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Automotive Service Technician

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Automotive Service Technician     

This 600-hour program prepares students for employment as entry-level technicians through classroom and hands-on training. The Polaris Automotive Service Technician program is conducted in a lab certified by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence. Included in the program are the following ASE Certification subjects:
• Automatic Transmissions and Transaxles
• Electrical/Electronic Systems
• Brakes
• Engine Theory and Repair
• Engine Performance
• Manual Transmission and Drive Train
• Heating and Air Conditioning
• Suspension and Steering Systems

Career Opportunities:
• Automotive Service Technician
• Automotive Parts
• Service Writer
• Fleet Mechanic
• Express Lane Technician


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Early Child Care Education/Child Development Associate

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Early Child Care Education/Child Development Associate     

The Early Child Care Education/Child Development Associate (CDA) is the most widely recognized credential in early child care education (ECE) and is a key stepping stone on the path of career advancement in ECE. The Polaris Career Center CDA program is designed to pre-pare students to successfully complete the requirements for the nationally recognized CDA credential.

The CDA credential is based on a core set of competency standards which guide early care professionals as they work toward becoming qualified teachers of young children. CDA students will learn how to nurture the emotional, physical, intellectual and social development of children. Students will also learn employability skills. The CDA student will gain knowledge of how to put the CDA Competency Standards into practice and an understanding of why those standards help children move with success from one developmental stage to another. Students will receive at least 35 Ohio approved training hours, as well as knowledge of working with the Ohio Early Learning Development Standards. Upon completion of the classroom hours, students will be prepared to begin working in a Step Up to Quality rated childcare center. Students will have completed a registry profile with OCCRRA and gain real life experience working in the child care field. With the new requirements for Step Up to Quality and the career pathways model, earning a CDA credential will enhance a student’s job opportunities and pay rate in the field. Learn the CDA Observation Method, R-O-R (Review, Observe & Reflect) and plan for the verification visit.

Students will receive 220-hours of classroom training and gain practical experience in a 480-hour unpaid field experience/externship (work-based activity) at an area Step Up to Quality child care center. Field experience hours will vary between 6:00 AM and 6:00 PM. Specific hours will be determined by the child care center.
Requirements for Completion:
• A “C” average (70%) or higher
• Attendance rate not less than 90%
• Payment of all outstanding obligations to the school

Certifications:
• AHA CPR/AED
• Communicable Disease for Childcare Personnel
• AHA Pediatric First Aid
• Child Abuse Recognition and Prevention Training
• Ohio Approved Professional Development Certificate
• Child Development Associate (CDA)

Career Opportunities:
• Lead teacher in infant, toddler or preschool program
• Assistant teacher in an infant, toddler, or preschool program
• Teacher's aide in an infant, toddler or preschool program
• Floater or substitute in an infant, toddler or preschool program
• Administrator in an infant, toddler or preschool program

Qualifies for our Adult Diploma Program
Visit polaris.edu/aecda to view the program video.

Schedule/Tuition:
Fall 2019 – Evening
Program Orientation: Monday, September 16, 2019 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Monday, Tuesday & Thursday plus 2 Saturdays
5:30 PM – 9:30 PM
September 17, 2019 – June 24, 2020
(approximate ending date)
Total Program Cost $6,995, includes: Tuition - $6,120, Books & Supplies - $147, Materials & Assessments - $728
Cost includes textbooks, supplies, certification fees and CDA application fee. Students can expect the following additional costs: physical exam, background check and immunizations.


