Motorcycle, Marine & Outdoor Power Products

Technical Diploma

Program Number: 314612

Credits: 26

Area of Study: Transportation

Delivery Method: In Person

Program completed 100% in person

Financial Aid Available

Estimated Program Cost:

Tuition - $3,611.40
Materials/Supplemental Costs
Other Costs
Total Estimated Program Costs*:

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

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.


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. 


Contact Enrollment Services at or (608) 246-6210.


Prospective program students, the information below reflects the basic requirements for students admitted for the 2020-2021 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.


There are currently no Transfer Partnerships for this program. Review our Transfer Opportunities page for information on all Madison College transfer options.


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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  • Graduate Summary
    Graduate Report Summary Overview

    Number of Program Graduates1428
    Number of Surveys Sent1428
    Number of Surveys Returned1315
    Percent of Surveys Returned92.90%50.00%62.50%
    Available for Employment1114
    Percent Available for Employment84.60%100.00%80.00%
    Not in Labor Market201
    Percent Not in Labor Market15.40%0.00%20.00%
    Available for Employment

    Graduates Employed1114
    Percent of Graduates Employed100.00%100.00%100.00%
    Employed in Related Occupation503
    Percent Employed in Related Occupation45.50%0.00%75.00%
    Employed in Unrelated Occupation611
    Percent Employed in Unrelated Occupation54.50%100.00%25.00%
    Employed - No Response000
    Percent Employed - No Response0.00%0.00%0.00%
    Seeking Employment000
    Percent Seeking Employment0.00%0.00%0.00%
    Reaction To Training at Madison College

    Student satisfaction Mean (Out of 4)3.232.8
    Number of Satisfaction Responses1314
    Very Satisfied (4)501
    Percent Very Satisfied38.50%0.00%25.00%
    Satisfied (3)612
    Percent Satisfied46.20%100.00%50.00%
    Unsatisfied (2)200
    Percent Unsatisfied15.40%0.00%0.00%
    Very Unsatisfed (1)001
    Percent Very Unsatisfied0.00%0.00%25.00%
    Primary Reason for Attending Madison College

    Number of Primary Reason Responses1315
    Preparation for Getting a Job701
    Percent Preparation for Getting a Job53.80%0.00%20.00%
    Career Change101
    Percent Career Change7.70%0.00%20.00%
    Improvement of Existing Skills200
    Percent Improvement of Existing Skills15.40%0.00%0.00%
    Preparation for Further Education111
    Percent Preparation for Further Education7.70%100.00%20.00%
    Personal Interest202
    Percent Personal Interest15.40%0.00%40.00%
    Percent Other0.00%0.00%0.00%
    When Employment was Obtained

    Number of When Employment Obtained Responses1114
    Before Enrollment201
    Percent Before Enrollment18.20%0.00%25.00%
    While Attending the College312
    Percent While Attending the College27.30%100.00%50.00%
    After Training at the College601
    Percent After Training at the College54.50%0.00%25.00%
    Location of Employment (related and unrelated)

    Number of Employment Location Responses1114
    In College District702
    Percent In College District63.60%0.00%50.00%
    In Wisconsin, Not in District312
    Percent of In Wisconsin27.30%100.00%50.00%
    Outside of Wisconsin100
    Percent Outside Wisconsin9.10%0.00%0.00%
    Employer Location Unknown000
    Percent Location Unknown0.00%0.00%0.00%
    Salary Trend
    Salary Trend201720182019
    Full Time Employment (Related Job)Full Time Salary Count33
    Average Monthly Wage$2,437 $2,580
    Average Hourly Wage$14.17 $15.00
    Average Work Hours per Week4546.7
    Part Time Employment (Related Job)Part Time Salary Count1
    Average Hourly Wage$15.00
    Average Work Hours per Week18
  • Graduate Employers
    Graduate Employers for academic year: 2019
    Employer(s) Job Title City* State** Positions
    Don & Roy's Powersports Technician Brookfield
    Fuch's Trucking Co. Diesel Mechanic Sauk City
    Haights Mobile Maintenance Lead Technician Fitchburg

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    ** - Only states outside of Wisconsin will display.

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