Colleges For Motorcycle Mechanics

Colleges across the country offer motorcycle technology programs.

From basic to specialized, there are many options for careers in motorcycle mechanics. Community colleges and technical schools across the country offer formal programs that give students hands-on experience to obtain jobs at dealerships and independent bike shops. As of 2009, motorcycle mechanics earn a median annual salary of $31,820, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

WyoTech

WyoTech opened in Laramie, Wyoming, in 1966. Since then, the school has expanded and opened campuses in Pennsylvania, California and Florida. Most programs offered at WyoTech are short-term; students can complete training in about 16 months, according to the school’s website. WyoTech’s motorcycle technology program consists of eight core classes in which students learn about brake systems, engine systems and electrical systems. After completing the core classes, students can choose to specialize in Asian motorcycles, European motorcycles or Harley-Davidson motorcycles.

WyoTech-Laramie Campus

4373 N. 3rd St.

Laramie, WY 82072

307-742-3776

wyotech.edu

Universal Technical Institute

Universal Technical Institute has campuses across the country. Its Motorcycle Mechanics Institute campuses in Phoenix, Arizona, and Orlando, Florida, offer motorcycle technology training programs. The 36-week-long core program teaches students the fundamentals of troubleshooting foreign and domestic motorcycles. After completing the core program, students can take elective classes to specialize in certain motorcycle types. Upon graduation, students receive tools valued at $1,000. UTI also provides graduates with lifetime job placement assistance.

Universal Technical Institute

Motorcycle Mechanics Institute-Phoenix, Arizona

2844 W. Deer Valley Road

Phoenix, AZ 85027

877-201-2666

uti.edu

Universal Technical Institute

Motorcycle Mechanics Institute-Orlando, Florida

9751 Delegates Drive

Orlando, FL 32837

877-201-2991

uti.edu

YTI Career Institute

YTI Career Institute in York, Pennsylvania, offers a nine-month motorsports technology program. Students in the program work on real motorcycles in the school’s 15,000-square-foot facility, which includes diagnostic and test equipment and 16 fully equipped service bays, according to the school’s website. Students take classes on safety, brake maintenance, engine repair and electrical testing. The classrooms provide laptop computers and wireless Internet for student use. The institute’s Learning Resource Center provides research materials and space for student testing.

YTI Career Institute

Motorsports Technology Center

52-6 Grumbacher Road

York, PA 17406

866-549-8496

yti.edu