Motorcycle Mechanics & Repair
Department of Labor’s Occupational Outlook Handbook
DOL Handbook for Small Engine Mechanics
Are you looking to learn how to service and repair your motorcycle for top performance and safety? Do you want to save money on costly service and repair bills? Does a career in Motorcycle Mechanics & Repair interest you? If so, let Prince George’s Community College teach you the valuable, cost saving, technical skills that you will need to achieve your goals.
Our affordable courses will put you well on your way to a lifetime of knowledge and skill development. The better you know your bike and the mechanics that make it function, the more confident you will be as a motorcycle rider. Classes are taught by highly qualified instructors with many years of motorcycle maintenance and repair experience.
Basic Motorcycle Maintenance (OCC-354)
This course covers the fundamentals of performing basic maintenance and inspections on your motorcycle. The 6-hour, 2-evening course will help the beginner to understand the importance of maintaining a motorcycle in top running condition in order to enjoy safe, trouble free riding. Topics include: pre-ride safety inspection; maintenance schedules and record keeping; basic tools; cleaning, storing and winterizing the motorcycle; performing an oil change; checking wheels, tire pressure and brakes; chain and cable adjustment; fluid levels; the owner’s manual; changing bulbs and dealer relations. Students should bring their motorcycle owner’s manual to class.
Motorcycle Mechanics & Repair (OCC-376)
This course teaches advanced motorcycle maintenance and repair topics for performing advanced services on a motorcycle. Topics Include: Engine theory and rebuilding, valve adjustments, carburetor repair and maintenance, fuel systems, replacing brake lines and pads, electrical system diagnostics and repair, exhaust systems, adjusting and replacing shocks and forks, suspension system, chain adjustment and replacement, etc.