Small Engine Mechanics
This course is designed to introduce the student to the basic theory, maintenance, construction, and repair of two and four-stroke commercial, industrial, recreational, marine, motorcycle, and lawn and garden engines. (CSU)
This course is designed to prepare the student to analyze, trouble-shoot, repair, and overhaul both two-cycle and four-cycle engines and their industrial applications. (CSU)
This course is designed to instruct the student to analyze and repair electrical problems found on industrial and commercial engines and equipment. (CSU)
This course is designed to introduce specialized applications, drive trains, clutches, transmissions, and final drives. The student also writes work orders, develop parts lists, and works with customers. (CSU)
This course is designed to instruct the student in the proper safety and operational theory of internal combustion engines. Emphasis is placed on operational theory and preventive maintenance of the engines found on most compact equipment. Information provided in the course enables the student to better understand service work performed on equipment. (CSU)
This course is an explanation of the design, operation, and proper maintenance of the latest compact diesel engines approved by the California Air Resources Board (CARB) for operation and sales in California after 1997. Topics include fuel characteristics, current emissions testing and standards, related engine systems, operation, and trouble-shooting. Problem-solving component failures and disassembly/assembly of a representative engine is included. Upon successful completion of this course the student is prepared to take the Outdoor Power Equipment Certification (OPEC) test. (CSU)
This course is designed to offer instruction in one or more of the specialized areas of small engine mechanics not already covered by the existing curriculum. Units in this course do not count toward an associate degree.
This course is designed for the advanced student in compact engines. The student completes an advanced specialized project developed in consultation with the instructor.