farm Equipment Mechanic, and Construction Equipment Mechanic.


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