School of Applied Science, Engineering and Technology

Truax A2105
1701 Wright Street
Madison WI 53704

CALL: (608) 246-6800
or (800) 322-6282 ext. 6800

2125 Commercial Avenue
Madison WI 53704

CALL: (608) 243-4169
or (800) 322-6282 ext. 4169


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Motorcycle, Marine & Outdoor Power Products

One Year Technical Diploma

Program number: 314612


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.


To Apply

View the admission requirements for application deadlines, materials and requirements.

  • Review the admission checklist to learn how to apply to a program or certificate at Madison College.
  • 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.

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. 


Contact the Enrollment Center at 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.

First Semester

Second Semester


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.


  • 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.

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.  

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