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Cardiographic Technician

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Cardiographic Technician     

The Cardiographic Technician program is designed to prepare students to perform non-invasive cardiac testing procedures such as elec-trocardiograms, Holter and telemetry monitoring, along with stress testing. Cardiographic technicians work in hospitals and cardiology offices to assist physicians in the diagnosis and monitoring of heart disease. Students will receive 130-hours of classroom training, have the opportunity to gain practical experience through a 100-hour unpaid extern-ship (work-based activity) in a local, non-smoking clinical setting and learn employability skills. A minimum of 90% attendance with a C average (70%) grade or better is required for students to participate in the externship (work-based activity) opportunity. Upon completion, students will be eligible to take the Certified EKG Technician (CET) exam through the National Healthcareer Association, and the Cardiographic Technician (CCT) exam through Cardiovascular Credentialing International. Note: Students may be required to complete (at the student’s expense) immunizations/titers, drug screening, physical exam, and/or back-ground check prior to externship (work-based activity) placement at an externship (work-based activity)/clinical site. Externship (work-based activity) hours must be completed during daytime working hours. Requirements for Completion: • A “C” average (70%) or higher • Attendance rate not less than 90% • Payment of all outstanding obligations to the school Certifications: • Certified EKG Technician (CET) • AHA Healthcare Provider CPR Career Opportunities: • EKG Technicians • Cardiac Telemetry Monitor Technicians • Certified Holter Technicians • Stress Lab Technicians • Cardiovascular Technicians (with additional training) Visit www.polaris.edu/aecardio to view the program video. Schedule/Tuition: Fall 2019 - Evening Program Orientation: Monday, September 9, 2019 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Monday & Wednesday 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM September 11, 2019 – January 27, 2020 (approximate ending date)


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Dental Assisting

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Dental Assisting     

The field of Dental Assisting is growing according to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics. As valuable members of the dental care team, assistants increase the efficiency of the dentist in the delivery of quality oral health care. Learn the skills needed to assist chairside, including basic dental laboratory procedures, dental terminology, use of instruments and equipment, x-ray procedures, preparation of den-tal materials and dental office management skills. Curriculum includes: • Introduction to dentistry/oral health and nutrition • Infection control • Head and neck anatomy/physiology • Patient care/dental charting/psychology • Restorative materials/advanced chairside • Laboratory materials • Radiology • Practice management • Computer technology • Dental specialties • Employability skills Dental Assisting students will have the opportunity to gain practical experience through a 250-hour, unpaid externship (work-based activi-ty). A minimum of 90% attendance with a C average (70%) grade or better is required for students to participate in the externship (work-based activity) opportunity. Students may be required to complete (at the student’s expense), immunizations/titers, drug screening, physical exam and/or background check prior to the student’s placement at an externship (work-based activity) site. Students must complete the Hepatitis B series prior to participation in their externships (work-based activity). Students completing the program will be eligible to take the Certified Ohio Dental Assisting examination and earn the Certified Ohio Dental Assistant (CODA) credential. Students will also complete the Ohio Dental Assistant Radiographer initial training course. This initial training course satisfies the requirements of the Ohio State Dental Board and allows the student to earn the Ohio Dental Assistant Radiographer license. Requirements for Completion: • A “C” average (70%) or higher • Attendance rate not less than 90% • Payment of all outstanding obligations to the school Certification/License: • Certified Ohio Dental Assistant (CODA) • Ohio Dental Assistant Radiographer license (at student’s expense $25) Requirements: • Complete 7 hour course • Complete test with at least 70% pass rate • Complete series of x-rays at externship office within 60 days of testing • Submit above items to the Ohio State Dental Board for licensure • AHA Healthcare Provider CPR Career Opportunities: • Orthodontist Assistant • Pediatric Assistant • Oral Surgery Assistant • Front Desk/Receptionist • Dental Sales • Sterilization Assistant • Office Management Visit polaris.edu/aedental to view the program video. Schedule/Tuition: Fall 2019 – Evening Program Orientation: Tuesday, September 3, 2019 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM Monday – Thursday 5:00 PM – 10:30 PM September 4, 2019– June 22, 2020 (approximate ending date) Total Program Cost $10,495, includes: Tuition - $9,964, Books & Supplies - $217, Materials & Assessments - $314 Cost includes textbooks and certification examination fees. Students may expect the following additional costs: uniform, immuniza-tions/titers, radiology license exam fee and physical exam. At the discretion of the externship (work-based activity) location, a drug screening and background check may be required.


