Power Sports Equipment Technician


Program Overview

If you love the thrill of the ride—and working on your ride--think about a career as a power sports equipment technician. Saskatchewan Polytechnic offers a certificate program that will get you into the workforce quickly. In less than a year, you could be getting paid to work on motorcycles, ATVs, snowmobiles and outboard engines.

Some mechanical aptitude is helpful, but your biggest asset is being willing to learn new technology and computer diagnostics. Good people skills are helpful too. First jobs are usually with dealerships or manufacturers, but you could also use your skills to start your own business.

The one-year Power Sports Equipment Technician certificate program is offered on-campus in Regina. Our focus on practical training means you’ll spend as much time in the shop as you do in the classroom. You’ll learn how to service, maintain and repair motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), snowmobiles and outboard marine engines. You’ll build knowledge and skills in:

  • all aspects of clutches
  • brakes, steering and drive systems
  • electrical and engine theory
  • fuel systems
  • ignition, starting and charging systems
  • industrial communications and safe work procedures
  • two- and four-stroke engines
  • use of hand, power and measuring tools

Leading Edge Training

Our close ties with the power sports equipment industry ensure that your training is practical, hands-on and up-to-date. You’ll learn in well-equipped shops and work on the latest model snowmobiles, motorcycles, ATVs and outboard engines. When you graduate, you’ll be workplace-ready.

Industry Accredited

Saskatchewan Polytechnic is one of the only Equipment & Engine Training Council (EETC) accredited schools in Canada. This means our graduates have the necessary knowledge and skills to become certified Outdoor Power Equipment Technicians, a designation recognized across North America.

Career and Salary Information

Your Career

Your certificate prepares you to work as a motorcycle, ATV, snowmobile or outboard motor technician with retail dealerships and brand name equipment manufacturers. You might focus on service and repair, manufacturing or sales. You could also use your skills to start your own business. With more experience, you could move into sales and management positions, or work as a territorial technical rep for a major manufacturer.

Potential Careers

Sample Job TitleNOC Classification1Earning Potential2
Motorcycle and Snowmobile TechnicianMotorcycle and Other Related Mechanics (7334)$33,300 - $64,500
Marine TechnicianOther Small Engine and Equipment Mechanics (7335)$25,000 - $59,300

Length and Start Date

Start Date(s): September

Length: 35 weeks


  • Regina


Admission Requirements

Special Admission

Applicants who do not possess the academic qualifications for a program may be admitted if evidence of probable success can be established through a special admission assessment. Interested individuals should still apply. Applicants are automatically considered for special admission. However, some specific admission requirements may still need to be met. Refer to the ACCUPLACER© cut scores for this program below, and review additional details concerning Special Admission.


  • 60 Arithmetic
  • 70 Reading

Admission Method

First Qualified/First Admitted

The First Qualified/First Admitted (FQFA) process is used for the majority of Saskatchewan Polytechnic programs. When we determine that you meet the program's admission requirements, you will be offered admission based on the date you fully qualify for the program. The earlier you provide the appropriate documents and information that qualify you for admission to the next intake, the earlier you might begin your studies. Your application, once qualified, is always considered for the next intake. 

Applicants to programs with multiple intakes in an academic year remain in the application pool until the last intake for that academic year has begun. Programs using the FQFA process receive applications year round and maintain an application pool for each academic year. Qualified applicants who are not offered a seat must reapply for the next academic year. 

Sponsored programs or programs targeted to specific groups do not accept applications year round or maintain an application pool.

See Admission Processes for more information about this method of admission.

Tuition and Fees

Estimates are based on current rates and are subject to change. Amounts for a program may vary by campus. Totals shown here include all mandatory fees as well as books and supplies. For a complete breakdown of tuition and fees for this program, click here to access the Saskatchewan Polytechnic campus Tuition and Fee Schedules.



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PLAR & Transfer Credit

Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition

Saskatchewan Polytechnic recognizes that adults learn in many different ways and through many different means. This includes acquiring knowledge and skills through life and work experience or non-formal training.

Student Awards

Thanks to the generosity of donors and alumni, Saskatchewan Polytechnic gives away more than $2 million in student awards during the academic year.

Saskatchewan Polytechnic offers student awards for every certificate and diploma program at every campus. You don't have to be a brainiac to receive a student award. Not all student awards are based on marks - some are based on financial need or things like community or volunteer involvement.

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