Power Sports and Equipment Technology

The Power Sports and Equipment Technology program at Bates is a good fit for students who like to work with their hands and fix things. From motorcycles to ATV’s, from personal watercraft to boats, this program teaches students how to maintain and repair a variety of two- and four- cycle engines, power trains and chassis. Taught in a shop setting, students receive hands-on, extensive instruction and prepare for careers in the power sports and power equipment industry.

General Information

Career Advisor: Lee Williams
253-680-7403 | leewilliams@batestech.edu

Location: South Campus
Hours: Mon-Fri, 7:15 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.

Program Length: Six Quarters

  • National Median Salary$37,330
  • National Potential Annual Job Openings4,400

This information is base on data from August 2018. For updated information, visit careeronestop, a database sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor.

Tuition and Fees

At Bates, our tuition is affordable and there are options to help make it even easier to gain an education. Federal aid is available for many of our students. Scholarships are also available through the Bates Foundation.

See if you qualify for other funding through our special funding programs with the Workforce Education office.

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POWER SPORTS AND EQUIPMENT TECHNOLOGY - Associate of Applied Science: 106 Credits

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General Education Requirements

Students may choose courses from the following options to fulfill their degree requirements.

Gen Ed Group Credits Required Course ID/Name Credits
Communication 5.0 ENGL&101 - English Composition I
An expository written communication course emphasizing critical thought, reflective reading, and information literacy with attention to rules and conventions of standard American English.
5
ENGL175 - Professional Writing
Enables students in career training programs to think logically and clearly and be effective and convincing in their professional and technical writing. It focuses on development of communication skills essential in a variety of forms of professional writing and technical writing.
5
HUM/SS/NS/O 5.0 BIOL&160 - General Biology
General Biology is intended to leave the student with an integrated view of the living world. The primary goal of the course is to provide students with exposure to and an appreciation of, basic cellular, molecular, genetic, evolutionary and ecological processes that will assist them in future advanced courses
5
BIOL&175 - Human Biology with Lab
This human anatomy and physiology course includes a brief overview of the human body for the non-science major. Basics of chemistry and cell structure are introduced and then the major systems of the human body are emphasized.
5
BIOL&241 - Human Anatomy and Physiology I
The first class in a two-quarter sequence in which human anatomy and physiology are studied using a body systems approach with emphasis on the interrelationships between form and function at the gross and microscopic levels of organization
5
BIOL&242 - Human Anatomy and Physiology II
This is the second in a two-quarter sequence in which human anatomy and physiology are studied using a body systems approach with emphasis on the interrelationships between form and function at the gross and microscopic levels of organization
5
BIOL&260 - Microbiology
This lab focused course is a survey of the biology of organisms too small to see without a microscope. It emphasizes the development of microscopy and culturing skills necessary to investigate the nutrition, grown, metabolism, isolation and identification of medically important bacteria. Lectures cover the concepts of microbial genetics and classification, infectious disease, immunity and immunization.
5
CHEM&121 - General Chemistry
Students in this course explore the structure of matter and how it behaves under various conditions in order to better understand the chemical world. Designed for students with little or no chemistry background. Laboratory activities and extended lecture concepts introduce the students to the experimental process.
5
CHEM&131 - Introduction to Organic/Biochemistry
Introduction to ogranic chemistry and biochemistry includes the study of the nomenclature, structure, reactions and synthesis of organic compounds and biochemistry applications in the nursing fields. The course is primarily intended for those who are interested in the application of the principles of organic chemistry and biochemistry to related areas of science, such as genetics, microbiology, physiology and nutrition.
5
CMST&102 - Introduction to Mass Media
This course critically examines core issues in the relationship between media and society, including news and entertainment media in print, electronic and digital format. Through readings, viewings, research and discussion, we examine the historical, cultural, political and economic contexts of media industries, representations and audiences.
5
CMST&152 - Intercultural Communication
This course is an introduction to the intercultural communication process and its importance in contemporary society. Students learn about the values and beliefse of a variety of cultures and develop skills to interact with people from those cultures. Emphasis is on acquiring an increased understanding of the relationship between culture and communication.
5
CMST&210 - Interpersonal Communication
This course is designed to increase students' awareness of the value and impact of utilizing improved interpersonal communication skills and strategies.
5
CMST&220 - Public Speaking
