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Small Engine Basics

Length: 2 Days
Class Dates: November 22 & 23, 2022
Start Time: 9:00 AM
End Time: 4:30 PM
Class Type: Classroom
Course Category: Trades, Operations, and Maintenance
Region: 1
Location: Long Island State Park
SLMS Class Code: P_OE_R1_5400

Participants receive instruction in the maintenance, operation, and repair of chainsaw, lawnmower, 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.
  • Carry out proper safety procedures for handling fuels, including proper labeling and storage.
Workforce Development Competency: Trades, Safety, and Risk Management