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Marine Mechanical Technician Apprenticeship


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Applications are submitted externally through the BCIT website.

  • Training Level
    Apprenticeship
  • Tuition Estimate
    Please see the Fees, Payments and Refunds section of the website for information
  • Book & Supplies Cost Estimates
    Approx $350
  • Credential Granted
    • Apprenticeship
    • ITA Credential
  • Coordinator Contact
    BCIT Apprentice Services: 604-456-8100 or 1-800-667-0676 (Canada & US only). Email apprentice@bcit.ca

Application Deadline Advice

Application Fee: $90 Domestic / $154 Intl

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:

Marine Mechanical Technician

ITA Source: 'Marine Mechanical Technician' profile.


Description

Marine Mechanical Technicians install, troubleshoot, repair and maintain engines, drive trains and other mechanical, electrical and fluid systems used in the recreational marine industry. This work involves all aspects of repairs to diesel engines, gas engines, outboard engines, conventional inboard drive trains and stern drives.

The format of the program combines theory and on-the-job training, including 'corporate' manufacturers training, designed to meet the competency standards defined by the industry and approved by the Industry Training Authority (ITA).

The Technical training involves two levels each with 300 hours (or 10 weeks). 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 length of the Work-Based Training is typically 4500 hours (3000 general hours and minimum 1500 endorsement specific hours in either outboard, gasoline, or diesel). The length of training may vary depending on the individual, the selected endorsements and completion of the defined competencies.

Training Content

Areas of training cover:

  • Work Safety
  • Professional Work and Communication
  • Safe Yard Practices
  • Technical Information and Measurement Tools
  • Installing and Servicing Hydraulic Equipment
  • Metalworking Operations
  • Installing and Servicing Electrical Equipment
  • Lubricants and Coolers
  • Installing and Servicing Vessel Systems
  • Installing and Servicing Hydraulic Systems
  • Installing and Troubleshooting Electronic Radio and Navigational Equipment
  • Installing and Troubleshooting Propellers
  • Installing and Servicing Control Systems
  • Installing and Servicing Peripheral Engine Equipment
  • Engine Installation, Servicing and Overhaul Procedures
  • Servicing Diesel Engines
  • Servicing Gasoline Inboard Engines
  • Servicing Outboard Engines
  • Servicing Inboard/Outboard and Outboard Drive Legs
  • Servicing Inboard Drive Train Systems

Pre-requisites

Recommended

  • completion of Grade 10 or equivalent
  • English 10
  • Math 10

Preferred

  • completion of Grade 12 or equivalent

Advisor Tips

If you wish to challenge the requirements for this position you must have:

  • 9000 documented hours of directly related work experience to challenge the BC Certificate of Qualification examinations and assessments

If you have any questions about this program please contact ITA Customer Service at 1.866.660.6011.

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