Outdoor Power Equipment

Are you a detailed person who has an interest in how things work? Check out Outdoor Power Equipment, a two-year, six credit program, where you will learn many of the skills the Small Engines industry is seeking in qualified technicians! You will learn in a state-of-the-art lab on Toro mowers and donated motorcycles and equipment, and you will even have the opportunity earn the highly regarded EETC 2-stroke and 4-stroke certifications!

This two year program will introduce students to small engines, motorcycle and marine basics and the knowledge and skills required to service and repair small engine. The course will also prepare students to service 2 and 4 stroke engines by providing in depth knowledge of drive lines, hydraulics, hydrostatic transmissions and electrical systems. Students will have the opportunity to become power equipment certified by passing the Equipment and Engine Training Council (EETC) third party examination. The certification is recognized and accepted by the Small Engines industry. Students will prepare for the following credentials or certifications: Outdoor Power Equipment Program/Equipment and Engine Training Council (EETC) Certifications; National Occupational Testing Institute (NOCTI) Assessment- Small Engine Technology; and the Workplace Readiness Skills for the Commonwealth Examination.

Right now students in Outdoor Power Equipment are working on:picture of 2 students working on a jet-ski
Customizing new Harley Davidson motorcycles
Working on equipment from real customers
Working on marine engines
Working towards earning industry certifications in 2 and 4 stroke engines through EETC

In addition to going straight to the work force, our graduates have many options after successfully completing their courses! Further your education at a community college, Technical school or university:
Universal Technical Institute
TCC: Automotive Repair
Outdoor Power Equipment Repair Technician
Marine Technician
Automotive Technician
Motorcycle Technician

All students at the Tech Center have the option to obtain an internship towards the end of their experience here. The philosophy is that there is invaluable knowledge and experience to be gained working side-by-side with a professional in an actual environment. Below are some of the great internships our students have had, thanks to Small Engine Technology!
The following businesses are a sampling of those who have employed our students as interns in engine repair positions:
Land and Coates
Various small engine repair shops

    Instructor: Timothy Kennedy

Picture of Outdoor Power Equipment teacher Tim Kennedy