Workforce Equity Initiative
This initiative focuses on growing our area’s workforce by providing participants with a credential and a living wage. It addresses high-demand careers, targeting the unemployed, underemployed and African American adults. The end goal is securing participants a full-time career.
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The A+ Microcomputer Technician certificate is designed to provide students with the skills necessary to obtain an entry-level position in the growing specialty of PC technical support. The courses parallel CompTIA’s A+ exam objectives.
Median Salary - $62,770
Automotive Engine Repair
The Engine Repair certificate program is designed to provide the student with skills necessary for entry-level employment at an engine repair facility. This program does not include all of the high-tech courses necessary for today’s master technician. Instruction includes: engine/power plant diagnosis and overhaul stressing field repair techniques such as valve and seat refinishing, guide repair, magna fluxing, block, piston and rod service; bottom-end and engine front-end service plus basic fuel and engine electrical systems.
Median Salary - $37,060
The Carpentry certificated is designed for students who wish to concentrate solely on hands-on construction skills. Graduates are prepared for entry-level carpentry positions in a residential setting.
Median Salary - $46,590
EKG technicians are responsible for performing electrocardiogram tests in order to monitor and record electrical impulses transmitted by the heart. These tests include basic EKGs, Holter Monitoring (portable EKG which records activity for 24-48 hrs.), 12 lead placement and stress tests (treadmill). They assist a physician in diagnosing and treating cardiac and blood vessel irregularities. This comprehensive 60-hour EKG Technician Certification Program prepares students to function as EKG technicians and to take the NHA, National Healthcareer Association examination.
Median Salary - $38,170
Medical Billing & Coding Specialist
This 200-hour course offered over two semesters is designed for health care professionals, billing professionals, people interested in the business aspect of health care and office managers. This class prepares students for entry-level medical office positions. Students will learn to collect, analyze and manage the information that steers the health care industry. Training will be provided in insurance and medical claims processing in accordance with professional, legal and insurance industry standards.
Median Salary - $40,350
Optical Assistants are professionals who work alongside optometrists or ophthalmologists. Students will learn how to assist with vision tests, demonstrate patient care for contact lenses, administrative tasks and patient records. Students will also gain experience with contact lenses fitting. This 120 hour program will prepare students to sit for the American Board of Opticianry Exam.
Median Salary - $37,010
The Plumbing certificate is designed for students who wish to concentrate solely on hands-on construction skills. Graduates are prepared for entry-level plumbing positions in a residential setting.
Median Salary - $53,910
Sterile Processing Technician
The sterile processing technician certificate program prepares the student to work in the sterile processing department of a medical facility. Sterile processing technicians clean, decontaminate, inspect, assemble, package, sterilize, store, and distribute medical devices needed to provide patient care, especially for patients undergoing surgical procedures.
Entry Level Salary = $37,440
The Engineering Technology/Welding Certificate program provides students with welding skills in a shop setting. Students are taught welding processes, such as ARC (Stick), Metal Inert Gas (MIG) and Tungsten Gas (TIG) welding, in various welding positions. In addition, students learn blueprints, other fabrication processes needed for employability and sheet metal layout/fabrication. Graduates find entry-level employment as entry level welders, solderers, and braziers, as well apprentice level industrial maintenance mechanics.
Median Salary - $41,380