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Small Engine Repair

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Small Engine Repair

Take the first step toward becoming a small engine mechanic with Stratford’s online Small Engine Repair classes. 


Stratford's online 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 Small Engine Repair training 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. With small engine classes, you can take the first step toward a new career or learn valuable skills to use at your home in your own garage!


According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the median annual salary for small engine repair mechanics is $39,020. The number of jobs is projected to increase by 3% through 2029.* 


A small engine mechanic salary can vary depending on the place of employment, educational attainment, and the specific duties performed.


If you’re interested in taking small engine classes, request more information or enroll in Stratford’s Small Engine Repair home study program today!


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
• Engine Components
• Measuring Engine Performance

Servicing Small Gas Engines Part 2
• Fuel Supply, Air Induction and Emissions
• Carburetion
• Ignition Systems
• Lubrication Systems
• Cooling Systems
• Preventative Maintenance
• Troubleshooting
• 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
• Snow Throwers
• Personal Watercraft
• Career Opportunities
• Steps to Certification

BONUS! Upon graduation, you will receive the following tools and equipment at no additional cost:
• Crankcase Vacuum Tester
• Compression Tester
• Spark Tester
• Multimeter
• 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, 2021 Edition
Small Engine Repair Program

"I have been around small engines all my life and working on them was very challenging. Now that I have completed Stratford's course, small engines are so much easier."

Shawn S.

"The program will be very beneficial to me as I can maintain proper care of my own equipment as well as earn extra income on the side."

Daniel D.

"SCI gave me the skills needed to fix my lawnmower on my own."

Rueben A.