Industrial Technology Department

Recreational Power Equipment
Certificate of Applied Science

Students in the program are trained to be recreational power equipment technicians who repair and maintain a wide variety of engines and related equipment. They learn to repair two- and four-stroke cycle engines. They work on motorcycles, ATVs, snowmobiles, and marine equipment. In addition, they learn to replace piston rings, bearings, electrical and carburetion components. Instructors help students acquire the skills needed to perform tune-ups and other service and maintenance work. Instruction occurs at the West campus, 3639 South Avenue West.

Students are awarded a Certificate of Applied Science upon successful completion of the program. Students may enter in the autumn semester only. Credit for independent study is available to those desiring additional instruction in recreational power equipment. Contact the program director for more information.

Length of Program: 2 Semesters
Award Upon Graduation: Certificate of Applied Science
Entry Times: Fall Semester


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Program: Recreational Power Equipment    
Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP):   47.0606
CIP Description: Small Engine Mechanics and Repair Technology/Technician    
Level of Program: Certificate of Applied Science    
Program Length (months):   9
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Related Occupations:   SOC Code
Motorboat Mechanics   49-3051.00
Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics   49-3053.00
Estimated Cost of Completing the Program Montana Residents Non-Residents
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Job Placement Rate for program completers Students who completed a Federal Perkins Grant Program-approved Certificate in FY2010-2011
What types of jobs? Jobs in or closely-related to the field of study
When were they employed? Students who were employed from October to December of the year they graduated
How were graduates tracked? Student data is submitted to the US Department of Labor who then matches that information with income records from the Internal Revenue Service
What agencies (state or accrediting), if any, is this rate reported to? Office of the Commissioner of Higher Education and accrediting body


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