Skilled Trades

Mechanical Techniques - Small Engine Mechanic

General information

Program code
2 Semesters (1 Year)
Ontario College Certificate
Academic area

Intake information

Start date Campus
Fall 2016 Midland
Fall 2017 Midland

Program description

This one-year post secondary certificate program prepares an individual for a career as a Small Engine Mechanic, or further education in a related field. This program offers a concentrated understanding of 2 and 4 stroke cycle engine principles and design, with a significant hands-on component that will allow individuals to develop practical and technical skills to meet the current needs of the outdoor power products service industry, and that will provide a basis to respond to emerging trends in the field. Finally, students will become effective communicators and problem solvers who will have an awareness of environmental issues, effective customer service, and basic business operations. Once the one-year certificate has been achieved, the graduate may return for further specialization.

Additional program specific fee information  for Mechanical Techniques - Small Engine Mechanic

Admission information

Admission requirements

OSSD or equivalent with

  • Grade 12 English (C or U)
  • any Grade 11* or 12 Mathematics (C, M, or U) *Minimum of 60% in Grade 11 College or University level Mathematics (MBF3C or MCF3M)

Admission details

You must meet ONE of the following requirements to be eligible for admission to these programs:

Secondary school applicants:

  • OSS curriculum: OSSD or equivalent with Grade 12 English (C) or (U) (ENG4C, ENG4U); plus any Grade 11* or 12 college level mathematics (MBF3C, MAP4C or MCT4C) or 11* or 12 university level mathematics (MCF3M, MCV4U, MHF4U, MCB4U, MGA4U or MDM4U) (*Minimum of 60% in Grade 11 college or university level mathematics MBF3C or MCF3M

Non-Secondary school applicants (19 years or older):

  • Any credit Communication course and most credit mathematics courses taken at Georgian College
  • Most college preparatory programs including those taken at Georgian College: Technology Foundation, Technology Fundamentals and General Arts and Science*
  • Equivalent courses in English and Mathematics taken through secondary school or Independent Learning Centres (at the general, advanced, college or university level)
  • Academic and Career Entrance Certificate (ACE) program with communications and mathematics
  • Mature student testing in English and Mathematics that meets the minimum standards for admission (available through most testing services)*
  • Ontario High School Equivalency Certificate (GED)
  • English, Literature or Communication credit courses and most Mathematics credit courses from accredited colleges/universities

Home school applicants:

  • Applicants can write the mature student testing in English and Mathematics that meets the minimum standards for admission (available through testing services)*

* available from Georgian College. For a complete listing please contact the Office of the Registrar.


View the Mech Tecnq-Small Eng Mechanic articulations on the Credit Transfer Centre page.


Mandatory Courses

MENG1000 Workshop Procedures
MENG1001 Engine Fuel Systems Principles
MATH1007 Mathematics Techniques
MENG1002 Eng Elec Systems Diagnostics
MENG1003 Engine Function and Design
SENG1000 Outdoor Power Tool Fundamentals
SENG1001 ATV Repair Principles
SENG1002 Principles of Residential Grounds Maintenance Equipment
SENG1003 Snowmobile Repair Principles
MENG1009 Basic Electrical Principles
MENG1011 Health and Safety Fundamentals

Communications Course

To be selected at time of registration from the College list, as determined by testing.

Optional Courses

To be selected from College list

Field Placement

SENG1004 Field Placement - MTSE

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