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Small Engine Mechanic Training

Small engine mechanic training provides learners with fundamental knowledge and skill-building techniques for success as a professional light duty equipment mechanic.

The self-paced, online program provides the basics of engine mechanics, auto shop safety, tool handling, and in-depth technical training on engine tune-up and the maintenance and repair of fuel systems, electrical systems, ignition systems, cooling systems, and other important components.

Designed as both an apprenticeship program and skills development program, online small engine mechanic training works best when combined with on-the-job training. Learners who complete the program successfully know how to:

  • Explain how a gasoline engine operates
  • Demonstrate safe work practices when servicing gasoline engines.
  • Discuss gasoline engine air intake, exhaust, cooling, and lubricating systems.
  • Describe operating principles, functions, and maintenance of various fuel injection systems.
  • Discuss troubleshooting and failure analysis techniques and how to handle maintenance procedures.
  • Explain the procedures for performing in-frame engine overhaul.
  • Describe the operation, servicing, and maintenance procedures for a gasoline engine fuel system.
  • Discuss how an ignition system works and how to service this system along with other engine electrical systems.
  • Follow the recommended procedures for performing a gasoline engine tune-up.

You can work with your Training Consultant to devise an individualized program or follow the complete Small Engine Mechanic Training course list below.

Small Engine Mechanic Training Course List

255 hours (excluding videos).

Number of Exams: 26.

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