Course Descriptions

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OPRV-105

Orientation/Safety/Shop Practices

Credit(s): 2

This course will introduce students to on-campus services including the library and College Skills Center. It will include instruction about the industry, including wages, job opportunities, and the nature of the work. This course will also teach students about shop safety and proper equipment usage. Instruction will be provided on a variety of general shop practices and procedures. Lecture: 2 hours per week

OPRV-110

2- and 4-Cycle Gas Engines

Credit(s): 5

This course will teach students how to identify, repair, rebuild, and/or replace small engines used in outdoor power equipment. The student will learn two-stroke and four-stroke combustion engine theory as well as engine performance criteria. They will gain understanding in the operation and basic principles of the various components and their respective systems related to small engines. Lecture: 5 hours per week

OPRV-110L

2 & 4 Cycle Gas Engines Lab

Credit(s): 2

Students will receive hands-on experience using hand and power tools in performing repairs and maintenance on a variety of 2 and 4 cycle gas engines and related components common to outdoor power equipment. Emphasis will be placed on industry accepted practices and techniques as well as shop safety. Lab: 5 hours per week

OPRV-120

Power Equipment Service & Repair

Credit(s): 5

This course will study hydraulic system principles and operation, transmission and final drive theory of operation, and advanced electrical system concepts. The student will learn proper disassembly, measuring, reassembly and troubleshooting procedures. They will gain understanding in the operation and basic principles of the various components and their respective systems related to outdoor power equipment. Lecture: 5 hours per week

OPRV-120L

Power Equipment Service & Repair Lab

Credit(s): 2

Students will receive hands-on experience using hand and power tools in performing repairs and maintenance on outdoor power equipment. This instruction will utilize group and individual class projects including a variety of mock-ups, training aids, components, and limited live customer work. Lab: 5 hours per week

OPRV-130

ATV and Snowmobile Systems

Credit(s): 5

This course will teach students fundamental principles of operation, troubleshooting techniques and repair procedures for all-terrain vehicles and snowmobile equipment. The student will learn basics on how to identify, repair, rebuild, and/or replace components and systems. Lecture: 4 hours per week

OPRV-130L

ATV & Snowmobile Systems Lab

Credit(s): 2

Students will receive hands-on experience using hand and power tools in performing repairs and maintenance on various types of ATV's and snowmobiles. Instruction will utilize group and individual class projects including a variety of mock-ups, training aids, components, and limited live customer work. Lab: 6 hours per week

OPRV-140

Motorcycle Systems

Credit(s): 5

This course will teach students the theory and principles of operation for various motorcycle systems. Students will be introduced to concepts related to engines, powertrains, chassis, suspension, electrical, warranty, pre-delivery, service and repair procedures, and performance characteristics. Lecture: 4 hours per week

OPRV-140L

Motorcycle Systems Lab

Credit(s): 2

Students will receive hand-on experience using hand tools, power tools, and related shop equipment in performing troubleshooting, repairs and maintenance on various types of motorcycles. Instruction will utilize group and individual class projects including a variety of mock-ups, training aids, components, and limited live customer work. Lab: 4 hours per week

OPRV-150

Advanced Service Procedures

Credit(s): 2

This course introduces students to advanced principles and concepts related to motorcycles. ATV's, and snowmobiles. Students will learn performance tuning and set-up procedures for various vehicle systems as well as racing and aftermarket applications.

OPRV-150L

Advanced Service Procedure Lab

Credit(s): 2

This course introduces students to advanced performance applications as related to motorcycles, ATV's and snowmobiles. In addition, students will have the opportunity to specialize in particular areas of interest related to occupational opportunities and learn various procedures related to those areas.