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Powersports and Outdoor Power Technology (PSPTA)

Location(s): South Omaha Campus

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Award: Associate in Applied Science Degree
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. Students will perform services on modern products using specialty tools and factory test equipment. Along with taking factory certification exams, students learn how to plan and perform repairs according to manufacturers’ recommended procedures.
Graduation Requirements
To earn this degree, a student must complete all required courses.
Total credit hours required: 90.0

Recommended Full-Time Curriculum Plan


Links to Additional Resources


General Education Course Recommendations for this Program

  • Communication: ENGL 1225 
  • Quantitative/Numeracy: MATH 1240
  • Professionalism/Life Skills and Information Literacy: HMRL 1010


Associate in Applied Sciences General Education Requirements - 22.5 credits

The following are General Education requirements for an Associate in Applied Sciences degree (AAS). Students may not use the same course to satisfy more than one degree requirement.


1 Course     4.5 credit hrs.

Select 1 Level I course from the list of Communication General Education Courses.  


1 Course     4.5 - 5.0 credits 

Please check your degree program for recommended Math course. Based on the Math course you select, pre-requisites may be required.

Select 1 course from the list of Quantitative/Numeracy Skills General Education Courses 

Critical Thinking/Creativity & Social/Cultural Awareness

1 Course     4.5 credit hrs.

Select 1 course from the list of Humanities   or Social Sciences   courses under the Critical Thinking/Creativity & Social/Cultural Awareness General Education Courses. 

Scientific Inquiry

1 Course     4.5-6.0 credit hrs.   

Select 1 course from either the list of Natural Sciences   or Social Sciences  General Education courses.

*Students choosing a Social Sciences course to satisfy the Scientific Inquiry requirement should take a Humanities course to satisfy the Critical Thinking/Creativity and Social/Cultural Awareness competency.

Professionalism/Life Skills & Information Literacy

1 Course     4.5

Select 1 course from the list of Professionalism/Life Skills and Information Literacy General Education Courses .



Recommended Full-Time Curriculum Plan

Powersports and Outdoor Power Technology (PSPTA)

The following plan is designed to be the most direct path to degree completion and is based on a fall quarter start. Students are expected to meet with their student success navigator or advisor to plan a customized course schedule that meets their specific needs. For more information or assistance with registering, please call 531-622-2400.

Program Level Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Diagnose and repair snowmobiles, motorcycles, personal watercraft, outboard motors, chain saws, ATVs, UTVs, lawn and garden equipment, and outdoor power equipment.
  2. Understand operating principles for two- and four-cycle engines.
  3. Understand basic electricity.
  4. Service and maintain fuel and carburetor systems, transmissions, and power train systems.
  5. Perform complete engine overhauls and basic engine tune-ups.
  6. Manage and inventory parts.
  7. Perform basic chassis tune-ups.
  8. Utilize computers in the workplace.
  9. Effectively communicate with customers and peers.

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