An instructional program that prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to repair damaged automotive vehicles, such as automobiles and light trucks. Students learn to examine damaged vehicles and estimate cost of repairs; remove, repair and replace upholstery, accessories, electrical and hydraulic window and seat operating equipment, and trim; to gain access to vehicle body and fenders; remove and replace glass, repair dented areas, replace excessively damaged fenders, panels and grills; straighten bent frames or unibody structures using hydraulic jacks and pulling devices; and file, grind and sand repaired surfaces using power tools and hand tools. Students refinish repaired surfaces by painting with primer and finish coat.
Automotive Mechanic Technology
This course offers the students practical instruction in the diagnosis and repair of all automotive systems and their components. It is designed to provide instruction in the theory and principles of the automobile engine, electrical circuitry, chassis, clutch, transmission, lubrication systems, electrical controls, and computerized controls. Students can train to become an automotive technician or focus upon an area of specialization such as 4-wheel alignment, electrical/electronic diagnosis, and others. The students are also afforded the opportunity to obtain the Pennsylvania Safety and Emissions Certifications prior to graduation.
This course will prepare students to interpret designs and specifications in order to fabricate residential, commercial and industrial construction projects. Students learn to erect, install and repair structures using all types of construction material, as well as to estimate and select the specific materials needed for each project. Students learn to lay out projects using the framing square, transit, and various measuring, cutting and assembling instruments. Students also learn to apply interior and exterior finishes and to fit and install prefabricated cabinets, plastic laminates, floor and ceiling tiles, insulation, weather-stripping, finish hardware, and locksets.
Computer Networking & Maintenance
An instructional program that focuses on the design, implementation and management of linked systems of computers, peripherals and associated software and prepares individuals with the technical skills required to support networks and network users. The program also prepares individuals to apply basic engineering principles and technical skills in support of professionals who use computer systems. This program includes instruction in networks technologies: system design, architecture, operating systems, security, communications protocols, client support, messaging services, network management, trouble shooting and server optimization. The program also includes instruction in basic computer design and architecture, programming, problems of specific computer applications, component and system maintenance and inspection procedures, and hardware and software problem diagnosis and repair and report preparation. Students prepare and may test for industry certification exams given by Cisco, Comptia, and Microsoft: A+, Network +, Server +, Security +, Cisco Network Administrator, and Cisco Certified Network Associate.
Students in this course learn to write, test, and maintain the detailed instructions-called programs-which computers use to perform their functions. While exploring a variety of these functions, students conceive, design, and test logical structures for solving problems by computer. Students learn to program web pages and databases and to create software programs by working in HTML, Java, Visual Basic, Microsoft Access, and SQL. Students prepare and will have the opportunity to test for industry certification exams given by Microsoft and Sun Microsystems: Certified Internet Webmaster, Microsoft Office Specialist, Sun Certified Programmer, and Microsoft Visual Basic.
Students selecting this course will learn a variety of skills related to the field of cosmetology. Training in hair designing, cosmetic work, skin care, nail care, and scalp management is offered. Included in the instruction are marketing, management, record keeping, ethics, and good public relations that apply to cosmetology. Upon completion of 1,250 hours of training, students are eligible to take the PA State Board examination in Cosmetology.
An instructional program that prepares students in employment related to institutional, commercial or self-owned food establishments or other food industry occupations. Instruction and specialized learning experiences include theory, laboratory and work experience related to planning, selecting, preparing, and serving of quantity food and food products; nutritive values, use and care of commercial equipment, safety, and sanitation precautions are provided in the school’s restaurant, “Bushel of Class.” Instructional skills are provided in all area of the food service industry.
Electrical Power Technology
This program provides instruction on the installation of wiring systems that provides heat, light, air conditioning, and power to commercial, industrial, and residential facilities. Students will learn to layout, assemble, install, and test electrical apparatus and wiring systems. The course introduces students to robotic programming. Hydraulics, pneumatics, security systems, and programmable logic controls will also be taught. In addition to training as a construction electrician, students will also receive practice as a maintenance electrician, teaching them to keep the equipment they install operating. Graduates are not only limited to building trade construction but they are also prepared to enter maintenance, and industrial electrical occupations. Seniors may complete the first year of Apprenticeship with the Associated Builders & Contractors.
The Health Occupations Education Curriculum is a cluster program designed to introduce careers in health care and to permit graduates to pursue post-secondary education. Basic health occupation instruction introduces field experience in extended classrooms in addition to the core curriculum. The Health Occupations Core instruction includes planned courses in Health Care Careers, Safety Practices, Anatomy & Physiology, Data Management Technology, Legal & Ethical Issues, Communications, Medical Terminology, Growth & Development, Nutrition, Infection Control, and Health Care Skills. Graduates of this program often pursue careers in nursing as well as in the rehabilitation fields such as physical therapy and occupational therapy. Students prepare and will have the opportunity to test for CPR Certification.
Students who enter this trade learn the fundamental masonry skills needed to be proficient masons. Students are trained in blueprint reading, layout leveling, plumbing, estimating, and the care and safety of hand and power tools. Learning is accomplished through a combination of classroom theory and actual hands-on project completion. Students learn to lay out foundations, mix mortar, construct, repair, and recycle materials. Students work on exterior and interior walls, floors, patios, arches, fireplaces, walks, columns, and chimneys. The materials of the trade include brick, tile, glass, stone, marble, and concrete.
Multimedia Design Technology
Students are instructed in the skills used by today’s printing industry. Multimedia Design is the skill and the art of producing printed products on paper, glass, cloth, metal, or other materials. Most printed work consists of design artwork, typesetting, camera work, plate making, printing, finishing, binding, silk screening, computer generated graphics and digital photography. Learning is accomplished through a combination of classroom theory and actual hands-on projects. Students become familiar with the most efficient and most economical state-of-the-art methods for reproducing materials. Students learn the safe and correct methods of operations and maintenance of tools and equipment.
This is an instructional program that prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to shape and form materials to precise dimensions. Students are instructed in the setup and operation of precision, power driven machines used to shape or form material by cutting, impact, pressure, electrical current, or a combination of these processes. In depth instruction in the operation of saws, milling machines, drills, lathes and grinders is provided. Students will be able to develop skills in precision measurement, layout inspection techniques and computerized numeric control (CNC) programming in the basic operation of CNC lathes and CNC milling machines. Welding, heat treatment of metals and blueprint reading are also studied. Literally everything manufactured starts in precision machining.
This instructional program that prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skill to perform duties as a police officer, fire fighter, paramedic, and other safety services. The program stresses the techniques, methods, and procedures particular to the areas of criminal justice, fire protection, and EMT, especially in emergency disaster situations. Students also receive training in map reading, vehicle and equipment operation, the judicial system, pre-hospital emergency medical care, disaster operations, various rescue practices, communications and weapons of mass destruction. Students prepare and will have the opportunity to test for the following industry certification: Emergency Medical Technician, First Responder, First Aid, CPR, Fire Fighter I, Basic Vehicle Rescue, Basic Rope Rescue, Advanced Rope Rescue and Advanced Vehicle Rescue.