Motorcycle and Marine Technology

Accelerate your skills with motorcycle and marine technologies.

Students in the Motorcycle and Marine Technology program prepare for careers in the power sports industry that includes working on motorcycles, quads (ATV), side by sides (UTV)  and outboard engines.  The program covers all areas of technology including electrical, fuel injection, carburetion, engines, power trains, suspension and chassis.  Bates Technical College graduates find careers working at dealerships, independent shops, custom shops, marinas and self employment.

General Information

Career Advisor: Leesa Ostrander
253-680-7410 |

Location: South Campus
Hours: 7:30AM - 4:00PM

Program Length: Six Quarters

  • National Median Salary$37,600
  • National Potential Annual Job Openings1,700

This information is base on data from June 2021.

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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Note: Information is accurate as of its original posting date. The college reserves the right to edit, change, or update information as needed throughout the year. Up-to-date information is available in Student Services.

View the Program of Study

Associate of Applied Science
CIP: 47.0606 EPC: 856

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.


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


  • Matt Spitzer

    253.680.7476 | Email

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Bates Technical College offers classes on campus, online and hybrid. For Fall Quarter 2021, vaccinations will be required. Learn more about vaccinations and our COVID-19 response on the COVID-19 resource page.