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Power Equipment Systems One-Year Program

Power Equipment Systems is a one-year program which provides students with the knowledge and skills required to service and repair air-cooled, engine-powered lawn and garden equipment, outboard motors, ATVs, etc.  Areas of study include 4-stroke small engines, 2-stroke engines, compact diesel engines and electrical systems.  Students use of variety of power and machine tools, such as pneumatic wrenches, lathes, grinding machines, and welding equipment.  Hand tools, including pliers, wrenches, and screwdrivers are commonly used.

Small engine mechanics inspect, service, and repair motorized power equipment.

Per the US Bureau of Labor Statistics Apr 10, 2020:

Number of available jobs as of 2018 - 76,300

Job Outlook from 2018 to 2028 - 6% growth

Median Pay 2019 - $37,840 per year or $18.19 per hour

This is a Evening program. Class meets Tuesday - Thursday 5pm to 10pm

This program follows the county school schedule.

This program can be completed in about 9 months.

Class starts in August each year.

The August class can TABE test starting in July.

Financial Aid

The Power Equipment Systems program qualifies for Pell, Heaps, VA, WIOA and WV Vocational Rehabilitation. These are Grants not Loans. ACT does not offer in any student loan options.

Satisfactory Academic Progress

To meet SAP, a student must:

  • Maintain a continuous "C" average.

  • Attend at least 90% of the program hours for each grading period.

  • Maintain a continuous 90% attendance rate for the program.

  • Complete the course within the originally scheduled course hours.

Refund Policy

During the enrollment period 1 to 540 hours

There is no refund for fees after the start of class! There is a 100% refund on tuition during the first five days of the program! There is a 50% refund on tuition during day 6 thru day 10 of the program! After day 10 of the program there is No Refund!!

Enrollment Procedures

Printable Enrollment Check Sheet



  • Must be 18 years old (within 6 weeks of the start of the class)

  • High school diploma or WV approved equivalent


Start Here

  •  Schedule your free TABE required entrance exam

        Complete your Financial Aid Applications. 

  • For Pell Grant visit:    ACT's ID 015748

  • For HEAPS Grant visit:

  • Notify ACT's financial aid department that your applications are filed. 


Once Financial Aid Applications Are Received

  • You will be contacted by ACT's financial aid office.

  • You must supply any required documentation to complete financial aid.

  • You should have completed your twelve hours with Adult Education.


Final Steps

  • You've completed the required twelve hours with Adult Education.

  • You've completed all requirements with financial aid. 

        You will be contacted by ACT's financial aid office to sign:     

  1. Award Letter (if awarded)

  2. Cost Sheet


        Bring the following with you:

  1. High School Diploma or WV Approved Equivalent

  2. Social Security Card

  3. Photo ID

  4. Non-Refundable Registration of $175 (must be exact change/check)


Start Class

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