This course is designed to introduce students to a variety of career opportunities in the power equipment, motorcycle, marine, small engine, and other related industries utilizing industry related resources that will serve them both in their professional and personal lives. Small Engine Technology is a three year program that includes shop and personal safety, tools and equipment, preparing vehicle for service and customer, personal standards, work habits and work ethic.

Each course level provides industry safety as students are prepared for entry-level positions in the field. Students are able to diagnose problems on small engines such as ATVs, motorcycles and Jet Skis, then develop and implement a plan to repair. Small Engine students will develop skills in engine repair diagnosis, removal and re-installation, cylinders, lubrication and cooling systems from beginner to advanced. Skills developed also include electrical systems, battery systems, starting systems, charging systems, lighting systems, and engine performance including fuel and exhaust systems. Advanced students will develop skills in chassis, suspension and steering diagnosis and repair, wheel alignment diagnosis adjustment & repair, wheel & tire diagnosis & repair, and advanced engine diagnostics of fuel & ignition management and related systems.

Students will comply with personal and environmental safety practices associated with clothing; eye protection; hand tools; power equipment; proper ventilation; and handling, storage and disposal of chemicals/materials in accordance with local, state, and federal safety and environmental regulations.

* Students who complete the program will take an Industry credential test of ASE/NATEF T-1.





  • Course ID: 925
  • Course Name: Small Engines & Light Diesel
  • Course Length: 3 Year Program
  • Course Department: CTE - Career Technical Education