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AUTO 4011 - Battery Electric Vehicle Technology and Service

Automotive Mechanics Part-time Studies Course

School of Transportation

To support you and your education, BCIT is adapting applied learning in formats appropriate to the unfolding global situation. All PTS classes are being delivered in an online format unless you are notified otherwise.

Course Details

​Battery Electric Vehicle Technology and Service prepares Automotive Service Technicians (AST) to safely diagnose and service high voltage electric vehicles. Certified AST Technicians, registered AST 3rd or 4th year apprentices, build on previous understanding of conventional vehicle systems, to develop skills in preparation for the exponential increase in electric vehicles on our roads. This course has a 6 hour online self-paced module that must be completed in advance of the 30 hour classroom/shop training period.


​Automotive Service Technician Red Seal Endorsement or Level ITA 2 CofQ or higher.





Winter 2021

Below is one offering of this course for the Winter 2021 term.

CRN 89009

Thu Mar 04 - Fri Mar 12 2 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Mar 04 - Mar 05 Thu/Fri Online Delivery
See Notes below
Mar 08 - Mar 12 Mon - Fri 07:30 - 14:00 BBY BBY


Steve Elder

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim




  1. This session combines both online learning and classroom delivery. Students are required to complete and pass Online Modules 1, 2 & 3 and the 30 minutes mandatory online course "Student Awareness on COVID-19 and Pandemic Exposure Control Plan" prior to arriving at BCIT Burnaby Campus for the classroom and shop technical training Mar 8 - 12. CSA approved safety glasses and steel-toed footwear required.

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Apply high voltage safety procedures.
  • Distinguish different categories of high voltage vehicles
  • Service High Voltage Powertrain Systems
  • Service high voltage battery charging systems
  • Compare high voltage vehicle transmission type
  • Service high voltage vehicle temperature management systems
  • Distinguish the maintenance procedures for high voltage vehicles
  • Associate causes for common symptoms found in current high voltage vehicles

Effective as of Winter 2020


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