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Specialty Training

Trades and technical professions require specialized training, and Professional and Corporate Education is there to help.

We team up with companies, trade unions, nursing associations, and the public and government sectors to develop training resources to increase skills and work competencies as well as raise the educational level of the workforce.

The following are our current offerings:

CE247 Electrical Wiring

This 32-hour hands-on course offers participants a general introduction to electrical systems in home and business environments.  Building on a foundation of electrical and mathematical principals, the course provides students with comprehensive information about standards of electrical measurement, functions of circuitry and use of electrical connections.  Instructors will focus upon problem solving in an electrical/electronic environment, and provide insight into the terminology and symbols associated with meter displays and printreading.  Students will learn how to use the tools of the trade to connect wiring to fuse boxes, power sources, and electronic devices.  At the conclusion of the course, students will be able to demonstrate their new electrical installation skills, be able to wire switch and light circuits, be able to evaluate electrical systems and make repairs, and insure proper wire connectivity.

Hours:  32
(Tu, Th) 10/28, 10/30, 11/4, 11/6, 11/11, 11/13, 11/18, 11/20
6  – 10 pm
Tuition:  $3,155

CE244: Defensive Driving for Today’s Driver – Part I

Trucks tailgating you.  Sports cars swerving in and out of traffic.  Unforeseen road blockages causing you to stop short and skid.  Sound familiar?  It should if you drive an automobile.  With so many moving vehicles on the road, merely hopping in the car to run an errand can be a stress-filled activity.  Leisurely driving on crowded roads is a thing of the past.  So if you need to hone your own skills to drive carefully and defensively, this course is certainly for you.  By taking an initial on-line course, you will learn the fundamentals about defensive driving and basic safety practices.  Then, seated behind the wheel of a car, you will ride side-by-side with expert drivers and learn to modify your reaction speed, amplify your concentration ability on the road ahead, and increase the effectiveness of your braking skills and maneuverability around road obstacles.

Hours:  18
(Su) 10/26, 11/2
8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Tuition:  $2,655

CE245: Defensive Driving for Today’s Driver – Part II

With the initial focus on understanding defensive driving skills under your belt as covered in Part I, this course will take the skills that you have developed to the next level.  With the assistance of seasoned expert drivers, you will apply your knowledge and skills to driving through environmental hazards.  Learn to avoid hydroplaning while maintaining car control.  Discover the means by which to best drive through dense fog, rain and snow.  Gain insight in how to recover from a skid caused by black ice or fluid spills.  Once you have completed this second course in the series, your comfort level as a defensive driver will have increased dramatically.

Hours:  18
(Su) 10/26, 11/2
8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Tuition:  $2,655

CE201: Essentials of Computer Networking

This course is designed for those interested in learning the basics of computer networking. By the end of the course, students will know how to install, operate, maintain, troubleshoot, and control access to networks. Participants will work with our expert instructors to create a network floor plan and standard operating system, install LAN wiring components, configure TCP/IP communication protocols for a wired connection, install wireless networking components, and identify common security threats and mitigation techniques.  Working with different devices in a variety of lab demonstrations will help give students the required hands-on experience to be proficient in the networking field on a professional level.

Hours: 32
(M, W) 4/30, 5/5, 5/7, 5/12, 5/14, 5/19, 5/21, 5/28
6-10 p.m.
Tuition $ 2,650

CE241: CISCO Networking and Bootcamp

Learn the fundamentals of CISCO networking from a certified professional.  Using a mix of hands-on learning, lectures, and virtual labs, students will complete assignments working with switches, routers, and other hardware and software.  Topics covered in this course include protocols for LAN and WAN networks, general theory, foundation and advanced networking topics, and more. Students will learn to troubleshoot, install, configure, monitor, and manage wireless applications during the hands on portion.  This is a great course for anyone who is looking to break into the CISCO networking industry.

