The Small Engine Technology program prepares students to apply technical knowledge and skills to repair, service, maintain, and diagnose problems on a variety of small internal-combustion gasoline engines and related systems.  Students will work on:
  • Portable power equipment
  •  Lawn and garden equipment
  •  Chainsaws
  •  Outboard motors
  •  Rototillers
  •  Snowmobiles
  •  ATV's
  •  UTV's
  •  Lawn mowers
  •  Motorcycles
  •  Personal watercraft
  •  Pumps and generators. 
Students are taught to understand fuel, ignition and exhaust systems, manual starters, electrical and cooling systems, clutches and drive mechanisms.  Instruction also includes the use of technical and service manuals, state inspection code, care and use of tools and test equipment, engine tune-up/maintenance, engine overhauls, troubleshooting and diagnostic techniques.  
Career Opportunities may include:
  • Motorcycle Technician
  •  Farm Equipment Technician
  •  Marine/Motorboat Technician
  •  Outdoor Power Equipment Technician
  •  Parts Person
  •  Customer Service Representative
  •  Dealership Salesperson
  •  Rental Yard Associate
  •  Production Line Technician
  •  Tire Repairs/Changers
  •  Small Business Owner 
  • Recreational Vehicle Service Technician.  
The Upper Bucks County Technical School will not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, handicap, race, color, national origin, religion, genetic information, or any other legally protected classification in its educational programs, activities, or employment. The school will also take steps to assure that the lack of English language skills will not be a barrier to admission and participation in all educational programs. This policy is in accordance with state and federal laws, including Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, amended 2004 and Title II of Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008. For information about rights or grievance procedures, contact the Title IX and Section 504 Coordinator, at Upper Bucks County Technical School, 3115 Ridge Road, Perkasie, PA 18944. Phone: 215-795-2911. For information regarding services, activities and facilities that are accessible to and usable by disabled persons, contact 215-795-2911.