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Construction Equipment Mechanics

Become a certified mechanic with this hands-on program!

Learn how to:

  • Perform routine periodic maintenance and mechanical work
  • Inspect and target mechanical problems on construction equipment
  • Perform repairs, replacements, and adjustments

1800 hours (full-time, 72-weeks)
120 credits
Diploma of Vocational Studies (DVS)

Program Content

  • Determine their suitability for the trade and the training process
  • Avoid health, safety and environmental hazards
  • Find technical information about construction equipment
  • Do workshop work
  • Perform heating, welding and cutting operations
  • Establish interpersonal relationships at work
  • Inspect hydraulic and pneumatic systems
  • Inspect electrical and electronic systems
  • Inspect wheels and repair power brake systems
  • Repair clutches and traction systems
  • Maintain and repair charging and starting systems
  • Repair electrical circuits and cab accessories
  • Do general maintenance work on diesel injection systems and engine brakes
  • Tune up diesel engines
  • Inspect and replace diesel engines
  • Repair diesel engines
  • Repair transmission systems
  • Repair hydraulic components on construction equipment
  • Maintain hydrostatic transmissions
  • Repair and maintain semiautomatic and automatic transmissions
  • Repair and maintain steering systems
  • Perform routine periodic maintenance on construction equipment
  • Enter the work force

Do you have the prerequisites?

  • Secondary IV language of instruction, second language and mathematics 
  • Secondary III language of instruction + General Development Test

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