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Diesel Engine Mechanic


Diesel Engine Mechanics install, repair and maintain all internal combustion diesel engines and components used in transport, construction and marine.

For more information visit the ITA Website.

The foundation program for this apprentice is Heavy Mechanical Foundation.

Program Outline 

The full-time, 8-week program is competency based. The program delivers the complete theoretical and practical outcomes of the provincially accredited Diesel Engine Mechanic apprenticeship program.

  • Line D Electrical
  • Line H Engines and Supporting Systems

All apprentices who complete Level 2 of the Diesel Engine Mechanic program with a FINAL level percentage score of 70% or greater will receive 240 work-based hours. Apprentices will also be required to take an ITA Standardized Written C of Q Exam (Certification of Qualification).

Apprentices whom have passed level 2 with 70% or higher, passed the CofQ Exam at 70% or higher and have 3000 work base training hours or more will be recommended for certification.

Career Opportunities 

Visit the ITA website for more information on Career Opportunities for apprentices in this field. 

Admission Requirements 
  • Must be a Registered Apprentice and have a TWID (Trade Worker ID) number.
  • Heavy Duty Equipment Technician (HDET) Level 1 OR 
  • Heavy Mechanical Foundations (HMF), OR
  • Truck and Transport Mechanic (TTM) Level 1, OR
  • Transport Trailer Technician (TTT) Level 1,  or
  • Diesel Engine Mechanic (DEM) Level 1, AND 
  • Recommended 1000 hours work-base hours
  • Grade 10 or equivalent Math, English and Science.
  • Grade 12 preferred

Complete a NWCC Bursary Application [PDF]

Dates and Locations 
Diesel Engine Mechanic Intakes are in conjunction with the Heavy Duty Equipment Technician  Terrace 
Program Fees 

Please see tuition and fees associated with the Heavy Duty Equipment Technician program