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Columbia Basin Technical Skills Center Program List

 
 
Students in ALL courses will have the opportunity to earn First Aid/CPR/AED Certification. All classes earn a total of 3 credits upon successful completion of the year-long course.
 
 

Advanced Manufacturing

  • 1 tech math credit
  • 1 art credit
  • Up to 3 occupational or elective credits
  • .5 tech science
  • Tech Prep college credit through Big Bend Community College
 
Did you know that much of the world is held together by welds (bridges, heavy equipment, machines, buildings)? Do you like working in a shop setting, using tools and machines? You will learn valuable welding techniques including oxy-acetylene welding and cutting, shielded metal arc welding, gas metal and flux cored (MIG) arc welding, and gas tungsten arc (TIG) welding. In addition to welding skills, you will also learn assembly, tooling, fabrication, math, and problem-solving, CAD-based design technology and water jet cutting technology in this class. Numerous job possibilities include sheet metal, iron working, pipe fitting, boiler making and working in manufacturing and welding shops. Certification opportunities include OSHA 10, Forklift and lift certification.
 

Automated Manufacturing and Design

  • Up to 3 elective or occupational credits
  • .5 art credit
  • 1 tech math or geometry credit
  • 1 tech science
 
In hands-on labs, you'll learn mechanical and architectural drafting, computer-aided drafting, design (CAD), 3D Printing, Robotics & Programmable Logic Controls, Drone Technology and CNC programming. Explore various engineering disciplines, as well as safety, current industry trends and educational opportunities. The program puts a strong emphasis on developing professional STEM skills in high demand, such as creativity, critical thinking, collaboration, and communication.
 

Automotive Technology*

  • Up to 3 elective or occupational credits
  • .5 tech science
 
Do you have a passion for cars? Are you interested in following a career path in the automotive industry? If so, this course is for you. Auto Tech coursework includes both theory and hands-on training with hoists, computerized wheel aligners, tire mounting and balancing machines, engine rebuilding and the latest in handheld meters, scan tools, and lab scopes. You will learn how to maintain and tune-up as well as diagnose and repair vehicles. The course is taught by an ASE Certified Technician. You are also taught to demonstrate professionalism and follow safety procedures in the auto service industry.
 
*Off-site location - Big Bend Community College
 

Construction Trades

  • 1 geometry and/or tech math credit in this class.
  • 1 art credit
  • Up to 3 elective or occupational credits
  • .5 tech science
  • Tech Prep math credits available through Big Bend Community College
 
Do you think about designing, planning and building the structures where we live and work? Do you like to bring your ideas to life? In this course, you will learn skills of the construction trade and then use those skills on actual construction projects on-site and off campus. Skills taught include framing, siding, roofing, electric, HVAC, plumbing, the proper and safe use of tools, job site safety, estimation of labor and materials, construction mathematics and measuring, building codes and blueprint reading. You will also be exposed to the construction industry through guest speakers and participation in field trips. The course is designed to prepare you for direct entry into an apprenticeship of skilled craftsperson by meeting academic and industry standards. Certification opportunities include OSHA 10, Forklift and lift certification.
 

Cosmetology*

  • 1 art credit
  • .5 tech science
  • Up to 3 elective or occupational credits
 

Are you a creative person who likes to help people feel good about themselves? In this class, you will learn to use tools of the industry and the business skills necessary to be successful. Instruction and practice in the program include scalp and hair analysis, cutting, trimming, and styling hair; facial treatments and conditioning; bacteriology; ethics; sterilization and sanitation; nail services and chemical services. Lecture and lab time are documented in order to help you qualify for a professional license. The cosmetology program covers the 1640 hours required to take the Washington State Cosmetology, Barbering, Nail Technician and Esthetician examination.

