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    This Landscaping course provides the basic knowledge and industry information needed to be successful in the field of landscape design and architecture. Focusing on three areas of professional practice; design, contracting, and management, traditional topics such as design, plant installation, and pricing, as well as topics not found in most other resources, such as interior landscaping, xeriscaping, water gardens, and safety are discussed. Successful landscapers and lawn care professionals reveal their secrets to success in this $20 billion industry. With all the homes, business parks, apartment complexes, shopping malls and hospitals that need landscaping, you can tailor your services and create your dream job.

    The availability of clean, renewable power is without question going to be the defining challenge and goal of the 21st century, and wind will lead the way. Wind power can realistically not only replace the lion’s share of oil, coal, and natural gas fired electrical plants in the U.S., but also can add enough extra power capacity to allow for most of the cars in the nation to run on electricity. This Wind Energy Technician program covers all aspects of installing and troubleshooting wind turbines, giving technicians the knowledge they need to handle even complex maintenance tasks. This program explains how wind turbine blades harvest wind energy, and how generators convert shaft turning energy into electricity.

    Thermal Systems

    Thermal systems are multipart assemblies of coupled components, showing a common structured behavior; for example a refrigerator is a combination of pipes, compressor, electric motor, heat exchangers, valves, insulation, casing, doors, lamp, etc., interacting to a common goal of cold production within. Thermal systems are found in many products, many of which can be found in industries such as manufacturing and industrial.

    Industrial industries use process control to achieve a production level of consistency, economy and safety which could not be achieved purely by manual control. With this advanced training program, we will discuss final control elements, safety, calibration, and testing procedures, and how control loops operate. Learners will explore how to work with controllers, transmit data, and the computers used in process control. Upon successful completion of this program, learners will understand the advanced areas in industrial process control and will be prepared to utilize this knowledge and skills in a vast network of industries.

    Industrial process control is used in many industries such as oil refining, pulp and paper manufacturing, chemical processing and power generating plants. The development of large industrial process control systems was vital in allowing the design of large high volume and complex processes, which could not be otherwise economically or safely operated. In this introduction program, learners will dive into industrial process control by exploring the different areas of process control measurement such as common methods for measuring volume, motion, force, temperature, fluid flow, and electricity, fluid flow, and temperature. This program discusses the function of basic devices for measuring and controlling different kinds of variables in process control.

    Mechanical Systems play a key role in many industries to provide the machines necessary for productivity and success. In this advanced training program, learners will gain knowledge in properties of metals including mechanical properties, troubleshooting and the importance of proper systems maintenance, and the different power transmission equipment. With this program, we will discuss different practices and principles vital to successfully working with mechanical systems such as machine shop practices and welding principles. Successfully completing this program will prepare learners to work in multiple career settings that utilize mechanical systems.

    Mechanical Systems manage power to perform a task that involves force and motion. With this introductory program, learners will discover the applications of force, motion, energy, and fluid mechanics to mechanical systems and discuss ways to reduce friction and wear on the systems. Understanding how machines work is a vital in understanding any working with any type of machinery. This program will provide the basic knowledge and skills in mechanical systems management including the hand tools used, safety and health practices, lubricants and lubrications, and industrial rigging principles and practices.

    Pneumatics and Hydraulics are applications of fluid power, pneumatics uses an easily compressible gas such as air or a suitable pure gas whereas hydraulics uses relatively incompressible liquid media such as oil. Hydraulic systems and pneumatic systems can be found in various everyday equipment from truck brakes to air engines to gasoline pumps and even your dishwasher. With the vast applications of pneumatics and hydraulics in multiple industries and occupations, this area of study is highly beneficial in the pursuit of many employment opportunities. With this program, learners will discover the basics of hydraulics and pneumatics as well as troubleshooting skills and techniques.

    Pipefitters are responsible for assembling and installing pipe systems, pipe supports, and hydraulic and pneumatic equipment. In this program you will explore the typical applications of various types of pumps, learn the factors that affect pump selection, discuss the piping and tubing systems used for fluid transport such as hydraulic fluids, steam, and refrigerant, and much more. This field extends into a wide range of industries from residential and non residential building construction to manufacturing plant maintenance. With an average salary range between $40,000-$60,000, this area of study will provide you with a rewarding, in demand career outlook.

    Working in the field of electrical systems will provide a rewarding career path with high salary compensation and extended room for growth. Electrical systems technicians work to install, maintain, and troubleshoot equipment and systems. Technicians can be found in many areas and occupations from working on a vehicles electronics to installing or testing new machinery in a manufacturing factory. With a high range salary in the $50,000-$60,000 annual wage this career offers stability and security and with a range of specialty tracks there is always room to expand. This advanced level training program will provide an in depth look at the high-level areas of electrical systems including equipment and controls, motors, programmable logic controllers, and energy conservation.

    Electrical systems technicians work under the supervision of engineers to design, build, repair, calibrate, and modify electrical machinery, components, and controls. Technicians work in a variety of areas including manufacturing, telecommunications, and transportation. This introduction to electrical systems program covers all entry level skills and knowledge including reading blueprints and schematics, safety and health, and the basics of electricity and electronics. In this program we will explore different circuits and discuss the instruments used for measuring electricity. As an introductory program you do not need any previous knowledge or experience with electrical systems to be successful.

    Mechatronic technicians utilize their skills and knowledge of engineering to maintain automated systems and problem solve technical issues. The work alongside mechatronic engineers to research, create, and implement improved automation systems and equipment to increase production. Technicians are needed in a variety of industries, including manufacturing, construction, agriculture and aerospace. In this level three, advanced level program we will explore troubleshooting techniques for multiple systems including hydraulic, pneumatic, and electrical as well as different maintenance areas. This program will provide training in advanced safety, calibration, and testing procedures along with knowledge in oxyfuel and arc welding operations.