Heavy Duty Equipment Technician Apprenticeship

Area Of Interest

Skilled Trades

Program Code

425A, 421A, 282E, 310T


A Heavy Duty Equipment Technician Apprenticeship is generally trained in areas such as:

  • Specific Trade Practices
  • Engine Systems
  • Fluid Power Systems
  • Electronic Systems
  • Drive Train Systems
  • Fuel Systems

The Heavy Duty Equipment Technician Apprenticeship program at Confederation College offers a comprehensive training pathway for individuals aspiring to become skilled professionals in the heavy-duty equipment and agricultural equipment technician trades. This program is meticulously structured to provide a blend of theoretical knowledge and practical skills necessary for a successful career in this dynamic and evolving field.

Program Features:

  • Integrated Curriculum: The program encompasses a wide range of essential subjects including Occupational Health and Safety, Engine Systems, Electrical and Electronic Systems, Fluid Power Systems, Drive Train Systems, and Welding Techniques. It covers everything from basic tool handling and safety practices to advanced diagnostics and repair techniques.
  • Balance of Theory and Practice: Apprentices engage in a balanced mix of classroom learning and hands-on training, ensuring a deep understanding of both the theoretical concepts and their practical applications.
  • Industry-Relevant Training: Developed in collaboration with industry experts and stakeholders, the curriculum is aligned with the latest industry standards and practices, ensuring that the skills and knowledge imparted are current and relevant.
  • Safety-First Approach: Emphasizing a culture of safety, the program trains apprentices in best practices for workplace safety, environmental responsibility, and the proper use of personal protective equipment.
  • Skilled Craftsmanship and Problem Solving: The program aims to cultivate high standards of craftsmanship, encouraging apprentices to develop strong problem-solving skills and a keen sense of responsibility towards their trade.
  • Flexibility and Innovation: While adhering to industry standards, the program offers instructors the flexibility to incorporate innovative teaching methodologies and adapt to the unique needs of each apprentice cohort.


Heavy Duty Equipment Technician Apprenticeship Program Fees

The Level 1 fee of $400.00 includes the workbook/print materials fee.

As this program is subject to scheduling changes, please verify the current fee and availability.


Important Information About All Apprenticeship Training Programs

Employment Opportunities

Graduates of the Heavy Duty Equipment Technician Apprenticeship program are well-equipped to embark on a rewarding career path in various sectors. Employment opportunities are diverse and can be found in:

  • Heavy Equipment Maintenance and Repair: Working in repair shops, service centers, or on-site locations maintaining and repairing heavy-duty equipment.
  • Construction and Mining Industries: Handling the maintenance and repair of equipment used in construction and mining operations.
  • Agricultural Sector: Specializing in agricultural machinery, providing essential services to the farming community.
  • Transportation and Logistics: Working with large vehicles and equipment in transportation, ensuring their functionality and safety.
  • Government and Municipal Services: Opportunities in public works departments maintaining and repairing a variety of heavy equipment.
  • Equipment Manufacturing and Sales: Providing technical support, product development insights, and customer service in the equipment manufacturing industry.
  • Self-Employment: Starting their own business offering repair, maintenance, and consultancy services in heavy equipment.

With the comprehensive training received, graduates are not just limited to hands-on technical roles but are also prepared for supervisory and managerial positions within the sector. The evolving nature of this field, coupled with the constant introduction of new technologies, ensures a dynamic and exciting career with opportunities for continual learning and growth.

Phillip Bailey

Program Coordinator
(807) 475-6284

Contact our Recruitment Team