Outdoor Power Equipment and Powersports Technology
Are you interested in snowmobiles, motorcycles, ATV’s, boats...all vehicles people use for excitement and fun? If so, you know that someone needs to keep these machines in top running condition. In the Outdoor Power Equipment & Powersports Technology Program (OPE), students will learn the skills necessary to work on a variety of equipment ranging from small 2-cycle chain saws to large V-8 marine engines. Students perform live work on customer equipment and learn all engine parts and procedures from tear-down to reassembly.
Maintaining a Safe Shop Environment
Proper Use of safety Equipment
Safe Use of Hand Tools
Safe Use of Power Tools
Safe Use of Air Tools
Basic Engine Principles and Design
Energy & Motion
Simple Machines & Heat Engines
Engine Designs/Spark Ignition
Formula for Work, Horsepower & Torque
Engine cooling Systems
Hydraulics & Brake Systems
Hydrostatic Transmissions (Law & Garden)
Standard Transmissions (Lawn & Garden)
Transmission & Drive Systems
Wheels, Suspension & Frames
Fuel & Starting Systems
New York State Inspection
Principles of Operation
Valve Timing & Overlap
Valve Arrangements & Crankshafts
Piston & Connection Rod Assemblies
Fuel Induction Systems
Exhaust System Design
Remote Control Assemblies
Cooling & Exhaust Systems
Electric Shift & Hydraulic Electric Gear Case
Mechanical Gear Case
Students can participate in an internship experience where they will apply their knowledge while working with professionals in authentic career settings. Students will have an opportunity to dialog with practitioners via guest presentations while developing professional insights and future educational plans.
All second year students will complete a Career and Technical Education Portfolio that exhibits necessary elements for CTE Endorsement and demonstrates competencies in Outdoor Power Equipment & Powersports Technology.
- Articulation Agreements/College Credit
- Cayuga Online—Cayuga Community College
- Motorcycle Mechanics Institute
- Pennsylvania College of Technology
- Completed Career Portfolio
- Integrated Math Credit
- Internship Experience
For more information, contact...
Your High School Guidance Office or the Guidance Office at BOCES.
Outdoor Power Equipment & Powersports Technology could lead to careers in...
Small Engine Mechanic
Power Saw Mechanic
Outboard Motor Mechanic
Careers with additional training and education:
Marine Engine Mechanic
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