Power Sports & Marine Technology

Overview

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  • Service Technician

  • Motorsports Mechanic

  • Marine Mechanic

  • Sales/Manufacturer’s Rep

  • Small Engine Technician

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Technicians in the fast-growing occupation of outdoor power sports are in demand all across the country. The last two decades have seen an increase in the number of recreational vehicles in households and businesses: motorcycles, snowmobiles, ATVs, four-wheelers, boats and more.

Students will get experience learning service and repair of these high-powered machines in Mitchell Tech’s state-of-the-art laboratories.   

An optional second year is offered.  Students who complete the second year will earn an AAS degree and will receive enhanced training in areas like marine engines, jet skis and other personal watercraft, metal fabrication, paint and detailing, supervision and management and more.  With two years of training, students will have even more opportunities in this exciting field.

Many dealerships in the region will offer supervised job shadowing and internship experiences. Employment opportunities can be found in many areas including dealership sales and service, cycle builders and manufacturers, ag maintenance shops and various other locations.

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Curriculum

Award: AAS Degree

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Semesters
Curriculum

Award: One-Year Diploma or AAS Degree

First Semester

OPRV105Service Center Fundamentals2 credits
OPRV120Basic Engine Theory & Operation2 credits
OPRV121Basic Engine Lab2 credits
OPRV130Electrical/Electronic Systems2 credits
OPRV1402 & 4 Cylinder Engines2 credits
OPRV1412 & 4 Cylinder Engines Lab2 credits
SSS100Student Success1 credit
Math Elective3 credits

Second Semester

OPRV124ATV & Snowmobile Systems2 credits
OPRV125ATV Snowmobile Lab3 credits
OPRV137Introduction to Marine2 credits
OPRV142Advanced Multicylinder Engines2 credits
OPRV143Adv Multi-Cylinder Engine Lab4 credits
OPRV150Hand-held Power Equipment Lab3 credits
Communications Elective3 credits

Third Semester (Summer)

OPRV190Internship6 credits

Marine Option

Fourth Semester (Fall)

OPRV265Marine Outboard Engine Systems2 credits
OPRV266Marine Outboard Engine Systems Lab2 credits
OPRV270Marine Preventative Maintenance2 credits
OPRV275Marine Outboard Drive Systems2 credits
OPRV276Marine Outboard Drive Systems Lab2 credits
WLD102Basic Welding2 credits
Behavioral Science Elective3 credits

Fifth Semester (Spring)

OPRV267Marine Outboard Electrical Systems2 credits
OPRV268Marine Outboard Electrical Sys. Lab2 credits
OPRV269Marine Outboard Boat Rigging Lab2 credits
OPRV281Marine Outboard Fuel Systems2 credits
OPRV282Marine Outboard Fuel Systems Lab2 credits
CIS105Introduction to Computers3 credits
Social Science Elective3 credits

Motorcycle Option

Fourth Semester (Fall)

OPRV220Motorcycle Power Train2 credits
OPRV221Motorcycle Power Train Lab2 credits
OPRV225Motorcycle Fuel Injection3 credits
OPRV226Motorcycle Chassis Lab2 credits
WLD102Basic Welding2 credits
Behavioral Science Elective3 credits

Fifth Semester (Spring)

OPRV236Advanced Motorcycle EFI Systems2 credits
OPRV238Advanced Motorcycle Chassis Lab2 credits
OPRV239Advanced Motorcycle Power Train2 credits
OPRV240Advanced Motorcycle Power Train Lab2 credits
CIS105Introduction to Computers3 credits
Social Science Elective3 credits

Requirements

COMPUTER REQUIREMENTS

This program allows you to bring your own laptop as long as it meets these minimum specifications:

Processor – Intel Core i Series (i3, i5, i7) or AMD Ryzen
Operating System – Windows 10
Webcam Recommended
Memory – 4 GB or more
Internal Storage – 64 GB or more
Microsoft Office is available at no charge as long as enrolled at Mitchell Tech
NO APPLE/MAC COMPUTERS

