Motorcycle Technician (Apprenticeship)

Program description

This 483-hour program, consisting of two levels, is designed to provide the apprentice with theoretical knowledge of all aspects of the motorcycle technician trade, as well as practical training necessary to complement the apprentice's on-the-job training experience.

Program details

Code: 0466
Delivery: Apprenticeship
Length: 483 hours
Start: Varies
Campus: Guelph
Credential: Certificate

Program contacts


Academic school

Trades & Apprenticeship

Fees & payment

  • Fees are set by the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development as per the Offer of Classroom Training.
  • Books, safety equipment, tools, and parking fees are additional. For details, visit Orientation & support.
  • Applicants are registered on a first-come, first-served basis.

Awards & scholarships

Conestoga College's Student Financial Services administers many awards, bursaries, scholarships and academic grants. Information and application forms for numerous awards, bursaries and scholarships are administered by Student Financial Services.

Many program-specific awards are administered by individual programs. Students should speak to their faculty or program coordinators about additional awards available in their program specific areas.

Courses

Level 1

Course Details

Motorcycle Work Practices
MOTV1017

Description:

In this course the student will demonstrate a basic working knowledge of accepted trade workshop practices and procedures. Content includes the construction, operating principles, testing and servicing of tools and equipment, bearings, seals and sealants, fasteners, precision measuring equipment, setup and safety for oxy-acetylene cutting and heating, and a review of personal safety and legalities.

  • Hours: 35
  • Credits: 2
  • Pre-Requisites:
  • CoRequisites:

Motorcycle Engines
MOTV1025

Description:

IN this course, students will demonstrate a basic knowledge of the construction, operating principles, testing and servicing of 2 and 4 stroke internal combustion engines and assemblies, cylinder heads and valve trains, lubrication systems, cooling systems, intake and exhaust systems.

  • Hours: 63
  • Credits: 4
  • Pre-Requisites:
  • CoRequisites:

Motorcycle Power Trains
MOTV1037

Description:

In this course the student will demonstrate how to remove, diagnose, repair and install variable ratio belt drive systems and final drive units, in accordance with government safety regulations, manufacturers’ recommendations/specifications and approved industry standards.

  • Hours: 35
  • Credits: 2
  • Pre-Requisites:
  • CoRequisites:

Motorcycle Braking Systems and Chassis
MOTV1045

Description:

In this course, students will demonstrate a basic working knowledge of the construction, operating principles, testing and servicing of motorcycle hydraulic brake systems. Also demonstrate a working knowledge of the construction, operating principles, testing and servicing of motorcycle chassis systems including steering and suspension systems.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Motorcycle Electrical/Electronic and Fuel Systems
MOTV1055

Description:

In this course students will demonstrate a basic working knowledge of the construction, operating principles, testing and servicing of motorcycle electrical system circuits and components, electromagnetic devices and motors, cranking and charging systems, lead acid batteries, electrical laws and calculations, and electrical test equipment. In addition, students will demonstrate a working knowledge of the construction, operating principles, testing and servicing of motorcycle fuel systems, fuel switches, air induction and carburetors.

  • Hours: 63
  • Credits: 4
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Level 2

Course Details

Motorcycle Work Practices
MOTV2320

Description:

in this course students will identify and utilize effective communication techniques and interpersonal skills, as well as be able to perform basic MIG and TIG welding techniques in accordance with government safety regulations, manufacturer’s recommendations/ specifications and approved industry standards.

  • Hours: 35
  • Credits: 2
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Motorcycle Engines
MOTV2330

Description:

In this course, students will remove, diagnose, repair and install engines, including cooling, exhaust and lubrication systems in accordance with government safety regulations, manufacturer’s recommendations/ specifications and approved industry standards.

  • Hours: 49
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
  • CoRequisites:

Motorcycle Power Trains
MOTV2345

Description:

In this course students will remove, diagnose, repair and install variable ratio belt drive system and final drive units, in accordance with government safety regulations, manufacturer’s recommendations/ specifications and approved industry standards.

  • Hours: 35
  • Credits: 2
  • Pre-Requisites:
  • CoRequisites:

Motorcycle Braking Systems and Chassis
MOTV2350

Description:

In this course students will remove, diagnose, repair and install tires and wheels, chassis components and braking systems in accordance with government safety regulations, manufacturers’ recommendations/ specifications and approved industry standards.

  • Hours: 49
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
  • CoRequisites:

Motorcycle Electrical/Electronic and Fuel Systems
MOTV2360

Description:

In this course students will test, diagnose and repair electrical and ignition systems using manufacturers’ guidelines and schematics. In addition, students will competently test and repair carbureted and electronic fuel control systems in accordance with government safety regulations, manufacturers’ recommendations/ specifications and approved industry standards.

  • Hours: 77
  • Credits: 5
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Program outcomes

  1. Demonstrate a basic working knowledge of accepted trade workshop practices and procedures.
  2. Identify and utilize effective communication techniques and interpersonal skills.
  3. Demonstrate a basic working knowledge of the construction, operating principles, testing and servicing of motorcycle hydraulic brake systems.
  4. Demonstrate a working knowledge of the construction, operating principles, testing and servicing of motorcycle chassis systems including steering and suspension systems.
  5. Demonstrate a basic working knowledge of the construction, operating principles, testing and servicing of motorcycle electrical system circuits and components, electromagnetic devices and motors, cranking and charging systems, lead acid batteries, electrical laws and calculations, and electrical test equipment.
  6. Demonstrate a working knowledge of the construction, operating principles, testing and servicing of motorcycle fuel systems, fuel switches, air induction and carburetors.
  7. Demonstrate a basic knowledge of the construction, operating principles, testing and servicing of 2 and 4 stroke internal combustion engines and assemblies, cylinder heads and valve trains, lubrication systems, cooling systems, intake and exhaust systems.
  8. Remove, diagnose, repair and install variable ratio belt drive systems and final drive units, in accordance with government safety regulations, manufacturer’s recommendations/specifications and approved industry standards.
  9. Test, diagnose and repair electrical and ignition systems
  10. Perform basic MIG and TIG welding techniques

Program handbook

Program handbook

Graduate opportunities

Motorcycle technicians perform preventative maintenance, diagnose faults, and repair the systems of motorcycles.

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