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Truck and Coach Technician
3 to 4 years
Red Seal

Truck and coach technicians overhaul, repair, and rebuild trucks, tractor-trailers, buses, coaches, and other road transport equipment. They may work on the fuel, brake, steering and suspension systems; transmission, emission control and exhaust systems; engines; and electrical, cooling, and climate control systems. Some mechanics specialize in one or more of these systems. Truck and coach technicians need manual dexterity, good observation skills, physical strength, and the ability to read and apply technical information from service manuals.
Truck and Transport Mechanic

Certification Requirements
  • The Truck and Coach Technician apprenticeship consists of 6,000 hours of on-the-job training.
  • Apprentices must also complete three 8-week in-class technical training sessions.
  • Once you have successfully completed the apprenticeship requirements, you receive a Certificate of Apprenticeship and are considered a journeyperson candidate. You must challenge the Certificate of Qualification exam and pass to become certified as a journeyperson and be legally allowed to work in the trade in Ontario.
  • A person with at least 6,720 hours of related work experience is eligible to apply for a Trade Equivalency Assessment (TEA) and challenge the Certificate of Qualification exam to become certified as a journeyperson in this trade.
  • If you pass the Interprovincial Standards Examination, you qualify for Interprovincial Red Seal Certification.

Educational Prerequisites
Grade 12 or equivalent.

In-Class Training
Please contact your local apprenticeship office for information on the availability of technical training for this program.