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Duration

1 year

Tuition

$2,696

  Guelph

Sep 6-Apr 28

Commitment

Full-Time

Delivery

Classroom

Credential

Certificate

Year Founded

1967

Scholarships

yes

Through a combination of hands-on activities and theory-based classes, graduates from the Motive Power Techniques – Motorcycle and Power Sport Vehicles Repair certificate program are well-positioned to enter and be successful working in this trade area. Throughout the duration of your program, you will develop a strong foundation of technical skills needed for the motorcycle trade. Additionally, you will receive training on the unique aspects of snowmobiles, all-terrain vehicles and personal watercraft.

Conestoga’s large shop facility features a work area with motorcycle lifts, computer terminals, and overhead workstation lighting for each student. You will develop safe working practices in the use of tools, machinery, and equipment and will apply basic communication, documentation, information technology, and computer skills to support a motive power related work environment. To round out your training, you will be introduced to the basics of running a motive power business and relevant legal issues. As a graduate of the certificate program, you will have an opportunity to receive automatic exemption from Level 1 of the Motorcycle Technician apprenticeship in-school training should you choose to pursue that career pathway.

What You’ll Learn

  • Identify basic motorcycle and power sport vehicle system problems by using critical thinking skills and strategies and by applying fundamental knowledge of motor vehicle operation, components, and their interrelationships.
  • Identify, inspect, and test basic motorcycle and power sport vehicle engine components and systems in compliance with manufacturers’ recommendations.
  • Identify, inspect, and test basic motorcycle and power sport vehicle electrical, electronic, and fuel components and systems in compliance with manufacturers’ recommendations.
  • Identify, inspect, and test basic motorcycle and power sport vehicle drive train components and systems in compliance with manufacturers’ recommendations.
  • Identify, inspect, and test basic motorcycle and power sport vehicle suspension, steering, and brake components and systems in compliance with manufacturers’ recommendations.
  • Disassemble and reassemble components to required specifications by applying workshop skills and knowledge of basic shop practices.
  • Select and use a variety of test equipment to assess basic electronic circuits, motorcycle and power sport vehicle systems, and subsystems.
  • Apply basic knowledge of hydraulics and pneumatics to the testing and inspection of basic motorcycle and power sport vehicle systems and subsystems.
  • Use information technology and computer skills to access data concerning repair procedures and manufacturers’ updates.
  • Prepare logs, records, and documentation to appropriate standards.
  • Apply business practices and communication skills to improve customer service.
  • Develop and use personal and professional strategies and plans to improve professional growth, job performance, and work relationships.
  • Complete all assigned work in compliance with occupational, health, safety, and environmental law; established policies and procedures; codes and regulations; and in accordance with ethical principles.
  • Apply basic knowledge of the operating principles to motorcycle and power sport vehicles systems, subsystems and related components.
  • Perform soldering operations; welding and cutting using oxy-fuel; and welding using GMAW.

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Student Reviews (7)

Conestoga College

Great applied program

Tyler M.

Kitchener-Waterloo • January 13, 2022

Graduated From

Software Engineering Technology (Optional Co-Op)

Overall:

5 out of 5

Instructors:

5 stars

Curriculum:

5 stars

Job Assistance:

5 stars

I'm in my second year of the Software Engineering Technology program and have only great things to say about my experience. Good faculty and curriculum, nice campus, and a lot of focus on career support and practical training. Glad I chose it over comp...

I'm in my second year of the Software Engineering Technology program and have only great things to say about my experience. Good faculty and curriculum, nice campus, and a lot of focus on career support and practical training. Glad I chose it over computer science in the end.

Conestoga College

Conestoga Women in the skilled trades

Gillian Deanne

Kitchener-Waterloo • January 12, 2022

Graduated From

Electrical Technician - Industrial (Optional Co-Op)

Overall:

5 out of 5

Instructors:

5 stars

Curriculum:

5 stars

Job Assistance:

5 stars

I learned about WIST (Women in the Skilled Trades) Electrical Technician program through a high school career fair in 2018, "Jill of All Trades." There must have been 100 women there to introduce girls like me to the skilled trades. I was always intere...

I learned about WIST (Women in the Skilled Trades) Electrical Technician program through a high school career fair in 2018, "Jill of All Trades." There must have been 100 women there to introduce girls like me to the skilled trades. I was always interested in engineering, but I loved to take things apart and study them, which is why working as an electrical technician made so much sense. I didn't realize it then, but that day is when I decided to be an electrician. I couldn't have done it without the WIST program and Conestoga. I hope more girls and women will consider taking the leap.

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