Power Sport Technology

Program Description

The curriculum is designed to allow students the ability to investigate the general theories of systems and maintenance of power equipment and motorsport vehicles, including motorcycles, snowmobiles, and ATV’s. The program is aligned with four-stroke and two-stroke cycle engine theory, principles, operation, and maintenance. The program is structured as a “live”  shop, where students manage shop operations, including writing work orders, calculating parts margins and sales tax, preparing estimates, ordering parts, and completing work orders.

• Receive an excellent introduction to the power equipment and sport industry.
• Experience the latest technology in an electronics-based curriculum.
• Gain hands-on experience in a well-equipped laboratory.
• Have access to obtaining professional certifications.
• Have cooperative education opportunities.
• Enjoy advanced placement opportunities in post-secondary education. and training.

Program Requirements

2 credits language arts, 2 credits science, 2 credits mathematics (Algebra I is required), two credits social studies, and two elective credits. Total of 10 credits are needed for admission. Students can earn credits in summer school.

High School Credits Earned

1 credit in science or mathematics
5 credits in technical education

College Credits Earned

Advanced Training Options

Lincoln Tech: Motorcycle Technology, East Windsor, CT

Power Sport Institute: Power Sport Technology, North Rendell, Ohio

SUNY: Cobleskill

Professional Certifications

EETC certification in four-strike engines.

OSHA-10 certification.

Enrollment Options

Students may enter the program as a junior or senior.

With instructor and Cooperative Education coordinator approval, second year students may have the opportunity to work in the field for credit, experience, and wages.

Career Outlook

Careers in Power Sport (use “Motorcycle Mechanics” or “Power Equipment” as the key words)

Job prospects should be excellent for people who complete formal training programs. Employers prefer mechanics that have knowledge of multiple types of engines and emissions – reducing technology as the government increases regulation of the emissions produced. Many of the job openings for small engine mechanics will result from the need to replace the many experienced small engine mechanics who are expected to transfer to other occupations, retire, or stop working for other reasons. Entry level positions include: Parts Information Specialist, Sales Associate, Set-up Technician, Distribution warehouse maintenance.

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