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Workforce Development and Continuing Education


CE Enrichment
CE Health Center
Advanced Manufacturing and Logistics Institute
Business Institute
CE Manufacturing and Logistics













Within the framework of the College’s philosophy, mission, and goals, and in cooperation with government and military agencies, Continuing Education provides education, training, and employment programs. In addition, seminars, workshops, conferences, and certification updates are provided for community organizations, business, industry, military, and professional groups. A Continuing Education Unit (CEU) is the basic unit of measurement for an individual’s participation in the College’s offerings of non-credit classes, courses, and programs. A CEU is defined as ten (10) contact hours of participation in an organized continuing education experience under responsible sponsorship, capable direction, and qualified instruction.

Continuing Education has the flexibility and technology to respond rapidly to the needs of the  community and to implement courses in programmatic areas, such as adult basic education, internet, allied health, business, industry, and social services. Continuing Education also serves as an outreach mechanism for directing  prospective students into appropriate credit programs within the College. Bringing the College into the community by using satellite locations, St. Philip’s College Continuing Education offers a wide variety of short, non-traditional courses  independent of the credit certificate or degree programs.

Vocational/Technical - Occupational courses, seminars, and workshops provide opportunities to refresh knowledge or gain specific skills for job preparation. Available courses focus on computers, business and office skills, industrial, health careers, Commercial Driver’s License (CDL), automotive trades, construction trades, energy, welding, manufacturing and technical skills, medical profession skills, and other areas of emphasis for professionals.

Classes in Self-Improvement and Personal Development - Students may learn more about ESL, receive their GED, receive a real estate license, and develop leadership skills, among other topics.  Students may also enroll in classes designed to develop basic reading, writing, and math skills.

Leisure Time,  Special  Interest  Courses for Hobbies, Recreation, and Diversion - Cabinet making to zumba dance classes.

Learning  Opportunities Designed for Groups with Special Needs - Older adults, women, businesses and organizations, and summer youth groups.

Workforce Development - Proactively collaborate with business community, governmental entities, non-profit organizations, and other educational institutions to provide customized training and opportunities for adults and youth to develop knowledge and skills that will provide access to job opportunities career advancement, or on-the-job-training.  The department provides proposal development; application process; grant management and compliance training; contract process and approval; budget approvals; and grant negotiations and process.  Call (210) 486-2400 for more information



CE Enrichment

Contact Person : Gabriela Perez (210) 486-2747


St. Philip’s College provides a variety of services and resources to help you grow personally and professionally through specialized development and academic offerings. We offer both face-to-face and online courses for your benefit, and we are committed to helping you fulfill both personal and professional goals.  For detailed information about our programs, visit the links below or contact the CE Enrichment program manager. 


· Online English as a Second Language (ESL)

· Online GED Preparation

· GED en Linea

· Face-to-Face GED Preparation

· Online Grant Writing Courses

· Online Enrichment Courses

· Culinary Arts Classes

· Wine and Food Pairing - Basic and Advanced

· Courses for Children-Reading and Mathematics Advancement

· K-8 Summer Academy

· ACT/SAT Preparation

· Leadership Management Certification Program

· Paralegal Certificate Course

· Real Estate Program



Online English as a Second Language (ESL)

If you are interested in improving your listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in preparation for college, please visit our ed2go website at and click on “Personal Development,” then “Languages,” for more information regarding online ESL classes.

Online GED Preparation

Our online GED preparation materials are inexpensive, and you will be able to work on building your GED skills from the comfort of your own home or from any place where you can access the internet.

How online GED preparation works:


1.     You sign up and pay your $65 fee;

2.     Once you have paid for access to the online materials, you will receive a log-in code which will allow you to access the online class information;

3.     You will take the practice test on your own, then submit your answers to the online scoring service available for the class;

4.     Once your scores have been calculated, you may begin studying and preparing online for your GED 

GED en Linea

Por años hemos recibido llamadas respecto a materiales GED en línea. Nos alegra anunciar que ahora tendremos disponible la preparación GED en línea para ti. ¡Enseguida encontrarás más información sobre cómo este ofrecimiento te puede ayudar a alcanzar tus metas! Los materiales GED en línea no son caros y podrás trabajar en el desarrollo de tus destrezas desde la comodidad de tu propio hogar o desde cualquier lugar que tengas acceso al Internet. Cómo funciona la preparación para GED en línea: Te inscribes y pagas tu cuota de $65 dólares.

