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  • Available by classroom delivery

Take a hands-on approach to the analysis and repair of small engines. Eighty-five percent of the program will consist of working on small motors including outboard motors, motorcycles and all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), snowmobile and lawn and garden equipment.

Program Outline

Required courses:

  • Lawn-Garden Equipment Repair - C (must be taken as first course of study)
  • Outboard Motor Repair - C
  • Snowmobile Repair - C
  • Motorcycles and ATVs - C


  • C/D - Classroom or Distance Delivery
  • C - Classroom Delivery
  • D - Distance Delivery

Courses and Descriptions

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Year 1
Term 1Credit Hours
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
In addition to Transfer of Credit from a recognized post secondary institution, other RPL processes are available for RPL courses. Click here for more information. For courses with no RPL, please check for additional contact information.
AUTO-1002Outboard Motor Repair
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Participants will study engine operation, fuel system/carburetion, mechanical gear case, propeller and trim tabs, cooling system, ignition system, starting and charging systems, tilt assemblies, and off-season storage.  Participants are required to bring their own hand tools and their own project to work on.

AUTO-1048Motorcycles and A.T.V.s
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The following topics will be covered in this course; Brake systems, clutches, transmissions, final drives, suspension, starting mechanisms, electrical systems, fuel systems, lubrication, and engines.  Participants require their own hand tools and their own project to work on.

TRAD-1004Lawn-Garden Equipment Repair
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This is the prerequisite course for the program.  Students will learn the theory and operation of small engines including the identification and function of all parts of a small engine, tools required for repair and trouble shooting and engine failure.  Participants require their own hand tools and their own project to work on.

TRAD-1005Snowmobile Repair
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The following topics will be covered in this course: Skis, front suspension and steering, drive clutch, drive belts, driven clutch, chain drives, jackshafts and axles, rear suspension, tracks, shock absorbers, brakes, engines and carburetor, ignition and electrical systems and storage.  Participants are required to bring their own hand tools as well as their own project to work on.


Students enrolling in Part-Time and Online Education courses may be required to purchase textbooks and materials at participating Campus Store locations or online at Student booklists will be available approximately 3 weeks prior to scheduled course start dates. Please ensure materials are purchased in advance, to be available for the start date.

Note: Courses requiring a textbook will show "TR" in the Delivery field.

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Course Dates and Fees

2021 Fall Term - Continuing Education
TRAD-1004 Lawn-Garden Equipment Repairmore info
Location: Notre Dame Campus
DatesClass DaysTimeDeliveryInstructorSectionCostActions
Sep 13, 21 - Oct 18, 21M W6:00PM - 10:00PMT. Grant217607$565
Nov 15, 21 - Dec 15, 21M W6:00PM - 10:00PMT. Grant217609$565
Location: Notre Dame Campus
Sep 13, 21 - Oct 18, 21
Class days
6:00PM - 10:00PM
T. Grant
Nov 15, 21 - Dec 15, 21
Class days
6:00PM - 10:00PM
T. Grant

Computer/Laptop Requirements

Online learning is a critical component of course delivery in all Red River College programs. To ensure each student has the tools they need to achieve their academic goals, all Red River College students require, at minimum:

1.  Off-campus access to a current computer with a webcam

2.  A high speed internet connection

• Recommended minimum speed: 10 mbps for download, 3 mbps for upload
• Slower internet connection speeds may result in audio and video issues. Please keep in mind that if others in your home are using the same internet connection at the same time as you are, you may also experience audio and video issues.
• Please refer to for further information on Computer Requirements for Students.

Please note that any anticipated costs are not included in Books and Supplies estimates.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is a process which documents and compares an individual's prior learning gained from prior education, work and life experiences and personal study to the learning outcomes in College courses/programs. For more information, please visit

Other Information

All courses in this program will follow a similar routine, taking a hands-on practical approach to the analysis and repair of small engines. You will supply your own two- or four-cycle gas motor and parts. Books are not required. You will have access to tools in the shop.

Note: You must have safety equipment on the first day of class, consisting of CSA-approved footwear and safety glasses. You also must bring the operating manual for the equipment you will be working on.

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Contact Information

For more information, contact:

School of Continuing Education
E113 - 2055 Notre Dame Ave
Winnipeg, MB R3H 0J9
Phone: 204-694-1789 or 1-866-242-7073
Fax: 204-633-6489

How to Register

For information on how to register for courses in this program, follow the link below.

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