Learn more about small engine repair with Stratford's home study course.
Stratford's Small Engine Repair course carefully details the many systems, tools, and parts involved in successful repair and also covers performance measurement and preventative maintenance. In addition, students will also learn more about career opportunities in this line of work.
This course is ideal for anyone looking to start their own business, or for anyone looking to save money by knowing how to make their own repairs on equipment such as lawn mowers, chain saws, snow blowers and more.
According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the median annual salary for small engine repair mechanics is $35,280. The number of jobs is projected to increase by 4% through 2024.*
A small engine mechanic salary can vary depending on the place of employment, educational attainment, and the specific duties performed.
Basic Principles of Small Engine Repair Career Opportunities in the Field
Tools and Safety
The Basics of Small Engine Design
Typical Small Engine Maintenance and Repair Tasks
Some Small-Engine-Powered Machines and How They Work
Servicing Small Gas Engines Part 1 Safety in the Small Engine Shop
Tools and Measuring Instruments
Fasteners; Sealants; Gaskets
Fundamentals of Electricity, Magnetism and Electronics
Principles of Engine Operation
Two-Cycle and Four-Cycle Engines
Measuring Engine Performance
Servicing Small Gas Engines Part 2 Fuel Supply, Air Induction and Emissions
Fuel System Servicing
Ignition and Electrical System Servicing
Servicing Small Gas Engines Part 3 Engine Disassembly and Inspection
Cylinder, Crankshaft and Piston Service
Camshaft and Valve Train Service
Engine Reassembly and Break-In
Lawn and Brush Equipment
Lawn and Garden Tractors
Steps to Certification
BONUS! Upon graduation, you will receive the following tools and equipment at no additional cost:
Crankcase Vacuum Tester
Small Engine Charging System Tester
This educational program is an introductory course designed to help students gain knowledge necessary for the vocational application of this subject. Completion of this program does not fulfill the legal requirements of particular state licenses or certifications, which may require additional training or apprenticeships.
We take great pride in providing you with the most up-to-date textbooks and equipment. One or more of the above-mentioned subjects may, therefore, change if updating becomes necessary during the course of your studies. The order in which the course material is presented may vary.
*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition
"I am currently enrolled in your Small Engine Repair course so that I may learn how to maintain my equipment without having the delays of taking my machinery to a repair facility. Thank you for your help with my career and I look forward to continuing taking courses through your organization.
"I succeeded in repairing my own lawn mower thanks to the knowledge gained from this program."
- Edward D.
"I haven't had to pay for repairs to equipment for my lawn care company since I began the program."