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Motorcycle, Marine & Outdoor Power Products

  • Technical Diploma - One Year
  • Program Code: 31-461-2
  • Eligible for Financial Aid
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  • Motorboat Mechanics
  • Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics
  • Marine Technician
  • Marine Outboard Mechanic
  • Power Products Technician
  • Engine Technician

If you enjoy figuring out how things work, repairing engines, and associating with late-breaking technology, you are a good candidate for the Motorcycle, Marine and Outdoor Power Products Technician Program.

You'll learn how to efficiently diagnose mechanical, fuel, and electrical problems and make repairs quickly. In addition to classroom activities, you'll learn through hands-on practice in a lab designed to be as much like real-life experience as possible. Throughout the semester, you'll develop the broad skill base employers are looking for through working on inboard and outboard engines as well as engines that power motorcycles, ATVs, snowmobiles, and other recreational vehicles; lawn mowers, chain saws, and more.

Your program includes experience with E-TEC, the technology behind today's energy-efficient, low-emissions two-stroke engines. This new engineering has produced two-stroke engines that meet Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) standards, and the entire industry will be affected. Your ability to diagnose and repair boat motors, snowmobiles, and other recreational vehicles with E-TEC engineering can give you a competitive edge in the marketplace. There are few training centers nationwide with the facilities and capabilities of CVTC's Motorcycle, Marine and Outdoor Products Technician Program.

With just one year of training, you could be well on your way to a career as a motorcycle, marine and outdoor power products technician. This could be the program for you!

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Minimum Program Credits Required - 37
Admissions Requirements

Admission Overview

The admissions process has been broken down into phases. Some programs only have one phase, while others have multiple phases.

Phase One: General Admission

  • If you have an international degree/diploma you must take the TOEFL® exam and receive a minimum score of 61 on the internet-based test, or 500 on the paper-based test. If you want to be included in a study group to prepare for the TOEFL exam contact Lynette Neibauer at 715-858-1892 or

Entrance Assessment

ACT scores (copy of score sheet required) or an Associate Degree or higher (transcript required) may be used as a substitution for the Compass test.

COMPASS Reading: 62 (only used for course placement)
COMPASS Writing: 60 (only used for course placement)
COMPASS Pre-Algebra: 40 (only used for course placement)
ACT Composite Score: 18 or higher

Admission Process Complete

Once the above items have been completed, you will be considered for enrollment based on current openings in the program.

International Students

See our International Students website for more information.

Estimated Costs

2014-2015 Tuition & Fees

View a breakdown of additional fees, on our Tuition & Fees page.

  • $125.85 per credit (resident)
  • $188.80 (out-of-state resident)


The figure below is an estimate of what you will pay for books throughout the duration of your program if you purchase your books through the CVTC bookstore. For more details visit


Additional Fees

Additional fees vary by program and may include tool boxes, shop/lab coats, safety glasses, parts room deposit, shirts, etc.


Total Program Cost

The figure below is an estimate based on current tuition and fee rates and is intended for planning purposes only.