Introduction to the rhetoric of speech and the preparation and delivery of speech in an extemporaneous style, including ethical research methods, basic rhetoric and critical analysis, and organziation of various types of presentations. Two to four speaking assignments are required, plus regular quizzes, peer review and written examination. Online resources will be integrated.
5
CMST&230 - Small Group Communications
This course is designed to increase students awareness of the value and impact of utilizing improved small group communication skills and strategies.
5
ECON&201 - Microeconomics
This course focuses on the theory of the market systems as a method of allocating resources and distributing income and products. Analysis of current problems including government regulation, subsidies, monopoly and taxation
5
ECON&202 - Macroeconomics
Introduction to macroeconomics; elementary analysis of the determination of income through national income accounting. Covers macroeconomic issues including inflation, unemployment, economic growth, recessions, monetary/fiscal policy, and international trade and finance. Prerequisite: ECON& 201, MATH 098, and ENGL& 101 is recommended.
5
HIST101 - A History of Science and Technology
This course will trace the history of scientific and technological advancements in the western world. Students will be made aware of the evoultion in science from a philosophical and historical perspective. Part of the course will focus on the contributions that significant philosophers, scientists and institutions made to knowledge-making. At the same time, emphasis will also be directed toward the contributions of common, everyday artisans and craftsmen to "discovering", creating and recording scientific and technical knowledge.
5
HREL111 - College and Job Search Success
This course is an introduction to employment and life skills that encourage self-awareness, self-confidence, and self-discipline that are necessary for college and self-promotion success. Topics include: self-motivation, personal learning styles, self-management, emotional intelligence, study skills, cover letter and resume writing, and interviewing. Students exercise learned skills by journaling, participating in classroom discussions, creating cover letters and resumes, and participating in mock interviews and other work-related situational role plays.
5
NUTR&101 - Intro to Nutrition
Study of human nutrition and health. Topics include digestion, absorption and processing nutrients in the body; chemistry and functions of the major nutrients: carbohydrates, fat, protein; vitamin and mineral functions; food, culture and diet, energy balance, diet and metabolism; fitness and health; nutrition of the life cycle, food safety and local and world hunger issues
5
POLS&101 - Introduction to Political Science
This course is an introduction to American government and politics. Students will study the United States Constitution, governmental institutions, the political system, and the regulatory processes embedded within the document. The course format is lecture/discussion.
5
PSYC&100 - General Psychology
Introductory psychology for people with an interest in all that influences human behavior. Whether planning a career in psychology or gaining insights about yourself and others, you will find this a useful and interesting open enrollment course of study.
5
PSYC&200 - Lifespan Psychology
This course is an introduction to the various states of human development. Emphasis is on the major theories and perspectives and their relationship to the physical, cognitive and psychosocial aspects of development across the lifespan.
5
SOC&101 - Introduction to Sociology
This course is a general survey of sociology, the scientific study of the group life of humans in their environment. The course introduces the basic principles of social relationships, collective behavior, and human interaction. These principles are applied to the study of culture; race, gender, and class inequality; deviance; law; social institutions; and social change.
5
Quantitative 5.0 MATH&141 - Precalculus I
In this course students solve functions, function operations, rational, polynomial, exponential, logarithmic and linear functions and equation solving, function graphs, matrices and determinants, sequences and series.
5
MATH&142 - Precalculus II
Right and oblique triangle trigonometry, circular functions, graphs of trigonometric functions, identities, inverse trig functions, vectors and polar coordinates, and parametric equations
5
MATH&146 - Statistics
This course is designed to teach the student counting rules, probability, mean and standard deviation, graphing, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing and regression analysis. Also applications in business, health and technology
5
MATH&151 - Calculus
Limits and limit laws, continuity, tangents and rates of change, derivatives using definition and differentiation rules for polynomial, exponential, trigonometric, logarithmic and transcendental functions, max/min problems, LHospitals rule, Newtons method and antidifferentiation.
5
MATH&153 - Calculus III
Emphasizes the study of infinite sequences and series including power series. Topics include plane analytic geometry, graphing in polar coordinates, and an introduction to vectors.
5
MATH171 - Technical Math
Application of linear and quadratic equations, systems of equations, geometry and trigonometry and vectors and their applications in the technical workplace.
5
MATH172 - Business Math
Equation solving, exponents, markup, income tax, compoung interst, logarithms and finding time, annuities, amoritization and business statistics.
5
MATH174 - Math for Allied Health
Mathematical concepts for allied health fields including systems of measurement, use of formulas, ratios and proportions in health applications; and basic statistics
5

