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
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Motorcycle, Marine & Outdoor Power Products Technician
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CVTC graduates are ready for the workforce. Each year, we send our graduates the Graduate Follow-Up Survey asking several questions related to employment. Here are the program outcomes and job data.// Program Scorecard
Motorcycle, Marine & Outdoor Power Products Technician professionals make an average starting salary of $40,123.
100% of our recent Motorcycle, Marine & Outdoor Power Products Technician graduates got a job in the industry.
There are 25 job openings in the CVTC district for the Motorcycle, Marine & Outdoor Power Products Technician industry.
* This wage is not specific to CVTC graduates. Wage estimates are based on entry-level positions and are gathered from Lightcast which is an economic modeling software that blends historical and projected industry and occupation trends within CVTC's 11-county district. Wage estimates are based on Occupational Employment Statistics and the American Community Survey.
Credits to Other Institutions
Should you choose to continue your education after you leave CVTC, we have agreements in place with several institutions to ensure an easy transfer.
These are a few of the courses you will take in this program. Courses and the recommended sequence change from year to year; once you are enrolled in a program at CVTC you will be given a recommended course sequence that outlines what courses you should take and the order in which to take them.
You may search for available courses. If you are ever unsure of what courses to take, talk to your academic advisor. If you are looking for course information for previous years, check out our past catalogs.
Here 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.
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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.
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.// Explore Continuing Ed Opportunities
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