Automotive Collision Repair
Students learn to repair and/or restore automobiles and truck bodies; weld broken frame parts, replace damaged or missing vehicle body parts; estimate cost of repairs; prep and paint repaired vehicle body surfaces.
Automotive Services Technician
With an emphasis on professional service and diagnostic procedures, students will learn the operation of automotive systems and will perform skill exercises in: (1) Engine Performance, (2) Brakes (3) Steering and Suspension (4) Electrical/Electronic System relative to automotive services. The Automotive Services Technician Program develops technical skills necessary to maintain one’s personal automobile and seek professional mechanic certification.
School of Cosmetology
Cosmetology is an occupational licensed program that requires successful completion of 1500 clock-hours. In this class, Cosmetology 1 & 2; students are provided the opportunity to complete 500 clock hours per year which includes service learning hours of instruction in Cosmetology Laws and Rules, Safety , Sanitation, Professional Image, Career Assessment, Manicure and Hairstyling. Through a performance-based curriculum, students are taught the duties and tasks expected of incumbent workers in industry. The curriculum and instructional materials are in alignment with the State of Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulation-Board of Cosmetology; the Office of College and Career Readiness; Michigan Department of Education; Career-Technical Cluster Program Outcomes and the Michigan Model Core Curriculum Outcomes for Career and Employability Skills. *Students will be responsible for earning the remaining 500 hours during post-secondary studies at a *partner cosmetology school.
Hospitality, Tourism & Culinary Services
(Hospitality and Food Services; Travel & Tourism; Baking and Pastry; Meat Cutting) Students learn basic and advance principles of food preparation and services practiced in the hospitality industry. Students perform job related tasks found in typical commercial dining establishments; dining room services; pantry shops (cold foods); and restaurant style food preparations; as well as the art of preparing food, proportionally suited to serve quantities specific to special occasions, catering and gourmet services are taught.
Students also, receive instruction in computer applications relative to food industries. Students learn skills for exciting career opportunities within the travel, tourism and hospitality industries, including airlines, cruise lines, tours operators, wholesalers, charter operations, hotel representatives, car rental agencies, tourist offices, as well as meeting, event and convention planning companies and travel agencies.
Students learn practical baking operations associated with the preparation of breads, cakes, pies, pastries and other bakery products for retail distribution, for consumption in a commercial food service establishment or for special functions. Instruction includes making, freezing and handling of baked products, decorating, counter display, and packaging of merchandise.
Students learn to process, package, display, and sell retail and restaurant cuts of meat. Students are taught the art of Customer Service through the operations and management of the various shops which comprise our Culinary Department. Students also learn marketing and entrepreneurial skills as they serve the public
Mechatronics Program/Multi-Skilled Manufacturing Maintenance
Students will learn the components of Mechatronics. The two main components of Mechatronics are mechanical systems and electrical systems. There are 12 segments which include CAD, Fluid Power, Robotics, and basic machining and CNC Programing. Students are equipped with skills based in STEM concepts that are necessary to support engineering design and development work, by preparing detail drawings with exact dimensions and specifications for production purposes. Students acquire proficiency in the fundamentals of drafting and utilization of the computer (CAD system) to apply learned knowledge and skills of design, mechanical operations, geometric dimensioning and tolerances, strength of materials, solid modeling and 3D visualization to comprehensive design-based projects in a practical hands-on learning environment.
Welding and Cutting
Students learn major welding and cutting processes, those utilized in industrial welding industries, such as oxy-acetylene welding and brazing, shielded metal arc welding, gas metal arc welding, and tungsten arc welding. The students design, lay out, cut and fabricate metals in the production of various projects such as free standing basketball reams, decorative yard furniture, fencing, and barbeque pits. Students are privy to National Welding Certifications, as well.