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Marine / PowerSports Technology Degree, Diploma & Certificate and Training Programs at Mstate Detroit Lakes Campus

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Through its four campuses in Detroit Lakes, Fergus Falls, Moorhead and Wadena, Minnesota State Community and Technical College (Mstate) offers all that the region could ask of a two-year community and technical college: transfer and liberal arts programs, vocational and technical education, customized training for business and industry, continuing education opportunities for lifelong learners, athletic and cultural opportunities and strong student support services.

In addition to the four traditional campuses, theye also have the eCampus, which offers more than 22 majors online and 150 courses so students can advance their education when it works for them. Each campus has a unique and proud history of providing programs and personal services to meet student needs for more than 40 years. The college staff offers outstanding support services, and the faculty provides excellent teaching.

The Detroit Lakes campus, with a total enrollment of 1,700, offers unique programs including PowerSports Technology and Marine Engine Technology – both fitting for a campus in the heart of Minnesota lake country.

The campus off ers food service, child care, a variety of student organizations, a veterans resource center and the Business & Entrepreneurial Services Center.

With small class sizes, the faculty-to-student ratio allows for one-on-one attention, while exceptional student support services are available to promote academic success. The College is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission, North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

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Training Programs

Marine Tech Programs

  • AAS in PowerSports Technology (69 credits): Powersport technicians maintain, troubleshoot and repair equipment found in the powersport industry, including marine, snowmobile, motorcycle, all-terrain vehicle (ATV) and lawn equipment. In this program, you will gain the knowledge and hands-on experience to perform competently at the dealership level and be trained to gain the soft skills to help you toward the goal of management, manufacturer technical service representative or business ownership.
  • PowerSports Technology Diploma (60 credits): This program requires a mechanical aptitude and the ability to read and comprehend technical service manuals, understand and perform a variety of diagnostic procedures, and work well with fellow employees and customers. Many industry training opportunities are available. Industry-recognized training in the service and repair of small engines for motorcycles, snowmobiles, ATVs and watercraft.
  • PowerSports Technology Certificate (30 credits): Students who wish to become skilled powersports mechanics must be capable of diagnosing mechanical failures quickly and accurately if they are to be in a position to repair a job at a fair salary return. Most types of two- and four-cycle small engines that are currently used to power lawn mowers, snowblowers, generators, garden tractors, rototillers, snowmobiles, ATVs, and personal watercraft and marine will be covered.

Industry Certifications

  • Honda
  • Yamaha
  • Polaris
  • Arctic Cat
  • BRP
  • Mercury
  • Briggs & Stratton
  • Stihl
  • Kohler
  • Equipment and Engine Training Counsel (EETC): Two-Stroke, Four-Stroke and Electrical

LAST UPDATED ON Apr 22, 2023