Great Real-World Training

Trade & Industrial Courses

  • Carpentry Pre-Apprenticeship
  • Entry Auto Maintenance
  • Entry HVAC
  • Welding Technology

Grant funding available to qualified individuals (not income based).
Requirements vary by training.

Questions? Contact Gayle Brooks: ~ 317-888-4401 x318

Office: 317-888-4401 x222
Monday – Thursday 9 am – 7 pm, Fridays 9 am – 4 pm (hours subject to change)

Interested in these Trade & Industrial classes for Spring 2022? Registration opens on October 1!

Carpentry Pre-Apprenticeship

Spring 2022

Tuesdays & Wednesdays
6:00 – 9:00 pm

Learn basic carpentry skills and framing

Earn Admission to the IKORCC Paid Apprenticeship Program!

Students will learn and practice carpentry basics while preparing themselves to get started with the IKORCC 4 year paid apprenticeship when this class is completed.

Carpenters build or renovate everything from homes, schools, churches and hospitals to malls, airports, skyscrapers and highways

Carpenters are responsible for bringing an architect’s blueprints to life by working with wood, fiberglass, metal and other materials to create the interior and exterior of structures. They know their way around a toolbox, power tools and machinery.

Visit the Indiana Ohio Kentucky Regional Council of Carpenters (IKORCC) website, for more information on the Carpentry Apprenticeship. Our course prepares students to join this program.

Entry Auto Maintenance


Spring 2022

January 24 – May 9

Mondays & Tuesdays
6:00 – 9:00 pm

Like working on cars and trucks? Turn that interest into a solid, rewarding career you’ll enjoy for a lifetime. This course will help you acquire the skills and knowledge to perform entry level automotive maintenance and light repair. Emphasis will be placed with hands-on training in a shop atmosphere using specialized equipment very similar what is found in repair shops who perform brake service. Students who successfully complete the course should have the knowledge to pass the ASE entry-level certification test in Automotive Maintenance & Light Repair.

Book and ASE testing fee are included in the course fee. The student will need shoes or boots with solid uppers with steel toe recommended, safety glasses, and proper dress for an automotive shop atmosphere.

Students are required to have computer and internet access to complete this class.

ASE Certification is a hallmark of top performing technicians, and many employers base their pay plans and bonuses on the number of ASE certifications achieved. Employers prefer to hire certified professionals over their non-certified peers.

Visit the National Institute for Automotive Excellence website, for more information on ASE Entry-level certifications.

Entry HVAC


Fall 2022 (no spring class)

Tuesdays & Wednesdays
6:00 – 9:00 pm

Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) is an exciting field full of possibilities and job opportunities!

 This course will cover refrigeration principles that can be applied to servicing air conditioning and refrigeration equipment. Students will learn scientific and mathematical principles applicable to HVAC systems.

Additional topics include how to evacuate and recover refrigeration systems. Also, students will learn how to calculate airflow, which is critical when charging units with refrigerant.

Lastly, students will study to earn the EPA 608 Technician Certification which makes it possible for them to service refrigeration equipment. Students will also work to complete OSHA 10 certification. Pipe brazing will be covered if time allows.

Welding Technology


Spring 2022

February 2 – May 16

Mondays, Tuesdays, & Wednesdays
6:00  – 9:00 pm

This course is designed for all skill levels, from beginners to those who have some training and wish to achieve high skill levels for sheet metal and structural plate certifications. Using the American Welding Society SENSE program, students are trained using knowledge-based assessments, workmanship sample procedures, and Performance Qualification Tests to earn a SENSE credential.

Welding emphasizes hands-on learning for adult students to become skilled in structural welding with the use of SMAW/stick (shield metal arc welding), GMAW/MIG (gas metal arc welding), and GTAW/TIG (gas tungsten arc welding). Typically, a SENSE Level 1: Entry Welder Certification in one type of welding can be obtained by attending one session and additional Entry Welder Certifications (3 total) by attending multiple course sessions.

Related areas covered include tool and equipment safety, oxyfuel and plasma cutting, and proper grinding techniques.

Visit the American Welding Society website, for more information on welding certifications and careers.

Welder Equipment List

Please come to first class with the basic items listed below.

  • Welding helmet –try on and check your field of vision – make sure you can see well (with cheaper models you might have difficulty seeing what you need to) auto-darkening is best.
  • Welding jacket*
  • Welding gloves (we have one size fits all MIG gloves*, students need TIG gloves)
  • Ratchet headgear with clear & green face shields*
  • Welding pliers*
  • Work boots
  • Jeans (no athletic wear)

*these items are available for use in the lab, but students can bring their own


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