Required Coursework

Course ID Title Prerequisites Credits
POW101 POW101 - Introduction to Power Sports
This course provides students with training in workplace human relations, communications, shop safety environmental awareness, tools and equipment, measuring, fasteners, and mechanical and mathematical principles required within the occupation.
3
POW102 POW102 - Power Sports Maintenance
This course provides students with training in perform maintenance for a variety of Power Sports vehicles. The skills covered will include checking fluids, adjustments and determining serviceability life of the vehicle
5
POW105 POW105 - Brakes Service and Repair
This course provides training for the student to learn to service and repair disc and drum brake systems in the Power Sports world. Students will learn a variety of systems and will learn how to make a decision on serviceability of wear items and how to make the proper repair to the brake system. This course provides the theory and service procedures for ABS based systems found on Power Sports vehicles.
5
POW106 POW106 - Tire Service and Repair
This course will provide training in servicing and repairing tires in the power sports industry. This course will train students to determine the serviceability of the tire, determine and make the proper repair to a tire, remove and replace tires and to balance tires. This course will provide students with training on identifying and correcting problems with wheels and wheel bearings.
5
POW120 POW120 - Engines - Failure Analysis
Students are introduced to the theory of internal combustion engines and learn how to diagnosis problematic engines and analyze failed engines
5
POW121 POW121 - Engine Repair Methods
Students learn to correctly disassemble, inspect, and machine engines to return to service. Special emphasis is placed upon the utilization of service manuals and manufacturers' guidelines
5
POW122 POW122 - Engine Installation Methods
This course will train students in the methods of reassembling internal combustion engines. Students will be taught industry standard methods of lubricating, sealing, torqueing internal combustion engines. Students will be taught proper methods of engine break in once engines are put back into service.
5
POW123 POW123 - Carburetor Service and Repair
This course provides training in identifying, cleaning, servicing and tuning carburetors. Specific attention will be paid in this class to classifying carburetor driven faults and to properly balancing and tuning carburetors.
5
POW140 POW140 - Fundamentals of Electricity
This course is an introduction to electrical systems. Students receive electrical and electronic theory, learn to use electrical test equipment, and provide basic electrical systems inspections and service. Students will receive training in the theory and application of the Diagnostic Electrical Rules
5
POW141 POW141 - Electrical Charging and Starting Systems
Students are introduced to the charging and starting systems encountered in various types of motorized vehicles. Special emphasis is placed upon the utilization of service manuals and electrical schematics. Students will be exposed to a variety of troubleshooting techniques including 6 step troubleshooting in both charging and starting systems.
5
POW142 POW142 - Ignition Systems
Students receive training and practice in servicing and repairing the electrical ignition systems of various types of motorized vehicles. This includes problem identification, diagnostic testing, repair, and rising and collapsing field ignition systems. This course will cover Magneto, CDI and Transistorized ignition systems found on a variety of Power Sports vehicles.
5
POW150 POW150 - Transmission Service and Repair
Students are introduced to transmission theory, service and repair. A wide variety of applications are presented and studied. The students will use practical application to learn to service transmissions.
5
POW151 POW151 - Drive Train Service and Repair
Students receive training in the servicing and repairing of the various modes of transmitting engine power. This includes clutches, gear drive, belt/chain drive systems, and manual starters. Students will receive training in final drive ratios including bevel drive gear sets and differentials.
5
POW154 POW154 - Computerized System Basics
Students receive training computer logic, power and ground circuits. Students will receive training in how a microprocessor works, how scan tools communicate with vehicles and diagnostic strategies for testing computer power and ground circuits.
3
POW155 POW155 - Electronic Fuel Injection
This course will cover in depth study of electronic fuel injection in the power sports industry. Students will study sensor operation and diagnosis; fuel delivery and injector operation and diagnosis; and oxygen sensor operation and diagnosis.
5
POW161 POW161 - Chassis Service
Service/technician students receive shop experience in maintaining or repairing frame and suspension systems including steering systems, wheels/tire assemblies, and suspension systems.
5

Electives

Course ID Title Credits
POW162 POW162 - Advanced Projects
This course offers students an opportunity to work on a lab-based project instead of a work-based learning component. The project should be based on prior course work and should result in the achievement of advanced learning in the subject area chosen.
15
POW296 POW296 - Work Based Learning
Work Based Learning (WBL) allows the students to participate in on-the-job training in the field in which they are studying. They apply the skills they have learned in the classroom to specific areas of employment in a variety of business/industries. The learning activity is based on the written agreement with the participating training provider.

POWER SPORTS AND EQUIPMENT TECHNICIAN -C/E - Certificate of Competency: 76 Credits

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General Education Requirements

Students may choose courses from the following options to fulfill their degree requirements.