*Off-site location - Blades on Broadway, Char Glo School of Beauty or Elegance Hair Academy

Criminal Justice

  • Up to 3 occupational or elective credits
  • .5 Forensic Technology,
  • * 1 English (if passed SBAC)
  • .5 Street Law credit
  • 1 PE
 

Do you want to serve your community? Would you like to learn about Criminal Investigation from a real police officer? In this course, you will investigate the role of local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies, and the corrections department. You will take field trips to public service and criminal justice facilities and receive training in fingerprinting, patrol and investigative procedures, criminal and traffic laws, conflict resolution, record keeping and technical writing. You will meet and hear from a variety of representatives from public safety organizations and departments. The program trains you for entry-level employment in Correctional Services, Law Enforcement Services, and Security and Protective Services.

Culinary Arts

  • 1 art credit
  • 1 tech math
  • 1 food tech science
  • Up to 3 elective or occupational credits
  • Tech prep credits available through Walla Walla Community College
 

From menu planning to food prep to dining room experience, students will be immersed in real-world learning experiences. Local restaurants and hospitality companies are instructional partners, sharing industry knowledge and current trends. Learn kitchen procedures, sanitation, and safety, estimating, budgeting, event planning, baking/food preparation, banquet, and catering service, hosting and storeroom management. Receive training applicable to working in restaurants, hotels, and resorts, as well as a foundation for further culinary education. Students can earn industry permits and certifications including the WA State Food Handler’s Permit, NRA ServSafe Management Training, and Tips Certification.

Digital Multimedia Design

  • Up to 3  elective or occupational credits
  • 1 art credit
 

In this program, students will learn to design print, video, photographic, and online media using Creative Cloud’s suite of Adobe programs: Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and Premiere. The goal is to develop an understanding of the fundamentals of multiple forms of media with a focus on the creative aspects of each. Students will learn digital animation, photography, website design, advertising, typography, color theory, videography, and audio and visual design concepts. Our program teaches students to solve design problems cooperatively. Students will learn to use digital media such as Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter and Facebook to share their media projects and also learn how businesses use online programs.

Entrepreneurship/Marketing

  • Up to 3 occupational or elective credits
  • 1 art credit
  • 1 business math credit
 

Have you ever thought about opening your own business? Learn how to become an entrepreneur. Learn professionalism, fundamentals of marketing, customer service, buying and selling, store promotions, the importance of product knowledge, merchandising and visual display, project and retail management. This class will learn how to develop a business plan, logo design, business cards, brochures and look at media as a promotional tool with a strong emphasis on employability skills, leadership, and teamwork.

Students run the Pallets and Pipes store at CB Tech.

Professional Medical Careers

  • 1 tech science credit
  • .5 1 health credit
  • up to 3 occupational credits
  • Tech Prep college credits through Big Bend Community College
  • 1 English credit if passed the SBAC
 

Are you caring, detail oriented and adaptable? Do you like to help people of all ages? Students will learn about the body systems, illnesses and conditions, professionalism and teamwork, and basic nursing skills. Once students meet the criteria, they are able to apply their knowledge and skills while caring for real patients/residents, at clinical rotations, in our local facilities. Multiple industry certifications are available, including the following: Healthcare Provider CPR and AED, First Aid, HIPPA, Food Handlers, Bloodborne Pathogen and Dementia. Successful completion of all requirements, including clinical rotations, allows eligibility for the Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) State Licensing Examinations.

Video Game Programming

  • 1 geometry or tech math credit
  • 1 art credit
  • Up to 3 elective or occupational credits
  • 1 English credit if passed the SBAC
  • Tech Prep college credit through Big Bend Community College
  • 1 Computer Science

Do you love video games? Are you interested in developing your own games? In this class, students learn key art, math and computer science programming concepts that are applied to video game production. When developing their games, students communicate how and why they came to the conclusions they did in their project, addressing industry issues such as labor practices, intellectual property rights, publishing contracts, and controversial game content. Students also learn how programming can apply to a wide variety of careers. All courses are taught using the C++ programming language and cover a spectrum of basic and introductory material.