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The Automotive Service Technician and Operations Non-Co-op Option is for international students who:

  • Want to complete a two-year apprenticeship technical training Diploma program for entry into the automotive service and repair industry.
  • Desire a position as a manager, supervisor, service advisor, or parts person in the automotive service and repair industry or
  • Want to earn the diploma as a pathway to a bachelor’s degree.

The Non-Co-op option of the Automotive Service Technician and Operations program provides international students with additional in-shop training time at BCIT for technical training, English, and hands-on skill development.

Fall 2021 delivery mode: blended

  • This program will be delivered for the fall semester as a combination of online and on-campus learning. While some of your coursework will take place online, there will also be in-person sessions.
  • Faculty will notify students of when their attendance on campus will be required.
  • We have put measures in place for your safety and well-being, ensuring that all safety protocols are addressed. Please see the BCIT COVID-19 page for details on the mandatory procedures that have been implemented.

Your education is our priority and we will continue to deliver the applied instruction, collaborative experience, and industry connections that you expect from BCIT.

Technology requirements

  • You will need access to a personal computer with video and microphone for the online portion of your program.
  • See Student Technology and Discounts for general technology recommendations and negotiated discounts from BCIT partners.

Safety in shops

  • Because this program will be delivered in a blended format, you will be required to attend shop activities in person. Our Occupational Health and Safety team has assessed our classrooms and shops to ensure we practice safe operating procedures in accordance with public health and safety guidelines as well as WorkSafeBC standards for post-secondary institutions. This is what we have done for automotive programs.

Services and support

  • Our Student Services staff continue to offer advice, care, and support as needed to optimize your learning experience. Many services, including Student Health Services and Counselling and Student Development are offering phone or virtual appointments to BCIT students.

Graduates of the program will learn to:

  • Integrate and apply theoretical concepts to the diagnosis, service, and repair of automotive systems.
  • Apply research techniques to locate automotive service information.
  • Integrate principles of sustainability into practice within their role in the automotive service industry.
  • Communicate in a professional manner in written documentation and in personal presentation.
  • Apply business operations management practices to the automotive industry.
  • Perform tasks as an integral part of a team.
  • Demonstrate behaviour that is consistent with academic and professional ethics and integrity.

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