PowerSports Technology

Diploma - 60 credits

About this program
Students who wish to become skilled PowerSports mechanics must be capable of diagnosing mechanical failures quickly and accurately if they are to be in a position to repair a job at a fair salary return. Most types of two- and four-cycle small engines that are currently used to power lawn mowers, snowblowers, generators, garden tractors, rototillers, snowmobiles, ATVs, personal watercraft and marine engines will be covered. Students who perform satisfactorily may find employment as service technicians, sales personnel and factory representatives, or they may wish to enter business for themselves.This program requires a mechanical aptitude and the ability to read and comprehend technical service manuals, understand and perform a variety of diagnostic procedures, and work well with fellow employees and customers. Many industry training opportunities are available.
Program outcomes
  1. Demonstrate safety and professionalism and related soft skills.
  2. Apply the theory of vehicle operating systems.
  3. Diagnose vehicle operating systems.
  4. Repair vehicle operating systems.
  5. Interpret service information.
Accreditation
Minnesota State Community and Technical College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. More information can be found at www.minnesota.edu/accreditation.
Tracks

Curriculum overview

Credits Requirement type
54 Required courses
6 Restricted electives in course types
60 Total

PowerSports Technology Diploma

Required Courses:

Subj. Number Course Credits
PWST1000 Introduction to PowerSports 3
PWST1002 Snowmobile, Off Road Vehicle and Motorcycle Maintenance 3
PWST1014 Personal Watercraft and Marine Engine Maintenance 3
PWST1015 Marine Engine Installation and Set Up 3
PWST1017 Fuel Systems I 3
PWST1021 Ignition, Charging and Starter Systems 3
PWST1025 Fuel Systems II 3
PWST1080 Snowmobile Engines 3
PWST1115 Electrical Foundations 3
PWST2013 Power Hydraulics 3
PWST2016 Outboard Engine Systems 3
PWST2017 Marine Drive Systems 3
PWST2115 All-Terrain Vehicles Systems 3
PWST2206 Chainsaws and Generators 3
PWST2210 Snowmobile Clutch and Drive Systems 3
PWST2304 Motorcycles I 3
PWST2308 Advanced Snowmobiles 3
PWST2312 Advanced Motorcycle Systems 3

6 credits from these course types:

Course Type
General Education w/MnTC Goals
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1st Fall Term - 15 credits

Subj. Number Course Credits
PWST1000 Introduction to PowerSports 3
PWST1002 Snowmobile, Off Road Vehicle and Motorcycle Maintenance 3
PWST1017 Fuel Systems I 3
PWST1115 Electrical Foundations 3
PWST2304 Motorcycles I 3

1st Spring Term - 15 credits

Subj. Number Course Credits
PWST1014 Personal Watercraft and Marine Engine Maintenance 3
PWST1021 Ignition, Charging and Starter Systems 3
PWST1025 Fuel Systems II 3
PWST1080 Snowmobile Engines 3

3 credits from these course types:

Course Type
General Education w/MnTC Goals

2nd Fall Term - 15 credits

Subj. Number Course Credits
PWST1015 Marine Engine Installation and Set Up 3
PWST2016 Outboard Engine Systems 3
PWST2206 Chainsaws and Generators 3
PWST2210 Snowmobile Clutch and Drive Systems 3

3 credits from these course types:

Course Type
General Education w/MnTC Goals

2nd Spring Term - 15 credits

Subj. Number Course Credits
PWST2013 Power Hydraulics 3
PWST2017 Marine Drive Systems 3
PWST2115 All-Terrain Vehicles Systems 3
PWST2308 Advanced Snowmobiles 3
PWST2312 Advanced Motorcycle Systems 3