Heavy Mechanical Trades

Heavy Mechanical

Heavy Mechanical Trades program now trains students in four separate trades that are all in demand and industry recognized. 

   -  Heavy Duty Equipment Technicians work on delicate electronic controls to handling of
      heavy parts and high-pressure hydraulics.
   -  Truck and Transport Mechanics keep the big rigs running safely and smoothly as they
      crisscross the highways of B.C.

   -  Transport Trailer Technicians maintain, rebuilds, overhauls, reconditions and takes care
      of diagnostic trouble shooting and repairs. 

   -  Diesel Engine Mechanics installs, repairs and maintains all internal combustion diesel engines
      and components used in transport, construction and marine.


Program Details
:  38 weeks (1,140 hours)
Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Graduates of this program will receive an Okanagan College program certificate, Level 1 Technical Training credit and 450 work-based training hours towards one of the four trades from the Industry Training Authority. 

Employment Opportunities:  Depending on which of the four trades you decide is your best fit, after graduating from the program you would be looking for work in forestry, mining, railway, busing and trucking companies; transport and automotive dealerships, shops, garages and service stations; and, in agriculture and landscaping companies.

Apprenticeship Information                                  
 Industry Style 5 Bay shop
 Heavy Mechanical Trades program offers 4 career options

Large covered outside shop

The OC Heavy Mechanical Trades Shop is a $33-million offers a large 5 bay industry style shop with 1,858-square-metre outdoor training space that is covered by a canopy housing one of Western Canada’s largest arrays of photovoltaic solar panels.  

New 5 Bay shop, more classrooms and a fully loaded covered outside compound.