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Powersports & Engine Technology

Overview

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.

Possible Certifications

  • 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 Bronze

  • Stihl Set Up 

  • Fork Lift

  • OSHA 10

Uniform

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

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

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.

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