Heavy Duty Equipment Technician Pre-Apprenticeship

Northern College Funded Training Programs

Heavy Duty Equipment Technician Pre-Apprenticeship

Heavy Duty Equipment Technician

About this Training Program

The Heavy Duty Equipment Technician (HDET) pre-apprenticeship program is designed to provide learners with an exposure to the HDET Trade.  Offered at our Timmins Campus, the program in intended to be delivered face-to-face following public health guidelines to ensure the health and safety of our students and staff.  The program includes an academic upgrading, trade readiness which will include health and safety training as well as an exposure to Electrical as a secondary trade, the level 1 theory and an 8-week placement.

Cost: Free
40 weeks
Intake Date(s): May 2021                      

Pre-requisites (may include but not be limited to):

  • Academic Assessment and proof of education
  • Interest in Heavy Duty Equipment Mechanics as a career
  • Screening interview

Delivery and Important Information

Delivery method is intended to be face-to-face.  Virtual training may occur as needed based on public health guidelines. All practical components will be face to face.

Pathways to Success and Career Opportunities

Graduates will gain exposure to trades, Health and Safety Certifications and, accreditation for the level 1 training upon becoming registered as apprentices.  Students would be able to start working as helpers or registered apprentices in the trades upon program completion.

*Program is now full and not currently accepting new participants*

Timmins Campus

Type of Course or Program
Northern College Certificate of Completion


  • Must be 18 years old or older
  • Resident of Ontario