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Communication Technology

Communications 10 3 credits
This course is an introduction to communication studies. Students are presented with a variety of animation techniques and are given the opportunity to produce simple animations. Students will also learn the fundamentals of digital photography and will acquire basic production skills through the use of simple audio and/or video equipment and techniques.

Communications 20 3 credits
Prerequisite:  50% or more in all Communication 10 modules
A course for students with experience or interest in one or several of the following areas in computer technology including: graphics, audio, video, digital imaging, and animation. These areas will be combined to create multimedia presentations for communications media.

Communications 30 3 credits
Prerequisite: 50% or more in COM2145
Students will build their production skills through application of pre-production and post-production techniques in producing animation that communicates an idea, message or theme. Projects will include applying and using advanced digital imaging software and techniques.

Construction Technology

Construction Technologies 10 3 credits
An exploratory course in woodworking and basic building skills. Construction Technology 10 introduces the student to safe use of hand and power tools as applied in the fabrication of various wood projects. A practical course offering basic skills that can be applied in many ways.
Construction 10 is a prerequisite for Construction Technologies 20A and 20B.

Construction Technologies 20A
Cabinet & Furniture Making
6 credits
Prerequisite: 50% or more in CON1010, CON1120 & CON1130
In this course the student investigates standards and procedures in design, fabrication and finishing of cabinetry and furniture making. Students will construct a number of specified projects as well as having the opportunity to work on something of their own design, in consultation with the instructor. Students will learn theoretical background to CNC (Computer Numeric Control) operation and entry level skills on a CNC Router.
Although this course is offered for 6 credits, students are encouraged to take 20A and 20B together for a more complete exposure to the field of carpentry.

Construction Technologies 20B
Basic Residential Framing
6 credits
Prerequisite: 50% or more in CON1010
This course gives students practical experience in residential framing techniques. The program includes basic floor, wall and roof construction, with additional instruction in materials and estimating.

Construction Technologies 30A
Advanced Cabinetry & Furniture Making
6 credits
Prerequisite: 50% or more in CON1130
In this course the student learns the essentials of good cabinet construction and all the components that make up the modern cabinet system. The forming of curved shapes is investigated, and students learn how to use advanced techniques in furniture making and furniture restoration to produce a high quality finished product. Students will design and construct a project on a production CNC (Computerized Numerical Control) Router.
Construction Technology 20A is a recommended prerequisite for this course.

Construction Technologies 30B
Advanced Building Construction
6 credits
Prerequisite: 50% or more in CON1070, CON2035, CON2045 & CON2050
This course covers the essentials for finishing many parts of the interior of a residence - from insulation and vapor barriers to wall finish options. Students will construct a set of steps and cover advanced techniques in roof framing such as truss design, dormers and cornice construction. Students will also study how to make an environmental difference.

Cosmetology Studies

Cosmetology Studies 10 3 credits
Cosmetology 10 is an introduction to basic nail care (manicures and hand and arm massage), skin care (facials and make-up application), and hair care (cleansing, conditioning, hair treatments, scalp treatments and various styling techniques). This introductory course enables students to engage in personal grooming and allows students to prepare for more advanced modules in cosmetology.

Cosmetology Studies 20 6 credits
Prerequisite: 50% or more in COS1010, COS1020, COS3400, COS3430, & COS3520
Cosmetology 20 gives students the opportunity to build on previous skills learned in Cosmetology 10 and experience new skills like hair cutting, permanent waving, hair coloring and customer service.

Cosmetology Studies 20 12 credits
Prerequisite: 50% or more in COS1010, COS1020, COS3400, COS3430, & COS3520
Cosmetology 20 (12 credit) course provides students with an opportunity to build on skills learned in Cosmetology 10 and develop new skills including: haircutting, permanent waving, hair coloring, foiling and customer service. This course is more suited for students exploring and preparing for Cosmetology 30.

Cosmetology Studies 30 12 credits
Prerequisite:  50% or more in all 13 Cosmetology 20 modules.
This senior course continues the development of skills in hairstyling and in further developing competency, speed and sales in client service operations. New skills developed at this level include: advanced hair cutting, designer permanent waving, chemical relaxing, male grooming, color removal, competition work and customer service.

Design Studies

Design Studies 10 3 credits
Have you ever dreamed of designing something? A home, skateboard park, computer game?   Design Studies 10 introduces you to sketching, drawing and 3D modeling - skills required to make dreams a reality. This can be applied to hundreds of career areas such as, design, graphics, engineering and architecture.

Design Studies 20 6 credits
Prerequisite: 50% or more in DES1020, DES1030, & DES1040
This course focuses on architecture and the design of residential structures. Students will use an Autodesk software (Revit) for drafting several home plans and cabin modeling. Towards the end of the course students will design their own home from the ground up, including floor plans and elevations.

