The small engines class is for anyone and everyone who wants to learn how to care for, assemble, dissemble, and troubleshoot engines. No experience required! This skill is very helpful not only to mechanics but to everyday lawnmower users. Students work in groups as well as on their own to fix, clean, and assemble new and used engines. This class is very useful for future jobs and future home life.
Compact equipment is a little more complicated class. It is a project based class where students get to choose any type of equipment less than 50 horsepower and work on it for the semester. Some students work on go-karts, tractors, snowmobiles, and various other equipment. In this class they also work and learn about electrical, power trains, and hydraulics found on compact equipment.
In these classes students learn about the mechanics of the machinery they will be using. The classes do get pretty entertaining. Some days they pull out the grill and just have hamburgers! Majoring in Applied Plant Science always has more perks than just receiving an education.