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  •  The Motorcycle, ATV & Personal Watercraft Technology program at Southeast Community College is unique to the state of Nebraska. Find out why it’s a career track worth exploring.
    The Motorcycle, ATV & Personal Watercraft Technology program at Southeast Community College is unique to the state of Nebraska. Find out why it’s a career track worth exploring. 
    Motorcycle, ATV & Personal Watercraft Technology Students.
    94% Graduate Employment/Transfer rate
    That's right! Ninety-four percent of SCC's 2019 graduates found work or continued their education.
    Placement
    Motorcycle, ATV & Personal Watercraft Technology Students.
    94% Graduate Employment/Transfer rate
    That's right! Ninety-four percent of SCC's 2019 graduates found work or continued their education.
    Placement
    Motorcycle, ATV & Personal Watercraft Technology Students.
    94% Graduate Employment/Transfer rate
    That's right! Ninety-four percent of SCC's 2019 graduates found work or continued their education.
    Placement
     

Motorcycle, ATV & Personal Watercraft Technology

  •  Estimated Cost: $10,350

    Program Length: 2 semesters + 1 summer term

    Locations: Milford

    Start Term(s): Fall / Spring

    Awards Offered: Diploma

    Program Description

    You can start an exciting career high-performance recreational, adventure-seeking, multi-terrain rugged machines. We will teach you advanced diagnostics and troubleshooting procedures while you explore how to fix engines, transmissions, suspension and steering, brakes, fuel systems, electrical/electronics, and maintenance and rideability issues. You can choose to specialize in one type of vehicle or aspect of repair, or get prepared for all makes and models.

    Our hands-on approach ensures you will understand the complex principles and theories incorporated into today’s vehicles. We receive donations from manufacturers, local service and repair shops, and individuals to give you the experience of working on the latest technology as well as understanding the basics used on older vehicles.

    View your calendar conversion plan.

    You will be successful in our Motorcycle, ATV & Personal Watercraft Technology program if you:

    • have high mechanical ability and basic math skills
    • have good communication skills (must be able to read, understand and follow written directions; must be able to read manuals and computer-generated instructions; and must be able to express oneself clearly verbally)
    • are computer proficient and detail-oriented
    • are a “mind-on” and a “hands-on” person
    • have the ability to work on a team
    • are creative and artistic
    • have high spatial relations ability (can visualize three dimensionally)
    • are a sequential and analytical thinker
    • can multi-task and stay on task until a job is completed

    You can start the Motorcycle, ATV & Personal Watercraft Technology program in the Fall or Spring terms. Follow these steps to finish your application:

    1. Want to learn more about SCC? Come see how SCC will help you achieve Your Path to Possible! Schedule a campus visit!
    2. Need help exploring career opportunities or navigating the admissions process? Schedule an appointment with an Admissions Counselor.
    3. Ready to apply? Complete an Application for Admission.
    4. Submit ACT, SAT, Next Generation Accuplacer, or Accuplacer test scores (reading and math) or official college transcripts showing completion of post-secondary coursework in English and math to the Admissions Office at any SCC location.

    We can prepare you for an exciting career as a high-quality, entry-level technician in the motorcycle, all-terrain vehicle and personal watercraft repair field. You can choose to work in independent repair shops, dealerships and specialty shops. Recent SCC graduates report an average starting annual salary of $29,640. Career options in the motorcycle, ATV and personal watercraft industry include:

    • Detailer
    • Motorcycle Mechanic
    • Service Technician
    • Shop Support

    Federal regulations [34CFR 668.8(k) and (l)] mandate that programs not leading to a degree, and all the courses within the program are not fully transferable to a higher degree, can only partially be paid by federal student aid. A specific federal formula determines the number of credits allowed to be paid by financial aid. At SCC, those programs and the number of credits eligible for federal financial aid are:

    ProgramNumber of Credits in the ProgramNumber of Credits Eligible for Financial AidNumber of Credits Not Paid
    Motorcycle, ATV and Personal Watercraft Technology47.5416.5

    So, what does this mean?

    If you enroll in one of the above-mentioned diploma programs, federal financial aid will not pay for the entire program. You will be responsible for the tuition and fees for the number of credits listed in the “Number of Credits Not Paid” column.

    Please refer to the SCC catalog for current program requirements.

    Barry Smith - Program Director
    ASE Master Certified
    AAS, Southeast Community College
    12+ Years Experience
    402-437-2643
    800-642-4075, ext. 2643
    bsmith@southeast.edu

    Terry Kuebler, Instructor
    Diploma, Southeast Community College
    SkillsUSA Advisor
    Related Work Experience: 4 years
    Instructional Experience: 2004 to Present
    1-800-642-4075, Ext. 2412(402) 437-2412
    tkuebler@southeast.edu 

    Trevor Nebesniak, Instructor
    Diploma, Southeast Community College
    Related Work Experience: 21 years
    Instructional Experience: 2012 to Present
    1-800-642-4075, Ext. 2670
    (402) 437-2670
    tnebesniak@southeast.edu

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