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Motorcycle and Power Products Repair

Get the skills you need for a career to maintain and repair motorcycles, ATVs and gas-powered products.

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Do you have an interest in motorbikes or ATVs? Do you like working with engines? Why not turn that interest into a career in Motorcycle & Power Products Repair? We give you hands-on experience in the maintenance and repair of motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles, snowmobiles, marine and power products.

In this program, you learn to select and use appropriate general and specialized hand and shop tools, equipment and hardware; to carry out business and shop practices to industry standard; and to diagnose, service and repair engines, systems and components.

Work experience

  • Field experience (work placement) is a mandatory credit course completed at the end of your program. It provides you with the opportunity to apply your knowledge and skills outside of the classroom.
  • Opportunities are typically unpaid and last approximately 5 weeks.
  • Transportation, accommodations and other costs related to work placements are your responsibility.
  • For more information visit Work Experience Opportunities

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  • This program has been designed with industry input and balances theory with practical experience.

Other info

  • If you're chemically sensitive, it's important to note that chemicals (petroleum products) and cleaning solutions are commonly used in the Motorcycle Mechanic trade.
  • Additional skills and abilities, including math, reading and workplace skills, are essential for your success in Trades and Technology programs. See the Trades and Technology Preparation Checklist (PDF 23KB).
  • This program places a high importance on providing you with skills and knowledge to work safely in industry. You participate in a number of introductory safety awareness courses to prepare for employment.
  • Many employers in this industry require a current, official Criminal Record check as part of the hiring process. A conviction on your criminal record may impact your ability to secure employment.

September 2020

Campus Location Full time/part time Delivery Availability
Marconi Campus/Online Sydney Full time BlendedBlended
Complete your program through courses that combine online (scheduled), and on-campus learning.

Admission requirements

  • High School Graduation Diploma or equivalent.
    • International students – High school diploma equivalency and English language requirements vary by country. View details

Program requirements

  • Portfolio Development – As part of your studies at NSCC, you develop a portfolio of your work; the portfolio captures your achievements and profiles your skills to employers.
  • Standard First Aid, CPR Level A


Tuition is valid for the 2020-21 academic year. Program costs and fees (textbooks, supplies, etc.) are additional.

Tuition (Domestic):
Tuition (International):

Tuition, fees and program costs

In addition to annual tuition, there are program costs (books, tools, etc.) and student fees for college services, health and dental plans, your student association and parking.

View detailed program fees page(s). Please note that amounts on these pages are meant for planning purposes only. They don't represent final amounts owing.

Career options

  • Large and small power products repair facilities, including motorcycle and recreational vehicle service, retail power-equipment sales, rental and service.
  • Learn more about labour market information – visit Career Options.

Courses may include

These are some of the courses offered in this program. It is not a complete list and courses are subject to change in advance of the academic year.

COMM 1227 - Communications I
This course provides the student with an overview of the communication skills required by business and industry. Students will learn to apply these communication skills to be successful in their selected workplace setting.

COMM 1228 - Communications II
This course further develops essential communications skills with a focus on basic writing. This course provides the student with the opportunity to develop written work typical of the industry related to their program of study.

MPPR 1001 - Hand and Shop Tools
This course will explore the proper use measuring instruments, hand and power tools, shop equipment, fasteners and hardware used in the Motorcycle and Power Products Repair trade. The course will cover the maintenance of the above mentioned equipment.

MPPR 1003 - Electrical Systems
This course covers the basics for direct current (DC) and alternating current (AC) as well as the operation and testing of ignition, starting, charging, lighting and vehicle accessory systems. Learners will be given the opportunity to use electrical testing equipment and diagnostic tools in troubleshooting procedures.

MPPR 1006 - Brakes, Suspension, and Propulsion Drive Systems
This course will give the learner the opportunity to gain knowledge and the necessary skills to diagnose, service and repair brake, steering, suspension and drive systems. Topics covered will include hydraulic and manual brakes; drum and disc type brakes; wire (spoke), cast and stamped wheels; wheel bearings, swing arms, swing arm bushings and bearings. The various types of drive systems including chain, belt, track, shaft and differentials.

MPPR 1007 - Fundamentals for the Two-Stroke and Four-Stroke Engine
In this course the learner will be introduced to engine theory and systems identification. The course will cover two and four-stroke engine theory, engine systems and components used in motorcycles, all terrain vehicles, watercraft, snowmobile and power products.

MPPR 1008 - Engine Overhaul
Learners will be given the opportunity to diagnose, service and repair internal combustion engines used in motorcycles, all terrain vehicles, watercraft, snowmobile and power products. Emphasis will be placed on proper safety precautions and personal protective equipment.

MPPR 1009 - Transmission and Clutches
Learners will be introduced to the theory of operation of transmissions and clutches and be given the opportunity to diagnose, service and repair associated systems and components.

MPPR 1010 - Fuel and Emissions Systems
Learners will be introduced to types of fuel and emission systems. The course will cover fuel system components, carbureted and fuel injected systems, and four-stroke and two-stroke emission system and components.

MPPR 1015 - Business and Workplace Procedures
This course provides awareness of how a Motorcycle and Power Products repair business operates and the critical procedures that support operation. This course includes professionalism, customer service, department procedures, time management, supply management and equipment identification and inventory control.

MPPR 1100 - Work Experience
The work experience component provides the learner with an opportunity to apply new skills and concepts appropriate for entry-level positions within the occupation. Learners will assess their own performance and be evaluated by an industry partner. Learners will identify personal outcomes they wish to attain during the work experience and will keep a journal.

SAFE 1021 - Introduction to Hazard Identification
The learners are introduced to the types of hazards encountered in workplaces and the approach that should be followed when recommending and implementing appropriate controls. Two key elements of Hazard Identification are addressed: Hazard Assessment and Inspection. The Nova Scotia Occupational Health and Safety Act is discussed. The course material is to be infused throughout the curriculum and may be delivered in the classroom, shop or other opportunity as designed and developed by the instructor.

SAFE 1023 - Introduction to Lock-out Tag Out
Lock-out Tag Out introduces the learner to the hazards related to energized systems and procedures to ensure worker safety. Related legislation and risk management is discussed and the learner is exposed to the various types of lock-out devices. The course material is to be infused throughout the curriculum and may be delivered in the classroom, shop or other opportunity as designed and developed by the instructor.

SAFE 1024 - Introduction to Respiratory Protection
The learner is introduced to the potential of atmospheric hazards in the workplace and the available personal protection and control methods to maintain a safe work environment. Discussion includes identification and testing for atmospheric hazards and workplace respiratory programs. The learner will be given the opportunity to select, use and maintain respiratory equipment. The course material is to be infused throughout the curriculum and may be delivered in the classroom, shop or other opportunity as designed and developed by the instructor.

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