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2015-2016 SLCC General Catalog 
2015-2016 SLCC General Catalog [**** ATTENTION: YOU ARE VIEWING AN ARCHIVED CATALOG **** ]

Motorcycle and Outdoor Power Equipment Technology: CC (CTE)

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Certificate of Completion l 32 credits minimum

Technical Specialties Division
Miller Campus, MATC 203
General Information, (801) 957-4073
Program Information, (801) 957-5231

Academic and Career Advising
Academic Advisor, Taylorsville Redwood Campus CT 249, (801) 957-4550  

Program Faculty:  Instructor − Bill Breedlove  

Program Description: This is a comprehensive one year Certificate of Completion program designed to train students with very little mechanical or electrical knowledge and prepare them for the fast-growing motorcycle, outdoor power equipment and recreational vehicle service and repair industry. The program will also prepare students for the Equipment and Engine Training Council/Outdoor Power Equipment (EETC/OPE) certifications.  

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.  

Transfer/Articulation Information: Students who complete the Motorcycle and Outdoor Power Equipment Technology Certificate of Completion may continue on to earn and Associate of Applied Science or Associate of Science Transfer Emphasis. Upon completion of the AAS or AS options students may transfer to UVU to complete their BS in the Technology Management Program or in Integrated Studies.  

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  

Program Entry Requirements: Students may start this program Summer, Fall or Spring semester. For information on getting started, please visit www.slcc.edu/strudents-future.   

Estimated Cost for Students:

Tuition per semester:  www.slcc.edu/students-future/tuition-fees
Tools* and Supplies: $2,400.00
Books: $250.00
*Several manufactures offer students discounts on tools.  Consult with your instructor prior to purchasing tools. 

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 - Acquire Substantive Knowledge
2 - Communicate Effectively
3 - Develop Quantitative Literacy
4 - Think Critically and Creatively
5 - Civic Engagement
6 - Work Professionally and Constructively
7 - Develop Computer and Information Literacy
1. Graduates of this program are prepared with skills that result in accelerated advancement in their employment. 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7
2. 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
3. To prepare students to take the EETC/OPE certification test. 1, 2, 3, 4
4. To prepare students to be proficient, professional technicians for the motorcycle and outdoor power equipment industry. 1, 2, 3, 4

General Education Requirements

Core Skills*

Quantitative Studies (QS) 3 Credits

Communication (CM) 3 Credits

Human Relations (HR) 2-3 Credits


Additional General Education courses are required for students who choose to continue on to the AAS or AS degrees.  Additional requirements include English Composition and courses in the Gen Ed Distribution Areas.  For course selection, see the School of Technical Specialties Academic Advisor.

Sample Schedule

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 at (801) 957-4550.

Currently the Motorcycle and Outdoor Power Equipment courses are taught during the day.

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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