Mechanical Techniques - Small Engine Mechanic Love working with cool "toys"? This program is for you! Lots of hands-on time. Great career prospects. Be job-ready or apprenticeship-ready.

General information

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

Intake information

Start date Campus
Fall 2018 Midland

Program description

Students prepare for a career as a Small Engine Mechanic, or further education in a related field. They develop a concentrated understanding of small to medium sized engines and related systems for off-road vehicles and powered equipment. This includes gasoline engines, diesel engines, fuel management systems, electrical systems, frames, steering and suspension systems, transmission and auxiliary power systems, braking systems, hydraulic systems and onboard computer systems. A significant hands-on component allows individuals to develop practical and technical skills to meet the current needs of the Small Engine and Powersports industries, and will provide a basis to respond to emerging trends in the field. Finally, students become effective communicators and problem solvers who will have an awareness of environmental issues, effective customer service, and basic business operations.

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 Engine Electrical 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
  • MENG1010 Diesel and Overhead Valve Engines
  • BUSI1004 Service and Information Techniques

Communications Course

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

Field Placement

  • SENG1004 Field Placement