Motorcycle and Powersports Product Repair Techniques

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Program Code: 8403

School: School of Transportation

Credential: Certificate

Program Type: Certificate program

Program Length: 2 semesters- 28 weeks

Start Date: Fall

Location: Ashtonbee Campus

Email: rsking@centennialcollege.ca

Telephone: 416-289-5000, ext.7338

Are you looking for a fun career? It’s right here! Can you make a living doing something you love? Absolutely! Motorcycles, quads, snowmobiles, ATVs and more; learn how to fix them all and keep them running at peak performance in the Motorcycle and Powersports Product Repair Techniques program.

Why this program?

The Motorcycle and Powersports Product Repair Techniques program is your gateway to the motorcycle and power sports industry. Training in the enviable Ashtonbee campus, Ontario’s largest transportation training facility, you will learn essential diagnostic skills, practice hands-on techniques, and gain the theoretical knowledge to best position yourself for employment in this exciting industry. The best part is; no previous experience is necessary!  We will teach you what you need to know.

What can I expect?

You are in good hands in this program. Your instructors are not only connected to the industry but are seasoned professionals with real-world experience who are committed to your success. 

You will spend about 60 percent of your time learning the theory and technique needed to build a solid base of knowledge on motorcycle and powersports repair. Not only will we teach you the essential diagnostic skills you will use throughout your career, but we will also provide you with a complete range of technical training in areas like workplace practices, welding, mechanical systems, workplace safety, computers, and more.

You will spend the remaining 40 percent of your time in this program practicing–honing your skills in spacious, modern, and well-equipped labs. Hands-on is the very best way to learn a skill!

What do I have when I’m done?

You will graduate with a base of knowledge and skill that will propel you into an excellent career. Your job prospects will improve dramatically. You will have a valuable certificate from a well-known and prestigious school that has been trusted by the industry for over 40 years that you can use to help secure employment or an apprenticeship.

The Motorcycle and Powersports Product program is based on the Small Engine and Level 1 Motorcycle Technician apprenticeship curriculum, and as such, you have the opportunity for credit toward your apprenticeship requirement.  You also have the potential to obtain a certification in manufacturer parts and service online systems.

Semester 1
Course Code Course Title Location
GNED General Education Elective Ashtonbee Campus
MCEN-119 English/Communications for Motive Power Technicians I Ashtonbee Campus
MCYC-130 Applied Work Practice & Procedure I Ashtonbee Campus
MCYC-131 Engine Systems I Ashtonbee Campus
MCYC-135 Fuel Systems I Ashtonbee Campus
MCYC-136 Electrical Systems I Ashtonbee Campus
MCYC-137 Power Trains I Ashtonbee Campus
MCYC-209 Hydraulics /Pneumatics I Ashtonbee Campus
Semester 2
Course Code Course Title Location
MCEN-209 English/Communications for Motive Power Technicians II Ashtonbee Campus
MCYC-200 Applied Work Practice & Procedure II Ashtonbee Campus
MCYC-201 Engine Systems II Ashtonbee Campus
MCYC-205 Fuel Systems II Ashtonbee Campus
MCYC-206 Electrical Systems II Ashtonbee Campus
MCYC-207 Power Trains II Ashtonbee Campus
MCYC-208 Brakes /Chassis I Ashtonbee Campus
MCYC-210 Introduction to Service Management Ashtonbee Campus

Program Highlights

After graduating from the Motorcycle and Powersports Repair Techniques program, you will be prepared to enter an apprenticeship or entry-level position within the industry. You may look for employment opportunities in motorcycle dealerships, marinas or even golf courses to repair ATVs, motorcycles, snowmobiles, personal watercraft, and more.

To learn more about the industry and apprenticeships, please visit:

Motorcycle and Moped Industry Council Jobs
FAQs for Apprentices
Financial Aid for Apprentices and Employers

Career Outlook

  • Apprentice motorcycle technician
  • Apprentice small engine mechanic
  • Apprentice marine mechanic
  • Parts and service
  • Counter staff

Academic Requirements

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent, or mature student status (19 years or older)
  • English Grade 12 Workplace (E), College (C), or University (U), or equivalent or take the Centennial College English Skills Assessment for Admission

1. Apply Online

Are you an International Student? Apply directly to Centennial College here.

If you are applying through the Second Career Strategy, please apply at the Employment Training Centre for Second Career (Progress Campus). Second Career Strategy is a funding initiative for those who have been laid-off and are in need of training. For more information go to Second Career Strategy.

If you have previously attended a full time program at Centennial College, you may be eligible for a Program Transfer. Visit Enrolment Services at any Campus for information.

All other applicants must apply online at Ontariocolleges.ca. A non-refundable application fee of $95 must accompany applications. The fee is payable online, by telephone, online banking, by mail, or in person to Ontariocolleges.ca. For more information go to Ontariocolleges.ca Application Fees.

2. Submit Documents

Current Ontario high school students and graduates from Ontario high schools: Notify your guidance counsellor that you have applied to college and your school will forward transcripts to Centennial College via Ontariocolleges.ca.

Graduates of college/university, or high school outside Ontario but within Canada: You are responsible for requesting that your educational institute sends any required documents and transcripts to Ontariocolleges.ca.

Applicants who attended school outside of Canada: If you are submitting transcripts to meet admission requirements, you must have the transcripts assessed by an independent credential assessment agency such as World Education Services (WES) or International Credential Assessment Service (ICAS).

For more information go to Submitting your Transcripts.

3. Confirm Your Offer of Admission

Offers of Admission are sent by mail to eligible applicants. When you receive your offer, you must login to your account at Ontariocolleges.ca and confirm before the Deadline to Confirm noted in your offer letter.

You may confirm only one college and one program offer at a time.

You must confirm your offer by the Deadline to Confirm noted in your Offer of Admission letter or your seat may be given to another applicant.

When you confirm your Offer of Admission at Centennial College you are given access to your personal myCentennial account where you can check your email, grades, register for courses, pay tuition fees, and see your class timetable.

4. Pay Fees

Centennial fees statements are sent by email to your personal email account and to your myCentennial email account. Fees statements are not mailed.

You must make a minimum payment by the Fees Deadline noted in your Fees Statement or your seat may be given to another applicant.

5. Build Your Timetable (Register for Courses)

Build your timetable (web-register for courses) at my.centennialcollege.ca.

Fall registration begins mid-July
January registration begins mid-December
May registration begins mid-April

Your web-registration will not open if:

You have not submitted your minimum fee payment by the deadline
You received a Conditional Offer of Admission and you have not met the conditions of your offer.

Once you have paid your fees or have made appropriate arrangements, register for your courses online through myCentennial.

Fees noted below are estimates only. Tuition is based on two semesters, beginning Fall 2017.

Student Tuition (2 Semesters) Incidental Fees Total
Canadian $2,935.50 $1,043.00 $3,978.50
International $14,140.00 $2,326.00 $16,466.00