• Program: Marine, Motorsport and Outdoor Power Equipment Technology
  • Degree: Associate in Applied Science Degree
  • Credits: Total Associate in Applied Science Degree Credits 72
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The Marine, Motorsport and Outdoor Power Equipment Technology degree prepares the student in all areas of the Marine, Motor Sports and Power Equipment repair and service. A marine/motor sports technician will diagnose, evaluate, estimate repair costs and repair various types of marine, motorcycle and power equipment.

Career Opportunities

The Marine, Motorsport and Outdoor Power Equipment Technology Associate Associate in Applied Science degree will allow the graduate the opportunities to advance to careers in the major manufacturer’s research and development departments. Service or sales representative positions would be available to a person holding an A.A.S. also. Another possible opportunity would be for a promotion to a supervisory position.

Award Outcomes:

  • Demonstrate ability to measure engine parts.
  • Employ skills and procedures to identify parts.
  • Service fuel Systems.
  • Service ignition systems.
  • Demonstrate troubleshooting and diagnostic skills.
  • Integrate technology into work processes such as scan tolls, service manuals online, etc. Employ safety standards.
  • Service drive systems.
  • Explain air and liquid cooling systems.
  • Integrate customer service and communication skills into repair work.

Required Credits

Technical Studies Requirements 54 Credits
  • MMST1100 Introduction to Marine and Motor Sports Technology 3
  • MMST1105 Introduction to Engine Theory 3
  • MMST1110 Introduction to Fuel Systems 3
  • MMST1115 Introduction to Electrical Systems 3
  • MMST1120 Introduction to Ignition Systems 3
  • MMST1125 Service Management 3
  • MMST1130 Introduction to Drive Systems 3
  • MMST1145 Trailer Maintenance 3
  • MMST2105 Motorcycle Transmissions and Clutch Service 3
  • MMST2110 Motorcycle Wheels and Suspension 3
  • MMST2126 Marine Lower Unit and Cooling System Service 3
  • MMST2140 Marine Tilt/Trim and Controls 3
  • MMST2175 Power Equipment Drive Systems 3
  • MMST2180 Power Equipment Accessory Maintenance 3
  • MMST2300 Advanced Fuel Systems 3
  • MMST2305 Advanced Electrical Systems 3
  • MMST2310 Engine Overhaul 3
  • MMST2315 Tune Up 3
General Education Requirements 9 Credits

Elective Credits

Technical Studies Electives 3 Credits
  • Any Marine, Motorsport and Outdoor Power Equipment Technology (MMST) course that is not required for this award may be used as an elective. Recommended:
  • MMST2320 Customizing Lab 1 to 3
  • MMST2325 EETC/Advanced Troubleshooting 3
  • MMST2350 Internship 1 to 3
General Education Electives 6 Credits
  • Hennepin Technical College’s 2000-level general education courses meet the guidelines of the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC).

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