PowerSports Technology

Certificate - 30 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, and personal watercraft and marine 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 professionalism and related soft skills.
  2. Apply theory of vehicle operating systems.
  3. Diagnose vehicle operating systems.
  4. Repair vehicle operating systems.
  5. Interpret service information.
  6. Exhibit safety practices and procedures.
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. The Higher Learning Commission 230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500 Chicago, IL 60604-1411 http://www.ncahigherlearningcommission.org Phone: 312.263.0456 / 800.621.7440

Curriculum overview

Credits Requirement type
27 Required courses
3 Restricted electives in course types
30 Total

PowerSports Technology

Required Courses:

Course Credits
PWST1000 - Introduction to PowerSports 3
PWST1002 - Snowmobile, Off Road Vehicle and Motorcycle Maintenance 3
PWST1014 - Personal Watercraft and Marine Engine Maintenance 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
PWST2304 - Motorcycles I 3

3 credits from these course types:

Course Type
General Education w/MnTC Goals