Career Technical Education

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DANIEL R. MONTES, AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY / DEPARTMENT CHAIRPERSON (856) 968-7741 

REPAIR AND REFINISHING – 15 CREDITS               (N.A.T.E.F. Certified)

         COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course is designed to provide students with entry-level skills in the automotive collision and refinishing field. Students will be working on “live” repair work while receiving training in the use of computer equipment and software materials in this area. This course is designed to provide an entry-level technological learning environment for students aspiring to become auto collision technicians. Students are tested and presented with a certificate upon completion and have the opportunity to go into the workforce or to attend a two-year technical college program.


AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY – 15 CREDITS ( Awaiting N.A.T.E.F. Certification )

COURSE DESCRIPTION: The purpose of this course is to provide the student with the ASE aligned entry-level skills necessary for employment in the automotive technical field. The focus will be on Brake systems and Electrical / Electronic components. We will also cover tasks and competencies in the areas of Engine Performance, Suspension and Steering. Students will practice safety, refine their manipulative skills, expand related math and science information, discuss the job interview process and augment the technological skills necessary for post secondary education or entry-level employment.


BUILDING TRADES – 15 CREDITS

COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course is designed to provide students with nationally recognized skills providing an emphasis in framing, sheathing, flooring, masonry, footings, foundations, block and brick laying. The instructional program also includes the use of a variety of hand and power tools as well as the needed entry-level skills for employment in the building trades field. Students will also experience the use of computer aided drafting pertaining to floor plans and wiring diagrams.


COMPUTER AIDED DRAFTING (CAD) – 5 CREDITS

COURSE DESCRIPTION: The CAD course is designed to provide a learning experience for students aspiring to pursue a career in computer aided drafting. Students will have the opportunity to become familiar with drafting technology, terminology, and hands-on experience with the Auto Cad software.


DELL ACADEMY – 5 CREDITS

COURSE DESCRIPTION: The Dell Academy is a technical program that deploys the A+ certification curriculum while matching workforce development objectives. A+ certification, an industry recognized credential, certifies that students have the knowledge equivalent to a computer technician with six months of on-the-job experience. No previous computer or technical skills are necessary, however, reading comprehension skills of technical material is required. The first half of the course covers all computer hardware, printers, scanners, electronics and networking. The second half develops an understanding of operating systems including DOS, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows 2000, and Linux. College credit is available for students upon completion.


GRAPHIC / PRINT COMMUNICATION – 15 CREDITS

COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course prepares students for careers in the Graphic/Print Communications field. Each student receives “hands-on” instruction in layout and design, copy preparation, lithographic process camera operation, basic dark room procedures, film and image assembly, offset plate preparation, and finishing and bindery methods. Students will prepare, produce and assemble different forms of printed materials, such as business cards, letterhead, envelopes, brochures and programs. Special emphasis will be focused on introducing students to the high technology of computer pre-press operations and Digital printing. Using two state-of-the-art Macintosh Power Mac IV’s and eight PC student work stations, each student will gain knowledge utilizing the following software applications: Adobe PageMaker for layouts and design, Adobe Illustrator for advanced illustration and Adobe Photoshop for photographic design. Advanced students produce high quality programs utilizing a Xerox Docucolor 30 Digital Printer. This course is also designed to enable students to evaluate their potential for success in the advanced courses in Graphic /Print Communication.


PRE-COSMETOLOGY – 5 CREDITS

COURSE DESCRIPTION: The Cosmetology course is designed to provide students with the ability to understand and apply various techniques and/or concepts of cosmetology. These include a creative flair for adapting styles to suit individual customers, the ability to relate to people at all levels, the ability to perceive differences in color and in forms, eye and hand coordination, finger dexterity, and physical stamina.


TECHNOLOGY – 5 CREDITS

COURSE DESCRIPTION: The Technology course is a phase of Industrial Education designed to help students understand and be aware of how technology has impacted construction, manufacturing, transportation and communication. The students will develop skills through hands-on and activity-oriented learning experiences, which include CNC, robotics, manufacturing, construction, transportation and communication. This course will serve as an introduction to the vocational programs.