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Two-Cycle Engine Maintenance

Two-Cycle Engine Maintenance Class

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Next offering TBD. In the meantime, please consider enrolling in our new small engine classes: Don't Panic! Field Repairs for Small Engines and Shop Repairs for Small Engines.

Session #1  

Last Held: March 31, 2015
9:00am - 3:30pm (Check in time: 8:30am)
Course Code: AL0255CA15



Session #2  

Last Held: April 6, 2015
9:00am - 3:30pm (Check in time: 8:30am)
Course Code: AL0255CB15




This hands-on class is designed to prepare you to properly maintain the two-cycle engines that run your hand-held landscape equipment including string trimmers, chain saws, and backpack blowers. You will participate in a tear down and reassembly of a typical two-cycle engine. Discussion topics include:

  • Maintenance Techniques
  • Carburetion Problem Solving
  • 2-Cycle Engine Theory
  • 2-Cycle Engine Selection
  • 2-Cycle Design Principles
  • Fuel Issues and Solutions

Avoid damage and costly repair bills by learning how to keep your equipment in top shape.

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The March 31, 2015 and April 6, 2015 offerings of this course were approved for the following credits. We will reapply for similar credits the next time the course runs, but we cannot guarantee credit approval for future offerings.

Certified Public Works Manager (CPWM) Credits
6 Technical

NJ Water and Wastewater Operator Credits

Community Forestry Credits

Rutgers CEUs


Session #1 - March 31, 2015 (AL0255CA15)

Early Registration Fee TBD  
Registration Fee TBD  

Session #2 - April 6, 2015 (AL0255CB15)

Early Registration Fee TBD  
Registration Fee TBD  

Substitutions are permitted. View cancellation policy.


Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided to you at no additional cost.

NOTE: If you have any dietary restrictions or food allergies, please alert us at least one (1) week in advance of the course start date so that we can make reasonable accommodations. We cannot guarantee accommodations for special requests made after that time.


GPS systems may not recognize campus addresses. Even if they take you to the correct building, they will not take you to the assigned parking lot. Therefore, we strongly recommend that you use the directions we provide.

Extension Conference Center
18 Ag Extension Way, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Directions, Parking Information & Map

Parking permit required for this location (will be provided to registrants).

Note: Pre-registration is required. We're sorry, but we cannot guarantee a seat, materials or meals for walk-in registrants. Location is subject to change; registrants will be notified in the event of a change.

Register (Please select Session #1 or Session #2)

Session #1 - March 31, 2015 (AL0255CA15)



Session #2 - April 6, 2015 (AL0255CB15)

Sorry, registration is not currently available for this course.

Would you like to be notified when the next offering is scheduled? 
Here are 3 convenient ways to be added to our mailing list:
1. Click here to join our mailing list (please reference "Two-Cycle Engine Maintenance" or Course Code AL0255) 
2. Call us at 848-932-9271, select option 3
3. E-mail us at ocpe@njaes.rutgers.edu

Program Questions? Contact Us!

Program Coordinator: Joe Canzano, 848-932-7317
Administrative Assistant: Karen Tizzano, 848-932-7483

Attention U.S. Veterans

All of the courses offered by the Rutgers Office of Continuing Professional Education are approved by the New Jersey State Approving Agency for Veterans Training for tuition reimbursement through the GI Bill. For more information about the GI Bill, click here.

Who Should Take This Course?

This course is designed for any efficient employee, supervisor or crew member who uses and wants to properly maintain two-cycle engine hand-carried landscape power tools.  Our past participants come from a variety of organizations and job titles:

- Division of public works
- Firefighter
- Fleet maintenance
- Garage supervisor
- Golf course mechanic
- Golf course superintendent
- Laborer
- Landscape contractor
- Landscape designer
- Lawn maintenance
- Master mechanic
- Mechanic
- Motor pool foreman
- Parks maintenance worker
- Pipe fitter
- Road department staff

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