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Diesel Technology

Diesel Technology

Diesel Technology is a broad-based program covering basic diesel engine fundamentals, full truck alignment, electrical/electronic engines, precision measuring, engine overhaul, air brake systems, drive train components, and PA State inspection procedures.  This program also offers state of the art equipment which will be an asset in furthering your education. 

Certifications Offered:  SP2 safety certification, State Inspection certification, AirBrake certification, Mobile Air Conditioning (MACS), Digital Voltmeter Certification (DVOM), Forklift Operator.

Expectations of students in the program: 

  • Be a good role model throughout the school
  • Practice safe habits at all times
  • Demonstrate self-discipline
  • Display a positive attitude and give your best effort
  • Be a team player and work well with others
  • Be able to work independently
  • Be enthusiastic about the career you are learning
  • Use appropriate language
  • Display on task behavior

What will I learn? 

Students will master competencies in the diesel curriculum, which will include:


  • Orientation & Safety
  • Tools & Fasteners/Hardware
  • Suspension & Steering Systems
  • Brake System
  • Engine Mechanics & Repair
  • Drive trains
  • Air intake & exhaust systems
  • Customer relations
  • HVAC/Cooling systems
  • Electrical/Electronic Systems

Contact the Instructors:

Mr. Michael Deatrick         

Mr. Chris Rutters              


Opportunities after High School

Students will be prepared for entry level jobs in new car dealerships, independent garages, and service centers. 

  • Diesel Engine Specialist
  • Heavy Equipment Mechanic
  • Auto Service Technician
  • Bus and Truck Mechanic
  • Farm Equipment Mechanic

There are several programs that can provide you with ways to earn a college degree in less time and for less money.  One way is through SOAR – Students Occupationally and Academically Ready.  These are free college credits earned while at York Tech.  These are called articulated credits and these can save you time and money.  Please click below to see the credits you are eligible to earn through this program.

Please click here for SOAR Credits


Students at York Tech are required to wear a uniform.   Please click below for information regarding your technical uniform.

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Please review the technical video below: