1 FORBES ROAD CAREER & TECHNOLOGY CENTER Adult Program Catalog We train the people you depend on Forbes Road Career and Technology Center Adult Training Department 607 Beatty Road Monroeville, PA ext. 223 Visit our website at 1
2 2 Mission Statement The mission of Forbes Road Career and Technology Center is to provide quality educational programs that enable all individuals to achieve their fullest potential and become lifelong learners. Students will be equipped with the technical, academic, and 21st century skills necessary to compete in the global marketplace. TABLE OF CONTENTS Mission Statement & Table of Contents 2 Truck Driving/CDL 16 Adult Programs at Forbes Road CTC 3 Warehouse Management 17 Why Forbes? Admission & Registration Procedures 4 Online Programs Payment Options 5 Short Term Online Courses 17 Payment Options, cont. Program Schedules 6 Career Training Online Programs 18 Training Programs 6-17 Advanced Personal Fitness Trainer Online Program 18 Administrative Careers 6 Administrative Medical Specialist Online Program 19 Advanced Manufacturing 7 Paralegal Online Program 19 Advertising Design 7 Certification Courses 20 Automotive Technology 8 Emissions Inspection 20 Building Construction Technology 8 Emissions Re-certification 20 Collision Repair Technology 9 EPA Certification 20 Comprehensive Natural Gas Training 9 Forklift Certification 20 Computer Networking & Security 10 OSHA-10 General Industry 20 Cosmetology 10 PEC Basic Orientation 20 Culinary Arts 11 ServSafe 20 Diesel Technology 11 State Safety Inspection 20 Early Childhood Education 12 Personal Enrichment Courses 21 Electrical Technology 13 Auto Body Repair 21 Emergency Response Services 13 Automotive Mechanics 21 Heating, Ventilation & AC 13 Cosmetology Board Prep 21 Landscape Design 14 CNC Machining 21 Manicuring 14 Computer Employability Skills 21 Multimedia Design 15 Material Handling for Equipment 21 NTMA Apprenticeship Program 15 Math for Union Trades & Employment Exams 21 Natural Gas Fundamentals 16 Programmable Logic Controls (PLC) 21
3 3 Do you need short-term training? Have an interest in learning a skill for your enjoyment? Need your industry certifications? Check out the list below of the training programs and courses we have to offer. Don t see what you are looking for? Ask us! TRAINING PROGRAMS Administrative Careers Advanced Manufacturing Advertising Design Automotive Technology Building Construction Collision Repair Technology Comprehensive Natural Gas Computer Networking & Security Cosmetology Culinary Arts Diesel Technology Early Childhood Education Electrical Technology Emergency Response Services Heating, Ventilation & AC Landscape Design Manicuring Multimedia Design National Tooling & Machining Association (NTMA) Apprenticeship Natural Gas Fundamentals Truck Driving/CDL Warehouse Management ONLINE PROGRAMS SHORT-TERM COURSES Accounting & Finance Alternative Medicine Business Communication, Skills, and Software Nonprofit College Readiness Computer Applications, Fundamentals, Programming Writing Health Care & Medical Languages Management & Leadership Networking & Communications AND MANY MORE! CAREER TRAINING Administrative Medical Specialist with Medical Billing & Coding + Medical Terminology Advanced Personal Trainer Paralegal AND MANY, MANY MORE! CERTIFICATION COURSES Emissions Inspection Emissions Re-certification EPA Certification Forklift Operator OSHA 10 - General Industry PEC Basic Orientation ServSafe Certification State Safety Inspection PERSONAL ENRICHMENT Auto Body Repair Automotive Mechanics Cosmetology Board Prep CNC Machining Computer Employability Skills Material Handling for Equipment Math for Union Trades & Employment Exams Programmable Logic Controller (PLC)
4 4 TRAINING PROGRAM ADMISSION PROCEDURES REQUIREMENTS Completed admission application $30 non-refundable application fee High school diploma or GED diploma Driver s license or photo ID Signed release form PA State Criminal History Clearance PROCESS PA Child Abuse History Clearance daytime only Completed Arrest/Conviction Report and Certification form Placements tests Funding approved Contact our office for an application packet. Complete and return the application packet. Determine method of payment. Please see page five for options or contact our office for more information. Forbes will contact the student after receiving the application packet to schedule a placement test. After completing the placement tests and reviewing the criminal history and child abuse clearances, Forbes will inform the student of his/her enrollment status. See Admission Policy and Adult Students Clearances in the application packet. Upon approval, the student will receive notification from the Adult Training Department regarding orientation. CERTIFICATE & PERSONAL ENRICHMENT REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS Completed registration form Program registration fee Additional requirements may apply depending on the course/certification. PROCESS Contact our office for a registration form. Complete and return registration form with registration fee. Why Forbes? Middle States accredited Title IV institution, majority of training programs approved for