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Motorcycle repair program curriculum

Our motorcycle repair program curriculum is developed by professionals with a passion for bikes and first-hand experience as mechanics. That means each lesson is designed to get you up to speed quickly, starting with basic concepts before moving on to advanced, hands-on expertise. It’s all designed to help you accelerate your skill set so you can get your career on the road fast.

Curriculum Lessons

Lesson 1: Learning at Ashworth  

The goals and values of Ashworth College; time management; creating a realistic weekly and monthly study schedule; the nature and purpose of assessments; how to study effectively to prepare for and take an online examination; developing the skill sets necessary for success in the twenty-first century.

Lesson 2: Careers for Mechanics and Technicians  

An overview of potential career paths and professional development available for students who formally develop their mechanical and technical skills. Includes a summary of math and science concepts important to mechanics as well as applications of modern technologies in the mechanics workplace. The lesson concludes with an overview of general workplace safety practices and applications of personal protection equipment.

Lesson 3: Introduction to Engine Design and Operation  

This lesson introduces students to the components and operation of both two-stroke and four-stroke motorcycle engines. Lesson coverage also includes analysis of popular engine configurations and the detailed explanation of critical engine systems such as the lubrication and cooling, ignition, intake, fuel and exhaust systems.

Lesson 4: Motorcycle Drive and Chassis Systems  

Students will investigate common clutch and transmission types and their operation, as well as chain, belt, and shaft final-drive systems. Coverage also includes suspension systems, drum and disc brake assemblies, and frame and steering systems. Standard inspection and maintenance procedures are reviewed for all major systems and components.

Lesson 5: Electrical Systems  

Lesson coverage provides a summary of basic electrical and electronics concepts and circuit theory that applies to common motorcycles. Instruction is also provided related to battery configurations and their related charging systems. Students will also learn about lighting systems as well as the maintenance and troubleshooting practices related to motorcycle electrical systems.

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Program Description

The Motorcycle Mechanics program provides students with a basic understanding of motorcycle engine parts and operation as well as the components and structure of related vehicle systems such as drive, chassis, and electrical systems. Students learn about the tools, equipment, and safe-work practices necessary to become a successful repair technician. The program also provides focused instruction on motorcycle electrical and electronics systems, including electronic fuel injection.

Program Objectives

After completing the Motorcycle Mechanics program, students will be able to:

  1. Identify the basic tools and materials used by trained mechanics to safely repair and maintain two-stroke and four-stroke motorcycles and ATVs.
  2. Describe the parts and operation of the components used in two-stroke and four-stroke internal combustion engines.
  3. Explain the composition and operation of the various systems required for the safe and efficient operation of motorcycles and ATVs, including drive trains, ignition, electrical, and lighting systems, as well as lubrication and cooling systems.
  4. Describe the parts and operation related to wheels, tires, frames, suspension, and brakes for both installation and minor maintenance and repair.
  5. List the steps required for a comprehensive evaluation and tune-up of two-stroke and four-stroke motorcycles and ATVs.

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