Automotive technicians test, repair and service automobile systems. They employ critical and rational thinking in diagnosing mechanical and electrical systems on modern vehicles. Automotive technicians disassemble, inspect and service engines, cooling systems, transmissions, drivelines, brake systems, suspension and steering systems. BCIT's School of Transportation has partnered with Honda Canada to deliver Honda and Acura brand specific training alongside the Provincial curriculum outlined by the Industry Training Authority (ITA).
This entry level program provides students with the basic knowledge and practical skills needed for entry into the automotive industry. Once graduated, they may pursue a career as a general repair technician or choose to specialize in one of the many varied career paths that have emerged within the industry. Honda and Acura sponsorship allows for a two week work practicum within this program providing the student with the opportunity to network within Honda and Acura dealerships.
Students will also receive credit for level one apprentice technical training from the Industry Training Authority (ITA) and 450 hours credit towards time in trade. Upon successful completion of this program, they will be eligible to write the ITA Level 1 Certificate of Qualification exam.
Do you have credits from another BC/Yukon post-secondary school? Do you want to know if they transfer to courses here at BCIT? Check out BCIT's Transfer Equivalency Database to find out.
Throughout British Columbia and Canada, there is a serious shortage of skilled and certified automotive technicians who are specialized in Asian vehicles. As a result, independent Honda and Acura dealers are seeking trained apprentices. Job placement prospects are currently good and there is high probability that you will have a job waiting for you when you graduate.
The median salary for our graduates is in the range of $2,000 per month. Graduates who go on to complete their apprenticeship training may earn approximately $50,000 per year. Graduates can aspire to top industry positions with salaries in the $60,000-plus range per year.
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