3570 Timpview Dr. Provo, Utah 84604 Phone: (801)221-9720 Fax: (801)224-4210

SMALL ENGINES

Course Description/Overview/Welcome Statement

Small Engines: 0.5 credits CTE: Grades 9-12

A one semester course on repair and maintenance of single cylinder, air-cooled 2 and 4 stroke cycle gas engines. The course covers all related systems to air-cooled engines. The course will involve the overhaul and repair of traditional vertical, horizontal and multi-position engines. Students will take a State Skills Standard Assessment at semester end with the opportunity to earn a Skills Standards Certificate.

Learning Expectations

Students will learn safe work habits while learning about the repair and maintenance of single cylinder, air-cooled 2 and 4 stroke cycle gas engines. The course covers all related systems to air-cooled engines. The course will involve the overhaul and repair of traditional vertical, horizontal and multi-position engines.

Assessment of Progress

Students will be assessed on attendance, participation, and test scores. Students will take a State Skills Standard Assessment at semester end with the opportunity to earn a Skills Standards Certificate. Scores will be updated weekly in Power School.

Course Materials

Students are required to wear safety glasses at all times while in the shop environment. Safety glasses and all other safety equipment will be supplied by the instructor.

Classroom Procedures

Regular attendance is critical to learning and having a positive experience in the Power/Energy Lab. For this reason, the THS Attendance Policy will be followed.

Each class meeting will potentially earn the student 10 points, identified as Daily Points (Week 1, Week 2, etc.) in Power School and compiled weekly. Daily points will be calculated according to the student’s daily participation. 10 points will be deducted from the weekly point totals for each absence and 5 points deducted for each tardy. This would exclude missing class for posted extra-curricular, doctor excused, pre-approved or appealed absences.

Calendar of Due Dates for Major Assignments

All required work will be completed during class time. I am more concerned about understanding than timelines.

Progress Reports and Report Cards

A letter grade as a final grade will be assigned according to the total points acquired during the term. The grade scale can be viewed on Power School. Grades will be updated weekly..

Connecting Home to School

Parents/Guardians are expected to review the disclosure/permission document with their students. Parent/Guardian signature as well as student signature with documents are required to be submitted to Mr. Hassell before shop work begins.

If parents have any questions, please contact Mr. Hassell via e-mail at: michaelhas@provo.edu. I will respond to emails during normal work hours, within 24 hours in most cases.

Personal Statement and other items (optional)

If you are struggling, come see me. We can fix it but I need you to tell me when you get confused so I can help you understand. I want you to be successful and will work as hard as you do to get you there.

Students in CTE courses are encouraged to join the Timpview Chapter of Skills-USA. Joining is strictly voluntary. Club dues are $20.00, which go directly to the THS Skills-USA budget for club activities.