financial aid for those who qualify WIA approved training programs for those students working with the PACareerLink Approved institution for the GI Bill Short-term training in high priority occupations Reasonably priced tuition and cost of attendance Online classes available for personal enrichment and career training Computer and job search area provided for adult students Free parking Student will be registered for the class unless otherwise notified. Please contact Christine Scalise at ext. 253 or by at with any questions regarding the application and registration process. Forbes Road Career and Technology Center does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability or age in its programs or activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. Inquiries may be directed to the Assistant Director, Title IX Coordinator or Section 504 Coordinator at 607 Beatty Road, Monroeville, PA or
5 5 PAYMENT OPTIONS FINANCIAL AID Financial aid is a grant, scholarship, loan or employment opportunity assisting students with educational expenses. Most financial aid is awarded on the basis of financial need, or the difference between the cost of education (tuition, fees, books, transportation, etc.) and the amount parents and/or students can contribute toward these expenses. Forbes applicants may qualify for a PELL grant or Federal Direct Student Loan, in addition to the PA-TIP grant if funding is available and the student is enrolled in an approved program. Eligibility Criteria: In order to be eligible for many forms of financial aid a student must: 1. Be a citizen or eligible non-citizen of the United States. 2. Be enrolled in a degree, diploma or certificate program. 3. Have a high school diploma or GED. 4. Be in good academic standing and maintain satisfactory progress according to college, state and federal regulations. How to apply for federal student aid: Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at The financial aid consultant reviews the applicant FAFSA and reports eligibility information to the adult training/financial aid coordinator. Please contact the Adult Program Department at ext. 223 for assistance in obtaining institutional or financial aid information. Forbes FAFSA school code is Forbes students who qualify for a federal grant or loan may be eligible for the maximum amount of aid according to the program cost of attendance (COA) established for the academic year. Part-time students and those attending less than 900 will be awarded aid based on their projected of attendance. 300 hour evening classes, short-term programs and some training programs are not eligible for federal financial aid. PA CAREERLINK Students may qualify for financial assistance if he or she is unemployed, underemployed or a dislocated worker. Contact your local PA CareerLink for more information at , Forest Hills or , Pittsburgh. GI BILL If the student is a veteran, he or she may be eligible for GI Bill Education Benefits. Apply online at If you have already enrolled and received your most recent certificate of eligibility, please include this with your admission application. The veteran may also qualify for funding through the Veterans Leadership Program of Western PA VLPWPA. Call the Pittsburgh office at ext. 253 to schedule an appointment to enroll in the program. OFFICE OF VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION (OVR) Students may qualify for tuition assistance if he or she has a disability. Contact your local OVR office in Pittsburgh for more information at or SALLIE MAE CAREER TRAINING SMART OPTION STUDENT LOAN This loan gives students the flexibility to choose from two repayment options for each new loan, offers competitive interest rates, and a Smart Reward of 2% cash back for Upromise members. Go to https://www.salliemae.com/student -loans/career-training-smart-option-student-loan/ for more information!
6 6 PAYMENT OPTIONS (continued) SELF PAY Students have the option of making monthly payments for tuition and supplies if the training program is at least three months in length. Payments are due by the fifth of each month. Interested candidates can request a monthly payment plan when submitting an admission application. Forms of payment include cash, check, money order, and credit card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover). EMPLOYER PAID Companies may send their employees to Forbes to upgrade their skills and prepare for advancement. Forbes can also provide specialized training focused on the needs of the employer. If the employer is funding the cost of the training, Forbes will make payment arrangements with the company or employer. PROGRAM SCHEDULES Daytime training programs are considered full-time for financial aid and funding purposes. These programs are also intergenerational where adult students will be enrolled with the high school students. Some training is also offered as a part-time evening adult only program. Start dates are provided in the application packet. Candidates can also call our office for more information. A minimum number of students must be enrolled in order to run a class. Program schedules and costs are subject to change. All of the