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Outdoor Powersports Equipment & Technology
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Todd Marcellus
P:  (315) 253-0361 ext. 5610

For additional information contact your high school guidance counselor.
PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The Outdoor Power Equipment program focuses on all aspects of system operations and component breakdown related to the small gasoline engine industry. Students get to learn the general theories of systems and apply repair/troubleshooting techniques to small gas engines while utilizing the same tools and equipment found in repair shops all over the country. Students will get the opportunity to practice on customer and school owned equipment. Safe operation practices are implemented into every aspect of student training.

The Powersports technology program focuses on all aspects of the system of operations and the component breakdown related to the Powersports industry. Students get to learn general theories of systems and apply repair/troubleshooting techniques to Powersports 
vehicles while utilizing the same tools and equipment found in dealerships all over the country. Students will get the opportunity to practice on customer and school owned equipment. Safe operation practices are implemented into every aspect of student training.

 
PROGRAM CONTENT           BENEFITS

First Year

Introduction to Small Gasoline Engines (6 weeks) 

Students will learn basic safety and hands-on skills needed to work in a small engine repair facility, including the following:

  • Shop Safety
  • Tools
  • Precision Measuring
  • Fasteners
  • Fundamentals of Electricity

Basics of Engine Operation (6 weeks)
Students will learn the general theories of engine operation unique to the outdoor power equipment industry, including the following:
  • Basic Two and Four Stroke Engine Operation
  • Engine Component
  • Measuring Engine Performance

Engine Systems (6 weeks)
Students will learn the theory and operation of different engine support systems found on modern small gasoline engines, including the following:
  • Fuel Supply Systems
  • Carburetion
  • Ignition Systems
  • Lubrication Systems
  • Cooling Systems

Engine Service and Overhaul (12 weeks)
Students will learn the general maintenance and troubleshooting of engine support systems found on small gasoline engines and will also learn the complete disassembly, inspection, repair and reassembly of small gasoline engines found in the outdoor power equipment industry including the following:
  • Preventive Maintenance
  • Troubleshooting
  • Fuel System Service
  • Ignition System Service
  • Engine Disassembly and Inspection
  • Cylinder Crankshaft and Piston Service
  • Camshaft and Valve Train Service
  • Engine Reassembly and Break-In

OPE Engine Applications (5 weeks)
Students will learn the different equipment and applications that use small gasoline engines. Students will learn safe operation of outdoor power equipment and general non-engine related maintenance involved with equipment found in the OPE industry. Students will also learn about career opportunities, qualifications and certification found in the Outdoor Power Equipment industry. 
 
Second Year

Powersports Technology Powersports Service (12 weeks, 2 credits)
Students will learn the general theories of operating systems unique to Powersports vehicles and basic maintenance including the following: Shop Safety  Tools Precision Measuring Diagnostic Procedures Fuel Systems Cooling Systems Lubrication Systems General Maintenance
Powersports Electricity (6 weeks, 1 credit) 
Students will learn the general theories of electrical systems found on Powersports vehicles, including the following: Electrical Theory Batteries Charging Systems
  • Ignition Systems
  • Accessory Systems

  • Powersports Engine and Powertrains (12 weeks, 2 credits)
    Students will learn the complete disassembly, inspection, repair and reassembly of modern modular construction powertrain assemblies. Students will also learn the principles of operations key to high performance, compact engines/transmission assemblies unique to the Powersports industry including the following:
  • Engines
  • Power Transmission Systems
  • Engine & Transmission Disassembly
  • Two-Stroke Engine Overhaul
  • Four-Stroke Engine Overhaul
  • Power Transmission Overhaul

  • Powersports Frame, Brakes, Suspensions  (6 weeks, 1 credit)
    Students will learn the theory, diagnostic and service procedures used in systems unique to Powersports industry including the following:
  • Wheels
  • Tires
  • Brakes
  • Frames
  • Suspensions
Portfolio

All second-year students will complete a Career and Technical Education Portfolio that exhibits necessary elements for CTE Endorsement and demonstrates competencies in Outdoor Power Equipment & Powersports Technology.
 

Internship Experiences
Students can participate in an internship experience where they will apply their knowledge while working with professionals in authentic career settings. Students will have an opportunity to dialog with practitioners via guest presentations while developing professional insights and future educational plans.  


Certifications
  • Engine and Equipment Training Council (EETC)  
  • Briggs and Stratton Master Certification




POTENTIAL CAREERS

With BOCES training:

  • Small Engine Mechanic
  • Power Saw Mechanic
  • Lawnmower Mechanic
  • Outboard Motor Mechanic
  With additional training
  • Marine Engine Mechanic
  • Motorcycle/ATV Mechanic
 





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Christopher J. Todd, Interim District Superintendent
Mark Vivacqua, Chief Operating Officer

1879 West Genesee Street Rd.
Auburn, NY 13021
Phone: (315) 253-0361
www.cayboces.org







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