Code 5830
SectorMotorized Equipment Maintenance (10)
Number of credits120
Length of training1800 hours
StatusProgram approved in 2011.
Educational organizations offering the program
Display the old version of this program: 
5330 - Mécanique de véhicules lourds routiers
  • Objectives and targeted professions
  • Admission conditions
  • Program content

Program objectives

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.

Targeted professions (find out more about a trade or an occupation on Qué

Automotive service technicians, truck and bus mechanics and mechanical repairers (7321)
Contractors and supervisors, mechanic trades (7301)
Heavy-duty equipment mechanics (7312)

Admission conditions

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

This section identifies the modules or course codes for the actual programs of study in adult general education that are specific prerequisites in language of instruction and mathematics. Functional prerequisites includes the successful completion of specific prerequisites as well as the general development test (TDG). When a DVS doesn't require specific prerequisites in language of instruction or in mathematics, a dash ( - ) is displayed in the appropriate cell. For programs that lead to an AVS, specific prerequisites and the TDG do not apply (N/A).

Specific prerequisites
Language of instructionSecond languageMathematics
ENG-2102-4 ou (ENG-2062-3)632-306 ou (630-316)----

Program content

Code Statement of competency Hours Credits
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
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