Hours: 32
(M, W) 6/9, 6/11, 6/16, 6/18, 6/23, 6/25, 6/30, 7/2
6-10 p.m.
Tuition $ 2,650

CE242: CISCO Networking Part II

In this hands-on follow-up class to Cisco Networking, students will learn the skills to work with advanced features of Cisco systems.   Working with our expert instructor, students will learn about Enhanced Interior Gateway Routing Protocol (EIGRP)  and Open Shortest Path First (OSPF), Layer 2 Switching and Spanning Tree Protocol (STP), Virtual LANs (VLANs),  Security, Network Address Translation (NAT), Wireless Technologies, Internet Protocol Version 6, and using Cisco technologies in Wide Area Networks.  Students must take CISCO Networking and Bootcamp as a prerequisite to this course.

Hours:  32
(M, W) 7/7, 7/9, 7/14, 7/16, 7/21, 7/23, 7/28, 7/30
6-10 p.m.
Tuition $ 2,650

CE243: CISCO Networking – Campus Network Design

This course will enable you to apply your networking skills to the complex area of network, switching and IP version 4 routing design. Design an IP addressing plan and select protocols.  Develop skills in network security design, wireless LAN design, Quality of Service design, voice transport design, content networking design and network management design.  In addition, you will focus on IP multicasting, storage networking and IP version 6.  After completing this hands-on course, you will be well-versed in the process of design and will be able to effectively manage switched and routed networks.  It is strongly recommended that you complete both the introductory and advanced Cisco networking courses as prerequisites.

Hours: 32
(M, W) 8/6, 8/11, 8/13, 8/18, 8/20, 8/25, 8/27
5:30 – 10 p.m.
Tuition: $2,650

CE204: Welding and Iron Works

Through practice and theory, you will be introduced into the field of MIG welding. This three-day course will offer you the ability to learn the proper safety etiquette, perform machine maintenance, operate different machinery, and learn the different principals used to be able to successfully weld. After safety demonstrations, you will receive training by master welders where you will be given step by step demonstrations. Following this, you will practice what you learned with their help and guidance. Because you will be operating heavy machinery, proper attire is required. Students must wear steel capped safety shoes, along with full length cotton shirt/pants. Loose fabrics should be avoided, and glasses should be worn instead of contact lenses.

Hours:  24
(M, Tu) 4/21, 4/22, 4/28, 4/29, 5/5, 5/6, 5/12, 5/13
6-9 p.m.
Tuition $ 2,625

CE205: Metal Fabrication

With the completion of both “Welding and Iron Works” and “Advanced Welding and Iron Works,” it’s time to take your newly developed skills and apply them to metal fabrication.  Our master welder with provide you with the knowledge and hands-on practice to design and create structures through the process of cutting and bending metal to specific shapes and sizes.  You will work on a project that will help you construct individual components of a large structure and by class end, take each of the components and join them to fabricate a finished product.  You will study the properties of metals, and learn about additional safety procedures to prepare you for this advanced level work.  As with the previous courses, students are required to wear steel capped safety shoes, a full length cotton shirt and long pants. Loose fabrics should be avoided, and glasses should be worn instead of contact lenses.

Hours:  24
(M, W) 6/9, 6/11, 6/16, 6/18, 6/23, 6/25
6-10 p.m.
Tuition $ 2,625

CE206: Advanced Welding and Iron Works

Now that you have mastered the fundamentals of MIG Welding, or have experience in MIG welding, this follow-up three-day class follows the same methodology of practice and theory to introduce you to the next level of welding technology.  From master welders you will learn more advanced techniques of MIG welding and begin to explore the process of TIG (tungsten inert gas) welding as well as the use of Metal Arc welding machines, and techniques of oxy-acetylene burning and welding.  Safety procedures will be examined in detail and students will learn how to operate welding equipment while assuming various physical positions to weld in awkward locations.  Students are required to wear safety equipment including steel safety shoes with a full length cotton shirt and pants.  Loose fabrics should be avoided, and glasses should be worn instead of contact lenses.

