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Programs - East Broad


Program Degree Description
Auto Collision Repair Technology

Certificate

Short-Term Certificate

The Auto Collision Repair program is designed to prepare students to be skilled technicians with the latest techniques and practices used in automotive repair. The curriculum is designed to give the students a broad understanding of the profession, which includes refinishing automobiles, panel repair or replacement, structural repair, glass, trim, and collision damae estimating.
Automotive Manufacturing Technology

A.A.S.

Certificate

Short-Term Certificate

The Automotive Manufacturing Technology program prepares students with the technical knowledge and skills to enable them to secure employment in the automotive manufacturing industry or any manufacturing-based industry. Students will be provided the necessary theory and hands-on training to perform as a multi-skilled, multi-craft manufacturing technician. The skill focus includes industrial automation, robotics, programmable logic controllers, process control/instumentation and manufacturing/quality systems.
Automotive Service Technology

Certificate

Short-Term Certificate

The Automotive Service program allows the student to become an Automotive Mechanic technician capable of high-quality automotive service and maintenance. The student will learn how to use modern testing devices for diagnosing technical problems. The student will study basic scientific principles as well as current technical information. Theoretical knowledge and practical experience are combined to provide the students with the skills needed for success.
Civil Engineering Technology

A.A.S.

Certificate

Short-Term Certificate

The Civil Engineering Technology programis designed to prepare skilled technicians with the latest techniques and practices used in the Civil Engineering field. The curriculum is designed to give students a broad understanding of the profession, which includes land development, roadway design, construction applications, surveying, and AutoCAD.

Cosmetology Technology

Esthetics

Nail Technology

Certificate

Short-Term Certificate

The Cosmetology program provides information and techniques needed to pass the State Board Exam for Licensing. Cosmetology program instruction helps the student to develop the skills, professionalism, and confidence to enter this very rewarding field where clients are helped to look and feel their best. Students practice techniques in haircutting and styling, hair coloring and chemical texturizing, facials and cosmetic application, manicuring and pedicuring.

*Please see our online catalog for information on the Esthetics and Nail Technolgoy programs.

Beyond meeting the usual GSCC admission requirements, a person wishing to enter the Cosmetology program must also provide a health certificate with the results of a skin test no more than one year old, a requirement of the Alabama State Board of Cosmetology. Students who have completed this program and who have completed at least the tenth (10th) grade of high school are qualified to take the State Board examination for licensure as cosmetologist, which may be taken as many as three times. More than 90% of the GSCC program graduates who take this examination pass it.

Electrical Technology

A.A.S.

Certificate

Short-Term Certificate

The Electrical Technology program provides training in the areas of residential, commercial and industrial electrical occupations. Industrial Automation classes are also incorporated into this program in order to yield a "multi-skilled" graduate. The primary purpose of this program is to provide instruction in the area of safety, good work habits, teamwork, communication skills, and entry-level knowledge, which will enable the student to obtain employment as a mutli-craft electro-mechanical technologist.
Electronics Engineering Technology

A.A.S.

Certificate

The Electronics Engineering Technology program trains students as entry-level technicians to work in many fields including industrial control technicians, electronic communication technicians, computer and network systems technicians and biomedical equipment technicians. Students should have a good math and science background and enjoy a challenge. The most successful students are those that like to "work with their minds as well as their hands." Students will receive training in analog and digital electronics and troubleshooting techniques.
Emergency Medical Services A.A.S. This program is designed for the student who wants a two-year degree in and certification to work as an emergency medical services provider. This program has special policies and procedures.
Industrial Automation Technology

A.A.S.

Certificate

Short-Term Certificate

The Industrial Automation Technology program prepares students for employment as industrial technicians. Students will receive course work in the technical areas of hydraulics, pneumatics, industrial mechanics, motor controls, electrical wiring, programmable logic controls, welding machine tool production, preventive maintenance, safety practices, AutoCAD and HVAC.
Machine Tool Technology

A.A.S.

Certificate

Short-Term Certificate

The Machine Tool Technology program prepares students for entry-level employment in various machining careers. Additional opportunities are available for intermediate and advanced training. Emphasis is placed on safety, math, measuring tools and instruments, hand and bench tools, blueprint reading, lathe operations, milling operations, layout, grinding machine operations, and computer numerical control (CNC). The material set forth follows national standards as formulated by the National Tooling and Machine Association (NTMA) and performance standards as established by the National Institute for Metalworking Skills.
Mechanical Design Technology

A.A.S.

