Power Equipment

Institute of Innovation

This program is designed to prepare students to perform entry-level maintenance and repair tasks under the supervision of an experienced technician. Students receive training on small internal combustion engines used on portable equipment such as lawn mowers, chain saws, rotary tillers, motorcycles pumps, compressors, and small outboard engines. The training includes location and solving problems, using specialized test equipment, overhauling the basic engine, and repairing or replacing engine systems.

Program Courses

Power Equipment 1
Safety, technical knowledge, and professional knowledge. Identification of two and four-stroke engines and their components. Servicing engines from filters to fuel pumps.

Power Equipment 2
Ignition system service. Engine disassembly and inspection of engine components, Adjust and install valves. Starting system service. Electrical systems service.

Power Equipment 3
Drive systems. Remove and replace centrifugal clutch and electric PTO. Repair friction drive. Shop service management. Determine parts numbers, estimate costs, and complete work order forms. Electronic systems and battery service.

Power Equipment 4
Emission control systems. Fuel, air induction and exhaust systems. Computerized controls. Retrieve and record diagnostic codes. Different engine cooling systems. Refrigeration systems.


Job Opportunities

Small Engine Mechanic
$18.76/hr -- $39,020/yr
Inspect, service, and repair motorized power equipment.

Auto Technician
$21.18/hr -- $44,050/yr
Inspect, maintain, and repair cars and light trucks.

Diesel Technician
$24.13/hr -- $50,200/yr
Inspect, repair, and overhaul buses, trucks, and vehicles with diesel engines.

Small Engine Instructor
$30.66/hr -- $63,760/yr
Teaching maintenance and repair tasks to student in training.

Get in touch

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Institute of Innovation
175 Campus Drive
Gaffney, SCĀ  29341
Phone 864-206-2576 | Fax 864-487-1287

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