Motorcycle maintenance programs can be found in a number of schools around the country. Certificate, associate’s and diploma programs are all available; an associate’s degree is considered the highest qualification of the three, followed by diploma. A degree in motorcycle maintenance can help you obtain a position in a garage specializing in bikes, pit crews, parts sales, assembly–and for higher degrees–management.
WyoTech’s Motorcycle Technology program prepares students for a career as a technician, sales or parts representative or assembly technician. It also allows students to specialize in Asian, European or Harley-Davidson motorcycles. Campuses are located in Blairsville, Pennsylvania, Daytona, Florida, Fremont, California, Laramie, Wyoming, Long Beach, California and Sacramento, California.
Universal Technical Institute
Universal Technical Institute offers a two-pronged approach to its Motorcycle Technology Training program. Students are first taught core knowledge applicable to a variety of domestic and foreign motorcycles, after which they enroll in at least one manufacturer elective program. Manufacturer electives are available for BMW, Harley-Davidson, Suzuki, Kawaski, Honda and Yamaha bikes. The Motorcycle Technology Training program is located at campuses in Phoenix, Arizona and Orlando, Florida.
Penn Foster Career School offers a Motorcycle Repair Technician certificate through self-paced lessons at home. This program also covers basic maintenance for ATVs and snowmobiles.
Ashworth offers an online Motorcycle Mechanic Course in 18 lessons. It prepares you for a number of careers including line technician, assembler, racing pit crew and service and parts manager.
Lincoln Technical Institute
Lincoln Technical Institute’s Motorcycle Technology program is available at their East Windsor, Connecticut campus. The program encompasses foreign and domestic bikes covering diagnostics, maintenance and repair.
YTI has a Motorsports Technology diploma program focusing on both bikes and ATVs that takes nine months to complete. The program is held at a large facility in York, Pennsylvania.
Fort Scott Community College
Fort Scott Community College is partnered with Harley-Davidson Motorcycles for their associate’s degree program of Applied Science in Motorcycle Service Technology. The program focuses on Harley-Davidson motorcycles and offers training in Talon ES, Digital Technician II and PHD online.
Iowa Lakes Community College
Iowa Lakes Community College offers both a diploma and associate’s degree in Applied Science in Motorcycle and Small Engine Technology. The program covers foreign and domestic motorcycles, ATVs, snowmobiles, personal watercraft and other small engines. The associate’s program combines business management and entrepreneur lessons along with the motorcycle instruction. The campus is located in Emmetsburg, Iowa.
MTTI has a seven month Motorcycle and Power Equipment Technician program that focuses on Honda, Suzuki, Yamaha, Kawasaki and Briggs & Stratton brands. The program also covers snowmobiles, chain saws, personal watercraft, ATVs, mopeds, lawn mowers, generators and dirt bikes. The campus is in Seekonk, Massachusetts.
North Georgia Technical College
The Motorcycle Service Technology diploma program at North Georgia Technical college focuses on mechanical theory and experience. The program is located at the Clarkesville, Georgia campus.