programs and courses offered are subject to cancellation depending upon enrollment. ADMINISTRATIVE CAREERS CIP Code: Program Description: Administrative work is the engine behind the scenes of business success. This program prepares individuals for work in an office setting with training ranging from data entry to creating business documents. Microsoft and office productivity applications and clerical fundamentals such as filing, phone etiquette and scheduling are necessary skills in the field. Students will learn the importance of office personnel functions and how these roles contribute to a positive work flow and professional image of the company. Program completers can pursue high demand entry level administrative support positions in business, medical and educational departments. This program is not eligible for financial aid. Computer Keyboarding Computer Fundamentals and Applications Office Procedures Business Communications Writing for Business/Industry Business Mathematics Office Assistant Receptionist Administrative Assistant File Clerk Human Resource Assistant Front Desk Coordinator Customer Service Representative MOS (Microsoft Office Specialist) Word/Excel/Access IC3 Internet and Computing Core Certification 300 $2,700 T/Th 5:00PM- 9:00PM $430 $350 $100 N/A N/A N/A N/A
7 7 ADVANCED MANUFACTURING CIP Code: Program Description: Advanced Manufacturing is a high paying field that requires both technical knowledge and hands-on training. Students will learn to design and create metal objects that are useful in everyday life. Students will read blueprints, cut, shape and finish metal products on state-of -the-art manual and computer controlled machines. Students projects have included making: motorcycle parts, all terrain vehicle parts, race car parts, machinist tools, chess sets, ornaments, name tags, gears and 15 pound combat robots. This program is accredited by NIMS (National Institute for Metalworking Skills). Blueprint Reading and Schematics Computer Aided Design Computer Aided Machining Electric Motor Controls Electronic Transformers Tool and Die Maker CNC Operator Metal and Plastic Worker Tool Operator Quality Control Inspector NIMS Level I Certification OSHA Safety Certification Hand and Bench Work Drill Press & Grinder Use Operating Lathes Milling Machines Metallurgy Quality Control $185 $458 $213 D $2, $2,700 T/Th 5:00PM- 9:00PM $175 $515 $213 N/A N/A N/A N/A ADVERTISING DESIGN CIP Code: Program Description: The field of advertising and commercial art requires people who possess a wide range of creative skills. Today s commercial artist must be familiar with many forms of production, illustrative techniques, computer graphics and photography. From simple line drawings to computer-generated imaging, the students create art that requires them to apply technical theory to an advertising agency workplace. Students will apply their designs on state-of-the-art equipment including digital printers, laser engravers, vinyl cutters, a sublimation system and the embroidery machine. This program is designed to allow students to bring together many areas of creative graphic design and production technologies. Drawing/Illustration Typography Multimedia Artists None Digital Imaging Art Director Photography Advertising Layout and Design Commercial Applications Graphic Designer Industrial Design Fashion Designer/Illustrator Electronic Pre-Press $40 $0 $200 D $2,835
8 8 AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY CIP Code: Program Description: Automotive Technology students will disassemble and rebuild engines, diagnose problems with the aid of a computer while having the opportunity to earn their PA State Inspection and Emissions Certification. Our Automotive Technology program is NATEF (National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation) certified and meets strict industry standards. Students gain a clear understanding of the automotive service industry, basic technology skills, career opportunities and the steps necessary for success in the field. The Automotive Technology course includes specialized technical knowledge and "hands-on" experiences in the diagnosis, maintenance and repair of the modern automobile. Internal Combustion Engine Ignition Systems Lubrications and Oil Change Basic Electricity and Electronics PA State Inspection License Wheels & Electronic Balancing Automotive Service Technician Service Manager Automotive Glass Installer Parts Specialist Alternative Fuels Vehicle Tech PA State Safety Inspection Mechanic PA State Emissions Inspector Vehicle Maintenance Fuel Systems Disc Drum and Antilock Brakes Computer Wheel Alignment $350 $74 $401 D $2, $2,700 T/Th 5:00PM- 9:00PM $340 $74 $401 N/A N/A N/A N/A BUILDING CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY CIP Code: Program Description: Building Construction Technology students gain technical knowledge as well as practical hands-on training in the trade which includes carpentry, plumbing, electrical, masonry and blueprint reading. Individuals learn to apply technical knowledge and skills in the maintenance and repair of residential, office, apartment, and other commercial buildings. Students are prepared for entry-level positions. Statewide Building Codes Blueprint Reading Framing of Wall & Roof Systems Installation of Windows & Doors, Cabinetry, Trim Finishes, Fiberglass, & Asphalt Shingles Finishing Techniques Framing Carpenters Construction Laborers Electrician Assistant Bricklayer Roofers Plumbers/Assistant Building Inspector PBA (PA Builders Association Certification OSHA Certificate Residential Electrical Systems Block and Brick Laying Masonry Plumbing $40 $474 $286 D $2,835
