Students who want training in motorcycle repair can earn an associate's degree, certificate or diploma from a community or technical college. There are also schools that offer continuing education courses in the field.
10 Motorcycle Repair Schools
These ten schools offer some level of training in motorcycle repair:
|College/University||Location||Institution Type||Program Offered||Tuition (In-state, 2015-2016)*|
|Austin Community College||Austin, TX||2-year, Public||Certificate||$9,210|
|Pulaski Technical College||North Little Rock, AK||2-year, Public||Certificate||$4,332|
|Washtenaw Community College||Ann Arbor, MI||2-year, Public||Certificate||$3,816|
|Forsyth Technical Community College||Winston-Salem, NC||2-year, Public||Associate's Degree||$2,025|
|Ashworth College||Norcross, GA||4-year, Private||Diploma||$609-$739 (total)|
|El Paso Community College||El Paso, TX||2-year, Public||Continuing education course||$80 (total)|
|Western Iowa Tech Community College||Sioux City, IA||2-year, Public||Associate's degree||$4,104|
|Kansas City Kansas Community College||Kansas City, KS||2-year, Public||Continuing education course||$225 (total)|
|Georgia Piedmont Technical College||Clarkston, GA||2-year, Public||Diploma||$4,976|
|City College of San Francisco||San Francisco, CA||2-year, Public||Associate's degree||$1,598|
Sources: *School websites, National Center for Education Statistics
School Selection Criteria
When considering different motorcycle repair training options, it can be helpful to keep the following considerations in mind:
- Different programs require different levels of commitment. Associate's degree programs generally require two years of full-time study, while continuing education courses may last for only a single term, with courses offered in the evening. Choose a program that fits your schedule.
- The scope of training in each program is different. Remember that single-term courses may offer only an introduction to motorcycle repair, while year-long certificate programs can go further in-depth, and associate's degree programs require general education coursework.
- Find out about the hands-on training options a program provides, such as practice at an on-site garage or internships at local auto repair shops or manufacturer plants.
- If you choose a training program offered by a specific manufacturer, it may be easier to transition from schooling to that company's plant or dealership.
Whether you're looking for a basic class in motorcycle repair, a certificate, a diploma, or a full degree program, you can find a college that meets your educational needs.