Hours:  24
(M, W) 6/23, 6/25, 6/30, 7/2, 7/9, 7/14
6-10 p.m.
Tuition $ 2,625

CE210: Introduction to Forklift Operation

This course will provide you with the skills and knowledge you need to operate a forklift and related aerial lifting equipment.   Begin with a comprehensive session reviewing the safety features required for machine operation, then sit behind the wheel to learn to drive the equipment and maneuver the lifting equipment.   You will learn to operate industrial forklifts, scissor/aerial lifts, and rough terrain equipment.  You will practice loading and unloading materials, transporting materials from place to place, and driving vehicles through different environments. The US Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires individuals to be certified in operating forklift trucks and aerial lifts in order to work on a construction site.  This course, taught by a qualified trainer, will provide you with the opportunity to obtain OSHA certification cards.

Hours:  24
(Su) 3/9, 3/16, 3/23
8 a.m.- 4 p.m.
Tuition:  $2,625

CE211: Maintaining and Repairing Today’s High Performance Vehicles

This class prepares students to repair and maintain high performance vehicles under the guidance of our expert instructors.  In a professional hands-on environment, students will learn the ins and outs of internal combustion engines, electrical systems, and fuel systems.  Students will become familiar with maintaining cooling systems, repairing drive trains, fixing steering mechanisms and changing fluids.  Also covered will be repairing and maintaining:  hydraulic braking systems; vehicle frames, suspension, wheels and tires; and exhaust systems.  Troubleshooting techniques will be shared and practiced.  When students finish the course, they will be able to maintain and repair most of today’s popular high performance engines and supporting systems.

Hours:  24
(Tu, Th) 3/20, 3/25, 3/27, 4/1, 3/3, 4/8
6–10 p.m.
Tuition $ 2,625

CE212: Maintaining and Repairing High Performance Vehicles – Part II

This class prepares students to troubleshoot, repair and maintain complex electrical and electronic systems found into today’s high performance vehicles.  Students will work closely with a skilled instructor to learn everything from reading and electronic schematics to installing new equipment.  Through a combination of lecture and hands-on practice, students will learn principles of electronic theory, the correct operation of testing equipment, and the manner in which battery power integrates with internal systems such as those for fuel injection, ignition and lights.  When students complete the course, they will be able to troubleshoot system failures and perform necessary repairs, plus diagnose whether or not new parts are required to replace non-working components.

Hours:  24
(Tu, Th) 4/10, 4/15, 4/17, 4/22, 4/24, 4/29
6–10 p.m.
Tuition:  $2,625

CE213: Maintaining and Repairing High Performance Vehicles – Part III

This class raises students’ skills to a new plateau by providing them the opportunity to take a high performance vehicle apart then put it back together again so it operates in perfect working condition.  Through the disassembly process, students will learn the correct method and order in which to deconstruct the machinery, plus the practices for meticulously cleaning and lubricating parts.  Every aspect of the vehicle will be disassembled from the engine to the exhaust system to the transmission and brake systems.  When the course is completed, students will have a thorough appreciation for the complexities of today’s high performance vehicles and have gained the skills to repair them at the highest level of proficiency.

Hours: 24
(Tu, Th) 5/1, 5/6, 5/8, 5/13, 5/15, 5/20
6–10 p.m.
Tuition:  $2,625

CE214: Introduction to Backhoe and Excavators

This course will provide you with the skills you need to get a job working with heavy machinery.  Learn how to use backhoes (for digging, loading sand or dirt into trucks, and clearing rubble from the ground) and excavators (to create landscape grading, heavy lifting, and digging), two pieces of equipment that are widely used in today’s industry.  This course takes place on a construction site, where you will receive hands-on training from professionals that currently work in the field.  Over three days, you will also cover safety, proper use of controls, inspection, troubleshooting, and maintenance. You will learn all you need to know about the trade, including the insider information you need to make good career choices.  Proper clothing is required, including: long sleeved shirts, long pants, and steeled toed work shoes.