Gen Ed Group Credits Required Course ID/Name Credits
Communication 5.0 ENGL&101 - English Composition I
An expository written communication course emphasizing critical thought, reflective reading, and information literacy with attention to rules and conventions of standard American English.
5
ENGL175 - Professional Writing
Enables students in career training programs to think logically and clearly and be effective and convincing in their professional and technical writing. It focuses on development of communication skills essential in a variety of forms of professional writing and technical writing.
5
HUM/SS/NS/O 5.0 BIOL&160 - General Biology
General Biology is intended to leave the student with an integrated view of the living world. The primary goal of the course is to provide students with exposure to and an appreciation of, basic cellular, molecular, genetic, evolutionary and ecological processes that will assist them in future advanced courses
5
BIOL&175 - Human Biology with Lab
This human anatomy and physiology course includes a brief overview of the human body for the non-science major. Basics of chemistry and cell structure are introduced and then the major systems of the human body are emphasized.
5
BIOL&241 - Human Anatomy and Physiology I
The first class in a two-quarter sequence in which human anatomy and physiology are studied using a body systems approach with emphasis on the interrelationships between form and function at the gross and microscopic levels of organization
5
BIOL&242 - Human Anatomy and Physiology II
This is the second in a two-quarter sequence in which human anatomy and physiology are studied using a body systems approach with emphasis on the interrelationships between form and function at the gross and microscopic levels of organization
5
BIOL&260 - Microbiology
This lab focused course is a survey of the biology of organisms too small to see without a microscope. It emphasizes the development of microscopy and culturing skills necessary to investigate the nutrition, grown, metabolism, isolation and identification of medically important bacteria. Lectures cover the concepts of microbial genetics and classification, infectious disease, immunity and immunization.
5
CHEM&121 - General Chemistry
Students in this course explore the structure of matter and how it behaves under various conditions in order to better understand the chemical world. Designed for students with little or no chemistry background. Laboratory activities and extended lecture concepts introduce the students to the experimental process.
5
CHEM&131 - Introduction to Organic/Biochemistry
Introduction to ogranic chemistry and biochemistry includes the study of the nomenclature, structure, reactions and synthesis of organic compounds and biochemistry applications in the nursing fields. The course is primarily intended for those who are interested in the application of the principles of organic chemistry and biochemistry to related areas of science, such as genetics, microbiology, physiology and nutrition.
5
CMST&102 - Introduction to Mass Media
This course critically examines core issues in the relationship between media and society, including news and entertainment media in print, electronic and digital format. Through readings, viewings, research and discussion, we examine the historical, cultural, political and economic contexts of media industries, representations and audiences.
5
CMST&152 - Intercultural Communication
This course is an introduction to the intercultural communication process and its importance in contemporary society. Students learn about the values and beliefse of a variety of cultures and develop skills to interact with people from those cultures. Emphasis is on acquiring an increased understanding of the relationship between culture and communication.
5
CMST&210 - Interpersonal Communication
This course is designed to increase students' awareness of the value and impact of utilizing improved interpersonal communication skills and strategies.
5
CMST&220 - Public Speaking
Introduction to the rhetoric of speech and the preparation and delivery of speech in an extemporaneous style, including ethical research methods, basic rhetoric and critical analysis, and organziation of various types of presentations. Two to four speaking assignments are required, plus regular quizzes, peer review and written examination. Online resources will be integrated.
5
CMST&230 - Small Group Communications
This course is designed to increase students awareness of the value and impact of utilizing improved small group communication skills and strategies.
5
ECON&201 - Microeconomics
This course focuses on the theory of the market systems as a method of allocating resources and distributing income and products. Analysis of current problems including government regulation, subsidies, monopoly and taxation
5
ECON&202 - Macroeconomics
Introduction to macroeconomics; elementary analysis of the determination of income through national income accounting. Covers macroeconomic issues including inflation, unemployment, economic growth, recessions, monetary/fiscal policy, and international trade and finance. Prerequisite: ECON& 201, MATH 098, and ENGL& 101 is recommended.
5
HIST101 - A History of Science and Technology
This course will trace the history of scientific and technological advancements in the western world. Students will be made aware of the evoultion in science from a philosophical and historical perspective. Part of the course will focus on the contributions that significant philosophers, scientists and institutions made to knowledge-making. At the same time, emphasis will also be directed toward the contributions of common, everyday artisans and craftsmen to "discovering", creating and recording scientific and technical knowledge.
5
HREL111 - College and Job Search Success
This course is an introduction to employment and life skills that encourage self-awareness, self-confidence, and self-discipline that are necessary for college and self-promotion success. Topics include: self-motivation, personal learning styles, self-management, emotional intelligence, study skills, cover letter and resume writing, and interviewing. Students exercise learned skills by journaling, participating in classroom discussions, creating cover letters and resumes, and participating in mock interviews and other work-related situational role plays.
5
NUTR&101 - Intro to Nutrition
Study of human nutrition and health. Topics include digestion, absorption and processing nutrients in the body; chemistry and functions of the major nutrients: carbohydrates, fat, protein; vitamin and mineral functions; food, culture and diet, energy balance, diet and metabolism; fitness and health; nutrition of the life cycle, food safety and local and world hunger issues
5
POLS&101 - Introduction to Political Science
This course is an introduction to American government and politics. Students will study the United States Constitution, governmental institutions, the political system, and the regulatory processes embedded within the document. The course format is lecture/discussion.
5
PSYC&100 - General Psychology
Introductory psychology for people with an interest in all that influences human behavior. Whether planning a career in psychology or gaining insights about yourself and others, you will find this a useful and interesting open enrollment course of study.
5
PSYC&200 - Lifespan Psychology
This course is an introduction to the various states of human development. Emphasis is on the major theories and perspectives and their relationship to the physical, cognitive and psychosocial aspects of development across the lifespan.
5
SOC&101 - Introduction to Sociology
This course is a general survey of sociology, the scientific study of the group life of humans in their environment. The course introduces the basic principles of social relationships, collective behavior, and human interaction. These principles are applied to the study of culture; race, gender, and class inequality; deviance; law; social institutions; and social change.
5
Quantitative 5.0 MATH&141 - Precalculus I
In this course students solve functions, function operations, rational, polynomial, exponential, logarithmic and linear functions and equation solving, function graphs, matrices and determinants, sequences and series.
5
MATH&142 - Precalculus II
Right and oblique triangle trigonometry, circular functions, graphs of trigonometric functions, identities, inverse trig functions, vectors and polar coordinates, and parametric equations
5
MATH&146 - Statistics
This course is designed to teach the student counting rules, probability, mean and standard deviation, graphing, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing and regression analysis. Also applications in business, health and technology
5
MATH&151 - Calculus
Limits and limit laws, continuity, tangents and rates of change, derivatives using definition and differentiation rules for polynomial, exponential, trigonometric, logarithmic and transcendental functions, max/min problems, LHospitals rule, Newtons method and antidifferentiation.
5
MATH&152 - Calculus II
Course content includes the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus, definite and indefinite integrals, methods of integration, applications of integration, and improper integrals. The course also includes an introduction to first order differential equations, antiderivatives, definite and indefinite integrals, and methods of integration.
5
MATH&153 - Calculus III
Emphasizes the study of infinite sequences and series including power series. Topics include plane analytic geometry, graphing in polar coordinates, and an introduction to vectors.
5
MATH171 - Technical Math
Application of linear and quadratic equations, systems of equations, geometry and trigonometry and vectors and their applications in the technical workplace.
5
MATH172 - Business Math
Equation solving, exponents, markup, income tax, compoung interst, logarithms and finding time, annuities, amoritization and business statistics.
5
Math173 - Mathematic Concepts for Child Care/Early Education
Mathematics for Early Childhood Educators focuses on the conceptual understanding, connections between and the application of math concepts. Concepts include number systems and computation, geometry, measurement, data analysis, probability and statistics, and problem solving. Emphasis is placed on the ability to communicate mathematical concepts in ways appropriate for young children.
5

