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Formal training in Auto Body Technology is highly desirable because advances in technology in recent years have greatly changed the structure, components, and even materials used in automobiles. Our program is designed to provide the latest in practical, hands-on coursework driving by current industry standards and the basic skills required for employment in the auto body industry. All phases of auto collision damage, repair, replacement and repainting will be covered. Some techniques include welding, masking, sanding and painting.


DURATION

Students may enroll in the Vocational Auto Body Collision Repair Program for one or two years beginning with their junior year. No prerequisites are required for this program, however; a strong desire to pursue a career in the automotive industry is recommended.


CREDITS

Students enrolled in Auto Body Collision Repair receive credit based upon the type of schedule offered at each school. Students will also be eligible to earn dual credits through Ivy Tech Community College.


ENROLLMENT

Students need to contact their Guidance Counselor for an application.


FEES

Students will pay for material and supplies used for personal projects.

Impact Institute does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex or disability.
The Automotive Technology program is designed to meet the needs of those students who plan to pursue a career in automotive technology. This course meets the guidelines of NATEF/ASE Certification in the areas of Brakes, Electrical/Electronics, Engine Performance, Heating and Air Conditioning, and Suspension and Steering. Students completing the two-year program will earn one-year credit towards their ASE Certification.


DURATION

Students may enroll in the Vocational Auto Technology for one or two years, beginning with their junior year. No prerequisites are required for this program; however, a strong desire to pursue a career in the automotive technology field is recommended.


CREDITS

Students enrolled in Automotive Technology receive credit based upon the type of schedule offered at each school and may earn up to 12 hours of dual credit through Ivy Tech State College.


ENROLLMENT

Students need to contact their Guidance Counselor for an application.


FEES

Students will pay for materials and supplies used for personal projects.

Impact Institute does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex or disability.
Classroom and lab experiences in the CAD Drafting program are organized to prepare students for college or employment in the broad area of the drafting industry. Instruction covers CAD Drafting, Architectural Drafting, Industrial Mechanical Drafting, Graphic Design and Civil Drafting. The curriculum also includes 3D modeling technology and multiple versions of CAD software. Currently the CAD program utilizes AutoCAD 2007, Inventor, ProE and Architectural Desktop to complete the competencies in either mechanical or architectural drafting.


DURATION

This program is open to juniors and seniors who may enroll for one or both years.


CREDITS

Students enrolled in CAD Drafting receive credit based upon the type of schedule offered at each school. Students may earn up to 12 hours of dual credit through Ivy Tech Community College and up to 3 credits at Vincennes University.


ENROLLMENT

Students need to contact their Guidance Counselor for an application


FEES

None at this time.

Impact Institute does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex or disability.
Students enrolled in this program receive 1,500 hours of training during the two-year program in areas such as hair cutting, coloring, perming, facials, facial makeup, bacteriology, nails and nail disorders, chemistry, personal grooming, and many more areas. Training follows the state-mandated curriculum with the goal of students earning their cosmetology license upon successful completion of the State Board exam.


DURATION

The Cosmetology course establishes its own calendar with similar start and end dates as other coop-administered programs. Instruction takes place for approximately 3 hours each day. In order to reach the required 1500 hours, instructors schedule evening hours on Monday and will also make Saturdays available for students to attend.


CREDITS

Students enrolled in Cosmetology receive credit based upon the type of schedule offered at each school. Students may earn up to 12 hours of dual credit through Ivy Tech Community College.


ENROLLMENT

Students need to contact their Guidance Counselor for an application. Enrollment for the first year students is through an application process conducted by the Cosmetology Instructors and Impact Institute Directors.


FEES

Students will be responsible for a one-time fee to purchase individual students kits, a smock, and VICA dues. Full payment is due no later than the first day of class in August.

Impact Institute does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex or disability.

ENROLLMENT FORMS

APPLICATION


Construction Trades is designed to provide students with experiences of constructing a new home. Projects will include: cement work, framing, roofing, siding, window installation, dry walling, finish work, some plumbing, heating, and electrical.

DURATION

Students may enroll in the Vocational Construction Trades for one or two years beginning with their Junior year. No prerequisites are required for this program; however, a strong desire to pursue a career in the construction trades field is recommended. Second year students are responsible for assisting first year students and are given more difficult tasks to perform during training.

CREDITS

Students may earn one year toward their apprenticeship training and up to 12 hours of dual credit through Ivy Tech Community College.

