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FLO-010 Forklift Operator

8 hours


Receive thorough training that meets or exceeds all WorkSafe BC and CSA regulations and standards. Each student will be evaluated and those able to demonstrate a minimum level of operational competence receive an Ives & Associates document of successful program completion. Note: Ask for information sheet when registering.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Must be 16 years of age and have, or have had, a driver's license.

For course schedule information visit our timetable. Note: course registration is open to students accepted into an NIC program. If you have questions, please call 1-800-715-0914.

Online registration is available for this course. View upcoming start dates and register.

HMC-130 Safe Work Practices in the Heavy Mechanical Trades

40 Hours


This course provides the fundamental safety skills that are needed in the Heavy Mechanical trades and an overview of employer and employee responsibilities. Emphasis will be given to safety and environmental practices as they pertain to the Heavy Mechanical trades. This course follows the requirements of ITA Heavy Duty Equipment Technician Apprenticeship Level 1.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Heavy Mechanical Trades Foundation Certificate program.

For course schedule information visit our timetable. Note: course registration is open to students accepted into an NIC program. If you have questions, please call 1-800-715-0914.

HMC-131 Occupational Skills in the Heavy Mechanical Trades

65 Hours


This course introduces the Heavy Mechanical trades and provides an overview of workplace skills, customer relations and communication skills with your work team, suppliers and customers. The course encompasses employability skills, workplace success, applied trades math, record keeping, report writing, and accessing resources to source information such as parts and servicing documents. This course follows the requirements of ITA Heavy Duty Equipment Technician Apprenticeship Level One.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Heavy Mechanical Trades Foundation Certificate program.

For course schedule information visit our timetable. Note: course registration is open to students accepted into an NIC program. If you have questions, please call 1-800-715-0914.

HMC-132 Frames and Suspension

96 Hours


This course focuses on suspension systems in truck and trailer units. Through theoretical and applied learning students will gain the skills and experience needed to remove, diagnose, and repair frames and undercarriages. Instruction also includes auto-lube systems in trucks and trailers. This course follows the requirements of ITA Heavy Duty Equipment Technician Apprenticeship Level One.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Heavy Mechanical Trades Foundation Certificate program.

For course schedule information visit our timetable. Note: course registration is open to students accepted into an NIC program. If you have questions, please call 1-800-715-0914.

HMC-133 Tools and Equipment in the Heavy Mechanical Trades

75 Hours


This course focuses on the selection and use of common tools and equipment found in the Heavy Mechanical trades. Instruction and applied learning encompass processes and best practices associated with cutting and re-threading fasteners, pipe, tubing, and their fittings, which will support them to repair and maintain vehicles. This course follows the requirements of ITA Heavy Duty Equipment Technician Apprenticeship Level One.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Heavy Mechanical Trades Foundation Certificate program.

For course schedule information visit our timetable. Note: course registration is open to students accepted into an NIC program. If you have questions, please call 1-800-715-0914.

HMC-134 Electrical Applications

65 Hours


This course provides students with an introduction to electrical circuits, batteries, and wiring specific to the Heavy Mechanical trades. Students will learn the different parts of batteries, how to charge them, and how batteries power components of a vehicle's electrical system. This course follows the requirements of ITA Heavy Duty Equipment Technician Apprenticeship Level One.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Heavy Mechanical Trades Foundation Certificate program.

For course schedule information visit our timetable. Note: course registration is open to students accepted into an NIC program. If you have questions, please call 1-800-715-0914.

HMC-135 Powertrain

89 Hours


This course provides an in-depth knowledge into all the components that make up vehicle and equipment powertrains as found in the Heavy Mechanical trades. Emphasis will be given to the installation, maintenance, and removal of transmissions, drivelines, and final drives. This course follows the requirements of ITA Heavy Duty Equipment Technician Apprenticeship Level One.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Heavy Mechanical Trades Foundation Certificate program.

For course schedule information visit our timetable. Note: course registration is open to students accepted into an NIC program. If you have questions, please call 1-800-715-0914.

HMC-136 Welding in the Heavy Mechanical Trades

62 Hours


This course provides an introduction to the practical welding skills required of students in the Heavy Mechanical trades. Emphasis will be placed on oxy-acetylene cutting and brazing, as well as shielded metal arc welding (SMAW) techniques. This course follows the requirements of ITA Heavy Duty Equipment Technician Apprenticeship Level One.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Heavy Mechanical Trades Foundation Certificate program.

For course schedule information visit our timetable. Note: course registration is open to students accepted into an NIC program. If you have questions, please call 1-800-715-0914.

HMC-137 Heavy Mechanical Trades Equipment

65 Hours


This course encompasses the technical skills required to assess, plan and operate the many types of equipment which are vital to the safe removal and support of heavy loads. Students will also learn about support aids such as jacks, stands and blocking, chains, wire ropes, hoist requirements and procedures. This course follows the requirements of ITA Heavy Duty Equipment Technician Apprenticeship Level One.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Heavy Mechanical Trades Foundation Certificate program.

