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 Automotive Technician Foundation
SchoolBritish Columbia Institute of Technology
LocationBurnaby, BC, Canada
School TypeCollege
School SizeFull-time Undergraduate: 18,147
Length30 Week(s)
Entry Grade (%)*
Prerequisites NotesApplicant must have a high school diploma or equivalent or be age 19, take the BCIT pre-test for English, Math and mechanical reasoning and have a valid B.C. 'Class 7N' or 'Class 5' driver's license. Good physical condition is desirable.
DescriptionAutomotive technicians repair and test motor vehicles. They disassemble, inspect and assemble engines and accessories, cooling systems, transmissions and clutches, drive lines, braking and suspension systems. Automotive technicians employ logic and deductive reasoning in diagnosing and troubleshooting vehicle mechanical and electrical/electronic systems.

BCIT's entry-level program provides the basic knowledge and practical skills to meet the needs of both students and employers for entry into the automotive industry. Graduates may pursue a career as a general repair technician or choose to specialize in one of the many specializations that have emerged. Students will receive credit for their first level of apprentice technical training from the Industry Training Authority (ITA) upon successful completion of the program and 450 hours credit towards their time in trade.
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