Una vez que pagas por tus materiales en línea, recibes un código de acceso que te permite accesar a la información de clases en línea. Tomas un examen de práctica tu sólo, luego mandas tus respuestas al servicio de calificación en línea disponible para la clase. Una vez que tu examen ha sido calificado, ¡puedes empezar a estudiar y a prepararte en línea para tu GED!

Face-to-Face GED Preparation

We know that attaining a GED® is important to you and would like to help you reach your goals as quickly as possible. Our face-to-face classes include 72 hours of instruction plus access to GED online preparation. All four subjects of the GED are addressed; however, the primary focus of the class is on mathematics and language arts sections of the examination. 

Online Grant Writing Courses

At a time when non-profit organizations and private individuals are scrambling to find funding for a variety of important programs, grant writing classes are especially helpful and could make the difference between suffering through a frustrating search for funds and benefitting from a strong financial situation. Through a partnership with Ed2go, St. Philip’s College offers online classes for anyone interested in learning about the grant writing process. Each class is taught by a highly-experienced instructor whose expertise includes extensive knowledge of and experience with the grant-writing process as well as in the administration of grant-funded programs.

Online Enrichment Courses

St. Philip’s College is excited to offer you the option of online courses for your professional and personal enrichment! Whether you would like to improve your computer skills, learn how to write fiction, become certified in alternative medicine, or train in a specific occupational field, we have online courses for you. 

Culinary Arts Classes

If you’ve always wanted to explore the world of culinary arts, we have perfect courses for you. From learning the basics of cooking techniques to exploring specific types of cooking, you can have fun while honing your skills. 

Wine and Food Pairing - Basic

You will gain a solid understanding of the role of taste when making food and wine matches, basic wine knowledge including how wine is made, the effects of geography of wine flavors, and why wine is food. You will also gain a practical understanding of why different wines work with different foods. 

Wine and Food Pairing - Advanced

This 3-part series is an exploration of the nature of taste, wine and food pairing. In this class we’ll train your senses to understand the subtle reasons why some flavors work together and others do not. Then we’ll examine the way wine and food pairings are altered by cooking methods, textures and sauces. Lastly, we’ll Go Texan by focusing on Texas wines and how to get ranch food to go with wine. 

Courses for Children

Many children struggle with their reading and mathematics skills, and we offer weekend classes to help in those areas. These classes are small, with no more than 10 children in each group, and they are taught by certified teachers who specialize in their respective content areas. 

K-8 Summer Academy

The K-8 Summer Academy offers children ages 4-13 the opportunity to enjoy learning while also benefiting from recreation and creative arts. Children also learn how to apply their academic skills in real-world work situations through the integration of MicroSociety with the Camp curriculum. 

ACT, SAT, and TOEFL Preparation

Intensive ACT, SAT, and TOEFL Preparation is available through our institute. Let our experienced instructors improve your understanding of these examinations and help you prepare for success. 

Leadership Management Certification Program

Grounded in both research and practice from successful quality-based organizations, the 32 hour Leadership Management Certification Program focuses on developing leadership capability. The four program modules are designed to build upon each other, therefore the first two modules are prerequisites for modules 3 and 4. 

Paralegal Certificate Course

This 240-hour certification program is designed for beginners and advanced legal workers alike. Each student is trained to assist trial attorneys, interview witnesses, investigate complex fact patterns, research the law and assist in preparing courtroom litigation cases. The certification methodology is structured to allow students to familiarize themselves with practices related to those areas of law in which legal assistants are most in demand. Students will increase their office efficiency and productivity, and learn new marketable job skills. This non-credit program will award successful graduates a Certificate of Completion from St. Philip’s College, Division of Workforce Development and Continuing Education. 

Real Estate Program

This program meets the educational requirements established by the Texas Real Estate Commission (TREC) for becoming a licensed real estate agent. Upon completion of this intensive training, participants will have the skills and knowledge necessary for passing the TREC licensing exam. A sales license in real estate can be obtained, as stipulated by the Texas Real Estate Commission, only when an individual has completed 180 hours of course work.



