Heavy Equipment Technician – Vermilion Campus

Heavy Equipment technician Lakeland CollegeThe following table summarizes the topics/skills for each training period. For complete details, check the heavy equipment technician course outline, or check on Trade Secrets, the Alberta government's Apprentice & Industry Training branch website.

Heavy Equipment Technician 1st Period View More ∇
1st Period - 240 hours
 Standard Workplace Safety,
Materials and Tools
 40 hours
 Suspensions, Wheels and Systems
 53 hours
 Hydraulics 1 & Hydraulic
Brake Systems
 49 hours 
 Electrical I and Electronics I
 53 hours
 Air Brakes
 45 hours


Information is from the Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training document Heavy Equipment Technician Course Outline. These details may be subject to revision.


Heavy Equipment Technician 2nd Period View More ∇
2nd Period - 240 hours 
 Engine Fundamentals, Service and Repair
 75 hours
 Engine Systems
 28 hours
 Diesel Fuel Injection Systems
 33 hours
 Electronics Fuel Management
 54 hours
 Heavy Duty Charging and Cranking Systems
 50 hours


Information is from the Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training document Heavy Equipment Technician Course Outline. These details may be subject to revision.
Heavy Equipment Technician 3rd Period View More ∇
3rd Period - 240 hours 
 Hydraulics II
 114 hours 
 Steering & Suspension Systems
& Accessories (Specific to Off Road)
 33 hours
 Power Train (Specific to Off Road)
 93 hours



Information is from the Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training document Heavy Equipment Technician Course Outline. These details may be subject to revision.
Heavy Equipment Technician 4th Period View More ∇
 4th Period - 240 hours 
 Power Train (Specific to Truck and Transport) 
 122 hours
 Steering & Antilock Brake Systems
 48 hours
 Air Conditioning
 36 hours
 Vehicle Electrical Diagnosis & Failure Analysis 
 34 hours



Information is from the Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training document Heavy Equipment Technician Course Outline. These details may be subject to revision.
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