The diverse training of this program prepares graduates for repair of lawn and garden equipment, snowmobiles, inboard/outboards, ATV, personal watercraft, and motorcycles. The first and second years are both two semesters in length with an internship at a dealership at the end of first year. College days are six hours with an average of two hours in the classroom and four hours in the shop.
Classroom time is spent on theory, proper procedures, and safety. These practices are applied and developed in the shop. The following manufacturers provide support for the Marine, Motorcycle, & Powersports Technician program:
- Volvo Penta
- Arctic Cat
- Briggs & Stratton
High school courses in shop, mathematics, or mechanics are beneficial but not required. This program requires precision measurements, including those using the metric system. Interested students must have good manual dexterity, mechanical aptitude, reading comprehension, and be in good physical condition. A fundamental aspect of this program's curriculum is professionalism. Classroom standards reflect industry's expectations of punctuality, time management, team building, and communication skills.
Prospective students would find high school courses in shop, mathematics or mechanics beneficial but not required. Students make many precision measurements, including those using the metric system. Students should have good manual dexterity, mechanical aptitude and be in good physical condition.