Outdoor Power/Recreational Vehicle Technology
Career and Technical Program
This nine-month program is designed to prepare students for entry-level employment in the small engine/power equipment industry. Graduates of this program will be ready to work as outdoor power equipment, motorcycle, and recreational vehicle technicians.
This program begins with the basics of power theory and progresses through aspects of engine, drivetrain, and ancillary systems that make up modern small engine powered equipment. Students will learn theory, application, and troubleshooting of 2- and 4-stroke engines, electrical systems, fuel systems, powertrain systems, and many other related systems pertaining to these and other topics.
Successful completion of each course or permission of the instructor is required to continue into the next course. Placement in specific English and math courses is determined by the college assessment test. Prospective students who do not meet the initial eligibility requirements for a professional-technical limited enrollment program will need to take selected courses to receive necessary skill building prior to entering the program (see page 43).
Current industry professionals may enroll in individual courses on a space-available basis and with the instructor's permission.
2016-2017 is the final year NIC will be offering the OPRV courses and program. Please contact a CTE advisor if you have questions.