Industry Certifications

Industry Certifications

One of the biggest priorities that most businesses have when considering expansion or relocation of their business is whether or not a prospective location has infrastructure and programs in place to train new or existing employees. Without a doubt, Lubbock delivers. With a number of facilities that teach the newest techniques in a wide array of technical jobs, all prospective businesses should have no problem getting existing and potential employees trained and certified. Lubbock also offers highly trained graduates of these programs to any business looking to expand its operations. Follow this list for more detailed information:

Seamless Curriculum Programs

Manufacturing

Automotive

South Plains College Technical Education Division

Automotive/Diesel

Business/Accounting

Commercial Refrigeration Air Conditioning

Computer Programming

Design Communications

Electrical Power

Manufacturing

Office Technology

Real Estate

Sound Technology

Technical Graphics & Design

Video Production Technology

Welding

South Plains College Reese Center Campus

Business 

Computer Programming

Electrical/Power Transmission

Engineering Graphics Design

Industrial Manufacturing

Byron Martin Advanced Technology Center

Seamless Manufacturing Curriculum  (High School – Community College – University)

The manufacturing industry has accounted for a large number of jobs within most countries that possess a strong infrastructure in manufacturing and it appears that this trend will not change any time soon. The Seamless Manufacturing Curriculum was developed to give high school students a program that provided them with options as they explored a career in the manufacturing industry. The program is designed to guide a student through high school and community college and into a four-year university engineering program if the student chooses.

Students who participate in the program are provided with the opportunity to obtain a Manufacturing Skills Standards Council (MSSC) certification that is driven by a National Industry Certification. The Byron Martin Advanced Technology Center is the first high school in the nation to offer this pathway to higher education. The course work is outlined below.

High School Tech Prep Courses:
Metal Trades I
Metal Trades II
Welding I OR Agriculture Structures Technology & Agriculture Metal Fabrication Technology
Bus. Comp. Info. Sys. I or Bus. Comp. Info. Sys. II
MSSC Production Technician OR Manufacturing Systems I
MSSC Production Technician OR Manufacturing Systems II

South Plains College Courses:
Bench Work and Layout
Basic Machine Shop I
Introduction to Shielded Arc Welding
Intro to Computers

Seamless Automotive Curriculum (High School – Community College – University)

The automotive industry and its supporting industries account for a major portion of the world’s economy and employ the greatest share of the working population. Creative and innovative engineers are needed to design and develop the vehicles and transportation systems for the future. This curriculum was developed to give high school students a program that provided them with options as they explored a career in the automotive industry. The program is designed to guide a student through high school and community college and into a four-year university engineering program if the student chooses.

High School Tech Prep Courses:
Automotive Technician I
Automotive Technician II
Automotive Technician III
Business Comp. Info. Sys. I
Business Comp. Info. Sys. II

South Plains College Courses:
Intro/Theory of Auto Tech
Auto Suspension & Steering
Automotive Brake Systems
Automotive Electrical Systems
Automotive Engine Perf. Ana. I

AUTOMOTIVE/DIESEL 

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Automotive Collision Repair, A.A.S. – The Automotive Collision Repair program is designed to prepare qualified graduates for entry-level employment in the collision repair industry. The program provides graduates with skills necessary for employment as an automotive body/frame and refinishing technician. Graduates successfully completing the curriculum described below will meet all requirements for the A.A.S. degree. 

Automotive Collision Repair Advanced Skills Certificate – Successful graduates will be trained in all the necessary skills required to enter the workforce as an entry-level technician. Emphasis is placed on advanced skills in surface preparation, straightening damaged parts, refinish techniques, reading damage reports, damage repair, interior trim and glass removal and installation, welding, heating and cooling systems, plastic repair and the theory of vehicle structure design. 

Automotive Collision Repair Basic Skills Certificate – Successful graduates will be trained in all the necessary skills required to enter the workforce as a technician’s assistant. Emphasis is on surface preparation, straightening damaged parts, refinish techniques, reading damage reports, damage repair, interior trim and glass removal and installation, welding, heating and cooling systems, plastic repair and the theory of vehicle structure design. 

