Programme Brief

A Practical Approach to Basic Automotive Maintenance provides the personal vehicle owner or beginner with the necessary technical and practical knowledge required to carry out routine maintenance on vehicles.  Emphasis is placed on simple DIY tasks which can be easily and quickly undertaken, to ensure the vehicle is in a good operating condition. A properly maintained vehicle will serve you well, save you money in repairs in the future, and significantly increase its resale value.

Learning outcomes include:

  • Inspecting and carrying out repairs on a vehicle’s lubricating and cooling system
  • Inspecting and carrying out repairs on a vehicle’s braking system
  • Inspecting and carrying out repairs a vehicle’s electrical system
  • Understanding and practicing basic auto care

The duration of this course is 18 contact hours.

Course Outline

Please click here to view the full course outline.

Why study Automotive Maintenance at SBCS?

  • Instructors are certified, highly skilled and experienced practitioners who bring their knowledge and work experience to the classroom
  • Course is career oriented. The curriculum was developed to meet the needs of the current marketplace
  • Course is over 80% practical, hands-on training. Emphasis is placed on practical training and the application of the knowledge taught
  • Modern, fully equipped labs. You learn using the same equipment you will encounter in the field
  • Convenient class schedules. Classes are offered on a part-time basis, which allows working individuals to balance their work and educational needs 

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Champs Fleurs

Start DateEnd DateDaysTimeCash Price
17-Feb-2423-Mar-24Sat1:00pm - 4:00pm

US$345 / TT$2,250

12-May-2416-Jun-24Sun9:00am - 12:00pm

US$345 / TT$2,250 Registration CLOSED

20-Jul-2424-Aug-24Sat9:00am - 12:00pm

US$345 / TT$2,250

9-Nov-2414-Dec-24Sat2:00pm - 5:00pm

US$345 / TT$2,250

Please note: All information provided is subject to change without prior notice.


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Target Audience: This course is ideally suited for first time car owner or anyone who would like to learn the basics of routine automotive maintenance and/or wishes to develop a foundation for further study in automotive maintenance.


  • Administration fee: US$23 / TT$150
  • Registration deadline: One week before the scheduled start date of the class.
  • Payment Plan: 50% down payment of the tuition to start the class and the balance to be paid by the end of the course. However, should you require a payment plan more tailored to you, feel free to let us know so we can discuss further.


Online Registration

To register for the online course, please follow the instructions below:

  1. Please complete the Online Programme Registration Form and click submit.


Once the form has been completed, please proceed to make your payment via the following options below:

2. PayPal – Please click the ” Add to Cart” button below:

All relevant information about accessing online sessions will be sent via email within 3-5 working days.


3. WI Pay (Credit Card) – If you wish to utilize this method, please forward an email to indicating if you would be paying the full cost or whether you would like to access any of our payment plan plan options. Once this is confirmed, an invoice will then be forwarded via email.


*If you do not have a PayPal account, or a credit card, you can utilize any of the following payment options:

4. Payment of TT$2,250.00 can be made via direct deposit to the following SBCS Republic Bank Account (3501 3848 7501).

Once you have deposited the required payment, please email and attach a copy of the stamped deposit slip to Centre for Information Technology and Engineering (CITE) informing of such.

Once CITE verifies the deposit, final registration details will be forwarded to the student.

For further information, please send an email to entre for Information Technology and Engineering (CITE)  or call 663-7227 extensions 11092/3/4/5.

For further details please email or call the numbers below:

  • Champs Fleurs – (868) 663-7227 extensions 1092/3/4/5