Lawn and Garden Technician Certificate

Lawn and Garden Technician Certificate

Program Description

Courses in the Marine and Powersports Technology Program are designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills needed for positions the rapidly growing recreational and outdoor power equipment industry. All aspects of maintenance and repair are taught, including machine overhauls, shop operation, set up, and delivery.

Program Outcomes

By completing this program, students will achieve the following learning outcomes:

  • Apply safe work practices in a manner compatible with OSHA requirements and industry expectations;
  • Demonstrate industry standard applications of selected tools and equipment for lawn and garden engine maintenance, diagnostic and repair tools;
  • Apply basic diagnostic and repair concepts to lawn and garden equipment;
  • Apply preventative maintenance concepts to lawn and garden equipment care and storage;
  • Identify the functional relationships among small engine components and systems; and
  • Use a variety of computer, web and technical resources to find information, troubleshoot problems and prepare estimates.

Career Opportunities

After completing this program, students will be prepared to be a lawn and garden service technician. Graduates typically become employed as lawn and garden technicians at dealerships, hardware stores, or resorts and golf courses.

Graduation Requirements

In addition to the program requirements, students must meet the following conditions in order to graduate:
1. College Cumulative GPA Requirement: cumulative grade point average (GPA) of credits attempted and completed at CLC must be at least 2.0;
2. College Technical Core GPA Requirement: cumulative GPA of credits attempted and completed towards the technical core of the diploma or degree must be at least 2.0;
3. Residency Requirement: students must complete 25% of their credits at Central Lakes College.

Employment Statistics

For more information regarding employment statistics, career salary information and estimated job growth, follow the resource links below:

https://apps.deed.state.mn.us/lmi/ces/
http://www.bls.gov/ooh/home.htm
http://www.iseek.org/jobs/jobmarket.html

Program Course Requirements

MAPS 1101   Basic Engines……………………………………………. 3 cr
MAPS 1103   Basic Engines Lab……………………………………… 4 cr
MAPS 1106   Introduction to Electronics………………………. 2 cr
MAPS 1120   Lawn and Garden…………………………………….. 2 cr
MAPS 1136   Industry Certifications I……………………………. 2 cr

MATH 1500* Applied Mathematics……………………… 3 cr

GRADUATION REQUIREMENT – 16 CREDITS

*Denotes Prerequisites

Program Instructors

David Groshong

Marine & Powersports Instructor
Phone: 218-855-8235
Brainerd W165
Paul Hofmann

Paul Hofmann

Marine & Powersports Instructor
Phone: 218-855-8084
Brainerd W277
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