Formation of the Whole Person

Harmel Academy of the Trades combines timeless, proven methods of training and development with the latest technological strategies to provide a comprehensive educational program that forms the entire person. Graduates will enjoy the benefits of receiving not only job training, but life training as well.

Machine & Systems Technology

Diagnose, Repair, and Refurbish the Sophisticated Machinery of Today

The initial program of study offered by Harmel Academy is  Machine & Systems Technology.  This highly technical program offers a diverse educational experience that prepares students for employment in multiple high-demand occupations.  The program focuses on full-systems within a manufacturing, machine and facilities environment.  With a focus on critical thinking and team oriented problem solving on real-world problems, the students will learn about the following topics:

Hyraulics · Pneumatics · Manual Machining · Electronics · Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) · Computer Aided Machining (CAM) · Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Machining · Electrical · Rigging · Machine Repair · Troubleshooting · HVAC · Guarding & Sheet Metal · etc

By offering a program with such a wide variety of topics, graduates of the program will be highly qualified to begin a career in one of the following high-demand occupations:

Machine Repair, Maintenance & Troubleshooting · Electrician · Facility Maintenance · Die Maker · Mold Maker · CNC Machinist · CNC Programmer · Die or Mold Designer · Machine Designer · General Machinist · Fabricator · Production Technician · etc

Harmel Academy has chosen to pursue the integration of the Automotive Manufacturing Technical Education Collaborative (AMTEC) curriculum as the basis of the Technical Education experience. This is an industry recognized and validated curriculum.


Upcoming Programs

Ask Today About What’s Coming

Harmel exists to train the next generation of Catholic tradesmen. While we currently offer a Machine and Systems Technology Program and an Electrician Program, we are hard at work developing programming for HVAC, Master Carpentry, Automotive, Plumbing, and other high-demand skilled trades.

Catholic Teaching

The Foundation of Our Academics

The Catholic Church has long been teaching about the beauty and value of work and the dignity inherent in the activities to “subdue the Earth” as we are commanded to do.  Since Pope Leo XIII’s ground-breaking encyclical, Rerum Novarum, the Church has offered regular and relevant insights into how the faithful can navigate the challenges of the modern world.  The Church has been proposing tangible ways for people to grow in holiness through their work, while also striving for new innovations and technology.  

At Harmel Academy of the Trades, students will develop their understanding of Human Dignity, the Primacy of Jesus Christ over all things and how to achieve Peace at Work taking a deep look at how these elements effect four areas of life: The Self, The Other, The Family & The World.  This curriculum is brand new and has been customized specifically to the needs of the Tradesman.