The PowerSports industry is booming, and our diploma program will prepare you for a career in the maintenance and repair of snowmobiles, motorcycles, ATV s, personal watercraft and outdoor power equipment.
M State offers the latest in technology and training with its PowerSports diploma, which has been providing industry-recognized technician training since 1967. The 60-credit program is offered in Detroit Lakes and, while earning a diploma, students can earn numerous industry certifications from manufacturers including Arctic Cat, Stihl, Honda, Polaris, Briggs and Yamaha.
Graduates find job opportunities with dealerships, in factories and with manufacturers and as service representatives. Available business and entrepreneurship courses on the Detroit Lakes campus will help prepare technicians who want to be self-employed.
PowerSports Technology Diploma
Locations: Detroit Lakes
Students who wish to become skilled PowerSports mechanics must be capable of diagnosing mechanical failures quickly and accurately if they are to be in a position to repair a job at a fair salary return. Most types of two- and four-cycle small engines that are currently used to power lawn mowers, snowblowers, generators, garden tractors, rototillers, snowmobiles, ATVs and personal watercraft will be covered. Students who perform satisfactorily may find employment as service technicians, sales personnel and factory representatives, or they may wish to enter business for themselves.This program requires a mechanical aptitude and the ability to read and comprehend technical service manuals, understand and perform a variety of diagnostic procedures, and work well with fellow employees and customers. Many industry training opportunities are available.
Graduates will find career opportunities as, motorcycle mechanics and outdoor power equipment and other small engine mechanics.
Description: Diagnose, adjust, repair, or overhaul small engines used to power lawn mowers, chain saws, recreational sporting equipment and related equipment. Diagnose, adjust, repair, or overhaul motorcycles, scooters, mopeds, dirt bikes, or similar motorized vehicles.
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186 Employed in your area
8 Estimated annual job openings
38 Approaching retirement age
The average retirement age in the U.S. is 65 years old. Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics in the 55-64 and the 65+ categories are 1-10 years away from retirement. When older workers retire, there will likely be a demand for new workers.
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Last modified: June 18th, 2015 at 03:09pm