Admissions

The schools overall admission policy provides all students an opportunity to complete our High school, GED, ABE, ESOL and or Post-secondary programs. Students are counseled on academic expectations and basic skill requirements for each program.
Anyone 16 years of age or older and not currently enrolled in a secondary program may apply for the adult/post-secondary training programs. To be eligible, students must either be withdrawn from secondary education program, or have their high school diploma, or General Education Development (GED) certificate.
Students may obtain general information and an application for admission by visiting the school between 8:00 am and 9:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday and from 8:00 am-3:20pm on Friday. The school charges a $15 application fee for any first time post-secondary student.
To be eligible for federal student aid, students enrolling in post-secondary education for the first time on or after July 1, 2012, must have either a high school diploma or a recognized equivalent (GED) or have been homeschooled. Students will no longer have the option of becoming eligible for federal student aid by passing an approved test or completing at least 225 clock hours of post-secondary education.

Wages and Job Outlook of Technical Programs

Business, Management & Administration

Customer Assistance Technology

Customer service representatives interact with customers to handle complaints, process orders and provide information about an organization’s products and services.

Duties

  • Listen to customers’ questions and concerns, and provide answers or responses
  • Provide information about products and services
  • Take orders, calculate charges, and process billing or payments
  • Review or make changes to customer accounts
  • Handle returns or complaints
  • Record details of customer contacts and actions taken
  • Refer customers to supervisors or more experienced employees

Wages and Job Outlook

Hourly Wage:
$14.68

Annual Salary:
$30,530

Job Growth through 2024:
10%

Commercial Foods and Culinary Arts/Baking

Commercial Foods and Culinary Arts/Baking

Customer service representatives interact with customers to handle complaints, process orders and provide information about an organization’s products and services.

Chefs and head cooks oversee the daily food preparation at restaurants and other places where food is served. They direct kitchen staff and handle any food-related concerns. Students who want to study culinary arts spend most of their time in kitchens, practicing their cooking skills. This program covers all aspects of kitchen work, including menu planning, food sanitation procedures, and purchasing and inventory methods.

Duties

  • Check the freshness of food and ingredients
  • Supervise and coordinate activities of cooks and other food preparation workers
  • Develop recipes and determine how to present dishes
  • Plan menus and ensure the quality of meals
  • Inspect supplies, equipment, and work areas for cleanliness and functionality
  • Hire, train, and supervise cooks and other food preparation workers
  • Order and maintain an inventory of food and supplies
  • Monitor sanitation practices and follow kitchen safety standards

Wages and Job Outlook

Hourly Wage:
$23.43

Annual Salary:
$54,820.00

Job Growth through 2022:
9%

Construction

Core Construction Training

Construction laborers and helpers perform many tasks that require physical labor on construction sites. Construction laborers and helpers work on almost all construction sites, performing a wide range of tasks varying in complexity from very easy to extremely difficult and hazardous. Although many of the tasks they perform require some training and experience, most tasks can be learned quickly.

Duties

  • Building construction
  • Demolition and deconstruction
  • Environmental remediation
  • Road and utility construction
  • Tunneling
  • Masonry
  • Landscaping
  • Pipeline construction

Wages and Job Outlook

Hourly Wage:
$14.02

Annual Salary:
$29,160

Job Growth through 2022:
25%


Tile Setting

Tile and marble setters install materials on a variety of surfaces, such as floors, walls, ceilings, countertops, patios, and roof decks. Because tile and marble must be set on smooth, even surfaces, installers often must level the surface to be tiled with a layer of mortar or plywood. If the area to be tiled is unstable, workers must nail a support of metal mesh or tile backer board to create a stable surface.

Duties

  • Clean and level the surface to be tiled
  • Measure and cut tile and marble
  • Arrange tiles according to the design plans
  • Prepare and apply mortar or other adhesives
  • Install tile and marble in the planned area
  • Apply grout with a rubber trowel
  • Wipe off excess grout and apply necessary finishes, such as sealants

Wages and Job Outlook

Hourly Wage:
$17.81

Annual Salary:
$37,040

Job Growth through 2022:
15%

Healthcare Occupations

Medical Coder/Biller

Medical record coders work with little supervision in physicians’ offices and many are self-employed. In large facilities such as hospitals and insurance companies, medical record coders work under the supervision of health information administrators or medical record technicians.

Duties

  • Review patients’ records for timeliness, completeness, accuracy, and appropriateness of data
  • Organize and maintain data for clinical databases and registries
  • Track patient outcomes for quality assessment
  • Use classification software to assign clinical codes for reimbursement and data analysis
  • Electronically record data for collection, storage, analysis, retrieval, and reporting
  • Maintain confidentiality of patients’ records

Wages and Job Outlook

Hourly Wage:
$19.15

Annual Salary:
$39,830

Job Growth through 2022:
15%


Patient Care Assistant

Patient care assistants or medical assistants complete administrative and clinical tasks in the offices of physicians, hospitals, and other healthcare facilities. Their duties vary with the location, specialty, and size of the practice.

