Short Term Programs
Outdoor Power Equipment Repair
Small engines are everywhere, and sometimes they can break down, need repairs and maintenance, and we need experts to fix them. Workers test, repair and service small gasoline and diesel-powered engines and equipment, such as garden tractors, outboard motors, lawn mowers and other related equipment.
This program provides students with the knowledge and skills to become Outdoor Power Equipment Repair Mechanics working in a variety of work settings across Saskatchewan. The skills learned in this program are fundamental skills used in many other trade areas such as the new recreation vehicle service technician, automotive service technician, truck and transport mechanic, and agriculture machinery technician. Graduates will be prepared to start entry-level work and, ultimately, apprenticeships in these trades which will provide a broader range of potential employment opportunities for the graduates.
Admission Requirements and Deadlines
Minimum Grade 10 with Math.
Good eyesight, hearing, manual dexterity, and physical mobility.
NOTE: Some employers may require a valid Class 5 driver’s license.
20% In Class
80% Hands-on training
Additional at home independent learning, or homework is not necessary.
Tuition and Fees
Dependent on location.
Students can expect to pay little to no fees depending on location and circumstances involved in training (sponsors, LFD).
OPER 100 – Orientation and Safety
OPER 110 – Trades Math
OPER 120 – Basic Small Engine Repair
OPER 130 – Service and Repair Snowmobiles
OPER 140 – Service and Repair All-Terrain Vehicles
OPER 150 – Service and Repair Boats and Outboard Motors
OPER 160 – Job Readiness
OPER 170 – Work Placement/Special Project
What to Expect
Student life will differ based on location, however, do not expect homework as most course work can be completed in class. We do recommend going over any relevant reading, or video tutorials to make the most of your education, bringing a bagged lunch as eating out can be expensive if done every day. Transportation to the Trades Centre’s depends on location, for some buses may be available; for those who drive parking might be limited; or, if either aren’t an option, catch a ride with a classmate!
Students in this program can expect to be in the class for part of the time for theory studies. Students projects will be in a shop based setting to familiarize oneself on some basic tools and work processes. Students will be provided proper tools and gain experience handling equipment in a safe manner. Relevant personal protective equipment (PPE) will also be provided to help ensure all students are safe on work sites, and in the shop.
Students must pass all courses.
Completion of courses are based on a pass/fail system.
You must attend class regularly and maintain a 90% attendance throughout the program.
Canadian Wage/Hour (NOC 7335)*
Outdoor Power Equipment Repair Mechanics are employed by dealer service shops and independent service establishments. They are also employed by businesses that have a large number of units, such as boat rental operations. There is a high demand for this trade in northern Saskatchewan due to the high number of businesses in resource exploration, tourism and out-fitting, and forestry operations that use power equipment in daily operations.
*Use of Canadian Wage/Hour market information used as there is no current information for Saskatchewan based wages. For more information, click here.
SIIT is currently not legislated to accept International Students. You must be a Canadian resident to apply.
English Language Benchmark
To be admitted into this program you must be able to understand and communicate in English (Canadian Language Benchmark Assessment of six – CLB6).
Strong preference is given to those who are status First Nation but programs are open to anyone.
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