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Diesel Engine Mechanic
A diesel engine mechanic installs, repairs and maintains all internal combustion diesel engines and components as used in transport, construction and marine.
The program covers all aspects necessary for graduates to enter the trade as an apprentice. That is, the program is a pre-apprentice/trade entry, and does not require any previous experience or training in the industry.
Strong emphasis is placed on practical training with numerous hands-on projects. Graduates should be able to develop enough skills to be hired on as an immediately productive employee — reducing the need for employers to invest further time and resources into training a new apprenticeship candidate.
- BC Grade 10, but Grade 12 strongly recommended, or mature student status
- Successful completion of Entry Assessment Test
- Good health
- Mechanical aptitude
- Must have safety boots and glasses
- Must supply and launder your own coveralls
- Must purchase welding gloves and welding hat
for this foundation program
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Next program intakes
Jan 27, 2020 - Sep 4, 2020
July 27, 2020 - March 19, 2021
Oct 26, 2020 - June 18, 2021
Feb 1, 2021 - Sep 10, 2021
Sep 8, 2020 - April 30, 2021
You can become certified as a diesel engine mechanic by completing the diesel engine mechanic program or by challenging the certification.
- Level 1 — 300 hours delivered over 10 weeks
- Level 2 — 240 hours delivered over eight weeks
Apprenticeship training dates
|HMT - Level 1||Mar 16, 2020||May 22, 2020||Kamloops|
|HMT - Level 1||Oct 13, 2020||Dec 18, 2020||Kamloops|
|HMT - Level 1||Feb 01, 2021||Mar 26, 2021||Kamloops|
|HMT - Level 2||Mar 16, 2020||May 08, 2020||Kamloops (5 seat left)|
|HMT - Level 2||May 25, 2020||Jul 17, 2020||Kamloops|
|HMT - Level 2||Sep 14, 2020||Nov 06, 2020||Kamloops|
|HMT - Level 2||Jan 04, 2021||Feb 26, 2021||Kamloops|
|HMT - Level 2||Mar 29, 2021||May 21, 2021||Kamloops|
|HMT - Level 3||May 11, 2020||Jun 19, 2020||Kamloops|
|HMT - Level 3||Nov 09, 2020||Dec 18, 2020||Kamloops|
|HMT - Level 3||Mar 01, 2021||May 21, 2021||Kamloops|
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Costs for Diesel Engine Mechanic programs
Fees are based on 2019 rates and are subject to change.
Costs include items such as student/ancillary fees, books, personal tools and safety gear, which are kept by students when they graduate from the program.
|Accuplacer exam fee||$37|
|Parking (student parking website)||$2.50 (pass) Motorcycle
$5 per day
|Student and lab fees||$1,220.00|
|Learning guides and/or textbooks||$889.00|
|CSA work boots, clear safety glasses, 2 pair hi-vis 100% cotton coveralls||$350.00|
|Calculator, 3-ring binder, paper, pens, etc.||$50|
|Optional Training: Forklift - $200 and Airbrakes - $150|