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    OUTDOOR POWER EQUIPMENT TECHNOLOGY
     

    47.0699  VEHICLE MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR TECHNOLOGIES, OTHER

    (PDE APPROVED PROGRAM OF STUDY)

     

    The Power Equipment Technologies Program is an instructional program that prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to repair, service, maintain and diagnose problems on a variety of small internal-combustion gasoline engines and related systems used on portable power equipment such as lawn and garden equipment, chain saws, outboard motors, rottillers, snowmobiles, lawn mowers, motorcycles, personal watercraft and pumps and generators.  This Program includes instruction in the principles of the internal-combustion engine and all systems related to the powered unit.  Instruction also includes the use of technical and service manuals, state inspection code, care and use of tools and test equipment, engine tune-up/maintenance, engine overhaul, troubleshooting and diagnostic techniques, drive lines and propulsion systems, electrical and electronic systems, suspension and steering systems and service operations and parts management. The Program consists of a list of PDE required tasks and additional local or value added tasks.

     

    Specialized Equipment:

    Related Occupations /Employment Opportunities:

    Personal Qualifications:

    Drill Press

    Band Saw

    Jaw Table Vise

    Bench Grinders

    Mower Blade

       Balancer/Sharpener

    Hydraulic Press

    Grinding Machine

    Power Hone

    Boring Bar

    Engine Repairer

       Service

    Gas-Engine Repairer

    Power-Saw Mechanic

    Small-Engine

       Mechanic

     

    Handling and Moving

       Objects

    Making Decisions and

       Solving problems

    Standing

    Analytical Thinking

    Self-Control

    Mathematically inclined

    Able to interpret technical manuals

     

     
    CAREERS:
     

    First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, & Repairers

    Motorboat Mechanics and Service Technicians

    Motorcycle Mechanics

    Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine

       Mechanics

     


    Certifications available to qualified students:
     

    Industry Certification

    Provider Name

    Outdoor Power Equipment Technician Certification

    Equipment & Engine Training Council

    S/P2

    S/P2