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Motorcycle, Marine & Outdoor Power Products

One Year Technical Diploma

Program number: 314612

Overview

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

Program Details

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.

Admission

To Apply

After Acceptance

Once you are admitted into your program, review the Start of Semester Checklist to prepare for your first day of classes at MATC. 

Questions?

Contact Enrollment Services at EnrollmentServices@madisoncollege.edu or (608) 246-6210.

Curriculum

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.

Outcomes

MATC Motorcycle, Marine & Outdoor Power Products program graduates are prepared to:  

Technical Skills

  • 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.

Professionalism

  • Interact effectively by displaying flexibility, honesty, teamwork, respect and sensitivity for customers, coworkers and supervisors.

Work Ethics/Employability

  • 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.

Lifelong Learning

  • Assume responsibility for continuing education requirements for new technologies and career advancement.
Careers

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.  

Find open jobs in this industry on Wisconsin TechConnecttm. Registration Required.

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  • Estimated Program Cost
    # of Credits for Completion
    31
    Tuition
    $4160.20
    Materials/Supplemental Costs
    $1089.50
    Other Costs
    $0.00
    Total Program Costs:
    $5249.70
  • Graduate Summary
    Graduate Report Summary Overview

    2015 2016 2017
    Number of Program Graduates 14 15 14
    Number of Surveys Sent 14 14 14
    Number of Surveys Returned 9 9 13
    Percent of Surveys Returned 64.30% 64.30% 92.90%
    Available for Employment 6 9 11
    Percent Available for Employment 75.00% 100.00% 84.60%
    Not in Labor Market 3 0 2
    Percent Not in Labor Market 37.50% 0.00% 15.40%
    Available for Employment

    2015 2016 2017
    Graduates Employed 5 8 11
    Percent of Graduates Employed 83.30% 88.90% 100.00%
    Employed in Related Occupation 4 7 5
    Percent Employed in Related Occupation 80.00% 87.50% 45.50%
    Employed in Unrelated Occupation 1 1 6
    Percent Employed in Unrelated Occupation 20.00% 12.50% 54.50%
    Employed - No Response 0 0 0
    Percent Employed - No Response 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
    Seeking Employment 1 1 0
    Percent Seeking Employment 16.70% 11.10% 0.00%
    Reaction To Training at Madison College

    2015 2016 2017
    Student satisfaction Mean (Out of 4) 3.5 2.9 3.2
    Number of Satisfaction Responses 8 9 13
    Very Satisfied 4 0 5
    Percent Very Satisfied 50.00% 0.00% 38.50%
    Satisfied 4 8 6
    Percent Satisfied 50.00% 88.90% 46.20%
    Unsatisfied 0 1 2
    Percent Unsatisfied 0.00% 11.10% 15.40%
    Very Unsatisfied 0 0 0
    Percent Very Unsatisfied 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
    Primary Reason for Attending Madison College

    2015 2016 2017
    Number of Primary Reason Responses 9 9 13
    Preparation for Getting a Job 3 3 7
    Percent Preparation for Getting a Job 33.30% 33.30% 53.80%
    Career Change 1 3 1
    Percent Career Change 11.10% 33.30% 7.70%
    Improvement of Existing Skills 1 1 2
    Percent Improvement of Existing Skills 11.10% 11.10% 15.40%
    Preparation for Further Education 2 0 1
    Percent Preparation for Further Education 22.20% 0.00% 7.70%
    Personal Interest 2 2 2
    Percent Personal Interest 22.20% 22.20% 15.40%
    Other 0 0 0
    Percent Other 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
    When Employment was Obtained

    2015 2016 2017
    Number of When Employment Obtained Responses 5 8 11
    Before Enrollment 2 2 2
    Percent Before Enrollment 40.00% 25.00% 18.20%
    While Attending the College 2 4 3
    Percent While Attending the College 40.00% 50.00% 27.30%
    After Training at the College 1 2 6
    Percent After Training at the College 20.00% 25.00% 54.50%
    Location of Employment (related and unrelated)

    2015 2016 2017
    Number of Employment Location Responses 5 8 11
    In College District 2 5 7
    Percent In College District 40.00% 62.50% 63.60%
    In Wisconsin, Not in District 2 2 3
    Percent of In Wisconsin 40.00% 25.00% 27.30%
    Outside of Wisconsin 0 0 1
    Percent Outside Wisconsin 0.00% 0.00% 9.10%
    Employer Location Unknown 1 1 0
    Percent Location Unknown 20.00% 12.50% 0.00%
    Salary Trend
    Salary Trend 2015 2016 2017
    Full Time Employment (Related Job) Full Time Salary Count 4 6 3
    Average Monthly Wage $3,956 $2,283 $2,437
    Average Hourly Wage $23.00 $13.27 $14.17
    Average Work Hours per Week 43.8 43.6 45
    Part Time Employment (Related Job) Part Time Salary Count 1
    Average Hourly Wage $15.00
    Average Work Hours per Week 18
  • Graduate Employers
    Total Positions Open for academic year: 2017
    Wisconsin TechConnectTM Jobs* Madison Non-Madison
    Number of Full Time Positions Open 18 24
    Number of Part Time Positions Open 4 7
    Total Jobs 22 31
    Graduate Employers for academic year: 2017
    Employer(s) Job Title City** State*** Positions
    Harley Davidson Motorcycle Mechanic
    Holland And Sons Technician Freeport IL
    Prairie Power Center Mechanic Sun Prairie
    Rhode's Sales And Service Technician Pardeeville
    Tdubs LLC Owner Darlington

    * - Wisconsin TechConnectTM jobs are posted through a statewide consortium operated and funded by all 16 of the technical colleges in Wisconsin.

    ** - Only cities outside of Madison will display.

    *** - Only states outside of Wisconsin will display.

    **** - If you have a position to post, please contact Career and Employment Services at techconnect@madisoncollege.edu