CE Health Career



Through the Division of Workforce Development and Continuing Education, St. Philip’s College provides health career and hospitality training programs. We are often the first step for individuals looking to enter the healthcare field for the first time. In addition to basic training programs in a variety of healthcare disciplines, St. Philip’s College also offers update classes to healthcare professionals with licenses that require yearly continuing education hours to maintain such certifications.


·         Certified Nurse Aide  

·         Medication Aide  

·         Medication Aide Update  

·         Massage Therapy  

·         Nursing Home Activity Director  

·         Nursing Home Activity Director Update   

·         Medical Terminology 

·         Spanish for Healthcare Providers 

·         CPR/First Aid 


Certified Nurse Aide

This is a 108-hour course that includes lecture and clinical components, and prepares students to take the state of Texas examination to become a Certified Nurse Aide by the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services. This program prepares students to become entry-level nursing assistants by achieving a level of knowledge, skills, and abilities essential to provide safe care to the residents of long term care facilities/nursing homes. Some of the topics include: patient comfort and safety, range of motion for long term care residents, communication skills, basic nursing skills, residents’ rights, etc. This training program is licensed by the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services. 

Medication Aide

This 144-hour course prepares students to take the State of Texas examination to become a licensed Medication Aide by the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services. Instructions and preparation on the administration of medications is the focus of this course. Medication Aide Updates are also available. 

Medication Aide Update

The Medication Administration Update is an 8-hour continuing education update that entails training in an identified area(s) to meet continuing education and/or review/update requirements associated with professional licensure or certification. Topics include review and update of Medication Aide training rules, medication administration, and related responsibilities. 

Massage Therapy - Certificate of Completion

The 500-hour Massage Therapy Program is a series of courses that prepare the student to take the national exam to become a Licensed Massage Therapist. Students learn about anatomy, physiology, massage therapy fundamentals, kinesiology, health and hygiene, pathology, business practices, professional ethics, therapeutic modalities, and they complete a 50-hour internship under the supervision of a Licensed Massage Therapist.

The program is comprised of nine different classes, or modalities, and after successful completion of all nine classes, you are eligible to take the national exam.

 Nursing Home Activity Director

This is 232-hour certification course that includes 120 hours of classroom training and 112-hour practicum. A Nursing Home Activity Director manages a wide range of activities to promote and stimulate the physical and emotional health of the nursing facility resident. Activity Director Updates are also available. 

Nursing Home Activity Director Update

The Nursing Home Activity Director Update is an 8-hour continuing education update allowing the Activity Director to keep their certification current. It is an overview of current information pertinent to skills, theory, psychology, and record keeping. Students completing this class will be able to describe the revisions to the state record keeping system as they apply to the Activity Director and define all changes in law related to Nursing Home Activity Directors. 

Medical Terminology

This 48-hour class studies medical terminology, word origin, structure, and application of medical terms. Students enrolled in the course will learn to define, pronounce, and spell medical terms as a result of learning to build and analyze terms through the introduction of prefixes, suffixes, root words, plurals, abbreviations and symbols. This class is ideal for:

  • Nursing or Allied Health students looking to gain extra competence in this area
  • Students who want a head start before applying for a Nursing or Allied program
  • Individuals who need a refresher before re-entering the workforce in a medical related career field
  • Currently employed medical staff members who seek formal training in medical terminology 

Spanish for Healthcare Providers

Develop your Spanish speaking skills to improve effective communication between yourself and your patients.

This 40-hour Spanish for Healthcare Providers class will focus on developing practical Spanish communication skills including medical terminology, greetings, common expressions, commands, and phrases normally used in a healthcare setting. 

CPR/First Aid

This course is designed for a wide variety of healthcare providers who seek instruction in lifesaving skills of respiratory and cardiac emergencies involving adults, children, and infants. This class is ideal for licensed healthcare providers, non-licensed healthcare providers, nursing students, or other individuals in the healthcare field.


Advanced Manufacturing and Logistics Institute

     Contact Person: Alfred Landeros (210) 486-2787



St. Philip’s College provides a variety of training in the automotive area, from Commercial Drivers License (CDL) certification to automotive body repair.  For detailed information about our programs, visit the links below or contact the CE Enrichment program manager. 


