Motorcycle Technician

What will I learn in this program?

The motorcycle technician program will enable the aficionado and those seeking employment to acquire the theoretical and hands-on skills necessary to work on all types of motorcycles. No matter what type of motorcycle, this program prepares individuals in a comprehensive study of all pertinent systems and functions.  All important in a technician training program is the opportunity to experience many types of conditions and actual repair/maintenance strategies. Having your own motorcycle is encouraged but by no means required. What is required though is recognition of the passion and love of motorcycles.

The requirements for the Motorcycle Technician degree are the completion of 34 units of technical training plus CCSF general education coursework completion. For more information on requirements, go to Program Curriculum. This will be changing within the year 2010. Please go to the Automotive/Motorcycle website for the latest updated information.

What kind of jobs can I get once I complete the program? How much will they pay? What “demand” is expected for these jobs?


Average Annual Salary

Expected Regional Demand

Motorcycle Technician

$30-60,000 (depending on skill levels and previous work experience)

Average Growth

It is possible to find work in motorcycle dealerships and independent shops.  For those of entrepreneurial nature, you can start your own business.  The San Francisco Bay Area is renowned for its large motorcycle aficionado enthusiast community and this community is entering our programs for careers and or personal development.

San Francisco and the Bay Area has one of the largest population of motorcycle enthusiasts and an eclectic job market to match. There are many independent shops and entrepreneurial opportunities available for job seekers.

Does this program have any special enrollment requirements?

All students must complete the Motorcycle 80 introduction course pre-requisite upon enrollment.

Does this program have any special costs?

Contact individual instructors for tool and textbook requirements. All students are required to purchase a basic tool set in order to complete class objectives on their own motorcycles in the shop.

How long will it take to complete this program?


Time to Complete*

Motorcycle Technician AA/Certificate

2 Years

*Based on full-time attendance or 12 units per semester

How do I get more information on this program?

Department website:

Department location: 
Evans Campus
1400 Evans Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94124

Program coordinator info: 
Ben Macri, Department Chair
Department of Automotive and Trade Skills
(415) 550-4409

Or contact our counselor, Carlos Webster at (415) 550-4402