Automotive Technology Advanced Skills Certificate – Graduates will be trained in automatic/manual transmission, engine performance, lighting and advanced service and hybrids. This program is also offered at the Byron Martin Advanced Technology Center.

Automotive Technology Basic Skills Certificate – All graduates will receive a Certificate of Proficiency in Automotive Technology with emphasis in automotive suspension, brakes and electrical systems. This program is also offered at the Byron Martin Advanced Technology Center.

Automotive Technology Enhanced Skills Certificate – This certification program is intended to provide skills beyond career entry as recommended by the Automotive Technology Advisory Committee. This program is also offered at the Byron Martin Advanced Technology Center.

Automotive Technology Service, Parts and Sales Consultant Certificate – This certificate option is designed to prepare qualified graduates for entry-level employment in the automotive industry in areas other than being a service technician. Emphasis will be placed on service writing, parts sales, vehicle sales, and/or management in any one of the previous three areas with customer relations being a core component. This program is also offered at the Byron Martin Advanced Technology Center.

Automotive Technology, A.A.S. – The Automotive Technology program is designed to train the student to service gasoline-powered automobiles, light trucks and hybrids. Specific areas of training include: major engine service; transmissions overhaul and service; rear axle and drive line service; electronic computer control service and diagnosis; steering gear and linkage overhaul; fuel injection systems overhaul; troubleshooting procedures; computerized air conditioning equipment service; shop management procedures; service of antipollution devices; front wheel alignment and wheel balancing; computerized brake systems service; and driveability and emissions service. The program also emphasizes the diagnostics and troubleshooting of auxiliary equipment such as starters, generators, alternators, regulators, switches and other automotive components. This program is certified by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF, ASE) in all eight specialty areas. This program is also offered at the Byron Martin Advanced Technology Center.

Diesel Engine and Controls Certificate – Graduates that receive this certificate will understand electronic controls and systems, fuel and fuel control systems, diesel engines and advanced diesel tune-up and troubleshooting. 

Diesel Service Technology Auxiliary and Drive Systems Certificate – Graduates of this program will understand heating, ventilation, air conditioning troubleshooting and repair, basic electrical systems, basic hydraulics, shop safety and procedures, power train, braking, steering and chassis systems. 

Diesel Service Technology Certificate – Graduates of this certificate program will be trained to service diesel-powered trucks, farm tractors, busses and construction equipment. 

Diesel Service Technology, A.A.S. – Graduates of this program will be able to service diesel powered trucks, agricultural equipment, buses and construction equipment. Specific areas of expertise will also include: major engine overhaul; transmission overhaul; rear axle assembly and driveline overhaul; steering gear and linkage overhaul; fuel injection systems overhaul; hydraulic system overhaul; overhaul or replacement of auxiliary equipment such as starters, generators, alternators, switches, regulators, and other miscellaneous items, including troubleshooting procedures and shop management procedures. 

BUSINESS/ACCOUNTING

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Accounting Associate Certificate – This certificate entails a concentrated study of accounting and related business subjects. graduates who complete the one-year curriculum receive a Certificate of Proficiency in accounting and are prepared to begin an entry-level business career. This program is also offered at the Byron Martin Advanced Technology Center.

Accounting, Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) – Anyone graduating with this degree will be prepared for general office work as a junior accountant. This program is also offered at the Byron Martin Advanced Technology Center.

Business Management Certificate – This program is designed to provide leadership tools, which will enable the graduate to maximize efficiency and effectiveness in any business organization. This program is also offered at the Byron Martin Advanced Technology Center.

Business, A.A.S. – This program is designed for anyone seeking comprehensive, integrated business knowledge. The curriculum provides for a selection of business courses that meet the trends, needs and expectations of the business community, while the flexibility of the program allows for the creation of a degree plan that can extend from general knowledge to a specified narrow concentration. Business areas include general business, marketing, management, merchandising, retailing, accounting, real estate and administrative support. This program is also offered at the Byron Martin Advanced Technology Center.

