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Career and Technical Education

Programs | Construction Technology | Court Reporter | Electrical TechnologyHVAC | Welding Program |

 

Construction Technology  

Students building a house

Construction Technology 
Certificates Level I, Level II, & AAS

The Construction Technology program allows students the opportunity to complete certificates at two levels and to transfer these certificates toward an Associate of Applied Science degree in Industrial Engineering Technology.  The Level I Construction Technology certificate is for students who intend to seek entry-level employment after completing a one-year program of study. The level II certificate is for students interested in advancing their skill level beyond Level I.

The curriculum utilizes National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) a nationally-recognized credentialing and certification system.  This National Registry system assures portability of skills by providing transcripts, certificates, and wallet cards to students who successfully complete the program.  

Career areas can include carpenter, electrician, brick and block mason, plumber, drywall installer, construction laborer, construction supervisor and more.    

Construction students posing for picture


Construction Technology Program Sheet
Articulation Agreement with PSU        

For more information contact:
Bobbie Forrest, bforrest@neosho.edu 620-249-9471.

People building a wall

 

Court Reporter

  The Court Reporter program is a two-year program leading to an A.A.S. degree.  Court Reporters capture and document each word spoken, action taken, or gestures made within the courtroom using various technologies.  They are employed in courtrooms, for freelance firms as captioners, or doing CART (communications access real time translation).
Demand for court reporters is expected to soar in the next 5 years across the United Sates with more than 5,500 new job openings.  Students can expect an annual starting salary of $45,000 - $60,000.

Upon successful completion of this program the student will have the skills required to sit for the Kansas Certified Court Reporter (CCR) exam administered by the Kansas State Board of Examiners of Court Reporters and the Registered Professional Reporter (RPR) credential administered by the National Court Reporters Association (NCRA).

The current program sheet for the court reporter program can be viewed here.

https://youtu.be/vgv-gwzc-9M


Electrical Technology 

The Electrical Technology certificate program is a 30-credit hour program that includes theory and hands-on application.  The program prepares students to take the Journeyman Electrician exam.   In Kansas, individual cities and counties issue licenses for electricians.  The first requirement is typically attainment of the Journeyman classification through training and passing the Journeyman exam.  Graduates of a college program need only one additional year of field experience (2,000 hours) under the supervision of a licensed journeyman or master electrician in order to sit for the journeyman licensing exam.

The program utilizes the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) curriculum. NCCER is a nationally recognized credentialing and certification system.  Students completing the program will cover NCCER Core and Electrical Level 1.  Successful students will also obtain OSHA 10 certification.  This program is aligned with the Kansas Board of Regents Electrical Technology Program CIP: 46.0302.

Electricians install, maintain, and repair electrical power, communications, lighting, and control systems in homes and businesses. Students may enter the industry as journeyman electricians, ready to perform on-the-job training in preparation for licensure.  US Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics indicates employment of electricians is expected to grow 9 percent from 2016 to 2026.  The median annual wage for electricians was $52,720 in May 2016.

In this program, students will learn about the electrical trade with strong emphasis on electrical safety.  Students will learn electrical theory and the National Electric Code.   Students will obtain hands-on experience with electrical circuits, device boxes, raceways and fittings, conductors and cables. Additionally, students will learn how to read electrical construction drawings and how to use electrical testing equipment.

The current program sheet for the electrical technology program can be viewed here.

For more information contact: outreach@neosho.edu

 

HVAC



The HVAC program offers a certificate and/or an Associate of Applied Science degree in Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning Technology.  The first two semesters cover the electrical and heating side of HVAC.  Later semesters cover the refrigeration and airflow side of the HVAC trade.

The program utilizes the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) curriculum. NCCER is a nationally-recognized credentialing and certification system.  Students completing the first two semesters will cover NCCER Core and Level 1.  The remaining semesters cover NCCER Levels 2, 3, & 4.

Careers include service, installation, and sales of HVAC equipment for residential and commercial applications. Students may enter the industry in facility maintenance, manufacturing and utilities industries.  Job titles include service technician, installation technician, supervisors, inspectors, independent contractors and small business owners.  The job outlook for HVAC technicians in the construction, manufacturing, and utilities industries is increasing.  Median earnings are $18.75/hour.

The current program sheet can be viewed here.


Lab equipment (Above)


Students building sheet metal plenums for the lab equipment (Above)

For more information contact:

620-432-0355

outreach@neosho.edu

 

Welding Program

 


The Welding Program has won the Kansas SkillsUSA Welding Competition 9 years out of 10 years.  Students can earn several certifications/qualifications through American Welding Society.  

 

Current program sheet can be seen here.

NCCC Articulation Agreement with Pittsburg State University can be viewed here.


For more information contact:

620-432-0355

outreach@neosho.edu