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Power Sports Technician 

Technical Diploma

32 Credits | 1 Year

Financial Aid-Eligible

New Richmond

Career Cluster: Transportation, Distribution and Logistics

The Power Sports industry not only offers rewarding careers but also is fun, challenging and exciting. After all, who wouldn’t like to work on and around motorcycles, boats, personal watercraft, ATVs, UTVs, race quads, snowmobiles and outdoor power equipment? Just a few of the exciting jobs are technician (mechanic), sales, parts, service, management, owner and working for one of the major manufacturers.

Program Overview

The Power Sports Technician program will give you the hands-on experience to go to work in less than one year. Dealerships, repair shops, marinas and industry manufacturers desperately need entry-level people in their field. Power Sports is not only a career, it is a lifestyle.   

Program Outcomes

Power Sports Technician graduates will be able to:

  • Repair brake systems
  • Repair 2-stroke engine
  • Repair 4-stroke engines
  • Repair drive lines
  • Repair electrical systems
  • Repair suspensions
  • Repair fuel systems
  • Repair hydraulic systems
  • Develop a customer work order

Learn on equipment that is used in the industry and how it works, what needs to be done to correctly repair to industry standards and why quality and safe repairs are so important in WITC's modern lab and classrooms.  

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Hands-on experience.

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Academics

Through program theory classes, related applied classes and lab experience you will learn the how-to and why's of servicing the latest equipment. Along the way, you will gain confidence and experience leading to a fun and rewarding career in the Power Sports industry.  

Critical-Thinking Skills

You will learn to look at the whole picture and develop analytical skills to systematically diagnose mechanical issues using your training and up to date equipment. 

Customer-Relation Skills

Working with other students on coursework and in the lab creates the higher level of learning and workplace cohesiveness industry seeks. Working with real customers will improve your communication skills in person and on the phone. Students also work with parts departments and warehouses.  

Club Activities

Students will have the opportunity to be involved with civic and school activities through student government. Students also may compete in both state and national competitions in their area of study in Skills USA and become certified thru the National Equipment and Engine Training Council. 


Curriculum

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 troubleshoot various types of recreational equipment including lawn & garden equipment, motorcycles, ATVs, snowmobiles, and marine 

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Featured Power Sports Technician Courses

31461342
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UGRD
| 3 CR
This course provides the theory necessary to understand and troubleshoot the components and systems unique to motorcycles. Theory is given in the specialty areas of carburetion, fuel injection, ignition, transmissions, clutches, and running gear. You will learn to apply basic techniques and procedures of motorcycle engine service and repair. This is a lecture- and lab-based course. Specialty areas dealing with transmissions and chassis on these units are covered with practical hands-on experience. PREREQUISITES: 31461302 Engine and Chassis Repair 2, 31461335 Gas and Diesel Engine Theory, and COREQUISITE: 31461343 ATV Service.
31461343
|
UGRD
| 3 CR
This course provides the theory necessary to understand and troubleshoot the components and systems unique to ATVs. Theory is given in the specialty areas of carburetion, fuel injection, ignition, transmissions, clutches, and running gear. You will learn to apply basic techniques and procedures of ATV engine service and repair. This is a lecture- and lab-based course. Specialty areas dealing with transmissions and chassis on these units are covered with practical hands-on experience. PREREQUISITES: 31461302 Engine and Chassis Repair 2, 31461335 Gas and Diesel Engine and Chassis Theory, and COREQUISITE: 31461342 Motorcycle Service.
31461339
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UGRD
| 5 CR
This course will provide the theory necessary to understand and troubleshoot the components and systems unique to the outboard marine engine area. Theory will be given in the specialty areas of fuel systems, ignition systems, cooling systems, lubrication systems, and gear cases. You learn to apply basic troubleshooting techniques and repair procedures of marine engine service and repair to marine engines with emphasis on practical hands-on experience. PREREQUISITES: 31461302 Engine and Chassis Repair 2 and 31461335 Gas and Diesel Engine Theory.

Admissions and Tuition

WITC has a simple admission process that can be completed in one visit. To start the process, simply fill out an application form along with a $30 application fee. After you’ve successfully submitted your application, your next step is to schedule an admissions meeting with a WITC counselor to discuss your goals and expectations. That’s it!

Tuition and Fees

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Financial Aid

Financial aid is available to help you pay for your education. It can come in the form of grants, loans, federal work study, military and veterans benefits, division of vocational rehabilitation benefits and scholarships. 

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Estimated Total Program Costs*

Power Sports

32 Credits | 1 Year

$5,145

$646 for books (including tax)

$2,700 for tools, supplies and uniforms


*Tuition is an estimate and does not include any miscellaneous fees for various courses, tools, books, supplies or uniforms. Program book costs are in addition to tuition and fees and vary depending on course selection and where the books are purchased or rented. 


After the WITC Power Sports Technician Program

Upon completion of the program, you will obtain a Power Sports Technician technical diploma, and you will have the option to get industry certified. 

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Transfer Options

Transfer your WITC credits to a four-year college in Wisconsin to obtain your bachelor's degree and beyond.

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Career Outlooks

WITC's graduates experience success. Learn more about the types of careers you can get after graduation.

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Gainful Employment

According to WITC's most recent Graduate Survey Response 2015-2016, 100 percent of survey respondents were employed within six months of graduating.

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