General Business Certificate – Graduates that complete this program will be prepared to enter the job market with essential business skills. This program is also offered at the Byron Martin Advanced Technology Center.

COMMERCIAL REFRIGERATION/AIR CONDITIONING

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Commercial Refrigeration/Air Conditioning Technician Certificate – This degree is designed to provide graduates the necessary skills to maintain, service and troubleshoot commercial refrigeration, heating and air conditioning equipment. It includes heat pump technology, hydronic equipment and an emphasis on electronic controls and energy management systems. 

Heating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Technology, A.A.S. – Graduates will be trained to install, service and repair residential and commercial heating and air conditioning for both domestic and commercial refrigeration units. Specific areas of training include refrigeration theory, piping procedures, electrical controls, service techniques, troubleshooting techniques, equipment selection and the installation and maintenance of most equipment, including heat pumps. 

Residential Air Conditioning Installation Technician Certificate – This certification program is designed to give the graduate the fundamental knowledge of residential air conditioning split systems with the maximum capacity of 60,000 BTU’s. 

COMPUTER PROGRAMMING

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Computer Information Systems Networking Certificate – This certificate option is designed to train students to use current network operating systems, network applications and network related hardware. In addition, network design, administration, installations and maintenance will be emphasized. This program is also offered at the Byron Martin Advanced Technology Center.

Computer Information Systems Programming Certificate – Graduates that complete this program will be able to use current software development techniques to program websites, applications and databases. This program is also offered at the Byron Martin Advanced Technology Center.

Computer Information Systems Technician Certificate – Graduates that receive this certificate will be able to understand industry-standard computer applications, application of digital forensic science, set-up and management of personal computer operating systems, personal computer assembly and configuration, networking technology and implementation, and network security. This program is also offered at the Byron Martin Advanced Technology Center.

Computer Information Systems, A.A.S. – Graduates of this program will be ready  for employment in information technology as software and hardware technicians, software developers, network technicians and web specialists.

Programming Certificate – Graduates of this certification program will understand how to use current software development techniques to program web sites, applications, and databases. This program is also offered at the Byron Martin Advanced Technology Center.

DESIGN COMMUNICATIONS

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Design Communications Advanced Graphics/Design Certificate – This program focuses on advanced software skills and design theories for digital illustration and layout techniques for print, web design and multimedia. Graduates will be trained in the use of industry-standard graphics and design software for the field and will have direct hands-on experience in developing projects from conception to distribution.  

Design Communications Software Skills Certificate – This certificate option focuses on software skills for digital illustration and layout techniques for print, web design and multimedia.  Graduates will be trained in the use of industry-standard graphics and design software for the field. 

Design Communications, A.A.S. – This program focuses on digital illustration and layout techniques for print, web design, video graphics and multimedia. Graduates will be trained in the use of industry-standard graphics and design software and post-design processes for the field. 

ELECTRICAL/POWER

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Electrical and Power Transmission Technology, A.A.S. – This program is designed to prepare qualified graduates to work in the electrical industry. The curriculum provides a selection of electrical courses that meet the needs of the electrical industry. 

Electrical Power Technology (EPT) Basic Electrical Certificate – Graduates of this course will have the basic skills necessary for employment in the electrical field. 

EPT Electrical Technician Certificate – Graduates of this course will have the basic and advanced skills necessary for employment in the electrical technician field. 

MANUFACTURING

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Industrial Manufacturing/Emerging Technologies, A.A.S. – This program is designed to prepare graduates to proficiently perform within various specialties of the manufacturing profession including semiconductor/electronics specialization, machinist specialization, network communications specialization, mechatronics specialization and alternative energy specialization. This program is also offered at the Byron Martin Advanced Technology Center.

Industrial Manufacturing/Emerging Technologies Advanced Certificate – This program prepares graduates with increased knowledge and skills targeting higher productivity within the manufacturing profession including specialties in  semiconductor/electronics specialization, machinist specialization, network communications specialization, mechatronics specialization and alternative energy specialization.

