Northern College

Northern College

MHUB - January 1, 2015
Province/State ON
City: Timmins
Province/State: Ontario
College Website:
Mechanic Programs: Heavy Equipment

Heavy Equipment Program Summary:
In this program, students will learn the basic fundamentals of diesel engines, power trains, electrical systems, hydraulic systems and brake systems. They will also learn the basic principles of welding and be introduced to the metal cutting process.

This program provides students with the training equivalent to the apprenticeship in-school component of Heavy Equipment Basic Level.

Approximately 3-4 years. The Heavy Duty Equipment Technician Apprenticeship is based on competencies through demonstrated skill, rather than a fixed number of hours on the job; however, the benchmark is 6,280 hours, which includes 720 hours of in-class training.

The apprenticeship is completed when the apprentice has achieved competency in all of the on-the-job performance objectives and when the three levels of in-school training have successfully been completed.

Northern College offers the three levels of in-class training needed for this apprenticeship program. Each level is approx. 240 hours in duration. Training is delivered in day release format. (1 day per week for 40 weeks)

Program Contact Details:
Kate Quinn
Apprenticeship Program Assistant
705-235-3211, ext.2211
[email protected]

Karri Kentish
Apprenticeship Clerk
705-235-3211, ext 2133
[email protected]

Northern College is a post-secondary institution with four major campuses and numerous satellite locations serving a catchment area of 58,000 square miles covering northern and NorthEastern Ontario.

Northern College offers one, two, and three year programs leading graduates to employment in the fields of technology, business, applied arts, and health sciences.

Businesses and industries are well served by Northern College's Training and Development Division. Northern College, Porcupine Campus also offers the B.Sc.N. degree program affiliated with Laurentian University.

Areas of Expertise
Northern College's Schools of Veterinary Sciences, Health Sciences and Emergency Services, and Natural Resources are growing rapidly with hundreds of applications every year. Northern also excels at delivery career training in engineering technology, including welding engineering technology and instrumentation technician, as well as computer studies and trades programs.