Motorcycle Mechanic

Alison traded her job at the library

as a technician to pursue her passion in the Motorcycle Mechanic program at Grande Prairie Regional College. Soon she'll have choices. Cool job in a shop? OK. Back to the library? Maybe. Either way, she'll know how to fix her own bike.

Apprenticeship Program

Love the sound of a finely-tuned engine? Picture yourself in an exciting career as a Motorcycle Mechanic! As a Motorcycle Mechanic, you will repair and maintain many different brands and models of street, off-road and dual sport bikes.

Ideal for people who...

  • With a mechanical aptitude
  • Have great customer relationship skills
  • Take interest & pride in their workmanship
  • Have a willingness to work long hours
  • Have interest in continually upgrading knowledge & skills

Potential career paths include:

  • Motorcycle Dealership / Service Technician
  • Motorsports Shop / Service Technician
  • Automotive Garage
  • Racing Team / Pit Crews
  • Entrepreneur

Pre-Employment Certificate Program

Jump start your career in motorcycle repair, maintenance and customization. This popular program can help you gain the required experience to land your first job.

You’ll 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. You’ll also be able to recognize and interpret parts, plus learn how to ship and receive parts and control inventory.

We take a hands-on approach to learning. With instructor approval, you can even bring in your own motorcycle for use in shop class! You’ll gain additional hands-on training in the work experience component of the program at a recognized dealership or repair shop. The work is demanding but very rewarding. Expanding your horizons will ensure year round employment.

The skills and experience you gain in this program will prepare and certify you for entry-level employment. It will also provide pre-apprenticeship opportunities for those who may be interested in pursuing apprenticeship. As a successful graduate, you will have the opportunity to write the first-year Alberta Apprenticeship Board Motorcycle Mechanic Apprenticeship exam.


Ideal for people who...

  • Are either not currently in an apprenticeship program or employed by a sponsor
  • With a mechanical aptitude
  • Have great customer relationship skills
  • Take interest & pride in their workmanship
  • Have a willingness to work long hours
  • Have interest in continually upgrading knowledge & skills

Potential career paths include:

  • Motorcycle Dealership / Service Technician
  • Motorsports Shop / Service Technician
  • Automotive Garage
  • Racing Team / Pit Crews
  • Entrepreneur

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