Associate Degree in Motorcycle/Powersports Technology

General

Program Description

The popularity of motorcycles has increased dramatically in recent years. Motorcycles are used by a wide variety of drivers for commuting, weekend touring, and racing. With the increasing cost of gasoline many people are choosing to drive a motorcycle due to the fuel efficiency. Based on this popularity there is an increased need for qualified motorcycle/powersports mechanics and technicians. This career field is responsible for diagnosing, maintaining, repairing, and overhauling motorcycles. Many also repair other types of small engine equipment including mopeds, dirt bikes, and all-terrain vehicles. In addition to diagnosing, repairing, and maintaining motorcycle engines, students may work on transmissions, brakes, exhaust and ignition systems, and make minor repairs to damaged sections of the motorcycle's body. Students in the program will also be exposed to engines related to residential and commercial property maintenance. Skills learned in this program can lead graduates to positions as technicians, assemblers, service managers, parts managers, or racing pit crew members. Graduates may pursue their interests in owning their own motorcycle/powersports maintenance and repair business. witcc112

Related Careers

  • Motorcycle Mechanic
  • Recreational Vehicle Service Technician
Last updated December 2017

About the School

Western Iowa Tech Community College is a publicly supported comprehensive community college serving the Iowa counties of Cherokee, Crawford, Ida, Monona, Plymouth, and Woodbury, which have a combined ... Read More

Western Iowa Tech Community College is a publicly supported comprehensive community college serving the Iowa counties of Cherokee, Crawford, Ida, Monona, Plymouth, and Woodbury, which have a combined population of about 180,000. A nine-member Board of Directors provides governance for Western Iowa Tech Community College. The board members are elected from the nine districts in the six-county service area... Read less