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Power Equipment Technology

If you like working with your hands on all sorts of power equipment, this program is for you! Active learning occurs on the shop floor disassembling, measuring and reassembling engines and equipment. Gain experience and skills that will serve useful throughout your lifetime and prepare you for college, military or workforce success.


PDF Document Power Equipment Technology Summary Sheet

CORE SKILLS

  • Component identification
  • Writing a work order
  • Equipment theory, maintenance and repair
  • Diagnostics and problem-solving
  • Use of manufacturer service manuals
  • Equipment failure analysis
  • Proper equipment operation
  • Teamwork/employability
  • Shop Safety
  • Communication skills

FUTURE CAREER OPTIONS

  • Power equipment mechanic
  • Farm equipment mechanic
  • Marine mechanic
  • Parts/sales person
  • Motorcycle mechanic
  • Business owner/manager
  • Diesel mechanic
 

CERTIFICATION and ACADEMIC CREDIT

  • English and/or math credit
  • OSHA Basic Training
  • PASSES EDGE workplace safety certificate
  • Briggs Master Service Technician
  • OPE certifications
  • NGK Plugpro training
  • Kohler technician training
  • Stihl Bronze service training
  • EETC certifications
 

SETTING STUDENTS UP FOR SUCCESS

Making connections with guest speakers and taking advantage of job shadows, co-op and work experiences gives students real experiences in the field of power equipment technology.

LEADERSHIP and SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Club participation, competition and leadership can occur with Skills USA, National Technical Honor Society and student council.