About Outdoor Power Equipment
Many job opportunities are available to the technician who is trained in small engine service and repair. The increased amount of leisure time for Americans has led to a rise in the number of boats, motorcycles, and recreational vehicles. Light industrial equipment usage has also grown at a rapid pace. As a direct result, the need for skilled mechanics has greatly risen. There is also continued demand for small engines technician in the more traditional fields of lawn and garden repair.
The outdoor power equipment technician will find job opportunities as a mechanic in small engine shops, outboard motor and motorcycle shops, and in-house maintenance departments. The outdoor power equipment technician can also start his/her own repair business and be self-employed.
Four Stroke Engine Technician (usually after successful completion of OPE III)
Jumpstart 2.0 Program Information
Jumpstart 1.0 Program Information
Additional Course Information
Sophomore, Junior, Senior
Must have basic math skills and a good understanding of decimals
Should have strong reading skills
Should be responsible, safety-conscious, and mature in the shop setting