Powersports Technology

From dealerships to manufacturers – the NDSCS Powersports Technology program can take you anywhere in the power sports industry.

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Powersports Technology
Powersports Technology

The Powersports Technology program prepares students to test, diagnose, adjust and repair outdoor power equipment, snowmobiles, motorcycles, ATVs, personal watercraft and outboard or inboard marine equipment.

  • Type: Diploma, A.A.S. degree
  • Locations: Wahpeton
  • Cluster: Transportation
  • Green Technology Available

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​The NDSCS Powersports Technology program is designed to provide you with hands-on experience with the latest tools for diagnostic and repair training on:

  • Outdoor power equipment 
  • Snowmobiles 
  • Motorcycles 
  • ATVs 
  • Personal watercraft 
  • Outboard/inboard marine equipment 

Develop the skills and abilities necessary to test, diagnose, adjust and repair various systems on all types of recreational equipment.

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Powersports Technology Graduates from 2021-22 Academic Year
Graduates Registered Avg. Beginning Monthly Salary High Monthly Salary Placement Rate
5 $3,077 $3,640 100%
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NDSCS Students Excel at North Dakota SkillsUSA Contest

Students from NDSCS received a number of awards at the North Dakota SkillsUSA State Leadership and Skills Conference.


NDSCS and Open Road Honda to host Powersports Technology Open House

Powersports Technology

North Dakota State College of Science and Open Road Honda will host a Powersports Technology Open House on Friday, March 8 at the Open Road Honda dealership, located at 4120 Memorial Highway in Mandan, N.D. The open house will be held from 12-6 p.m. and is open to anyone interested in learning more about a career in Powersports Technology.

During the Powersports Technology Open House, powersports technicians from Open Road Honda will present demonstrations and discuss their careers in the powersports technology field, and representatives from North Dakota State College of Science will be available to discuss the College’s Powersports Technology program, including admission requirements and program curriculum.

NDSCS students earn awards at National SkillsUSA Championships

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Three students from the North Dakota State College of Science earned medals at the national SkillsUSA Championships this summer.

  • Tanner Klein, a Powersports Technology student from Bismarck, N.D., earned a gold medal in the Power Equipment Technology category. This contest tested student skills in all areas of this technology, including two- and four-cycle engines and the related theories that go along with them, drive trains, hydraulics, wiring schematics and customer service.
  • Chandler Rheault, a Welding Technology student from Fargo, N.D., secured a silver medal in the Welding Sculpture category. Welding Sculpture contestants demonstrate their ability to develop a design and produce a welding sculpture of that design, as well as deliver a presentation regarding all aspects of the design creation.
  • John Heidt, a Precision Machining Technology student from Dickinson, N.D., received a bronze medal in the CNC Turning Specialist category. In this contest, contestants are assessed on their ability to write Computer Numeric Control (CNC) turning and milling programs, interpret prints, and measure/gage parts.

The SkillsUSA Championships took place as part of the SkillsUSA 54th annual National Leadership and Skills Conference (NLSC), a showcase of career and technical education students. During the week, more than 6,300 career and technical education students competed hands-on in 102 different trade, technical and leadership fields.

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NDSCS Students Excel at North Dakota SkillsUSA Contest

Students from the North Dakota State College of Science received a number of awards at the North Dakota SkillsUSA State Leadership and Skills Conference.


NDSCS Students Excel at North Dakota SkillsUSA Contest

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Students from the North Dakota State College of Science received a number of awards at the North Dakota SkillsUSA State Leadership and Skills Conference, which was held in Bismarck this spring. By achieving gold medals at the state level, 14 of these students qualified to compete in their respective categories at the national SkillsUSA Championships, which will be held in Louisville, Ky. in June.

The NDSCS students who received gold, silver or bronze medals at the state competition include:

 Jessica Starkey, Motorcycle Service Technology, Silver

Cottage Grove:
 Alex Johnson, Welding, Silver
Fergus Falls: Jared Christenson, Electrical Construction Wiring, Silver; Richard Grimm, Welding Fabrication, Gold; Mason Tell, Automotive Service Technology, Bronze; Jared Wick, Culinary Arts, Bronze
Frazee: Ryan Bade, Collision Repair Technology, Gold
Moorhead: Chantel Hamann, Power Equipment Technology, Gold
Sartell: Cole Moritz, Welding Fabrication, Silver
Spring Grove: Mitchell Anderson, Welding Fabrication, Gold
Wheaton: Brayden Lampe, Welding Fabrication, Gold

Sean Lofthus, Welding Sculpture, Silver

Argusville: Noah Trangsrud, Welding Fabrication, Silver
Bismarck: Tony DaSilva, Welding Sculpture, Bronze
Cando: Larry MacDonald, Automotive Service Technology, Silver
Des Lacs: Jonathan Fritel, CNC Technician, Gold
Dickinson: Shelby Kilwein, Diesel Equipment Technology, Bronze
Fargo: Joe Brunner, Culinary Arts, Gold; Chandler Rheault, Welding Sculpture, Gold
Grafton: Justin Simon, Welding, Gold
Jamestown: Kyle Schumacher, Automotive Service Technology, Gold
Lisbon: Cassie Witte, Culinary Arts, Silver
Marion: Greg Lahlum, Diesel Equipment Technology, Gold
New Rockford: Colten Schafer, Welding Fabrication, Silver
Rugby: Kurt Pfau, Diesel Equipment Technology, Silver
Strasburg: Trent Mattern, Motorcycle Service Technology, Gold
Valley City: Brandon Compson, CNC Turning Specialist, Gold
Williston: Ryan Hellen, Electrical Construction Wiring, Gold; Cullen Weigel, Electrical Construction Wiring, Bronze

 Josh Orth, Motorcycle Service Technology, Bronze

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NDSCS students earn awards at SkillsUSA Championships

North Dakota State College of Science students recently earned top honors at the national SkillsUSA Championships.