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CONSTRUCTION PROGRAMS CARPENTRY / CABINETMAKING The Carpentry/Cabinetmaking program is based upon the National Center for Construction, Education and Research (NCCER) curriculum. The program is designed to provide the skills, knowledge and quality workmanship necessary to become a successful carpenter or cabinetmaker. Students gain hands-on experience in drafting blueprints, designing cabinetry products, framing, roofing and interior/ exterior finishing. Students apply those skills to construct project homes on the Beloit and Hays campuses. Upon successful completion of the 9-month program, students receive a Carpentry/Cabinetmaking Certificate. Career Opportunities: • Construction Project Manager • Cabinet Shop Designer/Craftsperson • Residential Framing Crew Member • General Contractor • Labor Foreperson/Lead Carpenter • Trim Carpenter Business Sponsors ELECTRICAL TECHNOLOGY The Electrical Technology program offers students the opportunity to gain technical knowledge and experience in both residential and commercial wiring and industrial electrical maintenance. Students are trained in electrical theory, blueprint reading, motors, motor controls, programmable logic controls (PLC) and the National Electrical Code. Students study the fundamentals of renewable energy sources and experience hands-on training in all facets of electrical technology. Upon successful completion of the 18-month program, students earn an Associate of Applied Science Degree and are eligible to sit for the state Journeyman Electrician’s License examination. Career Opportunities: • Journeyman Electrician • Plant Maintenance Technician • Master Electrician • Technical Support Electrician HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATION The Heavy Equipment Operation program incorporates the National Center for Construction, Education, and Research (NCCER) curriculum. NCCER certified instructors provide hands-on training using scrapers, motor graders, dozers, excavators, loaders and backhoes. Students check grade using GPS equipment and hand and laser levels. The program also includes theory training in rollers, asphalt and concrete paving equipment. Students may complete internships during their 9-month course of study and, upon successful completion of the program receive a Heavy Equipment Operation Certificate. Career Opportunities: • Field Survey Team Member • Department of Transportation Staff • Road and Highway Construction Crew Member • Soil Conservation Project Staff • General Construction Employee • Underground Utility Installer 26 | North Central Kansas Technical College

PLUMBING HEATING AND AIR CONDITIONING The Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning (PHAC) program prepares students for entry-level positions in the plumbing, heating and air conditioning industry. Students receive training in all aspects of PHAC systems and water pumps. Internship opportunities with local employers, provide valuable on-the-job training. Upon successful completion of the 9-month program, students receive a PHAC Certificate and have the opportunity to sit for the Journeyman license and industry competency examination. Career Opportunities: • HVAC Installer • Service Technician • Plumber • Journeyman Plumber • HVAC Mechanical Contractor WELDING The Welding program provides specialized training in welding safety, welding theory, mathematics, cost analysis, blueprint reading and pipe template development. Students learn a variety of welding techniques including SMAW, GMAW, FCAW and GTAW as well as oxy-fuel welding/ cutting and carbon arc and plasma cutting/gouging. Students become proficient in all national code and standard positions on mild steel, aluminum and stainless steel plate and pipe. Upon successful completion of the 9-month program, students receive a Welding Certificate and are eligible to sit for certification examinations in a wide variety of welding disciplines. Career Opportunities: • Structural Construction Welder • Pipe Welder • Pressure Vessel and Boiler Welder • Oil Field Maintenance and Repair Employee • Metal Fabricator Accreditation: NCK Tech's construction programs are aligned with the Kansas Board of Regents and are founded in curriculum provided by the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER). NCCER was developed with the support of more than 125 construction CEOs and various association and academic leaders who united to revolutionize training for the construction industry. Sharing the common goal of developing a safe and productive workforce, these companies created a standardized training and credentialing program for the industry. These portable credentials are tracked through NCCER’s Registry System allowing organizations and companies to track the qualifications of their employees and/or check the qualifications of possible new hires. | 27

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