Traditional Trades

Virtual Reality gives students the flexibility of taking classes when and where it is convenient, and increases knowledge retention by 30-40%.

Carpentry

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This competency-based Carpentry curriculum provides the students with a solid foundation in carpentry. Students will engage in virtual reality and interactive videos designed to teach students how to use basic measuring tools, hand tools, and machines commonly used in carpentry, to construct basic projects. Additionally, students will examine various wood construction materials and their properties. Throughout the course, students will learn components of site and personal safety, and how to interpret detailed drawings used for construction.

Upon completion of this course, the students will be better prepared for the following certification exams: HBI PACT Core, NCCER Carpentry Level 1, and NOCTI Carpentry

Our comprehensive curriculum includes the following modules:

Explain the purpose of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and workplace safety procedures.

Explain the safety rules for operating all hand and power tools.

Demonstrate the safe transportation, handling, and storing of all materials.

Demonstrate the inspection, use, and care of personal protective equipment.

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Learning the safety basics is critical, as construction sites can be hazardous. This competency-based Construction Safety curriculum is designed to provide students with the basic knowledge to function safely on and around a construction site. Students will become immersed in topics that include an introduction to OSHA, foundations of safety, job safety, safety regulations, equipment safety, and much more! The students will use interactive videos and virtual reality to identify job site hazards and act upon the proper resolutions to correct the hazards. 

Upon completion of this course, students will be better prepared to meet the standards of OSHA Regulations 1926.

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This competency-based Culinary Arts curriculum provides an overview of the basic culinary fundamentals and standard practices leading to a career pathway in Culinary Arts. In this course, students will learn culinary techniques, such as knife handling skills and the recognition, selection, and proper use of tools and equipment. An emphasis will be placed on identifying and preparing a variety of foods and recipes, as well as mastering conversions through the use of proper scaling and measurement techniques. Using virtual reality, students will prepare standard recipes while effectively managing time, accurately measuring ingredients, and appropriately using kitchen equipment. Food safety and sanitation techniques will align with industry-recognized certifications. 

Upon completion of this course, students will be better prepared for the following certification exams: ServSafe Manager, ServSafe Food Handler, and NOCTI Culinary Arts Prep Cook.

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This competency-based Culinary Arts 2 curriculum builds on the basic culinary fundamentals and standard practices that lead to a career in culinary arts. Students will expand their culinary knowledge by learning how to make desserts, appetizers, salads, seafood, soups, and sauces. They will also learn how to recognize, select, and properly use tools and equipment. An emphasis will be placed on identifying and preparing a variety of foods and recipes from different regional cuisines. Using virtual reality, students will prepare a variety of recipes while effectively managing time, accurately measuring ingredients, and appropriately using kitchen equipment. Food safety and sanitation techniques will align with industry-recognized certifications. 

Upon completing this course, students will be better prepared for the NOCTI Commercial Foods certification exam.

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This competency-based Electrical curriculum is designed to teach students the concepts of basic electricity and safety. Students will learn and apply the knowledge and skills necessary to install switches, receptacles, dimmers, switch boxes, and more! Through interactive videos and virtual reality, students will learn electrical circuits, transformers, conductors, resistors, and the tools used in the industry. 

Upon completion of this course, students will be better prepared for the NCCER Electrical Level 1 certification exam.

Electrical Helper Program (EHP)

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The EHP Program is our most comprehensive, first-of-its-kind virtual reality training program that offers point-of-view 3D Video, Full Simulation Training, and a Reference Library, all followed by Hands-On Learning.  Our VR curriculum offers 64 lessons with 140 VR simulations using digital tools. 

Our Reference Library curriculum is full of valuable resources emphasizing self-awareness, self-control, and emotional growth both on the job and in students’ personal lives. 

Our Hands-On curriculum standards ensure students can demonstrate proficiency in what they learned in the digital world by transferring that learning to the real world using real tools. 

Upon completion, students will earn a NOCTI VR Completion Certificate, a NOCTI Hands-On Competency Certificate, and be better prepared for the NCCER Electrical Level 1 certification exam.

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The Hospitality Management curriculum is an introduction to the areas of the service industry that are dedicated to people’s basic and leisure needs, such as travel, lodging, tourism, food and drink service, event planning, and theme parks. The themes of the lessons include an industry overview, transportation, accommodations, guest relations, marketing and sales, safety and security, legal and ethical responsibilities, finance, housekeeping, back-office functions, and front-office procedures. The goal is to develop technical skills at the occupational level and include materials that build factual and theoretical knowledge. 

Upon completion of this course, students will be better prepared for the NOCTI Hospitality Management – Lodging certification exam.

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The HVAC 1 curriculum is a competency-based course that provides the students with a solid foundation in HVAC. Students will engage in virtual reality and interactive videos designed to teach students the primary duties of an HVAC technician, including identifying parts, sequence of operations, troubleshooting, finances, and air conditioning. Additionally, students will examine basic electricity, heating, cooling, and fundamental copper and plastic piping practices. Students will learn worksite and personal safety components and basic mathematical operations throughout the course. 

Upon completion of this course, students will be better prepared for the following certification exams: NCCER HVAC Level 1, NOCTI HVACR Installation & Start-Up, and NOCTI HVACR Service & Repair.

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This competency-based HVAC 2 curriculum is preceded by HVAC I. This course builds on the student’s knowledge of electricity, heating, cooling, air distribution, equipment, and air quality. Using interactive videos and virtual reality, students will practice testing heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems, enabling the students to perform routine maintenance on these systems. 

Upon completion of this course, students will be better prepared for the following certification exams: NCCER HVAC Level 2, NOCTI HVACR Installation & Start-Up, and NOCTI HVACR Service & Repair. 

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This competency-based Plumbing curriculum introduces students to the foundational skills of the plumbing trade. Topics covered include general plumbing practices, drainage, traps, water systems, estimating, and storing materials used in the plumbing. Using interactive videos and virtual reality, students will practice interpreting construction drawings related to plumbing installation, joining pipes and fittings, installing fixtures, and plumbing service and repair. 

Upon completion of this course, students will be better prepared for the NOCTI Plumbing certification exam.

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This competency-based Welding curriculum is designed to provide students with knowledge of the basic manufacturing processes, properties of metals, and safe operating skills needed to demonstrate the use of equipment in oxyfuel, shielded metal arc welding (SMAW), and gas metal arc welding (GMAW). The students will use virtual reality to perform oxyfuel cuts, shielded metal arc welding (SMAW), gas metal arc welding (GMAW), and Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW). The students will perform welds using SMAW and GMAW to current industry standards. Welding symbols will be used to interpret detailed drawings used for fabrication. Upon completion of this course, students will be better prepared for the following certification exams: HBI PACT Core and NOCTI Welding.