Marine & Powersports

Life is about having fun and being happy. Whether it’s a boat, snowmobile, ATV, side by side, small agriculture machine, or piece of landscaping equipment, powersports technicians have to know them all and be skilled to repair them. Being able to work in a career where you like the things you are working with is a dream for some. Find out more about powersports careers, schools, educational resources, and more.

Motorboat Mechanics

Repair mechanical and electrical equipment of boat engines.

State Median Salary

$22.19/HOUR

Future Outlook

1% GROWTH

Motorcycle Mechanics

Diagnose, adjust or repair motorcycles, scooters, or similar vehicles.

State Median Salary

$19.40/HOUR

Future Outlook

5.6% GROWTH

Outdoor Power Equipment Mechanics

Maintain and repair small engines such as those in chain saws, lawn mowers, and similar equipment.

State Median Salary

$17.33/HOUR

Future Outlook

6.1% GROWTH

Participating Colleges

Minnesota State has 25 colleges with transportation related program pathways. Below is the list of colleges that support these career pathways. Expand each one to see what each college offers!

Campus Location
1601 Jefferson Street Alexandria, MN 56308
Degrees / Diplomas / Certificates
  • Marine, Motorcycle, and Powersports Technician (DIP)
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Campus Location
501 West College Drive Brainerd, MN 56401
Degrees / Diplomas / Certificates
  • Marine and Powersports Technology (DIP, AAS)
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Campus Location
13100 College View Drive Eden Prairie, MN 55347
Degrees / Diplomas / Certificates
  • General Maintenance Technician (CERT)
  • Marine, Motorsport and Outdoor Power Equipment Technician (DIP, AAS)
  • Motorcycle Technician (CERT)
  • Outboard Technician (CERT)
  • Power Equipment (CERT)
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Campus Location
900 Hwy 34 East Detriot Lakes, MN 56501
Degrees / Diplomas / Certificates
  • PowerSports Technology (CERT, DIP, AAS)
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Campus Location
401 West Street Jackson, MN 56143
Degrees / Diplomas / Certificates
  • Powersports Technology (DIP)
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