Program Goals and Outcomes

Small engine repair program goals and outcomes

Penn Foster's online Small Engine Repair Training classes can help students prepare to take the next steps toward a career as a small engine mechanic working in repair shops, hardware shops, and dealerships. The program also prepares students to sit for the Outdoor Power Equipment Association (OPE) national certification test.

Small Engine Repair

Career Diploma 5-9 mo As low as $59/mo
800-275-4410 (9AM - 9PM EST)

Program Goal

The Small Engine Repair program provides students with a working knowledge of basic small engine repair to gain employment in the small engine repair field.

Upon completion of the program, students will be able to...

  • Understand the role of a small engine technician and the career opportunities in the outdoor power equipment field
  • Describe the basic operation of small engines and identify the parts of a typical small engine
  • Discuss the theory and operation of the cooling, lubrication, and fuel of a typical small engine
  • Describe the theory and operation of the electrical systems of a small engine, including the operation of the ignition system
  • Describe how to disassemble, rebuild, and reassemble a typical two-stroke and four-stroke engine
  • Identify the types of drive trains found in outdoor power equipment and summarize how to service lawn and riding mowers as well as garden tractors
  • Identify the typical troubleshooting and repair procedures for the most common types of outdoor power equipment
  • Describe the ownership and management of an outdoor power equipment repair business

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