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Heating Ventilating Air Conditioning and Refrigeration

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Heating Ventilating Air Conditioning and Refrigeration     

The highly trained and in-demand technicians in the Heating, Ventilating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVAC/R) profession maintain the complex HVAC/R systems used in residential, light industrial and commercial buildings. Trained technicians have job stability and high earning potential. The program includes: • HVAC/R safety-related issues • Heating & air conditioning installation procedures • Understanding schematics • Airside systems • Proper venting • Duct work • Electrical code & electrical controls • Mechanical maintenance • Air properties & balancing • Heating & air conditioning diagnostic techniques • Refrigeration troubleshooting • Customer service • Employability skills Qualifies for One Year Option College Credit and CT2 College Credit Requirements for Completion: • A “C” average (70%) or higher • Attendance rate not less than 90% • Payment of all outstanding obligations to the school Certifications: • R-410A Safety Training and Certification for Technicians • 608 EPA Refrigerant Recovery Universal • OSHA 10-Hour • Apprentice PM Tech Certification • Industry Competency Exam (ICE) - Residential Air Conditioning & Heating Career Opportunities: • Furnace A/C Installer • HVAC/R Service Technician • Facilities Maintenance • Appliance Repair • HVAC Wholesaler • HVAC/R Contractor Visit polaris.edu/aehvac to view the program video. Students can expect the following additional costs: work boots (safety-toed footwear recommended).


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Medical Billing & Coding

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Medical Billing & Coding     

This 900-hour program is designed for those who wish to gain employment in medical billing, coding and health information management. Employers include physician practices, outpatient clinics, billing companies, as well as a variety of other medical facilities. Students will develop thorough knowledge of medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, diseases and conditions, electronic health records, practice management software, medical office administration practices, diagnostic and procedural coding, hospital billing, reimbursement and claim form procedures, employability skills and healthcare law and ethics. The program includes instructor lectures, knowledge-based assessments, practical applications and self-directed study. Graduates will be prepared for entry-level positions as medical administrative assistants, electronic health records specialists and medical billing and coding specialists. Students will complete a 160-hour unpaid externship (work-based activity) during daytime working hours. A minimum of 90% attendance with a C average (70%) grade or better is required for students to participate in the externship (work-based activity) opportunity. Students may be required to complete (at the student’s expense), immunizations/titers, drug screening, physical exam and/or background check prior to the student’s placement at an externship (work-based activity) site. It is highly recommended the student have keyboarding skills with some experience in Microsoft Word & Excel. Requirements for Completion: • A “C” average (70%) or higher • Attendance rate not less than 90% • Payment of all outstanding obligations to the school Certifications: • Certified Professional Coder (CPC) (Pending School License) • ProHIPAA • Certified Electronic Health Records Specialist (CEHRS) Career Opportunities: • Medical Billing Specialist • Medical Coding • Medical Records Specialist • Medical Reimbursement Specialist • Medical Billing Collections & Resolution Specialist • Claims Processor • Medical Billing Appeals/Denials Analyst Visit polaris.edu/aembc to view the program video. Schedule/Tuition: Fall 2019 – Day Program Orientation: Monday, September 16, 2020 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Monday – Thursday 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM September 17, 2019 – June 18, 2020 (approximate ending date) Total Program Cost $10,495, includes: Tuition - $8,984, Books & Supplies - $859, Materials & Assessments - $652 Cost includes textbooks, polo shirts and certification examination fees. Students may expect the following additional costs: drug screening and black pants. At the discretion of the externship (work-based activity) site, a physical exam, background check and im-munization/titers may be required.


