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Heavy Mechanical Foundation Certificate
Heavy Mechanical Foundation Certificate

Heavy Mechanical Foundation Certificate

  • ID:OC10106
  • Level:Foudation/ Pre-course
  • Duration:
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  • Type:Full-time

Fees (CAD)

  • Application Fee:$100.00
  • TuitionFee/Year:$14,656.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$10,000.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:$500.00
  • Application Fee:$100.00
  • TuitionFee/Year:$14,656.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$10,000.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:$500.00
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Admission Requirements

Entry Requirements

  •   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.

  • A minimum of 50% in one of:

    • Pre-calculus Grade 11

    • Foundations of Mathematics Grade 11

    • Apprenticeship and Workplace Mathematics Grade 11

    • Workplace Mathematics 11

    • Principles of Mathematics 11

    • Applications of Mathematics 11

    • Essentials of Mathematics 11

    • Adult Basic Education MATH 011

    • Adult Basic Education MATH 084 and MATH 085

    • Adult Basic Education IALG 011

  • 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%.

English Requirements

  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS - academic version), Overall band score of 6.0 (with no band less than 6.0)

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), 79 (Internet-based), or 213 (computer-based), or 550 (paper-based)

Course Information

Program Highlights

Gain the skills to work in the heavy mechanical trades, including potential employment as a heavy duty mechanic, commercial transport mechanic, diesel engine mechanic or transport trailer technician.

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.

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

Make yourself indispensable! This program opens the door to two different career pathways and three different certifications. Upon successful completion of the program, students will receive credit for their Level 1 Motor Vehicle Body Repairer and certification as an Automotive Refinishing Prep Technician, upon passing the exam. With these two achievements, students are able to pursue certification as a Red Seal Motor Vehicle Body Repairer and Red Seal Automotive Painter (prerequisite is Automotive Refinishing Prep Technician).

In addition, to provide our students with a complete learning experience, this program includes a two week work-term where students work alongside apprentices and Red Seal technicians in an industry shop. This experience orients students to an actual work situation and will help them determine the type of shop environment in which they would like to pursue a career.

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Overseas Student Health Cover

500 CAD/year

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