Program of Study

Students will take courses covering engine construction 4-stroke & 2-stroke, chassis service & repairs, welding, and cutting processes.

This program will prepare individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to repair, service, and maintain motorcycles and other similarly powered vehicles.

Courses include instruction in engine servicing and rebuilding, transmissions, lubrication and cooling systems, electrical theory, electrical repairs and electrical systems including ignition, charging, and starting systems, carburetion, fuel injection and fuel system testing, chassis dynamometer operation and vehicle tuning both carbureted and fuel injected, suspension and chassis servicing and repairs, welding, fabrication, and general servicing including tire replacement and balancing.

Highlights of the program include:
  • Engine Rebuilding
  • Suspension tuning and servicing
  • Training on a Powersports Chassis Dynamometer
  • Dyno 1 – Dyno Shootout Competition (carburetor tuning)
  • Custom Fabrication – full use of the fabrication shop at the TTC

Careers Available

Students will be prepared for entry level position in the motorcycle mechanics industry at dealerships, parts counters, paint shops and custom and refurbishing shops.

Jobs in the Industry:
  • Technician
  • Parts Sales
  • Retail
  • Powersports Management – Service Manager, Parts Manager, Service Writer, etc.

Piedmont Triad Salary Ranges: $21,970 to $60,890

Hourly Ranges: $10.56 to $29.28*

Projected Growth 2019-29 (State)*: Average 3-4%

Projected Job Openings 2019-29(State)*: 1,700 jobs

*onetonline.org

Recommended Courses and Skills

Manual dexterity, analytical ability and mechanical aptitude.

Helpful Personal Attributes

Ability to work as a team member, pride in work and patience.

Program Offerings

Program Credential Level Offered Code
Motorcycle Mechanics Associate in Applied Science Day, Online A60260 Revised
Motorcycle Mechanics Diploma NEW Day D60260
Motorcycle Mechanics - Fabrication Certificate NEW Day C60260MF
Motorcycle Mechanics - Performance Certificate NEW Day C60260MP
Motorcycle Mechanics - Service Certificate NEW Day C60260MS

Program Contact

If you would like additional information, contact Myles Regier, Program Coordinator at 336.734.7534 or mregier@forsythtech.edu.