California Motorcycle Technology Programs
Several 2-year schools in California provide training in motorcycle repair and maintenance technology. Learn about the curricula and hands-on training experiences available at one of these schools. Find out how these programs can help graduates prepare for entry-level positions or provide advanced training opportunities for those already working in the field.
- City College of San Francisco, in San Francisco, offers a motorcycle technician certificate and associate's degree program for aspiring technicians.
Many factors should be considered before deciding whether the school discussed here is right for you. Check out the table below to get school information pertaining to enrollment, tuition and the graduation rate.
|City College of San Francisco|
|School Type||2-year, public|
|Total Enrollment (2017)*||26,299|
|Campus Setting||Large city|
|Undergraduate Tuition & Fees (2017-2018)*|| $1,598 (in-state)
|% of First-Year Students Receiving Some Form of Financial Aid (2016-2017)*||59%|
|Acceptance Rate (2017)||100% (open admissions)|
|Retention Rate (2016-2017)*||72% for full-time students|
|Undergraduate Graduation Rate (Students who started Fall 2014)*||32%|
Source: *NCES College Navigator
City College of San Francisco
The City College of San Francisco's Evans Campus is home to the School of Applied Science and Technology. The school's automotive technology department offers an Associate of Science degree for students interested in careers as motorcycle technicians.
Motorcycle Technician Certificate
There are three motorcycle certificate programs available through CCSF: motorcycle tune-up, electrical, and performance; motorcycle general services; and motorcycle engine and power train repair. All three programs include the introduction to motorcycle technology and auto-moto custom painting courses. There is a total of three courses (12 credits) required for each certificate program, so the third is based on the major.
Associate of Science - Motorcycle Technician
The associate's degree program differs from the certificate program only in that students are required to take additional general education courses in the liberal arts and mathematics. Nine courses make up the associate's degree's 34 credit hours of technical training, including the same courses required for the certificate programs. An additional 24 hours of general education curriculum round out this two-year degree program.