Truck and Transport Service Technician

CampusStart DateTuition/Fees
WoodstockSeptember 2022 (Blended Delivery) Domestic | International
MonctonSeptember 2022 (Blended Delivery) Domestic | International

Program Overview

Every day in Canada, tens of thousands of trucks and transportation vehicles hit the roads. From goods and materials on big rigs to people on buses, they move just about everything. The transportation of goods in a timely manner is vital to business. Truck and transport service technicians are the people who keep the equipment rolling safely down the road. If you’re a gearhead who loves working on anything with wheels, imagine what you could do working on machines with 18 of them. 
 
In our Truck and Transport Service Technician program, you'll gain hands-on experience with the nuts and bolts of every system on some of the largest vehicles out there. You'll learn about the engine, electrical, hydraulic, braking, and other vehicle systems, and how to examine vehicles for defects, diagnose the cause of malfunctions using computerized technology, overhaul mechanical systems and fit and reassemble new parts. Pursue a career with serious horsepower. Enroll today in the Truck and Transport Service Technician program and start the wheels turning on a great future.


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 or Essential Skills Achievement Pathway: Post-Secondary Entry High School Diploma

    NB Francophone High School Math Equivalencies
    International Student Admission Equivalencies


    Career Possibilities

    From moving tons of rock at mining sites to moving trailers of goods down the highway, anywhere large vehicles are at work, truck and transport service technicians are at work. When you graduate, you could find employment as an apprentice with dealer service departments, trailer manufacturers, trucking fleet operators, government highway departments, and independent repair shops. Mechanics with experience in diesel service are in exceptionally high demand across the industry.  As your experience grows and you progress from apprentice to journeyperson, technicians can often advance to supervisory positions within their workplace.
     
    Some technicians also choose to expand their training to other types of heavy equipment such as excavators, bulldozers, and loaders, which opens up a whole new world of employment options as heavy-duty mechanics.

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    Specific Considerations

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

    NBCC is a connected learning environment. All programs require a minimum specification, including access to the internet and a laptop. Your computer should meet your program technology requirements to ensure the software required for your program operates effectively. You can review these computer specifications here (under your program specifications). Free wifi is provided on all campuses.
     


    Program Courses

    Courses are subject to change.

    Students use basic hydraulic principles to service hydraulic lines and fittings, actuators, reservoirs, and filters. They participate in assembly and disassembly, diagnostic, installation and removal, and problem solving activities.

    Prerequisites:

    • MPTA1003I

    The purpose of this course is to refresh skills in mathematics developed through secondary programs in areas deemed essential for the successful completion of the program. Although the topics covered in this course are common to any math program, every effort is made to illustrate their usage in the trades’ professions.

    Students apply electrical and electronic principals to tasks such as electrical system diagnostics, servicing batteries, working with lighting circuits and gauges, and maintaining harnesses and accessories.

    Prerequisites:

    • SECU1205D
    • SECU1221G

    Students become familiar with various truck components, use various types of service information systems found in trucks and transports, use gaskets, seals and sealing compounds, perform oil and filter changes, chassis lubrication, service automatic lubrication systems, and safely start, and park vehicles in everyday service work. They follow rules regarding the handling of ozone depletion substances according to safety guidelines.

    Prerequisites:

    • SECU1205D
    • SECU1221G

    Students acquire skills in servicing drive-lines, clutches, transmission, torque converters, tires, rims and wheels.

    Prerequisites:

    • SECU1221G

    The purpose of this practicum is to provide students with a direct, supervised practical experience. Such an experience enables students to apply the knowledge acquired during their training directly to their field of study. The applied work experience exposes the students to the trade environment and participants are expected to become members of the team in the industry site to which they are attached.

    This course provides an introduction to the meaning of community service.  Students learn how community service can enhance a student’s educational experience, personal growth, employability, and civic responsibility. Students participate in one day of volunteering to enhance their understanding of civic responsibility and to help the New Brunswick Community College realize its vision of transforming lives and communities. 

    In this course, students focus on applying communication skills in reading, writing, speaking, document use, and critical thinking to make occupation-specific communication effective and efficient while developing computer-related skills necessary to be successful in college and on the job.
     

    In this course, students focus on acquiring job search skills to gain a work-term placement as well as employment while also, developing interpersonal communication skills needed to grow their career.
     

    This is a 1-day environmental awareness training course based on Environment Canada's "Environmental Code of Practice for the Elimination of Fluorocarbon Emissions from Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Systems, 2014". It is suitable for residential, commercial, industrial, domestic, automotive and mobile applications. Specific topics covered are: CFCs and the ozone layer, isolation valving, recommended components, leak detection methods, system charging procedures, special maintenance provisions, and refrigerant recovery, reuse, recycle and reclamation equipment.

    Prerequisites:

      This course is designed to equip the students with the skills required to recognize, use, and maintain the tools of their trade from the perspective of organization, efficiency, and safety. They cover basic shop tools and equipment including hand and power tools, fasteners, tubing, and fittings.

      Prerequisites:

      • SECU1221G

      A safe and healthy workplace is the responsibility of the employer and the employee. This course introduces students to the importance of working safely and addresses how employers and employees can control the hazards and risks associated with the workplace. Students will also learn about the roles and responsibilities of key stakeholders including WorkSafeNB, the employer and the employee in ensuring workplaces are safe.

      Students acquire knowledge regarding engine principles, cooling systems, air filtration and exhaust systems, and diesel fuel systems to carry out engine and engine support system servicing tasks.

      Prerequisites:

      • MPTA1003I

      Students are challenged to carry out all tasks related to the service and repair of hydraulic brakes and air brakes. They become proficient at diagnostics, removal and installation of all components related to brake systems.

      Prerequisites:

      • MPTA1003I

      This course is designed to cover the diagnosis, service, and repair of vehicle steering and suspension systems, and related components. Students also learn to perform wheel alignment. Students develop these skills through a combination of classroom theory, demonstration, and hands on experience.  Emphasis is placed on accuracy, efficiency and safe practices.

      Prerequisites:

      • SECU1221G

      In this course students will learn the proper methods for disconnecting, removing, installing and re-connecting engines.

      Prerequisites:

      • SECU1221G

      Students acquire welding skills using Metal Inert Gas Welding (GMAW) or (MIG) and Sheilded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) equipment to carry out installation and repair tasks on heavy equipment and motive power components.

      Prerequisites:

      • SECU1205D
      • SECU1221G


      NOC Codes

      7312 - Heavy-duty equipment mechanics
      7316 - Machine fitters
      7321 - Automotive service technicians, truck and bus mechanics and mechanical repairers
      7535 - Other automotive mechanical installers and servicers


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