What Will I Learn?

  • Safety and small engines theory
  • Small engine maintenance with 2 and 4 stroke engines
  • Single-cylinder engine basic checks and repairs
  • Advanced engine diagnostics and repairs
  • Precautions of preventing accidents


Never pay for repairs again. Learn how to perform maintenance, tune-up, and repair 1 or 2-cylinder gas-powered engines. The need for repair technicians specializing in small engines has skyrocketed in recent years thanks to the overwhelming popularity of power tools.

You can often learn this skill on the job, but employers tend to favor hires with some prior training.

This hands-on introductory course combines theory with practical experience to provide you with the necessary skills to perform maintenance, tune-up, and repair of 1 or 2-cylinder gas-powered engines.

Who Should Attend?

Those who want to be prepared to take their Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) exam and those who rely on tools like lawnmowers, chain saws, rotary tillers, etc. for their business. Bring in your own engine for free repair and maintenance and learn how to keep your equipment good as new by applying what you learned on your own equipment.

Walk Away With:

  • Training that will include a hands-on demonstration of proper repair and maintenance processes.
  • A free engine repair and/or maintenance on your own engine while applying your skills from training.
  • Training that will prepare you for your Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) exam.
  • Certification of Completion provided by CSI Workforce Development and Training.


  • Safety: clear safety glasses and leather gloves.
  • Wrenches: SAE combination wrenches 1/4" - 3/4", metric combination wrenches 8mm-19mm, 10" adjustable wrench.
  • Sockets and ratchets: 1/4" drive, SAE 1/4" - 1/2" shallow & deep sockets, metric 8mm-13mm shallow, and deep sockets, 1/4" drive ratchet.
  • Sockets and ratchets: 3/8" drive, SAE 5/16" - 7/8" shallow & deep sockets, metric 10mm-19mm shallow & deep sockets, 3/8" drive ratchet, 5/8" & 3/16" spark plug sockets.
  • Spark checking tool, ball pein hammer, a small set of punches, screwdriver set. (interchangeable bits is ok).

Instructor Bio

Ben Hall was born in Boise and moved to Twin Falls when he was just 5 and has lived here ever since. I graduating from the CSI diesel program in 2015 Ben did his co-op at northwest equipment after which I got hired at Westec as their lead mechanic. Ben works on everything from generators to pickups and full sized excavators. Ben enjoys working with his hands and being outdoors and has a passion for teaching others a skillset he enjoys so much.