BCIT’s Heavy Duty Truck Technology program prepares students for apprenticeship with the latest technologies. Students are immersed in the future of transportation, while gaining manufacturer-level certifications.
Upon completion of the program, students possess in-depth diagnostic skills in areas such as electric vehicle propulsion, fuel cells, power generation, A/C motor control, and mobile refrigeration.
With four technical training terms in addition to their co-op work term, students spend more time on each topic than apprentices in a traditional heavy duty truck apprenticeship program. They also complete a management course, preparing them for many high-demand positions and advancement opportunities.
What you need to know
Before starting their co-op work term, students have already completed three technical training terms and have learned occupational skills and safety training. They also have the ability to service, repair and diagnose:
- air systems and brakes
- steering and suspension systems
- hydraulic systems
- HVAC systems on mobile vehicles
- engines and support systems
- electrical systems
Students are typically available from January, May and September. They are required to complete one 15-week Co-op term after their 3rd academic term.
When to recruit
We recommend that you begin recruiting approximately three or four months prior to the start of a work term to have the greatest selection of candidates.
Check out our handy one-page guide for more information, or call to speak to the HDTT Co-op Coordinator.