Small engine repair classes at ICC

Published 3:48 pm Monday, April 10, 2017

Instructor Spotlight: John Womack

John Womack was born in Polk County and has lived here all of his life. He is retired from the GE plant in Hendersonville, and has been a certified engine mechanic for over 30 years. Womack loves giving back to his community by sharing his expertise in small engine maintenance and repair. Womack teaches at ICC Spindale, ICC Polk Center and Cleveland Community College in Shelby.

If you own a lawn mower, chain saw, tiller or weed-eater Womack will teach you to save money and time by doing your own maintenance and troubleshooting. If you follow his maintenance protocols, there may be no need to repair your outdoor equipment, and you can keep them humming along for years to come.

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In teaching, Womack shares his considerable knowledge and experience with students, with an emphasis on safety. But that doesn’t mean his classes are boring! Womack’s easygoing personality shines through, making the class enjoyable, casual, and fun. He uses a hands-on approach and ensures each student has enough practice to be confident in their abilities. He doesn’t overwhelm with information, just one lesson each class session with time allotted to practice, so knowledge and experience is cumulative. Students are allowed to work at their own pace, and they can bring their own equipment to work on. There are no pre-requisites to his beginning classes, and anyone 16 or older may enroll.

Former students remark that Womack taught them the safe and proper way to do things—and it happens also to be the easiest!

Upcoming classes taught at Isothermal Polk Campus and Polk High School:
Basic Small Engine Repair, every Thursday from April 27-June 2, 2017, 6-9 p.m.
Automotive “Awareness,” Wednesday and Thursday, June 7 and June 8, 2017, 6-8 p.m.
Advanced Small Engine Repair, every Thursday from June 15 to Aug. 3, 2017, 6-9 p.m.

For more information or to register, please call Isothermal Community College, Polk Center, at 828-894-3092.

Submitted by Annette Wells