Briggs and Stratton Mechanical Science

Beginner Instructor School | August 14 - 16, 2018
Power Distributors, Castleton, New York

Registration - opens
Friday, December 15 at 3 pm


If you are an instructor who is relatively new to teaching small engine technology, then this is where you’ll want to start!  This 3-day course should arm you with enough knowledge and confidence to conduct your own basic small engine class.  The program is a curriculum that follows lesson plans designed for high schools and middle schools.  

You will perform a complete teardown and reassembly of a horizontal shaft Overhead Valve (OHV) engine.  The engine is a springboard to all the different systems that are required for a gas engine to operate.  In addition, you will receive an assortment of training materials from CDs, PowerPoint presentations, teardown scripts, curriculum, and more, so that you will be able to teach the same concepts and procedures in your own classroom.  Each participant will receive 24 hours of CTLE Professional Development.

Covered Topics:

•        The use of learning materials to deliver a full small engine course
•        How to access useful information via Briggs & Stratton’s websites
         (If you have a laptop computer with wireless Internet capabilities, be sure to bring it with you!)
•        Four-cycle theory is thoroughly explored through the use of multimedia
•        Hands-on tear down of a 13 cubic inch OHV engine
•        Explanations of engine systems from A to Z including Carburetors, Governors, Fuel & Oil, Compression and Ignition

What Will You Receive?

•        Small Engine Curriculum Binder
•        Small Engines Textbook, long considered the “bible” in this industry
•        Small Engines Workbook.  Three levels of testing; easy, medium and hard to challenge your students
•        OHV Engine Instructors Reference DVD
•        Engines donated by Briggs & Stratton (quantity and Model will vary based on availability from factory)
•        All meals and two nights lodging at local hotel

Who Should Attend?

•        Training professionals that are in need of a thorough refresher or have little knowledge of basic small engines and 4-cycle theory
•        Instructors who have never taught a small engines course before
•        Teachers who are looking for an organized curriculum and instructions on how to best apply it in class

Cost to Register:

$500.00 - includes registration, all meals, and double-occupancy lodging

 $620.00 - includes registration, all meals, and single-occupancy lodging

  $250.00 Scholarships available for NY Agricultural Educators

Checks made payble to Cornell University.


Shari Lighthall at 315-346-1222 or

Chris Smith at

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