Outdoor Power Equipment

TST-125: Paints and Painting, Credits = 3
Focuses on equipment, materials, techniques, and practices required for painting and conditioning turf equipment.

TST-151: Shop Fundamentals, Credits = 4
Instruction in shop performance, management, exercises in safety, hand and machine tool operation, use and maintenance, hardware identification, and other basic shop skills necessary for the successful outdoor power equipment manager.

TST-152: Forklift Safety Training and Certification, Credits = 10 - 1
Designed to meet OSHA requirements for lift truck operator training and certification. Safe lifting and moving of loads will be discussed, demonstrated, practiced, and certified.

TST-154: Basic 4-Stroke Engine Principles, Credits = 1 - 10
A comprehensive study of the mechanics of outdoor power equipment, covering use of reference materials, proper maintenance procedures, four-cycle gasoline engine repair and diagnostics necessary for EETC Technician Certification.

TST-155: Basic 2-Stroke Engine Principles, Credits = 1 - 10
A comprehensive study of the mechanics of 2-stroke gasoline engine repair and diagnostics used in outdoor power equipment, necessary for EETC Technician Certification.

TST-156: Electrical Principles, Credits = 1 - 10
Comprehensive study of electrical systems emphasizing fundamentals, safety, component and system diagnostics and repair, and electro-hydraulic theory used in all Outdoor Power Equipment necessary for EETC technician certification.

TST-157: Hydraulic Principles, Credits = 1 - 10
Comprehensive study of hydraulic fundamentals, component repair and diagnostics including hydrostatic transmissions used in outdoor power. Necessary for EETC Technician Certification.

TST-158: Power Trains, Credits = 1 - 10
A comprehensive study of power train fundamentals, component repair, and diagnostics including hydrostatic transmissions used in outdoor power from lawn and garden to compact utility equipment. Necessary for EETC Technician Certification.

TST-159: Generator Fundamentals, Credits = 5
Comprehensive fundamentals, teardown, troubleshooting, and testing of both brush and brushless generators. Prerequisite: TST 156.

TST-191: Cooperative Work Experience, Credits = 1 - 12
Opportunity to work in jobs directly related to the turf equipment industry. This formal training period is agreed upon by the student, employer, and instructor. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.

TST-192: Cooperative Seminar, Credits = 2
Students explore issues related to their cooperative work experience focusing on effective workplace relationships and how self-knowledge, perception, attitudes, and behavior affect these relationships and job satisfaction. Students will also learn effective learning skills for workplace and educational success. Co-requisite: TST 191.

TST-199: Special Topics, Credits = 1 - 5
Study and train to meet established local needs in the turf equipment industry, supplemental to courses currently offered. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.

TST-255: Compact Diesel Engines, Credits = 1 - 17
In-depth study on the theory, operation, service procedures, and troubleshooting necessary to maintain modern compact diesels used in compact tractor, turf equipment, and other commercial equipment.

TST-256: Reels and Mowing Systems, Credits = 1 - 17
In-depth study of various reel maintenance practices, reel styles, grinding techniques, rebuilding, and troubleshooting. Study of rotary mowers, their drive systems, spindles, and blade sharpening, used in commercial golf and turf mowers.

TST-297: Special Projects, Credits = 1 - 18
Project-oriented experiences in the area or applications not covered in the standard turf equipment curriculum. Prerequisite: Instructor permission, based on evaluation of student's education and work experience.

TST-299: Leadership, Credits = 1
Students develop an awareness of their leadership potential and abilities through small group discussions and assumption of leadership roles and responsibilities. Students will acquire information, experience diverse points of view, construct knowledge and practice a variety of interpersonal and social skills, such as communicating, goal-setting, decision-making, team-building, and managing stress.