Required Coursework

Course ID Title Prerequisites Credits
POW101 POW101 - Introduction to Power Sports
This course provides students with training in workplace human relations, communications, shop safety environmental awareness, tools and equipment, measuring, fasteners, and mechanical and mathematical principles required within the occupation.
3
POW102 POW102 - Power Sports Maintenance
This course provides students with training in perform maintenance for a variety of Power Sports vehicles. The skills covered will include checking fluids, adjustments and determining serviceability life of the vehicle
5
POW105 POW105 - Brakes Service and Repair
This course provides training for the student to learn to service and repair disc and drum brake systems in the Power Sports world. Students will learn a variety of systems and will learn how to make a decision on serviceability of wear items and how to make the proper repair to the brake system. This course provides the theory and service procedures for ABS based systems found on Power Sports vehicles.
5
POW106 POW106 - Tire Service and Repair
This course will provide training in servicing and repairing tires in the power sports industry. This course will train students to determine the serviceability of the tire, determine and make the proper repair to a tire, remove and replace tires and to balance tires. This course will provide students with training on identifying and correcting problems with wheels and wheel bearings.
5
POW122 POW122 - Engine Installation Methods
This course will train students in the methods of reassembling internal combustion engines. Students will be taught industry standard methods of lubricating, sealing, torqueing internal combustion engines. Students will be taught proper methods of engine break in once engines are put back into service.
5
POW140 POW140 - Fundamentals of Electricity
This course is an introduction to electrical systems. Students receive electrical and electronic theory, learn to use electrical test equipment, and provide basic electrical systems inspections and service. Students will receive training in the theory and application of the Diagnostic Electrical Rules
5
POW141 POW141 - Electrical Charging and Starting Systems
Students are introduced to the charging and starting systems encountered in various types of motorized vehicles. Special emphasis is placed upon the utilization of service manuals and electrical schematics. Students will be exposed to a variety of troubleshooting techniques including 6 step troubleshooting in both charging and starting systems.
5
POW142 POW142 - Ignition Systems
Students receive training and practice in servicing and repairing the electrical ignition systems of various types of motorized vehicles. This includes problem identification, diagnostic testing, repair, and rising and collapsing field ignition systems. This course will cover Magneto, CDI and Transistorized ignition systems found on a variety of Power Sports vehicles.
5
POW150 POW150 - Transmission Service and Repair
Students are introduced to transmission theory, service and repair. A wide variety of applications are presented and studied. The students will use practical application to learn to service transmissions.
5
POW151 POW151 - Drive Train Service and Repair
Students receive training in the servicing and repairing of the various modes of transmitting engine power. This includes clutches, gear drive, belt/chain drive systems, and manual starters. Students will receive training in final drive ratios including bevel drive gear sets and differentials.
5
POW154 POW154 - Computerized System Basics
Students receive training computer logic, power and ground circuits. Students will receive training in how a microprocessor works, how scan tools communicate with vehicles and diagnostic strategies for testing computer power and ground circuits.
3
POW155 POW155 - Electronic Fuel Injection
This course will cover in depth study of electronic fuel injection in the power sports industry. Students will study sensor operation and diagnosis; fuel delivery and injector operation and diagnosis; and oxygen sensor operation and diagnosis.
5
POW161 POW161 - Chassis Service
Service/technician students receive shop experience in maintaining or repairing frame and suspension systems including steering systems, wheels/tire assemblies, and suspension systems.
5

POWERSPORTS AND EQUIPMENT TECHNICIAN E/E - Certificate of Competency: 76 Credits

For more information, please view program details on a larger device screen.

