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VOD 035 – Weddings - Coordinating - Part I

Learn the professional way to coordinate any size and type of wedding. Get the basics from start to finish and more. Intended for individuals considering a career in professional wedding coordinating.

Course Objectives:
1. coordinate any size wedding,
2. discuss the role of an effective and professional coordinator,
3. organize a wedding,
4. set fees as a coordinator, and
5. identify wedding vendors.

VOD 036 – Weddings - Coordinating - Part II

Continue to learn the professional way to coordinate and plan weddings. Intended for individuals considering a career in professional wedding coordinating. Recommended: Weddings Part I

Course Objectives:
1. coordinate any size wedding,
2. discuss the role of an effective and professional coordinator,
3. organize a wedding,
4. set fees as a coordinator,
5. identify wedding vendors, and
6. conduct a consultation in a professional manner.

VOD 070 – Air Conditioning I - For Residential Systems

Doing repairs on your own air conditioning system? Gain valuable information on how your system works, what preventive maintenance is, when it is needed, and when to call for help will be included. Save money on service calls and make your unit operate more efficiently. Also, you will learn the latest refrigerant management laws.

Course Objectives:
1. identify air conditioning systems and components,
2. explain the theory of operation for air conditioning systems and refrigeration units,
3. service air conditioning systems and refrigeration units,
4. explain the steps necessary to provide a good preventive maintenance schedule,
5. demonstrate knowledge of current refrigerant management laws, and
6. discuss the correct procedure for placing service calls.

VOD 146 – Vocational Exploration and Career Planning

Course Objectives:
1. identify career interests and develop a career training path,
2. assess student workplace and academic skills,
3. address employment barriers, and
4. determine future employment opportunities.

VOD 147 – WORKPLACE SKILLS

Course Objectives:
1. identify personal skills that are valued in the workplace,
2. detail the skills performed on the job,
3. identify transferable skills, and
4. use examples to illustrate job skills in an interview.

VOD 159 – Commercial Vehicle Training Classroom I

Obtain the knowledge and skills necessary to obtain a Commercial Driver's License (CDL) Learner's permit. Examine off-road information that is required for the Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA) written examination. Topics include general vehicle knowledge, air brakes, tank truck operation, double and triple trailers, combination units, hazardous materials and test preparation.

Course Objectives:
1. prepare a plan of study for the CDL exam,
2. identify correct procedures for handling hazardous materials,
3. read and interpret information in the training manuals,
4. describe and demonstrate an understanding the operation of an air brake system, and
5. identify items required in a pre-trip safety inspection.

VOD 160 – Commercial Vehicle Training Classroom II

Obtain the knowledge and skills necessary to obtain a Commercial Driver's License (CDL). Topics include CDL terminology, safe driving practices, federal trucking regulations, map reading, trip planning and career and life management skills.

Course Objectives:
1. list safe driving practices for class A vehicles,
2. demonstrate an understanding of the defensive driving techniques for commercial vehicle operators,
3. use and understand terminology in the trucking and transportation industry,
4. complete a driver¿s record of duty status (log book),
5. utilize a road atlas for planning trips,
6. demonstrate an understanding of how to manage home and family matters while on the road,
7. discuss how drug and alcohol abuse and driver fatigue affect safe vehicle operation,
8. describe correct procedures to manage accidents and vehicle breakdowns,
9. complete an online job application, and
10. write an effective resume.

VOD 161 – Commercial Vehicle Training Class A Range Pre-Trip

Obtain the knowledge and skills necessary to safely operate a Class A commercial vehicle and to obtain a Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA) Commercial Driver's License (CDL) for a Class A vehicle. The course focuses on pre-trip activities, including brakes, suspension, tires and the engine and fundamental vehicle operation and safety procedures. Topics include pre-trip inspections, straight-line parking, alley docking, blind side and sight side parking and up-shifting and down-shifting.

Course Objectives:
1. conduct a thorough and complete vehicle Pre-Trip inspection,
2. identify pertinent vehicle parts and identify any vehicle defects,
3. recommend remedial or scheduled maintenance,
4. demonstrate the ability to successfully park a vehicle in various situations,
5. demonstrate the ability to properly operate the clutch, and
6. demonstrate the ability to smoothly and properly down-shift and up-shift the gears.

