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Small Engine Technology

Program Overview

The Bridging Communities Small Engine Technology program is recommended for students interested in employment in the small engine repair industry, distribution and sales, electrical repair, hydraulic repair, motorcycle repair or marine craft repair industry. This two-year career and technical program provides students with the opportunity to earn six high school credits and a national industry recognized Equipment & Engine Training Council (EETC) certification in 2 and 4 stroke gasoline engines and power equipment. Students will learn shop procedures, demonstrate safety practices, apply theory and learn the operation, maintenance, and repair of small gasoline two and four stroke engines. Students will diagnose engines and perform procedures for overhaul and reassembly of the engines. Areas of instruction will include fuel systems, electrical systems, ignition and starting systems, and cooling and exhaust systems. Students will have the opportunity to participate in competition through SkillsUSA. Graduates in the small engine technology fields may expect an annual salary range from $30,000 to $45,000, depending on experience.

Year 1 of Small Engine Technology - 11th Grade

The junior year program introduces students to Basic Shop operation and Safety procedures, small engine theory, mechanics, and diagnosis and repair of the fuel system, general electrical system, manual starting system, ignition system, governor system and exhaust system. Students will earn three high school credits upon successful completion. Students may earn EETC 2 and 4 cycle engine industry certification.

High School: 
 8725 Small Engine Technology I

Prerequisite for enrollment: Recommendation of school counselor.


Year 2 of Small Engine Technology - 12th Grade

The senior year program prepares student in the areas of two and four cycle engine and diesel engine reconditioning, tune-up, fuel injection systems, liquid cooling systems, electrical systems and engine failure analysis. Students will learn diagnosis and repair of power equipment (2 and 4 cycle engine, lawn mower, chain saw, etc.) as well as motorcycle, small marine engine, and jet ski equipment. Students will perform all aspects of operating a power equipment shop. Students will earn three high school credits upon successful completion of the course. Students may earn a EETC Power Equipment industry certification.

High School: 
 8726 Small Engine Technology II

Prerequisite for year two
Successful Completion of Small Engine Technology I with a minimum grade of C and passing the EETC 2 and 4 stroke engine certification test.