Motorcycle Repair Technician

Career Diploma 6-10 mo

Motorcycle repair training

If you're detail-oriented, have strong troubleshooting skills, and enjoy a job where you can be hands-on, our Penn Foster Career School's online Motorcycle Repair Technician Career Diploma can help you prepare to take the next steps toward the career you want. Through Penn Foster's flexible Motorcycle Repair Training, you can build fundamental mechanical skills on your schedule.

  • Students learn about clutches, ignitions, brakes, wheel assemblies, tires, electrical fundamentals, inspections, maintenance, troubleshooting, and DC circuits for motorcycles and ATVs. 
  • Students enrolled in the program are eligible for a Snap-on tools discount.
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Online
Self Paced

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Cost of Program

$649

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What You Will Learn

  1. How to identify the different types of motorcycle and ATV engine designs and configurations, including how manufacturers determine engine sizes and power ratings.
  2. How to describe and name major components of both two-stroke and four-stroke engines.
  3. How to use a multimeter to measure voltage, resistance, and current and how an electromagnet works.
  4. How to repair and service motorcycle spoke wheels and perform maintenance on brakes, engines, and more.
Full Program Goal & Outcomes

Motorcycle Repair Technician Careers

Motorcycle Mechanic

AVG SALARY*

$38,010/yr

NUMBER OF JOBS*

13,490


Our online Motorcycle Repair Technician courses are designed to help students prepare to take the next steps toward a career as a motorcycle mechanic. There are a variety of job opportunities for motorcycle mechanics, including jobs in motorcycle repair shops, dealerships, marinas, and sporting goods stores.

State Licensing Requirements

Licensing and/or certification requirements for motorcycle mechanic jobs are not the same in every state and may include educational, testing, and/or experiential requirements beyond those offered in the Penn Foster program. Prospective students should contact the state professional licensing board or similar regulatory body in the state(s) where they plan to work to determine their requirements before enrolling in this program. See the State Licensing page for contact information for state licensing/regulatory boards and certain industry licensing information.

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Optional Motorcycle Repair Work Experience

Students in the motorcycle repair training program can gain hands-on experience after completing their online studies through a work experience option. This is not required for graduation and students are responsible for finding their own location to complete the training.

Motorcycle Repair Success Stories

Our online Motorcycle Repair Technician graduates have gone on to start new careers or even their own businesses. Learn more about their program experience.
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Jermaine H.

Penn Foster Graduate, 2021

“I needed Penn Foster to get my feet in the door of a career of my choice. Penn Foster helped with that in a tremendous way...”

Motorcycle Repair Courses

  • 8 courses
  • 32.5 continuing education units (CEUs)
  • 23 exams

In our online Motorcycle Repair Courses, you'll learn the foundational knowledge and skills to prepare for a career as a motorcycle mechanic. Your online units include:


  • Motorcycle and ATV Engine Configurations
  • Clutches, Transmissions, and Drives
  • Brakes, Wheel Assemblies, and Tires
  • Motorcycle Maintenance

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Motorcycle Repair Tuition

Take the first steps toward a new career with our online Motorcycle Repair Technician Career Diploma Program. Simply choose from one of our low-cost customized payment plans and get started today!

Option 1: Pay in full

Save up to $60 Ends 11/16/2021

Cost of Program

$649

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Option 2: Monthly Auto Pay Plan

Save up to $10 Ends 11/16/2021

Cost of Program

$699

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  • Start for $1 down
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Our Proven Motorcycle Repair Learning Model

Empowering students to reach their professional goals

Flexible

  • Start anytime
  • No exam due dates
  • Self-paced

Interactive

  • Digital study guides
  • Self-check quizzes
  • Simulations and videos

Connected

  • 24/7 access to online resources
  • Online Student Community
  • Student Portal Help Center

Supportive

  • Expert faculty
  • Dedicated student services
  • Robust learning resources

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Motorcycle Repair Program FAQs

What is the career outlook for a motorcycle mechanic?

Due to more people becoming interested in and owning motorcycles and ATVs, the need for trained motorcycle mechanics within the workforce should remain steady over the next ten years. Most motorcycle mechanics find jobs in motorcycle repair shops, dealerships, or even start their own repair business.

How much does a motorcycle mechanic make per hour?

According to national averages from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median wage for motorcycle mechanics was $18.28 per hour*. However, the amount you are paid can vary based on your experience, your employer, and the state in which you work.

How do I become a motorcycle mechanic?

Most employers of motorcycle mechanics require applicants to have a high school diploma before hiring them. Many mechanics will receive on-the-job training and, while postsecondary education isn't required to perform the job, job prospects can be better for those who have earned a credential or diploma.

How long do you have to go to school to be a motorcycle mechanic?

Formal education in motorcycle repair can vary depending on the school you attend. With Penn Foster's online Motorcycle Repair Technician classes, you can work at your own pace and complete your studies within a year.

Can I really learn to become a motorcycle mechanic online?

Yes! While motorcycle repair is a hands-on job, you can learn the fundamentals and basic skills through online study. Additionally, our accredited online Courses for Motorcycle Repair include practical exercises to help you apply what you learn to real-world situations.

Disclaimers:

The completion of a certificate-level program does not typically qualify a student for employment. Completion of this program may assist students who have previous academic or work-related experience improve their chances for promotion or entry-level employment.


Sources:

*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor. "Motorcycle Mechanics." Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics. Accessed April 20, 2021.

Statements found in the United States Department of Labor Occupational Outlook Handbook are not a guarantee of any post-graduation salary, in part because the data used to create the Occupational Outlook Handbook includes workers from differing educational backgrounds, levels of experience, and geographic areas of the country.