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School District No. 43 (Coquitlam)
Learning for a Lifetime
Motorcycle Mechanic

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Occupation Description: 

Motorcycle technicians work primarily on 2- and 3- wheeled motorcycles and other units such as motor scooters. They inspect, clean, test, assemble, diagnose, maintain and repair engines, transmissions, drive systems, steering assemblies, braking systems, chassis and suspension, electrical systems, vehicle management systems, fuel systems and exhaust systems. They may specialize in repairing,  rebuilding, customizing or servicing these systems or assemblies.

Motorcycle technicians work with hand, power, pneumatic, measuring, diagnostic and testing tools, and shop equipment. Reference material,  documentation, computers and software are also necessary tools in this trade. With additional training, motorcycle technicians can transfer their skills and knowledge to related units and equipment such as, but not limited to, all-terrain vehicles, snowmobiles, watercraft and outdoor power equipment.‚Äč

Application Process

November 1 to Spring Break
    • l‚Äčook over all the information below and in the right column - get a good understanding of the pre-reqs, expectations, time commitment,    reading, math, trainin‚Äčg, etc
      • no questions... go ahead and apply for the program!
      • questions?... book an appointment with Benjamin King (district principal), to learn more
        • use the: Booking App, or
        • use the QR code in the right column
    • student completes the fillable "SD43 Application" (top link in the right column) by typing in answers and getting necessary signatures
    • submit to your counsellor at your high school

after S‚Äčpring Break to late April

    • Personal interview/conversation with Ben King at your school

‚Äč‚Äčmid-May into June

    • Ben King will:
      • email students conditional acceptances into the program
        • unsuccessful applicants will also are contacted
      • enroll the student at the training site(s)
      • ‚Äč‚Äčensure counselors adjust students' timetables to reflect course/credits

Pre-Requisites

  • Given the BCIT courses you'll be taking: Program courses‚Äč, it is strongly recommended that students have:
    • an Auto 11 course and/or
    • a Metal/Welding course
  • plan to complete Language Arts 12
  • good literacy and numeracy skills
  • excellent attendance + lates record while in high school‚Äč
Time Commitment
  • 2023-24 intakes:
    • February 12 to June 28
    • early September ‚Äč(TBD)
  • 2 weeks long (no Spring Break for February intake)
  • 5 days a week:  Monday to Friday
  • 7.30am to 2.00pm

Student Cost

  • tuition-free, but students will need to pay about $400 for course materials, textbook, resources, etc

Location‚Äč‚Äč & Transportation

  • BCIT "Burnaby Campus" - 3700 Willingdon Avenue, Burnaby
  • Transportation, to and from the training site, is the responsibility of the parent/guardian
    • Skytrain is the best transportation option
      (Skytrain to Brentwood Mall, transfer to bus‚Äč)

Skills‚Äč

  • General
    • Analytical, Coordinated, Resourceful, and Sy‚Äčstematic
  • Key Job‚Äč
    • ‚ÄčBearing Design/Construction/Service, Wheels/Tires/Suspension Installation & Maintenance, Gasket & Seal Seal Construction/Service, and Starting/Charging/Engine/Transmission/Hydraulic Systems
Student Eligibility
  • this program is made up different districts competitively applying for 1-2 high school seats per intake - traditionally Coquitlam SD‚Äč43 has had success in getting students in due to good marks and excellent attendance while in high school
  • students typically take this program i‚Äčn their grade 12 year after taking all the necessary/core grade 11 subjects... and a plan for English 12
  • students must begin a program prior to June 30 of their graduation year
    • ex 1:  a Program begins in March and runs for 23 weeks - this is okay for a current grade 12 student‚Äč to apply to
    • ex 2:  a program will begin in September ‚Äčafter a grade 12 has graduated - that current grade 12 can not apply as they will not be accepted‚Äč‚Äč
  • must have government-issued photo ID (ex: a driver's license, BC ‚ÄčID, passport) that is current/valid on the ‚ÄčITA exam date (last week or so of program)‚Äč
  • on intake date, students must be:
    • a Canadian citizen or permanent resident, and
    • an enrolled student in a high school (non-grad) in SD43‚Äč
  • unfortunately, international students are not able to enroll in this program

 

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Have questions about this program?
Book a meeting with ‚ÄčBen King
Principal of Trades & Transitions‚Äč

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School District No. 43 (Coquitlam)

1080 Winslow Avenue, Coquitlam BC
V3J 0M6
604-939-9201 604-939-7828