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Power Sports Technology

 A two-year program based on servicing power equipment and engines such as those found in lawn and garden equipment, motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles, boats, snowmobiles, and jet skis. 

The program is aligned with two-stroke and four-stroke cycle engine theory and principles of operation, as well as maintenance. The classroom is a "live" shop, in which students manage shop operations including writing work orders, calculating parts margin and sales tax, preparing estimates, ordering parts, and completing repairs that may include welding and fabrication. 

The curriculum includes commencement level math and English language arts. All students are given the opportunity to participate in a Work-Based Learning experience, which exposes them to the operation of a business and specific job duties related to future careers. 

The curriculum includes, but is not limited to:

  • Diagnostics
  • Troubleshooting & Repair
  • Overhaul of internal combustion engines
  • Components and parts relating to the engines
  • Fuel systems
  • Cooling/lubrication
  • Electronics
  • Governor systems
  • Safety and tools
  • Precision measurements
  • Engine performance
  • Failure analysis
  • Customer service skills
  • Basic welding and fabrication


Certifications and Endorsements: 

  • Equipment and Engine Training Council (EETC) certification in four-stroke engines
  • Industrial Lift Truck (OSHA Standard 1920.178)


Future Possibilities

Students completing the program successfully qualify to work as: 

  • Parts clerk
  • Sales associate
  • Industrial fork truck operator
  • Set-up technician
  • Parts manager
  • Master technician
  • Service manager
  • Dealership owner

 

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