Are you interested in two-stroke & four-stroke engines?
POWER EQUIPMENT TECHNOLOGY offers the opportunity to:
• work with ATVs, snowmobiles, and lawn and garden equipment.
• complete repairs on diesel and marine equipment.
• earn industry certification, academic and college credit.
Students will disassemble, measure, and reassemble a two-stroke hand-held and four-stroke lawn and garden-type engine. Shop Safety will include power tools, hand tools, and electrical safety. Electrical survival skills and engine systems including starting, charging, ignition, lubrication, and cooling system theory and service are included in the first-year curriculum. Second-year students’ learning focuses on marine mechanics, motorcycles, lawn and garden equipment, and compact diesel equipment. Co-op is an integral part of the second-year curriculum. There is a critical shortage of qualified technicians in marine and outdoor power equipment areas. Students typically work in lawn mower shops, marinas,rental contractors, motorcycle shops, golf courses, and equipment dealerships. Second-year students are encouraged to take either the two-stroke or four-stroke OPEESA certification exams. The program was recently evaluated by the Engine Equipment Training Council. Program curriculum, facilities, budget, placement, equipment/tools, training aids, instructor credentials/qualifications, and reference materials were all reviewed. Upon completion of the review, the program was granted accreditation for electrical and two- and four-stroke cycle engines - the first such accreditation in the state. This program is one of only 40 programs in the United States accredited by major manufacturers of outdoor power equipment.
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