Small Engine Equipment Technology

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CIP Code: 47.0699

Instructor: Mr. Brady

Program Overview

The Small Engine Equipment Technology (SET) program is divided into two areas of training: Outdoor power equipment and motorcycles. Students in the 9th-12th grades are guided through a progressive, educational competency environment. Some of the competencies covered are safety, carburetor theory and the maintenance and repair of two and four stroke engines. In the fully equipped laboratory, the students apply the skills they have acquired by dismantling and reassembling L-head and overhead valve engines. As students’ progress through the curriculum, they learn to diagnose, service and repair lawn and garden equipment such as lawn mowers, riding mowers, chain saws, line trimmers and leaf blowers. The SET facility and curriculum content is certified by the Equipment and Engine Training council (EETC) which is the only nationally recognized certification body for the outdoor power equipment programs in colleges and high schools.

Is this Career Right For You?

  • Would you be comfortable using tools that require strong attention to safety?
  • Could you spend every day working with a variety of different welding techniques?
  • Do you have good eye-hand coordination?
  • Do you have strong math skills?
  • Are you precise?

Inside the Industry

Supervisor of Mechanics $48,130
Motorcycle Mechanic $25,540
Marine Motorboat Mechanic $39,480
Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Repair Mechanic $27,580


Small Engine Equipment Technology students at work, photo 1      Small Engine Equipment Technology students at work, photo 2      Small Engine Equipment Technology students at work, photo 3


 Possible Careers 

  • Service Technicians
  • Shop Manager
  • Parts Person
  • Business Owner

 Potential Certifications 

  • PA Skills Certificate (NOCTI)
  • PA Safety Inspection Certification
  • PA Emissions Inspector Certification
  • OPEESA Certifications for two and four stroke engines, hydraulics systems, and electrical
  • Briggs & Stratton Engine Master Technician Certification
  • Employability: Interviewing Skills

 Statewide Articulation Agreements