Students who are seeking instruction in motorcycle maintenance can take standalone courses or earn a certificate or diploma. Certificate and diploma programs typically require at least a year to complete, while standalone courses are shorter.
Motorcycle Maintenance Schools
Motorcycle maintenance training programs can be found at the following community colleges and technical schools:
|College/University||Location||Institution Type||Program Type*||Tuition (2015-2016)*|
|Iowa Lakes Community College||Estherville, IA||public, 2 year||Courses||$5,676 in-state, $6,028 out-of-state|
|Chattanooga State Community College||Chattanooga, TN||public, 2 year||Diploma||$3,973 in-state, $15,373 out-of-state|
|Red Rocks Community College||Lakewood, CO||public, 2 year||Courses||$3,429 in-state, $13,145 out-of-state|
|Central Carolina Community College||Sanford, NC||public, 2 year||Diploma, certificate||$2,412 in-state, $8,556 out-of-state|
|Georgia Piedmont Technical College||Clarkston, GA||public, 2 year||Diploma||$2,840 in-state, $4,976 out-of-state|
|Hennepin Technical College||Brooklyn Park, MN||public, 2 year||Certificate||$5,159|
|Pickens Technical College||Aurora, CO||public, 2-year||Certificate||$2,376 in-state, $4,656 out-of-state|
Sources: *School websites, NCES
School Selection Criteria
Here is some advice for individuals considering different motorcycle maintenance programs:
- Prospective students may want to consider a program that provides specialized training in a particular manufacturer, such as Harley Davidson or Yamaha.
- Students may want to consider the nature of the work experience and internship opportunities offered by particular programs.
- For students who plan to be self-employed, it may be helpful to choose a program that includes instruction in basic PC literacy and small business management.
- The time commitment for courses and certificate or diploma programs differs, so students should make sure to choose the option that best fits their schedule.
Motorcycle Maintenance Programs
A certificate program is the shortest of the three training programs and provides students with an introduction to motorcycle mechanics and engines. An associate's degree program takes two years to complete and covers additional topics. Standalone courses usually only last for one term.
Students interested in motorcycle maintenance can find relevant training programs at community and technical colleges; they can choose between them based on the topics covered and the nature of the program.