The Motorcycle Repair Technician program, offered by Penn Foster, consists of eight Instruction Sets. Students begin by studying the types of motorcycles and ATVs for repair. Students are taught motorcycle and ATV engine configurations. Included in the curriculum is two and four-stroke engine operation. Students study the basic components, as well as compression and ignition. Students also learn the advantages and disadvantages of two-stoke engines.
Students in the Motorcycle Repair Technician program should learn lubrication and cooling systems, fuel systems, clutch types, drive systems, and how to replace transmissions. Students learn how to remove engine and top end components and how to install an engine. Students remove external engine components and work with lower end reassembly.
In Electrical Fundamentals, students are taught the AC and DC currents and electrical measurement. Students are taught the operation of charging and ignition systems, including maintenance and troubleshooting.
Students learn about warning gauges, special accessory circuits, steering systems, anti-lock braking systems, and wheel assemblies.
By completing this motorcycle repair program through Penn Foster, students should know the necessary maintenance, inspection, and troubleshooting techniques for a motorcycle repair technician.
School Accreditation Statement
Penn Foster Accreditation and Licenses
- Penn Foster Career School and Penn Foster High School are regionally accredited by the Commission on Secondary Schools of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. And, nationally accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC).
- Penn Foster Career School and Penn Foster High School are licensed by the Pennsylvania State Board of Private Licensed Schools.
- Penn Foster College is nationally accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC) and licensed by the Arizona State Board for Private Postseconday Education.