Skills Training Programs

HVACR

The Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Program prepares individuals to apply technical skills and knowledge to repair, install, service and maintain the operation of heating, air conditioning and refrigeration systems.


Auto Body

The Auto Body Program prepares individuals to apply technical skills and knowledge to repair and refinish automobiles. Focus is placed on surface preparation, paint mixing, paint matching, paint applying and refinishing.


Certified Nursing Assistant

The Nursing Assistant Program is designed to meet the growing needs of the community’s healthcare system. It prepares students in the theoretical and clinical practice of nursing assistance. Successful completers are eligible to take the certification exams for nursing assistants. Areas of employment include care in clinics, doctor’s offices, home health services, hospice and laboratories. Find more information here.


Electrician Assistant

The Electrician Assistant Program prepares students to apply knowledge and skills to assist electricians with wiring methods, materials and associated NED requirements within residential and commercial wiring practices. Skills taught include wiring components, wiring methods, cable connections, metering, conduits and bending techniques.


Machine Trades

The Machine Trades Program prepares students to plan, manufacture, assemble, test and repair parts, mechanisms, machines and structures in which materials are caste, formed, shaped, molded, heat treated, cut, twisted, pressed, fused, stamped and worked.


Office Careers

The Office Careers Program prepares students to perform the duties of administrative assistants. Instruction is provided in Microsoft Office applications, data entry, medical office procedures, records management, business calculations, accounting, career development and customized computer courses. For more information, call Baisha Woody at 256-549-8234.

 

Ready-to-Work

Ready-to-Work provides a career pathway for adults with limited employment experiences through training in entry-level skills required for employment with most businesses and industries in Alabama. The Alabama Ready to Work Skill Standards include communication skills and customer service, basic education, computer skills, problem solving, workplace behavior, manufacturing and job acquisition. Find more information here.


Truck Driving

The Truck Driving program teaches students to drive trucks and buses, delivery vehicles and other commercial vehicles. Successful completers earn a Class A Commercial Driver’s License. Classes begin every six weeks and are 240 hours. Documents required to participate in the Truck Driving Program include proof of drug testing, a DOT physical and a motor vehicle report. For more information, call at 256-439-6942 or 256-549-8638.


Welding

The Welding Program prepares individuals to unite or separate parts by heating, using a variety of techniques and equipment such as brazing, arc, gas and laser operations. For more information, call the Skills Training Center at 256-549-8638.

Suzanne Zahorscak

Suzanne Zahorscak, director

256-549-8640

szahorscak@gadsdenstate.edu