Online Motorcycle Mechanic Course

Why ICS Canada?

  • DEAC Accredited
  • Self-Paced
  • Supportive
  • Low monthly payments

Program Overview

You can earn your Motorcycle Repair Career Diploma in as little as six months. With ICS Canada, you can train to become a motorcycle mechanic at home and at a pace that's right for you. You'll learn to maintain and repair motorcycles with our program, gaining the skills that can help you get started on your career path or work on your own motorcycle.

You’ll learn about clutches, ignitions, brakes, wheel assemblies, tires, electrical fundamentals, inspections, maintenance, troubleshooting, and DC circuits for motorcycles and ATVs. Plus, this program includes a Work Experience Option, which allows you to gain field experience related to your program and career goals.¹ ²

Curriculum Details

Program Goal and Outcomes

Program Goal

To prepare students to gain entry-level employment as motorcycle repair technicians by studying the components, systems, and troubleshooting procedures used in the motorcycle and ATV industry.

Program Outcomes

Upon completion of the program, students will be able to:

  • List and describe the employment opportunities available in the motorcycle industry
  • Identify the different types of motorcycles and ATVs, and define the uses and advantages of each type
  • Name the various hand, power, and specialized tools you'll use when working with motorcycles and ATVs, and describe the safe work practices that must be observed
  • Identify the different types of motorcycle and ATV engine designs and configurations, including how manufacturers determine engine sizes and power ratings
  • List the major components and engine configurations of two-and four-stroke engines
  • Understand the theory behind the operation of motorcycle and ATV engines, including two- and four-stroke engines
  • Identify the types of lubricants and lubrication systems used in motorcycles and ATVs
  • Name the components of motorcycle cooling systems, and describe how they work
  • Identify fuel and carburetion systems, including various fuel delivery and fuel injection systems
  • Identify the transmissions and related components used in motorcycle and ATV engines, including the different gears, drive systems, and clutch types
  • Name the procedures used to disassemble and assemble motorcycle two- and four-stroke engines, including the necessary preliminary steps and inspection process
  • List the steps required to remove an engine from a chassis and install an engine into a chassis
  • Describe the basics of electricity, including how it works and how it's measured
  • Identify the different types of charging systems found on motorcycles and ATVs, and describe the operation and steps required for maintenance and troubleshooting
  • Identify the components and operation of ignition and electric starter systems
  • Name the different frame designs and suspension systems used by motorcycle and ATV manufacturers
  • Identify the different brake systems and brake system components used on motorcycles and ATVs, and describe how to perform maintenance
  • Recognize how to perform frame, wheel, and suspension system inspections and alignment procedures
  • Recognize how to perform engine, emission system, and chassis maintenance procedures
  • Identify how to diagnose and troubleshoot motorcycle and ATV problems, including engine, exhaust, ignition, electrical, and chassis problems

Instruction Set 1

Learning Strategies

The advantages of learning at home; types of study materials; types of examinations; accessing and using the features of our website; determining what kind of learner you are; establishing a study schedule; using study tips; preparing for and taking examinations.

Introduction to Motorcycle and ATV Repair

Career opportunities; types of motorcycles and ATVs; tools; safety.

Instruction Set 2

Motorcycle and ATV Engine Configurations

Engine ratings; single- and multi-cylinder two- and four-stroke engines.

Practical Exercise 1

In this practical exercise, you'll apply your newly acquired knowledge of motorcycles and ATVs to several useful activities, such as visiting a motorcycle dealership and designing a floor plan for your own repair shop.

Instruction Set 3

Four-Stroke Internal-Combustion Engine

Four-stroke engine operation; basic components; compression and ignition.

Two-Stroke Internal-Combustion Engine

Two-stroke engine operation; the advantages and disadvantages of two-stroke engines.

Practical Exercise 2

In this practical exercise, you'll apply your knowledge of motorcycle and ATV engine operation to some real-life examples.

Instruction Set 4

Lubrication and Cooling Systems

Lubricants; oil types; bearings; bushings; seals; two- and four-stroke engine lubrication; air and liquid cooling systems.

Fuel Systems

Operation and design of carburetors; fuel delivery and injection systems; fuel tank and accessories.

Clutches, Transmissions, and Drives

Clutch types and repair; inspecting and replacing transmission components; final drive systems.

Practical Exercise 3

In this practical exercise, you'll apply your knowledge of motorcycle and ATV engine operation to some real-life examples.

Instruction Set 5

Two-Stroke Engine Top End Inspection

Removal of engine and top end components; top end reassembly; installing the engine.

Two-Stroke Engine Lower End Inspection

Removing external engine components; crankshaft repair; lower end reassembly.

Four-Stroke Engine Top End Inspection

Engine removal; disassembly, inspection and reassembly of top end; engine installation and break-in.

