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Cisco®: IT Essentials: PC Hardware and Software
Instructor: To Be Announced
Semester: Fall 2012 Registration: 8/15/2012 - 12/19/2012
Worc Resident: $1,250.00 Non-Worc Resident: $1,250.00
Date: 9/10/2012 - 10/11/2012 Time: 05:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Location: Technical High Max Seats: 25
Weekday: Mondays Tuesdays Wednesdays Thursdays Weeks: 5
This is a hands-on, career-oriented e-learning solutions course with an emphasis on practical experience to help students develop fundamental computer skills, along with essential career skills. The Cisco® IT Essentials curriculum helps students prepare for entry-level ICT career opportunities and the Comp TIA A+ certification, which helps students differentiate themselves in the marketplace to advance their careers. In addition, the course provides a learning pathway to the Cisco CCNA® Discovery and CCNA Exploration curricula.
Cisco®: Network Fundamentals
Instructor: To Be Announced
Semester: Fall 2012 Registration: 8/15/2012 - 12/19/2012
Worc Resident: $1,250.00 Non-Worc Resident: $1,250.00
Date: 10/15/2012 - 11/15/2012 Time: 02:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Location: Technical High Max Seats: 25
Weekday: Mondays Tuesdays Wednesdays Thursdays Weeks: 5
This course introduces the architecture, structure, functions, components, and models of the Internet and other computer networks. It uses the OSI and TCP layered models to examine the nature and roles of protocols and services at the application, network, data link, and physical layers. The principles and structure of IP addressing and the fundamentals of Ethernet concepts, media, and operations are introduced to provide a foundation for the curriculum. Labs use a “model Internet” to allow students to analyze real data without affecting production networks. Packet Tracer (PT) activities help students analyze protocol and network operation and build small networks in a simulated environment. At the end of the course, students build simple LAN topologies by applying basic principles of cabling, performing basic configurations of network devices such as routers and switches, and implementing IP addressing schemes. This curriculum provides students with the skills needed to succeed in networking-related degree programs and helps them prepare for CCNA (642-802)certification. Although the Cisco® IT Essentials: PC Hardware and Software course is recommended, there are no prerequisites for this course. Course materials are available on-line.
CNC Machining
Instructor: To Be Announced
Semester: Fall 2012 Registration: 8/15/2012 - 12/19/2012
Worc Resident: $385.00 Non-Worc Resident: $400.00
Date: 9/24/2012 - 11/26/2012 Time: 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Location: Technical High Max Seats: 15
Weekday: Mondays Weeks: 8
This course is intended as an introduction to G and M codes for computer numerical control machines. This course will show the student how to set up and operate CNC machines. Applicants should have a strong machine shop or drafting background.
Construction Supervisor Unrestricted License Exam Prep Course
Instructor: Dennis Lipka
Semester: Fall 2012 Registration: 8/15/2012 - 12/19/2012
Worc Resident: $250.00 Non-Worc Resident: $265.00
Date: 9/24/2012 - 11/26/2012 Time: 06:30 PM - 08:30 PM
Location: Technical High Max Seats: 20
Weekday: Mondays Weeks: 8
Construction and renovation of all one and two family dwellings and all buildings containing less than 35,000 cubic feet of enclosed space must be supervised by a person licensed by the Massachusetts Board of Building Regulations and Standards. To secure this license, a person must 1) be at least 18 years of age; 2) have at least three years of substantial experience in building design or construction; and 3) successfully take a three hour, 60 question open-book examination on the Massachusetts State Building Code and several other related construction regulations.

The purpose of this course is to prepare the applicant for taking this examination. The course focuses on an understanding of the Massachusetts State Building Code for residential and non-residential building construction. Students in this class will be given take-home practice exams each week to help them develop the necessary skills and organization to effectively and quickly find information in the required sections of the building codes. Students will be expected to work on practice exams and to read 3-4 hours per week, in addition to class time.

STUDENTS WILL NEED THE 2009 IBC WITH MASSACHUSETTS AMENDMENTS FOR THE FIRST CLASS.