·         Professional Truck Driving


Professional Truck Driving

St. Philip’s College provides a variety of training in the automotive area, from Commercial Drivers License (CDL) certification to automotive body repair. For detailed information about our programs, visit the links below or contact the CE Enrichment program manager.

· Professional Truck Driving

· Automotive Body Repair

Professional Truck Driving

Secure the necessary skills and training to secure employment in the oil industry along with major-over-the road carriers by obtaining a Texas CDL in a matter of a few short weeks.

St. Philip’s College and SAGE Corporation have partnered together in order to offer a quality 156-clock hour training program designed to exceed the standard certification for entry level truck drivers. Students will learn Tractor Trailer vehicle systems, Department of Transportation (DOT) rules and regulations, and logs and legal topics pertaining to safe operations. Additional topics include cargo handling, hazardous materials and the vehicle pre-trip inspection and students will receive a defensive driving course. All qualified applicants must at least be 21 years of age, have the ability to comprehend the English language sufficient to meet Department of Transportation regulations and pass a DOT physical exam as well as meet the Motor Carrier Safety Regulations; Qualification of Drivers. Tuition includes books and lab fees.


  • Tuition - $4,255
  • DOT Physical - $60
  • DOT Drug Screen - $47
  • Motor Vehicle Report - $12
  • CDL Permit - $11
  • CDL License - $60


Business Institute

Contact: Althea Casey (210) 486-2783



 St. Philip’s College provides a variety of training in the Information Technology (IT). For detailed information about our programs, visit the links below or contact the Business Instituteprogram manager.

· Computer Applications 


Introduction to Keyboard and Typing

Introduction to Keyboard and Typing will guide you step-by-step from the beginning. You will be typing quickly and accurately, without looking at the keys, in just a few hours (36 hours).

Introduction to the Computers and the Internet for Seniors

This course introduces seniors to the World Wide Web, leads them through the basics of searching and finding information on the Internet, and describes the fundamentals of e-mail management. 
They will learn about the world of electronic communication and connecting with other Internet, and much more.

Introduction to Personal Computers & Windows Part I
You will familiarize yourself with the basic components of personal computers, log on to Windows 7, explore the Windows 7 interface, manage files and folders, use the common tools
and programs available in Windows 7, and customize the Windows 7 desktop.

Introduction to Personal Computers & Windows Part II
Delve even further into the Microsoft Office environment and complete the materials guide from Introduction to Personal Computers & Windows Part I. Emphasis will be placed on Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
Prerequisite - Introduction to Personal Computers & Windows Part I.

MS Outlook
This course covers the concepts, functions, and features of the Microsoft Outlook program. Upon course completion, students should be able to utilize MS Outlook as a communication and business tool.

PowerPoint 2010 Level I
PowerPoint 2010 is a presentation application that allows you to create dynamic slide presentations that may include animation, narration, images, videos and more.
Find out how to save your presentations so you can share them with others over the Web and other media.

PowerPoint 2010 Level II
Learn how to use templates to build custom presentations and introduce much more stimulating graphical and animated content; use the advanced delivery options; customize your workspace;
and interrelate your presentation with both Excel and Word files.

Introduction to Word 2010
If you want to learn the basic operations of the Microsoft Word to perform day-to-day responsibilities, and be more productive in your work, this course is for you. You will learn to create, save, print,
and retrieve document documents; automatically center, right align, justify, and indent text; apply spell check; use the Thesaurus;, and more apply formatting techniques to enhance documents.

Intermediate Word 2010
This course is designed to make your more proficient and competent in creating memos, letters, agendas and other documents. You will complete assignments related to your work to improve your efficiency,
such as creating tables, illustrate documents with graphics, merge documents, and much more.

Advanced Word 2010
This course provides more complex skills than those presented in levels I and II. Topics introduced are: track changes, develop multiple page documents, working with styles and templates, work with references,
create table of contents, create macros, and many more exciting activities.

Introduction to Excel 2010 - Level 1
In this course, you will learn to set fully formatted worksheets quickly and efficiently, the secrets behind writing powerful mathematical formulas, and discover how to use the function wizard to quickly and automatically
calculate statistics, loan payments, future value, and more.  


Intermediate Excel 2010 - Level IIIn this course, you will excel at creating charts, pivot tables, slicers, and other advanced features of Microsoft Excel 2010. In addition, you’ll find out how easy it is to create macros that
let you manipulate data with the push of a button. You’ll also discover how to use Goal Seek and Solver and apply them to real-world problems.