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Medical Assisting

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Medical Assisting     

The accredited Medical Assisting program is a great way to gain access to this exciting profession in the growing healthcare field. The Medical Assisting curriculum prepares students to perform administrative, clinical and laboratory procedures for employment in a phy-sician’s office, clinic or hospital. This program includes: • Medical terminology, anatomy and physiology • Entry-level clinical skills & duties • Administrative skills • Scheduling appointments • Records management/electronic medical records • Medical law and ethics • Entry-level ICD-10/CPT coding • Health insurance claim forms • Adult/Child/Infant CPR/AED • First aid/medical emergencies • Computer skills • Psychology of human behavior • OSHA/universal precautions/personal protective equipment • HIPAA/standards and guidelines • Employability skills Students may be required to complete (at the student’s expense), immunizations/titers, drug screening, physical exam and/or background check prior to externship (work-based activity) placement. Students must complete the Hepatitis B series prior to participation in their ex-ternships (work-based activity). Medical Assisting students will have the opportunity to gain practical experience through a 160-hour unpaid externship (work-based activi-ty) which takes place during the program’s 946-hours. A minimum of 90% attendance with a C average (70%) grade or better is required for students to participate in the externship (work-based activity) opportunity. Qualifies for One Year Option College Credit and CT2 College Credit The Polaris Career Center Medical Assisting program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB). Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Program, 25400 US Highway 19 North, Suite 158, Clearwater FL 33763, phone: 727.210.2350, fax: 727.210.2354, email: Mail@caahep.org Requirements for Completion: • A “C” average (70%) or higher • Attendance rate not less than 90% • Payment of all outstanding obligations to the school Certifications: • Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) • Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT) • AHA Healthcare Provider CPR and Heartsaver First Aid Career Opportunities: • Certified Medical Assistant (CMA through AAMA) • Registered Medical Assistant (RMA through AMT) • Certified Phlebotomy Technologist (CPT through NHA) • Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA through NHA) • National Certified Medical Assistant (NCMA through NCCT) Visit polaris.edu/aemedicalassisting to view the program video. Schedule/Tuition: Fall 2019 – Day Program Orientation: Monday, September 9, 2019 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Monday – Thursday 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM September 10, 2019 – June 16, 2020 (approximate ending date) Total Program Cost $10,495 includes: Tuition - $9,638, Books & Supplies - $405, Materials & Assessments - $452 Cost includes textbooks and certification examination fees. Students may expect the following additional costs: uniform, immuniza-tions/titers and physical exam. At the discretion of the externship (work-based activity) site, a drug screening and background check may be required.


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Phlebotomy Certification

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Phlebotomy Certification     

Students will be trained to perform a variety of blood collection methods on adults using proper techniques and precautions including: vacuum collection devices, syringes, capillary skin puncture and butterfly needles. Students will gain the knowledge necessary to take the Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT) exam through classroom instruction and a 100-hour unpaid extern­ship. A minimum of 90% attendance with a C average (70%) grade or better is required for students to participate in the externship (work-based activity) opportunity. Successful completion of a Medical Terminology course is recommended but not required. Note: Students may be required to complete (at the student’s expense) immunizations/titers, drug screening, physical exam and/or back-ground check prior to externship (work-based activity) placement. Externship (work-based activity) hours will be scheduled during the day, and students will be placed as space is available. Prior to externship (work-based activity), students will be required to complete and pass a criminal background check and complete the three-part Hepatitis B vaccination series. Students must have received the first of three Hepati-tis B vaccinations prior to the first day of class. Requirements for Completion: • A “C” average (70%) or higher • Attendance rate not less than 90% • Payment of all outstanding obligations to the school Certifications: • Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT) • AHA Healthcare Provider CPR Career Opportunities: • Phlebotomist at the following locations: Hospitals, Healthcare Clinics, Physician Office, Insurance Company, Home Health Ser-vices, Private Labs, Red Cross, Blood Collection Centers, Dialysis Units and Plasma Centers Visit polaris.edu/aephlebotomy to view the program video. Schedule/Tuition: Fall 2019 - Evening Program Orientation: Monday, September 23, 2019 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM Monday – Wednesday 5:30 PM – 9:30 PM September 24, 2019 – January 28, 2020 (approximate ending date) Spring 2020 - Evening Program Orientation: Monday, February 3, 2020 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM Monday – Wednesday 5:30 PM – 9:30 PM February 4, 2020 – May 26, 2020 (approximate ending date) Total Program Cost $3,295, includes: Tuition $2,918, Books & Supplies - $121, Materials & Assessments - $256 Cost includes textbooks and certification examination fees. Students may expect the following additional costs: uniform, immuniza-tions/titers and background check. At the discretion of the externship (work-based activity) site location, a physical exam may be re-quired.


