Honda/Acura Foundation Full-time Certificate 1360cert

Overview

Automotive technicians test, repair and service automobile systems. They employ critical and rational thinking in diagnosing mechanical and electrical systems on modern vehicles. Automotive technicians disassemble, inspect and service engines, cooling systems, transmissions, drivelines, brake systems, suspension and steering systems. BCIT's School of Transportation has partnered with Honda Canada to deliver Honda and Acura brand specific training alongside the Provincial curriculum outlined by the Industry Training Authority (ITA).

The Program

This entry level program provides students with the basic knowledge and practical skills needed for entry into the automotive industry. Once graduated, they may pursue a career as a general repair technician or choose to specialize in one of the many varied career paths that have emerged within the industry. Honda and Acura sponsorship allows for a two week work practicum within this program providing the student with the opportunity to network within Honda and Acura dealerships.

Students will also receive credit for level one apprentice technical training from the Industry Training Authority (ITA) and 450 hours credit towards time in trade. Upon successful completion of this program, they will be eligible to write the ITA Level 1 Certificate of Qualification exam.

Program Entry

Application processing

Applications are accepted throughout the year.

International applicants:

This program accepts applications from international students; however, international students are not eligible to continue to an apprenticeship training program.

To learn more about international student opportunities at BCIT, visit BCIT International.

Entrance requirements

Applicants must meet all entrance requirements and will be accepted on a first qualified basis as long as space remains. When available intakes are full, qualified applicants are wait-listed.

Applicants must meet all entrance requirements prior to applying to this program. If you are uncertain or don’t meet the requirements we strongly recommend you complete any applicable Trades Pre-entry Tests before applying.

Read more about how to meet BCIT’s entrance requirements

Recommended for success

Potential students with medical or physical disabilities should contact the Disability Resource Centre to arrange an interview with the institute's rehabilitation specialist at 604-451-6963 (telephone interview is acceptable for out of town applicants).

Trades Discovery
The Trades Discovery General and Trades Discovery for Women are full-time programs designed to prepare participants to successfully enter and complete a Trades Training program.

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BCIT accepts only complete applications. In order to apply:

  • Include proof of meeting all entrance requirements prior to submission.
  • Convert all transcripts and supporting documents to PDF files.
  • Have a credit card ready to pay the application fee.
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Scheduled intakes

September each year

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Within two business days of submitting your completed application, BCIT will send a message to your personal and myBCIT e-mail addresses. All correspondence regarding your application will be posted to your online myCommunication account at my.bcit.ca. We'll send you an e-mail when a new message is posted. It's important to watch for these e-mails or regularly check your account online.

You can expect to receive communication concerning the status of your application within four weeks.

Costs & Supplies

Tuition fees

Please see the Fees, Payments and Refunds section of the website for information on full-time tuition fees.

Books and supplies

$615 (general estimated cost, subject to change)

CSA approved safety glasses and footwear required. Footwear must be steel-toed, leather, ankle covering boots.

Students are required to supply their own coveralls. A supply of coveralls are available through the BCIT Bookstore. Please check the uniform authorization voucher [PDF] to determine the type of coveralls required for your program.

Courses

Class hours

0730–1400, Monday through Friday

Program matrix

Required Courses: Credits
  AUTO 1500 Workplace Safety 2.0
  AUTO 1501 Employability Skills 2.0
  AUTO 1502 Tools and Equipment 6.0
  AUTO 1503 Electrical/Electronic Systems 9.0
  AUTO 1504 Wheels, Hubs, and Tires 4.5
  AUTO 1505 Welding 2.0
  AUTO 1506 Brake Systems 9.0
  AUTO 1507 Suspension Systems 5.0
  AUTO 1508 Steering Systems 8.0
  AUTO 1509 Principles of Internal Combustion Engines 5.0
  AUTO 1510 General Automotive Maintenance 7.5
 
Work Practicum: Credits
  AUTO 1411 Work Practicum 2.5
 
Total Credits: 62.5

Transfer credit

Do you have credits from another BC/Yukon post-secondary school? Do you want to know if they transfer to courses here at BCIT? Check out BCIT's Transfer Equivalency Database to find out.

Program Details

Program length

32 weeks, full-time

Grading

All of the following conditions must be achieved in order to successfully complete the program:

  • Minimum passing grade of 70% is required for each course.
  • Must maintain a minimum of 90% attendance for each course to be eligible for the course final exam.

Program location

Burnaby Campus
3700 Willingdon Avenue
Burnaby, BC

Honda’s Training Center
13240 Worster Crt.
Richmond, B.C.

Students must be willing and able to travel to both locations as a requirement of the program

Industry training authority

BCIT transfers the student's name, contact information, Personal Education Number (PEN), and the name and date of the completed ITA Foundation program to the Industry Training Authority (ITA). This information is used for the purposes of tracking successful completions in order to grant credit towards apprenticeship where applicable, and communicating with trainees to promote continuation in an apprenticeship program.

Graduating & Jobs

Job Opportunities

Throughout British Columbia and Canada, there is a serious shortage of skilled and certified automotive technicians who are specialized in Asian vehicles. As a result, independent Honda and Acura dealers are seeking trained apprentices. Job placement prospects are currently good and there is high probability that you will have a job waiting for you when you graduate.

Salaries
The median salary for our graduates is in the range of $2,000 per month. Graduates who go on to complete their apprenticeship training may earn approximately $50,000 per year. Graduates can aspire to top industry positions with salaries in the $60,000-plus range per year.

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