Entrepreneurship: Motorcycle Repair Specialization – Associate of Applied Science Degree

Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
EDUC 1300 Effective Learning: Strategies for College Success 3
MTRC 1402 Motorcycle Tune Up 4
MTRC 1405 Motorcycle Service Principles 4
MTRC 1422 Motorcycle Electrical Systems 4
MTRC 1419 Motorcycle Four Stroke Engine/Transmission 4
MTRC 1408 Motorcycle Chassis and Drive Systems 4
ENGL 2311 Technical and Business Writing 3
BUSI 1301 Business Principles 3
MATH 1332 College Mathematics 3
BMGT 1301 Supervision 3
ACNT 1303 Introduction to Accounting 1 – Non-Business Majors 3
BUSG 1341 Small Business Financing 3
BUSG 1307 Entrepreneurship and Economic Development 3
BUSG 1315 Small Business Management/Entrepreneurship 3
BUSI 2301 Business Law I 3
PHIL 2306 Ethics 3
MTRC 1466 Practicum (or Field Experience) – Motorcycle Maintenance and Repair Technology/Technician OR 3
BMGT 2488
Internship – Business Administration and Management, General I

ACC Course Descriptions

MTRC 1402 – Motorcycle Tune Up (4-3-3)

Introduction to tune up procedures for both two and four stroke motorcycles including analysis, valve train, ignition, fuel system, and chassis service. Emphasis on the appropriate procedures and equipment. Also included in the course are coolants, lubricants and various types of fuel octanes and proper carburetor jetting for climate and altitude. Prerequisites: DEMR 1401, MTRC 1419, MTRC 1422. Course

MTRC 1405 – Motorcycle Service Principles (4-3-3)

Principles of operation of two and four stroke motorcycle engines and their associated systems. Emphasis on troubleshooting and analysis of faulty systems and their individual components using proper repair manuals and special tools. Also included are fuels, lubricants, oil and filter changes, and various types of engine cooling. Prerequisites: DEMR 1401, MTRC 1402, MTRC 1419, MTRC 1422. Course

MTRC 1422 Motorcycle Electrical Systems 4

Theory of operation and test procedures and equipment used in the diagnosis and repair of different circuits which make up a motorcycle electrical system.

EDUC 1300

This 3 credit-hour transferable core course covers topics and models for:

◦Self-awareness, goal setting, mindset, and motivation

◦Identifying and accessing college resources and services

◦Managing time and effort for successful outcomes

◦Reading, note-taking, writing, and test-taking skills

◦Effective learning, memory, and study strategies

◦Critical, creative, and practical thinking skills

◦EDUC 1200 (2-2- 0) and EDUC 1100 (1-1- 0) are 2 credit-hour and 1 credit-hour transferable

core courses that cover most of the topics and models that EDUC 1300 covers.

MTRC 1419 Motorcycle Four Stroke Engine/Transmission 4

Overhaul procedures for four stroke motorcycle engines and transmissions. Emphasis on proper shop procedures for servicing the piston, cylinder, valve train, crankshaft assembly, and transmission during the course of an overhaul.

MTRC 1408 – Motorcycle Chassis and Drive Systems (4-3-3)

Theory of operation, servicing procedures, and problem diagnosis of motorcycle chassis, final drive systems, wheels, brakes, frames, and suspensions with emphasis on troubleshooting for handling and riding problems with extensive training in the proper use of repair manuals for technical data and all special tools to perform needed repairs.

ENGL 2311 – Technical and Business Writing (3-3-0)

Principles, techniques, and skills needed to conduct scientific, technical, or business writing. Instruction in the writing of reports, letters, and other exercises applicable to a wide range of disciplines and careers. Emphasis on clarity, conciseness, and accuracy of expression. Research techniques, information design, effective use of graphics, and preparation and presentation of oral reports will be covered. Students planning to transfer to a 4-year university should take ENGL 1301 and ENGL 1302 to satisfy Core Curriculum requirements for English Rhetoric/Composition. Workforce education programs require either ENGL 2311 or ENGL 1301 for the General Education requirement. Students should consult the college catalog or an advisor to determine which course is required by their degree plan.

BUSI 1301 – Business Principles (3-3-0)

Introduction to the role of business in modern society. Includes overview of business operations, analysis of the specialized fields within the business organization, and development of a business vocabulary.

MATH 1332 – College Mathematics (3-3-0)

A topics-based course, with a variety of possible topics chosen by individual instructors. The selected topics may include: sets, logic, number theory, geometry, probability and statistics, and the mathematics of finance and social choice. This course is not algebra-intensive, and is designed for non-technical majors.

BMGT 1325 – Office Management (3-3-0)

Systems, procedures, and practices related to organizing and planning office work, supervising employee performance, and exercising leadership skills.

ACNT 1303 – Introduction to Accounting I – Non-Business Majors (3-3-1)

A study of analyzing, classifying, and recording business transactions in a manual and computerized environment. Emphasis on understanding the complete accounting cycle and preparing financial statements, bank reconciliations, payroll, and budgeting. Preparation of financial statements for both a merchandising and manufacturing company. This course is taught from a users’ point of view. It is a survey of both financial and managerial accounting.

BMGT 2310 – Financial Management

This course places emphasis on the development and use of accounting information to support managerial decision-making processes in manufacturing, service, and for-profit settings. Topics include managerial concepts and systems, various analysis for decision making, and planning and control.

BUSG 1315 – Small Business Management/Entrepreneurship (3-3-0)

Starting, operating, and growing a small business. Includes essential management skills, how to prepare a business plan, accounting, financial needs, staffing, marketing strategies, and legal issues.

BUSI 2301 – Business Law I (3-3-0)

The legal and social environment of business; contracts; personal property and bailments; and sales.

ECON 2302 – Principles of Microeconomics (3-3-0)

Deals with the interactions between individual households and business firms. The concepts of supply and demand will be studied; students will learn what these concepts mean, how they operate, and how prices and quantities are determined. Market structure, market failure, international trade, and income distribution will also be considered.

PHIL 2306 – Ethics (3-3-0)

Students will be introduced to the principles of morality through a critical examination of various ethical theories and their application to contemporary moral problems.

BUSG 1307 – Entrepreneurship and Economic Development (3-3-0)

Overview of entrepreneurship as an economic development strategy. Includes community support systems for entrepreneurs.

MTRC 1466 – Practicum (or Field Experience) – Motorcycle Maintenance and Repair Technology/Technician (4-0-28)

Practical, general workplace training supported by an individualized learning plan developed by the employer, college, and student. Department approval is required to register for this course.

BMGT 2488 – Internship – Business Administration and Management, General I (4-0-18)

A work-based learning experience that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skills and concepts. A learning plan is developed by the college and the employer. Students will be employed at least 20 hours per week performing management duties. These duties will normally be at the supervisory management level and will apply skills and knowledge from previous courses. The student’s internship objectives and project will be established by the instructor and employer supervisor. The student is required to attend the weekly one hour seminar and discussion class. Progress and final reports are required.

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