In today’s competitive job market, employers are seeking to hire graduates that are highly specialized and well trained. You can’t afford to waste your time with an education that won’t help you get the job you want. At Centennial College, all our programs are geared for success.As part of your program, you will not only learn how to use the latest cutting edge tools, but you will also learn how to apply the latest principles from business professionals. To compliment your classroom learning, you will also get hands-on experience in the labs. Centennial’s staff not only believes in providing students with the best teaching experience possible, but also to offer the best guidance and career advice.Program Overview : This program will prepare you for an exciting future as a skilled professional in the heavy equipment field. The in-school training, combined with practical on-the-job experience that is gained in the co-op work placement will provide an excellent start to an apprenticeship. Centennial offers Heavy Duty Equipment Technician and Heavy equipment courses to equip students to pursue a career in it.Successful students will earn an Ontario College Diploma, will have eight months of practical, on-the-job, co-op training at a heavy equipment facility and complete their entire Ontario Apprenticeship in-school curriculum within two years. In addition, you will take courses in advanced electrical/ electronics, logistics, plus hoisting and rigging that is only available at Centennial.To complete this program, you will spend the first eight months in school, eight months in co-op as a registered apprentice, and a final eight months in school. As part of the in-school curriculum, you will train on heavy duty equipment courses assemblies in fully-equipped heavy duty equipment labs. You will focus on applied mechanics, vehicle dynamics as well as component design and repair as it applies to the apprenticeship curriculum. In addition, you will take courses in business, English and general education. Admission Requirements : Centennial College expects students applying for admission to certificate or diploma programs to present at minimum an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or General Educational Development (GED) or equivalent. Possession of minimum admission requirements does not guarantee admission to the program.Non-academic Requirements : * Satisfactory results in a program admission session* Experience and mechanical aptitude* Resume may be required* English proficiency will be considered in the admission processNotes : * Students will be placed in the appropriate English level based on skills assessment results.