Small Engine Technology Course Description:

This program focuses on Small Engine operation, maintenance, and repair. It is an intense hands-on training program that will examine all five areas of two and four cycle engine operations. Students will be introduced to the following skills: shop safety, hand & power tool management, engine rebuilding, and troubleshooting techniques.

Units of Study:

  • Safety in the Small Engine Shop
  • Tools & Measuring Instruments
  • Fasteners, Sealants, & Gaskets
  • Engine Construction & Principals of Operation
  • Two & Four Cycle Engines
  • Measuring Engine Performance
  • Fuel & Emission Control Systems
  • Carburetion
  • Ignition Systems
  • Lubrication Systems
  • Cooling Systems
  • Preventive Maintenance & Troubleshooting
  • Engine Inspection, Disassembly, & Cylinder Reconditioning
  • Piston & Piston Ring Service
  • Bearing, Crankshaft, Valve, & Camshaft Service
  • Certification, Career, & College Opportunities
Small Engine Repair



Quick Reference Guide: Small Engines Technology I & II

Approved for Technical Endorsement on Regents Diploma Yes. Eligible on completion of two years
Credits for Two Year Program 8 units for two years, 4 units for one year
Integrated Academic Credits Math, English  - 1 credit over 2 years
Specialized Academic Credits None
National Competency Exam NOCTI – Small Engine Technology
Work Based Learning Experience Internship with local businesses
Articulations SUNY Cobleskill, SUNY Rockland
Prerequisite General academic foundation
Pull-Out Academics Available MST