General Education Requirements

Students may choose courses from the following options to fulfill their degree requirements.

Gen Ed Group Credits Required Course ID/Name Credits
Communication 5.0 ENGL&101 - English Composition I
An expository written communication course emphasizing critical thought, reflective reading, and information literacy with attention to rules and conventions of standard American English.
5
ENGL175 - Professional Writing
Enables students in career training programs to think logically and clearly and be effective and convincing in their professional and technical writing. It focuses on development of communication skills essential in a variety of forms of professional writing and technical writing.
5
HUM/SS/NS/O 5.0 BIOL&160 - General Biology
General Biology is intended to leave the student with an integrated view of the living world. The primary goal of the course is to provide students with exposure to and an appreciation of, basic cellular, molecular, genetic, evolutionary and ecological processes that will assist them in future advanced courses
5
BIOL&175 - Human Biology with Lab
This human anatomy and physiology course includes a brief overview of the human body for the non-science major. Basics of chemistry and cell structure are introduced and then the major systems of the human body are emphasized.
5
BIOL&241 - Human Anatomy and Physiology I
The first class in a two-quarter sequence in which human anatomy and physiology are studied using a body systems approach with emphasis on the interrelationships between form and function at the gross and microscopic levels of organization
5
BIOL&242 - Human Anatomy and Physiology II
This is the second in a two-quarter sequence in which human anatomy and physiology are studied using a body systems approach with emphasis on the interrelationships between form and function at the gross and microscopic levels of organization
5
BIOL&260 - Microbiology
This lab focused course is a survey of the biology of organisms too small to see without a microscope. It emphasizes the development of microscopy and culturing skills necessary to investigate the nutrition, grown, metabolism, isolation and identification of medically important bacteria. Lectures cover the concepts of microbial genetics and classification, infectious disease, immunity and immunization.
5
CHEM&121 - General Chemistry
Students in this course explore the structure of matter and how it behaves under various conditions in order to better understand the chemical world. Designed for students with little or no chemistry background. Laboratory activities and extended lecture concepts introduce the students to the experimental process.
5
CHEM&131 - Introduction to Organic/Biochemistry
Introduction to ogranic chemistry and biochemistry includes the study of the nomenclature, structure, reactions and synthesis of organic compounds and biochemistry applications in the nursing fields. The course is primarily intended for those who are interested in the application of the principles of organic chemistry and biochemistry to related areas of science, such as genetics, microbiology, physiology and nutrition.
5
CMST&102 - Introduction to Mass Media
This course critically examines core issues in the relationship between media and society, including news and entertainment media in print, electronic and digital format. Through readings, viewings, research and discussion, we examine the historical, cultural, political and economic contexts of media industries, representations and audiences.
5
CMST&152 - Intercultural Communication
This course is an introduction to the intercultural communication process and its importance in contemporary society. Students learn about the values and beliefse of a variety of cultures and develop skills to interact with people from those cultures. Emphasis is on acquiring an increased understanding of the relationship between culture and communication.
5
CMST&210 - Interpersonal Communication
This course is designed to increase students' awareness of the value and impact of utilizing improved interpersonal communication skills and strategies.
5
CMST&220 - Public Speaking
Introduction to the rhetoric of speech and the preparation and delivery of speech in an extemporaneous style, including ethical research methods, basic rhetoric and critical analysis, and organziation of various types of presentations. Two to four speaking assignments are required, plus regular quizzes, peer review and written examination. Online resources will be integrated.
5
CMST&230 - Small Group Communications
This course is designed to increase students awareness of the value and impact of utilizing improved small group communication skills and strategies.
5
ECON&201 - Microeconomics
This course focuses on the theory of the market systems as a method of allocating resources and distributing income and products. Analysis of current problems including government regulation, subsidies, monopoly and taxation
5
ECON&202 - Macroeconomics
Introduction to macroeconomics; elementary analysis of the determination of income through national income accounting. Covers macroeconomic issues including inflation, unemployment, economic growth, recessions, monetary/fiscal policy, and international trade and finance. Prerequisite: ECON& 201, MATH 098, and ENGL& 101 is recommended.
5
HIST101 - A History of Science and Technology
This course will trace the history of scientific and technological advancements in the western world. Students will be made aware of the evoultion in science from a philosophical and historical perspective. Part of the course will focus on the contributions that significant philosophers, scientists and institutions made to knowledge-making. At the same time, emphasis will also be directed toward the contributions of common, everyday artisans and craftsmen to "discovering", creating and recording scientific and technical knowledge.
5
HREL111 - College and Job Search Success
This course is an introduction to employment and life skills that encourage self-awareness, self-confidence, and self-discipline that are necessary for college and self-promotion success. Topics include: self-motivation, personal learning styles, self-management, emotional intelligence, study skills, cover letter and resume writing, and interviewing. Students exercise learned skills by journaling, participating in classroom discussions, creating cover letters and resumes, and participating in mock interviews and other work-related situational role plays.
5
NUTR&101 - Intro to Nutrition
Study of human nutrition and health. Topics include digestion, absorption and processing nutrients in the body; chemistry and functions of the major nutrients: carbohydrates, fat, protein; vitamin and mineral functions; food, culture and diet, energy balance, diet and metabolism; fitness and health; nutrition of the life cycle, food safety and local and world hunger issues
5
POLS&101 - Introduction to Political Science
This course is an introduction to American government and politics. Students will study the United States Constitution, governmental institutions, the political system, and the regulatory processes embedded within the document. The course format is lecture/discussion.
5
PSYC&100 - General Psychology
Introductory psychology for people with an interest in all that influences human behavior. Whether planning a career in psychology or gaining insights about yourself and others, you will find this a useful and interesting open enrollment course of study.
5
PSYC&200 - Lifespan Psychology
This course is an introduction to the various states of human development. Emphasis is on the major theories and perspectives and their relationship to the physical, cognitive and psychosocial aspects of development across the lifespan.
5
SOC&101 - Introduction to Sociology
This course is a general survey of sociology, the scientific study of the group life of humans in their environment. The course introduces the basic principles of social relationships, collective behavior, and human interaction. These principles are applied to the study of culture; race, gender, and class inequality; deviance; law; social institutions; and social change.
5
Quantitative 5.0 MATH&141 - Precalculus I
In this course students solve functions, function operations, rational, polynomial, exponential, logarithmic and linear functions and equation solving, function graphs, matrices and determinants, sequences and series.
5
MATH&142 - Precalculus II
Right and oblique triangle trigonometry, circular functions, graphs of trigonometric functions, identities, inverse trig functions, vectors and polar coordinates, and parametric equations
5
MATH&146 - Statistics
This course is designed to teach the student counting rules, probability, mean and standard deviation, graphing, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing and regression analysis. Also applications in business, health and technology
5
MATH&151 - Calculus
Limits and limit laws, continuity, tangents and rates of change, derivatives using definition and differentiation rules for polynomial, exponential, trigonometric, logarithmic and transcendental functions, max/min problems, LHospitals rule, Newtons method and antidifferentiation.
5
MATH&152 - Calculus II
Course content includes the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus, definite and indefinite integrals, methods of integration, applications of integration, and improper integrals. The course also includes an introduction to first order differential equations, antiderivatives, definite and indefinite integrals, and methods of integration.
5
MATH&153 - Calculus III
Emphasizes the study of infinite sequences and series including power series. Topics include plane analytic geometry, graphing in polar coordinates, and an introduction to vectors.
5
MATH171 - Technical Math
Application of linear and quadratic equations, systems of equations, geometry and trigonometry and vectors and their applications in the technical workplace.
5
MATH172 - Business Math
Equation solving, exponents, markup, income tax, compoung interst, logarithms and finding time, annuities, amoritization and business statistics.
5
Math173 - Mathematic Concepts for Child Care/Early Education
Mathematics for Early Childhood Educators focuses on the conceptual understanding, connections between and the application of math concepts. Concepts include number systems and computation, geometry, measurement, data analysis, probability and statistics, and problem solving. Emphasis is placed on the ability to communicate mathematical concepts in ways appropriate for young children.
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Required Coursework