VOD 162 – Commercial Vehicle Training Class A Range Road Skills

Obtain the knowledge and skills necessary to safely operate a Class A commercial vehicle and to obtain a Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA) Commercial Driver's License (CDL) for a Class A vehicle. Focus on road skills, vehicle maneuvering and on-the-road operation in a variety of situations. Topics include using mirrors, right-and left-hand turns, entering and exiting limited access highways, speed control and road test preparation.

Course Objectives:
1. conduct a thorough and complete vehicle Pre-Trip inspection;
2. coordinate the clutch, throttle, and gearshift to maintain proper engine speed;
3. demonstrate the ability to read and interpret the images in flat and convex mirrors;
4. demonstrate the ability to maintain an accurate and complete driver duty logs;
5. properly use turn signals and correctly execute right and left turn onto single and two-lane roadways;
6. develop the ability to navigate gaps and spaces in moving traffic;
7. demonstrate appropriate defensive maneuvers;
8. demonstrate the proper procedure to safely enter and exit limited access highways; and
9. operate a Class A vehicle in a manner required to pass the MVA road test for licensure.

VOD 163 – Commercial Vehicle Training Class B Range

Obtain the knowledge and skills necessary to safely operate a Class B commercial vehicle and to obtain a Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA) Commercial Driver's License (CDL) for a Class B vehicle. Topics include pre-trip interior and exterior inspections; safe-driving techniques and parking, turning and controlling a vehicle.

Course Objectives:
1. conduct a thorough and complete vehicle Pre-Trip inspection;
2. demonstrate the ability to correctly operate all vehicle controls;
3. demonstrate the ability to accelerate smoothly in forward and reverse directions;
4. safely and properly park the vehicle in blind side, right side, and alley docking situations;
5. discuss federal and state regulations governing the operation of commercial vehicles;
6. complete all regulatory paperwork; and
7. pass the MVA CDL Class B road test to become a licensed tractor trailer driver.

VOD 173 – FUNDAMENTALS OF ELECTRICITY

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate knowledge of electronic theory;
2. demonstrate knowledge of magnetic theory;
3. identify electronic components;
4. discuss various types of circuit controllers;
5. describe the uses of electronic instrumentation;
6. define resistance, voltage, current, and power;
7. identify schematic symbols;
8. demonstrate the ability to read various types of meters;
9. compute the resistance of parallel circuits; and
10. demonstrate an understanding of current flow in a parallel circuit.

VOD 177 – OSHA 10-Hour Construction Safety

Obtain OSHA-authorized 10-hour safety training in construction safety, including a certificate for the successful completion of the course. Topics include an introduction to OSHA, electrical safety, fall protection and other topics as determined by the needs of the student.

Course Objectives:
1. define OSHA and the responsibilities of both employers and employees for safety,
2. state the rights of workers under the OSHA Act,
3. demonstrate knowledge of hazard recognition, avoidance, control, and prevention associated with electrical exposures, elevated exposures, and additional construction hazards selected from material handling, hand and power tools, excavation, cranes, scaffolds, stairways and ladders; and
4. discuss the proper selection, use, and maintenance of personal protective equipment.

VOD 179 – TURNING TECHNOLOGY - PART I

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate the ability to set up and operate an engine lathe,
2. demonstrate the ability to use the lathe to to chase precision threads,
3. demonstrate the ability to construct various tapers,
4. demonstrate the ability to construct simple and complex set ups,
5. calculate speeds and feeds for various materials,
6. create precision turned parts, and
7. evaluate finished lab projects per specifications and list deficiencies.

VOD 180 – MACHINE TOOL PROCESSES-TURNI

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate the ability to identify and describe the function of machine tools,
2. demonstrate the ability to calculate speeds and feeds of a lathe,
3. demonstrate the accurate use of measuring devices,
4. demonstrate the ability to set up and use an engine lathe, and
5. demonstrate the ability to create and evaluate a machine part to drawing specifications.

