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Certificate in Heavy Mechanical Trades Foundation

Northern Lights College - Dawson Creek Campus Northern Lights College - Dawson Creek Campus, Canada

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Sep 2022, Jan 2023

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CAD 10630

Tuition Fee (CAD)

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CAD 100

Application Fee

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10 months

Duration

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6

IELTS

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78

TOEFL

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60%

Min GPA

Program Overview

This program consists of Foundation Heavy Mechanical Trades training in addition to Level 1 Apprenticeship Technical Training. Upon completion of this program, students will choose a specialty apprenticeship path in their fourth year of Heavy Mechanical Trades.

The new Heavy Mechanical Trades program includes the following four trades:

  • Truck and Transport Mechanic (Commercial Transport Vehicle Mechanic): Diagnose, repair and service the mechanical, electrical and electronic components of highway buses and trucks. This includes the fuel, brake, steering and suspension, transmission, emission control and exhaust, and cooling and climate control systems. Mechanics work for commercial transport vehicle dealers, garages and service stations, and may specialize in one or more of these systems.
  • Heavy Duty Equipment Technician: Overhaul, repair and service heavy equipment used in construction, forestry, materials handling, landscaping, and land clearing such as graders, loaders, bulldozers, shovels, tractors, trucks, forklifts, drills, and wheeled and tracked vehicles. Working from manufacturers' specifications, they identify and repair problems in structural, mechanical, or hydraulic systems. Heavy Duty Equipment Technicians also work on buses and large trucks. 
  • Diesel Engine Mechanic: Install, repair, and maintain all internal combustion diesel engines and components as used in transport, construction, and marine. 
  • Transport Trailer Technician: Maintain, rebuild, overhaul, recondition, repair and diagnostic troubleshoot commercial truck trailers.

There is a two-week Practicum work placement in this program where students will get the opportunity to showcase their skills to a potential employer.

Additional Information

Program Level UG Certificate / Diploma

Application Processing Days 30

Program Intensity Full-Time

Work Permit work permit PGWP

General Admission Requirement

  • IELTS
    • Minimum Overall Score - 6.0 - With No Band Less Than - 5.5
  • TOEFL
    • Minimum Overall Score - 78
  • PTE
    • Minimum Overall Score - 57

Academic Requirement

  • Minimum Level of Education Required: To be accepted into this program, applicants must have Grade 12 / High School Diploma.

6 IELTS Score With no band less than 5.5
78 TOEFL Score Minimum Overall Score
57 PTE Score Minimum Overall Score
60% CGPA Minimum Overall Score

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Tuition Fee

The values given below are estimated figures, excluding extra charges like material fee, student activity fees, athletic fees, health care, etc., for courses. To know more, please visit the Programs page.

Average Tuition Fee Per Year

10630

Tuition Fee
(CAD)

CAD 100

Application Fee
(CAD)

11000 Per year

Average Cost of Living
(CAD)

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The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Check program website for more information about funding options.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Questions

Student Visa

When Should I Apply?

4 to 6 months

Bank Account?

No Need

Duration of visa

Course Duration + 3 Months

Time to Wait for Visa

35 Days

Appointment

Required

How can you apply

Cost and Expenses

Fee

Visa Fee

Minimum Funds

833 CAD, 917 CAD

Other Expenses

Medical Fee and more

Examination and Skills

Medical Examination

Required

Language Skills

Required

Work Permit

Students who wish to work in Canada require a work permit to do so. A student in Canada can work part-time during the course of his studies and full-time during holidays and semester breaks and post the completion of their course/program.

Work Permit

Till valid study visa

Working Hours

20 hours/week

Documents Required

Study Permit

Social Insurance Number

Study Permit

Post Graduate Work Permit

The Post- Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) allows you to work for three years in Canada if you have completed a two years degree or more.

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Application

Form or Online

Documents Required

List of Documents

When to Apply

First 3 months

How long does it take?

90 Days

Duration

3 Years

Fees

CAD 255

Scholarships

Scholarship Announced for First 6 Associate of Science Degree Students
For the first time scholarship has been announced for Associate of Science Degree Students. First 6 students who will get LOA of Jan 2021 after payment of Tuition fee for Associate of Science Degree Program will get a credit of $500 in their second semester fees.

Northern Lights College provides its students to win for themselves a number scholarships, awards and bursaries in order to work on their finances as well as win accolades for their outstanding performance. The Northern Lights College Foundation is responsible for managing and giving away these scholarships and awards. Mentioned below are certain major scholarships, bursaries and awards for the students:

  • Entrance Awards and Scholarships
  • New Student Awards and Scholarships
  • General Awards
  • NLC Graduate Awards and Scholarships
  • Emergency Assistance Grants
  • Indigenous Awards and Bursaries
  • External Awards and Scholarships

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