Outdoor Power Equipment
Outdoor power equipment and other small engine technicians service and repair lawnmower, garden tractors, hedge trimmers, snow-blowers, snowmobiles and chain saws. They also work on portable generators and go-carts.
When a piece of equipment breaks down, techniques are used to diagnose the source and extent of the problem. A skilled technician is able to diagnose mechanical, fuel, and electrical problems and to make repairs quickly. Quick and accurate diagnosis requires problem-solving ability and a thorough knowledge of the equipment’s operation.
|NCPE001G||Outdoor Power Equipment (OPE) Small Engine Repair||Non-credit|
|Classroom , Lab , Total Non-credit|
|Total Credits||Non Credit|
Typical Job Opportunities
Job prospects are expected to be excellent for those who complete formal training programs. Employers prefer technicians that have knowledge of multiple types of engines and emissions-reducing technology as increased regulation demands. Median wages for 2009 $22.55 hourly.
US Bureau of Labor Statistics
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