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Small Engine Basics

Length: 2 Days
Class Dates: May 7 & 8, 2024
Start Time: 9:00 AM
End Time: 4:30 PM
Class Type: Classroom
Course Category: Trades, Operations, and Maintenance
Region: 5
Location: Sampson State Park
SLMS Class Code: P_OE_R5_5829

This course is written to enable participants to receive instruction in the maintenance, operation, and repair of small engines including chainsaws, lawnmowers, and small groundskeeping equipment engines. The course provides participants with insight into the inner workings of ignition systems, carburetors, and clutches. By the end of the class, participants will be able to:

  • Discover the basic theory of two- and four-cycle gas-powered engines.
  • Maintain, troubleshoot, and repair small gas-powered engines.
  • Demonstrate engine cleaning and servicing techniques.
  • Recognize proper safety procedures for handling fuels, including proper labeling and storage.
Workforce Development Competency: Trades, Safety, and Risk Management