Objectifs du programme

This program aims to train individuals for the profession of heavy vehicle mechanic. Apprenticeships take place in workshops on mechanical and electrical components and on conventional and computerized systems of heavy road vehicles.

Mechanics must perform preventative and corrective mechanical work, check vehicles in order to identify operating problems, search for the cause and locate the source, and carry out repairs, replacements and adjustments, as well as operating tests.

Contenu du programme

Code Énoncé de la compétence Heures Unités
850-561 Determine their suitability for the trade and the training process 15 1
850-562 Prevent risks with regard to occupational health and safety, and the environment 30 2
850-563 Find technical information about heavy vehicles 45 3
850-564 Repair differential systems 60 4
850-565 Do shop work 75 5
850-566 Inspect hydraulic and pneumatic systems 90 6
850-567 Perform general maintenance tasks on diesel injection systems and engine brakes 105 7
850-568 Maintain and repair hydraulic and pneumatic braking systems 120 8
850-572 Establish interpersonal relationships at work 30 2
850-573 Repair and replace wheels and their components 45 3
850-574 Maintain and repair charging and starting systems 60 4
850-575 Perform heating, welding and cutting tasks 75 5
850-576 Inspect electrical and electronic systems 90 6
850-577 Tune diesel engines 105 7
850-578 Repair transmission systems 120 8
850-583 Maintain and replace automatic transmissions 45 3
850-584 Repair hydraulic equipment on a heavy vehicle 60 4
850-585 Maintain and repair suspensions, chassis frames and fifth wheels 75 5
850-586 Repair cab elements, accessories and circuits 90 6
850-588 Repair diesel engines 120 8
850-594 Inspect and replace diesel engines 60 4
850-595 Maintain and repair hydraulic power steering systems 75 5
850-605 Perform periodic maintenance on a heavy vehicle 75 5
850-609 Enter the workforce 135 9
1800 120

Conditions d'admission et préalables

To be eligible for admission to this program, candidates must meet one of the following requirements:

Persons holding a Secondary School Diploma or its recognized equivalent, for example, an Attestation of Equivalence of Secondary V studies, or a postsecondary diploma such as the Diploma of College Studies or a Bachelor's degree
Persons who are at least 16 years of age on September 30 of the school year in which their training is to begin and have earned the Secondary IV credits in language of instruction, second language and mathematics in the programs of study established by the Minister, or have been granted recognition for equivalent learning
Persons who are at least 18 years of age upon entry into the program and have the following functional prerequisites: the successful completion of the General Development Test (see the following table), or recognition of equivalent learning
Persons who have obtained Secondary III credits in language of instruction, second language and mathematics in programs established by the Minister are required to pursue general education courses, concurrently with their vocational training, in order to obtain the Secondary IV credits they lack in language of instruction, second language and mathematics in programs established by the Minister.

Préalables fonctionnels

A person who has reached the age of 18 can be admitted to a program of study leading to a Diploma of vocational studies (DVS) based on functional prerequisites. These prerequisites, in place for those aged at least 18 years at the start date declared for the vocational training program, are: successful completion of the general development test (GDT) and obtaining and passing the tests relative to the specific prerequisites in the language of instruction and mathematics, if applicable.

This table indicates the new course codes for common core basic education (CCBE) and diversified basic education (DBE) required for the specific prerequisites in language of instruction and mathematics for the targeted program of study. In the cases where the new course codes for the CCBE and the DBE are in progressive implementation, the old codes are indicated in parenthesis and are still valid. The equivalent course codes in basic education in the youth sector are also indicated in the table. When a DVS does not require any specific prerequisites in language of instruction or in mathematics, a (-) will be displayed in the appropriate field. Please note that the functional prerequisites do not apply to attestation of vocational specialty (AVS) programs.

Préalables spécifiques

Langue d'enseignementLangue secondeMathématique
ENG-3101-1 et ENG-3102-2 ou (ENG-3070-3)632-306 ou (630-316)----

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