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Industrial Trades I 

Industrial Trades provides opportunities for students in three different trade areas.  All students work with blueprints, learning how to sketch, read, and build from them. We emphasize workplace safety and practical application of skills in Electrical, Plumbing, and Welding. Weld metals using Stick, MIG, or TIG. Students will also build functioning bathrooms with electrical wiring circuits, ventallation, lighting, soldered copper piping, and sink, shower and toilet installation. 

 If you are interested or are considering a career as an electrician, plumber, welder, general property manager, or physical plant manager, Industrial Trades is the ideal match for you. The class is kept small to provide plenty of hands-on lab projects. At the end of the two-year program, you will have a heads-up to start your next step in a job or in pursuing further training in your chosen industry.


Industrial Trades II

After successfully completing Industrial Trades I, students concentrate in one of the three areas in Industrial Trades II and choose welding, electrical, or plumbing to continue acquiring skills in their favorite trade area. Students choosing to pursue the Electrical or Plumbing trades must be prepared to acquire a co-op placement with a licensed plumber or electrician and must have the instructors permission showing they are dependable first and also possess good communication skills. They are also eligible to enroll in the evening related apprenticeship classes starting their licensing requirements immediately while still in high school giving them a huge advantage when searching for employment. 

Those choosing welding will have the opportunity to acquire multiple AWS welding certifications if they are so motivated and can produce quality welds to high industry standards. They will also develop and refine various welding skills and techniques using SMAW, GMAW, FCAW, and GTAW processes on different metals including mild steel, aluminum, and stainless steel. Using a hands-on, independent approach to a variety of performance-based projects, you will be prepared for cooperative work placements, apprenticeships, and leadership skills including participation in local, state, and national SkillsUSA activities. Graduates may continue further educational opportunities to obtain industry certifications (such as plumbing and electrical licenses or American Welding Society certification), including two or four-year college programs or apprenticeship training, or they may seek entry-level positions within the trade areas. 

 Student Testimonials
 "This program has taught me to take things one step farther and to accomplish goals."

"After taking this class, I have a totally different perspective on life. I am able to think and do things for myself."

"I feel better and more complete as a person more ready for the world."

"Industrial Trades has changed my plans completely for what I want to do after high school — for the best, I think."