Powersports & Engine Technology
Powersports & Engine Technology offers students many opportunities for hands-on training with motorized equipment and related accessories, such as motorcycles, ATVs, UTVs, marine outboard engines, jet skis, trailers, outdoor power equipment, and fork lift trucks. The curriculum focuses on several key areas, including maintenance, engine rebuilds, clutches, drivelines, electrical systems, hydraulic systems, tires, and brakes. The program’s shop houses the latest equipment to help students obtain transferable skills through hands-on learning.
Powersports & Engine Technology also offers a unique opportunity for individual growth with the Motorsports Tech Club. This club allows students to run a small business by doing repair work and restorations for real clients. These interactions give club members opportunities to practice customer service, which is a huge asset when entering the workforce. Refurbished units are sometimes sold through Facebook Marketplace at ycst.info/ps-marketplace.
PA Certified Safety Inspector Cat I, II, or III
Yamaha YTA Bronze, Portable Maintenance, ITJP, and ITOS
S/P2-Automotive Safety, Pollution Prevention, Ethics and You, and Interview Skills
Valvoline Motor Oil, Automotive Fluids, and Chemicals
Briggs and Stratton Master Service Technician or MST
WD 40 Tool Cleaning and Storage
Snap-On Meter Certification
Honda Engines EN1
Stihl Set Up
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 Powersports & Engine Technology can be downloaded using this link.
Potential Career Opportunities
What to Expect
This is a standalone program that does not rotate with any other programs. Students accepted into it will take Powersports & Engine 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.