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Truck and Transport Mechanic

Truck and Transport Mechanics diagnose, repair and service highway buses and trucks. They work for commercial transport vehicle dealers, garages and service stations. A Truck and Transport Mechanic is designated under the Inter-provincial Red Seal program. These mechanics work on the mechanical, electrical and electronic components of vehicles. This includes the fuel, brake, steering and suspension, transmission, emission control and exhaust, and cooling and climate control systems. Some mechanics specialize in one or more of these systems. Many commercial mechanics – particularly those in fleet maintenance and emergency repair – will work outside in all types of conditions. Other work is carried out within shops. Truck and Transport Mechanics are required to use computerized diagnostic equipment to do preventive maintenance and test vehicle performance. They also work on mechanical and electronic components and do scheduled maintenance, such as oil changes and tune-ups.

Truck and Transport Mechanic Apprenticeship Level 1-4 Challenge Exam Refresher Course

The term of apprenticeship for a Truck and Transport Mechanic is four years (four 12 month periods) that includes on-the-job training and technical training. Out of these 4 levels , some levels of apprenticeship may or may not be challenge-able, depending on the province. We offer 4o hour refresher courses to prepare for challenge level exams.

Truck and Transport Mechanic IP (Inter-Provincial) Red Seal Challenge Exam Refresher Course

Once Truck and Transport Mechanic have worked in their field for a requisite number of hours (requirements must be verified through the provincial apprenticeship board) then Truck and Transport Mechanic may wish to write the provincially administered exam for IP Red Seal for Truck and Transport Mechanic , which will qualify him/her to work anywhere in Canada.

For qualified candidates (approved by apprenticeship board), we offer a 40-hour refresher course that will prepare them to challenge the Inter-Provincial Red Seal examination. Information pertaining to the eligibility requirements for challenging level exams or Inter-Provincial (IP) Red Seal exam can be found by calling local apprenticeship board office in the province or territory where the candidate resides.

If you are interested in this program or any other courses at ACE Trades and Technical Institute, please visit our Academic Calendar for course starting dates and schedules. For more details, you can also call local number: (604)304-4009 or toll free number: 1-855-471-3926 or send us an email at