VOD 181 – Trade Calculations - Part I

Acquire the skills needed to solve equations and learn concepts from arithmetic, geometry, algebra and trigonometry related to applications in an industrial setting. Intended for machine tool and die students.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate the ability to apply the rules of assigned numbers;
2. interpret and solve word problems associated with machine tool and die technology;
3. interpret diagrams and drawings for missing quantities;
4. apply the rules for solving algebraic and literal expressions;
5. calculate areas and volumes of various geometric figures;
6. apply trigonometric ratios to appropriate diagrams and word problems; and
7. apply the theorems associated with circles, sectors, segments, central angles, and length.

VOD 182 – ENGINEERING DRAWING I

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate the ability to recognize the various types of views and symbols used on drawings;
2. demonstrate an understanding of the various arrangements used in the assembly and manufacture of machine parts;
3. create free hand sketches of objects in multi-view isometric and pictorial formats;
4. identify and use the dimensions, lines, symbols, and notes on a drawing;
5. understand the feature control frame incorporating the geometric dimensioning and tolerance system;
6. identify the industry notations of structural shapes and how they are represented on a drawing; and
7. demonstrate the ability to use a drawing to make a part on a mill or lathe.

VOD 183 – MILLING MACHINE OPERATIONS-PTI

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate the ability to set up and operate a vertical milling machine,
2. demonstrate the ability to complete simple and complex set ups for projects,
3. choose the process that is the most efficient and will achieve the required finishes,
4. demonstrate the ability to calculate speeds and feeds for various work materials and cutting tools,
5. demonstrate the ability to create precision machined parts to specifications, and
6. demonstrate the ability to evaluate finished projects as per specifications and list deficiencies.

VOD 184 – MACHINE TOOL PROCESS-MILLING

VOD 416 – Inspection Of On-Site Sewage Disposal Systems

Learn about the regulations, and the need to know information for the inspection of on-site sewage disposal systems during property transfer. Upon successful completion of this course, the student should be able to list the four steps of an on-site sewage disposal system inspection, explain how a file search is conducted, complete a homeowner/occupant interview, explain how a site investigation is conducted and write a final report according to the regulations.

Course Objectives:
1. list the four steps of an on-site sewage disposal system inspection,
2. explain how a file search is conducted,
3. complete a homeowner/occupant interview,
4. explain how a site investigation is conducted, and
5. write a final report according to the regulations.

VOD 477 – Horse Breeding

Horse enthusiasts learn the basics of horse breeding as a vocation. Topics include care of the broodmare, artificial insemination breeding contracts, nutrition, vaccinations pasture management the healthy foal, etc.

Course Objectives:
1. discuss the fundamentals of proper maintenance of the brood mare,
2. discuss the basic principles of horse reproduction,
3. identify the business contract aspects of horse management, and
4. describe effective practices of horse health and nutrition.

VOD 478 – Career Management

This course is designed to provide the student with information on resume development, application procedures, and the interview process. The course will cover identifying and discussing his/her skills that apply to the manufacturing field. Upon completion of the course the student will have a final resume and cover letter to use in his/her job search. Topics include: identification of personal workplace skill, resume types, cover letters, and interviewing skills.

Course Objectives:
1. identify personal skills, and work related experiences,
2. write a resume that represents one's background and skills for a position in a manufacturing environment,
3. create cover letters that present information for the resume and leads to an interview,
4. select job postings, complete a job application, and prepare for the job interview; and
5. demonstrate interviewing skills in a typical mock interview.

VOD 491 – Winning New Jobs

Develop job search strategies and identify and remove barriers to employment. Topics include identifying job skills, developing job leads, creating a resume and cover letter, conducting effective job interviews and identifying obstacles to employment and ways to overcome them.

Course Objectives:
1. identify job strengths and skills including transferable skills;
2. develop a resume that uses active language;
3. write effective cover and than you letters;
4. identify a job leads network;
5. learn to conduct an informational interview;
6. use concrete examples to describe skills and strengths during a job interview;
7. respond positively to possible negative questions;
8. ¿close¿ an interview effectively;
9. develop a follow-up plan;
10. identify day-care providers in the area;
11. learn how to evaluate a day-care provider;
12. identify and access resources in housing, transportation, clothing; and
13. learn how to apply for the Earned Income Tax Credit.

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