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    AUTO BODY:                                   This course includes the name, use and care of tools of the trade: skills        

                                                          needed for welding, replacing and repairing parts, and panels, as well as      

    (Auto Body I)                                interior and exterior cleanup.  Spray gun technique along with care of          

    State:  20116A001                         paint equipment, including types of paint and refinish systems are taught.    

                                                           Another unit is repair estimating.  College dual credits are available.           

    (Auto Body II)                                                                                                                                                                               

    State:  20116A002                       Two year program                                          Sessions 9:00 - 11:20 a.m.        

                                                          6 credits                                                                                                                             

    AUTOMOTIVE                                 This course combines technical background information in the classroom    

    MECHANICS:                                   and practical experience in the shop.  Training is given on many types of     

                                                          vehicles and engines, using the latest types of equipment.  Work and           

    (Automotive Technician I)            study is done on engine over-haul and tune-up, suspension, brakes,              

    State:  20104A001                         wheel balancing, electrical systems, fuel injection, emission control            

                                                           computer systems, air-conditioning, and accessories.                                        

    (Automotive Technician II)                                                                                                                                                           

    State:  20104A002                         Two year program                                          Sessions 9:00 - 11:20 a.m.        

                                                           6 credits                                                                                                                              


    COMMERCIAL ART:                          This is a two year program for junior and senior students interested in a       

                                                           career or a vocation of commercial illustration and advertising.  The           

    (Graphic Communications I)        course covers a very wide variety of experiences in art.  Students will be     

    State:  11154A001                         given experiences in advertising, computer graphics, paste-up design,         

                                                           sign painting, fashion design, interior design, and display design.  The        

    (Commercial Advertising              principles and elements of design will be emphasized on each project.         

    Art I)                                             Emphasis upon excellence in craftsmanship with a time element is              

    State:  11155A001                         stressed as if employed on the job.  Prerequisite-Art I.                                


                                                          Two year program                                          Sessions 9:00 - 11:20 a.m.        

                                                           6 credits                                                                                                                             

    DRAFTING/COMPUTER-                  A two year course which provides learning experiences related to the          

    AIDED DRAFTING:                          principles, tools, materials, techniques, equipment and processes                 

                                                          utilized in the production and reproduction of drawings, layouts, plans        

    (Architectural Drafting I)             and blueprints.  Emphasis will be placed on three-dimensional                    

    State:  21103A001                         representation using the computer as a drafting tool.  Instruction is              

                                                          provided in freehand sketching; theory of projection; relationship of            

    (Architectural Drafting II)            coordinate planes; object position in relation and requirements of                

    State:  21103A002                         dimensioning and understanding tolerances; isometrics of planes and          

                                                           solids; cavalier, cabinets, and general oblique drawing; diametric                

                                                           drawing; and picture plans, points of sight, visual rays, and vanishing          

                                                           points in perspective drawing.                                                                                    


                                                                            Two year program                                          Sessions 9:00 - 11:20 a.m.        

                                                                            6 credits                                                                                                                           


    ELECTRONICS:                               This course is a training program for junior and senior students who desire a

                                                          career in some field of Electronics or Computer Networking.  Both theory   

    (Industrial Electronics I)               and practical experience will be emphasized.  Introductory principles ranging

    State:  17104A001                         from AC-DC circuitry through Networking and Cisco Routers will be         

                                                           taught.  Practical skills will include trouble-shooting methods, reading        

    (Industrial Electronics II)             schematic diagrams and programming at 3 levels.  Tools used will include  

    State:  17104A002                         meters, oscilloscopes, power supplies and software.  Advanced topics          

                                                            include game design, digital circuits and interfacing.  Computer circuitry,    

                                                             repair of computers and LAN cabling is included.  Successful completion   

                                                             of the program should enable the student to complete the (A+ certified)       

                                                             computer technician certification, Network+ Certified Network                  

                                                             Administration (N+) certification or other electronic technical certification. 


                                                             Two year program                                          Sessions 9:00 - 11:20 a.m.        

                                                               6 credits                                                                                                                              


    FOOD SERVICE:                              This is a two year program for those students who aim for employment in the

                                                          food industry.  Classroom work will include units in food preparations using

    (Culinary Occupations I)              restaurant equipment such as a bench mixer, deep fryer and grill.  Menu      

    State:  16052A001                         planning, serving skills management practices, nutrition, job interviews and

                                                          applications will be covered.  Field trips will be taken to hotels, bakeries,    

                                                           hospitals and restaurants.  Trained food service personnel are in demand      

    (Culinary Occupations II)             and job opportunities are excellent for the future.  On the job experience      

    State:  16055A001                         in the food service establishments is mandatory.  Opportunity for state        

                                                           certification by providing instruction on the "Applied Food Service Sanitation".


                                                           Two year program                                          Sessions 9:00 - 11:20 a.m.        

                                                            6 credits                                                                                                                              


    MACHINE SHOP:                             Two year course that provides study of blueprint reading, metallurgy, shop safety,

                                                          shop mathematics and CNC programming.                                                           

    (Machine Shop                              Emphasis will be placed on operation and set-up of metal cutting, lathes, mills,

    Technology I)                                drills, grinders, and saws.                                                                                          

    State:  13203A005                                                                                                                                                                         

                                                          Two year program                                          Sessions 9:00 - 11:20 a.m.        

    Technology II)                              6 credits                                                                                                                              

    State:  13203A006                                                                                                                                                                         



    POWER MECHANICS:                      A two year course vocational in nature is for those junior and senior students who

                                                          aim for a career in the repair and assembly of farm machinery.  Instruction will

    (Agricultural Machinery               be given for all types of mechanical equipment, including diesel motors, and                                                      

    Service)                                         hydraulic and electrical systems.                                                                          

    State:  18449A001                                                                                                                                                                         

                                                          Diagnostic equipment for engine analysis will be used and advanced welding will

                                                          be included.  Assembly of new equipment, tune up, and complete overhaul of

                                                          old equipment will be part of the course.                                                               


                                                          Two year program                                          Sessions 9:00 - 11:20 a.m.        

                                                           6 credits                                                                                                                              


    WELDING:                                      The classroom portion of this program provides study in welding safety, basic math

                                                          blueprint reading and layout, metallurgy, welding processes, fabrication, and repair.

    (Welding Technology I)                Shop exercises consist of oxy-acetylene welding and cutting, shielded metal arc

    State:  13207A001                         welding, gas metal arc welding (MIG), and tungsten metal arc (TIG) in       

                                                           various positions.                                                                                                           

    (Welding Technology II)                                                                                                                                                               

    State:  13207A002                         Two year program                                          Sessions 9:00 - 11:20 a.m.        

                                                            6 credits                                                                                                                              




    Okaw morning sessions begin at 9:00 a.m. and end 11:20 a.m.                                                                        


    Dual Credit with Kaskaskia College and Lake Land College is available in certain programs.        


    All Okaw Area Vocational Center programs incorporate the following 10 traits that form the core of

    our Work Ethnics curriculum: attendance, character, teamwork, appearance, attitude, productivity,

    organizational skills, communication, cooperation, and respect.