Motorcycle Repair

CampusStart DateTuition/Fees
MonctonSeptember 2022 (Blended Delivery) Domestic | International

Program Overview

Whether running the main roads or riding the trails, motorcycles and all-terrain vehicles have always been symbols of freedom and adventure. Motorcycle technicians find their own career freedom and adventure, keeping these machines in tip-top shape for their owners. Whether you love to ride or you're looking for a different path for your mechanical abilities, training as a motorcycle technician could put you on an open road of career possibilities.  Your career could include working on all kinds of equipment and small engines, from motorcycles to outboard motors and garden tractors.
 
In our Motorcycle Repair program, you'll learn to diagnose and repair motorcycle systems, including two and four-stroke engines, carburetion, fuel injection, and electrical systems. You'll work on a variety of different equipment from brand-name manufacturers in our fully equipped workshop, and you'll graduate and be ready to start working in just one year. For motorsport enthusiasts, this is a career with no line between work and play. Enroll today in the Motorcycle Repair program and kickstart the ride of your life.


Duration

This program requires 40 weeks of instruction.


Admission Requirements

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  • High School Diploma or Adult High School Diploma or GED Diploma of High School Equivalency or Essential Skills Achievement Pathway: Post-Secondary Entry High School Diploma

    NB Francophone High School Math Equivalencies
    International Student Admission Equivalencies


    Career Possibilities

    Motorcycles are used all over the world, and skilled service technicians are needed to keep them running. Graduates often find work in dealerships, working on specific brands and advancing their knowledge of that manufacturer's lineup of products.
     
    With the popularity of customized bikes, technicians also find opportunities with specialty builders and performance shops or start shops of their own. Because small engines power so many things, technicians are not limited to motorbikes. Our graduates can fix almost anything, and some graduates find opportunities working on everything from industrial equipment such as forklifts to snowblowers, lawn equipment, and more.

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    Specific Considerations

    Consider completing the "Gearing Up" motorcycle training course offered by Safety Services New Brunswick to increase employment potential.

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    Program Courses

    Courses are subject to change.

    The purpose of this course is to refresh skills in mathematics developed through secondary programs in areas deemed essential for the successful completion of the program. Although the topics covered in this course are common to any math program, every effort is made to illustrate their usage in the trades’ professions.

    This course introduces students to proper applications of basic electrical and electronic principles and to proper handling and usage of batteries.
     

    Prerequisites:

    • SECU1205D
    • SECU1221G

    Students acquire skills in the maintenance and repair of electrical systems in vehicles and demonstrate knowledge of starter motor principles and the theory of operation. They are required to diagnose electrical system mal-functions, and plan and carry out repairs.

     

    Prerequisites:

    • SECU1221G

    The purpose of this practicum is to provide students with a direct, supervised practical experience. Such an experience enables students to apply the knowledge acquired during their training directly to their field of study. The applied work experience exposes the students to the trade environment and participants are expected to become members of the team in the industry site to which they are attached.

    This course provides an introduction to the meaning of community service.  Students learn how community service can enhance a student’s educational experience, personal growth, employability, and civic responsibility. Students participate in one day of volunteering to enhance their understanding of civic responsibility and to help the New Brunswick Community College realize its vision of transforming lives and communities. 

    In this course, students focus on applying communication skills in reading, writing, speaking, document use, and critical thinking to make occupation-specific communication effective and efficient while developing computer-related skills necessary to be successful in college and on the job.
     

    In this course, students focus on acquiring job search skills to gain a work-term placement as well as employment while also, developing interpersonal communication skills needed to grow their career.
     

    This course is designed to equip the students with the skills required to recognize, use, and maintain the tools of their trade from the perspective of organization, efficiency, and safety. They cover basic shop tools and equipment including hand and power tools, fasteners, tubing, and fittings.

    Prerequisites:

    • SECU1221G

    A safe and healthy workplace is the responsibility of the employer and the employee. This course introduces students to the importance of working safely and addresses how employers and employees can control the hazards and risks associated with the workplace. Students will also learn about the roles and responsibilities of key stakeholders including WorkSafeNB, the employer and the employee in ensuring workplaces are safe.

    This course instructs students on the service and repair of transmissions.

    Prerequisites:

    • SECU1221G

    This course introduces students to vehicle components (option specific); service information systems; start, move, and park procedures; and the proper procedures for vehicle lubrication.

    Prerequisites:

    • SECU1221G

    This course teaches students proper procedures of operation, service, repair, and maintenance of air intake and carburetor systems used on 2 and 4-cycle engines.

    Prerequisites:

    • SECU1221G

    This course teaches students the basics of hydraulic principles, along with proper procedures of inspecting, repairing and maintaining braking systems, wheels and tires.

    Prerequisites:

    • SECU1221G

    This course instructs students on the service and repair of chassis systems. Pre-delivery inspection of motorcycles is also included.

    Prerequisites:

    • SECU1221G

    This course covers the principles and operation of internal combustion engines and related systems including gaskets, seals, sealers, and bearings. Students will acquire the skills necessary to disassemble and assemble an engine; and service, inspect, and repair cooling systems.

    This course instructs students on the safe maintenance procedures for engines.
     

    Prerequisites:

    • SECU1221G

    This course teaches students how to properly perform oxy-fuel and metal inert gas (MIG) welding.
     

    Prerequisites:

    • SECU1221G


    NOC Codes

    7334 - Motorcycle, all-terrain vehicle and other related mechanics
    7335 - Other small engine and small equipment repairers


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