Overview

Gain a working knowledge of types and operation of small engines, engine service, and repair of outdoor power equipment.

From lawnmowers to go-carts, to weed-eaters – if it has a small engine, learn to troubleshoot, repair, and even rebuild if necessary. The practical, hands-on learning experience from this course will provide benefits that last a lifetime. Whether you repair small engines for a living or just keep up with your own equipment, the class will easily pay for itself many times over. In about six weeks, you can have a working knowledge of types and operation of small engines, engine service, and repair of outdoor power equipment. Small engine repair professionals can earn over $20 an hour with experience.

A list of tools with a cost of approximately $100 will be given on the first day of the class.

How to Enroll

To pursue this certificate, please click on the courses below to see availability. You can register for courses online, and you do not have to apply to the college!

Tuition Assistance
Training Resources

Questions?
Call 803.732.0432 to talk to us about this program, or email cce@midlandstech.edu

Print Plan

Sample Program Plan and Costs

CEUs Class Hours Course Title Cost
4.50 45

Small Engine Mechanic

Gain a working knowledge of types and operation of small engines, engine service, repair of outdoor power equipment, engine tune-up procedures, and troubleshooting methods, engine failure analysis, engine performance measurement, engine system and engine rebuild procedures. See www.midlandstech.edu/training for required tools. Lots of hands-on learning.

Classroom

ID: CESME-506

View Available Courses
No sections currently available. For information on Training classes, contact our Corporate and Continuing Education Department (CCE) at 803.732.0432 or cce@midlandstech.edu.
$499.00
 
Estimated Cost
Tuition Assistance
$499.00
Not including fees and equipment

Careers

Small Engine Mechanic

Small engine mechanics work on power equipment ranging from snowmobiles to chain saws. When equipment breaks down, mechanics use many strategies to diagnose the source and extent of the problem. Small engine mechanics identify mechanical, electrical, and fuel system problems and make necessary repairs.

Mechanics’ tasks vary in complexity and difficulty. Maintenance inspections and repairs, for example, involve minor adjustments or the replacement of a single part. Hand calibration, piston calibration, and spark plug replacement, however, may require taking an engine apart completely. Some mechanics use computerized equipment to tune racing motorcycles and motorboats.

Projected Job Growth

+10.5%

Average Annual Salary

$30,364

According to EMSI data as of 2018

Where Can I Work?

  • Repair Shops
  • Home Improvement Companies
  • Industrial Equipment Production Companies

What’s next after I complete this program?

Enter the Workforce

Work for yourself or for a small business repairing gas trimmers, chainsaws, push riding mowers, and more.