Power Equipment Technology

Repair and maintain two- and four-cycle gas and diesel powered engines and all their related systems and accessories.

Versatility is your strength when you complete this program in engine mechanics. Under the guidance of an ASE- and EETC-certified instructor, you’ll become adept at repairing all types of engines – small, light, heavy-duty, two- and four-cycle, gas and diesel – and their related systems, such as air and hydraulic brakes, electrical systems, power take-off accessories and transmissions. This program is accredited by the Equipment & Engine Training Council (EETC).

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Students have the opportunity to acquire the following certifications:

  • OSHA 10-Hour Safety
    • Equipment & Engine Training Council
    • Two-Cycle Engines
    • Four-Cycle Engines
  • Stihl VoTech Bronze Level
  • Towlift Lift Truck Safe Operator

Student Organization

What skills will I learn?

  • Service and repair engines: small, light, heavy duty, 2 and 4 cycle, gas and diesel
  • Recreational equipment repair
  • Basic truck service and repair
  • Basic construction equipment service and repair
  • Trailer servicing
  • Parts management: microfiche and computer online programs
  • Service writing and record-keeping
  • Theory of all systems operation: electrical, fuel, mechanical, ignition
  • Proper use of hand tools
  • Use of precision measuring tools
  • Introduction to welding (MIG, TIG, arc, gas)
  • Troubleshooting techniques
  • Use of service manuals and technical publications
  • Customer service
  • Basic hydraulics

What types of equipment are used:

  • Power tools
  • Air tools
  • Manufacturers’ special tools
  • Computerized engine analyzers
  • Electrical test equipment
  • Dynometer
  • Electric and gas welders
  • Forklift
Where do you want to go?

Small Engine Technician, Marine Technician, Motorcycle Technician, Military, Forklift Technician, Service Writer, New Equipment Assembler, Used Equipment Restorer, Diesel Engine Technician, Construction Equipment Technician, Mechanic’s Assistant, Truck Technician, Parts Person

Transportation Systems Career Field


Year 1

4.0 elective

Year 2

4.0 elective



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