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Small Engine Repair

Winter term 2019

1/31-3/21  |  Th   |  6-9 p.m.  |  RWC (Grants Pass)  |  $199 tuition

Required text at RCC bookstore (RWC), estimated cost: $95 - $110

Instructor: Craig Wilson

Now is the time to get your small engine repaired and tuned up for the spring season. If you're not using it much now, learn to mothball and store it for warmer weather.

OK to bring in your own small equipment with the engine attached, such as your weed-eater, string trimmer or push mower. No re-builds available. All equipment and tools provided. Required text an excellent reference for after class. Estimated cost at RWC Bookstore, $95-$110. Also available at For detailed information on the class content, feel free to call the instructor at 541-441-7400.

Class is for anyone employed using equipment or interested maintaining their own engines. It introduces the history and operating principles of combustion engines and provides maintenance tips and diagnostic procedures to keep them running properly. Topics include port design, fuels and fuel metering systems, ignitions and spark testing, compression testing, leak-down testing and basic rebuild versus replace process.

*Payment cannot be refunded once registration is completed. If RCC cancels a class for any reason, it will be refunded. Please be certain of your intent to complete class prior to registration.*


Craig WilsonInstructor Craig Wilson has been an Rogue Community College Automotive Instructor for five years. He became an instructor because he wanted to give back to the community by teaching tomorrow’s next generation of automotive technicians. Craig has spent more than three decades in the automotive trade as a career automotive technician. He grew up in Southern California and found his love for engines in high school auto shop and working on his family’s vehicles, lawn mowers and his own muscle car. Craig’s first college experience was at American River College in Sacramento, California where he earned a two-year certificate in Automotive Technology. Today, Craig possesses an Associate degree in Science, Automotive Technology he acquired here at RCC and is working on a transfer degree to continue his education and receive a bachelor’s degree.


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