Pathway for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math

Learn the skills required for an immediate career or seamless transfer into our School of STEM, where you’ll obtain the skills and training necessary to join today’s innovative workforce from data management to engineering.

Fiber Optics Technician Course; Specialist in Testing, Maintenance, and Splicing.

The Fiber Optic Technician certification is the primary FOA certification for fiber optic technicians. CFOTs have the broad knowledge, skills and abilities in fiber optics, which can be applied to many jobs in design, installation, operations, and applications using fiber optic communications. The program also includes assistance with resume writing, interview preparation and job placement.

The average salary for Telecommunication Technician is $73,500.

This program prepares the student to earn the following three-part industry certifications:

  • Certified Fiber Optic Technician – introduces you to industry standards governing FTTD (Fiber To The Desk), FTTH (Fiber To The Home, LAN/WAN fiber networks), essential fusion, and mechanical splicing.
  • Fiber Optics Specialist in Testing and Maintenance – provides a comprehensive understanding of ANSI/TIA/EIA-526-(7)A, OTDR fundamentals and uses, OTDR vs. Insertion Loss Testing, Return Loss Testing, and Attenuation testing using the Power Source and Light Meter.
  • Fiber Optics Specialist in Splicing – learn industry-specific standards of high-performance splicing.

Prerequisites: Ability to see and identify small items; ability to speak and read the English language.

Dates: April 18 – 24, 2022
Days: Monday – Sunday
Time: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Cost: $2,297

The Certified Wireless Technician (CWT) is an individual who can install Access Points (APs) based on a design document, configure the AP for initial operations and ensure connectivity. The individual can troubleshoot fundamental problems and assist users in person or through remote communications in problem resolution. The ability to configure a WLAN client for connectivity is paramount with understanding the configuration process for SSIDs, security settings, and other client adapter settings. This individual is not responsible for WLAN design, analysis, or security design; however, the CWT should gather information from a design specification document to properly configure an AP and troubleshoot individual connection issues.

This course prepares the student to earn certification as a Certified Wireless Technician (CWT). The objectives of the course are as follows:

  • Understand Fundamental Networking Concepts
  • Understand Basic RF Characteristics
  • Identify 802.11 WLAN Client Features and Capabilities
  • Identify WLAN AP Features and Capabilities
  • Configuration of 802.11 Security Parameters
  • Troubleshooting Common WLAN Connection Issues

Prerequisites: Ability to see and identify small items; ability to speak and read the English language.

Dates: February 14 – March 13, 2022; March 21 – April 17, 2022; April 25 – May 22, 2022
Days: Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Time: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Cost: $520

The Certified Wireless Specialist understands the capabilities of wireless LAN (WLAN) solutions, including APs, controllers, WLAN management solutions, and 802.11 networks. The individual can assist in selecting the best equipment for deployment, and communicate well with those who are responsible for such decisions. The individual is not responsible for the configuration and management of the WLAN but must have the ability to gather information to determine requirements and match technologies to those requirements for deployment. A CWS can speak and understand the language of Wi-Fi.

The average salary for a Wireless Specialist is $62,400.

This course prepares the student to take the Certified Wireless Specialist CWS-100 exam. The objectives of the course are as follows:

  • Understand Basic RF Hardware and Functions
  • Identify 802.11 Features and Functions
  • Identify Wireless LAN Hardware and Software
  • Understand Organizational Goals concerning Wireless Deployments

Dates: February 14 – March 13, 2022; March 21 – April 17, 2022; April 25 – May 22, 2022
Days: Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Time: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Cost: $520

Drones provide safe, efficient inspections and data collection for businesses across the industry. Interested in getting your FAA Remote Pilot Certificate for small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (also known as Drones)? This course will prepare you for the FAA Part 107 aeronautical knowledge test, a necessary step in obtaining a license to fly your drone commercially in the United States. You will explore federal aviation regulations, aviation weather services, weather effects, loading and performance, radio communications, airport operations, aeronautical decision-making, and maintenance and inspections. Learn how to complement your existing profession in construction, energy, videography, cinematography, geographic information, photography, home inspection, lineman, and more. This program prepares the student to pass the FAA Part 107 certification exam.

Prerequisites:

  • Be at least 16 years old
  • Be able to read, speak, write, and understand English
  • Be in a physical and mental condition to safely fly a drone

Dates: January 24 – 29, 2022; March 7 – 12, 2022; May 2 – 7, 2022
Days: Monday – Saturday
Time: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Cost: $1,197

The US Department of Labor has deemed mechatronics an emerging growth area for new jobs. Mechatronics is a branch of engineering that focuses on the engineering and maintenance of both electrical and mechanical systems. It includes a combination of robotics, telecommunications systems, control, and product engineering. A Certificate of Completion in Mechatronics prepares students for careers in Advanced Manufacturing, Industrial Machinery, as a Mechatronics Technician, Maintenance Technician, or Electrical and Commercial Equipment Technician. The program also includes assistance with resume writing, interview preparation, and job placement.

The average salary for Mechatronics Technician is $64,900.

Dates: February 14 – August 29, 2022
Days: Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Time: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Cost: $5,000

This program is designed to prepare the student for a career utilizing in-depth knowledge of web languages and problem-solving skills to create, support, and maintain modern Javascript web applications. Students will learn the cornerstones of web development, focusing on HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript. In addition, participants will learn how to design and create responsive and interactive frontend websites, and gain a solid foundation in computer programming using JavaScript. The Javascript Web Developer graduate will be qualified for entry-level employment in various roles including junior web developer, junior javascript developer, web designer, and website administrator. By the end of the program, students will be prepared to successfully pass the nationally recognized CIW Javascript Specialist exam. The program also includes assistance with resume writing, interview preparation, and job placement.

The average salary for Web and App Professionals is $84,100.

This program prepares the student to earn the following industry certifications: CIW: Advanced HTML5 and CSS3 Specialist 1D0-720 & CIW Javascript Specialist 1D0-735.

Dates: February 14 – August 29, 2022
Days: Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Time: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Cost: $4,500