Small Engine Mechanics 10L

Course Description

Small Engines 10 introduces learners to small engines and the industry that creates, repairs and maintains these machines. In this 100-hour course, the learner will explore the inner workings of small engines, its component pieces, and the skills required to diagnose and address problems. As with all of our trades-based courses, safety is a major consideration and we help learners to recognize potential hazards and be familiar with the steps necessary to minimize risk. Upon completion of the theoretical units, learners will have to demonstrate their newly obtained skills and, in many cases, submit video assignments to the instructor.

Units of Study

  • Safety
  • Hand Tools and Measuring Instruments
  • Fastener, Gaskets, and Sealants
  • Internal Combustion Engines
  • Engine Operation and Governors
  • Fuel Systems and Carburetors
  • Ignition and Cooling Systems
  • Troubleshooting and Maintenance
  • Careers

Course Materials

Supplied by the DLC

E-text: Small Gas Engines 10th Edition textbook

Obtained by Student

A video-recording device; Smartphone or tablet will be sufficient.

Access to a small gas engine; does not need to be in working condition.

Suggested Career Pathways

  • Small Engine Technician
  • Recreational and Marine Technician
  • Outdoor Equipment Technician
  • PAA Teacher
  • Recreational Vehicle Sales
  • Recreational Vehicle Parts person



Delivery Method

Online Asynchronous


Grade 10

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