Heavy Mechanical Trades Vancouver Community College

About this Program

Level: Diploma in Heavy Mechanical Trades

Discpline: Mechanical Engineering

Length: 4 semesters

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Application Fee: $145.00
Tuition Fee: $34,146.00

VCC Annacis Island Campus

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Program Description

Learn the tools and techniques used in the professional inspection, service, and repair of commercial trucks, buses, diesel engines, transport trailers, and other heavy equipment. Upon completion of this program, graduates will be able to: Apply the skills and knowledge necessary to perform at first-year apprentice level of heavy duty equipment technician, truck and transport mechanics, diesel engine mechanic and transport trailer technician to provincial standards; Evaluate completed repairs for consistency, accuracy, and quality according to industry specifications and standards; Adhere to industry health and safety standards in the repair and reconditioning of heavy duty and commercial transport equipment; Practice professional etiquette and personal hygiene; Work effectively as a team member. Communicate effectively and work in a culturally diverse environment.

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Study and Work in Canada

Full-time undergraduate and post-graduate international students can work anywhere on or off campus without a work permit. The rules around the number of hours a student will be allowed to work may vary based on the country the student chooses to study in. International students are typically able to work up to 20 hours a week.