Power Sports Technician
30 Credits | 1 Year
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.
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.
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 Northwood Tech's modern lab and classrooms.
Train in Northwood Tech's modern, well-equipped lab.
Learn in a fast-paced environment.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Admissions and Tuition
Northwood Tech has a simple admission process that can be completed in one visit. Please see the details under the "Requirements and Application" section to get you started.
Tuition and Fees
Northwood Tech breaks down the cost of education, so you'll have a good idea of how much your education will cost.
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.
Estimated Total Program Costs 2022-23*
30 Credits | 1 Year
$2,750 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 Northwood Tech 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.