Which Colleges Offer Programs to Become a Motorcycle Mechanic?

Get the facts about motorcycle mechanic programs at two colleges. Find out what you'll study and discover more about job prospects for program graduates. Schools offering Motorcycle Mechanics degrees can also be found in these popular choices.

College Overview

Prospective students with a strong interest in motorcycles may enroll in a motorcycle mechanic degree or diploma program. Many community colleges offer training in becoming a motorcycle mechanic.

Important Facts About This Program of Study

Online Availability Some programs available online
Prerequisites None
Specializations Available for specific brands such as BMW and Harley-Davidson
Possible Careers Automobile Dealers, Automotive Repair Mechanics

Southeast Community College

With locations in Nebraska in Lincoln, Beatrice and Milford, Southeast Community College offers a diploma program that prepares students to work as motorcycle mechanics, business owners or employees of dealerships and independent garages. Students enrolled in the program will have to complete a technical core course sequence that includes:

  • Shop procedures
  • Engine rebuilding
  • Electrical circuits
  • Engine theory
  • Transmissions and final drives

Lake Washington Technical College in Kirkland, WA

The Transportation Department at Lake Washington Technical College offers an Associate of Applied Science in Motorcycle, Marine & Power Equipment Service Technician that can be completed in as few as six quarters of study. Lake Washington Technical College also offers an AAS program for students who wish to specialize in Harley-Davidson motorcycles. Some of the students who have completed the motorcycle repair program have gone on to be employed by Ride Motorcycles, Harley-Davidson of Seattle, Lynnwood Cycle Barn and Hertz Equipment Rentals. An estimated 25% of graduates go on to start their own business.

Motorcycle Mechanic Overview

A passion for motorcycles, a willingness to gain hands-on experience and a quick mind that can troubleshoot engine problems are all required to be a good motorcycle mechanic. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that job openings for small engine mechanics, including motorcycle mechanics, were expected to increase by 6% between 2012 and 2022 (www.bls.gov).

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