Duties

  • Record patient history and personal information
  • Measure vital signs, such as blood pressure
  • Help the physician with patient examinations
  • Give patients injections or medications as directed by the physician and as permitted by state law
  • Schedule patient appointments
  • Prepare blood samples for laboratory tests
  • Enter patient information into medical records

Wages and Job Outlook

Hourly Wage:
$14.51

Annual Salary:
$30,170

Job Growth through 2024:
23%


Pharmacy Technician

Pharmacy technicians help pharmacists dispense prescription medication to customers or health professionals. They work in retail pharmacies and hospitals. Pharmacy technicians work under the supervision of pharmacists, who must review prescriptions before they are given to patients.

Duties

  • Collect information needed to fill a prescription from customers or health professionals
  • Measure amounts of medication for prescriptions
  • Package and label prescriptions
  • Organize inventory and alert pharmacists to any shortages of medications or supplies
  • Accept payment for prescriptions and process insurance claims
  • Enter customer or patient information, including any prescriptions taken, into a computer system
  • Answer phone calls from customers
  • Arrange for customers to speak with pharmacists if customers have questions about medications or health matters

Wages and Job Outlook

Hourly Wage:
$14.27

Annual Salary:
$29,690

Job Growth through 2024:
9%

 

Information Technology

Computer Systems & Information Technology – CCNA Certificate

Computer networkers design and build data communication networks, including local area networks (LANs), wide area networks (WANs), and intranets. These networks range from small connections between two offices to next-generation networking capabilities such as a cloud infrastructure that serves multiple customers.

Duties

  • Determine what the organization needs in a network and computer system before it is set up
  • Install all network hardware and software and make needed upgrades and repairs
  • Maintain network and computer system security and ensure that all systems are operating correctly
  • Collect data in order to evaluate the network’s or system’s performance and help make the system work better and faster
  • Add users to a network and assign and update security permissions on the network
  • Train users on the proper use of hardware and software
  • Solve problems when a user or an automated monitoring system informs them that a problem exists

Wages and Job Outlook

Hourly Wage:
$27.60

Annual Salary:
$57,410

Job Growth through 2022:
12%

 

Law, Public Safety & Security

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Private Security Officer

Security guards work in a wide variety of places, including public buildings, stores, and office buildings. Most security guards spend considerable time on their feet, either at a single post or patrolling buildings and grounds. Some may sit for long periods behind a counter or in a guardhouse at the entrance to a gated facility or community. Guards who work during the day may have a great deal of contact with other employees and the public.

Duties

  • Protect and enforce laws on an employer’s property
  • Monitor alarms and closed-circuit TV (CCTV) cameras
  • Control access for employees and visitors
  • Conduct security checks over a specified area
  • Write reports on what they observed while on duty
  • Serve as witnesses for court testimony

Wages and Job Outlook

Hourly Wage:
$13.68

Annual Salary:
$28,460.00

Job Growth through 2022:
0.9%

Manufacturing

Welding Technology

Welding is the most common way of permanently joining metal parts. In this process, heat is applied to metal pieces, melting and fusing them to form a permanent bond. Because of its strength, welding is used in shipbuilding, automobile manufacturing and repair, aerospace applications, and thousands of other manufacturing activities. Welding also is used to join steel beams in the construction of buildings, bridges, and other structures and to join pipes in pipelines, power plants, and refineries.

Duties

  • Study blueprints, sketches, or specifications
  • Calculate dimensions to be welded
  • Inspect structures or materials to be welded
  • Ignite torches or start power supplies
  • Monitor the welding process to avoid overheating
  • Maintain equipment and machinery

Wages and Job Outlook

Hourly Wage:
$17.99

Annual Salary:
$37,410.00

Job Growth through 2022:
4%

Transportation

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Automotive Service Technology

Automotive service technicians and mechanics often called service technicians or service techs, inspect, maintain, and repair cars. Service technicians stand for most of the day, and they typically work in well-ventilated and well-lit repair shops. Although technicians often identify and fix automotive problems with computers, they commonly work with greasy parts and tools, sometimes in uncomfortable positions.

Duties

  • Identify problems, often by using computerized diagnostic equipment
  • Plan work procedures, using charts, technical manuals, and experience
  • Test parts and systems to ensure that they work properly
  • Follow checklists to ensure that all critical parts are examined
  • Perform basic care and maintenance, including changing oil, checking fluid levels, and rotating tires
  • Repair or replace worn parts, such as brake pads, wheel bearings, and sensors
  • Perform repairs to manufacturer and customer specifications
  • Explain automotive problems and repairs to clients

Wages and Job Outlook

Hourly Wage:
$18.60

Annual Salary:
$38,690.00

Job Growth through 2022:
5%


Forklift Operation

Operate powered industrial trucks to load and unload materials and deliveries and move them to and from storage areas, machines, and loading docks, into railroad cars or trucks or storage facilities.

Duties

  • Set up and inspect material moving equipment
  • Control equipment with levers, wheels, or foot pedals
  • Move material according to a plan or schedule
  • Keep a record of the material they move and where they move it
  • Make minor repairs to their equipment

Wages and Job Outlook

Hourly Wage:
$23.51

Annual Salary:
$48,890.00

Job Growth through 2022:
3%