The Motorcycle and Power Equipment Mechanic Apprenticeship requires time spent learning on the job and in the classroom. The apprenticeship is four years in duration, including 6,720 workplace hours and 540 in-school hours of technical training which comprises four levels. After completion of training, a passing grade of a minimum 70% on courses within BCIT, and the Ministry of Advanced Education exams, will result in the BC Certificate of Apprenticeship, BC Certificate of Qualification, and the inter-provincial endorsement, also known as Red Seal. This program delivers technical training required for employment as a motorcycle mechanic, or power equipment mechanic in BC.
Program delivery mode: blended
- This program will be delivered 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.
- 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.
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.
For those currently sponsored by an employer, the apprenticeship program includes the following outcomes: servicing two and four stroke gasoline and diesel engines, basic electrical, starting and charging, fuel and ignition, brakes, chassis, wheels and tires, manual and automatic transmissions, final drives, new unit assembly, computer controls and engine management systems.
For those who are not currently sponsored into an apprenticeship, successful completion of the BCIT Motorcycle and Power Equipment Technician Foundation program will qualify for credit towards level 1 of technical training required in the provincial Apprenticeship program.
BCIT Apprenticeship Service Office, 604-456-8100
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