Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About JTED

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About JTED

Taylor Gaines, Staff writer

Pima County JTED offers many classes that you can take that will allow you to jump-start your career. You have to be a sophomore, junior, senior in high school or under 22 years of age by February 1, 2017 to be eligible to take one of these courses. You also must live within one of the Pima County JTED member school districts which include the following: Ajo, Amphitheater, Baboquivari, Catalina Foothills, Flowing Wells, Mammoth- San Manuel, Marana, Sahuarita, Santa Cruz Valley, Sunnyside, Tanque Verde, Tucson, and Vail.

There are 22 courses available and you could also get high school credit for taking one of them.

1.3D Animation and Game Design– Learn skills to create interactive and visually stimulating presentation, 3D modeling, animation, interactive media and digital gaming.

2.Graphic Design– Sharpen your artistic skills and learn to use state-of-the-art software and techniques to design an array of logos, posters, brochures, and more.

3.Information Technologies– Learn about design, installation, maintenance, and repair of computers, software, and network systems.

4.Healthcare Foundations (HCF)- This course gives students exposure to a variety of health related and medical careers. It provides fundamentals leading to healthcare careers, including Caregiver, LNA, Medical Assistant, Physical Therapy Aide and EMT.

5.Certified Caregiver– Learn to provide support and care for patients incapable of caring for themselves. Become certified to work in private homes and assisted living facilities.

6.Licensed Nursing Assistant (LNA)-(Formerly CNA) Prepare for LNA state license and Caregiver certification by learning to monitor vital signs and help patients with personal needs: bathing, dressing, and eating. Students will complete classroom instruction, skill lab, and clinical experience working in long-term care facilities.

7.Medical Assistant(MA)- Master skills needed to work with patients in a clinic or physicians office. Learn how to collect blood and other specimen samples, set up surgical trays, perform screenings for diseases, and collect patient vitals and medical history.

8.Physical Therapy Aide– Learn about injury recognition and physical therapy techniques to assist with patient rehabilitation.

9. Automotive technology– Use our CDX automotive training system. Learn general engine performance diagnosis and replair, and how to evaluate and fix brakes, steering, suspension, electrical, and electronic system.

10.Aviation Technology– Learn aircraft maintenance, blueprint reading, motion dynamics, electrical systems, aircraft weight and balance, aviation safety, and regulatory requirements. These courses are part of the preparation for AirFrame and Powerplant Certification testing. Additional Aviation coursework is required before taking the A and P certifications.

11.Electrical Utilities Technology– Prepare to earn your certificate for direct employment and become eligible for TEP’s pre- apprenticeship program. Learn about installation, repair and maintenance of electrical and telecommunications infrastructure and systems.

12.Heavy Equipment Operations– Learn about surveying, excavation, and operation of heavy equipment such as bulldozers, scrapers, motor graders and other construction and site preparation equipment. Earn NCCER Core certification.

13.Precision Manufacturing– Learn precious engineering and manufacturing with an emphasis on the design and performance of machining tools, metrology, tooling elements, machine structures, sources of errors, precision machining processes and process planning.

14.Cosmetology– Prepare to earn your Arizona State Board of Cosmetology license through both theory and hands-on experience. Master hair cutting, style and color, skin care, nail technology, infection control and salon management while completing 1600 hours.

15.Culinary Arts– Gain experience in a commercial kitchen using state-of-the-art equipment and professional culinary tools. Advanced students train on-the-job through JTED’S catering services.

16.Early Childhood Education– Learn about child development and acquire skills needed to work with and care for infant-to-school-age children. Advanced students gain hands-on experience in the Little Lions preschool.

17.Fire Service-Learn how to protect life and property, participate in physical training, and experience hands-on applications with a team of professional firefighters. Earn CPR/First Aid, Hazmat and Wildlands certification.

18.Law, Public Safety and Security– Become a Certified Protection Officer. Learn about criminal justice, public safety, legal systems, search and seizure, law enforcement procedures, and forensics from experienced law enforcement officers.

19.Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)-Learn about Emergency Medical Systems and prepare for National licensure as an Emergency Medical Technician. Gain skills in patient assessment, basic triage, and scene safety.

20.Agriscience– Learn about care and management of large and small animals, wildlife research, animal health, anatomy, and physiology.

21.Veterinary Science– Explore the science of veterinary medicine. Learn about treatment and care for large and small animals as part of a veterinary team in a clinic, lab, and farm setting.

22.Projects search– Project SEARCH helps students with significant intellectual and development disabilities who are in their last year of high school obtain meaningful employment.

TO ENROLL- Go online to www.pimaJTED.org and click on the enrollment link under the Student Service tab. In order to be placed in a class or put on a waiting list you must submit copies of your birth certificate, current immunization records, proof of AZ residence (document showing the parent/guardian name and address), and an additional documents required by specific programs. Enrollment applications will be accepted until classes are full or too far underway for students to join. Online enrollment begins January 11, 2016. Fee waivers are available for students who demonstrate financial need, speak with a JTED Central Campus counselor or email [email protected].