9 9 COLLISION REPAIR TECHNOLOGY CIP Code: Program Description: Collision Repair Technology is a NATEF (National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation) certified program that gives you the skills to transform wrecked vehicles into custom designed master pieces. Students are instructed in the use of state-of-the-art equipment to replace and repair automotive body parts. Students personalize and customize vehicles by learning refinishing and painting techniques. Today s auto body technicians must be trained in the construction of the automobile body and framework. Automobile production uses materials and manufacturing techniques that demand that the auto body repair technician be competent in metalworking, welding, uni-body construction, surface preparation, spray painting, and accurate repair estimating. Students use safe and modern repair equipment in all phases of their training. Dent Repair/Removal Collision Related Detailing Refinishing/Painting Structural Repair, Basic Welding Procedures Collision Repair Technician Automotive Painter Body Shop Insurance Adjuster Automotive Detailer Auto Body Technician ASE PA State Safety Inspection Mechanic PA State Emissions Inspector Corrosion Protection Diagnosing Collision Damage Vehicle Surface Protection $40 $192 $601 D $2,835 COMPREHENSIVE NATURAL GAS PROGRAM CIP Code: Program Description: The 12-month Comprehensive Natural Gas program will provide training in various facets of the natural gas industry. Each of the components are offered as courses individually also and the program descriptions are provided in this catalog. Students in the program will have safety and equipment background, the ability to move and repair trucks on the site in addition to forklift training and instruction in process control and electronics used in the field. This program is not eligible for financial aid. Natural Gas Fundamentals Truck Driving/CDL Diesel Technology Basic Forklift Operator Training Process Control Roughneck Wireline Operators Well Tender Bus and Truck Mechanics Diesel Engine Specialist Heavy Equipment Operator Light Truck Drivers Heavy & Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers PEC Basic Orientation with SafeLand Endorsement OSHA 10 General Industry CDL-A State Safety Inspection Emissions Inspection Forklift Operator 808 $9,390 M-F Varies Up to $1225 $700 $350 N/A N/A N/A N/A
10 10 COMPUTER NETWORKING & SECURITY CIP Code: Program Description: This exciting technical course prepares students to design, maintain and secure today s Information Technology (IT) Systems which support every aspect of our global economy. Network Security Specialists acting as Ethical hackers prevent data loss from cyber attacks, network intrusions and viruses, protecting valuable personal and corporate data. Students will use the latest tools to gain the practical experience needed to earn valuable professional certifications such as A+, Network+, CISCO and Security+. Network Security Specialists are in high demand in law enforcements, large corporations, and government agencies including the FBI, CIA and NSA. Cisco Networking Academy Networking Security Cyber Safety Information Tech Essentials Network Cabling Wireless Networking Computer Security Specialist Ethical Hacker Network Administrator Information Tech Specialist Network Technician CompTIA A+ CompTIA Network + CompTIA Security+ CISCO CCENT $560 $0 $50 D $2,835 COSMETOLOGY CIP Code: Program Description: This program builds a foundation of both academic and technical skills for a variety of career opportunities within the cosmetology industry. The course includes skills in performing procedures in such areas as: hair, skin, and nail care, as well as, salon procedures. Related instruction is presented as it applies to the skills being demonstrated. Upon completion of the required 1,250 of instruction, students will be eligible to take the Pennsylvania State Board of Cosmetology test to obtain a Cosmetology license. Cosmetology Science Thermal/Non Thermal Styling Manicures and Pedicures Facial Treatments Chemical Texturizing Haircutting and Coloring State Board Preparation Student Training Salon Salon Management Cosmetologist Nail Technician Cosmetician Massage Therapist Salon Owner PA Cosmetology License 1250 $8,938 M-F 7:30AM $8,938 M-F 3:30PM- 9:00PM $40 $0 $555 D $2,835 $30 $0 $555 D $2,835 An academic year is 900, therefore a student in this program will be scheduled to complete 900 (tuition in year one = $6,435) in year one and 350 (remaining tuition = $2,503) in the third semester. If additional are needed to complete the program after year one, the tuition for the third semester will be re-calculated and may increase.
