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The Power Sports Industry is one of the fastest growing fields in the service industry. With the impact of electronic engine management, coupled with the new clean air amendments effective 2007, the need for competent educated technicians in this field is higher than ever.

The New Buell Lightning

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This incredibly fast-growing field provides students with a diverse array of employment opportunities after certificate completion.

The curriculum is designed to allow students the ability to investigate the general theories of systems and maintenance of motorsport vehicles, including motorcycles, snowmobiles, ATV's and aquatic crafts.

The program involves the complete disassembly, inspection, repair, and reassembly of modern, modular constructed powertrain assemblies. This includes the principles of operations key to high performance in these motorsport vehicles. Therefore, there is a Required Tool List for the program.

Why attend SUNY Canton's Powersports Performance and Repair program?
Our Powersports Performance and Repair program offers you the opportunity to work with the latest electronic tools and receive hands-on training in the following areas: performance enhancement, dynamometer testing, precision engine remanufacturing, routine maintenance, frame and suspension systems, tune-ups, brake systems and handling dynamics. Not only will you work with the right equipment, you will work with the right people, our faculty are renowned in their field.

Students in this Certificate Program:

  • Receive a world-class education in the power sports industry.
  • Experience the latest technology in an electronics-based curriculum.
  • Gain hands-on experience in well-equipped laboratories.
  • Have access to obtaining Polaris/Victory serviced certifications.
  • Continue to enjoy 100% placement in the workforce.

Students working on Polaris snowmobiles

*Gainful Employment Program Disclosure

Career Opportunities:

  • Power Sports Service Technician
  • Service Manager
  • Service Advisor
  • Industrial Research and Development
  • Machine Shop Technician
  • Parts Manager/Owner
  • Technical Representative
  • Maintenance Technician
  • Marine Maintenance Technician

Career Outlook:

  • The Power Sports Industry is one of the fastest growing fields in the service industry.
  • With the impact of electronic engine management, coupled with the new clean air amendments effective 2007, the need for competent, educated technicians in this field is higher than ever.
  • Career opportunities are expected to grow rapidly for those who are familiar with current technologies.

Employers of SUNY Canton Graduates:

  • Polaris/Victory
  • Retail Manufacturers
  • Federal Government
  • Dealerships

Transfer Opportunities:

  • SUNY Canton Automotive Program
  • SUNYIT
  • SUNY Oswego
  • Rochester Institute of Technology
  • Indiana State University
  • Weber State College (Utah)

Students completing two one-year Certificate programs in the Canino School of Engineering Technology can graduate with two Certificates and an Associate in Applied Science degree by completing the requirements of the Individual Studies (Eng) AAS program while pursuing the second technical certificate.

Admission Requirements:

  • Refer to the table of high school course prerequisites for admission.
  • Students are expected to have demonstrated academic success in high school and/or prior college experience.

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS (Curriculum 1632)

Semester I Credits

AUTO 112 Auto Electrical Systems 3
AUTO 122 Auto Electrical Systems Lab 1
MSPT 101 Motorsports Service 3
MSPT 130 Marine Propulsion Systems 2
MATH 101 Applied College Mathematics* 3
  English (Writing) 3
TOTAL CREDITS 15

Semester II Credits

MSPT 110 Engine and Power Transmission Service 4
MSPT 120 Frame and Suspension Systems 3
AUTO 113 Engine Performance I 3
AUTO 114 Engine Performance I Lab 1
  Business Elective 3
  Humanities OR Social Science Elective 3
TOTAL CREDITS 17

Additional Graduation Requirements

  • While at SUNY Canton, students must complete Motorsports Service (MSPT 110) and Frame and Suspension Systems (MSPT 120), earning a minimum GPA of 2.00 for these two courses.
  • Students who are unprepared to enter Applied College Mathematics (MATH 101) must first satisfactorily complete Fundamentals of Applied Mathematics (MATH 099).

Powersports Performance & Repair
Neil Haney
Curriculum Coordinator
315-386-7097
haney@canton.edu