Thompson Rivers University
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Heavy Mechanical Foundation


This program is Module 1 of five modules (Modules 2-5 are in the apprenticeship program) of the heavy duty apprenticeship program and is a prerequisite for the following apprenticeships: heavy duty equipment technician, transport trailer technician (commercial trailer mechanic), truck and transport mechanic (commercial transport vehicle mechanic).


Heavy duty mechanics repair heavy off-highway equipment used in the logging, mining, construction and other industries. Such equipment may include loaders, bulldozers and graders.

Admission Requirements

Limited admission

  • BC Grade 10, but Grade 12 strongly recommended, or mature student status.
  • Successful completion of entry assessment test.
  • Good health and mechanical aptitude.

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Phone: 250-828-5036