MOTORCYCLE & POWER EQUIPMENT TECHNOLOGY

 

Graduates will have the ability to diagnosis, troubleshoot and disassemble small engines; replace pistons, bearings, gears, valves and bushings; install ignition systems; perform wheel alignment and replace steering/suspension components; replace clutches, transmissions and parts; lubricate moving parts; diagnose problems with and replace chassis assemblies; disassemble and replace hydraulic brakes; preform necessary maintenance and checks on various pieces of equipment. The skills will be taught in both classroom and lab environments. 

 
 
 

Power Up Your Career Path

The Motorcycle and Power Equipment Technology program covers not just motorcycles, but also a variety of power equipment. Students learn pretty much everything bumper to bumper on a motorcycle except body work, so breaking down the engines to the block and rebuilding them, transmissions, fuel and exhaust systems, electrical, tires, brakes, and suspension. We cover different pieces of power equipment like dirtbikes and ATVs, side-by-sides, and riding lawnmowers.

In addition, smaller pieces of equipment like push mowers, pressure washers, roto-tillers, and snow blowers are covered, even getting into two-cycle engines like on a chainsaw or gas trimmer. Students also learn a little bit about aquatic engines, focusing mostly on outboard engines and jet-skis.

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CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

The students will acquire the entry-level skills necessary to work in the small engine repair field. The skills can be applied to motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles, motorboats, personal watercraft, snowmobiles, riding tractors, lawn mowers and various pieces of power equipment. 

EQUIPMENT

The students will perform repairs on various small engines. The students will use
a computerized information system, tire machine, brake equipment, gas analyzer, diagnostic computer scanners, lab scopes, fuel injection test equipment, basic engine testing tools, specialized transmission tools, electronic circuit testing tools and meters. 


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PROGRAM OUTLINE

Course No.Course TitleCredits
P110Engine Ops & Maintenance7.00
P111Engine Ops & Maintenance Lab5.00
P112Motorcycle & PE Basics7.00
P113Motorcycle & PE BasicsLab 5.00
P114Electrical Fundamentals7.00
P115Electrical Fundamentals Lab5.00
P210Fuel Systems & Electrical7.00
P211Fuel Systems & Electrical Lab5.50
P212Analysis, Repairs & Drivetrains7.00
P213Analysis, Repairs & Drivetrains Lab5.50
P214Engines, Performance & Diagnostics7.00
P215Engines, Performance & Diagnostics Lab5.50
M102Core Competencies3.00
M201ATechnical Math3.50
M202AApplied Math3.50
R104ABusiness Management3.50
R121Service & Finance3.00
R215Computers & Job Search3.00
The order in which the above courses are offered is at the discretion of the school.