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CTMX 0105 - Air Brakes for Mechanics

Commercial Transport Part-time Studies Course

School of Transportation

BCIT is planning for a substantial return to on-campus activity for the Winter 2022 term as informed by BC Provincial Health Officer guidelines. Refer to each course listing for details.

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.





Winter 2022

Below is one offering of this course for the Winter 2022 term.

CRN 88654

Mon Feb 07 - Fri Feb 11 5 Days

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Feb 07 - Feb 11 Mon - Fri 07:00 - 14:30 AIC AIC Rm. 1635



Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim




  1. CSA approved safety glasses, steel-toed footwear and coveralls required. Footwear must be steel-toed, leather, ankle covering boots. Prerequisite: Basic mechanical knowledge and ability. Course is held at BCIT Annacis Island Campus. Required textbooks may be purchased at BCIT Burnaby Campus Bookstore.
  2. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.

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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