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Motorcycle Service Technology
Do you love motorcycles? Think you'd like a career in the industry? Georgia Piedmont Technical College has the program for you! GPTC offers a daytime diploma program that students begin Summer quarter each year and is offered only at the Clarkston Campus.

Motorcycle students

The Motorcycle Service Technology Program is a one year sequence of classes that prepares students for positions in the motorcycle repair industry. The program emphasizes a combination of mechanical theory and practical experience. It includes classes in basic skills, maintenance, engines, chassis systems, electrical systems, fuel systems, as well as an internship experience.


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GPTC's Motorcycle Service Technology Program is proud to be associated with local hero Eric Pinson, AMA #2, on a BMW S1000RR.

Liberty Waves Racing (LWR) made history in March, at the AMA Season Opener in Daytona, racing BMW's new S1000RR and earning two top 20 finishes. On April 18, Eric finished 13th at Road Atlanta, racing in the United State's fastest, most prestigious roadracing series. Keep an eye on Eric and GPTC. We predict an exciting season.

Eric Pinson

Race Start


Motorcycle students

The motorcycle and powersports industry is exciting and thriving. There are a multitude of career opportunities in the Atlanta area and around the country. GPTC can help you get started.

Motorcycle Service Technology Diploma


GPTC is the original motorcycle repair training facility in the Technical College System of Georgia, and is a Dynojet dynamometer center (simulator used for troubleshooting and performance tuning). We work closely with other manufacturers and local businesses to ensure your education is complete and up to date.
Motorcycle students


Mike Sachs

Mike Sachs, Instructor
(404) 297-9522, Ext. 1256

  • B.S.Ed., M.Ed., University of GA
  • 20 years teaching experience
  • 17 years motorcycle/automotive repair experience
  • American Motorcyclist Association Life Member

Employment Opportunities
Motorcycle builder, mechanic's apprentice, technician, service writer, parts sales, bike sales, service management.

Estimated Salary
Starting salary $9-10 per hour; with experience, good motorcycle technicians may make up to $30/hour.