Four-Stroke Engine Lower End Inspection

Removing electrical components, clutch, and oil pump; crankshaft disassembly and inspection; engine reassembly.

Practical Exercise 4

In this practical exercise, you'll apply your knowledge of motorcycle and ATV engine operation to some real-life examples.

Unit 6

Electrical Fundamentals

AC and DC current; circuits; electrical measurement.

Charging and Ignition Systems

Operation of charging and ignition systems; types and components; troubleshooting and maintenance.

DC Circuits for Motorcycles and ATVs

Starting systems; lighting and special accessory circuits; warning gauges/lights.

Practical Exercise 5

In this practical exercise, you'll apply your knowledge of motorcycle and ATV engine operation to some real-life examples.

Additional Material

Equipment: Digital Multimeter

Instruction Set 7

Frames, Steering, and Suspension

Motorcycle/ATV frames; front and rear suspension; steering systems.

Brakes, Wheel Assemblies, and Tires

Drum and hydraulic disc brakes; anti-lock braking systems (ABS); wheel assemblies and axles.

Practical Exercise 6

In this practical exercise, you'll apply your knowledge of motorcycle and ATV engine operation to some real-life examples.

Unit 8

Motorcycle Maintenance

Engine maintenance; emission systems controls operation and maintenance; detailing/cleaning; storage.

Motorcycle Troubleshooting

Troubleshooting drive system, electrical, carburetion, chassis, and engine-related problems.

Practical Exercise 7

In this practical exercise, you'll apply your knowledge of motorcycle and ATV engine operation to some real-life examples.

Supplement

Work Experience Option

We reserve the right to change program content and materials when it becomes necessary.
In order to further enhance your performance in this field, ICS has researched and recommended specific practical activities designed to complement your course work.
To ensure that you acquire the manual skills which are important in this program area, we encourage you to follow all of the course instructions.
Every province/territory has its own apprenticeship requirements in certain trade and technical areas. In a particular field, it may be necessary for the graduate to complete an apprenticeship before he/she is qualified to practice in their field.

Sample Lesson

To view a Motorcycle Repair sample lesson, click here.

Motorcycle Repair Course Details

In the ICS Canada Motorcycle Repair training program you'll learn to:

  • Troubleshoot, perform inspections, maintenance, and repairs
  • Work with engines, ignition systems and electrical circuits
  • Inspect and repair frames, steering, and suspension
  • Work with brakes, wheel assemblies, and tires²

Motorcycle Repair Student Discount Program

Fix My Hog Video Resources
Students enrolled in the Motorcycle Repair Program are eligible for discounted rates for the Fix My Hog online garage full of premium online how-to videos. This video resource site can serve as a supplement to your ICS Canada program, but is not required to complete your course. Learn more about this offer here.

 

Online motorcycle repair courses

Motorcycle repair technicians maintain and repair motorcycle and ATV engines, lubrication, electrical systems, transmissions, and suspensions. Here are a few qualities that effective motorcycle repair technicians have in common:

  • Detail oriented: It’s important to have a sharp eye and check things twice.
  • Problem solver: Finding the missing piece can be challenging and fun.
  • Persistent: You work until the job is done, and done well.
  • Honest: You are ethical in your work for customers.

"I chose to further my education and accounting knowledge with ICS Canada while working as an accounting clerk, which allowed me to move up within the company at which I am currently working. Studying with ICS Canada was a great experience, and the instructors were very helpful when it came to resolving any issues I had while studying."

- Sean S., ICS Canada graduate

"I have taken three diploma courses with ICS Canada. It has been very rewarding and challenging. I love to increase my knowledge level and share experiences. ICS Canada is great. Enrol! The contact with them is always very pleasant. You feel like a part of the ICS team."

- Connie K., ICS Canada graduate

Your program includes:

  • Customized payment plans with 0% interest
  • Learning aids, including a digital multimeter
  • Study Planner App to customize your study plans and keep track of your progress
  • Instructional support from our experienced faculty
  • Your personalized online student homepage and learning portal
  • Exclusive access to ICS Canada’s Student and Alumni Facebook Group
  • Additional resources such as our online library and career guidance from Career Cruising

How does ICS Canada teach trade-related programs online without hands-on training?

ICS Canada’s trade-related programs give students the functional knowledge and theories behind practical skills needed to work in their vocational field. In addition, several programs contain practical exercises,² which are a combination of a suggested activity and a required examination. Many programs also contain a Work Experience Option, which allows students to apply the skills they’ve learned by doing real-life, hands-on exercises at a facility in their local community.

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¹ Every province/territory has its own apprenticeship requirements in certain trade and technical areas. In a particular field, it may be necessary for the graduate to complete an apprenticeship before he/she is qualified to practice in their field.

² To ensure that you acquire the manual skills which are important in this program area, we encourage you to follow all of the course instruction.