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Program Overview

Graduates will have the ability to diagnosis, troubleshoot and disassemble small engines; replace pistons, bearings, gears, valves and bushings; install ignition systems; perform wheel alignment and replace steering/suspension components; replace clutches, transmissions and parts; lubricate moving parts; diagnose problems with and replace chassis assemblies; disassemble and replace hydraulic brakes; preform necessary maintenance and checks on various pieces of equipment. The skills will be taught in both classroom and lab environments.


The Motorcycle and Power Equipment Technology program covers not just motorcycles, but also a variety of power equipment. Students learn breaking down the engines to the block and rebuilding them, transmissions, fuel and exhaust systems, electrical, tires, brakes, and suspension. We cover different pieces of power equipment like dirtbikes and ATVs, side-by-sides, and riding lawnmowers.

In addition, smaller pieces of equipment like push mowers, pressure washers, roto-tillers, and snow blowers are covered, even getting into two-cycle engines like on a chainsaw or gas trimmer. Students also learn a little bit about aquatic engines, focusing mostly on outboard engines and jet-skis.

Career Opportunities

The students will acquire the entry-level skills necessary to work in the small engine repair field. The skills can be applied to motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles, motorboats, personal watercraft, snowmobiles, riding tractors, lawn mowers and various pieces of power equipment.

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Financial Aid

Education is important for those who wish to elevate themselves to a better life. New Castle School of Trades believes that the opportunity to gain a great education should not only be a privilege, but a commonly realized right for all people.

Lack of financial resources should not be the determining factor in whether someone has the means to better themselves. We feel compelled to assist those students who, without financial aid, would be unable to attend New Castle School of Trades.

Therefore, we offer many different options to help you attain the education you wish to experience. The following programs are available to those who qualify.

  • Federal Pell Grant
  • Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)
  • Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency Grant (PHEAA)
  • Federal PLUS Loan (PLUS)
  • Subsidized Federal Stafford Loan (FSL)
  • Unsubsidized Federal Stafford Loan (UFSL)
  • Alternative Loan Program (Tuition Financing)


In order to be considered for any of the above Grants or Loan Programs, you must complete a FAFSA. This can be done online by selecting this link or by making an appointment. The Federal School Code is listed above.

Financial aid is available for those who qualify.

Veteran's Education Benefits

Thank you to all of our veterans for your service and commitment. Many NCST staff members, current students, and graduates are U.S. Military veterans. We are very proud and humbled to have the privilege to serve our military families. We are here to assist you in any way that we can.

The New Castle School of Trades is a Veterans Administration (VA) approved institution. NCST can help you navigate the complexities of your military benefits. More information about veteran educational benefits is also available at the official U.S. government website at

As a member of the military, you have access to education benefits that are designed to help you set the groundwork for your future career and ease the transition into the civilian workforce after completing your service commitment. NCST can help you prepare for success in your chosen field.

If you are looking for a school who is committed to veterans and understands the sacrifices you make to help ensure the freedom of our country, you need to learn more about NCST.

Consumer Information

Important information about the education debt, earnings, and completion rates of students who attend a New Castle School of Trades and enrolled in a program can be found at:

New Castle
School of Trades

4117 Pulaski Road,
New Castle, PA, 16101,
United States