Small Engine Repair Diploma
Penn Foster Career School

Program Details

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.

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School Accreditation & Licensing

Penn Foster Career School is accredited by:

Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC)

The DEAC is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (USDE) and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). Penn Foster Career School is regionally accredited by The Middle States Association Commission on Elementary and Secondary Schools.

Penn Foster Career School has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Accreditors for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).

Penn Foster High School is regionally accredited by The Middle States Association Commission on Elementary and Secondary Schools and accredited by Cognia and the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC).

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Open Admission