Sep 18, 2018  
2015-2016 SLCC General Catalog 
2015-2016 SLCC General Catalog [**** ATTENTION: YOU ARE VIEWING AN ARCHIVED CATALOG **** ]

Motorcycle and Outdoor Power Equipment Technology: CP (CTE)

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Certificate of Proficiency l 24 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, Redwood Campus CT 249, (801) 957-4550  

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  

Program Entry Requirements: Students may start this program Fall or Spring semester. For information on getting started, please visit  

Estimated Cost for Students:

Tuition per semester:
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
1. Graduates of this program are prepared with entry level skills that result in accelerated advancement in their employment. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
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, 5
3. To prepare students to take the EETC/OPE certification test. 1
4. To prepare students to be proficient, professional technicians for the motorcycle and outdoor power equipment industry. 1

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 Motorcycles and Outdoor Power Equipment courses are taught during the day.

All students enrolled in the program may participate in Skills USA. This program is designed to promote leadership, communication, social, and employability skills.

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