Trade Curriculum

Trade Curriculum
Trade Curriculum2019-09-23T23:09:56+00:00

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:

Hydraulics · Pneumatics · Robotics · Manual Machining · Electronics · Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) · Computer Aided Machining (CAM) · Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Machining · Electrical · Rigging · Welding · Machine Repair · Troubleshooting · 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

Apprenticeship Model

Gain a Useful Work Experience

Harmel Academy of the Trades begins with two years living on campus. Students will work part-time as a paid registered apprentice throughout the week at a collaborating employer, while also taking trade and humanities classes on-campus. After two years, graduates then continue their education in the trades as an apprentice by working full-time at a collaborating company. Upon completion of 8,000 hours of shop experience and the required related technical instruction from Harmel Academy, students receive their Journeyworker’s Card.

Harmel Academy will be seeking accreditation through the ACCSC to grant an Associates degree. Harmel Academy is not currently accredited.