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Basic Vehicle Maintenance and Operation AUTO 1050

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

This course is designed to increase your comfort level with vehicle technologies. It builds on information widely available online to help you make connections between theory and actual application. Increase your comfort level to make better decisions around vehicle purchase, maintenance requirements and vehicle technologies. Explore the importance and limitations of vehicle safety systems, transitioning to electric vehicles and developing regulations around electric vehicle ownership. This introductory level course is not designed to perform maintenance or repairs on personally owned vehicles during the in-person session but will allow you to understand the nuances of the automotive repair industry from a consumer point of view. ​

Prerequisite(s)

  • No prerequisites are required for this course.

Credits

1.0

Domestic fees

$287.18

Course offerings

Spring/Summer 2024

Below is one offering of AUTO 1050 for the Spring/Summer 2024 term.

CRN 68915

Duration

Wed May 22 - Wed May 29 (2 weeks)

  • 2 weeks
  • CRN 68915
  • Domestic fees $287.18
    International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees.
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
May 22 Wed 18:00 - 21:00 Online
May 25 Sat 08:00 - 15:00 Burnaby
May 29 Wed 18:00 - 21:00 Burnaby
Instructor

TBD

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Domestic fees

$287.18

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. International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.
  3. This is a blended course consisting of online sessions and in-person class at BCIT Burnaby Campus. May 22nd: 3-hours online, May 25th: 6-hours in person at Burnaby Campus, May 29th: 3-hours online.
Status

Learning Outcomes

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

  • List various types of vehicles to their maintenance requirements
  • Discuss common underhood, around the wheel, under the vehicle interior and exterior components
  • Identify basic hand tools and specialized shop equipment
  • Describe different battery electric vehicle components
  • Explain various battery electric vehicle operation and charging methodologies
  • Discuss industry related terms for communicating with industry professionals​

Effective as of Spring/Summer 2023

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