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Apprenticeship Training

 

The Mercer County Technical School District offers Federal and State approved apprenticeship training programs. Some programs may satisfy Veterans Education requirements. An apprentice must take a minimum of 144 hours of job related schooling per year of apprenticeship. Students must successfully complete all units of a program (usually 16 units) in order to qualify for program completion.

All apprenticeship courses are designed to aid apprentices both in theory and some  practical experience. Emphasis will be placed on those areas not covered in the daily job requirements.

Apprenticeship can be accomplished by having your employer contact the Federal Department of Labor. M.C.T.E.S. conducts the related instruction portion of apprenticeship training and in no manner securing employment relative to apprentices. Certificates are issued upon successful completion of a program. Additional apprenticeship programs can be instituted by request from local industry if feasible.

 

The following is a complete breakdown of course descriptions and related instruction courses for the apprenticeship program as administered by the Mercer County Technical Adult Evening School. Each block of instruction consists of 39 hours and is broken into thirteen 3-hour class sessions.

 

Instrumentation Technician Apprenticeship Program

2-Year Program/144 Hours per year

This program prepares students to devise, select, set-up, and operate instrumentation and related electromechanical or electrohydraulic apparatus used for operational and environmental testing of mechanical, structural, or electrical equipment, and translates test data for engineering personnel to formulate engineering design and evaluation decisions.

 

Related Instruction Courses consist of the following:

• Technical Math I and II

• Technical Reporting

• Industrial Organization and Management

• Analytic Geometry

• Physics I, II, and III

• Technical Drawing I and II

• Calculus I and II

• Electricity I and II

• Electrical Circuits I and II

• General Chemistry

• Applied Mechanics

• Strength of Materials

• Electronics I and II

• Mechanisms

• Control Mechanisms and Systems

• Wave Analysis and Pulse Techniques

 


Quality Control Inspector Apprenticeship Program

3-Year Program/144 Hours per year

This program prepares students to inspect completed hand tools and parts in process, using statistical sampling techniques and following printed procedures, to evaluate quality of products.

 

Related Instruction Courses consist of the following:

Safety

• Fundamentals

• Trade Safety

• OSHA Regulations

• First Aid (10 hours minimum per year)

 

Blueprint Reading and Drawing

• Fundamentals of Reading and Drawing

• Elementary Machine Reading and Drawing

 

Mathematics

• Fundamentals

• Trade Application

• Elementary Trade Application

• Advanced Trade Application

• Precision Measurement

• Handbook, Tables, etc.

• Estimating

 

Trade Theory and Science

• Tools, Machines and Equipment

• Maintenance and Operation

• Terminology and Materials

• Job Methods

• Layout and Production Methods

• Metallurgy


Precision Inspector Apprenticeship Program

2-Year Program/144 Hours per year

This program prepares students to conduct dimensional inspection of components and assemblies to verify conformance to blueprint specification or industry standards, using micrometers, calipers, height gauges, surface plate, coordinate measuring machine, gauge blocks, pins gauges, thread gauges, optical comparator and indicators.

 

Related Instruction Courses consist of the following:

• Beginning Algebra

• Math for Manufacturing

• Measurements & Inspection

• College Algebra & Trigonometry

• Physics/Physics Lab

• Print Reading & Sketches

• Engineering Drawing

• Detail Drafting

• Fixture Design

• Geom. Dimensions & Tolerances

• SPC I

• SPC II

• Machining I

• Jig Design

• Introduction to PC

• Autocad I

• Advanced Machine Reading and Drawing


Carpentry Apprenticeship

4-Year Program/144 Hours per year

This program includes sixteen 39-hour units, two nights per week. This is a theory-structured program with hands-on application and is intended to complement the student’s on-the-job training. This program includes construction safety, basic industrial

math, blueprint reading, hand and power tool use, materials, ladders, and scaffolding, foundations, concrete and stairs, decking and siding, floor, wall and roof framing, roof materials, exterior finishes, and interior finishes and trim. CPR course required through private arrangement for an additional fee. Extra fee required for Lab units.

Location: Assunpink Center

Years 1, 2, 3, 4 Monday & Wednesday 6:30p.m. to 9:30p.m.


Electrical Apprenticeship

4-Year Program/144 Hours per year

This program includes sixteen 39-hour units, two nights per week. AC & DC textbook required. This is a theory-structured program intended to complement the student’s on-the-job training. The program includes basic math, identification of tools used in the trade, basic rigging, basic and advanced electrical theory, blueprint reading, fasteners, conduits, grounding, circuit breakers and fuses, residential, commercial and industrial wiring, electrical motor controls, load and motor calculations, fire alarm systems and HVAC controls. Students will also study the National Electric Code and related materials in preparation for successful completion of the State License Exam. Second year students will be required to take an additional CPR course (through private arrangement) for an additional fee.

