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Culinary Arts & Hospitality Career Pathway

Intro Commercial Food Preparation (4 wks)  M-Th   8:30-3:00 pm

This introductory course will introduce students to classic cooking and baking methods with an emphasis on commercial food preparation.  Students will learn culinary arts terminology, food safety and sanitation, weights and measures, measuring techniques, knife skills, and commercial kitchen equipment and tools. The course will include direct instruction and hands-on practice in a commercial kitchen.  The course will include preparation for ServSafe  Certificate, the nationally accredited food safety certificate,

 

Computer Skills

Intro to Computer Literacy

This class is for  new  computers  users. The course explores the many facets of computer usage in the workplace as well as the intricacies of social media and current   technology.  This course will prepare students to advance to  Microsoft Word or Microsoft Excel courses.

 

Microsoft® Word 2016       (Microsoft  ® Office Specialist Program)

This is a self-paced course with instructor support designed to allow the learner to move through sequential beginning to advanced Microsoft Word lessons to develop skills for personal or professional advancement.  A comprehensive text covers all levels of instruction. Level I instruction covers simple Word documents, reports and tables, research papers, mail merge, and creation of a fill-in form, a newsletter or promotional brochure.  Advanced lessons include producing long documents, collaborating in Word, sharing and securing content and integrating Word with Excel, PowerPoint and the Web. Completion of the text will prepare the user to take the Microsoft Specialist exams.

Microsoft® Excel 2016

Advanced through Microsoft Excel  lessons. Early lessons include  editing worksheets, working with formulas and functions, formatting cell contents, and charting worksheet data. More complex skills include   advanced formatting cell contents, managing multiple sheet workbooks, applying advanced functions and data analysis, creating tables and outlines, graphics and templates.      Advanced lessons include using lookup   functions, pivot tables, and macros, advanced formatting and analysis tools, collaborating in Excel and sharing workbooks. Completion of the textbook will prepare the user to take the   Microsoft Specialist exams.

 

Health Careers Pathway

Introduction to Health Careers & Medical Terminology

Introduction to medical terminology for any medical paraprofessional or individual interested in pursuing a health career.  Students will gain a basic understanding of medical        language including word roots, prefixes, and suffixes. The course covers human anatomy and physiology, diagnostic tests, drugs,      surgery, and medical reports used by medical professionals.

 

Manufacturing  Fabrication Industry Career Pathway

Learn New Job Skills!     Improve your Present skills!

Introduction CAD/CAM Design 

This class will introduce students to basic computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing programs that can be used to design projects utilizing laser cutters, CNC (Computer Numeric Control) plasma tables, CNC wood routing tables, and 3D printers.  This class helps students to become familiar with the various CNC equipment and corresponding software used by each machine.

 

 Project-Based CAD/CAM                  

 This class will be CNC project-based and will give learners the ability to create projects of their own design or that of the teacher utilizing CNC equipment learned in Introduction to CAD/CAM Design.  This class is perfect for students who are creative and entrepreneurial minded.  Heavy emphasis is placed on using the Universal Laser System, Dynatorch Plasma Table, Legacy CNC routing tables and Affinia 3D printers to create projects that are artistic and functional in nature.  This class is a gateway to utilizing the upcoming Adult Community Makerspace coming in the Fall of 2018. 

 

Welding 1

This course will teach students how to safely and effectively weld metal in an industrial shop setting.  The course covers basic shop safety, measurement, blue print reading, metal cutting processes (oxy-acetylene and plasma), machine setup, and GMAW (Gas Metal Arc Welding) welding processes. The theory, practice and application of metal joining processes, metal cutting, and welding for ferrous and nonferrous metals and alloys will provide students with a technical understanding of metal fabrication and manufacturing processes and skills with the ultimate goal of earning welding qualifications for employment.  Protective clothing is required. The course may be repeated for credit if necessary to gain proficiency.

 

Welding 2

This course will teach students how to safely and effectively weld metal in an industrial shop setting.  The course reinforces Welding 1 skills and gives more emphasis to FCAW (Flux Core Arc Welding) and GTAW (Gas Tungsten Arc Welding) welding processes. Arc carbon gouging will also be introduced and practiced.   The theory, practice and application of metal joining processes, metal cutting, and welding for ferrous and nonferrous metals and alloys will provide students with a technical understanding of metal fabrication and manufacturing processes and skills with the ultimate goal of earning welding qualifications for employment.  Protective clothing is required. The course may be repeated for credit if necessary to gain proficiency.

Project-Based MIG Welding  *Prerequisites: Welding 1or Prior Work Experience w/ instructor approval

This class takes the foundational skills learned in Welding 1 and gives the students predetermined projects that will challenge them to create and fabricate using the MIG welding process.  Students will find that their welding dramatically improves once a substantial project is presented.  Skills that will be emphasized include: blue print reading, accurate measurement and cutting, welding machine settings, and metal finishing techniques.  Those students who have successfully completed Introduction to CAD/CAM Design  may utilize their skills using more advance machinery. 

Welding Qualification Tests 

Welding qualifications are certifications for welders that show that they are proficient in creating welds according to qualified welding procedure specifications (WPSs). Beginning welders can learn welding skills by registering for one of the MAS welding courses or enhance their welding skills in the project-based class.   Qualification tests are available by appointment.

 

Forklift Training & Certification         1 Saturday

 Increase your employability! Hundreds of new warehousing jobs are available and the demand for qualified trained operators in our area has risen sharply. All applicants must be 18, possess a valid CDL or ID card and, pass the final evaluation to earn a certificate. Classes are held in partnership with JM Equipment.

 

Powered Aerial Platforms (Scissor and Boom Trucks)           1 Saturday 

Are you in construction or a warehouse job? Powered Aerial Platforms (Scissor and Boom Trucks) are used in a wide range of applications including  construction, manufacturing, general maintenance and repair of buildings. Virtually every large company needs  certified operators of scissor and/or boom trucks. This one-day class provides you with the fundamentals and hands-on  training required to operate this  equipment.

 

Job Advancement Skills!

Conversational Spanish for the Work Place

This class is designed for native English speakers who wish to learn conversational Spanish to better communicate in the workplace with coworkers and clients. Students will learn basic words and phrases and practice their speaking and pronunciation skills while engaged in   discussion, conversations, and role play.    

Financial Literacy/ Business Math

This course is designed for adult learners who want to sharpen their financial intelligence and business knowledge and/or for adult learners who want to strengthen their consumer savvy.  A review of basic arithmetic skills is given.  Some of the topics covered include personal finance, income computations, banking, taxes, loans, insurance and real estate. 

Yoga for Health and Wellness 

For beginning & intermediate students. Learn the basics of yoga, gain flexibility and      balance, Take time for yourself and reduce life’s stresses.