For course schedule information visit our timetable. Note: course registration is open to students accepted into an NIC program. If you have questions, please call 1-800-715-0914.

HMC-138 Air Braking Systems

64 Hours


This course encompasses principles of air brake systems including pneumatics, brake assemblies, and proper pre-trip inspections. During this course students will repair and service air brake systems as found in vehicles and equipment. This course follows the requirements of ITA Heavy Duty Equipment Technician Apprenticeship Level One.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Heavy Mechanical Trades Foundation Certificate program.

For course schedule information visit our timetable. Note: course registration is open to students accepted into an NIC program. If you have questions, please call 1-800-715-0914.

HMC-139 Hydraulics

64 Hours


This course encompasses the foundational aspects of hydraulic systems. Emphasis will be given to hose assembly, components, diagrams, and hydraulic schematics. During this course students, will learn about the operation, types and components of hydraulic systems followed by the application of assembling and maintaining hydraulic systems. This course follows the requirements of ITA Heavy Duty Equipment Technician Apprenticeship Level One.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Heavy Mechanical Trades Foundation Certificate program.

For course schedule information visit our timetable. Note: course registration is open to students accepted into an NIC program. If you have questions, please call 1-800-715-0914.

HMC-140 Hydraulic Braking Systems

64 Hours


This course introduces hydraulic braking systems. Emphasis is given to braking fundamentals, preventative maintenance of brakes, and anti-locking brake systems. During this course, students will learn how to diagnose and repair hydraulic braking systems. This course follows the requirements of ITA Heavy Duty Equipment Technician Apprenticeship Level One.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Heavy Mechanical Trades Foundation Certificate program.

For course schedule information visit our timetable. Note: course registration is open to students accepted into an NIC program. If you have questions, please call 1-800-715-0914.

HMC-141 Engines and Supporting Systems

100 Hours


This course introduces internal combustion engines. Emphasis will be given to engine support systems including cooling, lubrication, and air induction systems. This course culminates in applied learning on the removal and re-installation of an engine. This course follows the requirements of ITA Heavy Duty Equipment Technician Apprenticeship Level One.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Heavy Mechanical Trades Foundation Certificate program.

For course schedule information visit our timetable. Note: course registration is open to students accepted into an NIC program. If you have questions, please call 1-800-715-0914.

HMC-142 Electrical Fundamentals in the Heavy Mechanical Trades

62 Hours


This course introduces students to the fundamentals of electrical and electronic systems as it pertains to vehicle and equipment applications. Emphasis will be given to terminology, components, and devices, as well as magnetic theory. Students will diagnose and fix electrical and electronic systems. This course follows the requirements of ITA Heavy Duty Equipment Technician Apprenticeship Level One.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Heavy Mechanical Trades Foundation Certificate program.

For course schedule information visit our timetable. Note: course registration is open to students accepted into an NIC program. If you have questions, please call 1-800-715-0914.

HMC-143 Cab Structures And Systems

71 Hours


This course encompasses theory and applied learning on vehicle and equipment structures. Emphasis will be given to coupling and temperature control systems. In addition, this course will provide students with the opportunity to work on trailer body components. This course follows the requirements of ITA Heavy Duty Equipment Technician Apprenticeship Level One.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Heavy Mechanical Trades Foundation Certificate program.

For course schedule information visit our timetable. Note: course registration is open to students accepted into an NIC program. If you have questions, please call 1-800-715-0914.

HMC-144 Steering And Wheel Systems

78 Hours


This course encompasses the theory and applied learning required to select and service various components of a vehicle's steering and suspensions system. During this course, students will diagnose and repair tires, rims, wheel hubs, and other parts of a vehicles steering system. This course follows the requirements of ITA Heavy Duty Equipment Technician Apprenticeship Level One.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Heavy Mechanical Trades Foundation Certificate program.

For course schedule information visit our timetable. Note: course registration is open to students accepted into an NIC program. If you have questions, please call 1-800-715-0914.

OFA-001 WHMIS 2015

4 hours


This course is an introduction to the Workplace Hazardous Material Information System. The course includes the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling for chemicals (GHS) as well as WHMIS legislation introduced in 1988. Participants must attend and participate in 100% of the course.


For course schedule information visit our timetable. Note: course registration is open to students accepted into an NIC program. If you have questions, please call 1-800-715-0914.

OFA-010 Occupational First Aid Level 1

8 hours


Learn CPR, choking and hemorrhage control and minor wound care according to WSBC Regulations, Part 3 Guidelines (3.14 - 3.21). This WorkSafeBC course is an excellent entry level WSBC First Aid course that is a recognized by local industry. Certification is by WSBC and is valid for three years.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Students must be at least 16 years of age. Students under 19 require a parent/ guardian signed waiver. Picture identification must be brought to the 1st class.

For course schedule information visit our timetable. Note: course registration is open to students accepted into an NIC program. If you have questions, please call 1-800-715-0914.

Online registration is available for this course. View upcoming start dates and register.