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 the 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 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.
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.
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Curriculum overview

Credits Requirement type
25 Required courses
3 Restricted electives in course types
28 Total

PowerSports Technology

Required Courses:

Subj. Number Course Credits
PWST1302 PWST1302 - Snowmobile I 5
TRNS1001 TRNS1001 - Fuel Systems I 3
TRNS1003 TRNS1003 - Off-Road Literature and Computer Systems 2
TRNS1005 TRNS1005 - Off-Road Electrical Systems 2
TRNS1006 TRNS1006 - Off-Road Vehicle Maintenance 4
TRNS1015 TRNS1015 - Ignition, Charging and Starter Systems Lab 2
TRNS1016 TRNS1016 - Ignition, Charging and Starter Systems Theory 1
TRNS1102 TRNS1102 - Missing title
TRNS1104 TRNS1104 - Transportation Electronics 3
TRNS1193 TRNS1193 - Fuel Systems II Lab 1
TRNS1194 TRNS1194 - Fuel Systems II Theory 2

3 credits from these course types:

Course Type
General Education w/MnTC Goals
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1st Fall Term - 16 credits

Subj. Number Course Credits
TRNS1001 TRNS1001 - Fuel Systems I 3
TRNS1003 TRNS1003 - Off-Road Literature and Computer Systems 2
TRNS1005 TRNS1005 - Off-Road Electrical Systems 2
TRNS1006 TRNS1006 - Off-Road Vehicle Maintenance 4
TRNS1102 TRNS1102 - Missing title
TRNS1104 TRNS1104 - Transportation Electronics 3

1st Spring Term - 14 credits

Subj. Number Course Credits
PWST1302 PWST1302 - Snowmobile I 5
TRNS1015 TRNS1015 - Ignition, Charging and Starter Systems Lab 2
TRNS1016 TRNS1016 - Ignition, Charging and Starter Systems Theory 1
TRNS1193 TRNS1193 - Fuel Systems II Lab 1
TRNS1194 TRNS1194 - Fuel Systems II Theory 2

3 credits from these course types:

Course Type
General Education w/MnTC Goals