Industrial Manufacturing/Emerging Technologies Certificate – This certificate program is designed to prepare graduates with adequate knowledge to enter and competently perform within the manufacturing profession. This program is also offered at the Byron Martin Advanced Technology Center.

OFFICE TECHNOLOGY

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Office Technology Certificate – The graduate of this program will obtain a basic understanding of office procedures and the use of microcomputer software in office operations. This program is also offered at the Byron Martin Advanced Technology Center.

Office Technology Microcomputing Certificate – Graduates of this certificate program will be trained to use and operate popular business computer software. This program is also offered at the Byron Martin Advanced Technology Center.

Office Technology, A.A.S. – Graduates of this program will be trained to understand office skills and procedures. This program is also offered at the Byron Martin Advanced Technology Center.

REAL ESTATE

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Real Estate Salesmanship Certificate – Graduates of this certificate program will have a specialized and practical education in real estate. In addition, graduates will have satisfied the educational requirements of the Texas Real Estate Commission to take the Texas Real Estate Salesperson License examination and will have met the educational requirements to renew their license and begin or continue working in a real estate office. This program is also offered at the Byron Martin Advanced Technology Center.

Real Estate Salesmanship Marketable Skill Achievement Award – Graduates of this certificate program will have a specialized and practical education in real estate. Graduates will have also satisfied the educational requirements of the Texas Real Estate Commission to take the Texas Real Estate Salesperson License Examination. Once licensed, the graduate is eligible to begin working in a real estate office.

Real Estate, A.A.S. – Graduates of this program will have a broad base of educational and practical experience, which will enable them to function effectively and efficiently in the real estate industry.

SOUND TECHNOLOGY

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Sound Reinforcement Certificate – Graduates with this certificate option will have the skills necessary to obtain a job in the sound reinforcement industry. Graduates will also have received practical application of these skills through hands-on experience. This includes experience in sound system design, setup/installation, verification/troubleshooting, system optimization and mixing techniques for professional level sound reinforcement. Graduates will possess a solid foundation of the signal flow, specifications and industry standard practices surrounding live sound reinforcement systems. 

Sound Technology Enhanced Skills Certificate – This certification program is intended to provide graduates with skills beyond career entry as recommended by the Sound Technology Advisory Committee.

Sound Technology, A.A.S. – Graduates of this program will have basic knowledge of techniques, procedures and operation of equipment used in the studio recording industry. This includes training in selection and placement of microphones, analysis of acoustical environments, use of effects, troubleshooting, engineering and production techniques. 

TECHNICAL GRAPHICS & DESIGN

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Technical Graphics and Design Advanced CAD Technician Certificate – This certificate program focuses primarily on Technical Graphics and Design of more advanced architectural and mechanical components. Individuals completing this certificate program are qualified in the fields of architecture, engineering, manufacturing, surveying and related industries.

Technical Graphics and Design Basic CAD Technician Certificate – This certificate program focuses primarily on Technical Graphics and Design of basic architectural and mechanical components. Individuals completing this certificate program are qualified to enter the workforce as technical graphics and design specialists in the fields of architecture, engineering, manufacturing, surveying and related industries.

Technical Graphics and Design, A.A.S. – This curriculum is designed to provide graduates with the essential knowledge and skills in technical drawing on a computer and use of specialized software. In addition, graduates are prepared to enter the workforce as an entry-level technical graphics and design specialist in the fields of architecture, engineering, manufacturing, surveying and related industries.

VIDEO PRODUCTION TECHNOLOGY

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Video Production Technology, A.A.S. – This program will provide graduates with basic knowledge of techniques, procedures and operation of equipment used in the video production industry. This includes training in television and audio production, graphics, lighting and editing. 

Video Production Technology Advanced Certificate – Graduates of this certificate option will have advanced skills for employment in the video production field. 

Video Production Technology Certificate – Graduates of this certificate option will be equipped with the basic skills needed for employment in the video production field. 

WELDING

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Welding Technology Advanced Processes Certificate – Upon completion of this certificate program, graduates will have experience in intermediate and advanced pipe welding, advanced gas metal arc and gas tungsten arc welding and intermediate and advanced layout and fabrication. In addition, graduates will also have an understanding of welding inspection and weld testing.