Cisco Networking
Are you preparing for your CCNA?  Would you like a chance to learn some of the latest topics covered in the CCNP?  Or, do you just want to learn more about networking equipment such as routers, switches, security appliances and such?  
This is your opportunity to get hands-on experience with Cisco networking equipment. Beginners or experienced users are welcome to enroll. You will be provided the Cisco networking equipment along with information, assistance
and answers to your networking questions. In this class, you decide what you want to work with and learn. 


CE Manufacturing and Logistics

   Contacts(s): Lawrence Baiza (210) 486-7257 | Joshua Scott (210) 486-7104



St. Philip’s College Southwest Campus provides a variety of training programs and classes to prepare individuals for entry into trade industries or to upgrade current employee’s skills in new and developing skills on the job. Programs and classes can be customized to focus on specific skill sets within general industry requirements or customized to meet your specific employee’s needs and upgrade their existing skills. For detailed information about our programs, visit the links below or contact the CE Advanced Manufacturing and Logistics program manager.   


  • Construction Technology
  • Electrical Trades
  • Power Generation and Alternative Energy               
  • Electronics Technology, Instrumentation
  • Air Conditioning and Heating
  • Refrigeration Technology
  • Plumbing Specialization
  • Automotive Body Repairer (Collision Technology)
  • Diesel Construction Equipment Technician
  • Diesel Light/Heavy Truck Technician
  • Manufacturing Operations Technician
  • CNC Manufacturing Technician
  • Welder/Welding Technologist                         
  • Forklift Operator


Residential and Light Commercial Blueprint Reading
The course is an introductory level course to blueprint reading for residential and light commercial construction.


Introduction to the Construction Industry
The focus of this course is on overview of the construction industry.


Construction Methods and Material
The course is an introduction to construction materials and methods and their applications.


Building Codes and Inspection                                                                                 
This course is an examination of the building codes and standards applicable to building construction and inspection


Construction Management                                                                                                     
This course introduces students to human relations management skills on the job site. Topics include written and oral communications, leadership and motivation, problem solving, and decision making.


Green Building
The course covers construction methods and materials used for buildings that conserve energy, water, and human resources.


Construction Tools and Techniques
Comprehensive study of the selection and use of hand tools, portable and stationary power tools and related construction equipment


Construction Technology I
Introduction to site preparation foundations, form work, safety, tools, and equipment.


Construction Technology II
Structural framing in residential and light commercial construction. Includes safety, tools, and equipment used in floor, wall, ceiling, and roof framing methods and systems.


Construction Technology III
Exterior trim and finish for residential and light commercial construction. Topics include commercial drawings, roofing applications, thermal and moisture protection, exterior finishing, and cold-formed steel framing.


Construction Technology IV
Interior finish for residential and light commercial construction. Topics include drywall installation, drywall finishing, doors and door hardware, suspended ceilings, trim, and cabinet installation and fabrication.


Basic Electrical Theory                                                                                  
Basic theory and practice of electrical circuits. Including calculations as applied to alternating and direct current.


Residential Wiring                                                                                             
Wiring methods for single family and multi-family dwellings. Includes load calculations, service entrance sizing, proper grounding techniques, and associated safety procedures


Transformer types, construction, connections, protection, grounding and associated safety procedures.


Commercial Wiring                                                                                 
Description: commercial wiring methods. Includes over current protection, raceway panel board installation, proper grounding techniques, and associated safety procedures.


Motor Control                                                                                           
Operating principles of solid-state and conventional controls along with their practical applications. Includes braking, jogging, plugging, safety interlocks, wiring, and schematic diagram interpretations.


Electrical Machines                                                                                      
Direct current (dc) motors, single-phase and poly-phase alternating current (ac) motors, generators, and alternators. Emphasis on construction, characteristics, efficiencies, starting, and speed control.


Programmable Logic Controllers I                                                                   
Fundamental concept of programmable logic controllers, principles of operation and numbering systems as applied to electrical controls


Industrial Wiring                                                                                      
Instruction in wiring methods used for industrial installations. The student will interpret electrical blueprints/drawings; compute circuit sizes and over current protection for the installation of branch circuits, feeders, and service entrance conductors; explain the proper installation of wiring devices according to electrical codes; demonstrate grounding methods; and identify industrial wiring methods including conduit bending.


