Workforce Development

 Short-Term Workplace Skills Training

This six-month course advances the student's English language skills in the workplace. Emphasis is on workplace communication, math, and computer literacy. The course promotes oral and written English, workplace safety, employability skills, decision-making/ problem-solving, and other skills that enhance the student's workplace performance.

M-F (Open Entry/ Open Exit)


GED (English and Spanish)


This course will assist students in developing skills and requiring the necessary information in each content area to pass the GED test. This is achieved through lecture, written practice, computer assisted instruction, and supplementary exercises. (160 hours)

Length: 2 months


Computer/General Office Skills

The program prepares participants for today's high-tech  workforce through basic skills development and quality vocational training in computers. Participants will learn the computer applications required in today's workplace. Participants will be able to perform a variety of tasks including routine clerical and administrative functions, such as drafting correspondence, scheduling appointments, organizing and maintaining paper, and electronic files. Additionally, students will learn employability and interpersonal skills.  Bilingual classes may be available. (716 hours)

Length: 6 months


Introduction to Construction Technology


The program introduces the participants to various skills needed to perform in areas of framing, roofing, sheetrock-installation, carpentry, plumbing, painting, cost estimation, and entrepreneurial skills. Other topics include instruction in the construction of basic form and foundation systems, safe work practices, including the use of tools and materials, basic site preparation, and blueprint reading to estimate material requirements. Bilingual classes may be available. (358 hours)

Length: 4 months


Electrical Maintenance and Repair


The program provides the participants with basic knowledge of maintenance performance on tools and equipment, properly using appropriate hands and power tools, using electrical measuring instruments, reading and following basic electrical wiring diagrams, selecting safety devices and wire sizes to suit applied loads, cutting and bending conduit to specifications, pulling wire, assisting in the installation of fuse panels, disconnects and circuit breakers, and assisting in small-motor repair. (528 hours)

Length: 4 months


Basic Auto Refinishing


Participants will obtain the technical knowledge and skills in basic auto collision and repair to include Shop Safety and Procedures, Basic Refinishing, Basic Metal Repair, Automotive Plastic and Sheet Molding Compound Repair, Vehicle Design and Structural Analysis, Vehicle Trim and Hardware, Auto Body Repair and Repainting, Collision Repair Estimation, and professional development. Training in this course will enable participants to gain employment in various positions such as body shop and paint shop assistant, automotive refinisher, auto body technician, paint and body supplies salesperson, and insurance appraiser. Upon successful completion of the program students will have the opportunity to earn I-CAR Points. (732 hours)

Length: 9 months

 

Introduction to Landscaping and Groundskeeping

This introductory course will introduce the student to the care of landscapes and maintenance of property grounds using hand or power tools or equipment.  Workers typically perform a variety of tasks which may include any combination of the following: sod laying, mowing, trimming, planting, watering, fertilizing, digging, raking, sprinkler installation, and installation of mortar less segmental concrete masonry wall units.  Landscaping and groundskeeping technicians provide care and upkeep of plants and the structures around them, such as pools, walkways and sprinkler systems.  You'll be expected to recognize dead trees and plants, remove them and replant living ones.  In some instances, you'll be expected to design the outside area, picking the right plants, shrubs and trees for the climate and regional soil.

Length: 5 months