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Heavy Mechanical Trades | Apprenticeship

Apprenticeship


The Heavy Duty Equipment Technician (HDET) apprenticeship program is a combination of time spent on the job and in school training. A Heavy Duty Equipment Technician apprentice must complete a four-year program including on the job and in-school hours of training as follows:

  • Technical Training: 4 levels, 840 hours
    • Level 1,2,3,4 Heavy Duty Equipment Technician (HDET)
    • Level 4 Truck and Transport Mechanic Level 4 (TTM)
    • Level 4 can either be HDET or TTM depending on the trade that the student is registered in with ITA.
  • Work based training: 6,360 hours

After completion of training, a passing grade on the interprovincial exam will result in the ITA Certificate of Qualification (Heavy Duty Equipment Technician), Certificate of Apprenticeship and the Interprovincial Red Seal Endorsement.


Heavy Duty Equipment Technician level 1

• Must be a Registered Apprentice and submit a TWID (Trade Worker ID) number
• Recommended:

  • 1000 hours work-base hours
  • Grade 10 or equivalent in Math, English and Science
  • High School Graduation

Heavy Duty Equipment Technician level 2

• Must be a Registered Apprentice and have a TWID (Trade Worker ID) number
• Heavy Duty Equipment Technician (HDET) Level 1 OR
• Heavy Mechanical Foundations (HMF), OR
• Truck and Transport Mechanic (TTM) Level 1, or
• Transport Trailer Technician (TTT) level 1, OR
• Diesel Engine Mechanic (DEM) Level 1
• Recommended 1000 hours work-base hours
 

Heavy Duty Equipment Technician level 3
• Must be a Registered Apprentice and have a TWID (Trade Worker ID) number
• Heavy Duty Equipment Technician (HDET) Level 2 OR
• Truck and Transport Mechanic (TTM) Level 2, OR
• Diesel Engine Mechanic (DEM) Level 2
 

Heavy Duty Equipment Technician level 4
• Must be a Registered Apprentice and have a TWID (Trade Worker ID) number
• Heavy Duty Equipment Technician (HDET) Level 3 OR
• Truck and Transport Mechanic (TTM) Level 3
 

Truck and Transport Mechanic Level 4
• Must be a Registered Apprentice and have a TWID (Trade Worker ID) number
• Truck and Transport Mechanic (TTM) Level 3 OR
• Heavy Duty Equipment Technician (HDET) Level 3 OR
• Transport Trailer Technician (TTT) level 1
 

HDET Level 1

Fees Domestic International
Full Time: 10 weeks 10 weeks
Tuition: $757.10 $3,217.70
Student Union Fees: $41.99 $41.99
Mandatory Fees: $216.40 $240.32
Health Insurance: N/A $298.75
Total: $1,015.49 $3,798.76

HDET Level 2

Fees Domestic International
Full Time: 8 weeks 8 weeks
Tuition: $605.68 $2,574.16
Student Unions Fees: $41.99 $41.99
Mandatory Fees: $173.12 $197.02
Health Insurance: N/A $298.75
Total: $820.79 $3,111.92

HDET Level 3

Fees Domestic International
Full Time: 6 weeks 6 weeks
Tuition: $454.26 $1,930.62
Student Unions Fees: $41.99 $41.99
Mandatory Fees: $129.84 $153.72
Health insurance: N/A $298.75
Total: $626.09 $2,425.08

HDET Level 4 or TTM Level 4

Fees Domestic International
Full time: 4 weeks 4 weeks
Tuition: $302.84 $1,287.08
Student Union Fees: $41.99 $41.99
Mandatory Fees: $86.56 $110.42
Health insurance: N/A $298.75
Total: $431.39 $1,738.24

Career opportunities 

Please visit the ITA website for more information on Heavy Mechanical Trades