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Motorcycle Mechanic

Northwestern Polytechnic

Northwestern Polytechnic
Love the sound of a finely-tuned engine? Picture yourself in an exciting career as a Motorcycle Mechanic! As a Motorcycle Mechanic, graduates will repair and maintain many different brands and models of street, off-road, and dual sport bikes. This popular program can help students gain the required experience to land their first job. Students will receive training in motorcycle charging, starting and ignition systems, four-stroke tuning and top end diagnosis, inspection and reconditioning procedures, transmissions, crankshaft repair and more. They will also be able to recognize and interpret parts, plus learn how to ship and receive parts and control inventory. This program take a hands-on approach to learning. With instructor approval, students can even bring in their own motorcycle for use in shop class! The work is demanding but very rewarding. Expanding students' horizons will ensure year round employment. The skills and experience students gain in this program will prepare and certify them for entry-level employment. It will also provide pre-apprenticeship opportunities for those who may be interested in pursuing apprenticeship.

Office of the Registrar
10726 - 106 Avenue
Grande Prairie, Alberta, T8V 4C4, Canada

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  • Program Type Standard
  • Credential Type Certificate
  • Length 1 Year or Less
  • Part Time Only
  • Cooperative Education
  • Continuing Education
  • Distance Learning
Admission Requirements

To apply to be accepted into this program, you need all of the following:

  • English 10-1 or English 10-2 or equivalent 
  • Math 10-C or Math 10-3 or equivalent
A High School Diploma is not required, but some employers may require one for employment.

Applicants who do not meet these requirements may be admitted to the program, but they will be required to pass the Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training apprentice entrance exam during the first semester if choosing to pursue an apprenticeship.

Selection Criteria
Preference will be granted to those with
  • previous mechanical experience
  • involvement in activities related to this field
  • references of achievements and potential in this industry

A letter outlining your research into this industry may be helpful. An interview to confirm your suitability for this program may be required. 

Mature Student Admission
Due to the popularity of the program, applicants seeking admission as a mature student will be admitted on a merit basis.

Student Aid

This program is eligible for full-time post-secondary assistance by Alberta Student Aid for the funding year 2023/08/01 to 2024/07/31*.

  • Tuition $4,794.00 Year One
  • Mandatory Fees $1,117.00 Year One
  • Books/Supplies/Instruments $700.00 Year One

* Tuition, books, supplies, instruments, and other/mandatory fees are provided to Alberta Student Aid and may be used when processing full-time post-secondary funding applications. The educational costs provided are based on a 100% full-course load and may not reflect current or all educational costs charged by the school. Contact the school to obtain accurate educational cost information.

Transfer(s) Eligibility

Search Transfer Alberta for course and program transfer information including transfer agreements between post-secondary schools in Alberta, British Columbia, Northwest Territories, Nunavut and Yukon.

Transfer(s) available outside of Transfer Alberta: Not available

Updated November 07, 2023. The information contained in this profile is current as of the date shown.

Educational program information is provided as an introduction and for general reference. For current information about programs and school requirements or policies, check the school calendar, visit their website or contact the school directly.
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