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Police Academy

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Police Academy     

This program will adhere to all State of Ohio OPOTA/C standards. The Polaris Career Center Police Academy prepares candidates for police and natural resource law enforcement officer positions and other careers that require peace officer training. This program is conducted under the auspices of the Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission. The instruction will be provided by those who have experience and expertise in the field of law enforcement, natural resources and parks and recreation. The Academy training includes: • Administration • Legal • Human resources • Firearms • Driving • Subject control • First aid/CPR • Patrol • Civil disorders • Investigation • Physical conditioning • Aerosol defense spray • Expandable baton • Employability skills This all-inclusive academy will provide the following during the program: • Academy uniforms (except shoes and black belt) including the following: two shirts, two pairs of pants, one sweatshirt, one pair of sweatpants, one jacket, one knit hat and one duty bag • Use of duty belt with accessories (holster, magazine pouch, handcuff case, etc.) • Use of handgun and ammunition • Use of shotgun and ammunition • Use of expandable baton • Use of chemical repellent spray (OC/Pepper Spray) • Use of taser Qualifies for CT2 College Credit Certifications: • Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission (OPOTC) • To be eligible for OPTC certification as a peace officer, you will need to successfully complete certain skill-based student perfor-mance objectives (SPO's), meet higher physical fitness assessment standards, and pass a written state certification exam (SCE) showing knowledge of cognitive-based SPO's. Each student is given two opportunities to pass each proficiency. • AHA First Aid & CPR/AED • Collapsible Baton Certification • Taser Certification Career Opportunities: • Police Officer • County Sheriff • Park Ranger • Wildlife Officer • Hospital based Police Officer REQUIREMENTS AND PREREQUISITES TO REGISTER: Students may register once all prerequisite requirements listed below are met. Students must: • Be 21 years of age by the completion of the program • Show proof of a valid driver’s license • Show proof of current automobile insurance • Complete a physical exam with satisfactory results AFTER April 1, 2019 • Complete and pass the State of Ohio requiredphysical fitness assessment • Complete a satisfactory drug screening test witin 72 hours of passing the physical assessment • Complete a background check with satisfactory results (no felonies or serious misdemeanors) Contact the Adult Education department to schedule the physical fitness assessment by calling 440.891.7653 or 440.891.7697. Once a student has satisfactorily completed all prerequisites, the student may register in-person by following the registration procedures. Requirements for Completion: • A “C” average (70%) grade or higher • Attendance rate not less than 90% for non-OPOTA hours • Payment of all outstanding obligations to the school • Successfully pass all state proficiency standards • Students registered in the Police Academy will also adhere to the policies presented in the PEACE OFFICER BASIC TRAINING STUDENT HANDBOOK administered by the state. Visit polaris.edu/aeopota to view the program video. Schedule/Tuition: Fall 2019 – Evening & Saturday Program Orientation: Tuesday, August 28, 2019 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Monday – Thursday & Saturday 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM (M – Th) & 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM (Sat) September 3, 2019 – June 2020 (exact completion date determined by enrollment and weather; some Fridays and Sundays may be required) Cost includes uniforms (except shoes and black belt), all supplies and state examination fee. Students can expect the following additional costs: physical exam, drug screening, uniform shoes, black belt and any make-up hour costs.


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Precision/CNC Machine Technology

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Precision/CNC Machine Technology     

Join the high-demand, high-tech field of precision machining, and enjoy stable employment in the dynamic environment of manufacturing. Experience the satisfaction of making your own components from concept to completion using Computer Numerical Control (CNC) produc-tion technology and equipment. This program takes place in a state-of-the art, fully renovated lab. All students will be given the opportunity to earn Level 1 credentials from the National Institute for Metalworking Skills, Inc. (NIMS). This hands-on curriculum includes: • Applied mathematics, blueprint interpretation, geometric dimensioning & tolerancing • Project work on lathes, mills, surface grinders • CNC/CAM fundamentals • Manufacturing safety and job planning • Hand tools and drilling machines • Inspection instruments and quality control • Web-based instruction in partnership with Tooling U • Employability skills Qualifies for Adult Diploma Program Requirements for Completion: • A “C” average (70%) or higher • Attendance rate not less than 90% • Payment of all outstanding obligations to the school Certifications: • National Institute for Metalworking Skills, Inc. (NIMS) • OSHA 10-Hour Career Opportunities: • Tool & Die • CNC Programmer • General Machinist • CNC Operator Visit polaris.edu/aecnc to view the program video. Schedule/Tuition: Fall 2019 - Evening Program Orientation: Monday, September 9, 2019 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Monday – Thursday 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM September 10, 2019 – June 25, 2020 (approximate ending date) Total Program Cost $8,995, includes: Tuition - $8,453, Books & Supplies - $460, Materials & Assessments - $82 Cost includes textbooks, Tooling U online training, safety glasses and examination fees.