Hours: 24
(Su) 3/30, 4/6, 4/27
8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Tuition: $2,625

CE215: Advanced Backhoe and Payloader

This advanced course will enable you to further develop hands-on skills working with heavy machinery including backhoes and payloaders.  Gain additional time operating the machinery placing, moving, lifting and stacking a variety of different materials of all shapes, sizes and weights.  You will learn methods for loading these materials into different types of vehicles.  In addition, you will develop skills in planning and executing earth moving procedures while gaining a comprehensive understanding of grade reading.  A safety review will be presented prior to any equipment operation.  This course is open to students that have completed the introductory course in backhoe and excavators.  Proper clothing is required, including:  long sleeved shirts, long pants, and steel-toed work shoes.

Hours:  24
(Su) 5/4, 5/11, 5/18
8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Tuition: $2,625

CE216: CDL A/B Combination Class

This course is for those interested in obtaining a CDL A and/or B license. Students will first learn in an online environment that provides a well-rounded introduction to the material then sit behind the wheel for a practical learning experience. After the online component is completed, students will have learned what they need to know to pass the state permit exam administered at the local Department of Motor Vehicles. Once they obtain their permits, students will be eligible to begin their road training. The opportunity to train with our professional instructors on a tractor trailer, bus, and/or box truck is invaluable and will give students real-world experience. As soon as training goals are met, students will be given two chances to take the road test and receive their license(s).

Requirements for Participants:

(F) 3/28/14 – 6/22/14
(F) 4/4/14 – 7/4/14
(F) 4/25/14 – 7/25/14
8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Tuition: $5,800

CE217: Fundamental Skills of Plumbing

In this course, students will learn the basic procedures for installing, troubleshooting, and repairing pipes and fixtures in a home or business.   Students will actively participate in a hands-on session, working under the direction of a skilled trades professional.  Following an introduction to basic plumbing code and on-the-job safety procedures, students will operate tools to cut and connect pipe throughout a structure including the kitchen and the bathroom.  They will work with a variety of cast iron pipe and fittings as well as plastic and copper pipe, and learn to properly join pipe based on function.  Time will be devoted to the role of vents and drains in a properly plumbed building.  At the conclusion of the course, participants will be able to effectively perform most routine plumbing tasks.

Hours:  32
(M, W) 2/3, 2/5, 2/12, 2/19, 2/24, 2/26, 3/3, 3/5
6–10 p.m.
Location: Courtyard Philadelphia Montgomeryville, 544 Dekalb Pike, North Wales, PA 19454
Tuition:  $2,650

CE218: A+ Essentials Part I

This two-part course will prepare you for an entry level position in the rapidly growing field of information technology.  With the help of expert instructors, Part I will provide you with a foundation in computers.  In the hands-on environment of our computer labs, you will learn various troubleshooting methods, the utilization of Windows interface tools, configuration of BIOS, how to monitor memory usage, how to examine bus settings, identify various types of expansion cards, attach a peripheral device, and more.  By the end of this course, you will have a basic understanding of what it takes to be an information technology professional and be fully prepared to take A+ Essentials Part II.

Hours: 32
(M, W) 3/3, 3/5, 3/10, 3/12, 3/19, 3/24, 3/26, 3/31
6–10 p.m.
Tuition:  $2,650

CE219: A+ Essentials Part II

This two-part course will prepare you for an entry level position in the rapidly growing field of information technology.  With the help of expert instructors, Part I will provide you with a foundation in computers.  In the hands-on environment of our computer labs, you will learn various troubleshooting methods, the utilization of Windows interface tools, configuration of BIOS, how to monitor memory usage, how to examine bus settings, identify various types of expansion cards, attach a peripheral device, and more.  By the end of this course, you will have a basic understanding of what it takes to be an information technology professional and be fully prepared to take A+ Essentials Part II.

