ATV technician training programs prepare students to maintain and repair ATVs and small engine vehicles. These programs are normally offered at 2-year colleges.
ATV Technician Schools
The following schools offer ATV technician programs:
|College/University||Location||Institution Type||Degrees Offered||Tuition (2015-2016)*|
|Southeast Community College||Lincoln, Nebraska||2-year, Public||Diploma|| $3,218 In-state
|Central Carolina Community College||Sanford, North Carolina||2-year, Public|| Diploma
| $2,412 In-state
|Pulaski Technical College||North Little Rock, Arkansas||2-year, Public||Certificate|| $4,332 In-state
|Salt Lake Community College||Salt Lake City, Utah||2-year, Public||Certificate|| $3,569 In-state
|Western Iowa Tech Community College||Sioux City, Iowa||2-year, Public|| Diploma
| $4,104 In-state
|Hinds Community College||Raymond, Mississippi||2-year, Public|| Certificate
| $2,600 In-state
|Fox Valley Technical College||Appleton, Wisconsin||2-year, Public||Certificate||$3,810**|
|Iowa Lakes Community College||Estherville, Iowa||2-year, Public|| Diploma
| $5,676 In-state
Sources: *NCES College Navigator, **School Website
How to Select an ATV Technician School
Most relevant academic programs include ATVs alongside a variety of personal, small-engine vehicles like motorcycles, snowmobiles and watercrafts, offering repair courses for all of these vehicles. The following are school selection considerations:
- Student should consider the amount of money they are willing to invest, as each type of program varies in cost based on length of program.
- Schools that offer courses at night or on the weekends might work better for personally or professionally obligated individuals.
- Review the prerequisite requirements of prospective programs prior to enrollment to ensure you qualify.
- Because coursework in these programs is primarily hands-on, students should look into the quality, quantity and variety of vehicles owned by the school.
Diploma in Small Engine Technology
Diploma programs in small engine technology can be completed in 1-2 years, depending on the variety of coursework and the extent of hands-on experiences provided. Students commonly focus on repair and maintenance techniques for a variety of vehicles, including marine vehicles, snowmobiles, motorcycles and ATVs. Internship opportunities may be available.
Certificate in Power Sports Technology
Certificate programs in power sports technology can be completed in one semester or one year and commonly include repair and maintenance techniques applicable to snowmobiles, motorcycles, watercrafts and ATVs.
Associate Degree in Power Sports Technology
A 2-year program in power sports technology trains students in the maintenance of recreational and power sports equipment. In addition to courses in maintenance and repair of vehicles, students also complete general education requirements in communications and mathematics. Students typically gain hands-on experience through advanced hands-on projects and labs.
ATV technician programs are offered at the diploma, certificate and associate's degree levels. These programs typically emphasize areas such as electrical systems, fuel systems, engine repair and troubleshooting.