Required references for this course and the examination (provided by student):
  • 2009 International Residential Code (IRC)-CMR 780 Eighth Edition ($125.00) with Massachusetts Amendments* ($15.00)
  • Architectural Access Board Rules and Regulations* (521 CMR), 2006
  • 2009 International Building Code** (IBC)(780 CMR) EIGHTH EDITION ($125.00), International Code Council (ICC)
  • Massachusetts Commercial Building Code** (780 CMR) EIGHTH EDITION (2009 International Building Code with Mass. Amendments) ($20.00), International Code Council
  • International Energy Conservation Code, 2009** ($35.00), International Code Council
*These building codes are available at State Bookstore, State House, Room 116, Boston, MA 02133 or online at www.sec.state.ma.us/spr/spridx.htm
**These codes are available at International Code Council online at www.iccsafe.org, or Barnes and Noble or amazon.com

Code of Federal Regulations, Title 29, Part 1926, OSHA, revised July 1, 2008. Job Site and Construction Safety Practices Superintendent of Documents or online at www.access.gpo.gov ($56.00)
Electrical Journeyman 1A
Instructor: Tim Brosnihan
Semester: Fall 2012 Registration: 8/15/2012 - 12/19/2012
Worc Resident: $465.00 Non-Worc Resident: $480.00
Date: 9/10/2012 - 12/18/2012 Time: 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Location: Technical High Max Seats: 30
Weekday: Mondays Tuesdays Weeks: 15
This course will follow the principles established by the Board of State Examiners of Electricians for apprentices, in preparation of the Journeyman’s State License Examination. The content of this course will be an introduction to residential wiring methods, print reading, and architectural drawings pertaining to residential wiring projects, as well as an in-depth concentration of the laws and regulations governing residential electrical installations.
The required textbooks will be discussed the first night of the program.
Electrical Journeyman 2A
Instructor: To Be Announced
Semester: Fall 2012 Registration: 8/15/2012 - 12/19/2012
Worc Resident: $465.00 Non-Worc Resident: $480.00
Date: 9/10/2012 - 12/20/2012 Time: 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Location: Technical High Max Seats: 30
Weekday: Mondays Thursdays Weeks: 15
This course will follow the principles established by the Board of State Examiners of Electricians for apprentices in preparation for the Journeyman’s State License Examination. The content of this course will be an introduction to commercial wiring methods, for example:  individual branch circuits, general purpose branch circuit calculations, motor sizing and selection as well as raceway sizing, overcurrent protection, service-entrance calculations, print reading and architectural drawings pertaining to commercial wiring projects, as well as an in-dept concentration on the laws and regulations governing electrical installations.
The required textbooks will be discussed on the first night of the program.
Electrical Journeyman 3A
Instructor: Kevin Peloquin
Semester: Fall 2012 Registration: 8/15/2012 - 12/19/2012
Worc Resident: $465.00 Non-Worc Resident: $480.00
Date: 9/10/2012 - 12/20/2012 Time: 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Location: Technical High Max Seats: 30
Weekday: Mondays Thursdays Weeks: 15
This course will follow the principles established by the Board of State Examiners of Electricians for apprentices in preparation for the Journeyman’s State License Examination. The content of this course will be an introduction to industrial wiring methods. For example: generators, transformer calculations, industrial motors single phase and three phase, horsepower calculations, over-current protection,the sizing of circuit breakers, fuses, and disconnects etc., as well as an extensive application of schematic (wiring) diagram reading and a comprehensive knowledge of motor control circuitry.
The required textbooks will be discussed on the first night of the class.
Electrical Journeyman 4A
Instructor: John Ledger
Semester: Fall 2012 Registration: 8/15/2012 - 12/19/2012
Worc Resident: $465.00 Non-Worc Resident: $480.00
Date: 9/10/2012 - 12/20/2012 Time: 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Location: Technical High Max Seats: 30
Weekday: Mondays Thursdays Weeks: 15
This course is the first half of the completion course for electrical apprentices in preparation for the Massachusetts State Journeyman’s electrical license examination. Journeyman license preparation will be a challenging course that requires in-depth knowledge of electrical principles and applied practices, as well as an understanding of the laws and regulations governing electrical installations. All prerequisite courses must be completed. 
The required textbooks will be discussed the first night of the class.
Electronic Medical Billing - Creation, Management, and Use
Instructor: Elizabeth Hanka
Semester: Fall 2012 Registration: 8/15/2012 - 12/19/2012
Worc Resident: $100.00 Non-Worc Resident: $115.00
Date: 9/25/2012 - 11/13/2012 Time: 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location: Fanning Building Max Seats: 20
Weekday: Tuesdays Weeks: 8
Using the eClinicalWorks* comprehensive Electronic Medical Record/Practice Management (EMR/PM) system, this course teaches how to set up and use an electronic medical billing system. The 8-week course covers the basics of electronic medical billing, from the creation and maintenance of databases to the generation and submission of patient claims. This course teaches students how to ensure that the critical data elements and formats required in today's industry are captured in the system and are included on all claims. Areas of concentration are: how to set up a medical billing system that generates clean claims for faster turnaround in claim payment, utilization of 5010 claim edits, and automation features to facilitate office efficiencies.
The class uses the eClininicalWorks EMR/PM system as a "hands on" learning tool as well as classroom lecture and Student Study Guides.