National Electrical Code I                                                                             
An introductory study of the national electric code (nec) for those employed in fields requiring knowledge of the code. Emphasis on wiring design, protection, methods, and materials; equipment for general use; and basic calculations


National Electrical Code II
In-depth coverage of the national electrical code (nec) for those employed in fields requiring knowledge of the code. Emphasis on wiring protection and methods, special conditions, and advanced calculations. 


Electrical Planning and Estimating
Planning and estimating for residential, commercial and industrial wiring systems. Includes a variety of electrical techniques.


Dc-Ac Circuits
Fundamentals of dc circuits and ac circuits operation including ohm’s law, Kirchhoff’s laws, networks, transformers, resonance, phasors, capacitive and inductive and circuit analysis techniques.


Solid State Devices
A study of diodes, transistor characteristics and other semiconductor devices, including analysis of static and dynamic characteristics, biasing techniques, and thermal considerations.


Solid State Devices                                                                                          

A study of diodes, transistor characteristics and other semiconductor devices, including analysis of static and dynamic characteristics, biasing techniques, and thermal considerations.


Ac/Dc Motor Control                                                                                       

A study of electric motors and motor control devices common to a modern industrial environment; a presentation of motor characteristics with emphasis on starting, speed control, and stopping systems.


Robotic Fundamentals                                                                                    

An introduction to flexible automation. Topics include installation, repair, maintenance, and development of flexible robotic manufacturing systems.


Electromechanical Devices                                                                                 

The study of basic electro-mechanical devices found in robotic systems, including transformers, switches, and solid state relays.


Digital Fundamentals                                                                                       

An entry-level course in digital electronics covering number systems, binary mathematics, digital codes, logic gates, Boolean algebra, and combinational logic. Emphasis on circuit logic analysis and troubleshooting digital circuits.


Programmable Logic Controllers I                                                                

Fundamental concept of programmable logic controllers, principles of operation and numbering systems as applied to electrical controls.


Computer Networking Technology                                                                      

Networking fundamentals, terminology, hardware, software, and network architecture. Includes local and wide area networking concepts and networking installations and operations.


Temperature Control                                                                                   

Analysis of temperature process control loops. Includes installation, testing, calibration, and application of commonly used temperature measuring devices.


Instrumentation Systems Troubleshooting                                       

Techniques for troubleshooting instrumentation systems in a process environment. Includes troubleshooting upsets in processes.


Instrumentation systems installation                                                     

Synthesis, application, and integration of instrument installation components. Includes a comprehensive final project.


An introductory course in microprocessor software and hardware: architecture, timing sequence, operation, and programming. Discussion of appropriate software diagnostic language and tools.


Introduction to Wind Energy                                                                                                             
Introduction of the evolution of wind technology, wind farm design, and characteristics of energy sources.


Electromechanical Devices                                                                               
A study of basic electro-mechanical devices found in robotic systems, including transformers, switches, and solid state relays.


Power Generation Fundamentals                                                                                               
Introduction of the evolution of wind technology, wind farm design, and characteristics of energy sources.


Wind Power Delivery Systems                                                                                                                     

In-depth study of the components of the input and output electrical delivery systems for wind generation.


Photovoltaic Technical Sales                                                                       
This course explores advertising and providing customers with the most appropriate pv solution for their situation. Emphasis on sitting, design, analysis and performance of pv systems based on site specific information, analysis of customer needs and energy consumption. Follows the requirements of the north american board of certified energy practitioners.


Wind Turbine Troubleshooting and Repair                                                                            
Operation, maintenance, troubleshooting, and repair of wind turbine electromechanical systems.


Power Generation Troubleshooting and Repair                                           
Instruction in the different types of troubleshooting techniques, procedures, and methods used to solve power generation problems. Topics include application of data collection and analysis, cause-effect relationships, and reasoning.


Solar Photovoltaic Systems                                                                                                                   
Design and installation of solar photovoltaic systems and their applications.


Ac Control Principles                                                                                     
A basic study of hvac and refrigeration controls; troubleshooting of control components; emphasis on use of wiring diagrams to analyze high and low voltage circuits; a review of ohm’s law as applied to air conditioning controls and circuits.