Location: Assunpink Center

Years 1, 2, 3 Tuesday & Thursday 6:30p.m. to 9:30p.m.

Year 4 Monday & Wednesday 6:30p.m. to 9:30p.m.


Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning (HVAC) Apprenticeship

4-Year Program/144 Hours per year

This program includes sixteen 39-hour units, two nights per week. This is a theory-structured program with hands-on application and is intended to complement the student’s on-the-job training. This program includes basic safety, rigging, trade mathematics, blueprint reading, basic electricity, introduction to cooling and heating, installation practices, refrigeration and air conditioning, air movements, maintenance skills, compressors and heat pumps, hydronic systems, light and heavy commercial, sheet metal, service and troubleshooting of systems. This program will also study refrigerant transition and recovery and students will sit for the accompanying test. Includes focus on codes necessary for the successful completion of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) 608 Universal Certification exam. Extra fee required for lab units.

Location: Assunpink Center

Years 1, 2 Monday & Wednesday 6:30p.m. to 9:30p.m.

Years 3, 4 Tuesday & Thursday 6:30p.m. to 9:30p.m.


Industrial Maintenance Mechanic Apprenticeship

4-Year Program/144 Hours per year

This program includes sixteen 39-hour units, two nights per week. This program is intended to provide area manufacturers with the training resources needed to prepare or upgrade production maintenance personnel with the electromechanical skills and knowledge required for in-plant application. This is a theory-structured program without hands-on application in the first year of the program. There will be a hands-on application in years 2, 3, and 4. This program includes basic safety, basic and advanced math, blueprint reading, industrial wiring, electromechanical processes, principles of process piping, mechanical processes, welding theory I and II, flat and horizontal welding, vertical welding lab, pneumatics I and II, basic lathe operations (hands-on), and cutting and milling (hands-on).

Location: Assunpink Center

Years 1, 2, 3, 4 Days TBA 6:30p.m. to 9:30p.m.


Machinist Apprenticeship

4-Year Program/144 Hours per year

This program includes sixteen 39-hour units, two nights per week. This is a theory structured program without hands-on application in the first year of the program. There will be a hands-on application in years 2, 3, and 4. The program is intended to complement the student’s on-the-job training. This program includes basic safety, basic and advanced math, blueprint reading, basic lathe operations I and II (hands on), cutting and milling I and II (hands-on), measuring and metrology, drill press and bench work, milling and grinding, lathe and tooling, metallurgy, manufacturing processes, and AUTO CAD I and II.

Location: Assunpink Center

Years 1, 2, 3, 4 Tuesday & Thursday 6:30p.m. to 9:30p.m.


Plumbing Apprenticeship

4-Year Program/144 Hours per year

This program includes sixteen 39-hour units, two nights per week. This is a theory structured program without hands-on application and is intended to complement the student’s on-the-job training. This program includes some use of tools, plumbing math, blueprint reading, basic rigging, water heaters, drainage systems, waste systems, ventilation systems, heating systems and pumping systems. Also included are first aid and CPR trainings (through private arrangement) for an additional fee. There will be a focus and discussion on the various codes related to the course content to prepare students for successful completion of the State Master Plumber exam.

Location: Assunpink Center

Years 1 and 4 Tuesday & Thursday 6:30p.m. to 9:30p.m.

Years 2 and 3 Monday & Wednesday 6:30p.m. to 9:30p.m.

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HIB Contacts

To report an incident of Harrassment, Intimidation and Bullying (HIB), please contact a specialist below.

District Anti-Bullying Coordinator

Anne Benoit

ABenoit@mcts.edu or 609-586-5144, Ext. 2146

 

Back-Up Coordinator

David Lugo

DLugo@mcts.edu or 609-737-9785, Ext. 4012

 

District Specialist

Dana HiceDePugh

DHicedepugh@mcts.edu or 609-570-3400

 

Adult Evening School Specialist

Mary Smith-Jones

MSmith-Jones@mcts.edu or 609-586-5146

 

Assunpink Center Specialist

Megan Ferdetta

MFerdetta@mcts.edu or 609-586-5144, Ext. 2140

 

Health Careers Center Specialist

Sharon Nemeth

SNemeth@mcts.edu or 609-586-5144

Kelly Pike

KPike@mcts.edu or 609-587-7640

 

STEM Academy/Career Prep Specialist

Marcie Tandy

MTandy@mcts.edu or 609-570-3406

 

Sypek Center Specialist

Lance Simek

LSimek@mcts.edu or 609-737-9785, Ext. 4140

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