• Program: Public Works
  • Course: Basic Engine Repair
  • Course #: PWRK1020
  • Total Credits: 3

Course Description

In this course, students will study the theory of two and four cycle engines and perform basic maintenance on common outdoor power equipment used in public works. Students will learn the proper names and uses of tools used in industry. Students will diagnose engine problems, inspect and identify system components. Topics of shop safety, fuels, tune-ups and basic electricity will also be covered.

Course Evaluation

Refer to Course Syllabus for detailed information regarding the requirements and evaluation standards for this course. The Course Syllabus will be distributed the first week of the course.

Disability Services

Hennepin Technical College offers reasonable accommodations to qualified students with disabilities. If you have a documented disability that may require accommodations, contact the college’s Disability Services Director: Sara Laviolette at Brooklyn Park (763-488-2477) or Jean Kreutter at Eden Prairie (952-995-1544).

Course Goals

The following goals will be addressed in the course:
Demonstrate safety practices
Perform engine maintenance
Diagnose engine problems
Compare the difference between a two-stroke and a four-stroke engine
Explain engine component functions
Identify parts of an engine
Explain 2 stroke theories
Explain 4 stroke theories

Credit Details
  • Lecture: 2
  • Lab: 1
  • MnTC Goal: 0
Course Details
  • Prerequisites: 
    Must have Public Works as a declared Major
  • Campus: Brooklyn Park/Eden Prairie

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