The College of DuPage Horticulture Department offers six courses and a Certificate in Power Equipment and Technology. This unique program will provide you with the technical skills and knowledge to service and maintain small internal combustion engines. Students enrolled in the Power Equipment and Technology courses learn to troubleshoot, maintain, and repair a wide variety of engines and power equipment. Hands-on training is provided on various types of equipment including those with 2-cycle, 4-cycle, and compact diesel engines. Various certifications are also available in the courses including the STIHL Bronze certification, Briggs and Stratton Master Service Technician and Equipment & Engine Training Council (EETC) certifications. The program is connected with companies such as Briggs and Stratton, Kohler, Honda, Stihl, Echo, and Toro so you know you’ll be working with the best equipment and gaining the specialized skills needed to service power equipment.
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HORT 1150-HYB01 Power Equipment Electrical Systems (3 credits) Mondays 6:00 p.m. – 9:50 p.m. TEC 0028 10/16/2017 – 12/04/2017 (Hybrid format: a blend of traditional classroom and online instruction)
- Basic electrical theory, circuit construction, and digital multimeter use. Service information and wiring diagrams used in power equipment diagnosis. Power equipment starting and charging systems. Small engine ignition systems. Electrical wiring repair technicians. Diagnosis of power equipment electrical systems.
HORT 1152-HYB02 4-Cycle Small Engine Repair and Maintenance (3 credits) Fridays 4:30 p.m. – 7:40 p.m. TEC 0028 10/20/2017 – 12/15/2017 (Hybrid format: a blend of traditional classroom and online instruction)
- Principles of 4-cycle engine repair, maintenance, troubleshooting, failure analysis and problem solving skills to repair and rebuild small engines used in landscape, industrial, and agricultural applications.
HORT 1151-HYB01 2-Cycle Small Engine Repair and Maintenance (2 credits) Thursdays 6:00 p.m. – 9:50 p.m. TEC 0028 1/25/2018 – 3/08/2018 (Hybrid format: a blend of traditional classroom and online instruction)
- Principles of 2-cycle engine-powered devices used in the landscape industry. Includes 2-cycle engine function, use of technician literature, safe disassemble, repair and troubleshooting techniques.
HORT 1154-HYB01 Generator Repair and Maintenance (2 credits) Mondays 6:00 p.m. – 9:50 p.m. TEC 0028 1/22/2018 – 3/12/2018 (Hybrid format: a blend of traditional classroom and online instruction)
- Introduces portable power generator operation, basic electrical concepts, safety procedures, brushless and brush type generators, circuit analysis, troubleshooting using testing procedures and equipment to repair generators. Prerequisite: Horticulture 1150 with a grade of C or better, or equivalent.
HORT 1153-HYB01 Compact Diesel Engines (3 credits) Wednesdays 6:00 p.m. – 9:50 p.m. TEC 0028 2/14/2018 – 5/16/2018 (Hybrid format: a blend of traditional classroom and online instruction)
- Explores the design, operation, proper maintenance, repair, and troubleshooting of compact diesel engines found in the horticulture and agriculture industries. Prerequisite: Horticulture 1150 and Horticulture 1152 with a grade of C or better, or equivalent.
HORT 1154-HYB01 Drivelines/Hydraulics/Hydrostatics (3 credits) Tuesdays 5:00 p.m. – 8:50 p.m. TEC 0028 5/29/2018 – 7/07/2018 (Hybrid format: a blend of traditional classroom and online instruction)
- Foundation of driveline, hydraulic, and hydrostatic principles and system operation including how to troubleshoot and repair equipment found in the horticulture and agriculture industries.
For information about the program or classes, please contact Brian Clement firstname.lastname@example.org