The Welding Technology program offers training in the basic skills and knowledge needed in the operation of welding equipment through basic and advanced welding techniques. Student's will gain the knowledge and performance potential to work in the industrial, commercial, or private sector as entry-level employees. Students will learn proper safety procedures in the operation, care and maintenance of machinery and instruments related to their vocation.
This program is designed to instruct the student in the related field of industrial maintenance and prepare the student for an entry-level position in maintenance and repair of industrial machines, equipment, rigging and power distribution. Emphasis is placed on troubleshooting skills, preventative maintenance techniques, and safety. Students will gain the knowledge and performance potential to work in the industrial, commercial, or private sector.
The Machine Tool program emphasizes the basic skills and knowledge needed in the operation of all common machine tools and equipment utilized in a machining environment. Each student will have the opportunity to use the hand tools of the trade and to learn how to perform the operations of the trade, including the evaluation of the completed work.
The eighteen-month program is designed to provide the student with a saleable skill in the field of electronics technology. Students are taught proper safety procedures to assist them in safe work practices on and off the job. Students are also taught the importance of human relations when associating with employers, other employees, and customers. Student learning will include, but is not limited to, basic understanding of the use and control of electricity, electronic component nomenclature, circuit and component analysis, introduction to computer usage, and electronic troubleshooting techniques.
The Diesel & Truck Technology program offers training in the diagnosis, repair, service and maintenance of heavy-duty diesel equipment and trucks. The program offers students the opportunity to become adept at analyzing truck component failure, servicing the components, using testing procedures, and troubleshooting. Preventative maintenance is stressed as well as the importance of high-quality workmanship in order to prevent expensive downtime on diesel equipment. Classroom instruction is integrated with shop assignments to provide each student with the knowledge and skills necessary to be successful in the diesel service field.
The Collision Repair Technology Program, based on the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) curriculum developed by the National Automotive Technical Education Foundation (NATEF) and I-CAR, prepares students for careers in the collision repair industry. Students learn to use hand and power tools to prepare and finish paint-damaged surfaces, repair and replace metal, glass, and electrical components, straighten and repair damaged frames, use modern collision estimating and parts look-up software, and perform basic electrical/electronic troubleshooting and repair of the complex systems in today’s automobiles.
The Automotive Service Technology program is designed to prepare students to enter the automotive field as responsible members of the workforce with a basic knowledge in all eight ASE certification areas. The program holds a current certification from the National Automotive Technician Education Foundation (NATEF). A diploma in Automotive Service Technology will be issued upon successful completion of the basic program. A diploma in Advanced Automotive Service Technology will be issued upon successful completion of the advanced course.
The Ammonia Refrigeration Program is centered around the industrial Ammonia Refrigeration field. Theory of refrigeration and related subjects are covered to provide an understanding of the task-oriented topics and activities experienced in the classroom and laboratory. Refrigerant flow, system layout, and component synergy are covered with emphasis on safe work practices. OSHA's Process Safety Management Program and EPA's Risk Management Plan are studied as they relate to Ammonia Refrigeration. The students are challenged to understand fully the operation and maintenance of industrial Refrigeration Systems.