PowerSports Technology AAS

Associate of Applied Science (AAS) - 69 credits

About this program
Powersport technicians maintain, troubleshoot and repair equipment found in the powersport industry, including marine, snowmobile, motorcycle, all-terrain vehicle (ATV) and lawn equipment. In this program, you will gain the knowledge and hands-on experience to perform competently at the dealership level and be trained to gain the soft skills to help you toward the goal of management, manufacturer technical service representative or business ownership. Students will perform services on modern products using specialty tools and factory test equipment. Along with taking factory certification exams, students learn how to plan and perform repairs according to manufacturers' recommended procedures.
Program outcomes
  1. Demonstrate safety, 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.
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
9 Restricted electives in subjects
6 Restricted electives in course types
69 Total

AAS

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

3 credits from these course subjects:

Subject
PSYC

3 credits from these course subjects:

Subject
ENGL

3 credits from these course subjects:

Subject
POLS

3 credits from these course types:

Course Type
General Education w/MnTC Goals

3 credits from these course types:

Course Type
General Education w/MnTC Goals
Plans

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1st Fall Term - 18 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

3 credits from these course subjects:

Subject
POLS

1st Spring Term - 18 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 subjects:

Subject
PSYC

3 credits from these course types:

Course Type
General Education w/MnTC Goals

2nd Fall Term - 18 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 subjects:

Subject
ENGL

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