Rancho Cucamonga-Area Schools Offering Harley-Davidson Motorcycle Technology Programs
No schools in or around Rancho Cucamonga, California, offer Harley-Davidson motorcycle technology programs. The closest option available to prospective students is a general motorcycle repair certificate program in Los Angeles, which is about 38 miles from the area. Students insistent on staying in the area do have few options, and the only degree programs available in Rancho Cucamonga are in general automotive technology. This article includes a table of pertinent facts about potential schools, such as enrollment and tuition costs. Following that is information about a few other U.S. schools that offer Harley-Davidson or motorcycle technology programs.
- Los Angeles Trade-Technical College, located in Los Angeles, offers Certificate of Achievement in Motorcycle Repair.
- Chaffey College, situated directly in Rancho Cucamonga, offers a pair of general automotive technology degrees.
Individuals interested in enrolling in these programs can learn more about the school with this table. This information could help them decide which school is the right choice.
|Los Angeles Trade-Technical College||Chaffey College|
|School Type||2-year, public||2-year, public|
|Total Enrollment (2017)*||12,984||22,508|
|Campus Setting||Large city||Large suburb|
|Tuition & Fees (as of 2017-18)*||$1,220 (in-state), $7,538 (out-of-state)||$1,170 (in-state), $7,050 (out-of-state)|
|% of First-Year Students Receiving Some Form of Financial Aid (2017)*||75%||71%|
|Acceptance Rate (2017)*||N/A - Open admissions||N/A - Open admissions|
|Retention Rate (2017)*||65% (for full-time students)||68% (for full-time students)|
|Graduation Rate (for those who began their studies in 2014)*||27%||23%|
Source: *College Navigator, National Center for Education Statistics
Los Angeles Trade-Technical College
LATTC offers a number of certificate programs designed to develop and cultivate career skills, and one such program focuses on motorcycle repair. This evening or weekend program can be completed by both novices looking to enter the field and experienced professionals who wish to sharpen their skills.
Certificate of Achievement in Motorcycle Repair Mechanics: Adjunct
The motorcycle repair certificate program at LATTC provides students with the diagnostic and repair skills needed to work in motorcycle shops and dealerships as professional mechanics. The 23-unit curriculum is divided into mandatory core courses and selected electives, in which students can pursue their own interests. Course topics in this program include engine diagnostics, fuel induction systems, basic shop practices, and overhaul procedures.
Located right in Rancho Cucamonga, Chaffey does not offer any programs directly related to motorcycle repair, but the automotive technology degrees teach many of the same skills and subjects as would be found in a standard motorcycle technology program. In addition to the degree programs featured below, this school also offers certificate programs in various focus areas, such as engine performance technician.
General Automotive Technician Associate in Science Degree
This 21-24 unit program is designed to prepare students for immediate entry-level employment in the automotive field by teaching them how to perform basic service and maintenance tasks. Students in this program will be introduced to essential concepts, such as suspension, steering systems, brakes, and air conditioning systems.
Master Automotive Technician Associate in Science Degree
The 39-42 unit Master Automotive Technology is intended for students who wish to gain an in-depth education. Nearly twice as long as the General program, this curriculum is intended to equip students with the knowledge and skills that are required in a career an automotive technician. In addition to covering all the topics in the General program, this degree introduces students to concepts such as transmission, drive trains, and electrical systems. The program complies with National Automotive Technician Education Foundation (NATEF) standards, and graduates from this program will be eligible to sit for the Automotive Master Technician certification exam.
Other School Options
While students interested in completing Harley-Davidson motorcycle technology programs in California have limited options, there are a few other programs located around the country.
Penn Foster Career School offers an online program in motorcycle repair which can be completed from anywhere. While this program is not exclusive to the area, it can be an appealing option to students who do not wish to travel. For those who prefer a traditional classroom setting, prospective students may also be interested in the motorcycle technician training program and Harley-Davidson elective courses offered at the Universal Technical Institute. This private institution features a location about 346 miles away in Phoenix, Arizona.