KIRKLAND, Wash. — The distinct sound of Harley-Davidson motorcycles is now being heard in the classrooms at Lake Washington Technical College (LWTC). The college is now offering an Associate Degree in Harley-Davidson motorcycle repair and maintenance in its Motorcycle, Marine and Power Equipment Service Technology program.
This program is one of only two motorcycle service technician Associates of Applied Science (AAS) degree programs in the country endorsed by Harley-Davidson. It is also the only Harley-Davidson supported service technician program (public or private) on the West coast.
"We created this program to help meet the rising demands for highly skilled, entry-level service technicians in the Harley-Davidson dealer network," said Bob Monroig, LWTC Harley-Davidson University program instructor.
The six-quarter program offers students real-world shop experience, including setting up, diagnosing and repairing all types of Harley-Davidson motorcycles. This type of training had previously only been available at commercial schools at a much higher cost.
"The state support for the training cost reduces student's tuition to less than one-third the cost of the commercial schools," said Monroig. "In addition, LWTC students will have access to the latest in diagnostic hardware and software through Harley-Davidson."