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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.

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

Culinary Arts

CULINARY ARTS

The Culinary Arts program provides students with experience in the preparation, service and management tasks involved in the food service industry with classroom instruction and hands-on training in a commercial kitchen. Areas of concentration during year one include the following: Dining Room Service, covering professional service skills; banquet service; beverage and mixology, including barista skills. Culinary Arts I focuses on basic cooking methods, safety and sanitation (including ServSafe), knife skills, stocks, soups, sauces, salads and sandwiches. Fundamentals of Baking involves identification and function of the most common baking ingredients, quick bread production methods, yeast raised doughs, cookies pies and tart production. Bakeshop weights and measures, metric measurements and mixing methods. Areas of concentration during year two include: Culinary Arts II - basic meat cutting, smoking, and advanced cooking methodology such as sous vide cookery and molecular gastronomy. Advanced Baking and Pastry Arts focuses on artisan breads, cake decorating buttercream, fondant, and gum paste flowers. European pastry, tarts, tortes entremets, verrines and artisan chocolates.

2 YEAR / 900 HOURS / BRICK

Articulation agreements with The Academy of Culinary Arts at Atlantic Cape Community College, The Restaurant School at Walnut Hill College, Culinary Institute of America, and Brookdale Community College have been established to provide students with an opportunity to earn advanced college credit upon successful completion of this program. Students also have the opportunity of earning a scholarship toward tuition cost through the Johnson & Wales University, FAST agreement.

Child Care Professions

CHILD CARE PROFESSIONS

This program provides training for teacher assistant positions in child care centers. Students gain experience supervising and guiding preschoolers, ages 3-5, in a developmentally appropriate nursery school setting within the classroom. Students develop skills in: performing health, safety and sanitation activities; assisting with planning and guiding curriculum experiences in art, creative movement, language arts, math, music, nutrition, pre-reading/pre-writing, and science; supervising daily routines, transitions and meals; creating instructional games and visual aids. In addition, Job Shadowing/Mentoring is offered in community child care centers. Students can earn instructional hours towards the Child Development Associate (CDA), a nationally recognized credential, equivalent to group teacher certification. Graduates may continue their education in the early childhood field through college courses leading to New Jersey teacher certification.

2 YEAR / 900 HOURS / BRICK

Articulation Agreements with Fairleigh Dickinson University and Atlantic Cape Community College provide students with the opportunity to earn advanced college credits upon successful completion of the program.

Fashion Design/Merchandising

FASHION DESIGN /MERCHANDISING

Ever wonder what it’s like to be a part of the exciting fashion industry? Well, here at OCVTS you can find out. Students will explore and develop skills in the areas of Fashion Design, Merchandising, Marketing, Retail, and more! They will learn sewing basics, garment construction, design concepts, fashion illustration, fashion terminology, trend research, buying concepts, advertising, visual display, and textile science taught through hands-on experiences utilizing industry tools and off-campus activities with professional industry partners. Students will also have the opportunity to showcase their skills and knowledge through participation in conferences and competitions as members of FCCLA, a national youth leadership organization. Students will be provided exposure to a variety of colleges offering fashion programs during the course of this 2-year program. They will also create a portfolio of work highlighting the skills they have learned, which will be a valuable asset in the college application process. Recommended Skills: Familiarity with Google and Microsoft applications. Knowledge of basic math skills. Good communication skills, both verbal and written. Experience with sewing and drawing basics is a plus.

2 YEAR / 900 HOURS / BRICK

Articulation agreement with Brookdale Community College and LIM College have been established to provide students with an opportunity to earn advanced college credit towards a Fashion degree, upon successfully meeting the requirements of these agreements.

Design & Visual Communications

DESIGN & VISUAL COMMUNICATIONS

The Design and Visual Communications (DVC) Career Cluster provides students interested in Photography, Multimedia and Printing a hands-on environment to create designs for advertising, marketing and entertainment. It emphasizes preparation for both immediate employment upon course completion, as well as continuing education on the collegiate level. The DVC Program offers an Adobe Certified Associates certificate in Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator and Premier. The DVC Program consists of eleven different courses. These courses consist of both conventional and digital skill competencies to assure graduates are competitive in a wide variety of design and visual communication careers, including Professional Photographer, Animator, Game Designer, Illustrator, Screen-Printer, Web Designer, or Videographer.

The Multimedia Component emphasizes the creation of digital art for print, video and electronic media. This component of the program includes courses in: Image Manipulation, Vector Art, 2D Animation, Interactive Design, Web Design, Video production and 3D Printing. This component offers classes in the Adobe Certified Associate for Illustrator and Premier.

The Photography Component covers the techniques of traditional and digital photography highlighting skills required in advertising, portraiture, multimedia, commercial and fine art. This component of the program includes courses in: Digital Photography, Studio Lighting, Commercial and Multimedia Photography. This component offers classes in the Adobe Certified Associate for Photoshop.

The Digital Reproduction Component emphasizes the use of current technologies in both conventional printing and digital reproduction. This component of the program includes courses in: Design and Reproduction, Screen Printing, and Production Graphics. This component offers classes in the Adobe Certified Associate for InDesign.

Students who have graduated from high school have the option to attend the Design and Visual Communication Program full-time, two sessions per day, for an intensive completion of the program in a single year.

2 YEAR / 900 HOURS / BRICK

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FEATURED PROGRAMS

Culinary Arts; Design & Visual Communications; Fashion Design & Merchandising; Custom Woodworking & Design; Child Care Professions; HVAC-R

AN INDUSTRY-LEADING LEARNING EXPERIENCE

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

GOOD PAY
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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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