Heavy Duty Equipment Technician

A Heavy Duty Equipment Technician is a person who maintains, manufactures, overhauls, reconditions and repairs equipment powered by internal combustion engines or electricity; without limiting the foregoing, including graders, loaders, shovels, tractors, trucks, forklifts, wheeled and tracked vehicles of all types used in construction, logging, sawmill, manufacturing, mining and other similar industries. Apprentices are required to attend a total of 28 weeks of technical training over the 4 year apprenticeship.

Outcome: Successful completion grants the apprentice with the Certificate of Qualification as a Red Seal Heavy Duty Equipment Technician. 

Achieving your Red Seal Endorsement (RSE) will provide you with a set of nationally recognized and transferable skills that will provide you with an opportunity for employment across Canada.


All trades offered at Okanagan College lead to the Red Seal

     Campus: Kelowna 
                    1000 KLO Rd.

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