Mechanical Techniques - Small Engine Mechanic
Credential: Ontario College Certificate
Work Integrated Learning: 1 Field Placement
Length: 2 Semesters
Duration: 1 Year
Effective: Fall 2023
Students prepare for a career as a Small Engine Mechanic, or further education in a related field. They develop a concentrated understanding of small to medium sized engines and related systems for off-road vehicles and powered equipment. This includes gasoline engines, diesel engines, fuel management systems, electrical systems, frames, steering and suspension systems, transmission and auxiliary power systems, braking systems, hydraulic systems and onboard computer systems. A significant hands-on component allows individuals to develop practical and technical skills to meet the current needs of the Small Engine and Powersports industries, and will provide a basis to respond to emerging trends in the field. Finally, students become effective communicators and problem solvers who will have an awareness of environmental issues, effective customer service, and basic business operations.
Graduates may find a range of occupations in the mechanical field, including manufacturing, dealers, operations, sales, service, and self-employment. A graduate may find employment as a Small Engine Technician Apprentice, retail sales support, business operations, off road and small powered equipment handling. They may also opt to return to school for additional technical training and specialization.
Program Learning Outcomes
The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:
- complete all work in compliance with current legislation, standards, regulations and guidelines;
- contribute to the application of quality control and quality assurance procedures to meet organizational standards and requirements;
- comply with current health and safety legislation, as well as organizational practices and procedures;
- support sustainability best practices in workplaces;
- use current and emerging technologies to support the implementation of mechanical and manufacturing projects;
- troubleshoot and solve standard mechanical problems by applying mathematics and fundamentals of mechanics;
- contribute to the interpretation and preparation of mechanical drawings and other related technical documents;
- perform routine technical measurements accurately using appropriate instruments and equipment;
- assist in manufacturing, assembling, maintaining and repairing mechanical components according to required specifications;
- select, use and maintain machinery, tools and equipment for the installation, manufacturing and repair of basic mechanical components;
- role model professional behavior consistent with environmental stewardship;
- apply basic entrepreneurial strategies when considering new business opportunities.
The following reflects the planned progression for full-time offerings of the program.
- Sem 1: Fall 2023
- Sem 2: Winter 2024
A number of articulation agreements have been negotiated with universities and other institutions across Canada, North America and internationally. These agreements are assessed, revised and updated on a regular basis. Please contact the program co-ordinator for specific details if you are interested in pursuing such an option. Additional information can be found on our website at https://www.georgiancollege.ca/admissions/credit-transfer/
- Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), or equivalent, or mature student status
- Grade 12 English (C or U)
Mature students, non-secondary school applicants (19 years or older), and home school applicants may also be considered for admission. Eligibility may be met by applicants who have taken equivalent courses, upgrading, completed their GED, and equivalency testing. For complete details refer to: www.georgiancollege.ca/admissions/academic-regulations/
Applicants who have taken courses from a recognized and accredited post-secondary institution and/or have relevant life/learning experience may also be considered for admission; refer to the Credit for Prior Learning website for details:
The very nature of the work requires manual dexterity and lifting. Applicants are advised to consult with the Program Coordinator if they have specific questions related to the physical demands of the program and future employment.
13 Program Courses
1 Communications Course
1 Field Placement
To graduate from this program, the passing weighted average for promotion through each semester, and to graduate is 60%. Additionally, a student must attain a minimum of 50% or a letter grade of P (Pass) or S (Satisfactory) in each course in each semester unless otherwise stated on the course outline.
The following reflects the planned course sequence for full-time offerings of the Fall intake of the program. Where more than one intake is offered contact the program co-ordinator for the program tracking.
|MATH 1007||Mathematics Techniques||42|
|MENG 1000||Workshop Procedures||42|
|MENG 1001||Engine Fuel Systems Principles||42|
|MENG 1002||Engine Electrical Systems Diagnostics||42|
|MENG 1003||Engine Function and Design||42|
|MENG 1009||Basic Electrical Principles||42|
|MENG 1011||Health and Safety Fundamentals||42|
|BUSI 1004||Service and Information Techniques||42|
|MENG 1010||Diesel and Overhead Valve Engines||42|
|SENG 1000||Outdoor Power Tool Fundamentals||42|
|SENG 1001||ATV Repair Principles||42|
|SENG 1002||Principles of Residential Grounds Maintenance Equipment||42|
|SENG 1003||Snowmobile Repair Principles||42|
|Select 1 course from the communications list during registration.||42|
|SENG 1004||Field Placement||160|
Students unable to adhere to the program duration of one year (as stated above) may take a maximum of two years to complete their credential. After this time, students must be re-admitted into the program, and follow the curriculum in place at the time of re-admission.
Disclaimer: The information in this document is correct at the time of publication. Academic content of programs and courses is revised on an ongoing basis to ensure relevance to changing educational objectives and employment market needs.
Program outlines may be subject to change in response to emerging situations, in order to facilitate student achievement of the learning outcomes required for graduation. Components such as courses, progression, coop work terms, placements, internships and other requirements may be delivered differently than published.