Engine TechnologyPA Department of Labor High Priority Occupation!
Students who enjoy working on outdoor power equipment, four-wheelers and motorcycles can turn their interest into a career with the Engine Technology program. Through hands-on and theory learning, students will gain the skills to troubleshoot and repair outdoor power equipment and small engines, such as: four-wheelers, motorcycles, snowmobiles, tractors, marine equipment and more.Sample Career SkillsBeginner:
- Identify and record engine serial numbers and other small engine parts
- Perform maintenance operations on small engines, including: oil changes, replacing air filters and spark plugs
- Troubleshoot general engine issues and distinguish fuel system from ignition misfires
- Read and interpret wiring diagrams
- Demonstrate engine rebuilding skills through work on actual, team-lead projects
- Gain hands-on experience through a co-op, internship or job placement with a real-world employer
CertificationsDiesel Engine CertificateElectrical System CertificateEquipment and Engine Training Council (EETC) CertificateFour Stroke Engine CertificateHydraulic System CertificatePennsylvania Skills CertificateS/P2 Automotive Safety CertificateS/P2 Safety & Pollution Prevention CertificateTwo Stroke Engine Certificate
College CreditsOpen Dual Enrollment CreditsDelaware County Community College1:1 Articulation CreditsSt. Francis UniversityClick here for more information on opportunities to earn college credit.
Workplace OpportunitiesUpperclassmen may be hired at local companies such as Conway Power Equipment, Berwyn Lawnmower, Main Line Mower, Inc., Stoltzfus Farm Services, Inc., C&S Repair Center, Johnson's Small Engine, Longwood Gardens, Atlantic Tractor and Taylor Rental. Co-ops allow students to work during their school day, earn real-world experience and build their resumes.The Department of Education provides a CIP Code to approved Programs of Study (POS). Schools and postsecondary institutions use the CIP code to categorize the POS, outline the scope and sequence of educational offerings and develop a POS task list. Click here to review the task list.