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Course Overview

In the Outdoor Recreation Services program, students are exposed to a wide range of job skills and employability learning. The curriculum has a heavy emphasis on the repair and maintenance of small-engine power equipment, including ATVs, lawn mowers and chain saws. Students will also be exposed to several sections of traditional Agricultural Mechanics, including MIG Welding, basic framing, plumbing, wiring and tractor operation and maintenance. As with all World of Work programs, there is an employability training component. We will work on areas such as attendance, punctuality, hygiene, organization and efficiency, building confidence, taking responsibility and showing respect. The goal is to create a personal skill set for each student that will make them as employable as possible upon graduation.

Program Objectives

  • Provide students with entry-level skills

  • Provide students with independent living skills and organizational skills

  • Expose students to communication strategies and increase interpersonal skills

  • Increase Student’s Repertoire of Specific Job Skills

  • Improve Generic Job Skills

  • Expose Students to Positive Worker Role Models

  • Increase students knowledge of career opportunities and resources

  • Expand Knowledge of basic mechanic and shop skills

Outdoor Power students getting ready to do an oil change

Outdoor Power students welding


  • Learn about basic mechanics

  • Basic Computer Training

  • Awareness and Practice of OSHA Requirements

  • Use Mitchell on Demand Software

Future Options

  • Other World of Work Classes

  • Career & Tech Classes

  • Entry-level Work

Topics of Study

  • Four-stroke engines

  • Cutting and Welding

  • Brake Service and Other Related Auto Service Skills

  • Detailing, Cleaning, Washing and Waxing Vehicles and

  • Equipment

  • Basic Woodworking and Light Carpentry

  • Tractor Operation and Maintenance

  • Shop Skills

  • Safety

Outdoor Power student changing a tire

Outdoor Power student using saw

Program Considerations

  • Tolerate loud, dusty, dirty environment

  • Handle wide range of ability in room

  • Dress appropriately via the dress code and safety rules

  • Work independently without direct supervision

  • Be in a class size up to 15 with 1 teacher and 1 teacher aide

  • Handle a large space where there is not always line of vision due to cars, equipment and open bay doors

  • Behave safely around sharp objects, chemicals, torches and machinery

  • Ability to communicate

  • Ability to lift up to 20 lbs

  • Abiltiy to follow direction

  • Ability to work independently and as a team member