Design Studies 30 6 credits
Prerequisite:  50% or more in DES2035, DES2045, & DES2075
For this final year of Design Studies you will be investigating design proglems from several different areas, including:  landscapint, playground modeling, mechanical engineering, and complex 3-D design projects.  To find solutions, a combination of CAD, REVIT, 3D, and manual design skills will be used.  Design 30 will provide an excellent base for any future design career such as engineering, architecture and even animation.

Fabrication Studies

Fabrication Studies 10 3 credits
Students develop basic hand and power tool skills to safely transform base materials such as sheet metal and mild steel into useful products. Students will be introduced to common metal working machinery where they will develop safe handling and operation skills while they use it to complete projects. Three common welding processes GMAW, FCAW, & SMAW will be introduced and the safe use and operation of the equipment will be learned while completing welding projects.

Fabrication 20 6 credits
Prerequisite: 50% or more in FAB1010, FAB1050, & FAB1090
This course will give the student the opportunity to develop and demonstrate skills beyond those learned in Fabrication 10. The majority of the time in this course will be placed on the practical aspects of skill acquisition, while acquiring a more in-depth knowledge towards the process of welding and sheet fabrication. This course will include a variety of required projects along with instructor approved personal projects. Students with a background in AutoCAD will have the opportunity to design and fabricate a project with the use of a CNC Plasma Table. Students must be highly motivated to learn and participate in a high-energy and enthusiastic shop setting.

Fabrication 30 6 credits
Prerequisite: 50% or more in FAB1048, FAB2048, FAB2050, FAB2060 & FAB2070
This course will build upon the skill set learned in Fabrication 20. In addition, the students will acquire a more in-depth knowledge of the process of welding and fabrication according to industry standards. Students will be actively involved in customer service projects as well as instructor approved personal projects. Students with a background in AutoCAD and 3-D drawing programs will have the opportunity to design and fabricate a project with the use of a CNC Plasma Table and CNC Mill. A high emphasis of this course will be placed on the demonstration of skills through hands on practical evaluations.

Food Studies

Food Studies 10 3 credits
This practical course will introduce students to the basics of working in the kitchen including food safety, kitchen equipment and basic cooking and baking methods. Students explore the role of nutrition in our diets as well as tools for meal planning. The student will develop basic knowledge and skills though a variety of activities and preparation of food.

Foods 20 3 Credits
Prerequisite: 50% or more in FOD 1010
Intermediate modules help students to build on the competencies developed at the introductory level and focus on developing more complex food skills and background knowledge. Students learn about food decisions and health, more advanced cooking techniques and are introduced to the presentation of food through creative assignments.

Foods 30 6 credits
Prerequisite: 50% or more in FOD 1010
This advanced course provides students with opportunities to become independent in the kitchen and learn about careers in the food industry. Students have the opportunity to learn about nutrition in our diets, experiment with soups and sauces, explore multicultural cuisine, learn about food presentation, assemble creative baking projects, and entertain with food.

Mechanics

Mechanics 10 3 credits
Students will be expected to develop knowledge, skills and attitudes that enable an individual to care for and service a motor vehicle. Students will investigate and describe operating principles of engines, their construction and applications as they relate to the motor vehicle. In addition students will execute basic service procedures necessary to ensure adequate maintenance of a motor vehicle.

Mechanics 20A 6 credits
Prerequisites: 50% or more in MEC1020 & MEC1040
Students will be expected to develop the required knowledge, skills and attitudes to service and repair vehicle components. Students will focus on the operating principles of hydraulics, electrical wiring, lubrication and cooling along with other motor vehicle capabilities.

Mechanics 20B 6 credits
Prerequisites:  50% or more in MEC1150.
Students will be expected to develop the required knowledge, skills and attitudes to service and repair vehicle components. Students will focus on the operating principles of fuel & exhaust, ignition systems, power assist components and other modules not covered in the 20A program.

Mechanics 30A 6 credits
Prerequisites:  50% or more in MEC1110 & MEC2100
Students will be expected to work on their own and use repair books and manuals to accomplish tasks set forth by the instructor. Students will develop the skills, knowledge, and attitudes required to diagnose and repair engine faults, electrical, drive train systems and tune ups on varied vehicle systems.

Mechanics 30B 6 credits
Prerequisites:  50% or more in MEC1130, MEC1150, MEC2150, MEC2030 & MEC2050.
Students will be expected to work on their own and use repair books and manuals to accomplish tasks set forth by the instructor. Students will develop the skills, knowledge, and attitudes required to diagnose and repair a wide variety of problems and their related components for worn/damaged parts and/or improper adjustment. Students will be expected to demonstrate professionalism in their repairs and demonstrate proper procedures used in industry.

Robotics

Robotics 10 3 credits
Students will apply the fundamentals of robotics systems and basic robotic functions.  Students will be able to design and build a simple robot and apply basic programming to make it functional.