Course ID Title Prerequisites Credits
POW101 POW101 - Introduction to Power Sports
This course provides students with training in workplace human relations, communications, shop safety environmental awareness, tools and equipment, measuring, fasteners, and mechanical and mathematical principles required within the occupation.
3
POW102 POW102 - Power Sports Maintenance
This course provides students with training in perform maintenance for a variety of Power Sports vehicles. The skills covered will include checking fluids, adjustments and determining serviceability life of the vehicle
5
POW105 POW105 - Brakes Service and Repair
This course provides training for the student to learn to service and repair disc and drum brake systems in the Power Sports world. Students will learn a variety of systems and will learn how to make a decision on serviceability of wear items and how to make the proper repair to the brake system. This course provides the theory and service procedures for ABS based systems found on Power Sports vehicles.
5
POW106 POW106 - Tire Service and Repair
This course will provide training in servicing and repairing tires in the power sports industry. This course will train students to determine the serviceability of the tire, determine and make the proper repair to a tire, remove and replace tires and to balance tires. This course will provide students with training on identifying and correcting problems with wheels and wheel bearings.
5
POW120 POW120 - Engines - Failure Analysis
Students are introduced to the theory of internal combustion engines and learn how to diagnosis problematic engines and analyze failed engines
5
POW121 POW121 - Engine Repair Methods
Students learn to correctly disassemble, inspect, and machine engines to return to service. Special emphasis is placed upon the utilization of service manuals and manufacturers' guidelines
5
POW122 POW122 - Engine Installation Methods
This course will train students in the methods of reassembling internal combustion engines. Students will be taught industry standard methods of lubricating, sealing, torqueing internal combustion engines. Students will be taught proper methods of engine break in once engines are put back into service.
5
POW123 POW123 - Carburetor Service and Repair
This course provides training in identifying, cleaning, servicing and tuning carburetors. Specific attention will be paid in this class to classifying carburetor driven faults and to properly balancing and tuning carburetors.
5
POW140 POW140 - Fundamentals of Electricity
This course is an introduction to electrical systems. Students receive electrical and electronic theory, learn to use electrical test equipment, and provide basic electrical systems inspections and service. Students will receive training in the theory and application of the Diagnostic Electrical Rules
5
POW141 POW141 - Electrical Charging and Starting Systems
Students are introduced to the charging and starting systems encountered in various types of motorized vehicles. Special emphasis is placed upon the utilization of service manuals and electrical schematics. Students will be exposed to a variety of troubleshooting techniques including 6 step troubleshooting in both charging and starting systems.
5
POW142 POW142 - Ignition Systems
Students receive training and practice in servicing and repairing the electrical ignition systems of various types of motorized vehicles. This includes problem identification, diagnostic testing, repair, and rising and collapsing field ignition systems. This course will cover Magneto, CDI and Transistorized ignition systems found on a variety of Power Sports vehicles.
5
POW150 POW150 - Transmission Service and Repair
Students are introduced to transmission theory, service and repair. A wide variety of applications are presented and studied. The students will use practical application to learn to service transmissions.
5
POW151 POW151 - Drive Train Service and Repair
Students receive training in the servicing and repairing of the various modes of transmitting engine power. This includes clutches, gear drive, belt/chain drive systems, and manual starters. Students will receive training in final drive ratios including bevel drive gear sets and differentials.
5
POW154 POW154 - Computerized System Basics
Students receive training computer logic, power and ground circuits. Students will receive training in how a microprocessor works, how scan tools communicate with vehicles and diagnostic strategies for testing computer power and ground circuits.
3
POW155 POW155 - Electronic Fuel Injection
This course will cover in depth study of electronic fuel injection in the power sports industry. Students will study sensor operation and diagnosis; fuel delivery and injector operation and diagnosis; and oxygen sensor operation and diagnosis.
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POWERSPORTS AND EQUIPMENT TECHNICIAN-ELECTRICAL - Certificate of Training: 15 Credits

