Heavy Mechanical Foundation

Provider: ​North Island College
Location: ​Campbell River Campus
Program dates:
(36 weeks)
​September
Times: ​Monday - Thursday  7:45am - 3:15pm
Cost to student: $1895 texts/labs and equipment
Prerequisite(s):
  1. C in English 10; or C in two of Composition 10, Creative Writing 10, Literary Studies 10, New Media 10, Spoken Language 10, English First Peoples Writing 10, English First Peoples Literary Studies 10, English First Peoples New Media 10, and English First Peoples Spoken Language 10

  2. C in one of Principles of Math 10, Apprenticeship & Workplace Math 10, Workplace Math 10, Foundations of Math & Pre-Calculus 10

Recommend Shop Classes
(Automotive, Electronics, Metalwork, Transportation Trades Sampler, Metalwork)
Grad Credits: 36
*​No break over high school Spring Break*


PATHWAY TO A NIC TRADES PROGRAM
Below are 3 sample timetables showing the pathway and required courses needed between Grade 10 - 12 so a student could take the Heavy Mechanical Foundation Program in their Grade 12 year at NIC.
 
Sample Timetable #1

Grade 10

Grade 11

Grade 12

English 10

Math 10

CLE 10/Elective 10

PE 10

 

English 12

Science 11*

Socials 11 or 12 *

Elective 11 (CLE11*)

NIC Heavy Mechanical Foundation

(Campbell River Campus)

 

Counts as Grade 12 Electives

 

 

Note: Requires "N" license as program is in Campbell River

English 11

Socials 10

Science 10

Elective 10/Elective 10

 

Transportation Trades Sampler
(Includes WorkPlace Math 11)

 

CLC/Capstone

 


Sample Timetable #2

Grade 10

Grade 11

Grade 12

English 10

Math 10

CLE 10/Elective 10

Elective 10/Elective 10

English 11

Science 11

Elective 11

Elective 11

 

NIC Heavy Mechanical Foundation

(Campbell River Campus)

 

Counts as Grade 12 Electives

 

 

Note: Requires "N" license as program is in Campbell River

Socials 10

Science 10

PE10

Elective 10/Elective 10

 

English 12

CLC/Capstone

Socials 11 or 12

Elective 11 or 12

 

 
 
Sample Timetable #3 (SD71 WILL NOT FUND Tuition)

Grade 10

Grade 11

Grade 12

After Grade 12

English 10

Math 10

CLE 10/Elective 10

Elective 10/Elective 10

English 11

Science 11

Elective 11

Elective 11

English 12

CLC/Capstone

Elective 12

Elective 12

 

NIC Heavy Mechanical

 

*NOT FUNDED

by SD71 

 

Socials 10

Science 10

PE10

Elective 10/Elective 10

Socials 11 or 12

Elective 11 (CLE11*)

Math 11

Elective 11

Transportation Trades Sampler
(Includes WorkPlace Math 11)

*Unless there is an Exceptional Circumstance that is pre-approved by the Ministry Of Education well in advance


PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

heavy duty.jpg

This entry-level training provides a base of knowledge common in the four heavy mechanical trades: truck and transport mechanic, transport trailer technician, heavy duty equipment technician, and diesel engine mechanic. To ensure curriculum remains current and relevant for new employees, NIC is advised by an active, local industry advisory committee.

You will gain skills to inspect, service, and repair off-highway and transport trucks, buses, diesel engines, transport trailers, cranes, graders, bulldozers and other heavy equipment for safe operation and optimum performance. You will learn essential skills in shop safety, work habits and maintaining tools and equipment. Your training includes rigging, blocking and moving loads; hoses, fasteners and fittings; welding; winches and working attachments; brakes; hydraulics; fuel systems; electrical systems; and internal combustion theory. You will also become familiar with record keeping, writing service reports and using trade-specific software.

On successful completion of this program and upon entering into an apprenticeship, you will be eligible to receive technical training credit for Level 1 and 450 hours of work-based credit toward your apprenticeship.

 

The Heavy Duty Foundations course is heavily prescribed and there is a wait list.  Applications to the college should be completed well in advance to ensure a seat.  

 

 




 
 
___________________________________________________________
District & NIC Applications, Form and Links

NIC Heavy Mechanical​ Program Website

If you will complete any of the following applications digitally, make sure you
download and save them to your computer first before completing.  You can use the Fill & Sign feature in Adobe Acrobat Reader to sign it.

District Application - Train In Trades (Can be done at home and brought to Careers Teacher)
Student Learning Plan - Trades (Can be started at home and brought to Careers Teacher)
ITA Youth Train In Trades Application Form (To completed once accepted to program) 
Sample NIC Train In Trades Application (see school's Careers Department for actual one)  
 
NIDES Registration (Only required if your program starts in Semester 2)
___________________________________________________________
 
VCC.jpeg
 
 
Image result for ita youth
 
 
 
 
 
WorkBC

 

Careers Contacts

GP Vanier
Kelley Giorganni: 250-338-2110
 
Mark R Isfeld
Randy James: 250-334-4628
 
Highland
Tracey McKinney: 250-339-3617
 
Glacier View
Dawn Stevens: 250-338-2752