This 20-week Foundation training program is designed to provide the student with the theoretical knowledge and practical skills to enter the trade. This includes core skills such as safety, tools and equipment, and employability. It also provides the students with hands-on training to perform service operations such as new unit assembly and full service; repair electrical components; and to service chassis, wheels, suspensions, final drives, and accessories.
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.
- 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.
Upon successful completion of BCIT’s Motorcycle and Power Equipment Technician Foundation program, students receive credit for the first level of technical training required in the provincial Apprenticeship program plus 300 work based hours.
Students also have an option to receive an endorsement from the Yamaha’s Technical Academy (YTA). The Yamaha endorsement course available through BCIT is known as the YTA Bronze level. To successfully complete the Bronze course, the student must pass an exam that covers the engine, drive-train and chassis systems and service procedures on Yamaha products.
Please visit the Industry Training Authority website for the Motorcycle and Power Equipment Technician Mechanic program standards and more details about the program.
Meet some of our grads
Costs & Supplies
Graduating & Jobs
Graduates of this program may seek employment as apprentices.
Employment opportunities exist in service departments at motorcycle dealerships, small engine repair facilities, and construction and garden equipment service centers. Some graduates enjoy owning and operating their own service and repair businesses.
Instructor, Motorcycle and Power Equipment Technician
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