Refrigeration Principles                                                                                 
An introduction to the refrigeration cycle, heat transfer theory, temperature/pressure relationship, refrigerant handling, refrigeration components and safety.


Advanced air conditioning controls                                                        

Theory and application of electrical control devices, electromechanical controls and/or pneumatic controls.


Residential Air Conditioning                                                                           
A study of components, applications, and installation of mechanical air conditioning systems including operating conditions, troubleshooting, repair, and charging of air conditioning systems.


Gas and Electric Heating                                                                                
A study of the procedures and principles used in servicing heating systems including gas-fired and electric furnaces.


Air Conditioning Installation and Startup                                                      
A study of air conditioning system installation, refrigerant piping, condensate disposal and air cleaning equipment with emphasis on startup and performance testing.


Air Conditioning and Troubleshooting                                                               
An advanced course in application of troubleshooting principles and use of instruments to diagnose air conditioning and refrigeration components and system problems including conducting performance tests.


Heat Pumps                                                                                                        
A study of heat pumps, heat pump control circuits, defrost controls, auxiliary heat, air flow, and other topics related to heat pump systems.


Residential Air Conditioning Systems Design                                             
Study of the properties of air and results of cooling, heating, humidifying or dehumidifying; heat gain and heat loss calculations including equipment selection and balancing the air system.


Hvac Duct Fabrication                                                                              
Identify common tools and materials used in the fabrication and installation of duct work; and demonstrate layout and fabrication of duct work.


Ac Control Principles                                                                                      
A basic study of hvac and refrigeration controls; troubleshooting of control components; emphasis on use of wiring diagrams to analyze high and low voltage circuits; a review of ohm’s law as applied to air conditioning controls and circuits.


Refrigeration Principles                                                                                 
An introduction to the refrigeration cycle, heat transfer theory, temperature/pressure relationship, refrigerant handling, refrigeration components and safety.


Refrigerators, Freezers, Window Air Conditioners                                                            

Theory, sequence of operation, components and repair, electrical schematics, and troubleshooting electrical components in air conditioning and refrigeration. Emphasis on safety for the electrical, mechanical and sealed systems.


Industrial Refrigeration                                                                                                                       
Related technical instruction in the theory of advanced commercial and industrial installation, multiple staging and cascade systems as applied to ultra-low temperature, booster systems for dairies and cold storage plants. Emphasis on safety in handling toxic and high pressure refrigeration’s.


Advanced Air Conditioning Controls                                                                                           
Theory and application of electrical control devices, electromechanical controls and/or pneumatic controls


Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Codes                                                    
Hvac standards and concepts with emphasis on the understanding and documentation of the codes and regulations required for the state mechanical contractors license and local codes.


Commercial Refrigeration                                                                                                                 
Theory and practical application in the maintenance of commercial refrigeration: medium and low temperature applications and ice machines.


Air conditioning and Troubleshooting                                                              
An advanced course in application of troubleshooting principles and use of instruments to diagnose air conditioning and refrigeration components and system problems including conducting performance tests.


Specialized Commercial Refrigeration                                                                                       
An advanced course covering the components, accessories, and service of specialized refrigeration units, such as ice machines, soft-serve machines, cryogenics, and cascade systems. Specialized commercial refrigeration


Plumbing and Pipefitting Equipment and Safety                                                         
Safe use of hand tools, power tools, rigging, and power equipment used in the plumbing trade for installation of different plumbing systems


Plumbing Maintenance and Repair                                                               
Instruction in the practices and procedures employed by a plumber including public relations.


Residential Construction Plumbing I                                                                                                    
Skill development in the procedures and techniques employed by a plumber in the rough-in and top-out stages of a new home or the remodeling of an older home.


Residential Construction Plumbing II                                                                                             
Installation of residential plumbing fixtures used in single- and multi-family housing


Commercial Construction and Fixture Setting                                                                     
Practices and procedures employed by a plumber in the common construction in a commercial building including drain, waste, and vent systems, water systems, and fixture installations.


Print Reading for Machining Trades                                                                                                                  
A study of blueprints for machining trades with emphasis on machine drawings.