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Cosmetology Academy

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Cosmetology Academy     

The Cosmetology Academy program prepares students for careers in this exciting, cutting-edge field. Gain hands-on experience in the brand new Polaris Career Center salon, Allure, while obtaining the industry knowledge necessary for the Ohio State Board of Cosmetology license. Acquire skills commonly used in cosmetology in the following areas: • Dispensary operations • Sanitation • Reception duties • Salon management Emphasis will be placed on the hands-on practice of: • Scalp care and hair treatments • Shaping and cutting hair • Styling hair • Permanent waving and relaxing • Hair coloring, highlighting and toning • Manicuring/pedicuring • Facial treatments • Wig and hairpiece care • Employability skills Requirements for Completion: • A “C” average (70%) or higher • Attendance rate not less than 90% • Payment of all outstanding obligations to the school License: • Ohio State Board Licensed Cosmetologist • Must pass the state board exam • Required for employment The Cosmetology Academy program is a 2-year program. Qualified students will have access to two years of Financial Aid funding. Quali-fies for the One Year Option College Credit. Visit polaris.edu/aecos to view the program video. Career Opportunities (State license required): • Cosmetologist • Color technician • Perm specialist • Hair cutting specialist • Esthetician • Nail technician • Platform artist • Equipment sales Schedule/Tuition: Fall 2019 - Evening Program Orientation: Monday, September 16, 2019 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM Monday – Thursday 4:00 PM – 9:00 PM September 17, 2019 – June, 2021 (approximate ending date) Total Program Cost $14,695, includes: Tuition - $13,711, Books & Supplies - $932, Materials & Assessments - $52 Cost includes textbooks, tool kit with mannequins, nail kit and smock. Students can expect the following additional cost: Uniform and licensure examination fee .


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Welding

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Welding     

Become a trained technician in the welding, fabricating and metallurgical trades and learn the skills needed for entry level employment. Some welding and fabrication occupations include welding inspector or metal fabricator. Highly trained technicians repair and produce the products used in the manufacturing, structural and fabrication industries. Qualified welding and metal fabricating technicians have job stability and high earning potential. This program takes place in both classroom and fully-equipped, state-of-the-art welding lab settings. It is designed to teach practical applications and theory related to the welding trade while preparing students for the American Welding Society (AWS) certifications. This program includes: • Welding safety • Blueprint fundamentals • Reading welding symbols • Oxy-acetylene cutting, welding and brazing • Base metal preparations • Weld quality • SMAW (Shielded Metal Arc Welding or Stick Welding) • SMAW equipment and setup • SMAW electrodes and selection • SMAW groove welds with backing • SMAW open V-groove welds • SMAW open-root pipe welds • SMAW vertical welding • Plasma arc cutting • Basic GTAW (Gas Tungsten Arc Welding, TIG) • Basic GMAW (Gas Metal Arc Welding, MIG) • Theory, welding and machine operation • Introduction to pipe welding • Virtual reality welding • Employability skills Students are given the opportunity to earn the American Welding Society (AWS) certification. Qualifies for One Year Option College Credit and Adult Diploma Program Requirements for Completion: • A “C” average (70%) or higher • Attendance rate not less than 90% • Payment of all outstanding obligations to the school Certifications: • American Welding Society (AWS) • OSHA 10-Hour Career Opportunities: • Welding Inspector • Metal Fabricator • Aerospace Welder • Manufacturing Welder Visit www.polaris.edu/aewelding to view the program video. Schedule/Tuition: Fall 2019 - Evening Program Orientation: Monday, September 9, 2019 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM Monday – Thursday 5:30 PM - 10:00 PM September 10, 2019 – June 4, 2020 (approximate ending date) Total Program Cost $8,995, includes: Tuition - $8,331, Books & Supplies - $397, Materials & Assessments - $267 Cost includes textbooks, safety glasses and two AWS certification examination fees. Students can expect the following additional costs: work boots (safety-toed footwear recommended).