Motorcycle and power sports technology students now have access to the same training and certification programs offered to Polaris dealers.
According to Program Coordinator and Professor Kent Johnson, the program was recently awarded a dealer number by Polaris, meaning it is recognized by the company as a dealer, with respect to access to its University of Polaris system. As a result, students will be able to take online classes and certification tests toward earning Bronze and Silver certifications exclusively through Polaris Industries, one of the largest power sports companies in the world.
“The students will learn Polaris-specific diagnosis and repair techniques on the latest equipment offered by the company,” Johnson said. “This access will also benefit them by giving them access to repair manuals and specifications that will help them complete lab projects while still in school.”
These resources will allow students to earn certifications that will make graduates of the program extremely valuable to Polaris dealers. Manufacturer-specific certifications offer not only enhanced curricula, but additional employment opportunities for graduates, as well.
The Polaris training will provide information about a number of vehicle makes and models. Aided with both company-specific and general industry-related knowledge, students will be well-versed and better-suited for careers in motorcycle and power sports technology.