If you have any questions about how a course or program is delivered, you can check the Trades website, email the Department Chair or email the Trades & Apprenticeship office:
This 38-week (1,140 hours) program provides learners with little or no previous experience in the Heavy Duty Mechanic, Commercial Transport Mechanic, Diesel Engine Mechanic, or Transport Trailer Technician trades with the skills necessary to seek employment in the industry. Instruction in theoretical and practical components of all four trades are included, giving students the opportunity to choose to enter any of the four trades as an apprentice. The program includes a two-week industry work placement. 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.
B.C. secondary school graduation, or equivalent, or 19 years of age and out of secondary school for at least one year as of the first day of classes.
English 10 with minimum 50% or alternatives.
A minimum of 50% in one of:
Or a minimum of 63% in the Trades Entrance Assessment (TEA) Mathematics test. Test scores are only good for two (2) years.
Applicants who have not satisfied the Math requirement within the last seven (7) years must write the TEA Mathematics test and must receive a minimum of 63%.
HMFP 111 Industry Work Placement students must receive a "Pass" grade. In all other courses minimum passing grade is 70%.
Trades and Apprenticeship
This program is student loan eligible.
Click here to view the Training Schedule for up-to-date intake dates.
Okanagan College Calendar: Printed 12/09/2022