Power Mechanics

Instructor: John Erwin (john.erwin@wflboces.org)
Teacher Assistant: Rob Ficarra (robert.ficarra@wflboces.org)
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

Articulation Agreements: SUNY Cobleskill (AGEN 101: Introduction to Agricultural Engineering); SUNY Morrisville (AGEN 100: Equipment Care and Maintenance)

Job Outlook (US Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook):