Formation of the Whole Person

Harmel Academy of the Trades will combine timeless, proven methods of training and development with the latest technology and strategies to provide a comprehensive educational program that forms the entire person. Using the apprenticeship model, along with traditional college classes, graduates will enjoy the benefits of receiving not only job training, but life training as well.

Harmel Program Outline

Apprenticeship Model

Gain a Useful Work Experience

Harmel Academy of the Trades begins with two years on campus as a full-time student. Graduates then continue their education in the trades as an apprentice by working full-time at a sponsor company for 4 years. During this time, apprentices will continue to take their related technical instruction part-time at Harmel Academy.

Harmel Academy is seeking accreditation to grant an Associates degree at the end of the first two years, and a Bachelors degree and Journeyman’s Card at the end of the 4-year apprenticeship. Harmel Academy is not currently accredited.

Machine & Systems Technology

A Diverse Learning

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 · Robotics · Manual Machining · Electronics · Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) · Computer Aided Machining (CAM) · Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Machining · Electrical · Rigging · Welding · 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 · Robotics Technician · Welder · 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.

AMTEC Curriculum

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.

Harmel Program Outline