WyoTech's Motorcycle Technology program is designed to give you the specialized skills and knowledge you need for a career servicing and repairing today's modern bikes.
Whether you're interested in basic motorcycle repair or looking to hone your skills with a specific motorcycle brand or style, WyoTech offers the hands-on experience that can put your future on the fast track.
Students in our Motorcycle Technology training program will take four core courses, and then have the option to choose one of the following concentrations: Asian Motorcycles, European Motorcycles, Harley-Davidson or Off-Road Power. They can also earn a specialized technology associate degree in Applied Service Management.
In this core program, you'll learn about:
This core requirement course introduces you to front and rear suspension systems and brake system design and operation. Component inspection, service, and repairs are discussed and reinforced with lab exercises designed to simulate industry approved repair applications. Students are exposed to service and repair procedures for drum, disc, anti-lock braking systems and final drive assemblies.
This core requirement course introduces you to the fundamentals of four- and two-stroke engines, including the primary drives of various designs. Operations and diagnosis, as well as cooling systems, are presented in the course. Industry approved service and repair procedures are used in the lab disassembly, inspection, measurement, re-assembly and in-vehicle service and repairs.
This core requirement course will teach and apply the basic laws and formulas to you as they relate to electrical systems. You will utilize wiring diagrams and apply them to component identification, testing and diagnostics. The Electrical Systems portion of the course uses a systematic approach to motorcycle electrical system. Accessories, lighting, ignition, starting, charging, and various control systems are studied. Computer controlled electronics are also discussed. Industry approved troubleshooting and diagnostic procedures are practiced in structured exercises.
This core requirement course introduces you to covers carburetion, fuel injection, theory, operation, and general fuel delivery principles. Exhaust systems effects on engine and emission control devices will be discussed. Troubleshooting and industry approved diagnostic and service procedures are an integral part of students’ experimental learning experiences. This course also prepares you to operate in a service environment. You will learn customer service, use of dynamometer, and communication skills that are necessary to be successful in a modern service environment. Lab practices will focus on manufacturer service and repair procedures.
How long does it take to complete our Motorcycle Technology Program?
Graduates of this program may find career opportunities in the following areas:
0-1 year of experience
Most occupations in this zone require training in vocational schools, related on-the-job experience, or an associate's degree. Previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is required for these occupations. Employees in these occupations usually need one or two years of training involving both on-the-job experience and informal training with experienced workers. A recognized apprenticeship program may be associated with these occupations.
*Employment is not guaranteed, but career services help is available for students and graduates.
** Source: O*Net Online Sample of Reported Job Titles & Job Zone: Motorcycle Mechanics; https://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/49-3052.00. Industry job titles are provided as a sample, and may require additional training, licensure, or certification. Individual levels or responsibility and specific job titles vary by employer need and industry demand.
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*Compiled from: O*Net Online Skills, Abilities & Work Styles: Motorcycle Mechanics; https://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/49-3052.00.
* Not all programs and specialties offered at all locations
** At least one core program must be completed along with the student's choice of specialty concentration program in order to satisfy curriculum requirements. Not all programs and specialties offered at all locations.
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