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HET 061 - Outdoor Power Equipment Operation and Maintenance

Unit(s): 3.00

Advisory:It is advised that students be able to engage in written composition at a college level and read college-level texts.

This introductory course familiarizes students with the basic operation and maintenance of different types of outdoor power equipment. Instruction covers the repair and maintenance of compact tractors, towable backhoes, lawn and brush equipment, portable generators, air compressors, pressure washers, ground vibrating plates, water pumps, gas powered saws, and many kinds of equipment powered by small displacement internal combustion engines. Students have the opportunity to perform minor repair work on their own equipment to complete required tasks. This course is designed to be a companion course to HET 062, HET 063, and HET 064, and is required for the Outdoor Power Equipment Maintenance Technician certificate. Students are encouraged to complete all four courses in order to obtain a firm foundation in the outdoor power equipment field.

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Rio Hondo College, serving the communities of El Monte, Pico Rivera, Santa Fe Springs, South El Monte, and Whittier for over 50 years.


Rio Hondo College
3600 Workman Mill Road
Whittier, CA 90601

Phone: (562) 692-0921
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