11 11 CULINARY ARTS CIP Code: Program Description: Culinary Arts is designed to offer instruction in the commercial restaurant industry including areas such as gourmet and fine dining skills, fast food operations, customer service, menu planning, and cost-control along with other important aspects of food service. This highly appealing and interesting area stresses preparing and serving attractive nutritious foods. Students learn the complete food cycle including nutrition, ordering processes, menu design, equipment use and maintenance, sanitation, hygiene, food prep and presentation skills. Sanitation Kitchen Safety and Equipment Salads and Dressing Vegetables and Fruit Potatoes and Other Starches Breakfast/Sandwich Prep Stock, Soups, Sauces Prep Cook Baker s Assistant Line Cook Chef Dietary Assistant Food Service Supervisor Cafeteria/Institutional Cooks ServSafe - National Restaurant Assoc. Meat, Poultry, Fish, Shellfish Baking Menu Planning and Ordering $40 $115 $200 D $2,835 DIESEL TECHNOLOGY CIP Code: Program Description: Trucks and heavy equipment are part of virtually every aspect of today s transportation, construction, and manufacturing industries. Most of these vehicles are powered by diesel engines. The diesel truck technology course trains its students in the repair and servicing of diesel-powered equipment. Special emphasis is placed on the direct needs of local business and industry. Technical knowledge is enhanced by "hands-on" work involving actual maintenance activities of school owned vehicles and equipment. While the emphasis is on diesel engines, biodiesel engines, gasoline powered equipment and vehicles are also included as part of the instructional program. Operation of Diesel Engines Engine Components Service Lubrication Test Equipment and Service Tools Engine Inspect and Service Cooling Systems Bus and Truck Mechanics Diesel Engine Specialist Farm & Heavy Equipment Mechanics Transportation Inspectors State Inspection Mechanic Heavy Equipment Operator NATEF PA State Safety Inspection Mechanic PA State Emissions Inspector Welding- Arc $350 $557 $306 D $2, $2,700 T/W/ Th 5:00PM- 9:00PM $340 $557 $306 N/A N/A N/A N/A
12 12 EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION CIP Code: Program Description: Early Childhood Education program participants receive practical experience at a local daycare in the community. Students study all the phases of child development: physical, social, emotional and intellectual. They learn about nutrition, guidance, and discipline. They study how to help the child develop daily living skills and about the value of play, literature, music, art, math, and science in child development. Students present a series of learning and developmental activities in child care facilities practicing their creative teaching, child caring and management skills. Two letters of reference are required for enrollment in the Early Childhood Education program. Health and Safety Procedures Human Growth Development Learning Environment Developmental Activities Curriculum Development Child Care Aide Assistant Group Supervisor Teacher Aide Nanny Recreational Leader First Aid CPR CDA Ready Certification Food Service Activities Clinical Experience Child Care Activities $568 $130 $60 D $2,835 ELECTRICAL TECHNOLOGY CIP Code: Program Description: Students in this program are prepared for entry level electrical and electronic careers. Their hands-on applications include green technology in the program s state-of-the-art electrical laboratory. Modern training equipment is utilized to prepare the students for careers in the emerging "high-tech" electrical field. Technical knowledge includes: installing residential, commercial and industrial systems, AC/DC motors, controls, and electrical distribution panels. Through the program, students will have practical application and trouble-shooting projects that apply the National Electrical Code. Safety Tools and Test Equipment Fundamentals of Electricity Residential & Commercial Wiring Electronic Components & Circuits Motor Control Electronic Control and Devices Programmable Controllers Construction Electrician Electrical Estimator Project Management Security Installers Fire Alarm Systems Installers Residential Construction Academy Certification for House Wiring Residential Construction Academy Certification for Electrical Principles Pittsburgh Builder s Association Certification OSHA 10 Hour Certification Transformers $40 $568 $241 D $2, $2,700 T/Th 5:00PM- 9:00PM $30 $568 $241 N/A N/A N/A N/A
