Printed on 1/25/2022

Program Availability *

Outdoor Power Equipment Technician

Locations Spring 2022 Summer 2022 Fall 2022 Spring 2023
Appleton

Programs may be available at locations that are not listed here.

Depending on program enrollment and prerequisite requirements, there may be a wait for some program courses. Please see the additional information section for details.

If general education courses are required, they may be available at multiple locations.

Key

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Estimated Cost

Costs may not include all books or all materials and supplies. Some textbook costs may be included in the estimated program cost.

$5,447.90*
Cost based on current tuition and fees
$210.40*
Textbooks

* Tuition and fees are subject to change.

Program Outcomes

  • Develop a customer work order
  • Repair 2-stroke engine
  • Repair 4-stroke engines
  • Repair brake systems
  • Repair drive lines
  • Repair electrical systems
  • Repair fuel systems
  • Repair hydraulic systems
  • Repair suspensions

Accreditation

This program is certified by the Equipment and Engine Training Council (EETC) and is a testing agent for the technician certification. As a graduate, you can become a certified technician in four stroke engines, two stroke engines, compact diesels, generators, drivelines/hydro and electrical systems.

Admissions

Skills Assessment

An academic skills assessment is required for admission into this program or the following: High School GPA of 2.75 or higher (last 10 years) OR provide completion of associate’s or higher degree OR; 165 or higher on your 2014 series GED tests OR; ACT OR SAT OR Accuplacer OR Companion OR Compass (last 3 years) to waive to the general education level; The cost of the Accuplacer assessment is $15; Catalog #: 94100100; Learn more at www.fvtc.edu/Assessment.

Additional Information

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.

Snap-On Tools provides the top graduate with a cordless impact wrench and offers all students a 50% savings on tool purchases. Ariens, Briggs & Stratton and Stihl each provide students with new equipment and instructional aids for learning current technology.

Internships are required as part of the program and you are encouraged to seek employment at OPE service and repair businesses in the area. Tools and supplies are provided; however, you must purchase your own safety glasses and "Monster Shop" uniforms. You are also required to provide your own set of tools for the work experience course.
This program may require professional licensure or certification; FVTC has determined that this program meets professional licensure requirements in the state of Wisconsin; however, FVTC has not determined if this program meets professional licensure requirements for other states.


Start anywhere. Many credits can apply toward future programs.

Beyond The Classroom

Student Clubs

There are over 45 different clubs and organizations available for students. Many clubs are directly related to programs offered at FVTC, so you can develop professional connections while meeting other students.

Student Resources

We’re here to help you succeed. You’ll find a broad network of support at Fox Valley Tech. Don’t hesitate to contact us if you need help.

Employment Services

Employment Connections is here to help you with your employment needs. Our services begin when you enroll as an FVTC student and continue throughout your employment career.

One-on-One Help

Let us guide you through the admissions process from beginning to end.

Email: admissionsspecialist@fvtc.edu
Phone: 920-735-4740
Text: 920-294-1738