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    Construction Trades

    For students who enjoy building or repairing items: Building Construction Technology; Custom Woodworking & Design; Electrical Trades; Electrical Trades/Integrated Cabling Technology; Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVAC-R); Mechnical Services Technology; and Welding.

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    Successful completion of the Electrical Trades; Electrical Trades/Integrated Cabling; or the 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
    Electrical Trades / Integrated Cabling     Technology
    Mechnical Service Technology
    Welding
    Heating Ventilating Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVAC-R)



    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 is 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 a 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

    Electrical Trades | 2 years / 900 hours

    This program emphasizes the fundamental theory and application of electrical circuits, measuring instruments, transformers, electric motors, and various types of switching devices for power, lighting, and security. The program covers skills in commercial and residential wiring and industrial motor control. Cooperative Education opportunities and transition assistance into apprenticeship 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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    Electrical Trades / Integrated Cabling Technology

    Electrical Trades / Integrated Cabling 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


    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. Upon successful completion of this two year program, students will receive advance standing in the OCVTS Adult Education Division Apprenticeship 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.


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    Mechanical Services Technology

    Mechanical Services Technology | 2 years / 900 hours

    Mechanical Services Technology incorporates practical hands-on training and operating theory of today’s hot water, heating and air conditioning, and plumbing 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 industry. This course includes industry safety standards, blue print reading, electrical schematic diagrams, building codes, electrical control wiring and troubleshooting as well as piping installations and basic plumbing concepts. The prepared student will have a diverse technical background to choose a career in the Mechanical Trades. Recommended Skills: Strong math and science skills are recommended.

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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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