13 13 EMERGENCY RESPONSE SERVICES CIP Code: Program Description: The Emergency Response Services program is for students interested in a career in emergency medical service, law enforcement, fire or emergency management. Students may also gain employment in areas of security and industrial safety. The program will challenge students with technical knowledge, as well as, hands-on training in a fully equipped on-site lab which includes a fire tower and a fire truck. Safety Communication and Reporting and Documentation Law Enforcement Investigations Firefighting Equipment Law Enforcement Corrections Officer Emergency Medical Technician Fire Fighter Fire Arson Investigator PA State/National Registry Emergency Medical Technician Certification AHA Basic Life Support (CPR) Fire Extinguisher Training Industrial Fire Brigade Basic HAZMAT Awareness Prevention NIMS 100, 200, 700, 800 Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Patient Assessment Treating Patients Moving Patients Transporting Patients $40 $320 $225 D $2,835 HEATING, VENTILATION & AIR CONDITIONING CIP Code: Program Description: Students in this program become qualified HVAC technicians and mechanics. Students will learn technical tasks including: assembling and installing air and gas systems; cutting, reaming and threading piping materials; waterproofing and sealing joints; testing entire systems for leaks through the use of pressure testing devices; installing gas and water plumbing fixtures and equipment; reading and implementing blueprint drawings; and designing plumbing and heating systems. An important part of the technical training covers instruction on how to install, diagnose, service and maintain residential and commercial control wiring for HVAC systems. Blueprint Reading Piping Practices Basic Electricity Intro to Cooling and Heating Air Distribution Systems Intro to Hydronics System HVAC Troubleshooting Heat Pumps Plumber Pipefitter Steamfitter Service Technician Service Manager Type I, II, III and Universal Refrigerant Recovery and Transition Certification Universal Refrigerant 410A Safety & Training Certification HVAC Excellence Technical Certifications Pittsburgh Builder s Association Certification $150 $105 $86 D $2, $2,700 T/Th 5:00PM- 9:00PM $140 $105 $86 N/A N/A N/A N/A
14 14 LANDSCAPE DESIGN CIP Code: Program Description: Landscape Design is a profession that focuses on designing everything outdoors from gardens to residential landscapes to commercial properties. The Landscape Design program immerses students in the theory of landscape and floral design, broadens their horticultural knowledge and plant vocabulary, and nurtures their creativity while grounding them technically. This program is a specialized curriculum designed to prepare students to be desirable employees of nurseries, greenhouses, florists or landscape businesses. Both maintenance and establishment of lawns, as well as, landscaping homes and businesses are included in the curriculum. The principles of design are also included along with plant identification, budgeting, and cultivation procedures. This program is not eligible for financial aid. Botany Environmental Science Landscape Design Small Engines Floral Design Greenhouse Management Lawn Service Technician Groundskeeper Nursery Worker Turf Management Landscape Designer Florist PA Pesticides License ICPI (Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute) NCMA ( National Concrete/Masonry Association Versa-Lok Basic Training Lawn and Tree Care Disease & Insect Control Plant and Flower Care Propagating Nursery Stock $40 $379 $107 N/A N/A N/A N/A MANICURING CIP Code: Program Description: The Manicuring Program teaches the students the basics of manicuring and pedicuring, as well as advanced techniques and skills used in applying nail enhancements such as acrylic overlays, sculptured nails, nail wraps, and gel nails. Students will be taught creative applications for nail art and airbrushing. The students are also taught the professional skills needed for interaction with clients. Upon completion of this program students will be eligible to sit for the Pennsylvania State Board Exam for Manicurist. This program is not eligible for financial aid. Theory Manicures Pedicures Communication Advanced Nail Care Topics Nail Technician Massage Therapist Cosmetologist Cosmeticians Salon Owner/Manager PA Nail Technician License Hand and Foot Massage 300 $2,700 M-F 7:30AM- $220 $0 $255 N/A N/A N/A N/A
15 15 MULTIMEDIA DESIGN CIP Code: Program Description: This program gives students the freedom to be creative, imaginative, and inspired artistically to design presentations for entertainment, industrial and commercial use. Students will learn to use hardware such as digital and video cameras, and projectors in conjunction with the computer and the internet. The course content is designed to create animations, manipulate photographs, create pictures, presentations, podcasts and websites using state-of-the-art illustrator software. Both platforms of personal computers and Apple Macs are taught. Finally, students complete a digital portfolio showcasing their best works. Graphics and Interactive Media Digital Documents Multimedia Presentations Web Design Animation Multimedia Artist Animator Web Designer Photographer Videographer WOW Certified Apprentice Webmaster, Web Designer Microsoft Office Certified Web Developer Apprentice Adobe Software Certifications Digital Photography Videography Advanced Software Training $40 $60 $130 D $2,835 NATIONAL TOOLING & MACHINING ASSOCIATION (NTMA) APPRENTICESHIP CIP Code: Updated Curriculum and opportunity to earn NIMS credentials! Classes begin in September! Interested in learning more about the program? Call Amy Kent at or This program is not eligible for financial aid.