Basic Machine Shop I                                                                                                                                                              
This course introduces student to machining fundamentals. Students begin using basic machine tools including the lathe, milling machine, drill press, power saw, and bench grinder. Machine terminology, theory, math, part layout, and bench work using common measuring tools are included. Emphasis is placed on shop safety, housekeeping, and preventative maintenance.


Precision Tools and Measurement                                                                                                                                 
This course introduces students to the modern science of dimensional metrology. Emphasis on the identification, selection, and application of various types of precision instruments associated with the machining trade. Practice of basic layout and piece part measurements while using standard measuring tools.


Pumps, Compressors and Mechanical Drives                                                                                                   
This course covers the theory and operations of various types of pumps and compressors. Topics include mechanical power transmission systems including gears, v-belts, and chain drives.


Basic Fluid Power                                                                                                                                                               
This course covers basic fluid power vacuum systems, pneumatic and hydraulic systems, fluid power symbols, operating theory, components, and basic electrical and manual controls.


Robotic Fundamentals                                                                                                                                           
This course is an introduction to flexible automation. Topics include installation, repair, maintenance, and development of flexible robotic manufacturing systems.


Computer Integrated Manufacturing                                                                                                                  
The principles of computer integrated manufacturing, including case studies and implementation of process control techniques, cad/cam, operations, software, and networking for cim systems are covered in this course.


Fundamentals of Computer Numerical Controlled (CNC) Machine Controls                                                      
This course introduces students to the programming and operation of computer numerically controlled (cnc) machine shop equipment.


Quality Assurance                                                                                                                                  
This course introduces students to the principles and applications designed to introduce quality assurance.


Introduction to Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAM)                                                                        
The focus of this course emphasizes the study of Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAM) software which is used to develop applications for manufacturing. Specific emphasis on tool geometry, tool selection, and the tool library is included in this course.


Operation of CNC Turning Centers                                                                                                                       
This course is a study of CNC operations with an emphasis on turning centers.


Operation of CNC Machining Centers                                                                                                                     
The course is a study of CNC operations with an emphasis on vertical machining centers.


Statistical Process Control for Machinist                                                                                                            
An introduction to statistical process control used by machinist and machine operators for students. Students will analyze the data collected from their work pieces in class.


Advanced CNC Machining                                                                                                                                      
The course covers a study of advanced CNC operation with an emphasis on programming and operations of machining and turning centers.


Introduction to Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)                                                    
An introduction to the shielded metal arc welding process. Emphasis placed on power sources, electrode selection, oxy-fuel cutting, and various joint designs. Instruction provided in SMAW fillet welds in various positions.


Introduction to Blueprint for Welders                                                            
A study of industrial blueprints. Emphasis placed on terminology, symbols, graphic description, and welding processes. Includes systems of measurement and industry standards. Also includes interpretation of plans and drawings used by industry to facilitate field application and production.


Introduction to Oxy-Fuel Welding and Cutting                                            
An introduction to oxy-fuel welding and cutting, safety, setup and maintenance of oxy-fuel welding, and cutting equipment and supplies


Advanced Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)                                                          
Advanced topics based on accepted welding codes. Training provided with various electrodes in shielded metal arc welding processes with open V-groove joints in all positions.


Introduction to Gas Tungsten Arc (GTAW) Welding
Principles of gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW), including setup, GTAW equipment. Instruction in various positions and joint designs.


Introduction to Layout and Fabrication                                                           
A fundamental course in layout and fabrication related to the welding industry. Major emphasis on structural shapes and use in construction.


Advanced Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW)                                                            
Advanced topics in GTAW welding, including welding in various positions and directions.


Introduction to Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW)                                              
Principles of gas metal arc welding, setup and use of Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) equipment, and safe use of tools/equipment. Instruction in various joint designs.


Advanced Layout and Fabrication                                                                
An advanced course in layout and fabrication. Includes production and fabrication of layout, tools, and processes. Emphasis on application of fabrication and layout skills.


Advanced Pipe Welding                                                                              
Advanced topics involving welding of pipe using the shielded metal arc welding (SMAW) process. Topics include electrode selection, equipment setup, and safe shop practices. Emphasis on weld positions 5G and 6G using various electrodes.


Advanced Flux Cored Arc Welding                                                               
Advanced concepts of flux cored arc welding of structural and fabricated steel products. Skill development in multi-pass fillet and v-groove welding.