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Motorcycle Mechanic: Apprenticeship

  • Training Level
  • Tuition Estimate
    Weekly tuition is approximately $110 per week.
  • Book & Supplies Cost Estimates
    Average Cost Range: $45 to $200; Contact: 604.456.8100 for details
  • Credential Granted
    • Apprenticeship
    • ITA Credential
  • Coordinator Contact
    Student Apprenticeship Information 604.434.1610 or 1.866.434.1610 (Canada & US only)

Application Deadline Advice

Applications are accepted year round. Qualified applicants are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

Application Fee: N/A

Red Seal

This is a Red Seal trade. Learn more about trade mobility within Canada at Interprovincial Standards Red Seal Program

Training Schedule

Training schedule details provided by the BC Trades Training Consortium (TTC).

Contact BCIT for the next opening.

This program satisfies the training standard set by the BC Industry Training Authority (ITA) for:

Motorcycle Mechanic (Motorcycle and Power Equipment Technician)

ITA Source: 'Motorcycle Mechanic (Motorcycle and Power Equipment Technician)' profile.


Motorcycle and Power Equipment Technicians diagnose, repair, adjust and replace engines, drive trains, suspension and electrical systems on small to medium sized power products.

The program combines technical and work-based training. It generally takes four years to complete.

The technical training is made up of four levels totaling 18 weeks. Levels One and Three are 5 weeks each. Levels Two and Four are four weeks each. This block of training is normally delivered through an ITA approved training institution. Sometimes it may also be met through approved training models (distance education, part-time) and/or a level challenge exam.

The work-based training totals 6720 hours. Based on a 30-hour work week this involves 224 weeks of training.

Training Content

Modules of training are:

  • Safe Work Practices
  • Business Procedures
  • Hand and Shop Tools
  • Lubrication and Cooling Systems
  • Bearing Design, Construction and Service
  • Wheels, Tires, and Suspension
  • Chain, Belt and Shaft Systems
  • Brake Systems
  • Electrical and Electronics
  • New Unit Assembly and Service Procedures
  • Engines
  • Gasket and Seal Construction and Service
  • Precision Measuring Instruments
  • Exhaust Systems
  • Starting and Charging Systems
  • Chassis and Suspension
  • Manual Transmissions
  • Primary Drive Systems
  • Final Drive Systems
  • Hydraulic Systems
  • Fuel Systems
  • Automatic Drive Systems



  • Grade 10 or equivalent
  • English 10
  • Math 10
  • Science 10


  • Grade 12 or equivalent

Red Seal Endorsement

The Red Seal endorsement allows qualified tradespeople to practice their trade anywhere in the country.  To receive this endorsement you must pass a Red Seal exam. Depending on your trade there is anywhere from 100 to 150 multiple choice questions on the exam. The passing grade is 70%.

There are currently 56 designated Red Seal trades in Canada.

Related Occupations

Apprenticeship training in this program can lead to a career in:

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