Heavy Equipment Technician | Assiniboine Community College
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Heavy Equipment Technician

Duration/Start: 9-month

Credential: Certificate

Develop your skills in servicing, diagnosing and repairing agricultural, heavy duty and transport equipment. Gain practical skills with all types of engines, systems and safety regulations.

This two-year diploma program gives you the training you need to service agricultural, heavy equipment and transport trucks. Learn the theory of diagnosing and repairing, then get in the shop and put that theory to work operating and fixing the machines.

You will be trained on diesel engines, power trains, and electrical systems, along with learning related shop skills, not to mention important shop and workplace safety. You will also explore the different types of systems that are responsible for electronic and computerized control, monitoring, diesel and gasoline fuel, air-conditioning, hydraulics, steering, suspension and advanced braking, plus equipment service and operation.

You can earn credit as an apprentice or put your skills to work immediately in an agricultural or heavy duty business. You will be ready to take on entry-level roles in industries like construction, agriculture, transport, mining, oil field and logging, with jobs available as technicians in the farm machinery, transport truck and construction equipment sectors.

If you register as an apprentice within two years of finishing the program you are eligable for credit towards Level 1 of Agricultural Equipment Technician apprenticeship, Heavy Duty Equipment Technician apprenticeship, or Truck and Transport Mechanic apprenticeship.


Fast Facts

Duration/Start 9-month

Credential Certificate

Credits 78.00

Optional Exit No

Co-op Work Placement No

Distance Delivery No

International Students No

Study Options
On Campus

Why choose Heavy Equipment Technician?

  • Co-operative work placement between year one and two
  • Modern, well-equipped laboratories and shops 
  • Hands-on emphasis in all courses