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Heavy Duty Equipment Mechanic
Overview
  • One-year certificate
  • September entry date
  • Notre Dame Campus, Winnipeg
  • Credit transfer opportunities: Credit toward apprenticeship
  • Due to high demand, this funded program is open to Manitoba residents only. Applications received from non-Manitoba residents for this program will be cancelled and the application fee will not be refunded. 
  • International applicants please visit Academic Program, Dates and Fees for a listing of programs for international students, current availability and online application instructions.

Description
This is an entry-level program that develops the basic knowledge and skills you need to perform routine maintenance and repairs to vehicle systems and components. The program is designed to prepare you to adjust, service, and repair a variety of heavy mobile equipment, usually diesel powered, used in construction, agriculture, or highway transportation. The work will involve basic servicing to engines and related equipment, and performing repairs. This will include transmission servicing, hydraulic/air brakes, and basic electrical in heavy duty application.

Emphasis during training will be on practical projects. Most of your training will take place at the College in the diesel mechanics workshop, a work environment designed to provide the practical experience you will need to find a job. You will spend approximately 60 percent of your training hours doing practical work on engines, standard transmissions, automatic transmissions, basic electric, basic brake systems, and servicing of equipment.

A number of related trade courses such as arc and gas welding, mathematics, science, and communications are included in the program. Theory grades are determined by examinations in each course, while practical evaluations are determined from each instructor's practical assignments.

Prior to starting the program, you will be invited to attend a program overview information session. You will also be invited to participate in a math and reading skills diagnostic testing session that will advise you of your program readiness.

Red River College endeavours to provide the most current version of all program and course information on this website. The College reserves the right to modify or cancel any course, program, process, or procedure without notice or prejudice. Fees may change without notice.