Assiniboine Community College

MHUB - January 1, 2015
Province/State MB
City:  Winnipeg
Province/State:  Manitoba
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Mechanic Programs: Heavy Equipment

Heavy Duty Equipment Mechanic Program Summary:

  • One-year certificate

  • September entry date

  • Notre Dame Campus, Winnipeg

  • Credit transfer opportunities: Credit toward apprenticeship

  • International applicants contact RRC's International Education Office at [email protected] or 204-632-2143 for information on this program and space availability

This is an entry-level program that develops the basic knowledge and skills you need to perform routine maintenance and repairs to vehicle systems and components. The program is designed to prepare you to adjust, service, and repair a variety of heavy mobile equipment, usually diesel powered, used in construction, agriculture, or highway transportation. The work will involve basic servicing to engines and related equipment, and performing repairs. This will include transmission servicing, hydraulic/air brakes, and basic electrical in heavy duty application.

Emphasis during training will be on practical projects. Most of your training will take place at the College in the diesel mechanics workshop, a work environment designed to provide the practical experience you will need to find a job. You will spend approximately 60 percent of your training hours doing practical work on engines, standard transmissions, automatic transmissions, basic electric, basic brake systems, and servicing of equipment.

A number of related trade courses such as arc and gas welding, mathematics, science, and communications are included in the program. Theory grades are determined by examinations in each course, while practical evaluations are determined from each instructor's practical assignments.

RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning)

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is a process which documents and compares an individual's prior learning gained from prior education, work and life experiences and personal study to the learning outcomes in College courses/programs. For more information, please visit

Program Contact Details:
Enrolment Services
Phone: 204-632-2327

Manitoba’s largest institute of Applied Learning:

  • More than 32,000 enrolments

  • More than 110 full-time programs

  • Eight campuses in Manitoba

  • Continuing and Distance Education

  • State-of-the-art equipment and facilities

  • Instructors with industrial expertise

  • 97% graduate employment rate

  • 94% graduate satisfaction rate

Red River College (RRC) is located in the city of Winnipeg, the capital of Manitoba and Canada's eighth largest city. In the centre of Canada with a multiethnic population of 650,000, Winnipeg has the advantage of offering a low cost of living, a safe and friendly environment, and access to a range of cultural, sporting, and entertainment activities. The province of Manitoba is a recognized leader in information technology, transportation, aerospace, and health services industries.

Red River College is the largest college in Manitoba. As a post-secondary education and training institution, sponsored and accredited by the Government of Manitoba, RRC offers over 90 nationally and internationally recognized technical and vocational certificate, diploma, joint university degree, and advanced diploma programs. The College serves an annual student population of over 30,000 full and part-time students with over 750 permanent support and instructional staff.

Programs are offered on-campus at our new $31 million 'high tech' downtown campus, at one of our four regional campuses, three specialized training centres (including our Language Training Centre), or via distance education. The College maintains international partnerships and agreements with universities and institutions throughout the world.

Red River College's major advantages are quality training by qualified instructors, leading edge facilities and resources, flexible delivery, competitive pricing, superior instructional support, advanced computer based training, and an internationally recognized certification of students.


Areas of Expertise

Business Development and International Trade, English Language Training, Health Services and Applied Sciences, Hotel and Restaurant Administration, Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Transportation, Engineering, and Industrial Technology.