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Required Coursework

Course ID Title Prerequisites Credits
POW140 POW140 - Fundamentals of Electricity
This course is an introduction to electrical systems. Students receive electrical and electronic theory, learn to use electrical test equipment, and provide basic electrical systems inspections and service. Students will receive training in the theory and application of the Diagnostic Electrical Rules
5
POW141 POW141 - Electrical Charging and Starting Systems
Students are introduced to the charging and starting systems encountered in various types of motorized vehicles. Special emphasis is placed upon the utilization of service manuals and electrical schematics. Students will be exposed to a variety of troubleshooting techniques including 6 step troubleshooting in both charging and starting systems.
5
POW142 POW142 - Ignition Systems
Students receive training and practice in servicing and repairing the electrical ignition systems of various types of motorized vehicles. This includes problem identification, diagnostic testing, repair, and rising and collapsing field ignition systems. This course will cover Magneto, CDI and Transistorized ignition systems found on a variety of Power Sports vehicles.
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Students in the program prepare for careers in the power sports and power equipment industries. Technicians in these areas maintain and repair a variety of two- and four-cycle engines, power trains, and chassis. Power Sports: Maintenance and repair of power sports vehicles such as motorcycles, sport utility vehicles, all-terrain vehicles, personal watercraft, and boats for employment in dealerships, independent repair shops, and self-employment. Power Equipment: Maintenance and repair of outdoor power equipment, including lawn and garden equipment and light industrial/commercial equipment. Employment may be in lawn and garden stores, department stores, rental companies, landscaping companies, golf courses, fleet repair facilities, government agencies, and self-employment.

At the successful completion of the program curriculum, students will be able to:

  1. Identify the functional relationships among small engine components and systems.
  2. Apply basic principles of testing, diagnosis, and servicing of small engines, outdoor power equipment, recreational power equipment, and power sport equipment.
  3. Select specialized tools and equipment for small engine maintenance, diagnostic and repair.
  4. Identify, diagnose, and solve mechanical equipment/engine problems.
  5. Troubleshoot and repair small engines found in home, garden,  and recreational applications.
  6. Apply electronic and other test equipment in practical settings.
  7. Interpret service manuals and schematics.
  8. Apply safe work practices in a manner compatible with OSHA requirements and small engine repair industry expectations.
  9. Apply preventative maintenance concepts to small engine equipment care and storage.

In addition, the following college-wide learning outcomes reflect the guiding expectations of all programs at Bates Technical College:

  • Human Diversity
  • Effective Communication
  • Critical Thinking

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Bates instructors are industry experts who enjoy working with and teaching students.

Instructors

  • Matt Spitzer

    253.680.7476 | Email