Whether your practice is thinking of updating its current billing system or you want to learn how to set up a new eCW database, this is the class for you.

Prerequisites: At least 6 months of billing or practice administration experience and basic computer/keyboarding skills and knowledge of how to access/use the Internet.

There is a $15 materials fee (payable at the first class), which includes e-Version of the System Set Up Guide and Student Workbook (students are responsible for printing the course materials and bringing the materials to class each week).
Medical Office Services
Instructor: Kelly Herlihy
Semester: Fall 2012 Registration: 8/15/2012 - 12/19/2012
Worc Resident: $5,000.00 Non-Worc Resident: $5,000.00
Date: 9/4/2012 - 12/14/2012 Time: 09:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Location: Fanning Building Max Seats: 20
Weekday: Mondays Tuesdays Wednesdays Thursdays Fridays Weeks: 15
This 350 hour certificate program is designed to enable students to obtain employment in area medical offices as medical secretaries, patient access services representatives, schedulers, billing clerks, or receptionists. The curriculum includes: medical terminology, medical billing/insurance,  electronic medical records, ICD/CPT coding, computer skills - MS Word/Medisoft software, and customer service skills. Employability skills and job placement assistance is provided. Enrollment is limited to ten students. Tuition assistance is available to those who qualify. Please call (508) 799-1986  or 508-799-3090 for additional information. Course has been state approved for Section 30, ITA and DTA. Students must possess a high school diploma or GED and have the ability to read, write, and speak English.
CORI testing and proof of immunization is required.
Medical Office Services
Instructor: Katherine Davitt
Semester: Fall 2012 Registration: 8/15/2012 - 12/19/2012
Worc Resident: $5,000.00 Non-Worc Resident: $5,000.00
Date: 9/4/2012 - 12/14/2012 Time: 02:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Location: Fanning Building Max Seats: 20
Weekday: Mondays Tuesdays Wednesdays Thursdays Fridays Weeks: 15
This 350 hour certificate program is designed to enable students to obtain employment in area medical offices as medical secretaries, patient access services representatives, schedulers, billing clerks, or receptionists. The curriculum includes: medical terminology, medical billing/insurance,  electronic medical records, ICD/CPT coding, computer skills - MS Word/Medisoft software, and customer service skills. Employability skills and job placement assistance is provided. Enrollment is limited to ten students. Tuition assistance is available to those who qualify. Please call (508) 799-1986  or 508-799-3090 for additional information. Course has been state approved for Section 30, ITA and DTA. Students must possess a high school diploma or GED and have the ability to read, write, and speak English.
CORI testing and proof of immunization is required.
Oil Burner Technician
Instructor: Michael Wood
Semester: Fall 2012 Registration: 8/15/2012 - 12/19/2012
Worc Resident: $1,250.00 Non-Worc Resident: $1,250.00
Date: 9/10/2012 - 12/19/2012 Time: 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Location: Technical High Max Seats: 15
Weekday: Mondays Wednesdays Weeks: 15
This course will prepare the student to sit for the MA Fuel Oil Technician approval exam. This will be accomplished by using hands on experience with oil burners including efficiency testing, working with controls, and other repair techniques. An in depth analysis of the MA C.M.R. regulations will prepare the student for the written exams: Massachusetts Certificate of Competency for Oil Burner Technicians; NORA Bronze Certification, and NATE Oil Heat Hydronic Service Certification. Textbook cost: approximately $80 - details will be given to students on the first night of class.
Osha 30 Hour General Course
Instructor: Dennis Regele
Semester: Fall 2012 Registration: 8/15/2012 - 12/19/2012
Worc Resident: $350.00 Non-Worc Resident: $365.00
Date: 9/24/2012 - 12/10/2012 Time: 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Location: Technical High Max Seats: 25
Weekday: Mondays Weeks: 10
This course provides a variety of training to people with safety responsibilities. Training emphasizes hazard identification, avoidance, control, and prevention. A $5.00 fee for OSHA card is payable to the instructor at the first class.
Osha Training (general) – 10 Hour Class
Instructor: Dennis Regele
Semester: Fall 2012 Registration: 8/15/2012 - 12/19/2012
Worc Resident: $100.00 Non-Worc Resident: $115.00
Date: 9/25/2012 - 10/9/2012 Time: 06:00 PM - 09:30 PM
Location: Technical High Max Seats: 25
Weekday: Tuesdays Weeks: 3
This course will provide an entry level industry worker a broad awareness on recognizing and preventing hazards on site. Training covers a variety of safety and health hazards which a worker may encounter on a general industry site. A $5.00 fee for OSHA card is payable to the instructor at the first class. (Classes are held for 3.5 hours the first two nights, 3 hours the last night.)
Plumbing Tier 1
Instructor: Richard Dmochowski
Semester: Fall 2012 Registration: 8/15/2012 - 12/19/2012
Worc Resident: $360.00 Non-Worc Resident: $375.00
Date: 9/11/2012 - 12/6/2012 Time: 06:00 PM - 09:00 AM
Location: Technical High Max Seats: 30
Weekday: Tuesdays Wednesdays Weeks: 10
Students will be required to complete an exam at the end of each tier. Students must pass this multiple choice test to move to the next tier. Students should have a current up to date copy of the Massachusetts Plumbing Code. Students on the 5 year apprenticeship may need to show proof of previous tier completion and are responsible to enroll in the correct class. Students on the 3 year apprenticeship should be enrolled in a tier 4 class. All Journeymen should be enrolled in a tier 5 class to get hours for the Master Plumbers license. ALL master plumber candidates are required to complete 110 hours of classroom to be eligible for the Master Plumber test requirements. All classes continue in the spring.

