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Degree Plans - Engine Technology - Small Engine Technology Certificate (Archived)

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ENGINE TECHNOLOGY -- SMALL ENGINE TECHNOLOGY

(Level I Certificate)

Cedar Valley only

  • Students pursuing this certificate are waived from the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards, but must meet course prerequisites.
  • Students must earn at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation through instruction by the college awarding the degree.

Degree Plan Code: C1.ENG.SMALL.10

This program is designed to train students to meet entry level requirements in the field of small engine mechanics. This will include theory, diagnosis, repair, overhaul and maintenance of small engines used on lawn mowers, garden tractors, and other small equipment. Included in this program is the study of small engine carburetion and electrical systems, engine overhaul and tune-up, and belt, chain, and direct drive power systems. Throughout the entire program an emphasis is placed on accepted shop techniques used throughout the small engine powered equipment industry.

Since not all courses in this program are transferable, students enrolling in this program who may plan to transfer to a four-year institution should consult with an advisor or counselor regarding transfer requirements.

CREDIT HOURS

SEMESTER I

SMER 1428 Small Engine Service Principles 4
SMER 1431 Small Engine Tune-Up 4
SMER 1438 Small Engine Drive Systems 4
12

SEMESTER II

SMER 1437 Small Engine Four Stroke Engine 4
SMER 1425 Small Engine Electrical Systems 4
SMER 1380 Cooperative Education - Small Engine Mechanics and Repair Technology/Technician OR 3
SMER 1191 Special Topics in Small Engine Mechanic and Repairer AND (1)
SMER 1266 Practicum (or Field Experience) - Small Engine Mechanics and Repair Technology/Technician (2)
11
Minimum Hours Required 23

NOTE: Students enrolling in this program who plan to transfer to a four-year institution should consult an advisor or counselor regarding transfer requirements and the transferability of these courses to the four-year institution of their choice.

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