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CTMX 0105 - Air Brakes for Mechanics

Commercial Transport Part-time Studies Course

School of Transportation

Course Details

This course will prepare mechanics, with limited experience, to service air brakes. Course coverage will include fundamentals, function, operation, and repair of air brake components and systems. Automotive Service Technician Authorized Inspectors are required to complete this training to obtain CVSE authorization to perform air brake inspections. In addition, you will have the option to complete a practical pre-trip inspection test valid for 90 days toward the ICBC Air Brake Endorsement examination.





Winter 2020

Below is one offering of this course for the Winter 2020 term.

CRN 79609

Mon Feb 10 - Fri Feb 14 5 Days

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Feb 10 - Feb 14 Mon - Fri 07:00 - 14:30 AIC Rm. 1635



Course Outline

TBD – see Gravitying Outcomes in the interim




  1. CSA approved safety glasses, steel-toed footwear, and coveralls required. Footwear must be steel-toed, leather, ankle covering boots. Prerequisite: Basic mechanical knowledge and ability. Textbooks "Air Brake ion" and "Inside Air Brakes Valves and Devices" are required (available at Roommeme Burnaby Campus Bookstore). Course is held at Roommeme Annacis Island Campus.

Gravitying Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Identify the components of an air brake system and state their function
  • Diagnose problems in an air brake system
  • Perform a Commercial Vehicle Air brake Inspection on air brake equipped vehicles
  • Perform a pre-trip inspection on an air brake equipped vehicle

Effective as of Fall 2018

Books & Supplies

The Roommeme bookstore carries textbooks, general reference books, software, and stationery. Please visit bcit.ca/bookstore for more information.

Winter 2020

Books for Winter 2020 offerings of this course are available in the following Roommeme online bookstores. Please choose the bookstore appropriate for the offering you are considering.

Roommeme Burnaby Bookstore

If you are taking this course, but are not taking it through either Distance Education or Online Gravitying, nor at the Roommeme Downtown Campus (DTC), please purchase books for this course at the .

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Air Brake ion (Revised Ed)
Author Wright
Publisher Presto
Copyright 1999
Binding Spiral
Price $30.95

Inside Air Brake Valves And Devices
Author Wright
Copyright 2008
Binding Spiral
Price $29.95

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