Tier 1 will cover the history of plumbing and discuss the development of modern fixtures, water heating methods and codes. Also covered will be the importance of plumbers to modern society. All students will be required to complete the OSHA 10 Hour certification. We will cover different types of materials and their joining methods. These will include copper, steel cast iron and plastic piping. Various valves and devices will also be covered. Symbols, terminology, plan types and specifications will be discussed in the residential blueprint reading lessons. A basic math review and basic formulas will be covered throughout the 120 class hours as well as curriculum appropriate plumbing and gas code definitions. Just added by the Board of Examiners is a requirement to cover all of section 11 which covers all education and experience requirements.
***Due to recent changes by the State Plumbing Board, students will be allowed to complete Tiers 1 & 2 in the same school year.  Tier 2 will be offered in January 2018
Plumbing Tier 2
Instructor: To Be Announced
Semester: Fall 2012 Registration: 8/15/2012 - 12/19/2012
Worc Resident: $360.00 Non-Worc Resident: $375.00
Date: 9/10/2012 - 12/10/2012 Time: 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Location: Technical High Max Seats: 30
Weekday: Mondays Thursdays Weeks: 10
Students will be required to complete an exam at the end of each tier. Students must pass this multiple choice test to move to the next tier. Students should have a current up to date copy of the Massachusetts Plumbing Code. Students on the 5 year apprenticeship may need to show proof of previous tier completion and are responsible to enroll in the correct class. Students on the 3 year apprenticeship should be enrolled in a tier 4 class. All Journeymen should be enrolled in a tier 5 class to get hours for the Master Plumbers license. ALL master plumber candidates are required to complete 110 hours of classroom to be eligible for the Master Plumber test requirements. All classes continue in the spring.

Tier 2 – Tier 2 will cover various components of drainage systems and the sanitary waste requirements by code. Section 10.06 Allowable materials will be reviewed and trap types, trap seals and cleanout requirements will be covered as well. Section 3 of the plumbing code will be covered as well as the complaint handling process by the board. Potable water requirements including water source types, municipal water systems, installation of the building water distribution system. The history of gas fitting, characteristics of Natural and LP gas, flame types, gas pressures and metering will be discussed. Blueprint reading, math and curriculum appropriate definitions will be continued during the 120 classroom hours.
***Due to recent changes by the State Plumbing Board, students will be allowed to complete Tiers 1 & 2 in the same school year.
Plumbing Tier 3
Instructor: To Be Announced
Semester: Fall 2012 Registration: 8/15/2012 - 12/19/2012
Worc Resident: $360.00 Non-Worc Resident: $375.00
Date: 9/11/2012 - 11/14/2012 Time: 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Location: Technical High Max Seats: 30
Weekday: Tuesdays Wednesdays Weeks: 10
Students will be required to complete an exam at the end of each tier. Students must pass this multiple choice test to move to the next tier. Students should have a current up to date copy of the Massachusetts Plumbing Code. Students on the 5 year apprenticeship may need to show proof of previous tier completion and are responsible to enroll in the correct class. Students on the 3 year apprenticeship should be enrolled in a tier 4 class. All Journeymen should be enrolled in a tier 5 class to get hours for the Master Plumbers license. ALL master plumber candidates are required to complete 110 hours of classroom to be eligible for the Master Plumber test requirements. This a continuation of the fall class.

