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Photovoltaics (PV) Systems

DCB 1795

The class covers the basic sizing and design of systems to serve a given electrical load and safety procedures for installers and for those learning the basics of solar installation. Students study the electrical code for PV systems in detail and the various mounting systems for PV arrays and how they affect roofs. Course includes a hands-on installation of a PV system. Students completing this course may sit for the NABCEP Associate Exam. This course is approved by New York State Bureau of Veterans Education for payment of VA Education Benefits. Prerequisite: Electrical Theory. Required text: Photovoltaic Systems, ISBN: 9780826913081

CASAC Program

DCB 1803

Building Analyst Training

DCB 1842

This training prepares students to perform comprehensive, "whole-house" energy assessments, identify a building’s problems at the root cause and prescribing and prioritizing solutions based on building science principles. Upon successful completion of the written and field exams, students will receive Building Analyst certification. Building Analyst is a prerequisite for several other BPI certifications. Prerequisite: basic building science background is strongly recommended Suggested textbook: Residential Energy, ISBN: 9781880120095

CASAC Info Session

DCB 1853

For those interested in becoming an addictions counselor or for professionals who wish to re-specialize in addiction counseling, these sessions will address the training, education, and competencies required. Speak to a Program Coordinator about how academic coursework may substitute for some of the requisite training hours.

Phlebotomy Technician

DCB 1895

This 90-hour Phlebotomy Technician Program prepares professionals to collect blood specimens from clients for the purpose of laboratory analysis. Students will become familiar with all aspects related to blood collection and develop comprehensive skills to perform venipunctures completely and safely. Classroom and lab work includes terminology, anatomy and physiology; blood collection procedures; specimen hands-on practice; and training in skills and techniques to perform puncture methods. Course fee includes textbook.

Electrical Theory I - Basics

DCB 1947

Learn electrical theory basics for a variety of professional fields including the manufacturing field. Course will cover basic electrical distribution, identifying and selecting electrical equipment, sizing wires and overcurrent protection, an introduction to the National Electrical Code, installing wires and conduit, theory of series and parallel circuits and measuring voltage and current. This course includes a lab component.

Financial Management

DCB 2014

Research has shown that the vast majority of millionaires are fastidious planners, budgeters, and investors. They set a goal, make a plan to reach that goal, then work hard to make it happen. Presentation demonstrates ways to develop a sound financial strategy one that covers all the financial bases, from insurance to investing to estate conservation. This educational presentation will include directions on the: Ways to help money work smarter and harder, How to estimate the amount of insurance protection one may need, The true cost of credit-card debt, Three critical components of a sound investment plan, Steps to take to help manage taxes and potentially increase net worth, How to calculate how much money one may need to retire, and Important estate conservation strategies. Everyone who attends will receive a full-color, 20-page workbook on financial management. This resource contains a wealth of information-including exercises and questions that could help you assess the current situation and make sound financial decisions.

Retirement Investing

DCB 2037

This course expands on topics covered in the first course. Additional topics covered are sections and conventions, and isometric drawings. Special emphasis is placed on using the software to complete the assignments. Prerequisite: Drafting Fundamentals I.

Money & Finance Package

DCB 2038

Take all three classes and receive a discount! Financial Management, Social Security and Retirement Investing Instructor: B. Ginty is the owner of Independent Financial Services, specializing in comprehensive financial planning.

Mathematics for Manufacturing

DCB 2064

Strengthen mathematic skills needed for the set-up and operation of machine tools and computer numerical control (CNC) programming. Mathematical operations including fractions, exponents, basic algebra and trigonometry will be reviewed. Prerequisite: Basic Mathematics

Art as a Business

DCB 2086

Are you a talented artist struggling to survive in the business world? Do you feel that the business side of your trade escapes you? Or are you a serious craftsman who has considered turning your creative hobby into a business? This seminar will provide you with valuable information on how to build a business from a passion and turn your art into a successful business endeavor. Topics such as taxes, insurance, sales and marketing strategies, financial controls, craft fairs and self-promotion will be covered by an experienced artist and business person.

Successful Farmers Mkt Booth

DCB 2087

Farmers Markets and other open air retail venues have become increasingly popular in our area producing an important amount of economic activity for retailers. This seminar examines the issues that make a successful market booth such as product presentation, signage, marketing, internet presence, use of social media, customer analytics, costs controls and analysis, location, handling payment, permits, etc. The seminar is presented by a seasoned business counselor with an extensive amount of experience managing local open air markets who is willing to share the secrets of successful participation in this type of venues.

