Academic Programs

Motorcycle/Powersports Technology

Associate of Applied Science Degree
Program Description
Sioux City Campus

The popularity of motorcycles has increased dramatically in recent years. Motorcycles are used by a wide variety of drivers for commuting, weekend touring, and racing. With the increasing cost of gasoline many people are choosing to drive a motorcycle due to the fuel efficiency. Based on this popularity there is an increased need for qualified motorcycle/powersports mechanics and technicians.

This career field is responsible for diagnosing, maintaining, repairing, and overhauling motorcycles. Many also repair other types of small engine equipment including mopeds, dirt bikes, and all-terrain vehicles. In addition to diagnosing, repairing, and maintaining motorcycle engines, students may work on transmissions, brakes, exhaust and ignition systems, and make minor repairs to damaged sections of the motorcycles body.

Students in the program will also be exposed to engines related to residential and commercial property maintenance. Skills learned in this program can lead graduates to positions as technicians, assemblers, service managers, parts managers, or racing pit crew members. Graduates may pursue their interests in owning their own motorcycle/powersports maintenance and repair business.

Required Classes

SDV 108 The College Experience.............................................. 1
MOT 104 Power Sports Shop Safety......................................... 1
MOT 109 Fundamentals of Small Engines................................. 3
MOT 133 Powersports Electrical Systems................................. 3
MOT 128 Motorcycle Engines Two and Four Stroke.................. 2
MOT 129 Motorcycle Engines Two and Four Stroke Lab........... 2
MOT 137 Transmissions and Drive Systems I............................ 2
MAT 772 Applied Math.............................................................. 3
MOT 135 Motorcycle Set-up and Delivery................................. 1
MOT 110 Air-Cooled V-twin Engines.......................................... 3
MOT 134 Fuel and Ignition Systems.......................................... 3
MOT 127 Suspension and Brake Systems................................. 4
MOT 123 Wheels and Tires........................................................ 2
PSY 102 Human and Work Relations........................................ 3
MOT 947 Practicum.................................................................... 4
SPC 122 Interpersonal Communication.................................... 3
MOT 204 ATV and UTV Powersports Vehicles........................... 4
MOT 138 Transmission and Drive Systems II............................. 2
MOT 212 Motorcycle and ATV Tune Up and Maintenance........ 3
MOT 205 Advanced Diagnosis and Troubleshooting................. 3
ART 186 Digital Photography.................................................... 3
MOT 130 Engine Overhaul and Repair....................................... 3
MOT 132 Motorcycle and ATV Electrical Systems Diagnostics. 2
MOT 255 Performance Engine Tuning........................................ 2
MOT 259 Shop Management..................................................... 2
SPC 112 Public Speaking.......................................................... 3
MOT 206 Motorcycle Powersports Capstone............................ 4

Program Total............................................................ 71

Contacts

Shane Conley, AAS Ext. 1204 Gaylord Smith Building, Room C110 shane.conley@witcc.edu
Dirk Bak, Ext. 1273 Gaylord Smith Building, Room C110 dirk.bak@witcc.edu
Greg Strong, BS, BA, Division Chair Ext. 1480 Room B109 greg.strong@witcc.edu
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