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. The BCIT 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 program provides you the knowledge and practical skills needed for entry into the
automotive industry. Once graduated, you may pursue a career as a general repair technician or choose to specialize in one of the many emerging careers within the automotive industry.
Partnership with Honda Canada provides the opportunity to have several work practicums throughout the duration of this program. Work practicums allow for real world learning and lets you network and explore employment opportunities with Honda and Acura dealerships.
Successful students receive credit for level one apprentice technical training from the Industry Training Authority (ITA) and credit for 450 work-based training (WBT) hours towards time in trade.
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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