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    That's right! Ninety-five percent of SCC's 2016 graduates found work or continued their education.
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    That's right! Ninety-five percent of SCC's 2016 graduates found work or continued their education.
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    That's right! Ninety-five percent of SCC's 2016 graduates found work or continued their education.
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Motorcycle, ATV & Personal Watercraft Technology

  • Welcome

    SCC's Motorcycle, ATV & Personal Watercraft Technology program prepares technicians for work in independent repair shops, dealerships and specialty shops.

    You're a Good Fit for this program because . . .

    Overview

    SCC's Motorcycle, ATV & Personal Watercraft Technology program teaches students the basics of each of the motorcycle, all-terrain vehicle and personal watercraft systems. Students also learn advanced diagnostics and troubleshooting procedures. This hands-on approach ensures that students understand the complex principles and theories incorporated into today's vehicles. Areas covered include engine, transmission, suspension and steering, brakes, fuel systems, electrical/electronics, and tune-up and drivability. This 12-month Diploma program offers classes beginning in January (Winter Quarter) and July (Summer Quarter). The program has received many donations from manufacturers, local service and repair shops as well as individuals. These donations include motorcycles, ATVs, personal watercrafts, complete engines, individual components, reference and service manuals, videos and training aides. The program also has received assistance from owners, service managers and technicians. These donations allow SCC to provide students with the experience of working on the latest technology, along with understanding the basics used on older vehicles.

    Mission

    The mission of the Motorcycle, ATV & Personal Watercraft Technology program is to prepare individuals for employment as high-quality, entry-level technicians in the motorcycle, all-terrain vehicle and personal watercraft repair field.

    Employment Outlook

    Average employment growth is projected for small engine mechanics. Job prospects should be excellent for people who complete formal training programs such as the one at SCC. SCC graduates reported a high starting salary of $15 per hour.

    View Gainful Employment Information in this Program of Study.

    Starting Terms

    Summer Quarter, Winter Quarter.

    Motorcycle, ATV, Personal Watercraft Tech-DI

    Types of jobs available: . Repair technician who diagnoses and repairs all areas of the vehicle, including engines and transmissions, suspension and brake systems, and electrical/electronic systems. . Parts counter person . Activities in this area include researching service information using manuals or computer-based programs, using an extensive array of hand tools and diagnostic equipment, writing, speaking, and basic math skills. . Sales associate Program graduates are employed in dealerships, independent shops and owner/operator shops.This program is located on the Lincoln Campus with classes beginning in January and July.
    Requirements

    Program Requirements & Student Responsibilities

    1. Each student enrolling in a program at SCC is required to take a COMPASS, ACT or ASSET assessment test prior to acceptance into the program. This test is used to determine if the student's skill level in basic reading, written expressions and mathematics is consistent with the program requirements. Students may be required to complete preparatory coursework before advancing to certain program courses. Specific information about preparatory coursework is available through campus admissions and career advising staff.
    2. Students enrolling in the Motorcycle, ATV & Personal Watercraft Technology are required to provide hand tools for use in the lab and for use after graduation. While this can appear to be expensive, it is an investment in your future since the tools will be used for many years. During the first week of each quarter, students will be offered opportunities to purchase tool sets from various manufacturers at a considerable discount. If you already have the tools, it is not necessary for you to make additional purchases. Contact the program for required tool list.
    3. Uniforms - Students enrolled in the program are required to wear uniform shirts while in the classroom or lab. These shirts can be purchased through the SCC Bookstore.
    4. Attend each class and lab session in a regular and punctual manner.
    5. Maintain academic standards and adhere to academic policies.
    6. Maintain a minimum grade-point average of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale in each program course, with a minimum GPA of 2.0.
    7. Maintain all school requirements to attain a diploma.
    8. Be responsible for program costs: tuition, fees and books.
    9. Provide a basic tool set and lockable storage.

    Program Goals

    1. Provide quality technical training in the areas of engines, transmissions, suspension, suspension and brakes, electrical/electronics, and engine performance as directed by the Motorcycle, ATV and Personal Watercraft Technology Advisory Committee.
    2. Provide students with training to enable them to service vehicles at a rate of speed comparable to established labor-time guides.
    3. Provide a safe working environment with current equipment which is conducive to an effective learning atmosphere.
    4. Conduct classes in a manner to help students develop a sense of punctuality and time management.

    Welcome

    SCC's Motorcycle, ATV & Personal Watercraft Technology program prepares technicians for work in independent repair shops, dealerships and specialty shops.

    You're a Good Fit for this program because . . .

    Overview

    SCC's Motorcycle, ATV & Personal Watercraft Technology program teaches students the basics of each of the motorcycle, all-terrain vehicle and personal watercraft systems. Students also learn advanced diagnostics and troubleshooting procedures. This hands-on approach ensures that students understand the complex principles and theories incorporated into today's vehicles. Areas covered include engine, transmission, suspension and steering, brakes, fuel systems, electrical/electronics, and tune-up and drivability. This 12-month Diploma program offers classes beginning in January (Winter Quarter) and July (Summer Quarter). The program has received many donations from manufacturers, local service and repair shops as well as individuals. These donations include motorcycles, ATVs, personal watercrafts, complete engines, individual components, reference and service manuals, videos and training aides. The program also has received assistance from owners, service managers and technicians. These donations allow SCC to provide students with the experience of working on the latest technology, along with understanding the basics used on older vehicles.

    Mission

    The mission of the Motorcycle, ATV & Personal Watercraft Technology program is to prepare individuals for employment as high-quality, entry-level technicians in the motorcycle, all-terrain vehicle and personal watercraft repair field.

    Employment Outlook

    Average employment growth is projected for small engine mechanics. Job prospects should be excellent for people who complete formal training programs such as the one at SCC. SCC graduates reported a high starting salary of $15 per hour.

    View Gainful Employment Information in this Program of Study.

    Starting Terms

    Summer Quarter, Winter Quarter.