16 16 NATURAL GAS FUNDAMENTALS CIP Code: Program Description: Students will be introduced to the natural gas industry, discuss the day-to-day pipeline operations, and understand the OSHA safety regulations that apply to the oil and gas industry for workers, supervisors and managers. Instruction will include an introduction to the industry equipment, operation and utilization. Fees and textbook costs are included in the tuition. This program is not eligible for financial aid. History of Natural Gas Shale Gas Energy Gas Well Site Safety Essentials PEC SafeGulf and SafeLandUSA Roughneck Wireline Operators Well Tender Roustabout OSHA 10 General Industry PEC Basic Orientation with SafeLand Endorsement OSHA 10 Intro to Equipment, Operation and Utilization 32 $850 M-Th 5:00PM- 9:00PM $385 $100 $0 N/A N/A N/A N/A TRUCK DRIVING / CDL CIP Code: Program Description: Graduates will receive a diploma and will be eligible to test for a CDL-A license with all endorsements to drive a tractor trailer. Graduates will have the opportunity to be placed with companies that transport materials both locally and nationally including those involved in the Marcellus Shale drilling. Instruction is provided at the West Mifflin PIA site. Candidates must be at least 18 years old. (D.O.T.) mandated drug screen and physical are required prior to starting class. This program is not eligible for financial aid. Intro to Transportation Industry Cargo Securement Airbrake Systems Light Truck/Delivery Services Drivers Heavy & Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers Commercial Driver s License (CDL) CDL Endorsements Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations and Mandatory Training Whistle Blower Protection Driver Wellness Logging Service Hours, Map Reading, Trip Planning Defensive Driving Intro to Driving Range Road Skills and Range Maneuvers Backing a Combination Vehicle 160 $5,295 M-F 7:00AM- 5:30PM Up to $250 Included in tuition N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
17 17 WAREHOUSE MANAGEMENT CIP Code: Program Description: This program will actively engage students in the process of receiving, storing, shipping, controlling and distributing products. Students will use conveyors, hand trucks, and carts to transport materials/supplies. They will work in the Forbes Road CTC Distribution Center using technology to scan and track products. This program will expose students to careers related to the movement of materials and products. This program is not eligible for financial aid. Safety and Ergonomics Inventory Management Procurement Operations Receiving Operations Stocking and Put-away Order Selection Packing Operations Shipping and Transportation Forklift Operators Hand Laborers Shipping & Receiving Clerks Procurement Clerks Transportation Managers Storage and Distribution Managers OSHA Lift Truck Safety OSHA Forklift Certification $40 $50 $85 N/A N/A N/A N/A ONLINE PROGRAMS SHORT-TERM Choose from hundreds of short-term online programs at Several new courses launch every month starting at just $100! Here is just a small sample of what is available. These programs are not eligible for financial aid. Accounting Fundamentals Introduction to QuickBooks Introduction to Microsoft Word Administrative Assistant Homeschool with Success A to Z Grant Writing Creating Web pages Easy English 1 Speed Spanish Microsoft Office 2013 Resume Writing Workshop Personal Finance Praxis I Preparation Basic CompTIA A+ Certification Prep
18 18 ONLINE PROGRAMS CAREER TRAINING Your Schedule Your Budget Your Future...Today! Forbes Road Career & Technology Center, in partnership with ed2go, offers online open enrollment programs designed to provide the skills necessary to acquire professional level positions for many in-demand occupations. Several programs are highlighted in the catalog which are now approved for WIA funding for students working with the PACareerLink. Go to careertraining.ed2go.com/forbes for a list of all career training program, descriptions and costs! Forbes Road Career & Technology Center careertraining.ed2go.com/forbes ADVANCED PERSONAL FITNESS TRAINER CIP Code: Program Description: The Advanced Personal Fitness Trainer Online Certificate Program will help you further your personal training education and incorporate specialized resistance training and functional movements. Learn a variety of advanced training skills and how to form effective partnerships with registered dietitians so you can develop nutritional programs for your clients. Total cost and amount required for the 400-hour program is $2,795. Fee, textbook and supply amounts are included in the total cost. This program is not eligible for financial aid. Introduction to Exercise Science: Level I (Anatomy and Kinesiology) Introduction to Exercise Science: Level II (Exercise Physiology) Health-Risk Profiles and Fitness Assessment Techniques Business Administration and Management Aspects for Personal Trainers Designing Exercise Prescriptions for Normal and Special Populations Nutritional Analysis and Management The Science and Biomechanics of Resistance and Weight Training Techniques Functional Flexibility, Core, and Balance Training Fitness Technician Fitness Trainer Personal Trainer Aerobics Instructor ACE Personal Trainer Certification 400 $1,495 ANY ANY $595 $705 $0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
