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Motorcycle, Marine & Outdoor Power Products Technician Overview

If you are looking for a career where you get to work with your hands while exploring the latest technology to repair machines, you should explore CVTC’s Motorcycle, Marine & Outdoor Power Products Technician program. You will learn how to efficiently diagnose mechanical, fuel and electrical problems, and make repairs quickly.

This program will provide you with hands-on experience in a lab designed to be as much like real-life experience as possible. Students learn about and work on various types of recreational equipment including lawn & garden equipment, motorcycles, ATVs, snowmobiles, and marine (inboard and outboard).

In this program, you will learn how to:

  • Diagnose & Repair 2-Stroke and 4-Stroke Engines
  • Work with Electrical/Diagnostic Systems
  • Identify & Resolve Suspension and Steering Issues
  • Examine & Replace Brakes
  • Repair Gearboxes and Transmissions
  • Diagnose & Fix Drive Train Malfunctions

Career Opportunities

Agriculture Service Technician

Marine Mechanic

Motorcycle Technician

Service Technician

Shop Manager

Small Engine Technician

Graduate Employers

Chippewa Falls Harley-Davidson

Fourmens Farm Home

Horizon Distributors Inc

Marshfield Steel Holding Company

Pastime Powersports


Just the Facts

Motorcycle, Marine & Outdoor Power Products Technician
37 Credit Technical Diploma

Length of Program //
One Year

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Eau Claire

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Financial Aid Eligible


Non-Traditional Occupation

Estimated Program Cost 

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 Estimated Total: $8,478

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Program Courses

These are a few of the courses you can take in the Motorcycle, Marine & Outdoor Power Products Technician program.

Introduction to Basic Engines/Systems
This course will cover safety, precision instruments and engine basics, carburetor and EFI theory, service and testing, electrical and ignition theory, and service procedures.

Engine Theory 1
This course will provide the student with basic knowledge of concepts and principles in the design and operation of small engines.

Related Welding, Marine
Students will acquire the basic welding skills in oxyacetylene welding, Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW), Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW), Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW), and Plastic Welding.

Motorcycle, Marine & Outdoor Power Products Technician Outcomes

CVTC graduates are ready for the workforce. Each year, we send our graduates the Graduate Follow-Up Survey asking where they are working, whether it is in their degree field, and several other questions related to employment. Below are the program outcomes and job data.

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67% of our recent Motorcycle, Marine & Outdoor Power Products Technician graduates got a job in the industry.


Yearly Salary

Our recent Motorcycle, Marine & Outdoor Power Products Technician graduates reported an average starting salary of $40,000.


Regional Jobs

There are 22 job openings in the CVTC district for the Motorcycle, Marine & Outdoor Power Products Technician industry.


Credits to Other Institutions

Transfer your CVTC credits to another institution to continue your education. Explore transfer agreements.

Related Programs & Certificates

Whether you're looking to continue your learning to another program or to gain continuing education credit, CVTC offers a variety of learning opportunities for students.

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Continue Your Learning

CVTC can help you achieve your learning goals whether you are looking to advance your career or enrich your personal life.

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