Program Overview

This program provides students with the knowledge and skills to become Outdoor Power Equipment Repair Mechanics working in a variety of work settings across northern Saskatchewan.  Workers in this trade test, repair, and service small gasoline engines and outdoor power equipment, such as outboard motors, snowmobiles, and quads or all-terrain vehicles.  As well, they repair and service other related equipment such as chainsaws, gas generators, and firefighting pump equipment.

The mechanical skills learned in this program are fundamental skills used in many other trades, such as the recreation vehicle service technician, automotive service technician, truck and transport mechanic, and agriculture machinery technician.  Graduates are prepared to start entry-level work and, ultimately, apprenticeships in these trades, thereby providing a broader range of potential employment opportunities for the graduates.  

Admission Requirements:

  • Academic Requirements:  Grade 10 (with a math) is preferred.
  • Industry Requirements:  Good eyesight, hearing, manual dexterity, and physical mobility. Some employers may require a valid Class 5 driver's license.

Career Opportunities:

  • Outdoor Power Equipment Repair Mechanics are employed by dealer service shops and independent service establishments. They are also employed by businesses that have a large number of units, such as boat rental operations.  There is a high demand for this trade in northern Saskatchewan due to the high number of businesses in resource exploration, tourism and out-fitting, and forestry operations that use power equipment in daily operations. 

Length of Program: 

  • 10 weeks

Graduation Document: 

  • Applied Certificate