Tier 3 – Tier 3 will cover the different types of venting methods including stack venting, common venting, wet vents, circuit and loop venting, bow vents, prohibited vents, vent terminals, size and length of vents future vents and sovent systems. Drainage lessons will continue and include sizing, selection, underground piping and offsets in the drainage system. General regulations and hangers will also be covered. Water supply lessons will cover potable water system requirements, water service, design and sizing of the potable water system, pressure boosting systems, protection of the water supply, and the repair and maintenance of water protection devices. Testing and safety as required by section 10.04 will be reviewed as well as storm drain requirements in section 10.17. The gas code lessons will include gas system design, materials and components, sizing, installation, inspection, testing and purging. Also covered will be the venting of appliances and the sizing of category 1 venting systems. Fixture installations will cover the requirements for water closets, urinals, showers and baths and the installation of anti-scald shower valves. Curriculum appropriate definitions will be included throughout the 120 classroom hours.
Students must have completed the fall class of Tier 3 program (if the course was taken at another school, proof of hours must be provided).
Plumbing Tier 4
Instructor: Jamie Prevosk
Semester: Fall 2012 Registration: 8/15/2012 - 12/19/2012
Worc Resident: $360.00 Non-Worc Resident: $375.00
Date: 9/10/2012 - 11/29/2012 Time: 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Location: Technical High Max Seats: 30
Weekday: Mondays Thursdays Weeks: 10
Students will be required to complete an exam at the end of each tier. Students must pass this multiple choice test to move to the next tier. Students should have a current up to date copy of the Massachusetts Plumbing Code. Students on the 5 year apprenticeship may need to show proof of previous tier completion and are responsible to enroll in the correct class. Students on the 3 year apprenticeship should be enrolled in a tier 4 class. All Journeymen should be enrolled in a tier 5 class to get hours for the Master Plumbers license. ALL master plumber candidates are required to complete 110 hours of classroom to be eligible for the Master Plumber test requirements. This is a continuation of the fall class.

Tier 4 – Tier 4 topics will include gas code modifications and gas equipment for large boilers, storage and handling of LP gas, and appliance, equipment and accessory installations. General provisions and scope and jurisdictions will be discussed. Drainage lessons will continue and include multistory laundry installations, sumps and ejectors, backwater valves, interceptors, separators and holding tanks, indirect waste, and special waste requirements. Water supply lessons will cover methods of heating hot water, hot water supply, boiler laws, and disinfection of the potable water system. Residential and commercial fixture installation lessons will continue. Plumbing code requirement for hospital fixtures, manufactured homes and construction trailers, public and semi-public swimming pools, and vacuum drainage systems will be discussed. A review of basic principals and curriculum appropriate definitions will be included in the 120 hours of classroom time.

Plumbing Tier 5
Instructor: To Be Announced
Semester: Fall 2012 Registration: 8/15/2012 - 12/19/2012
Worc Resident: $360.00 Non-Worc Resident: $375.00
Date: 9/11/2012 - 11/28/2012 Time: 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Location: Technical High Max Seats: 30
Weekday: Tuesdays Wednesdays Weeks: 10
Students will be required to complete an exam at the end of each tier. Students must pass this multiple choice test to move to the next tier. Students should have a current up to date copy of the Massachusetts Plumbing Code. Students on the 5 year apprenticeship may need to show proof of previous tier completion and are responsible to enroll in the correct class. Students on the 3 year apprenticeship should be enrolled in a tier 4 class. All Journeymen should be enrolled in a tier 5 class to get hours for the Master Plumbers license. ALL master plumber candidates are required to complete 110 hours of classroom to be eligible for the Master Plumber test requirements. This is a continuation of the fall class.

Tier 5 – Tier 5 lessons will include a thorough review of all sections of the plumbing code and gas code. It will also cover a thorough review of all plumbing related math cover in tiers 1-4 and all sketches found in 10.22. Business requirements will cover types of businesses, budgets, operating expenses, taxes, and repairs and maintenance. The business portion will conclude with the writing of a business plan during the 120 hours of classroom time.