Motorcycles have come a long way from two-cycle engines that produce 2.5 horsepower. In today’s market, there are superbikes charged with 1400 cc engines cranking up 160 HP and greater. As fast as these bikes move, the industry is moving and growing even faster. To keep these machines honed and running optimally requires the expertise of a Powersports Technician.
While it was the motorcycle that launched the Powersports industry, they now account for only a portion of what keeps it growing—ATVs and UTV now round out the market. As the desire for these machines accelerates so does the need for qualified, educated technicians. According to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, Ohio has the 5th highest employment level for these specialized mechanics. In fact, a newly certified Powersports Technicians can earn up to $15 per hour, a figure that has the potential to double in only a few short years.
Until now, students seeking to gain this type of training had limited options and none within a reasonable commuting distance of the Mid-Ohio Valley. What's better, our tuition is a fraction of these specialized schools.
The Powersports Technician curriculum will emphasize basic electrical theory and components. In our garage, you'll get hands-on experience on machines from a variety of manufacturers and you'll get to use top-of-the-line professional Snap-On Tools. The program will be offered as a one-year Powersports Technician certificate with the option to receive an associate degree in Technical Studies with additional classes.