Truck and Transport Service Technician

CampusStart DateTuition/Fees
WoodstockSeptember 2023 (Blended Delivery) Domestic | International
MonctonSeptember 2023 (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.


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.

    Technology Requirements
    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. Free wifi is provided on all campuses.

    Areas of Study

    • 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

    Program Courses

    Course curriculum for this program is still under development. Once the courses have been finalized, they will be posted here. Courses are subject to change.

    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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