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Alert: Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) update for current students. Please Read!

April 3, 2020

Hopefully, this communication finds all of you healthy and hopeful. We miss you and hope you are doing well.

 As you know, on March 30, Governor Wolf shared that all PA schools would be closed indefinitely. He also extended the “Stay at Home” order, which now includes all counties in Pennsylvania, through April 30, 2020. While we do not know exactly how long our building will be closed, your instructors are  preparing to continue remote instruction at least through April 30, 2020. This week we dipped our toes into the remote learning environment, and it was great to be back in the “business” of school, even though it looks a lot different than it did just a few weeks ago! We are very proud of our students, faculty, and staff as we work together to find balance in our new normal. We realize that the past week hasn’t been perfect, and we know that there are still a lot of questions that we don’t have answers for yet. We also understand that you are all juggling increased responsibilities and figuring out efficient routines and schedules. It’s definitely a work in progress, but together, we will get there.

 At this time, continue to follow the remote learning plans provided by your instructors. This can come in many forms! This week, our dedicated teachers tested a variety of delivery methods, including Zoom, Google Meet, and Facebook Live. Others may be communicating with you via email, text, group chats, or even phone calls. You may take online exams, participate in group discussions, or even film yourself doing a task and sending it to an instructor for review.

 Although our building is closed, our instructors and staff are working hard behind the scenes and our focus on our students continues every day. Please do not hesitate to reach out to us with your questions or concerns. We are committed to meeting your needs during this difficult time.

 One of the many lessons we are learning is that this situation is fluid, and plans established today may need to be revised tomorrow. We appreciate your continued patience and flexibility as we work together to navigate these challenging times. As Dr. Levine (Secretary of Health for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania) has advised us, “Stay Calm, Stay Home, Stay Healthy.”

We are all in this together, and we are here for you!


March 23, 2020

Adult & Continuing Education Full-Time Program Students,

This afternoon (March 23, 2020), Governor Wolf issued a stay-at-home order for seven counties in Pennsylvania (Allegheny, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Monroe, Montgomery, and Philadelphia).

In addition, the Department of Education (PDE) announced today all schools in the commonwealth would remain closed through at least April 6 because of the COVID-19 response efforts. The closure order may extend beyond April 6 if deemed necessary to save lives and stop the spread of COVID-19.  Under the new timeline, students would return to school on April 9, unless extending the closure is needed in response to the situation with the virus at that time.

In light of the continued actions and closure orders from Governor Wolf, the Instructors at the Adult & Continuing Education Center are developing instructional plans that provide flexibility in order to help students complete the term in which they are currently enrolled.  While our programs are designed with the majority of instruction being “hands-on” in labs and shops, we will begin to provide remote learning to our students beginning March 30, 2020.  Instructors will be contacting students within their respective programs in order to continue their education despite interruptions caused by COVID-19.

The coronavirus, COVID-19, has put us in unchartered territory as it relates to our school and delivery of our programs. However, we are optimistic that this is a temporary situation and that we will reopen and resume ground-based instruction in the near future.

We hope all of you and your Families are staying healthy and enjoying some quality family time!  Thank you once again for your patience and willingness to support each other through this challenging ordeal.


March 13, 2020

The York County School of Technology (YCST) and the Adult & Continuing Education Center have made the decision to close beginning Monday, March 16, 2020 and plan to reopen and commence classes on Monday, March 30, 2020. 

Although there are no known COVID-19 cases reported within York County, including the York County School of Technology, we believe this proactive measure is in the best interest of the York County School of Technology community.

We will continue to monitor developments regarding the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) in partnership with local and state agencies.  While we understand the gravity of this closure, and how it affects our students and families, we ask you for your patience and support during these challenging times as we work together to minimize the potential spread of the coronavirus within our community

If you have any questions please call the Adult & Continuing Education Center at (717) 747-2130 ext. 5501.

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We offer a wide range adult education training programs geared to give you the skills necessary for many great career options. Many programs can be completed in as little as a year or less.

 (Financial aid available for eligible programs for those who qualify)

Automotive Technology
Dental Assistant
HVAC Technician
Mechatronics/Industrial Controls Technology
Medical Assistant
Medical Billing & Coding
Practical Nursing (LPN)
Welding Technology

We also offer:

Nail Technician
Nurse Aide

We have the longest running CDL program in York County.
CDL -Commercial Driver's License & 3rd party testing (trucks, buses, etc.)

Many of our programs are also OVR, WIOA, TAA approved and VA friendly and may qualify for educational loans, for a further information 
please call 717.747.2130 option 1

 The Adult & Continuing Education Center provides quality adult vocational, technical and basic skills education and services to meet the needs of York County's employees and employers. 

  The Adult & Continuing Education Center at York County School of Technology holds a Certificate of Accreditation for Public Postsecondary Vocational Education issued by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania State Board of Vocational Education, Bureau of Career and Technical Education. The Accreditation period is 2015 - 2020.

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To provide quality adult vocational, technical and basic skills education, training and services in a professional, customer-focused atmosphere that fosters continuous learning and promotes workforce development.


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The York County School of Technology shall not discriminate against any student, employee or applicant for admission or employment, or in its activities or programs, on the basis of race, color, religious creed, ancestry, union membership, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, national origin, AIDS or HIV status, or disability. Inquiries may be directed to Mr. Gerry Mentz, Director of Student Services, at 2179 S. Queen Street; York, Pennsylvania 17402; or 717-741-0820 x5108. Email 

La Escuela de Tecnología del Condado de York no discriminará a ningún estudiante, empleado o solicitante de admisión o empleo, ni en sus actividades o programas, por raza, color, credo religioso, ascendencia, afiliación sindical, edad, sexo, orientación sexual , la expresión o la identidad de género, el origen nacional, el SIDA o la condición de VIH, o la discapacidad. Las preguntas pueden dirigirse al Sr. Gerry Mentz, Director de Servicios Estudiantiles, al 2179 S. Queen Street; York, Pennsylvania 17402; o 717-741-0820 x5108. Correo electrónico