Hours: 32
(M, W) 3/3, 3/5, 3/10, 3/12, 3/19, 3/24, 3/26, 3/31
6–10 p.m.
Tuition:  $2,650

CE222: Building the Kitchen – Part I

This series of courses takes you through a step-by-step process to use your construction skills in a practical manner by building a complete kitchen.  After each session, you will increase your competency in either remodeling an existing kitchen, or building a new facility from the ground up.  Although you may have developed skills previously, these courses will help you apply your talent to a real-world scenario. Beginning with your carpenter’s tools, you will be able to create the basic framework of the room after determining what appliances and accessories are required then measuring accordingly.  Before construction, you will have determined the exact locations for the:  kitchen sink; stove; refrigerator; dishwasher; cabinets; and heating/cooling ducts.  You will then construct the room according to your design.  In addition, you will lay flooring and construct a ceiling leaving room for desired lighting features and other ornamental features.  You will also design and build a doorway and window so as to not interfere with the placement of working appliances.

Hours:  32
(Su) 3/23, 3/30, 4/6, 4/27
8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Tuition:  $2,650

CE223: Building the Kitchen – Part II

Once the room has been built, you will learn to wire the kitchen safely.  Often kitchens are wired inappropriately in which the required circuitry is less than what is needed to run appliances.   In this section, you will determine the power requirements and number of lines to run appliances such as refrigerators, dishwashers, microwave ovens, stoves and air conditioners.  You will design lighting schemes to best illuminate different sections of the kitchen and install switches and outlets at appropriate locations.  Most importantly, you will run electrical wiring from the power source to the kitchen and attach the cable to the newly constructed frame.  When completed you will be able to sheet rock the ceiling and install lighting fixtures.

Hours:  32
(Su) 5/4, 5/18, 6/1, 6/8
8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Tuition:  $2,650

CE224: Building the Kitchen – Part III

With the electrical wiring in place, you will now be able to install the correct plumbing including cold and hot water pipes for sink and dishwasher.  Pipes and drains will be installed through the floor and attached to the frame.  You will learn to install the kitchen sink plus other appliances that require plumbing including a dishwasher and refrigerator icemaker.  Once the plumbing system is operational, you will be able to complete the wall construction, create a backsplash behind the sink and lay a suitable floor.  Following this series of courses, you will be fully prepared to remodel a kitchen or build a new one from scratch.

Hours:  32
(Su) 6/22, 6/29, 7/13, 7/20
8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Tuition:  $2,650

CE225: Introduction to Security System Installation and Maintenance

In this course, participants will develop an understanding of electronic security systems while learning methods of proper installation.  Through lecture, hands-on instruction and practice sessions, participants will work with the equipment and specialized tools that are required to develop practical experience in installation and maintenance of intruder, alarm and surveillance systems including:  cameras and recording devices; smoke alarms; carbon monoxide detectors; and motion detectors.  Students completing the course will have developed a sophisticated knowledge of the equipment as well as the skills and confidence to install and maintain security system devices.

Hours:  32
(Tu, Th) 3/25, 3/27, 4/1, 4/3, 4/8, 4/10, 4/15, 4/17
6–10 p.m.
Tuition:  $2,650

CE226: Introduction to Smart Home Systems

The rapid growth of technology has led to advances in the way we live our lives, and in the way we live in our homes.  In this course, students are introduced to the processes by which their homes can be transformed into “smart homes.”  Residential security devices and surveillance systems will be featured.  Students will learn how to install systems with both wired and wireless equipment and set up separate zones within the home.  They will learn to cable various systems, test cable, install and troubleshoot keypads, install systems controls, and strategically place sensors and detectors.  Students will also determine the most effective locations to install security cameras and recording devices.  Lastly, participants will learn to wire home theaters, lighting systems, and home networks thereby creating a complete smart home environment.

Hours:  32
(Tu, Th) 4/22, 4/24, 4/29, 5/1, 5/6, 5/8, 5/13, 5/15
6–10 p.m.
Tuition:  $2,650

CE227: Advanced Professional Diving

With your diving certification in hand, you can now turn your attention to more sophisticated aspects of underwater diving.  For example, a major concern of the professional diver is safety and in this class you will learn the first aid skills and practices needed to address an open water emergency.  You will also receive instruction in Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Automated External Defibrillator (AED).  In the classroom and in the pool, you will increase your proficiency as an underwater diver in preparation for extensive open water dives, including rescue dives.   When classroom and pool instruction is completed, you will turn your attention toward diving in open water, completing ten separate dives.  Taught by certified diving professionals, you will receive all of the instruction needed to take you closer to the level of professional diver.  Students are required to bring their own fitted mask, fins and snorkels to class.

Hours: 50
(Tu, Th/Sa, Su) 5/13, 5/22, 5/24, 5/25, 5/29, 6/10, 6/17, 6/19, 6/21, 6/22
Saturdays & Sundays: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. & Tuesdays & Thursdays: 6–9 p.m.
Tuition:  $3,950

CE228: Residential Locksmithing
This course is designed for the individual that wants to gain a clear and basic understanding of general locksmithing. Topics covered consist of modern alarms, combination locks, locks with high security, the use of key duplicating machines, lock design, and repinning locks. Students will learn how to identify and differentiate a lock by its type and manufacturer.  Students will also gain essential knowledge for quickly assessing how a particular lock is assembled and efficiently undone. Lab tasks are comprised of door and lock mechanism mockup stations where students are given the materials and tools of the craft to execute the techniques discussed. By course completion, students will have acquired the knowledge essential for installing and disengaging residential locks.

Hours: 32
(Tu, Th) 4/1, 4/3, 4/8, 4/10, 4/15, 4/17, 4/22, 4/24
6– 10 p.m.
Tuition: $2,650

CE229: The Professional Chef – Part 1

In this course our expert instructor will guide participants to develop skills required for becoming a new chef.  A hands-on approach introduces students to the variety of tools and cooking processes that every serious chef needs to know.  Students will learn proper use of knives, plate presentation, and best practices to work the cooking line in a professional environment.  Cooking techniques will be covered as will an emphasis on important terminology and advances in the food industry.  Preparing American and European dishes will be featured and participants will learn proper technique to grill, steam, roast and sauté food.   By completing this course, students gain valuable, real-world experience to prepare them for entry into the culinary field as a professional chef.

Hours:  32
(M) 7/7, 7/14, 7/21, 7/28, 8/4, 8/11, 8/18, 8/25
5:30–9:30 p.m.
Tuition:  $3,155

CE231: The Professional Chef – International Cooking

Bourgeoning chefs can turn their attention toward creating culinary delights from an eclectic array of world cuisines.  Concentration will be placed on dishes featuring the flavors of Europe, Asia, South America and the Middle East.  Students will become familiar with the basic food specialties associated with each area and learn about the preparation of meats, vegetables and grains specific to these cultures.  In addition, students will learn techniques for correctly using spices and oils to faithfully represent the authenticity of dishes from different nations.  By completing this course, students will have a solid foundation in the skills and practices of international cooking.

Hours:  32
(M) 9/22, 9/29…11/3, 11/10, 11/17, 11/24, 12/1, 12/8
5:30–9:30 p.m.
Tuition:  $3,155

CE232: Essentials to Repairing Small Engines

This is a class for students who want to learn the ins and outs of small engine repair.  Participants will work hands-on with Lawn Mowers, Leaf Blowers, and Snow Blowers, covering both two and four stroke engines.  Taking apart and rebuilding these machines under the guidance of our expert instructors will give students the practical experience to do the job on their own.  Topics covered in this class include engine components, ignition systems, electrical circuits, and trouble shooting. Students will also learn how to maintain their engines with oil changes, replace air filters, and clean carburetors, equipping students with the necessary skills to work in the real world.

Hours: 24
(Tu, Th) 4/29, 5/1, 5/6, 5/8, 5/13, 5/15
6–10 p.m.
Tuition: $2,625

CE233: Fundamentals of Generator Maintenance and Repair
This course in generator maintenance and repair is designed to prepare students to develop skills that they can use either personally or professionally on the job.  Expert instructors will cover all aspects of generators from those used in residential environments, to those used commercially and for recreational purposes.  Students will learn the terminology associated with generators, electrical circuitry, carburetor functionality, and the principles for operating equipment safely according to OSHA standards.

Hours:  24
(Tu, Th) 5/20, 5/22, 5/27, 5/29, 6/3, 6/5
6 – 10 p.m.
Tuition:  $2,625

Courses are conveniently offered at La Salle’s main campus in Philadelphia, Pa.; La Salle’s Montgomery County Center, located in the Metroplex Corporate Center in Plymouth Meeting, Pa.; the Bucks County Center, located in Newtown, Pa.; and various locations in the Philadelphia area.

CE234: Welding and Iron Works

Through practice and theory, you will be introduced into the field of MIG welding. This three-day course will offer you the ability to learn the proper safety etiquette, perform machine maintenance, operate different machinery, and learn the different principals used to be able to successfully weld. After safety demonstrations, you will receive training by master welders where you will be given step by step demonstrations. Following this, you will practice what you learned with their help and guidance. Because you will be operating heavy machinery, proper attire is required. Students must wear steel capped safety shoes, along with full length cotton shirt/pants. Loose fabrics should be avoided, and glasses should be worn instead of contact lenses.

(Tu, Th) 5/6, 5/8, 5/13, 5/15, 5/20, 5/22
6 – 10 p.m.
Tuition: $2625

CE235: Advanced Welding and Iron Works

Now that you have mastered the fundamentals of MIG Welding, or have experience in MIG welding, this follow-up three-day class follows the same methodology of practice and theory to introduce you to the next level of welding technology.  From master welders you will learn more advanced techniques of MIG welding and begin to explore the process of TIG (tungsten inert gas) welding as well as the use of Metal Arc welding machines, and techniques of oxy-acetylene burning and welding.  Safety procedures will be examined in detail and students will learn how to operate welding equipment while assuming various physical positions to weld in awkward locations.  Students are required to wear safety equipment including steel safety shoes with a full length cotton shirt and pants.  Loose fabrics should be avoided, and glasses should be worn instead of contact lenses.

(Tu, Th) 5/27, 5/29, 6/3, 6/5, 6/10, 6/12
6 – 10 p.m.
Tuition: $2625

CE236: Metal Fabrication

With the completion of both “Welding and Iron Works” and “Advanced Welding and Iron Works,” it’s time to take your newly developed skills and apply them to metal fabrication.  Our master welder with provide you with the knowledge and hands-on practice to design and create structures through the process of cutting and bending metal to specific shapes and sizes.  You will work on a project that will help you construct individual components of a large structure and by class end, take each of the components and join them to fabricate a finished product.  You will study the properties of metals, and learn about additional safety procedures to prepare you for this advanced level work.  As with the previous courses, students are required to wear steel capped safety shoes, a full length cotton shirt and long pants. Loose fabrics should be avoided, and glasses should be worn instead of contact lenses.

(Tu, Th) 6/17, 6/19, 6/24, 6/26, 7/1, 7/3
6 – 10 p.m.
Tuition: $2625

CE237: Introduction to Professional Diving

Take the plunge and learn how to become an industrial diver.  But before you can dive into marine biology or become adept at repairing underwater pipes, you will need to develop basic skills in scuba.  Instruction will involve classroom study and practice in a swimming pool before actually participating in an open water dive.  You will learn safety procedures, the effects of pressure on the human body, and how to select the most appropriate scuba gear for your dives.   Certified instructors will guide you through instruction and the dives.  Students are required to bring their own fitted mask, fins, and snorkels.

