The Small Engine Repair program consists of eight Instruction Sets. In the course of this program, students learn skills such as troubleshooting engine components and systems, working with electrical circuits and ignition systems, and rebuilding engines.
Students begin the program by learning about small engine repair and equipment safety. Students are taught basic engine components and terminology. During the program students learn the lubricants, coolants, and fuel systems used in small engines. Students learn engine disassembly by disassembling a two and four-stroke engine and are then expected rebuild it. When the student rebuilds the engine, they are to replace worn parts using precision measurement instruments.
The students work with power transmission systems, clutches, and final drives. Students learn the theory of operation, carried out through servicing lawn mowers and riding mowers. Students study about garden tractors by servicing transmissions, steering, electrical and braking systems in the tractors. Students learn the difference between small engines and marine craft engines, as well as maintenance tips for the Outboard Engines.
The skills and techniques students learn by completing Penn Foster’s Small Engine Repair program can be useful for work in hardware and gardens stores, engine repair shops, and equipment companies.
This program requires a minimum of 8th grade education.
School Accreditation Statement
Penn Foster Accreditation and Licenses
- Penn Foster Career School and Penn Foster High School are regionally accredited by the Commission on Secondary Schools of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. And, nationally accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC).
- Penn Foster Career School and Penn Foster High School are licensed by the Pennsylvania State Board of Private Licensed Schools.
- Penn Foster College is nationally accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC) and licensed by the Arizona State Board for Private Postseconday Education.