Truck and Transport Service Technician

CampusStart Date
MonctonSeptember 2018
WoodstockSeptember 2018

Program Overview

Truck and Transport Service Technicians put big rigs back on the open road. They examine transport vehicles for defects, locate the cause of malfunctions, overhaul mechanical components, check electrical and fuel systems, repair problems, and fit and reassemble new parts. You’ll learn how some of the largest motor vehicles operate and the nuts and bolts of every part. In our global market, the transportation of goods in a timely manner is vital, and service technicians are critical to successful business.


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

    Upon graduating, you may be employed with dealer service departments, trucking fleet operators, government highway departments, railways and independent truck repair shops. Employment in diesel service is attractive thanks to competitive wages and the challenges encountered while doing highly skilled work.

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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
    • Engines (Diesel and Gas)
    • Electrical Systems
    • Vehicle Service
    • Brake Systems
    • Power Train
    • Hydraulic Systems
    • Preventive Maintenance
    • Shop Practice
    • Welding and Cutting
    • Steering and Suspension
    • Workplace Essential Skills

    Specific Considerations

    Safety equipment and a multi-tester are required, and can be purchased at the college.

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