Academic Pathways

Skilled Trades

C = CERTIFICATE, AA = ASSOCIATE OF ARTS, AS = ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE, AAS = ASSOCIATE OF APPLIED SCIENCE
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MACHINING:
These programs are designed to prepare students to operate precision machinery, systems and processes. Skills include: CAD skills, computer controlled machine programming, lathe and milling operations, process and machine trouble-shooting, problem-solving, machine maintenance and proficient use of diagnostic and statistical tools.


DIESEL TECHNOLOGY:
The Diesel Technology Program is designed to offer applied technical knowledge and skills to work on diesel-powered equipment. Instruction, covering several types of equipment, includes tune-up and overhauling, transmissions and differentials. Diesel technicians repair, service and maintain diesel-powered equipment.


GUNSMITHING:
These programs are designed to train individuals with the basic concepts and skills needed by the professional gunsmith. Course work at the basic and advanced level includes: bench metal, machining operations, gun repair and stockmaking. A wide variety of specialized courses such as checkering, revolversmithing, competitive rifles, shotgunsmithing and pistolsmithing are also offered. All persons enrolled in the Gunsmithing Program must be able to legally own firearms.


HEAVY EQUIPMENT TECHNOLOGY:
This program is designed to prepare students for professional construction work. Students will be taught workplace safety, applied mathematics, in addition to hands-on supervised instruction in equipment operation and preventive maintenance.


WELDING:
This program is designed to prepare students for professional welding construction and fabrication work. Students will receive instruction in the classroom and on projects by a NCCER Certified Instructor. Students will be taught workplace safety, applied mathematics, in addition to hands-on supervised instruction in oxyacetylene, tungsten and structural welding, pipe welding and metal arc.