Division of Applied Technology
The Applied Technology program provides students with innovative degree programs that will provide students with the ability to advance in the field of their choice. Employers in today's job market are seeking qualified candidates who have up-to-date computer skills and the ability to keep pace with evolving technologies. Demand for skilled employees remains strong and growing on a daily basis.
Degrees and Certificates
Due to the increased mechanization and use of technology, the need for physical strength is no longer a requirement in most jobs, but rather skills and knowledge in industrial technology, operating specialized machinery, and understanding the systems and processes involved in the production of goods. American manufacturers are becoming increasingly dependent upon the use of high-tech equipment that involves multiple, integrated systems. Jobs in manufacturing usually involve planning, managing, and performing the processing of materials into intermediate or final products. It is critical that these companies be able to recruit and employ individuals who know how to operate, troubleshoot, and maintain this high-tech equipment.
Seeing eye to eye with creativity is definitely a challenge for anyone. However, the graphic communications industry is making a big splash in the job market. What is graphic communications? Breaking it down into its simplest form, "graphic" means anything in a visual form, and "communications" means the exchange of information. Hence, graphic communications is the visual exchange of information. Graphic communications is all of the processes involved in getting the image produced in some kind of visual form. People need and want to be in the know instantly.
Graphic Communications plays a vital part in how people see, think and draw conclusions from what they have seen. It has become the lifeblood of our technological society because of its role in influencing the population all over the world through printed literature. Graphic design ensures that the printed image conveys the message that was intended. The graphic artist takes the idea and presents it in an appropriate format for the appropriate audience. Therefore, the graphics industry is constantly growing and is the most creative and fastest method of communication driving the industry of our future.
The PCCUA Construction Technology degree prepares students to apply technical knowledge and skills for construction work such as building, inspecting, and maintaining of structures, roads, metal frames, and other construction jobs. The PCCUA program has specialized tracks in general construction, commercial HVAC, and welding, although operation of construction equipment will also be part of the instruction.
Welding is the process of joining metals by melting the parts and then using a filler to form a joint. Welding can be done using different energy sources, from a gas flame or electric arc to a laser or ultrasound. Welding is one of the most sought after trades today. Put your skills to work and earn strong competitive salaries. As long as there are advancements in metal products and metal infrastructures, there will be a place for welders.
This program offers students classroom instruction combined with hands-on training that prepares them for the state licensing examination and ready to enter the competitive cosmetology industry.
The CDL program prepares and trains new drivers with the skills and knowledge needed to pass the State skills test and obtain a Class "A" CDL.
The HVAC program is designed to prepare students to work with HVAC Systems. The program includes industrial electricity, industrial safety and sanitation, basic blueprint reading, and the basic laws of thermodynamics and thermodynamic cycles. Concepts of heat transfer and applications of heating, ventilating, and air conditioning.