Small Engine Repair

Do you want a new career… or just love to tinker with engines? Do you struggle with your lawnmower? Do you want to take better care of your outboard motor? If any of these questions apply to you then join us for Small Engine Repair and Maintenance at Cape Fear Community College. Your chainsaw will thank you later.

This course will be taught by Richard Oliver, who has over 20 years of experience/training and is the owner of Ollie’s Cycle Shack in Willard, NC. Richard is a certified technician for Yamaha, Kawasaki, Stihl, Kohler and John Deere.

The course is designed to teach students to repair small gasoline engines. Students will receive instruction in the principles of four-stroke cycle and two-stroke cycle engines. Other areas of emphasis are troubleshooting and repair of valves, power producing components, fuel, ignition, exhaust, lubrication and cooling systems.

Graduates of the Small Engine Repair and Maintenance program may be eligible for career opportunities as a mechanic, service technician, small engine mechanic, outdoor power equipment service technician, golf cart mechanic, lawnmower repair mechanic, small engine technician or small engine repair instructor.

Details: Wilmington Campus, 36 hours, $130
Next Offering: Fall 2018
Course Code: TBA
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This book is recommended, but not required:

Small Engine Care & Repair: A Step-by-Step Guide to Maintaining Your Small Engine
by: Creative International Editors







Contact Phillip Brown at or (910) 362-7319.