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Power Equipment Technology


David Thiel

Ellicottville Center

Power Equipment Technology combines the challenge of solving a mechanical problem and making a piece of power equipment perform. In this two-year program, students learn about the basic internal combustion engine theory (both gas and diesel), as well as gain practical experience with heavy equipment operation, preventative maintenance, reconditioning, and troubleshooting. Farm machinery and small engine repair are also covered. PET is designed to provide students with a basic set of mechanical skills. This skill set will allow students to branch out into many different mechanical career fields including: Power Sports, Small Engine/Consumer Products Service, Agricultural/Construction/Truck Repair, Welding/Metal Fabrication, and Heavy Equipment Operation.

  • A student working on an engine.
  • A student working with a code reader.
  • A student working on a motor.
  • A student driving a fork lift.

Things You Get To Do

  • Change ignition system, rebuild the charging, starting and fuel systems on 1939 Ford Firetruck
  • Re-build the cylinder head on a Massey-Ferguson #285 Farm Tractor
  • Perform a fuel system repair on snow blower for community organization

Where It Can Lead

  • Agricultural Equipment Technician
  • Construction Equipment Technician
  • Outdoor Power Equipment Technician
  • Powersport Technician
  • Heavy Equipment Operator
  • Heavy Truck Repair Technician

What You Can Earn

  • New York State Technical Endorsement on High School Diploma
  • OSHA Safety Certification

Go To College With Credits

  • Alfred State College
  • Ohio Technical College
  • Pennsylvania College of Technology
  • SUNY Cobleskill

Where It's Held

Skills Learned in Class