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Environmental Careers Academy



If you like:
• working with your hands
• building and/or repairing things
• challenging work
• being independent
...then this program is for you!

Career Opportunities:
• Maintenance Production
• Mechanic
• ARC / MIG / TIG Welder
• Metal Fabricator
• Pipe Fitter
• Set-up Welder
• Production Welder

Construction Core Topics of Study:
• Basic Safety
• Basic Rigging
• Introduction to Construction Math
• Introduction to Hand Tools
• Introduction to Power Tools
• Introduction to Blueprints
• Basic Communication Skills
• Basic Employability Skills
• Your Role in the Green Environment
• Green building practices


Program Topics of Study:
• Drills
• Identification of Metals
• Grinders
• Preparation of Metals
• MIG and TIG (Heli-Arc) Welding
• Band Saws
• Fundamentals of Electrical Circuits
• Blueprint Reading and Drawing
• Principles of Shielded Metal Arc Welding
• Structural Fabrication
• Techniques of Shielded Metal Arc Welding
• Plasma Arc Cutting
• Oxyacetylene Welding, Cutting and Brazing
• Design Fabrication

Available Academic Credit:
• Career and Financial Management
• Technical Reading & Writing
• Technical Mathematics
• Technical Science


Available Certifications:
• NCCER Construction Core
• OSHA 10 Hour Safety
• NCCER Welding Level 1
• NCCER Welding Level 2

About the Program:
Students begin in the Construction Careers Core of Instruction as it relates to their specific program of interest. Students learn contemporary metal joining, cutting and reinforcing processes used in manufacturing and fabricating. They work with high-strength steel, aluminum and cast iron as well as other metals and their alloys. Throughout the program, students gain daily practical experience in all welding and cutting processes.


Additional Information:
Uniform, safety glasses, leather high-top work boots, welding gloves, auto welding shield and portfolio binder (approximately $175). Uniform, safety glasses, leather high-top work boots, welding gloves and an auto welding shield must be worn in the Welding shops and worksites.