Outcomes

Outdoor Power & Recreational Vehicle Technology
At the completion of the program, graduates will be able to:

  • Apply safe, efficient and effective work practices in a manner compatible with OSHA requirements and motorcycle, ATV, and small engine repair industry expectations.
  • Demonstrate the effective use of internet-based resources, industry repair manuals, and service and parts literature in the repair and maintenance of motorcycle, ATV, outboard, and small engine equipment.
  • Demonstrate the industry-standard application of selected specialized tools for motorcycle, ATV, outboard, and small engine maintenance, diagnostic, repair tools, and equipment.
  • Identify the components and their function among motorcycle, ATV, and small engine equipment.
  • Apply preventative maintenance concepts to motorcycle, ATV, small engine care and storage.
  • Demonstrate basic diagnostic and repair concepts applied to selected motorcycle engine, ATV engine, small engine, marine engine, equipment power train and chassis systems.
  • Interact effectively by displaying flexibility, honesty, teamwork, respect, and sensitivity for customers.
  • Communicate effectively through active listening and oral, written, and electronic format with customers, coworkers, and supervisors.
  • Assume responsibility for continuing education requirements for new technologies and career advancement.
Annual Program Review

Check out the 2023-24 Annual Program Review for information on how faculty ensure the quality and effectiveness of the program.

Faculty

Rayne Guindon

Instructor

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Chris Degen

Program Director / Instructor

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Cost

Motorcycle Option (AAS Degree)

$ 4000
Program Tuition & Fees ⓘ

Other Required Costs

Books / Tools (estimated)$3,897

Marine Option (AAS Degree)

$ 4000
Program Tuition & Fees*

Other Required Costs

Books / Tools (estimated)$3,897

One-Year Diploma

$ 4000
Program Tuition & Fees*

Other Required Costs

Books / Tools (estimated)$3,457

Scholarships

$750

1 AVAIL.

SD Municipal Electric Association Energy Production & Transmission Scholarship

SD Municipal Electric Association

All programs eligible.
Must be a resident of the SD Municipal Electric Association service area.

$1000

2 AVAIL.

South Dakota Wheat Commission

South Dakota Wheat Commission

The South Dakota Wheat Commission began offering scholarships for Culinary Academy of South Dakota, Animal Science, Ag Business, Agronomy, Precision Technology, and SD Center for Farm and Ranch Management program students in 2014. The Commission has been an active supporter of several Mitchell Technical College programs for several years and has provided financial support for equipment and program development.
Agricultural Business
Agronomy
Animal Science
Culinary Academy of South Dakota
Precision Ag Technology
Applicants must be currently enrolled as first year full-time students in the Culinary Academy of South Dakota or Agronomy programs, with second choice being Ag Business, Animal Science or Precision Technology Applicants must complete the MTC current student online application during the open enrollment period as instructed to be eligible for this scholarship Applicant must maintain a GPA of 2.5 or higher Award considerations include academic performance, financial need, responses to essay questions and recommendations from instructors. Ag award preference would be to someone who comes from or has plans to go into production agriculture, specifically wheat production Culinary Academy of South Dakota award preference would be students interested in the baking side of the program

$1000

4 AVAIL.

Osterhaus Endowed Scholarships

Martin and Maude Osterhaus established this endowed scholarship in 1995 to provide financial support for at least four deserving Mitchell Tech students each year. The scholarships will be awarded in January each year and applied to the recipient's account the following Fall semester.
Accounting
Agricultural Business
Agronomy
Animal Science
Architectural Design and Building Construction
Automation Controls/SCADA
Business Management
Culinary Academy of South Dakota
Diesel Power - Ag Power Technology
Electrical Construction & Maintenance
Electrical Utilities & Substation Technology
Heating & Cooling Technology
Human Services Technician
Information Systems Technology
Machining and Manufacturing
Medical Assistant
Medical Laboratory Technology
Medical Office Professional
Medical Office Professional
Power Line Construction & Maintenance
Power Sports & Marine Technology
Precision Ag Technology
Radiation Therapy
Radiologic Technology
Small Business Management
Speech-Language Pathology Assistant
Speech-Language Pathology Assistant
Utilities Technology
Wi-Fi & Broadband Technologies
Wind Turbine Technology
Applicant must be a currently enrolled first year full-time student in any two year program Applicant must demonstrate financial need as determined by the FAFSA (universal financial aid application form) Applicant must maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher Applicant must complete the MTC online application during the open application period as instructed to be eligible for this scholarship Applicant must have good leadership skills

