Outdoor Power Equipment Technician

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The "Monster Shop" Outdoor Power Equipment Technician program is a partnership between Fox Valley Technical College, Ariens, Briggs and Stratton, Snap-On Tools and Stihl. It is designed to provide students with the technical skills and knowledge to service and maintain small internal combustion engines, equipment chassis, hydraulics, and electrical systems used on zero turn lawnmowers, garden tractors, tillers, snow blowers, generators, chain saws, line trimmers, and blowers. This is a one year, 38-credit technical diploma program. All courses are at the Associate Degree level which allow students to transfer these credits into an Associate of Applied Science or possibly a Bachelor degree. All program courses emphasize practical, hands-on learning. Internships are required as part of the program and students are encouraged to seek employment at OPE service and repair businesses in their area.

Program Name: 
Outdoor Power Equipment Technician
Program Number: 
31-461-3
Type of Degree/Diploma: 
Technical Diploma
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Employment Snapshot

Median Salary Six Months After Graduation: 
$27,040