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CTMX 0105 - Air Brakes for Mechanics

Commercial Transport Part-time Studies Course

School of Transportation

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Course Details

This course will prepare mechanics, with limited experience, to service air brakes. Course coverage will include fundamentals, function, operation, and repair of air brake components and systems. Automotive Service Technician Authorized Inspectors are required to complete this training to obtain CVSE authorization to perform air brake inspections. In addition, you will have the option to complete a practical pre-trip inspection test valid for 90 days toward the ICBC Air Brake Endorsement examination.





Spring/Summer 2021

Below is one offering of this course for the Spring/Summer 2021 term.

CRN 61147

Mon Apr 26 - Sun May 02 7 Days

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Apr 26 - Apr 30 Mon - Fri 17:00 - 21:00 Online Delivery
See Notes below
May 01 - May 02 Sat/Sun 08:00 - 16:30 Online Delivery
See Notes below



Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim




  1. The blended course is designed to be completed over 7 days. Approximately 20 hours of online theory: Monday – Friday (5:00 pm to 9:00 pm) followed by the practical and written assessments on Saturday and Sunday (8:00am – 4:30pm) at BCIT Annacis Island Campus. Air brake endorsements for ICBC will be assessed on Sunday for those students who qualify. Required textbooks may be purchased at BCIT Burnaby Campus Bookstore.

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Identify the components of an air brake system and state their function
  • Diagnose problems in an air brake system
  • Perform a Commercial Vehicle Air brake Inspection on air brake equipped vehicles
  • Perform a pre-trip inspection on an air brake equipped vehicle

Effective as of Fall 2018


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