Certificate

The Mechanical Design Technology program prepares students to become skilled techicians using computer-aided drafting (CAD) software and equipment. The curriculum is designed to give students broad training with the most widely used software in order to enhance their opportunities in the engineering/technical areas. Drafting and design standards are taught in the development of technical engineering prints in designing machinery and equipment, consumer products, buildings, fabrications, installation, sales and production.
Realtime Reporting

A.A.S.

Short-Term Certificate

The Realtime Reporting program provides instruction in the skill and technology needed to prepare graduates for Registered Professional Reporter or Certified Broadcast Captioner certifications. Students may specialize in Judicial Reporting or Broadcast Captioning and are well-prepared to enter this rewarding profession.
Welding Technology

Certificate

Short-Term Certificate

The Welding Technology program prepares students for entry-level employment in various welding careers. Additional opportunities are available for intermediate and advanced training. The material used is set forth by the American Welding Society and the National Center for Construction Education and Research.
Skills Training Division Short-Term Non-Credit Training The Skills Training Division offers short-term, non-credit training for individuals who need to upgrade existing skills or to learn a new skill. All of the Skills Training programs are 28 weeks or less in length. This training leads directly to employment, advancement or certification. The following programs are offered through Skills Training:
    Accounting Technician:This program prepares students to provide technical administrative support to professional accountants and other financial management personnel. Includes instruction in posting transactions to accounts, record-keeping systems, accounting software operation, business equipment and procedures and well as computer operations.
    Administrative Assistant: This program prepares students to perform the duties of special assistants for business executives. Includes instruction in computer operations, report preparation, office equipment and procedures. This course also includes instruction in school policies and procedures.
    Air Conditioning/Refrigeration: This course introduces students to residential air conditioning systems, gas and electric furnaces as well as basic theory and application of heat pump systems. Emphasis is placed on the operation, service, and repair of residential air conditioning systems, components, operational sequences, industry codes, general service procedures, systems diagnosis, repair, and basic installation procedures, reverse cycle refrigeration, four-way valve operation, industry codes, system components, and troubleshooting. Upon completion, students should be able to serve and repair residential air conditioning systems, install and service gas and electric furnaces and install and service heat pumps.
    Auto Body Collision:This course introduces students to methods of surface preparation, non-structural panel repairs/replacement for automotive refinishing. This course also covers correction of structural, mechanical and electrical repairs. Sanding techniques, metal treatment, use of undercoats, proper masking procedures and single-stage, basecoat/clearcoat and tri-coat finishes are topics covered in this course.
    Basic Computer:This program teaches students how to identify basic computer hardware, how to start up and shut down computer software including Microsoft Word. This course also includes instruction in school policies and procedures.
    Computer Operator: This program prepares students to provide and manage data systems and related facilities for processing and retrieving internal business information. Includes instruction in Microsoft Office, management control systems, data storage, office equipment and procedures, desktop publishing and web design.
    Legal Office Assistant: This program prepares students to perform the duties of special assistants for lawyers, judges and legal counsels. Includes instruction in business and legal communications, principle of law, scheduling, filing systems and records management, report preparation, office equipment and procedures and computer operations.
    Machine Trades: Students will be introduced to a variety of machines and tools used daily in a machine shop. Students will learn to apply personal, shop and general safety rules of working in the shop. A safety test will be given and 100% must be made before a student may work in the shop. Students will also learn fractions, multiplication and division of fractions. Calculation of basic angles and tapers will be performed. Students will also learn how to operate drill press, lathes, milling machines, grinding machines and will be introduced to computer numerical control machining.
    Medical Office Assistant: This program prepares students to perform the duties of special assistants for business executives. Includes instruction in computer operations, scheduling, business communications, filing and records management, report preparation, office equipment and procedures. This course also includes instruction in school policies and procedures.
    Orbital Welding: This course is designed to provide the student with the skills needed to perform welds using the prescribed welding process for gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW). Students will learn to make 4 & 6 inch Schedule 80 6 g orbital pipe welds. Students will also learn set up and operation of Liburdi Dimetrics F-Weld head, P300 & Gold Trac II power supply sources. Emphasis is placed on the welding test joints in accordance with the prescribed welding code. Upon completion, students should be able to pass industry standard welding test in accordance with various welding code requirements.
    Welding: This course teaches students about safety practices and terminology in the shielded metal arc welding (SMAW), gas tungsten arc weld (GTAW) processes and various transfer method to gas metal arc fillet welds as well as to introduce students to gas metal arc welding processes. This course also includes instruction on the rules of safety and identification of shop equipment and provides students with the skills and knowledge necessary for the safe operation of oxy-fuel cutting, carbon arc cutting, operation of oxy-fuel, plasma arc, and carbon arc cutting equipment.