Hours:  40
Tuition:  $3,950
(M, W) 5/21, 6/4, 6/9, 6/11, 6/16, 6/18
6:30 – 10 p.m.

CE238: Roadmap to Worker Productivity

Often just as we can see the light at the end of the tunnel, something happens to distract us and veer us off course.  We may then need extra time to get there; we may not get there at all.  This is true for the many distractions that intrude upon our work life and prevent us from reaching the level of success that is just beyond our reach.  In many instances these distractions – family, finances, job stress – are things that are difficult to regulate yet are a big part of our day. Being able to adjust our attitude to successfully recognize what we can control, what we can’t control, and how we can work within such an environment is often what we need to become more productive on the job.  In this course, you will learn to follow a path to lead you toward a more content work day, focusing on how to minimize extraneous as well as work-related issues.  Learn to focus more successfully on the matters at hand; discover how to increase your energy level without artificial means; learn to control how you breath, improve your posture, and enhance your flexibility; and learn to  take a new, closer look at what you need in order to be successful on the job.

Hours:  15
(Tu, Th) 7/8, 7/10, 7/15, 7/17, 7/22, 7/24, 7/29, 7/31
5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Tuition:  $1,295

CE239: Principles of Turfgrass Maintenance – The Playing Field

Turfgrass is cultivated specifically to plant on athletic fields and public recreational areas.  But there is a sophisticated science to determine what kind of grass is used for each kind of facility.  In this course, you will learn to identify the various turfgrass species and the functions for each.  You will learn about turfgrass mixtures and blends, and how to select the right turfgrass for the particular site.  Learn how turfgrass can be affected by insects, small animals and diseases and the procedures to prevent damage. In addition, learn how turfgrass interacts with other plants in the environment and practices that influence growth and quality.

Hours:  24
(Th) 5/29, 6/5, 6/12, 6/19, 6/26, 7/3, 7/10, 7/17
5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Tuition:  $2,625

CE240: Principles of Turfgrass Maintenance – Soil and Fertilization

For newly planted turfgrass to flourish, soil must be prepared to accept the planted grass and be subsequently fed with the correct amounts of nutrients and fertilizers.  In this course, you will learn how soil is defined with respect to turfgrass maintenance.  You will learn about the chemical compounds found in soil and how they affect turfgrass growth; the organic properties of soil; and methods for assuring that soil is drained property.  Similarly, you will learn how much water the soil requires and what soil nutrients are needed to compensate for those missing.  You will learn about the fertilization requirements of different types of turfgrass, the frequency of application, the manner of application, and ways in which to avoid fertilizer burn.

Hours:  24
(Th) 7/24, 7/31, 8/7, 8/14, 8/21, 8/28, 9/4, 9/11
5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Tuition:  $2,625

CE246: The Professional Chef – Part 1

In this course our expert instructor will guide participants to develop skills required for becoming a new chef.  A hands-on approach introduces students to the variety of tools and cooking processes that every serious chef needs to know.  Students will learn proper use of knives, plate presentation, and best practices to work the cooking line in a professional environment.  Cooking techniques will be covered as will an emphasis on important terminology and advances in the food industry.  Preparing American and European dishes will be featured and participants will learn proper technique to grill, steam, roast and sauté food.   By completing this course, students gain valuable, real-world experience to prepare them for entry into the culinary field as a professional chef.

Hours:  32
(Tu) 9/16, 9/23, 9/30, 10/7, 10/21, 11/4, 11/18, 11/25
6:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Tuition:  $3,155

 

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College of Professional and Continuing Studies
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E-mail: lifelonglearning@lasalle.edu