Skilled Trade


Pennsylvania is facing a huge shortage of skilled trade workers, and when you enroll in our skilled trades program, you can look forward to a surplus of job openings, long-term stability and earning potential. 

You will take only the courses you need to enter your career field of choice. Our state-of-the-art workshops and labs are equipped with the same tools used in the workforce, and that is where you’ll hone your skills!  Our experienced faculty works closely with business and industry leaders to ensure our curriculum meets employer needs. That makes our graduates a hot commodity! 

• High Placement Rates in High Demand Careers
• New Careers in Less Than a Year
• Higher Incomes

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Automotive Technology

  • High Placement Rate
  • 3,540 Projected Openings in PA
  • $44,120 Avg. Starting Salary
  • Evening Classes
  • Training in Less Than a Year


  • 86% Placement Rate
  • Job openings projected to grow 12.4% by 2026
  • $46,940 Avg. Starting Salary
  • Evening Classes
  • Training in Less Than a Year


  • High Board Pass Rate
  • 5,310 Projected Openings in PA
  • Flexible Working Environment
  • Day Classes
  • Training in Less Than a Year

Plumbing Apprenticeship

  • Hands on Training Received on the Job
  • Plumbing Theory & Practice
  • Two 72 Hour Semesters
  • Tuition: $1,800

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*Placement rates based on most recent graduating classes
*Job statistics drawn from PA Dept. of Labor and Industry and O*Net Online.



The Cosmetology course has allowed me to utilize my creativity while learning in an organized, professional environment. Ms. Shaulis is an amazing teacher with an extensive background in the salon world; she provides students with all the tools they need to succeed as a licensed cosmetologist. If working a normal 9-5 job isn’t for you, and you love helping others feel & look great, cosmetology is the right career for you!

Brittany Mims

YCST Cosmetology Student
Overall my experience in Adult Ed has been nothing but positive. Ever since my first day everyone has welcomed me and made me feel like I belong here. I love the relaxed environment where I am free to be creative but also learn the skills I need to be successful.

Alexa Smith

YCST Cosmetology Student
After this, I’d like to own a salon and work for myself, and they prepare you for that here. Besides learning the basics on haircuts, coloring, facials, waxing, nails and so on, they also teach you how to manage a salon and work with clients. You can do anything when you leave here!

I had someone ask me what school to go to for Cosmetology and I shared with them, they should come here! It’s the environment, the supportive classmates, the instructors, and the flexibility. I have two kids and life can be hectic. They really care about you and work with you at this school to ensure you succeed.

Millie Ramos

Mr. Combs is awesome!!! Could not have handpicked a better teacher. He takes time to explain things and help out wherever he can. I look forward to class every day. Highly recommend his class.

Joseph Olimpio

YCST Auto Tech Student
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