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    Construction Trades

    For students who enjoy building or repairing items: Building Construction Technology; Custom Woodworking & Design; Electrical Trades Technology; Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVAC-R); Heavy Equipment Operator; Precision Machine Technology; and Welding.

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    Successful completion of the Electrical Trades/Integrated Cabling; or Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration two-year programs, enables students to receive advance standing in the OCVTS Adult Education Division Apprenticeship Program.

    Building Construction Technology
    Custom Woodworking & Design
    Electrical Trades Technology
    Heavy Equipment Operator
    Manufacturing Engineering Technology
    Welding
    Heating Ventilating Air Conditioning & Refrigeration (HVAC-R)

    Plumbing, Pipefitters, Steamfitters & Fire Suppression Systems



    Building Construction Technology

    Building Construction Technology | 2 years / 900 hours

    Throughout this 2 year course, students will learn the basic fundamentals of construction, as well as touching on more in-depth topics such as blueprint reading, framing, concrete block construction, roofing, sheathing, siding, drywall applications, door and window installation, interior finishes, and much more. The theory of installation, trim work, and finished ceilings and floors are also explored. As a county vocational school, there are also a variety of local community service opportunities that students may engage in as well. Students are also exposed to various local companies and industry professionals who are seeking skilled employees, as well as colleges and technical institutes for continuing education. With speed, safety, and true hands-on experience, we train our students to be the best they can be in order to be well-educated and skilled tradesmen.

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    Custom Woodworking & Design

    Custom Woodworking & Design | 2 years / 900 hours

    Students learn the fundamentals of working with wood in our well-equipped shop, from planning a project to adding detailed finishing work. Students will use traditional woodworking equipment, hand tools, and the latest computer numerically controlled (CNC) machinery and software. Using prints, specifications, and shop drawings, students learn to plan creative projects in the most effective manner. Students will learn the setup and operation of woodworking machinery and equipment, laminating, sanding, veneering, machining, assembly, and finishing. The program is project-focused and emphasis is placed on selecting proper materials, manufacturing parts to specification, assembling, and finishing individually designed projects.

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    Electrical Trades Technology

    Electrical Trades Technology | 2 years / 900 hours

    The scope of this course deals with residential and light commercial electrical wiring, as well as voice, data, and video cabling. The fundamental theory and application of circuits, test equipment, transformers, motors, and various types of control devices for power, lighting, and security are emphasized. Load calculations for residences and small commercial buildings will be taught. Code requirements and installation methods for various types of cables, conduits (both flexible and non-flexible), and service equipment will be addressed. Telecommunications skills and theory are included. An introduction to the National Electrical Code, as applied to residential and light commercial wiring is part of the program; therefore, strong math and language skills are recommended. The safe use of tools and industry work practices will be stressed. Cooperative Education opportunities and transition assistance into apprenticeship training and work placement are integral to this program. Upon successful completion of this two-year program, students will receive advance standing in the OCVTS Adult Education Division Apprenticeship Program.

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    Heating Ventilating Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVAC-R)

    Heating Ventilating Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVAC-R) |
    Tech Prep | 2 years / 900 hours


    YEAR 1 HVAC/Mechanical Services Technology 450 hrs
    Mechanical Services Technology incorporates practical hands-on training and operating theory of today’s hot water, heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration systems. Students will learn the skills needed to service, repair and install systems in all of these areas, making them marketable and career ready in the mechanical trades. This course will include industry safety standards, blue print reading, electrical schematic diagrams, building codes, electrical control wiring and troubleshooting, as well as basic plumbing and piping concepts.

    YEAR 2 HVAC/Refrigeration 450 hrs
    Students will learn basic concepts necessary to install, repair, and maintain heating, air conditioning, and commercial refrigeration equipment. Basic theory and operation of mechanical components and electrical controls will also be covered. The Environmental Protection Agency Refrigerant Certification Exam is given upon completion of the program.

    A Tech Prep agreement with the University of Northwestern Ohio has been established to provide students with an opportunity to earn advanced college credit upon successful completion of this program. Upon successful completion of this two year program, students will receive advance standing in the OCVTS Adult Education Division Apprenticeship Program.


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    Heavy Equipment Operator

    Heavy Equipment Operator | 2 years / 900 hours

    The Heavy Equipment Operator Program (HEOP) is a program designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills required for the operation of heavy equipment in accordance with industry standards. The students will be able to recognize the technical competencies in the major classifications of heavy equipment. Students will be engaged in industry relevant, hands-on instruction that is aligned with the National Center for Construction Education Research (NCCER) Heavy Equipment Operations curriculum. Skills will be further developed through the use of state of the art in-class simulators and authentic learning opportunities in which students will operate actual machinery. Throughout the program students will be provided the opportunity to learn in the field through job shadowing experiences and qualified candidates may continue on to participate in cooperative education experiences with local employers.

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    Manufacturing Engineering Technology

    Manufacturing Engineering Technology | 2 years / 900 hours

    Manufacturing Engineering Technology is an authentic makerspace equipped with machinery used in industry, designed to meet the current and emerging workforce needs in the advanced manufacturing industry. Students in the program will explore the production of metal and plastic products through manual and automated processes. Completers of this program will acquire a diverse and well-rounded set of academic and technical skills that will prepare them to enter the workforce and/or college. Students interested in pursuing a degree in engineering will have the opportunity to gain an understanding of the capabilities and limitations of production machinery. This knowledge is valuable to an aspiring engineer as they will possess a well-rounded understanding of the production process, allowing them to problem-solve and troubleshoot design challenges before they hit the production floor. Areas of study include: Computer Numeri-cal Control (CNC) theory/operations, interpreting engineering drawings, quality control, production planning, digital read out skills, metal fabrication, GTAW (TIG) welding, GMAW (MIG) welding, precision measurement and analysis, manual machining operations, and workplace safety (OSHA-10). An *articulation agreement with NJIT has been established to provide students with an opportunity to earn advanced college credit upon successfully meeting the requirements of the agreement. Recommended Skills: Basic computer skills, strong math and language skills. Good Attendance.

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    Plumbing, Pipefitters, Steamfitters & Fire Suppression Systems

    Plumbing, Pipefitters, Steamfitters & Fire Suppression Systems | 2 years / 900 hours

    Students will learn the hands-on skills necessary to assemble, maintain, and repair water, gas, and other piping systems used in homes, businesses, and industry. The course will prepare students for the diverse skill sets necessary to enter a career in residential, commercial, and/ or industrial plumbing fields. Students will learn to prepare cost estimates, read blueprints, follow state and local building codes, install/inspect/maintain/and troubleshoot piping systems. Qualified students may have the opportunity to job shadow or participate in other cooperative education opportunities with local plumbing contractors. Upon successful completion of this two-year program, students may receive advance standing in the OCVTS Adult Education Division Apprenticeship Program.

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    Welding

    Welding | 2 years / 900 hours

    The welding program provides students with hands-on instruction in a variety of welding and metal fabrication processes. Students learn techniques in shielded metal arc, gas metal arc, gas tungsten arc, and flux cored arc welding. Welding related cutting processes covered include: oxy-fuel gas and plasma arc cutting. Upon completion students are prepared for careers in construction, fabrication, and repair of industrial and transportation equipment, including cars, ships, pleasure crafts and aircraft. They are also qualified for employment in the area of structural welding, including the fabrication of bridges, steel structures, pipelines, and boilers. Area industries provide students with work-based welding experience. Students are encouraged to become members of the American Welding Society (AWS) and successful graduates may receive AWS Certification.

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