School of Automotive and Fabrication Technology
AgriScience provides students the opportunity to gain hands-on experience within the field of agriculture, including: greenhouse management, floriculture, plant science, food science, and biotechnology. The AgriScience program follows the Curriculum for Agricultural Science (CASE) Plant Pathway. Once completing the CASE Plant Pathway, students can graduate with college credits determined by articulation agreements. The diversity of this course, along with their involvement in the FFA (ffa.org) will prepare students for employment within the field of agriculture or to continue on to college.
Architecture Technology is designed to challenge students interested in Residential & Commercial Building Design, Interior Design, Product Design, and Engineering. Students transform their designs into 3D models and working drawings through the use of the latest Computer-Aided Design software. With the help of our 3D printers and laser cutting equipment, students are able to produce prototypes of their designs. The Architecture Technology program provides students with a strong foundation in Architecture, Engineering, Interior, and Industrial Design, which will prove to be instrumental as they pursue post-secondary education. Graduates may also pursue employment as CAD technicians in the fields of Architecture, Construction, Surveying, Manufacturing, and Engineering.The Auto Mechanics program provides students the opportunity to excel in specialized training of automotive engine operations, vehicle maintenance and repair, steering and suspension systems, computerized engine control, brake systems, electrical systems, fuel and ignition systems, and front end alignment. A challenging curriculum prepares students with opportunities to master skills required to pass Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification examinations. Graduates may pursue employment, continue their education, or enroll in the Associate Degree program in Automotive Technologies at Middlesex County College. This is a joint program between the college, the Middlesex County Vocational and Technical High School and Ford Motor Company. (Currently this program offers a post-secondary articulation agreement with Ohio Technical College (12), Universal Technical Institute (12) and Fairleigh Dickinson University (3)
This program stresses the basic jobs, operations, and skills needed in the servicing, diagnosis and repair of automobiles. Students will gain a thorough knowledge of tools, materials, and equipment used by auto mechanics. They will learn to use meters, diagnostic equipment, and measuring instruments; learn to interpret sketches, schematics and diagrams; and use service manuals and other shop materials. Graduates of the program are employed as dealer preparation mechanics, brake specialists, tune-up mechanics, service mechanics and parts distributors.
Graduates of the Baking program enter culinary careers to become bakers, pastry chefs, production workers, merchandising/marketing sales personnel, managers, supervisors, and business owners. Instruction is provided in production, mixing, molding, bench makeup, oven work, cake decorating, sales and delivery, sanitation, and safety engineering. Students participate in storefront, buffet and banquet operations. (Currently this program offers a post-secondary articulation agreement with The Art Institute of Philadelphia (9), Atlantic Cape Community College (5) and Johnson & Wales University (3-9).
Overall employment in business and financial occupations is projected to grow 7 percent from 2021 to 2031.* The Business Administration program prepares students for entry-level employment or college-ready studies. Instruction includes Accounting, Computer Applications, Business Management, Financial Analysis, Office Procedures, and Global Logistics. Graduates may pursue advanced training or find jobs in entry-level management positions.
*per Occupational Outlook HandbookStudents prepare for careers in the building services industry through the study of commercial cleaning, maintenance, and grounds keeping operations. Students learn to use power and hand tools, apply materials used in cleaning procedures, painting, spray buffing, machine polishing, and basic carpentry, electricity, plumbing, small engine repair and landscaping skills. Graduates enter the labor force as sanitation technicians, custodians, landscapers, groundskeepers, carpenter's helper, plumber's helper or maintenance technician.
Students in this program learn the basic skills and knowledge needed in the areas of carpentry and cabinetmaking incorporating the use of hand and power tools, and the operation of common trade equipment and their accessories. Instruction includes framing, roofing, siding and general construction. Graduates work as carpenter/helper, cabinet assembler/installer, sheather, framer, panel installer, flooring installer, porch and deck helper, and roofer or may pursue an apprenticeship or advanced training in the trade.
An exciting career in Cosmetology and Hairstyling offers many opportunities to both men and women. Students are trained to do all phases of hairdressing and cosmetology including preparing materials, demonstrating and selling materials, shampooing, manicuring, hairstyling, barbering, hair conditioning, facials, and makeup. This course also includes hair cutting, rinsing, coloring, and permanent waving. Successful completion of this course prepares students for examination requirements for licensure by the State Board of Cosmetology.
This course develops skills in the culinary arts and prepares students for the many occupations available in the restaurant industry. Instruction emphasizes understanding essential cooking techniques, which can then be adapted to create innovative new food items. Instruction also includes food sanitation, nutrition and use of equipment. In a simulated restaurant, students prepare and execute a daily lunch menu and learn front and back operations in a restaurant. Employment opportunities range from sous chef, working chef, pantry worker, garde manager, pastry assistant and kitchen sanitation worker. Post-secondary opportunities are available in various culinary schools and colleges.This program is designed to provide students with occupational experience and training associated with occupational titles such as physical therapy aide, home health aide, laboratory assistant, occupational therapy aide, or dietary aide. Students participate in clinical experiences. Students compete in skills competitions conducted by the Health Occupation Students of America (HOSA) on a regional and state level.Students in the program use meters, measuring instruments, tools, and equipment and they interpret sketches, schematics and diagrams. Instruction includes installation, maintenance, repair, and knowledge of duct systems for various types of equipment in residential and commercial systems and solar heating technology. Graduates are employed as technicians or installers. They may work with local contractors or pursue advanced training.
Students will be taught the skills necessary for proper maintenance, servicing, repair, installation of gas, electric, solar heating, and cooling units for commercial and domestic use.
The Machine Tool Technology Program will challenge students who are interested in design, engineering, or computers. Instruction includes blueprint reading, machine theory, metallurgy, measuring techniques, and computerized numerical control. Students work with all types of metal alloys, plastics, wood, and composite materials.
This course offers instruction on tools, materials, production process, machine operations, automated line operations, technical and quality control, engineering analysis, instrumentation, programmable logic controllers (PLCs), electronic, hydraulics and pneumatics, process control, computer aided design (AD), computer aided manufacturing (CAM), and robotics.