Division of Adult & Workforce Education

Education and Training - Vocational Training


Vocational training is for a specific career or trade. It focuses on practical applications of skills learned. A large part of the education in vocational is hands-on training. Vocational thus provides a link between education and the working world.

Here are descriptions of the major program areas for which we offer classes and certification.

Agribusiness Education

The agribusiness program offers unique opportunities for students to acquire scientific, technical, managerial, and leadership skills; job entry competencies, and background information for further study. The program consists of three components: classroom and laboratory instruction, Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE), and practical leadership and citizenship skills.

  • Landscape Operations
  • Veterinary Assisting


Family and Consumer Sciences Education

The family and consumer sciences program includes both practical arts and job preparation courses and programs. Each course features opportunities for hands-on practical application that are relevant to prepare students for life in a competitive and ever changing society. The curriculum focuses and emphasizes science and technology and provides opportunities to develop the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and behaviors needed to become successful.

  • Early Childhood Education
  • Environmental Services
  • Pattern Design for Industry
  • ECPC (Early Childhood Professional Certificate) 600 hour
  • Children and Families Certificate 45 hour
  • Nutrition and Dietetic Services


Business Technology Education

The business technology program prepares students for the use of technology and the rapid changes taking place in the business environment. The use of computers plays an integral part in carrying out tasks in today’s workplace. The instruction provided to students in this program will certainly meet the demands of the industry plus students will gain communication, leadership, human relations, employability skills and safe and efficient work practices to ensure their success. 

  • Accounting Operations
  • Administrative Assistant 
  • Customer Assistance Technology
  • Digital Design
  • Network Support Administrator
  • Network Support Services
  • PC Support Services
  • Web Design Services


Health Science Education

The health science program is committed to providing a quality education to meet the needs of the health care community and to prepare students for success in the medical environment. Career opportunities are endless for those entering nursing and other allied health fields. The curriculum prepares students who are planning to enroll in a higher education program and for those individuals entering entry-level employment in the health care profession.

  • Central Service Technician
  • Dental Assisting
  • Dental Assisting – Expanded Duties
  • Dental Laboratory Technology
  • Medical Assisting
  • Medical Coder/ Biller
  • Patient Care Technician
    • Nursing Assisting
    • Home Health Aide
    • Patient Care Assistant
    • EKG Aide
    • Phlebotomy Aide
    • Allied Health Assisting
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Practical Nursing
  • Surgical Technology


Industrial Education

The industrial education program provides students with opportunities for growth in areas of leadership, team-building, and entrepreneurship, while reinforcing specific vocational skills. Instruction includes a combination of classroom theory and practical experience. This program also partners with several businesses (i.e. Toyota, Honda, and Maytag) in the community to provide educational and employment assistance.

  • Air-Conditioning/Refrigeration Mechanics
  • Aircraft Airframe Mechanics
  • Aircraft Power plant Mechanics
  • Appliance and Refrigeration Repair
  • Auto Body Repair and Refinishing
  • Auto Detailing
  • Automotive Technician (Auto Mechanic)
  • Avionics Technician
  • Barbering
  • Building Construction Technology
  • Carpentry/ Cabinetmaking Technology
  • Commercial Advertising Art
  • Commercial Foods and Culinary Arts
  • Computer Repair
  • Cosmetology, Nails and Facials
  • Diesel Engine Mechanics
  • Drafting, Architecture, Civil, Mechanical, CAD Systems
  • Electric Wiring
  • Electronics, Consumer Service and Repair
  • Electronics Technology
  • Heavy Equipment Mechanic
  • Insulation Installer *
  • Machine Shop, General
  • Masonry, Brick and Block
  • Plumbing
  • Sheet Metal Work * 
  • Tile Setting
  • Truck and Bus Mechanics
  • Truck Driver Training
  • Welding, SMAW MIG-TIG


Public Service Education

Public Education programs prepare individuals to provide services that will directly benefit the safety and well being of the community.

  • Private Security Guard


To see a list of course schedules click the link below:


Note: ( * ) These programs are apprenticeship only

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