19 19 ONLINE PROGRAMS CAREER TRAINING ADMINISTRATIVE MEDICAL SPECIALIST WITH MEDICAL BILLING & CODING + MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY CIP Code: Program Description: Through this online program, you will gain a wide range of medical office management skills that healthcare professionals need for the efficient operation of their medical practices or other ambulatory care settings. You will learn to function as an important member of the healthcare team by providing key skills such as patient registration and scheduling, medical records management, diagnostic and procedural coding (including ICD-10-CM), insurance claim filing, and daily financial practices. In Medical Terminology, you will learn important terminology and study the disorders and medical procedures common to each body system. Total cost and amount required for the 360-hour program is $2,495. Fee, textbook and supply amounts are included in the total cost. This program is not eligible for financial aid. The Medical Assisting Profession and the Healthcare Team Coping Skills and Therapeutic Communication Legal and Ethical Consideration The Facility Environment Computers in the Ambulatory Care Setting and Telecommunications Patient Scheduling Medical Records Management Financial Practices, Medical Billing & Coding, Health Insurance, Claims ICD-9-CM & ICD-10-CM CPT and HCPCS Level II Medical Documents & Terminology Body Systems Medical Assistant Dental Secretary Veterinary Secretary NHA Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA) certification NHA Certified Billing and Coding Specialist (CBCS) national certification Certified Professional Coder (CPC), offered by the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) Tuition Days Hours Fees Textbooks & Materials Supplies Room/Board Dependent or 360 $884 ANY ANY $920 $691 $0 N/A N/A N/A N/A PARALEGAL CIP Code: Program Description: The Paralegal Online Training Program will prepare you for success in this growing career field. You ll learn about the American legal system, how to conduct legal research and legal interviews, how to perform legal analyses, and more. Your training will prepare you to become a legal secretary or paralegal and to take the certification exam. Total cost and amount required for the 300-hour program is $1,995. Fee, textbook and supply amounts are included in the total cost. This program is not eligible for financial aid. Paralegal in the Legal System Paralegal Employment Regulation of Paralegals Attorney and Paralegal Ethics Intro to the Legal System Introduction to Legal Analysis Legal Interviewing Investigation in a Law Office Litigation Assistantship Legal Research & Writing Introduction to Law Office Administration Laws Affecting Business Criminal Law and Procedures Preparing for the CLA Paralegal Legal assistant Legal secretary National Association of Legal Assistants (NALA) Certified Paralegal/Certified Legal Assistant (CP/CLA) credential 300 $1,140 ANY ANY $495 $360 $0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
20 20 CERTIFICATION COURSES EMISSIONS INSPECTION EMISSIONS RE-CERTIFICATION 16-hour course, 4 evenings Registration Fee: $160 Days: T/Th Hours: 6:00PM 10:00PM Schedule: January , hour course, ONE evening Registration Fee: $85 Days: Tues. Hours: 6:00PM 10:00PM Date options: July 7, 2015 October 6, 2015 January 5, 2016 March 8, 2016 EPA CERTIFICATION FORKLIFT CERTIFICATION This 40-hour course prepares technicians for the EPA Refrigerant Transition and Recovery Certification Exam. A minimum of two years of experience in the field of Heating, Ventilation and AC is recommended. The 300 -hour HVAC program is more suitable for those requiring training. Cost of exam is included in tuition. 40-hour, 5-week course Registration Fee: $300 Days: T/Th Hours: 5:00PM 9:00PM Schedule: TBA Students in this course will come away with a good basic understanding of how the forklift functions, how to operate a forklift according to OSHA regulations and how load handling affects the stability of the forklift. Successful completers will be eligible to become forklift certified. Many employers require staff to be experienced on the forklift used at their site in order for the employee to become a certified forklift operator. Candidates are asked to provide this information when registering for the course. Please contact our office to schedule a class. 16-hour, one-week course Registration Fee: $192 Days: M-Th Hours: 5:00PM-9:00PM Schedule: TBA OSHA-10 GENERAL INDUSTRY This 10-hour course is typically for entry level workers and will provide training for workers and employers on the recognition, avoidance, abatement, and prevention of safety and health hazards in workplaces. The program also provides information regarding workers' rights, employer responsibilities, and how to file a complaint. 10-hour course, two days Registration Fee: $250 Days: TBA, M-Th Hours: 5:00PM - 10:00PM Schedule: TBA SERVSAFE Forbes offers an eight-hour class with eight of home study food safety training and in-class testing. In addition, professional food handlers can choose to take the eight-hour home study course and in-class testing. ServSafe Essentials textbook and exam answer sheet will be made available to the student at least one week prior to in-class training or exam. Pre-registration is required. Please call for more information. PEC BASIC ORIENTATION The 8-hour PEC safety course incudes both SafeLandUSA and SafeGulf and gives the student a general idea of life and safety issues in the oil and gas industry, onshore and offshore. Instruction consists of general safety information that an employee should know before entering a company facility and while performing their assigned work duties. 8-hour course, two days Registration Fee: $255 Days: TBA, M-Th Hours: 5:00PM - 10:00PM Schedule: TBA STATE SAFETY INSPECTION 12-hour course, 3 evenings Registration Fee: $150 Days: T-W-Th Hours: 6:00PM 10:00PM Schedule: October , 2015 April , hour course, two days or evenings Registration Fee: $200 Days: T/Th Hours: TBA Schedule: TBA 2-hour exam only Registration Fee: $125 Days: TBA Hours: TBA Schedule: TBA Student must be available for tactile portion of the exam the week following the written exam.
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