Welding Technology Basic Processes Certificate – Graduates of this certificate program will understand oxy-fuel welding, brazing and cutting; shielded metal arc welding; gas metal arc welding; and gas tungsten arc welding of sheet metal, plate and structural shapes. Graduates will also understand reading and interpretation of industrial blueprints, basic metallurgy, basic electricity and welding. 

Welding Technology, A.A.S. – Graduates will understand the fundamentals of industrial welding processes with emphasis on layout and design. In addition, graduates will also understand: welding processes, welding procedures, blueprint reading, welding metallurgy, plate welding, pipe welding, pipe fitting, plate and pipe layout and fabrication, welding inspection and weld testing methods. 

BUSINESS

Business Administration – Introduction to Business – Graduates of this course will understand the history and nature of business as well as the basic types of business and their forms of organization. In addition, graduates will understand the basic problems of management as well as personnel requirements and problems. Graduates will also understand the basics of all business finance, the use of business information as well as the role of government on our business world. Graduates will be able to emphasize the role of marketing in both the U.S. and the international field, and be able to emphasize the role of the individual in our business world and their rights and responsibilities.

Business Administration – Business Law/Contracts – Upon completion of this course, a graduate will be able to define fundamental legal terminology regarding contracts, torts, property and wills; differentiate between business ethics and legal issues; and identify and explain required elements of torts, requirements of contracts and various consumer laws as applied to businesses and individuals.

COMPUTER PROGRAMMING

Computer Information Systems – Introduction to Computer & Information Sciences – After completion of this course, graduates will be able to: identify, describe and discuss the basic hardware and software components of a computer system as well as explain the impact of computers on society. In addition, graduates will be able to demonstrate proficiency in basic operating system functions and be able to access useful information on the Internet. Graduates will also be able to discuss computer ethics, security and privacy and be able to use applications in Microsoft Office 2007 individually or in conjunction with one another to solve business problems and create business applications.

ELECTRICAL/POWER TRANSMISSION

Electrical/Power Transmission – Basic Electrical Theory – Graduates from this program will be able to explain atomic structure and basic electrical values such as voltage, current, resistance and power as well as be able to calculate electrical values for combination circuits in alternating and direct current containing resistance, inductance and capacitance. The graduate will also be able to calculate voltage drop based on conductor length, type of material and size as well as be able to summarize the principles of magnetism.

Electrical/Power Transmission – Electrical Calculations I – Graduates will be able to utilize a calculator to perform operations involving fractions and decimals as well as compute percentages utilizing ratio and proportions. In addition, graduates will be able to convert unit values, solve simple equations and calculate areas and volumes of geometric solids. Graduates will also be able to utilize right triangles to calculate electrical values.

Electrical/Power Transmission – Residential Wiring – Graduates from this course will be able to use multimeters to perform tests on electrical equipment as well as be able to understand various types of circuits and electrical systems.  Graduates will also be able to demonstrate the proper way to test transformers and motors; identify a short circuit, open circuit and a closed circuit; and troubleshoot electric motors and control circuits.

Electrical/Power Transmission – Commercial Wiring – Graduates of this course will be able to interpret electrical blueprints and drawings as well as compute the circuit sizes and overcurrent protection needed for the installation of branch circuits. In addition, graduates will be able to understand the proper installation of wiring devices and be able to demonstrate grounding methods as well as identify commercial wiring methods.

ENGINEERING GRAPHICS DESIGN

Engineering Graphics – Design – Graduates from this program will have the knowledge and skills necessary for the design and preparation of a complete set of typical residential house plans.

INDUSTRIAL MANUFACTURING

Industrial Manufacturing – DC-AC Circuits – Graduates from this course will be able to construct and analyze DC and AC circuits from simple to complex; perform test measurements; and utilize a multimeter and oscilloscope to differentiate between two AC signals with respect to voltage, current and power.

