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Heavy Mechanical | Foundation


ITA has approved a new apprenticeship training model for the Heavy Mechanical Trades. The full-time, 36-week program is competency-based covering all theory and practical components for a complement of valuable technical skills.

For more information, visit the ITA.

  • Grade 12 OR Mature Student 
  • English Studies 10 , English First Peoples 10 or Equivalent 
  • Apprenticeship Workplace Math 10 or Higher 
  • Successful completion of a CAT Assessment Test 
  • Permission of Instructor.

Complete a CMTN Bursary Application [PDF]

Fees Domestic International
Full Time: 36 Weeks 36 Weeks
Tuition: $2,892.60 $12,292.92
Student Union Fees: $163.92 $163.92
Mandatory Fees: $826.92 $902.79
Extended Health and Dental*: $285.00 $602.04
Total Tuition and Fees: $4,168.44 $13,961.67
Classroom Supplies: $100.00 $100.00
Required PPE $425.00 $425.00
Total Program Cost $4,693.44 $14,486.67

Fees are effective as of August 1, 2024 for the 2024/25 academic year.

Books & supplies

  • Book List (Select appropriate campus)
  • Loaner Toolkits are are available for sign out from the Tool Crib.

Books are available at the CMTN Bookstore. Please check your local campus for details.​

In addition to the fees outlined in the Program Fees section, the following additional costs apply:

  • Purchase of necessary learning resources (available at the CMTN Bookstore)
  • Personal Protective Equipment
    • Safety Glasses (Clear lens ONLY) X 2
    • Coveralls X 2
    • Welding Gloves X 2
    • CSA Approved Steel toe boots
  • Classroom Supplies
  • Appropriate clothing
  • Tools- Students do not need to purchase tool kits for this program. Loaner kits are available from the Tool Crib.
  • Laptop computer

Career opportunities 

Graduates of the Heavy Mechanical Foundation program typically find employment with service garages or industrial firms as apprentices engaged in the maintenance and repair of motor vehicles and associated equipment.

Please visit the Skilled Trades BC website for more information on Heavy Mechanical Trades