Kwantlen University 2012-13 Calendar | Parts & Warehousing: Citation (Foundation)


This 20 week program prepares students for employment in the parts and service industries as a parts person, warehouse person, or inventory clerk. Students will learn various techniques in inventory management that relate to the parts and warehousing fields. Through computer usage students will become knowledgeable in ordering, billing, identification, processes, as well as customer service skills.

This program is appropriate for students who enjoy working with computers, inventory controls, automobiles, commercial or industrial equipment. Additional information is available on our program website at:;

Students who complete the Foundation program and pass an ITA administered level 1 test, are eligible for credit for the first level of apprenticeship in-school technical training, as well as 300 work-based hours toward completion of the Parts or Warehousing apprenticeship programs.

Program Admission Requirements

In addition to Kwantlen's General university admission requirements including the vocational-level English Proficiency Requirement, the following program admission requirements apply.

  • English:
    • English 12 with a minimum grade of ‘C’ (or equivalent), or
    • Completion of Kwantlen’s Trades reading test with a minimum score of 75%
  • Mathematics:
    • Apprenticeship and Workplace Mathematics 11 with a minimum grade of ‘C’ (or equivalent), or
    • Foundations of Mathematics 11 with a minimum grade of ‘C’ (or equivalent), or
    • Pre-calculus 11 with a minimum grade of ‘C’ (or equivalent), or
    • Kwantlen’s Trades Mathematics test with a minimum score of 63
  • Interview by an instructor

Note: International student Application for Admission requires approval of the Dean.

Recommend satisfactory physical health. Prior to applying, prospective students with mental or physical impairments, who may require program accommodations, should contact the Office of the Dean of Trades and Technology to discuss required skills and competencies, and a Disability Advisor at 604.599.3233 to ensure appropriate accommodations can be arranged.

Program Requirements

This program is offered Monday through Friday on a fixed intake basis. The program content encompasses:

  • Stock handling procedures (shipping, receiving and inventory control)
  • Office procedures and communications
  • Standard stock and materials
  • Parts Identification (Mechanical)
  • Support systems (Mechanical)
  • Support systems (Electrical)
  • Frames and chassis
  • Catalogue types and applications (Electronic, Paper and Fiche)
  • Power trains

Note: Students must achieve 70% (B-) or better in practical exams and assignments.

Required Courses
  PRTS 1100 Parts Trade: Introduction and Safety 2 credits
  PRTS 1110 Warehousing Tasks and Parts Catalogues 3 credits
  PRTS 1120 Counter Duties and Basic Vehicular Systems 4 credits
  PRTS 1130 Mechanical Parts Introduction 3 credits
  PRTS 1140 Standard Stock, Lubricant and Shop Supplies 2 credits
  PRTS 1150 Catalogues and Engine Components 2 credits
  PRTS 1160 Engine Support Systems 3 credits

Other Information

Special Equipment

Students will require appropriate steel-toed safety shoes or boots.

Credential Awarded

Upon successful completion of this program, students are eligible to receive a Citation in Parts and Warehousing.

Upon successful completion, Kwantlen will also report your technical training completion information to the Industry Training Authority (ITA) in order for the ITA to determine credit towards your designated apprenticeship.