Industrial Manufacturing – Digital Fundamentals – This is an entry level course in digital electronics covering number systems, binary mathematics, digital codes, logic gates, Boolean algebra, Karnaugh maps and combinational logic. Graduates from this course will be able to construct digital circuits such as combinational logic circuits, clocking and timing circuits and analog-to-digital and digital-to-analog devices.  Graduates will also be able to troubleshoot various digital circuits using schematic diagrams as well as solve problems involving various numbering systems.

Industrial Manufacturing – Manufacturing Skills Standard Council (MSSC) Production Technician Certification – This course emphasizes the fundamentals of a manufacturing environment including safety protocols, quality practices and continuous improvement. Graduates with this certification will be able to demonstrate safety practices and procedures pertaining to a production environment as well as develop a comprehensive understanding of production planning and work flow. Graduates will also be able to understand concepts of quality and continuous improvement pertaining to production work environment as well as demonstrate technical skills that pertain to Manufacturing Skill Standards Council certification exams in safety and quality/continuous improvement.

Industrial Manufacturing – MSSC Production Technician Advanced Certification – Graduates of this course will be expected to understand production control and documentation as well as inspection and quality audits. Graduates will also be expected to develop a comprehensive understanding of preventative and corrective actions and be able to demonstrate basic mechanical principals and use of devices.  In addition, graduates will demonstrate technical skills that pertain to MSSC certification exams in Manufacturing Process and Production and Maintenance Awareness.

Industrial Manufacturing – Robotics I – This course is an introduction to flexible automation. Graduates from this course will be able to understand the physics of robot motion and use different teaching pendants to describe the characteristics of different types of robot control systems, applications of robots and end-of-arm tooling.

Industrial Manufacturing – Exploration Network Fundamentals (CISCO 1) – Graduates of this program will be able to identify and describe internet architecture, structure, functions, components and models; describe the use of Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) and Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) layered models; identify and describe the nature and roles of protocols and services at the application, network, data link and physical layers; describe principles and structure of IP addressing and the fundamentals of Ethernet concepts, media and operations; and build simple Local Access Network (LAN) topologies by applying basic principles of cabling, device configuration and IP subnetting.

Industrial Manufacturing – Routing Protocols & Concepts (CISCO 2) – Graduates from this course will know the purpose, nature and operations of a router and routing tables; know the purpose and procedure of configuring static routes; design and implement a classless IP addressing scheme for a given network; describe the basic features and concepts of link-state routing protocols; and configure and verify basic Routing Information Protocol version 1 (RIPv1), RIPv2, single area Open Shortest Path First (OSPF), and Enhanced Interior Gateway Routing Protocol (EIGRP) operations in a small routed network.

Industrial Manufacturing –  LAN Switching & Wireless (CISCO 3) – Graduates will be able to identify and correct common network problems at layers 1, 2, 3 and 7 using a layered model approach as well as be able to select the appropriate media, cables, ports and connectors to connect switches to other devices and hosts. In addition, graduates will be able to perform and verify initial switch configuration tasks including remote access management.  Graduates will also be able to configure, verify and troubleshoot virtual local area networks (VLANs), VLAN trunking, inter-VLAN routing, VLAN Trunking Protocol (VTP), and Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol (RSTP) as well as be able to verify network status and switch operation using basic utilities (ping, traceroute, telnet, SSH, arp, ipconfig). In addition, graduates will be able to identify and describe the purpose of the components in a small wireless network (Service Set Identifiers (SSID), Business Support System (BSS), Emacs Speaks Statistics (ESS)) and identify the basic parameters to configure on a wireless network to ensure that devices connect to the correct point.

Industrial Manufacturing – Accessing the WAN (CISCO 4) – Graduates will understand the impact of applications (Voice Over IP and Video Over IP) on a network and be able to implement basic switch security (port security, trunk access, management VLAN other than VLAN1, etc.). Graduates will also be expected to configure, verify and troubleshoot Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) and Domain Name System (DNS) operation on a router Computer Ledger Illustration/Security Device Manager (CLI/SDM) as well as describe today’s increasing network security threats and explain the need to implement a comprehensive security policy to mitigate the threats.  In addition, graduates will be able to configure and apply Access Control List (ACLs) based on network filtering requirements (CLI/SDM); configure and apply an ACLs to limit telnet and Secure Shell (SSH) access to the router using (SDM/CLI); configure Network Address Translation (NAT) for given network requirements using (CLI/SDM); configure and verify a basic Wide Area Network (WAN) serial connection; configure and verify frame relay on Cisco routers; and describe Virtual Private Network (VPN) technology (importance, benefits, role, impact, components).