Adv Manufacturing Info Session

DCB 2118

Interested in finding out more about our Advanced Manufacturing program? Come to this information session and find out how you can have a credential to start a career in Advanced Manufacturing before summer!

Personal Trainer - Hybrid

DCB 2126

Get all the information needed to start an exciting fitness career and become a Certified Personal Trainer. We have over 5,000 internship employers waiting to hire our graduates. We do what a written test alone cannot do for you to become a successful Certified Personal Trainer. Our unique employer internship walks many of our graduates into better paying jobs! This challenging course is for candidates wanting CONVENIENT ONLINE information with in-depth instruction and hands-on practical labs on video to understand how it all comes together. Your key bonus option is to experience & master the essential career hands on skills at a local fitness center near you as part of this collegiate program. This is a special feature that only W.I.T.S. offers.

Programmable Logic Controllers

DCB 2155

This course will provide the fundamentals of a PLC. Hands-on instruction and industrial-type applications of PLCs requiring relay ladder logic control and a study of automated manufacturing and the functions of PLCs in an industrial environment will be provided. Topics include components of a PLC, memory organization, discrete I/O, numbering systems, logic gates, Boolean algebra, relay ladder logic, times, counters, word level logic and troubleshooting. Approved for 45 PDHs. Suggested Prerequisite: Electrical Theory, MAT 115 or higher. Required textbooks: Please inquire when registering.

Drone Piloting Commercial Use

DCB 2163

Attend our FREE INFORMATION SESSION! Learn about Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) rules for flying drones commercially. This exciting and emerging new technology is now available for commercial FAA Remote Pilot Certification. Learn how drone use is transforming industries and will have a substantial economic impact by enhancing current jobs and creating new jobs. There will be a short flight demonstration. Registration is required.

sUAS Intro, Drone Piloting

DCB 2164

This course is comprehensive, hands-on training that gives you all the vital skills and information you need to start piloting drones safely and legally. This emerging technology will transform industries and have a substantial economic impact. This course also covers the types of flight systems available, their capabilities and which one would be best for your use; how drones can be used in business and industry applications, how to apply drone technology to bring efficiencies to business as well as reviewing drone photography and videography skills. Topics covered include flying multi-rotor and fixed-wing drones, indoor flight training, diverse flight systems, maintenance, registration and certification requirements, safety, insurance, industry applications, featured systems (DJI, Yuneec, etc.), emerging technologies, and the latest FAA policies. Our unique indoor flight training methodology uses model quadcopters (currently the Syma X5C without FPV) flying indoors without wind/weather through obstacle courses. This approach develops three primary skill proficiencies: dealing with flight system orientation, depth perception and flying without dependency on GPS (lost GPS signal is a key factor in many drone crashes). SkyOp has found these are the essential skills needed to create the safest, most proficient remote pilots and are easily transferred into more advanced drone flight systems. You will receive a workbook, a training quadcopter with a camera, and a computer flight simulator with a radio controller and a training certificate of completion.

Drone Pilot Test Prep

DCB 2165

Anyone operating a drone for any commercial or business purpose must obtain an FAA remote pilot certification. This highly focused course prepares you for the test to receive this certification. Beyond drone-specific material, you will gain an understanding of much of the ground-school information covered in the FAA’s knowledge test. Topics covered include regulations relating to small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS); airspace classification, interpretation of sectional navigation charts, operating requirements and flight restrictions; aviation weather sources and effects; small unmanned aircraft loading and performance; emergency procedures; aeronautical decision-making and crew resource management; radio communication procedures; physiological effects of drugs and alcohol; airport operations; and maintenance and preflight inspection procedures. The course fee includes a workbook, a sectional chart and a 50 FAA sample test questions. The Unmanned Aircraft – General ($150) 60 question test is NOT included in this course. It is only administered by an authorized Knowledge Testing Center. With a passing score of 70% you can apply for the FAA Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations part 107 remote pilot certificate. Recommended prerequisite: Intro to sUAS/Learn to Fly.

Website Development Info

DCB 2167

Interested in Full Stack Web Development? Join us for this information session where your training options will be discussed. Add to what you already know or start the program with little or no knowledge. Finish the program in less than one year.

Build a Website I

DCB 2171

Students are provided with a hands-on introduction to the universal architecture of the web. This course covers website construction with HTML5 and CSS, design and usability concepts, website hosting and administration. Students will learn how to build a simple, professional-class website.

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