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Building Construction Technology

BUILDING CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY

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 are 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, with some companies offering apprenticeship opportunities, 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 well-educated and skilled tradesmen.

2 YEAR / 900 HOURS / BRICK

An articulation agreement exists between the North East Carpenters Apprentice Fund and Ocean County Vocational Technical School for interested students.

Custom Woodworking & Design

CUSTOM WOODWORKING & DESIGN

This program engages students in all aspects of custom carpentry as it relates to woodworking fabrication and related installation and design techniques. Students utilize our shop to develop proficiency in all aspects of custom carpentry and woodworking. This program enables students to learn the basics of project design and layout, while also teaching them the necessary skills for a successful career in woodworking, finished carpentry and related trades. Beyond the fundamentals, our students develop a proficiency in remodeling techniques, basic drywall projects, safe and proper use of power tools, woodworking machines and hands on skills. Students will then learn to complete custom molding projects, built in furnishings and installation of decorative elements such as kitchen cabinetry, tile installation and ornamental wood design. With the addition of new equipment such as Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) machinery and software, the students will be taking the next step into this exciting and dynamic career field.

2 YEAR / 900 HOURS / JACKSON

Electrical Trades

ELECTRICAL TRADES

The scope of this course deals primarily with residential one- and two-family dwelling unit electrical systems. Renewable energies and commercial wiring are touched upon. The fundamental theory and application of alternating and direct current circuits, test equipment, transformers, motors, and various types of control devices for power, and lighting 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. 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 and an end of program assessment, students will receive advanced placement in the OCVTS Adult Education Division Apprenticeship Program.

2 YEAR / 900 HOURS / JACKSON / TOMS RIVER

Heating Ventilating Air Conditioning & Refrigeration (HVAC-R)

HEATING VENTILATING AIR CONDITIONING & REFRIGERATION (HVAC-R)

YEAR 1 HVAC/Mechanical Services Technology (450 hrs) This program incorporates practical hands-on training, and operating theory of today’s modern heating, air conditioning and refrigeration equipment. Students will learn the skills necessary to be able to service, repair and install these systems, making them marketable and career ready in the mechanical trades. This course will include industry safety standards, electrical schematic diagrams, control wiring, system troubleshooting and basic piping concepts meeting industry standards.

YEAR 2 HVAC/Refrigeration (450 hrs) Students will learn basic concepts necessary to install, repair and maintain heating air conditioning on both residential and commercial refrigeration equipment. Building code, basic theory and operation of mechanical components, along with electrical controls will also be covered. The Environmental Protection Agency Refrigerant Certification exam will be given upon course completion of the program.

2 YEAR / 900 HOURS / BRICK

Articulation agreement with University of Northwestern Ohio has been established to provide students with an opportunity to earn advanced college credit upon successful completion of this program. Upon successful completion of this two-year program, students will receive advance standing in the OCVTS Adult Education Division Apprenticeship Program.

Heavy Equipment Operator

HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR

The Heavy Equipment Operator Program (HEOP) is a program designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills required for the operation of heavy equipment in accordance with industry standards. The students will be able to recognize the technical competencies in the major classifications of heavy equipment. Students will be engaged in industry relevant, hands-on instruction that is aligned with the National Center for Construction Education Research (NCCER) Heavy Equipment Operations curriculum. Skills will be further developed through the use of state of the art in-class simulators and authentic learning opportunities in which students will operate actual machinery. Throughout the program students will be provided the opportunity to learn in the field through job shadowing experiences and qualified candidates may continue on to participate in cooperative education experiences with local employers.

2 YEAR / 900 HOURS / JACKSON

Plumbing, Pipefitters, Steamfitters & Fire Suppression Systems

PLUMBING, PIPEFITTERS, STEAMFITTERS & FIRE SUPPRESSION SYSTEMS

Students will learn the hands-on skills necessary to assemble, maintain, and repair water, gas, and other piping systems used in homes, businesses, and industry. The course will prepare students for the diverse skill sets necessary to enter a career in residential, commercial, and/ or industrial plumbing fields. Students will learn to prepare cost estimates, read blueprints, follow state and local building codes, install/inspect/maintain/and troubleshoot piping systems. Qualified students may have the opportunity to job shadow or participate in other cooperative education opportunities with local plumbing contractors. Upon successful completion of this two-year program, students may receive advance standing in the OCVTS Adult Education Division Apprenticeship Program.

2 YEAR / 900 HOURS / BRICK

Welding

WELDING

This program provides prospective students with a complete knowledge-based curriculum focusing on hands on instruction and welding theory. This will include a variety of welding processes and structural fabrication techniques. This class covers shielded metal arc welding, gas metal arc welding, gas tungsten arc welding and flux core arc welding. Metal cutting processes include oxy-fuel and plasma arc cutting. Upon completion of the program students are prepared for careers in unions, including Pipefitters, Ironworkers, Sheetmetal workers and more, as well as the US military. Students may also gain employment in construction jobs such as fabrication and repair of heavy equipment, ships and aircrafts, pipelines, bridges and boilers. Area industries provide students with work-based learning experiences. Students are encouraged to join the American Welding Society (AWS) and successful graduates may receive an AWS national certification.

2 YEAR / 900 HOURS / TOMS RIVER

COURSE OF STUDY

CONSTRUCTION TRADES

Building Construction Technology; Custom Woodworking & Design; Electrical Trades; Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration (HVAC-R); Heavy Equipment Operator; Plumbing, Pipe fitters, Steamfitters & Fire Suppression Systems; & Welding

AN INDUSTRY-LEADING LEARNING EXPERIENCE

Diesel Service Technicians / Mechanics: Median Pay:$50,200, Highest 10% more than $76,460 | source: bls.gov

GOOD PAY
GREAT JOB OUTLOOK
HIGH JOB SATISFACTION

Diesel Service Technicians / Mechanics: Median Pay:$50,200, Highest 10% more than $76,460

GOOD PAY
GREAT JOB OUTLOOK
HIGH JOB SATISFACTION

Diesel Service Technicians / Mechanics: Median Pay:$50,200, Highest 10% more than $76,460

GOOD PAY
GREAT JOB OUTLOOK
HIGH JOB SATISFACTION

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