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Harley-Davidson has partnerships with only a select few colleges and as such, there are no motorcycle mechanics diploma programs in Wyoming that focus specifically on this brand. However, there are a few schools in Wyoming offering automotive technology programs that address certain aspects of motorcycle mechanics. Students may choose to earn a credential, certificate, or associate's degree related to the field. All such programs include hands-on training.
Read on for more information about the programs in motorcycle mechanics offered by Central Wyoming College.
Central Wyoming College
Central Wyoming College is based in Riverton and enrolls just over 2,000 students each year. The school currently offers certificate and associate's degree programs in automotive technology with a power sports emphasis.
The school's Automotive Technology Certificate in Power Sports program is designed for students who have no background in the automotive field. It provides courses in topics like 2- and 4-cycle engines, fuel systems, automotive terminology, electronics, power sports maintenance and vehicle optimization, plus a foundation in relevant academic coursework. General education classes cover writing, math and career training. The power sports option is the least intensive of the three specializations available for the automotive technology certificate and requires 33 credit hours. Applicable power sports automotives include motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles and snowmobiles.
Central Wyoming College's automotive technology associate's degree program with an emphasis in power sports requires 64 credit hours to complete. It is composed of the same three core classes as the certificate program, plus an additional 15 credit hours of electives. Required general education classes include political science, health and sociology. The power sports track may be combined with the other automotive division specializations to give aspiring mechanics a more well-rounded background.
Located in Casper, this school offers a pair of training programs in auto body repair technology. Though these programs are not sponsored by or affiliated with Harley-Davidson, they teach many of the same concepts and can prepare students for a career in the automotive repair industry. Students can opt for the one-year certificate program or enroll in the more comprehensive two-year associate of applied science degree. The certificate program focuses exclusively on auto body repair, with courses devoted to welding, joining, and collision damage. The associate's degree program includes these courses, but also consists of a general education component in which students learn about mathematics, communication, and science.
School At a Glance
|School Name||School Type & Setting||Motorcycle Mechanics Programs Offered||Undergraduate Tuition & Fees (2015-2016)|
|Central Wyoming College||2-year, public; remote town||Certificate in Automotive Technology (Power Sports Option),
Associate of Applied Science in Automotive Technology (Power Sports Option)
| $2,712 (in-state)*
|Casper College||2-year, public; small city||Certificate and Associate of Applied Science in Auto Body Repair Technology|| $2,640 (in-state)*
Source: *NCES College Navigator