Vancouver Island University

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Motorcycle and Marine Technician

Vancouver Island University

Faculty:Trades and Applied Technology
Degree:Certificate; Apprenticeship
Field of Study:Heavy/Industrial Equipment Maintenance Technologies, Other
Marine Maintenance/Fitter and Ship Repair Technology/Technician
Length:9 Month(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $6,280
Careers:Public Works Equipment Operators


If you like to solve problems, enjoy a mechanical challenge, and see yourself working with small engines, the Motorcyle and Marine Technician program at VIU is for you.

Skilled workers are in demand in B.C. and across Canada for jobs in marine, motorcycle, and small engine repair and service.

As a student in this 9-month program, you will work in small classes with expert instructors to learn what you need to be a success in this highly skilled industry. After a month in the program, you'll be applying your new skills to servicing customers' products, and you will also benefit from a two-week practicum to gain valuable workplace experience.


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

    • Graduation from BC secondary school, or equivalent from another school system,

    • Minimum 17 years of age, unless stated otherwise.

    • Resume and/or personal profile and/or references may be required.

    • Interview may be required.

    • Mathematics and/or reading and/or trades aptitude test may be required.

    • Physically fit and able to adapt to working conditions.

    • Good hand/eye coordination.

    • Good health, free of vision, hearing or respiratory ailments.

    • Valid driver's license will be required for vehicle and equipment operation.

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

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