Heavy Equipment Technician

It's no secret that Cambrian's Heavy Equipment Technician program is among the best – our students compete and win each year at the Ontario Technological Skills Competition. Become part of our program to get access to our experienced faculty and extensive shop training that will put you ahead of the pack.

After learning the basic fundamentals of diesel engines, power trains, electrical systems, hydraulic systems, and brake systems in first year, you will be introduced to diesel engine construction and classification, power trains, traction controls and wheel final drives, electrical and electronics, and air conditioning. Courses will also include an emphasis on shop safety, basic hand and power tools, fasteners, measuring instruments, starting aid, and starting methods used in the trade.

Co-Op Option

The Co-op Diploma Apprenticeship program combines a college diploma program and apprenticeship training leading to a Certificate of Qualification. The program enables individuals to train as apprenticeship participants, completing all in-school learning outcomes (trade school). In addition, participants have the option to pursue a co-op with an employer. Individuals who want to register for the Co-op Diploma Apprenticeship program must meet all eligibility criteria for both the college diploma program as well as apprenticeship training.

What's in it for you?

Career outcomes*

  • Apprentice mechanic in the forestry, mining, and construction industries
  • Technician for the manufacturing of heavy equipment

Average Salaries*

Across these career outcomes, salaries in Canada range from:

$24,000 to $52,100

Ontario Technological Skills Competition – Each year, select Cambrian Heavy Equipment students compete in this provincial competition against other college students and apprentices.

Plan your future

Next Session start

January 2018

Available delivery options

  • Full-Time
  • Flex learning
  • Co-op education
  • Apprenticeships

Graduate in 2019*

*Minimum Full time length is 20 months

Additional information and offerings