$1000

1 AVAIL.

Mitchell Tech Retiree Endowed Scholarship

The scholarship was established by the former faculty and staff of Mitchell Tech.
Accounting
Agricultural Business
Agronomy
Animal Science
Architectural Design and Building Construction
Automation Controls/SCADA
Business Management
Culinary Academy of South Dakota
Diesel Power - Ag Power Technology
Electrical Construction & Maintenance
Electrical Utilities & Substation Technology
Geospatial Technologies
Heating & Cooling Technology
Human Services Technician
Information Systems Technology
Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN)
Machining and Manufacturing
Medical Assistant
Medical Laboratory Technology
Medical Office Professional
Medical Office Professional
Natural Gas Technology
Office Technology Specialist
Power Line Construction & Maintenance
Power Sports & Marine Technology
Precision Ag Technology
Radiation Therapy
Radiologic Technology
Small Business Management
Speech-Language Pathology Assistant
Speech-Language Pathology Assistant
Utilities Technology
Wi-Fi & Broadband Technologies
Wind Turbine Technology
Applicant must be enrolled full time at MTC. Applicant must have a GPA of 2.5 or greater. Applicant must complete the MTC Online application during the open application period to be eligible to receive this scholarship.

$500

1 AVAIL.

Mitchell Area Power Sports Scholarship

Mitchell Area Power Sports Dealers

The scholarship was established in 2019 by several Mitchell-area power sports dealers. The scholarship will be awarded in January each year and applied to the recipient's account the following Fall semester.
Power Sports & Marine Technology
Applicant must be currently enrolled full-time as a first year student in the Power Sports and Marine Technology program at MTC with plans to complete an AAS degree in Power Sports Technology. Minimum GPA of 2.5 Applicant must complete the MTC online application during the open application period as instructed to be eligible for the scholarship

$1000

2 AVAIL.

Laverne & Nell Tollefson Memorial Scholarship

Charlene Bainbridge

The LaVerne and Nell Tollefson Memorial Scholarship is eligible for any program at Mitchell Technical College. Also the recipient must have a current GPA of 2.5 or higher and be a current student.
Accounting
Administrative Office Specialist
Agricultural Business
Agronomy
Animal Science
Architectural Design and Building Construction
Automation Engineering Technology
Automation Controls/SCADA
Business Management
Culinary Academy of South Dakota
Diesel Power - Ag Power Technology
Diesel Power - Light Truck Technology
Electrical Construction & Maintenance
Electrical Utilities & Substation Technology
Geospatial Technologies
Heating & Cooling Technology
Human Services Technician
Information Systems Technology
Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN)
Machining and Manufacturing
Medical Assistant
Medical Laboratory Technology
Medical Office Professional
Medical Office Professional
Natural Gas Technology
On Campus
Power Line Construction & Maintenance
Power Sports & Marine Technology
Precision Ag Technology
Progressive Welding Technology
Radiation Therapy
Radiologic Technology
Registered Nursing (LPN to RN)
Small Business Management
Speech-Language Pathology Assistant
Speech-Language Pathology Assistant
Utilities Technology
Wi-Fi & Broadband Technologies
Wind Turbine Technology
Applicant must be accepted or currently enrolled as a full-time student in any program at Mitchell Technical College. Applicant must maintain a GPA of 2.5 or higher Applicant must complete the MTC online application during the open application period as instructed to be eligible for this scholarship

Contact Admissions

For information about any of our programs, application, or any of our other student services please contact us:

Admissions Office
Mitchell Technical College
1800 E. Spruce St.
Mitchell, SD 57301

800.684.1969
605.995.3025
fax: 605.995.3067
[email protected]

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