Bellingham Technical College - Automotive Technology
Thank you for your interest in the BTC Automotive Technology Program. All customer work selected must coincide with our current class room curriculum. Vehicles older than 15 years typically will not be selected unless they meet a specific teaching requirement. Our shop rate is $30 per hour based on the auto manufacture’s suggested flat rate for services needed. All vehicles taken in are subject to a one hour diagnosis fee based on this rate at which time a written estimate for services needed including parts and labor will be provided.
Please Consider the Following:
Customers are likely to have vehicle downtime. We do not rush our students through their work.
We also do not guarantee a completion date. On average, most repairs take one week to complete, however, some larger repairs may take several weeks. If you only have one vehicle, we might not be your best choice for a repair facility.


The following repairs are not done at BTC:

•Engine Rebuilds
•Automatic Transmission Rebuilding
•Exhaust work

Parts and supplies:

•All parts and supplies are purchased though the college and billed accordingly, there are no exceptions.
•All repairs must be paid in full before any vehicle can be released to the customer.
•Student work is not guaranteed.

Your patience is appreciated. Remember this is a learning opportunity for students not a business. Customers will be contacted by the Shop Manager if their vehicle is selected.

2016 - 2017 Automotive Work Schedule
Fall Quarter (Sept. 20 to Dec. 9):

- Electrical Diagnostics & Repairs (Specifically lighting, accessories, starting, charging, gauges and other electrical problems not related to engine performance or driveability issues.)

Winter Quarter (Jan. 4 to Mar. 23):

- Engine Mechanical (Oil leaks, coolant leaks, timing belts/chains, head gaskets, engine swaps and other engine repairs not related to engine performance or driveability issues.)

- Transmissions (clutches, transmission servicing, diagnosing transmission related failures, transfer case/4WD problems and transmission replacement.) We do not rebuild transmissions here at BTC .

Spring Quarter (Apr. 4 to Jun. 20):

- Chassis Systems (Brakes, Steering & Suspension & Basic Drive Train.)

- HVAC (Heating & Air Conditioning)

To Submit a Work Request Please Contact our Shop Manager at (360)752-8474
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