• Small Engine Outdoor Power Technology (CIP Code 47.0699)
     
     
    An instructional program that prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to repair, service, maintain and diagnose problems on a variety of small internal-combustion gasoline engines and related systems used on portable power equipment such as lawn and garden equipment, chain saws, outboard motors, rotor tillers, snowmobiles, lawn mowers, motorcycles, personal watercraft and pumps and generators. This program includes instruction in the principles of the internal-combustion engine and all systems related to the powered unit. Instruction also includes the use of technical and service manuals, state inspection code, care and use of tools and test equipment, engine tune-up/maintenance, engine overhaul, troubleshooting and diagnostic techniques, drive lines and propulsion systems, electrical and electronic systems, suspension and steering systems and service operations and parts management. 
  •  Programs of Study
     Level I
    Safety
    Tools
    Occupations
    Service Manuals
    Measuring
    Portfolios/Certifications 
    Hours
    70
    50
    40
    30
    30
    20
     Level II
    Follow Safety Rules & Regulations
    Knowledge & Design of 2 & 4 Cycle Engines
    Knowledge of Fuel, Lube & Exhaust Systems
    Demonstrate Knowledge of Basic Electricity
    Demonstrate Skill with Measuring System & Tools
    Identify & Use Hand Tools & Fasteners
    Service Manual Starting & Lubrication Systems
    Identify & Service Governors
     Hours
    32
    40
    100
    60
    20
    40
    40
    28
     Level III
    Demonstrate Knowledge & Service Cooling Systems
    Service Fuel Systems on all Engines
    Weld with Oxyacetylene Torch
    Weld with an Electric Welder
    Diagnose Problems on a 2 Cycle Gasoline Engine
    Diagnose Problems on a 4 Cycle Gasoline Engine
    Overhaul a 2 & 4 Cycle Engine
    Conduct a Failure Analysis on Gasoline Engines
     Hours
    20
    40
    40
    20
    40
    40
    100
    60
     Level IV
    Service Electrical Starting Systems
    Service & Test Charging Systems
    Service Braking Systems
    Service Clutch & Equipment Drives
    Service Transmissions, Trans Axles & Hydrostatic Drives
    Repair & Overhaul Transmissions & Drives
    Order Repair Parts & Keep Records
     Hours
    60
    60
    35
    55
    60
    50
    40
  • STC has Articulation Agreements with the following post-secondary schools:
    Lincoln Educational Institute—East Windsor Campus, Pennsylvania College of Technology, Universal Technical Institute

    Program Requirements/Costs (approximate)
     
    Two 3” 3 Ring Binders.......................................$10.00ea.
    Dickie Work Shirt/Pants (Dark Blue).....................$50.00
    Leather Upper/Oil Resistant Soled Work Boots......$50.00+
     
     
     
    Program Entrance Recommendations
     
    Ability to get along with others
    Able to work independently and as a team
    Algebra I or Geometry
    Mechanical abilities
    Problem solving skills
    Reading at grade level