Outdoor Power Equipment Tech.

Job Outlook

  • Troubleshoot, repair, overhaul and assemble new and used motorcycles, and all terrain vehicles (ATVs)

  • Service lawn equipment, lawn and garden tractors, and snow throwers

  • Operate an on-site outdoor power equipment repair facility


What can I do when I graduate?

  • Small engine technician

  • Motorcycle technician

  • Industrial equipment mechanic

  • Recreational vehicle technician

  • Parts sales person

What would I do in this class?

  • Learn to troubleshoot and repair a wide variety of power equipment

  • Gain experience in maintaining many different pieces of power equipment.

  • Hands on training is provided on a wide selection of equipment.

  • Gain basic welding skills
    Basic electrical repair

  • Tour technical colleges for further education

  • Take field trips to industry related shows.

  • Participate in School-to-Career work experience (Senior Year)

What can I do with further training?

  • Service manager

  • Shop foreman

  • Product sales

  • Owner/operator

  • Recreational vehicle technician 

Program Quick Facts

Outdoor Power Equipment Technology students must be able to

  • Read and comprehend service manual information and instructions

  • Comprehend and use automotive math when using specifications

  • Stand and work on their feet for several hours at a time

  • Communicate well with customers, managers, and fellow workers

  • Use PC based computers to access information and troubleshoot problems with equipment

  • Have good hand-eye coordination


College Credits

Available Certifications

Lab Fees

John Resh

Power Sports Institute

  • CPR First Aid

  • Equipment and Engine Training Council (Driveline Hydraulics, Generator, Two-Stroke Gasoline Engines and Electrical, & Four Stroke Gasoline Engines and Electrical)

  • OSHA 10 

  • Snap-On Multimeter and Battery Starting & Charging

  • ASE Automotive Student Certifications (Maintenance & Light Repair, Brakes, Suspension & Steering, and Engine Repair)

  • Forklift Operation

2 guys working on an old car with tools