Program Objectives

The Construction Equipment Mechanics program aims to train people to perform routine periodic maintenance and mechanical work, to inspect and target mechanical problems on construction equipment, find technical information, perform repairs, replacements, adjustments and perform equipment tests.

Program Content

Code Statement of Competency Hours Credits
851-211 Determine their suitability for the trade and the training process 15 1
851-212 Avoid health, safety and environmental hazards 30 2
851-213 Find technical information about construction equipment 45 3
851-215 Do workshop work 75 5
851-225 Perform heating, welding and cutting operations 75 5
851-232 Establish interpersonal relationships at work 30 2
851-236 Inspect hydraulic and pneumatic systems 90 6
851-246 Inspect electrical and electronic systems 90 6
851-256 Inspect wheels and repair power brake systems 90 6
851-266 Repair clutches and traction systems 90 6
851-274 Maintain and repair charging and starting systems 60 4
851-284 Repair electrical circuits and cab accessories 60 4
851-287 Do general maintenance work on diesel injection systems and engine brakes 105 7
851-288 Tune up diesel engines 120 8
851-294 Inspect and replace diesel engines 60 4
851-298 Repair diesel engines 120 8
851-304 Repair transmission systems 60 4
851-308 Repair hydraulic components on construction equipment 120 8
851-315 Maintain hydrostatic transmissions 75 5
851-318 Repair and maintain semiautomatic and automatic transmissions 120 8
851-323 Repair and maintain steering systems 45 3
851-326 Perform routine periodic maintenance on construction equipment 90 6
851-329 Enter the work force 135 9
1800 120

Admission Conditions and Prerequisites

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.

Functional Prerequisites

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.

Specific Prerequisites

Language of instructionSecond languageMathematics
ENG-3101-1 et ENG-3102-2 ou (ENG-3070-3)632-306 ou (630-316)----

Educational Organizations Offering the Program



Places available
Admission by waiting list
Course full
CS Kativik
Vocational Training Centre Group Status D/E Start Date
C.F.P. du Nunavik

Construction Equipment Mechanic

Construction equipment mechanics repair diesel engines, brakes, transmissions and any other defective system. More specifically, they repair tracks and traction systems, and adjust and program hydraulic controls for machine operators. This is a job for those who have an analytical mind and enjoy problem solving. A job as a construction equipment mechanic requires manual skills and a diligent, methodical personality.

Average Salary

Construction Equipment Mechanic — $25.65

Job Titles

Mechanics foreman/woman
Construction equipment mechanic