SkillPaks and Course Guide
Immediately after you enroll in the Foley-Belsaw Institute’s Outdoor Power Equipment Engine Repair & Service Career Program, you will receive your first SkillPak. Each SkillPak contains all the course material you need to successfully complete each lesson.
Your SkillPaks are written by industry experts and professional Outdoor Power Equipment engine technicians who understand the business, and what it takes to be successful.
SkillPaks will arrive as needed, each containing easy-to-understand, step-by-step lessons. At the end of each lesson, you will find an exam or homework assignment. Detailed instructions mean that each lesson assignment is easy to follow and complete. Exams contain 10 questions and you can always double check the lesson material prior to answering an exam question. This means you always have the opportunity to review as you go.
After you have completed the final lesson in each SkillPak, you will send in the exam answer sheets and/or lesson cards to your instructor. Your instructor will check your work and issue a grade. Once we have received your completed SkillPak, we will send you the next. In this way, you are always progressing toward success.
The Foley-Belsaw Professional Outdoor Power Equipment Engine Repair & Service Career Program consists of 12 SkillPaks and 48 lessons:
Lesson 1 Principles & Terms Relating to Simple Machines
Lesson 2 Principles and Terms Relating to Outdoor PowerEquipment Engines
Lesson 3 Introduction to Outdoor Power Equipment Engine Service
Lesson 4 Two- and Four-Cycle Basic Principles
Lesson 5 Air Cleaners and Filters
Lesson 6 Carburetion
Lesson 7 Float Carburetion Principles
Lesson 8 Drawings, Part Numbers & Float CarburetionRepair
Lesson 9 Diaphragm, Suction Lift, and Automatic Carbs
Lesson 10 Carburetor Cleaning and Adjustments
Lesson 11 Two- and Four-Cycle Fuel
Lesson 12 Fuel Pumps
Lesson 13 Governors
Lesson 14 Manual Starters
Lesson 15 Electricity
Lesson 16 Electric Starters
Lesson 17 Battery and Starter Circuits
Lesson 18 Batteries
Lesson 19 Magneto Principles
Lesson 20 Electrical Distribution and Solid State Ignition
Lesson 21 Spark Plugs
Lesson 22 Magneto and Flywheel
Lesson 23 Breaker Points and Ignition Service
Lesson 24 Magneto Timing
Lesson 25 Two and Four Cycle Valve Action
Lesson 26 Four Cycle Valve Assembly
Lesson 27 Four Cycle Timing and Compression Test
Lesson 28 Cylinder Head and Valves
Lesson 29 Valve Repair
Lesson 30 Piston and Rod Removal
Lesson 31 Installing Rod Bearings, Rings and Pin
Lesson 32 Major Overhaul and Short Block
Lesson 33 Lubrication and Breathers
Lesson 34 Parts Catalog and Troubleshooting
Lesson 35 Basic Physics and Characteristics of Fluids
Lesson 36 Fluid Lines and Fittings
Lesson 37 Engine Oil Grades and Classifi cations
Lesson 38 Characteristics & Properties of Modern Gasoline
Lesson 39 Gasohol and 2-Stroke Engines
Lesson 40 Corrosion – Types, Causes and Controls
Lesson 41 Threaded Fastener identifi cation
Lesson 42 Repairing Damaged Threads
Lesson 43 Measuring Tools and Instruments
Lesson 44 Measuring Systems Conversion
Lesson 45 Engine Disassembly
Lesson 46 Engine Assembly
Lesson 47 Carburetor Disassembly and Reassembly
Lesson 48 Operating a Service Business
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