Prerequisite: Power Equipment Technology 1 This course undertakes the study of more complex engines and power transmission systems. Students are involved with outboard and motorcycle repair as well as high-performance applications of small engines. Instruction in realistic shop situations is presented along with a thorough investigation of career opportunities. Students may be eligible to participate in cooperative work experiences or apprenticeships, which combine career and technology training with supervised work experience in business and industry.
Power Equipment Technology 1 (LTC)
Grades 11, 10, 12
This course introduces students to small gasoline engines regardless of the level of knowledge on the subject. Practical application in the lab provides instruction on two and four stroke theory and repair under the supervision of an experienced mechanic. General safety and the proper use of tools and equipment associated with small gasoline engine repair are covered to keep students safe while working in the lab environment. Students receive training on small internal combustion engines used on portable equipment such as lawn mowers, chainsaws, rotary tillers, motorcycles, pumps and compressors. The training includes locating and solving problems, using specialized test equipment, overhauling the basic engine, and repairing or replacing engine systems.