Jun 04, 2023  
2021-2022 SLCC General Catalog 

Motorcycle and Outdoor Power Equipment Technology: CP (CTE)

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Certificate of Proficiency | 24 credits minimum

Transportation and Related Technology Division
Miller Campus
MATC 207
General Information 801-957-4073
Program Information 801-957-5240
Program Website
Academic and Career Advising

Program Faculty
Instructors − Bill Breedlove  

Program Description
This is a comprehensive program designed to train students with very little mechanical or electrical knowledge and prepare them for the fast-growing motorcycle and outdoor power equipment service and repair industry. The program will also prepare students for the EETC/OPE certification.  

Students will study engine operation theory, electrical, drive train, suspension systems, fuel injection, carburetors, turbo charging and service and maintenance procedures. The program challenges and prepares students to become specialists in the service, repair and tuning of small gasoline engines.  

Career Opportunities
Career opportunities can be found in many areas including:

  • Competition and race preparation
  • Construction and maintenance
  • Factory sales and service
  • Farming and agriculture
  • Forestry and logging
  • Landscaping, lawn and garden
  • Off-road vehicle sales and service
  • Recreational vehicle sales and service  

Estimated Cost for Students
Tuition and student fees: http://www.slcc.edu/student/financial/tuition-fees.aspx
Tools and Supplies: $2,400.00
Books: $250.00

Note: This Certificate of Proficiency is not eligible for financial aid. However, courses within the certificate may be eligible if taken as part of a financial aid eligible program. Please check with the Financial Aid Office to determine if your classes are eligible.

Estimated Time to Completion
If students follow the suggested schedule, time to completion is two semesters.

Program Student Learning Outcomes Related College-Wide Student Learning Outcomes
  1 - Substantive Knowledge
2 - Communicate Effectively
3 - Develop Quantitative Literacies
4 - Think Critically
5 - Civic Engagement and/or Working Professionally

Graduates of this program are prepared with skills that result in accelerated advancement in their employment.

1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7

Students from this program who participate in skill competitions against equivalent providers prevail at a higher rate than their competitors.

1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7

To prepare students to take the EETC/OPE certification test.

1, 2, 3, 4

To prepare students to be proficient, professional technicians for the motorcycle and outdoor power equipment industry.

1, 2, 3, 4

The current workforce will be able to upgrade their knowledge and skill level for improved employment opportunities.

1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7

Advising Notes

It is the students’ responsibility to understand the requirements for their chosen program of study and to examine each course description for details about the prerequisite classes. It is highly recommended that each student meet with the program advisor prior to starting this program. The Program Advisor may be reached In Academic and Career Advising.

The Motorcycle/Outdoor Power Equipment Technology courses are taught in the day.

Additional Program Notes

All students enrolled in the program are encouraged to participate in SkillsUSA. This program is designed to promote leadership, communication, social, and employability skills.

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