Byron Martin Advanced Technology Center

Since opening its doors in 1997, the Byron Martin Advanced Technology Center (BMATC) has been preparing high school students for the careers of today by integrating academics and critical thinking skills with hands on experience. The BMATC uses state-of-the-art technology to produce a skilled workforce to meet any business’ needs. Today, more than 2,094 students have graduated from the BMATC.

All Systems Go – High school students that complete this course will have a greater understanding of math and science as well as a greater ability to think “outside the box.” Students will also gain experience by working on “real world” projects.

Animation – Upon completion of this course, high school students will have stronger technical knowledge and skills needed for success in the arts, and audio/video technology. Students will also have experience working in programs such as Adobe Photoshop, Flash and Soundbooth.

Architectural Design and Presentation – Students that complete this course will have knowledge and skills pertaining to the process of design as it applies to engineering fields. Students will also gain experience working in software applications such as AutoCAD and Revit in order to produce and present working drawings, model renderings and prototypes. 

Video/Audio Production – Students that complete this course will have the experience and skills needed for jobs in broadcast television, movie production and sound editing. In addition, students will gain experience working with state-of-the-art equipment used within the industry to shoot, edit and produce videos.

Automotive Technology – Upon completion of this course, students will have gained invaluable experience in the fields of automotive service, auto parts sales, electrical training as well as motorcycle and marine service. Students will also work in a state-of-the-art environment as they learn professional techniques for restoring, repairing and fitting parts in automobiles and trucks.

Construction Technology – Students that complete this course will gain experience in building authentic projects as well as being a member of a construction team building a house to be utilized for Habitat for Humanity. Students will also be able to use Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) programs and machines.

Collision Repair & Refinishing – Upon completion of this course, students will gain experience and knowledge of the processes, technologies and materials used in the reconstruction and alteration of vehicles.  Students will also understand concepts and theory (basic and advanced) of systems related to automotive collision repair and refinishing.

Computer Technologies – Students that complete this course will understand the concepts of installation, configuration and maintenance of computer systems as they prep for a career in the computer/networking communication industry. Students will also learn skills that will help in becoming a Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) A+ Certified Technician. 

Digital Graphics – Students will gain experience and skills that can be utilized in careers that employ 3D graphics such as video games and movie effects as well as animation. Students will also use state-of-the-art graphics programs such as Maya and Coral Painter.

Electrical Trends – Students will receive training and skills required for employment such as electrical theory, residential and commercial wiring methods along with an introduction to the National Electrical Code. Students that complete this course will have taken the first step toward certification as a journeyman electrician.

Digital Fashion Illustration – Students will learn exciting techniques to create professional images for print and the web in the exciting world of graphic design and fashion illustration. Students will also gain experience with industry standard software such as Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign. This course is invaluable for students planning a career in advertising, animation or design.

Geographic Information Systems – Students that complete these courses will gain invaluable experience in geospatial technology. Students will receive the opportunity to work with Geographic Information Systems (GIS), raster-based GIS as well as spatial technology and remote sensing. This information can then be used in careers that analyze crime, population and demographics, urban planning, environmental issues, military strategy and much more.

Health Science – Students that take this group of courses will gain the knowledge and skills necessary for careers in nursing, hospitals, health clinics, dentist offices and veterinary offices. 

Manufacturing & Metal Trades – Students will gain knowledge and skills needed in frontline manufacturing. In addition, students will participate at a professional level using professional equipment as they learn the major welding and machining techniques.

Web Technology – Students will learn programming design, use of computer languages and social media as they prepare for a career in the world of internet technology. Students will gain knowledge and skills needed for jobs in web design, programming as well as desktop publishing.