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Small Engines& Equipment Technology I

Valees# 20110A001

Credits: 2-1/2

Grades: 11,12

Fee: $40.00

 

Small Engines & Equipment Technology II

Valees# 20110A002

Credits: 2-1/2

Grades: 12

Fee: $40.00

 

Instructor Info

 

Clay Hansen

(630)365-5113

chansen@kaneland.org

 

 

Small Engines & Equipment Technology

Program Description

This is a course designed for the student who desires to learn about the mechanical principles of engines and related equipment.  Emphasis is centered on the theory, design and operation of small air and liquid cooled engines and related components and systems.  We will focus on 2 and 4 cycle engines and how to do repairs on all types of machinery and equipment such as:  ATVs, dirt bikes, snowmobiles, jet skis, lawn equipment, golf equipment, generators, etc.  Each student will be assigned multiple engines to fully rebuild.  Students are also encouraged to bring in their own engines/projects to work on during shop time.

 

This program is for you if you:

  • Enjoy problem solving

  • Enjoy detail work

  • Have good manual dexterity

  • Have mechanical aptitude

  • Have good mathematical, reading and communication skills

 

Small Engines & Equipment Technology I

Grades: 11, 12

Prerequisite: None, but Introductory Industrial Technology courses are recommended.

2-1/2 Credits

VALEES #: 20110A001

Emphasis is placed on the parts and operation of both two and four cycle engines ranging from lawn mowers to high performance dirt bikes, snowmobiles, jet skis, motorcycles and ATVs.  Students learn proper repair procedures and other modifications to enhance the performance of various small engine vehicles on the current market.  Students must supply their own safety glasses and steel toe shoes/boots. 

Fee: $40.00.

 

Small Engines & Equipment Technology II

Grade: 12

Prerequisite: SE & ET I and teacher recommendation.

2-1/2 Credits

VALEES #: 20110A002

Emphasis is placed on further developing the skills learned in SE&ET I.  Students have more time for projects as well as live jobs from customers.  Students are also required to diagnose mechanical and electrical problems and make proper repairs in a minimum amount of time.  Students continue to learn more in-depth repair procedures and performance modifications of various power sport vehicles on the current market.  Students must supply their own safety glasses and steel toe shoes/boots. 

Fee: $40.00.

 

IF YOU HAVE COMPLETED:

 

FVCC SMALL ENGINES PROGRAM

You could qualify for a position such as:

Equipment Technician

Entry Level Power Sport Technician

 

ASSOCIATE OF APPLIED SCIENCE

You could qualify for a position such as:

Equipment Technician

Powersport Technician

Repair Shop Owner

 

BACCALAUREATE DEGREE

You could qualify for a position such as:

Repair Shop Service Manager

Repair & Performance Shop Owner

Product Testing Specialist

Corp/Factory Representative

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