Marine and Powersports Technology Diploma

Marine and Powersports Technology Diploma

Program Description

The Marine and Powersports Technology Program is designed to provide the students with the knowledge and skills needed for the rapidly growing recreational and power equipment fields. Courses in the program cover all aspects of maintenance and repair, including machine overhauls, shop operation, set up, and delivery. Choose either the Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) or Diploma. Both options are two-year programs.

Program Outcomes

By completing this program, students will achieve the following learning outcomes:
• Apply safe work practices in a manner compatible with OSHA requirements and industry expectations;
• Demonstrate industry standard applications of selected tools and equipment for powersports engine maintenance, diagnostic and repair tools;
• Apply basic diagnostic and repair concepts to powersports engine, marine engine equipment power train and chassis systems;
• Apply preventative maintenance concepts to powersports engine equipment care and storage;
• Identify the functional relationships among small engine components and systems; and
• Use a variety of computer, Web and technical resources to find information, troubleshoot problems and prepare estimates.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of this program typically become employed at dealerships as service technicians. The most common types of dealerships include outdoor power equipment, snowmobile, marine, motorcycle, and all-terrain vehicle (ATV). After completing this program, students will be prepared for a variety of careers, including service technician, general manager, service manager, individual business owner, parts personnel, factory service representative, and parts manager.

Transfer Opportunities

The Marine and Powersports Technology Program has an articulation agreement with Bemidji State University for transfer to their Industrial Technology Program.

Graduation Requirements

In addition to the program requirements, students must meet the following conditions in order to graduate:
1. College Cumulative GPA Requirement: cumulative grade point average (GPA) of credits attempted and completed at CLC must be at least 2.0;
2. College Technical Core GPA Requirement: cumulative GPA of credits attempted and completed towards the technical core of the diploma or degree must be at least 2.0;
3. Residency Requirement: students must complete 25% of their credits at Central Lakes College.

Employment Statistics

For more information regarding employment statistics, career salary information and estimated job growth, follow the resource links below:

https://apps.deed.state.mn.us/lmi/ces/
http://www.bls.gov/ooh/home.htm
http://www.iseek.org/jobs/jobmarket.html

Program Course Requirements

CCST 1530     Employment Strategies OR
COMP 1101  Computer Fundamentals…………………………. 3 cr
MAPS 1101   Basic Engines……………………………………………. 3 cr
MAPS 1103   Basic Engines Lab……………………………………… 4 cr
MAPS 1106   Intro to Electronics…………………………………… 2 cr
MAPS 1120   Lawn and Garden…………………………………….. 2 cr
MAPS 1130   Marine Outboard I…………………………………… 4 cr
MAPS 1132* Marine Outboard II………………………………….. 4 cr
MAPS 1134   Marine Lower Unit…………………………………… 4 cr
MAPS 1136   Industry Certifications I……………………………. 2 cr
MAPS 1140   Snowmobile Systems and Lab………………….. 4 cr
MAPS 2133* Advance Marine………………………………………. 3 cr
MAPS 2134* Advance Marine and Personal Water………. 3 cr
MAPS 2135* Machine Shop………………………………………….. 2 cr
MAPS 2136* Industry Certifications II…………………………… 2 cr
MAPS 2143* Diagnostic Troubleshooting…………………….. 3 cr
MAPS 2162* ATV Motorcycle Systems I……………………….. 4 cr
MAPS 2164* ATV Motorcycle Systems II………………………. 4 cr
MAPS 2169* MAPS Tune Up…………………………………………. 3 cr
MATH 1500  Applied Mathematics………………………………. 3 cr

Electives        …………………………………………………………………. 5 cr

GRADUATION REQUIREMENT – 64 CREDITS

*Denotes Prerequisites

Program Instructors

David Groshong

Marine & Powersports Instructor
Phone: 218-855-8235
Paul Hofmann

Paul Hofmann

Marine & Powersports Instructor
Phone: 218-855-8084
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