Power Equipment Technology | Outdoor Power Equipment Technology

Power Equipment, & Diesel Power Equipment

Degrees Available

Degrees available:

  • Technical Diploma (TD)
  • Certificate of Technical Studies (CTS)
  • Technical Competency Area (TCA)

Campus Locations

Campus Locations

  • Lamar Salter Campus

OPET Curriculum

OPET Curriculum

The purpose of this program is to provide specialized classroom instruction and practical hands-on experience to prepare individuals to maintain and repair outdoor power equipment such as outboard motors, lawnmowers, chainsaws, motorcycles, rotary tillers, all-terrain vehicles, portable electric generators, compact diesel engines, and small garden tractors, as well as the use of technical manuals.

The following program course listings and exit points are non-sequential and delivered depending on industry need and student selection.

Courses are required to be taken only once if successfully completed to satisfy exit credentials. The student advisor will assist in proper course sequencing to obtain exit credentials.

Additional industry specific courses can be developed as needed.

Power Equipment Technology Courses

Power Equipment Technology  | Course Names & Descriptions

Course
Number

Course
Title

Lecture Hours

Lab Hours

Total Credit Hours

Clock Hours

ORNT1000

FRESHMAN SEMINAR

1

0

1

15

OPET1111

OCCUPATIONAL INTRODUCTION AND SAFETY

1

1

2

60

OPET1121

BASIC TOOLS AND REPAIR TECHNIQUES

1

1

2

60

OPET1131

SHOP MANAGEMENT

1

2

3

75

OPET1141

ENGINE PRINCIPLES

1

3

4

150

OPET1151

FUEL SYSTEMS

1

2

3

105

 

TCA - OPET Technician I

 

 

15

465

OPET1161

ENGINE LUBRICATION AND COOLING SYSTEMS

1

1

2

60

OPET1221

BASIC ELECTRICITY

1

2

3

105

OPET1231

CHARGING SYSTEMS

1

2

3

75

OPET1241

IGNITION SYSTEMS

1

2

3

75

OPET1251

STARTING SYSTEMS

1

1

2

60

OPET1261

DRIVE TRAIN

1

2

3

75

JOBS2450

JOB SEEKING SKILLS

2

0

2

30

 

CTS - OPET Technician II

 

 

33

945

CPTR1000

INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTERS

1

1

2

45

OPET1311

HYDRAULICS AND BRAKES

1

2

3

75

OPET1321

GENERATORS

1

1

2

75

OPET1331

FRAMES, SUSPENSION, AND DECKS

1

2

3

75

OPET1341

SYSTEMS TROUBLESHOOTING

2

2

4

120

OPET2111

OUTBOARD ENGINE OVERHAUL

1

1

2

75

OPET2121

MOTORCYCLE ENGINE OVERHAUL

1

1

2

75

OPET2131

LAWN AND GARDEN ENGINE OVERHAUL

1

1

2

75

OPET2141

ALL-TERRAIN VEHICLE ENGINE OVERHAUL

1

1

2

75

OPET2151

LAWN AND GARDEN DIESEL ENGINE OVERHAUL

1

1

2

75

OPET2161

PERSONAL WATERCRAFT ENGINE OVERHAUL

1

1

2

75

 

TD - Outdoor Power Equipment Technician

 

 

59

1785

 

Optional Elective

 

 

   

CSRV1000

CUSTOMER SERVICE

3

0

3

45

CSRV2000

CUSTOMER SERVICE & SALES

3

0

3

45

ENTP1000

FOUNDATIONS OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP

3

0

3

45

 

With approval from the Chief Academic Officer/designee, the following courses may be substituted for any of the above course requirements.

 

 

   

OPET2991

SPECIAL PROJECTS I

0

1

1

30

OPET2993

SPECIAL PROJECTS II

0

2

2

60

OPET2995

SPECIAL PROJECTS III

0

3

3

90

OPET2996

SPECIAL PROJECTS IV

3

0

3

45

OPET2997

PRACTICUM

0

3

3

135

OPET2999

COOPERATIVE EDUCATION

0

3

3

135