Power Mechanics

John Erwin, Instructor and Robert Ficcara, Teacher Assistant
315-589-2656, 315-589-2655 (Theory Room)

Program Goal: In Power Mechanics, students learn the maintenance and repair of diesel and gasoline vehicles, farm machinery, earth-moving equipment and small power equipment used in agriculture, conservation and landscaping. Basic skills are developed in welding/fabrication and troubleshooting.

 
   

Curriculum Areas/Units of Study:

  • Maintenance of Heavy Equipment
  • Hydraulic Systems
  • Fuel Systems
  • Small Engine Service
  • Diesel Theory
  • Gasoline/2 and 4 Stroke Theory
  • ARC Welding
  • OSHA 10 Certification - General Industry
  • Forklift Certification
  • Fabrication
  • Equipment Restoration
  • Tool Identification and Usage
  • Shop/Work Safety

 

Job Outlook

  • The median pay for Diesel Service Technicians and Mechanics is $46,360 a year.
     
  • The median pay for Heavy Vehicle and Mobile Equipment Service Technicians  is $49,440 a year.
     
  • The median pay for Small Engine Mechanics is $35,990 a year.

US Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook-Diesel Service Technicians and Mechanics

US Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook-Heavy Vehicle and Mobile Equipment Service Technicians

US Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook-Small Engine Mechanics