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Overview

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This 20 week Foundation training program is designed to provide the student with the theoretical knowledge and practical skills to enter the trade. This includes core skills such as safety, tools and equipment, and employability. It also provides the students with hands-on training to perform service operations such as new unit assembly and full service; repair electrical components; and to service chassis, wheels, suspensions, final drives, and accessories.

Upon successful completion of BCIT's Motorcycle and Power Equipment Technician Foundation program, students receive credit for the first level of technical training required in the provincial Apprenticeship program plus 300 work based hours.

Students also have an option to receive an endorsement from the Yamaha's Technical Academy (YTA). The Yamaha endorsement course available through BCIT is known as the YTA Bronze level. To successfully complete the Bronze course, the student must pass an exam that covers the engine, drive-train and chassis systems and service procedures on Yamaha products.

Please visit the Industry Training Authority website for the Motorcycle and Power Equipment Technician Mechanic program standards and more details about the program.

Program Entry

Application processing

This is a continual intake program with applications processed throughout the year.

Entrance requirements

Applicants must meet all entrance requirements and will be accepted on a first qualified basis as long as space remains. When available intakes are full, qualified applicants are wait-listed.

Applicants must meet all entrance requirements prior to applying to this program. If you are uncertain or don’t meet the requirements we strongly recommend you complete any applicable Trades Pre-entry Tests before applying.

Please note: This program is also offered in a high school setting; applicants who will be attending this setting will be required to undergo a criminal record check. Applicants can contact their local police department to obtain the appropriate forms. Please be aware that the outcome of the criminal record check may influence your acceptability at this site.

Read more about how to meet BCIT’s entrance requirements

Recommended for success

  • Potential students with medical or physical disabilities should contact the Disability Resource Centre to arrange an interview with the institute's rehabilitation specialist at 604-451-6963 (telephone interview is acceptable for out of town applicants).

  • High school graduation is recommended by the Industry Training Authority (ITA). Please refer to the ITA website for current apprenticeship prerequisite information.

Apply to program

BCIT only accepts complete applications. In order to apply:

  • Include proof of meeting all entrance requirements prior to submission
  • Convert all transcripts and supporting documents to PDF files
  • Have a credit card ready to pay the application fee
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You can check the status of your application online at any time using the Student Information System.

Scheduled intakes

February and September

*Scheduled intakes are subject to change

myCommunication

Within 2 business days of submitting your completed application, BCIT will send a message to your personal e-mail and your myBCIT e-mail address. All correspondence about your application will be posted to your online myCommunication account at my.bcit.ca. We'll send you an email when a new message is posted. It's important to watch for these emails, or regularly check your account online.

You can expect to receive communication concerning the status of your application within 4 weeks.

Costs & Supplies

Tuition fees

Please see the Fees, Payments and Refunds section of the website for information on full-time tuition fees.

Books and supplies

$400 (general estimated cost, subject to change)

CSA approved safety glasses and footwear required. Footwear must be steel toed, leather, ankle covering boots.

Students are required to supply their own coveralls. A supply of coveralls are available through the BCIT Bookstore. Please check the uniform authorization voucher [PDF] to determine the type of coveralls required for your program.

Financial assistance

Financial assistance may be available for this program. For more information, please contact Student Financial Aid and Awards.

Courses

Class hours

0730–1400, Monday through Friday

Program delivery

Typical delivery includes classroom lecture, followed by shop practical exercises.

Program matrix

Required Courses: Credits
  MPET 1200 Safe Work Practices 2.0
  MPET 1201 Business Procedures/Employability Skills 3.0
  MPET 1202 Tools and Equipment 4.5
  MPET 1203 Welding 2.0
  MPET 1204 Wheels, Hubs, and Tires 2.0
  MPET 1205 Brake Systems 4.0
  MPET 1206 Suspension Systems 2.5
  MPET 1207 Basic Principles of Internal Combustion Engines 1.5
  MPET 1208 Electrical/Electronic Systems 6.5
  MPET 1209 Drive Systems 1.5
  MPET 1210 Maintenance 10.5
 
Total Credits: 40.0

Transfer credit

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.

Program Details

Program length

20 weeks, full-time

Grading

The passing grade in each course is 70%. Grades are calculated upon completion of theory assessments and practical shop exercises. All courses must be passed in order to successfully complete the program.

Accreditation

This foundation program meets all technical training requirements for level 1 apprenticeship outcomes for Motorcycle and Power Equipment Technician in BC.

Program location

Burnaby Campus
3700 Willingdon Avenue
Burnaby, BC

Industry training authority

BCIT transfers the student's name, contact information, Personal Education Number (PEN), and the name and date of the completed ITA Foundation program to the Industry Training Authority (ITA). This information is used for the purposes of tracking successful completions in order to grant credit towards apprenticeship where applicable, and communicating with trainees to promote continuation in an apprenticeship program.

Graduating & Jobs

Job opportunities

Graduates of this program may seek employment as apprentices.

Employment opportunities exist in service departments at motorcycle dealerships, small engine repair facilities, and construction and garden equipment service centers. Some graduates enjoy owning and operating their own service and repair businesses.

Graduate employment outcomes

The BCIT student outcomes reports present summary findings from the annual survey of former students administered by BC Stats one to two years after graduation. These reports combine the last three years of available results for the 2013-2015 BCIT Outcomes Surveys of 2012-2014 graduates and for Degree 2010-2012 graduates. The reports are organized into three-page summaries containing information on graduates' labour market experiences and opinions regarding their education. More detailed information can be accessed at the BC Student Outcomes website.

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Contact Us

Michael Charbula
Instructor, Motorcycle and Power Equipment Technician
Tel. 604-453-4094
Email: Mike_Charbula@bcit.ca

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