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Diesel Technology


Diesel Technology is a broad-based program covering basic diesel engine fundamentals, such as full-truck alignment, electrical and electronic engines, precision measuring, engine overhaul, air brake systems, drivetrain components, and PA State inspection procedures. This program also offers state-of-the-art equipment, which students use to work on a wide variety of vehicles directly in their shop. Projects range from small, individual tasks to large, fully immersive endeavors that help teach both hard and soft skills.

Possible Certifications

  • Battery Starting & Charging System 

  • Garrett Certification Level 1 

  • Garrett Certification Level 2 

  • Garrett Certification Level 3

  • Garrett Certification Level 4

  • Mack Measuring Tools

  • WD 40 Maintenance of Tool and Equipment

  • REV HD Wheel Seals

  • Commercial Tire Certification

  • ConMet Hub Certification

  • ConMet Brake Drum Certification

  • Hendrickson Haulmaax Service & Maintenance

  • Hendrickson Primaax EX Service & Maintenance

  • Heavy Duty Truck Terminology 101 

  • Bendix Air Brake Certification

  • Digital Multi Meter Certification

  • Section 609 Certification for Refrigerant Recycling & Recovery

  • S/P2 Heavy Duty

  • S/P2 Safety & Pollution Prevention

  • Motor Oil Certification

  • Certified Safety Inspector, Cat III


Students at York Tech are required to wear a uniform. Upper garments (shirts, sweatshirts, etc.) must be purchased through the school's Tech Gear Store. Lower apparel and safety equipment varies by program. The specific uniform requirements for Diesel Technology can be downloaded using this link.

Potential Career Opportunities

There are many career opportunities for students graduating from York Tech's Diesel Technology program.

What to Expect

This is a standalone program that does not rotate with any other programs. Students accepted into it will take Diesel Technology courses during all four years at York Tech, with the exception being students who participate in a co-op opportunity during their senior year.

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