engine building online course

Last Updated on December 7, 2022 by Omoyeni Adeniyi

This is a complete guide to building an engine and jump starting a career. You’ll learn how to develop the right mindset, tactics, and utilizing the information that is presented to you. If you’re interested in learning these skills and want to really improve, then enroll in our course.

It doesn’t matter who you are, or what your background is. If you’re interested in learning how to build a successful online business and enjoy the process, our course will show you how. Our methodologies have been tried, tested and proven to work over the last decade by thousands of students around the world. Yes, you can start working on your own projects right away.

Learn to build engines with confidence. Assembling your own engine can be very rewarding for any automotive enthusiast or professional. Get reliable, consistent and dependable engine building information and an easy to follow, well produced online course. These courses are the perfect starting point if you are looking to build your own engine or bring performance engine building in-house at your performance workshop.

This course will provide you with the specialist knowledge and skills you’ll require to begin assembling performance engine with professional results. These skills are also reinforced with our worked examples where you can watch the entire engine building process being completed in real time from start to finish.

If you’re a novice engine builder it can be a daunting task to know where to start or what order to proceed in when it comes to assembling an engine. We address this with the HPA 10 step process which breaks engine building down into bite sized tasks which individually are relatively small and easy to complete. Before you know it you’ll have your engine finished but more importantly, you won’t have missed out or overlooked any critical steps. 

This course is applicable to any engine regardless whether it’s a V8, straight six or it’s horizontally opposed. The course will also be applicable to naturally aspirated engines, forced induction engines, and engines that run EFI or a carburettor.

This course is designed equally for the home enthusiast who wants to learn how to build their own engine for a project car, as well as the industry professional who wants to bring their engine building in house and take more control over the process to provide a better product for their customers.

This course assumes that you will be working with an engine machinist to perform the actual machining processes on your raw engine components. It also assumes that you already understand the fundamental principles of engine building and it builds from the knowledge delivered in our Engine Building Fundamentals course. If you haven’t already completed this course I’d recommend you start there. 

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
  • Piston and conrod balancing techniques
  • How to assemble a cylinder head
  • Techniques for assembling conrods on pistons
  • How to prepare an engine block
  • Techniques for improving oil flow
  • How to assemble an engine long block

With the absence of ASE machinist certification, AERA felt it necessary to offer our industry an alternative. Rather than a test to prove understanding, AERA has chosen to offer a comprehensive online training program leading to diploma-quality certificates for Cylinder Head Machinist and Engine Machinist. Technicians who successfully earn either certificate will hold proof that they have an elevated understanding of fundamentals of machining, measuring tools, shop safety, fasteners, engine theory, engine diagnosis, engine disassembly, component cleaning, inspection, crack detection and repair, component reconditioning and cylinder head and block resurfacing.

This program is an online, self-paced course with up to one year to complete. The book, Automotive Machining & Engine Repair by Gary Lewis, will be included with the registration fee and will be used as a syllabus when not online. Everything a technician will need is contained in the program with video clips and supplemental readings at key locations within the program.

Benefit to the Technician:
An AERA certificate of completion means you have successfully finished a difficult program designed to teach and test detailed skills and practices of an operating engine machine shop. It elevates your status and chances of hire with prospective employers looking for qualified, teachable employees.

Benefit to the Shop Owner:
Knowing that a prospective employee holds an AERA certification as a Cylinder Head Machinist and Engine Machinist increases your likelihood of hiring a productive and trainable shop technician. A new hire with an AERA certificate improves your chance of hiring and keeping qualified shop personnel.

Benefit to the School:
​AERA’s Engine Machinist Certification Program is an online, self-paced course with up to one year to complete. This program allows the instructor to set goals, timelines, and view results by tracking student progress, giving both student and instructor more flexibility for valuable shop time.​

This program is an online, self-paced course with up to one year to complete. The book, Automotive Machining & Engine Repair by Gary Lewis, will be included with the registration fee and will be used as a syllabus when not online. Everything a technician will need is contained in the program with video clips and supplemental readings at key locations within the program