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Advanced Electrical Diagnostic Techniques AUTO 3175

Automotive Mechanics Course

International Fees

International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.

Course details

​Move beyond standard electrical resistance and available voltage testing procedures. Thinking outside of the workshop manual and develop your advanced diagnostic skills utilizing alternative circuit testing methods, lab scope and network system diagnostic techniques. This course is suitable for both professional technicians and apprentices. In addition to the 24 hours of instructor guided course delivery, each week students are assigned approximately 5 additional hours of self-paced online interactive knowledge building assignments.


  • 70% in AUTO 1175
  • If you have not completed AUTO 1175 but have prior training on basic electrical/electronic systems, contact the department for approval to register.





Course offerings

Fall 2023

Below is one offering of AUTO 3175 for the Fall 2023 term.

CRN 48132


Mon Nov 13 - Sat Dec 02 (3 weeks)

  • 3 weeks
  • CRN 48132
  • $547.36
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Nov 13 Mon 18:00 - 21:00 Online
Nov 18 - Dec 02 Sat 08:30 - 16:00 Burnaby


Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.



Important information
  1. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.
  2. This session combines both online learning and classroom delivery; students will complete online learning modules between classroom sessions. Prerequisite: AUTO 0173 or minimum Automotive Service Technician Level 1 Apprentice. CSA approved safety glasses and steel-toed footwear required. Classes held Tuesdays, Nov 13(online) PLUS Saturdays, Nov 18, 25 & Dec 2.


This course offering has been cancelled. Please check back next term or subscribe to receive email updates.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Perform voltage drop testing to diagnose electrical circuits,
  • Perform current testing strategies to diagnose electrical circuits,
  • Demonstrate the use of a lab-scope to test common automotive electrical signals,
  • Explain automotive network system operation,
  • Apply diagnostic techniques to diagnose automotive network system failure.

Effective as of Fall 2021


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