You want to be an outdoor power equipment technician. You want to learn how to repair, service and maintain small gasoline- and diesel-powered equipment, such as generators, mowers, aerators, golf carts, chain saws, snowmobiles, motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), outboard motors, jet drives and personal watercraft.
But you need to learn more, like how to use test devices to diagnose and isolate mechanical faults, or how to inspect electrical system parts using hand tools and specialized equipment.
The Outdoor Power Equipment Technician program has 2 specializations – Power Equipment Technician or Recreational Equipment Technician – which you will choose between in the 3rd year of the program
Here are some of the other subjects covered in the Outdoor Power Equipment Technician apprenticeship at NAIT:
- reviewing and interpreting work orders and technical manuals
- inspecting and testing engine, motors and mechanical components using test devices to diagnose and isolate faults