Motorcycle, Marine & Outdoor Power Products
One Year Technical Diploma
The Motorcycle, Marine & Outdoor Power Products program at Madison College will provide you with the skills you need to repair and maintain motorcycles, motorboats, lawnmowers and various other machines with small engines. You'll also gain important knowledge in how to run a small business using these skills. As a Motorcycle, Marine & Outdoor Power Products student, you will:
- Practice maintaining and repairing internal combustion engines and equipment
- Learn electrical systems and power trains
- Train in welding, machining, measuring, sharpening and fabrication techniques
- Work on small engines including outboard motors, motorcycles, snowmobiles, chainsaws, lawn and garden equipment, and construction equipment
- Gain basic principles in accounting, management, operations and marketing to set up your own small engine dealership or service shop
Students in the Motorcycle, Marine & Outdoor Power Products program can attend full time.
Motorcycle, Marine & Outdoor Power program classes may be offered at these Madison College campuses:
- Madison - Truax
Explore financial aid eligibility for Motorcycle, Marine & Outdoor Power Products.
All courses for this program are offered only in person.
- View the admission requirements for application deadlines, materials and requirements.
- Attend an Academic Information Session to get started in the admission process.
- Visit MATC to learn more about the Madison College experience, including campus tours and program open houses.
Once you are admitted into your program, review the Start of Semester Checklist to prepare for your first day of classes at MATC.
Contact Enrollment Services at EnrollmentServices@madisoncollege.edu or (608) 246-6210.
Prospective program students, the information below reflects the basic requirements for students admitted for the 2018-2019 academic year. To learn more about Madison College, visit us.
Current program students (including newly admitted), go directly to your Degree Progress Report (also referred to as an Advising Report or Academic Requirements) to view:
- Progress toward your specific requirements
- Alternative (in lieu of) courses to meet specific requirements
If you have questions after reviewing your report, please see Advising Services.32-420-3302 credits31-461-3245 credits31-461-3255 credits31-461-3281 credits10-145-1892 credits32-420-3312 credits31-461-3265 credits31-461-3275 credits31-461-3291 credits10-102-1343 credits
MATC Motorcycle, Marine & Outdoor Power Products program graduates are prepared to:
- Maintain, troubleshoot and repair in such areas as motorcycle, ATVs, outboard motor, I/O stern drive, construction equipment, lawn and garden equipment, chainsaws and snowmobiles.
- Use a variety of computer, web and technical resources to find information, troubleshoot problems and prepare estimates.
- Use technical and organizational skills to analyze, diagnose and problem solve.
- Interact effectively by displaying flexibility, honesty, teamwork, respect and sensitivity for customers, coworkers and supervisors.
- Exhibit positive employee behaviors and skills such as reliability, punctuality, acceptable dress and appearance, as well as own appropriate tools.
- Provide high-quality technical and customer service through cost-effective and accountable work performance.
- Communicate effectively through active listening, as well as orally, written and electronically with customers, coworkers and supervisors.
- Assume responsibility for continuing education requirements for new technologies and career advancement.
Earning your one-year technical diploma in the Motorcycle, Marine & Outdoor Power Products program at Madison Area Technical College prepares you for valuable work as:
- Outdoor Power Equipment Technician
- Service Writer
- Parts Manager
- Factory Service Representative
- Power Equipment Salesperson
The marine, motorcycle and air-cooled engine field has experienced phenomenal growth in the past and is expected to grow at an even faster rate in the coming years.
Career opportunities exist in all areas of the country in both urban and rural areas.
Estimated Program Cost
# of Credits for Completion31Tuition$4231.50Materials/Supplemental Costs$1083.44Other Costs$0.00Total Estimated Program Costs:
(book costs not included)$5314.94
Graduate Report Summary Overview
2016 2017 2018 Number of Program Graduates 15 14 2 Number of Surveys Sent 14 14 2 Number of Surveys Returned 9 13 1 Percent of Surveys Returned 64.30% 92.90% 50.00% Available for Employment 9 11 1 Percent Available for Employment 100.00% 84.60% 100.00% Not in Labor Market 0 2 0 Percent Not in Labor Market 0.00% 15.40% 0.00% Available for Employment
2016 2017 2018 Graduates Employed 8 11 1 Percent of Graduates Employed 88.90% 100.00% 100.00% Employed in Related Occupation 7 5 0 Percent Employed in Related Occupation 87.50% 45.50% 0.00% Employed in Unrelated Occupation 1 6 1 Percent Employed in Unrelated Occupation 12.50% 54.50% 100.00% Employed - No Response 0 0 0 Percent Employed - No Response 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% Seeking Employment 1 0 0 Percent Seeking Employment 11.10% 0.00% 0.00% Reaction To Training at Madison College
2016 2017 2018 Student satisfaction Mean (Out of 4) 2.9 3.2 3 Number of Satisfaction Responses 9 13 1 Very Satisfied 0 5 0 Percent Very Satisfied 0.00% 38.50% 0.00% Satisfied 8 6 1 Percent Satisfied 88.90% 46.20% 100.00% Unsatisfied 1 2 0 Percent Unsatisfied 11.10% 15.40% 0.00% Very Unsatisfied 0 0 0 Percent Very Unsatisfied 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% Primary Reason for Attending Madison College
2016 2017 2018 Number of Primary Reason Responses 9 13 1 Preparation for Getting a Job 3 7 0 Percent Preparation for Getting a Job 33.30% 53.80% 0.00% Career Change 3 1 0 Percent Career Change 33.30% 7.70% 0.00% Improvement of Existing Skills 1 2 0 Percent Improvement of Existing Skills 11.10% 15.40% 0.00% Preparation for Further Education 0 1 1 Percent Preparation for Further Education 0.00% 7.70% 100.00% Personal Interest 2 2 0 Percent Personal Interest 22.20% 15.40% 0.00% Other 0 0 0 Percent Other 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% When Employment was Obtained
2016 2017 2018 Number of When Employment Obtained Responses 8 11 1 Before Enrollment 2 2 0 Percent Before Enrollment 25.00% 18.20% 0.00% While Attending the College 4 3 1 Percent While Attending the College 50.00% 27.30% 100.00% After Training at the College 2 6 0 Percent After Training at the College 25.00% 54.50% 0.00% Location of Employment (related and unrelated)
2016 2017 2018 Number of Employment Location Responses 8 11 1 In College District 5 7 0 Percent In College District 62.50% 63.60% 0.00% In Wisconsin, Not in District 2 3 1 Percent of In Wisconsin 25.00% 27.30% 100.00% Outside of Wisconsin 0 1 0 Percent Outside Wisconsin 0.00% 9.10% 0.00% Employer Location Unknown 1 0 0 Percent Location Unknown 12.50% 0.00% 0.00% Salary Trend Salary Trend 2016 2017 2018 Full Time Employment (Related Job) Full Time Salary Count 6 3 Average Monthly Wage $2,283 $2,437 Average Hourly Wage $13.27 $14.17 Average Work Hours per Week 43.6 45 Part Time Employment (Related Job) Part Time Salary Count 1 Average Hourly Wage $15.00 Average Work Hours per Week 18