PowerSports Technology

Industry-recognized training in the service and repair of small engines for motorcycles, snowmobiles, ATVs and watercraft.

Click here to learn how to earn PowerSports credits while you're a student in high school.

WDS iconM State has been providing industry-recognized small engine technician training since 1967.

A 69-credit PowerSports Technology Associate of Applied Science degree, 60-credit diploma and 30-credit certificate are offered on our Moorhead campus, in close proximity to some of the best recreational areas Minnesota has to offer.

Students receive training in the areas of:

  • Small engines
  • Motorcycles
  • Snowmobiles
  • Marine

While you're enrolled in your program, you can earn industry certifications from manufacturers including:

  • Honda
  • Yamaha
  • Polaris
  • Arctic Cat
  • BRP
  • Mercury
  • Briggs & Stratton
  • Stihl
  • Kohler
  • Equipment and Engine Training Counsel (EETC): Two-Stroke, Four-Stroke and Electrical

In addition, a PowerSports Club promotes professional growth opportunities for students in the program.

PowerSports Technology's innovative flexible scheduling, modeled after industry training programs, makes it possible to tailor your college coursework to accommodate work and family commitments.

Many students work for dealerships while attending M State or following graduation. Students also are often hired by race teams, factories, business owners or service managers.

Read about PowerSports Technology student Brittany Ohnstad, featured by the Minnesota State Transportation Center of Excellence.

Here is what you'll learn

  • Service, repair and maintenance of motorcycles, snowmobiles and ATVs
  • Industry's professional standards
  • Interpretation of service information
  • Safety practices and procedures

Advisory board guides curriculum

Our program is guided by an advisory board made up of local and regional industry members who review our curriculum, ensuring that students are learning the skills needed by employers. Advisory board members include:

  • Dale Fett, Fett Brother Performance
  • Devon Wahl, U Motors
  • Jeff Sauve, Tracker Boats
  • Logan Brouse, RDO
  • Neal Cypher, Frontier Power
  • Josh Sweeney, J&K Marine
  • Foster Strand, Foster Marine
  • Sam Jay, Seaberg Power Sports
  • Eric Schroeder, UMotors
  • John Adamek, UMotors