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Heavy Equipment Diploma

2 Years (full-time|part-time)

Part-time also available

Available at: Point Lisas|Woodford Lodge

Course Code HET

This Apprenticeship Programme provides theoretical and practical training in Heavy Equipment Maintenance. Students are taught to interpret work orders and technical manuals and how to keep equipment clean, lubricated and effectively maintained. Through a combination of workshop and on-the-job training, students are exposed to the skills required to diagnose faults and malfunctions, adjust equipment and repair or replace defective parts, components or systems.

Entry Requirements

  • Math, English and a Science Subject (including Integrated Science, Physics and Chemistry)
    NEC Auto Diesel Craftsman AND/OR Former NESC Apprentices AND any combination of CSEC Subjects and Work experience in the field as an auto mechanic
    Any other Auto and diesel training and certification COMBINED with any work experience AND any combination of CSEC Subjects
    In house or online heavy equipment maintenance specific training AND work experience in the field of auto/diesel mechanic repair and heavy equipment maintenance
  • Mature students with appropriate qualifications and experience.
  • Be sixteen (16) years or older.
  • Pass an interview.
  • Pass a Drug Test at their cost.

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Contact the NESC for information on programme fees.

Registration Fee: $300 (non refundable)

Graduates will receive an NESC Diploma (and will be eligible to pursue the NESC Journeyman qualification and the Trades Professional Certificate (Red Deer College (RDC), Alberta, Canada)).

The following are the primary objectives of the Heavy Equipment Technician Programme:

  • Diagnose repair, and maintain by skills and knowledge gained through training and experience any of the working parts of diesel engines as well as the various components of mobile industrial equipment.
  • Read and understand work orders, prepare estimates, and interpret technical manuals.
  • Write service reports, diagnose the cause of failures and keep service analysis records.
  • Perform assigned tasks in accordance with production standards required by industry.

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  1. Standard Workplace Safety, Materials and Tools
  2. Suspensions, Wheels and Systems (Part 1 & 2)
  3. Hydraulic and Electric Brake System
  4. Hydraulics 1
  5. Electrical I and Electronics I
  6. Air Brakes
  7. Powertrain (Specific To Truck and Transport)
  8. Steering Systems
  9. Steering and Antilock Brake Systems
  10. Air Conditioning
  11. Vehicle Electrical Diagnosis
  12. Failure Analysis and Apprenticeship
  13. Heavy Duty Charging System
  14. Heavy Duty Cranking Systems
  15. Hydraulics II (Part 1, 2 & 3)
  16. Steering and Suspension Systems and Accessories (Specific To Off-Road) and Apprenticeship (Part 1 & 2)
  17. Powertrain (Specific To Off-Road) (Part 1 & 2)
  18. Diesel Fuel Injection Systems (Part 1 & 2)
  19. Electronics Fuel Management
  20. Engine Systems
  21. Engine Fundamentals, Service and Repair (Part 1, 2, 3 & 4)
NESC Diploma|NESC Journeyman|Trades Professional Certificate (Red Deer College (RDC), Alberta, Canada)

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