ENROLLMENT

Students need to contact their Guidance Counselor for an application.

FEES

Students will pay only for personal classroom supplies such as notebooks, paper, pencils, etc.

Impact Institute does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex or disability.

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The Vocational Culinary Arts program is designed to prepare students to join the workforce or continue their education in the area of food service operation, preparation, and ultimately, professional chef. Targeted areas of curriculum will include: nutrition, sanitation and safety, basic food preparation, baking, pastries, meat and seafood, equipment utilization and maintenance, purchasing, inventory and management. Students will have an opportunity to become American Culinary Federation (AFE) certified.


PROGRAM DURATION

This program is open to juniors and seniors who may enroll for one or both years. It is recommended that students consider this program for two years for advancement into related post-secondary and apprenticeship programs. The instruction is scheduled for three hours daily.


CREDITS

Students enrolled in culinary arts receive credit based upon the type of schedule offered at each school as well as up to 9 dual credits through Ivy Tech Community College.


ENROLLMENT PROCEDURE

Students need to contact their Guidance Counselor for an application. Enrollment for the students is through an application process conducted by the Culinary Arts Instructor and Impact Directors.


FEES

First Year Students: One (1) uniform purchase will be required.
Second Year Students: One (1) uniform purchase will be required.

Impact Institute does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex or disability.
This course provides students with an introduction to Criminal Justice professions such as police officer, FBI Agent, Secret Service Agent, Attorney, Paralegal, Probation Officer, law clerk, State Trooper, Detectives and others. Students will study criminal justice careers through classroom theory, field trips, personal guest speakers, hands on experiences, and case studies. Students will explore organized crime, fingerprinting, criminal patterns, interrogations, arrest procedures, crime scene investigation, patrol techniques, evidence and collection, traffic accident investigations, report writing, constitutional rights, and many other areas related to criminal justice careers.


DURATION

Criminal Justice is a one (1) year program. This course is open to juniors and seniors. There are no prerequisites for this program; however, a strong desire to pursue a career in the criminal justice field is recommended.


CREDITS

Students enrolled in Criminal Justice receive credit based upon the type of schedule offered at each school. Students will also have the opportunity to earn 6 or more hours of dual credit from Vincennes University (Noble County) or 6 dual credit hours from Trine University (Steuben County).


ENROLLMENT

Students need to contact their Guidance Counselor for an application


FEES


Students will pay only for personal classroom supplies such as notebooks, paper, pencils, etc…

Impact Institute does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex or disability.
The Interactive Media program is designed to teach creative individuals how to improve their skills while helping to develop an eye for design and translate that knowledge into a career. This course will teach students to communicate ideas through different media with exposure in video, print, motion graphics and the web. Some possible areas of study within the 2 years of instruction will include, but not be limited to: Music and Video recording, editing and mixing, Game Design & Development including motion graphics, 3D graphics and animation, Branding/Marketing through computer graphics and more. Some possible career paths with the program and post-secondary education may include: Graphic Designer, Flash Designer, Illustrator, Web Designer, Web Developer, Production Artist, Digital Media Artist, 3D Modeler, Visual Effects Artist, Web Content Developer and Video Editor.

DURATION

The Interactive Media program is a two (2) year program. No prerequisites are required for this program, however; a strong desire to pursue a career in digital media is recommended.

CREDITS

Students enrolled in Interactive Media may be eligible to apply for the following dual credits over the course of their 2 years of instruction: TBD

ENROLLMENT

Open enrollment occurs each spring with due dates in mid-March. Contact your guidance counselor for additional details and an application.

FEES

TBD

Impact Institute does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex or disability.
Primary Health Care is a one (1) year course. The course is broken into two sections and is geared toward students interested in nursing and direct patient/resident care as well as learning the duties and responsibilities of administrative and clinical medical assistants.

One semester of the course takes students through the Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA) certification process with the Indiana State Department of Health, Long Term Care CNA Curriculum. This curriculum includes a required 30 hours of classroom instruction; demonstration and practice of 48 skills, and 75 hours of clinical work at a long term care facility.

The second semester of the course focuses on Medical Assisting and the basic skills that one might see performed in a doctor’s office, hospital, or outpatient facility. Various instructional strategies and technologies will be used to give students the opportunity to gain additional knowledge of anatomy, physiology, and medical terminology. Health Care Provider CPR certification andFirst Aid training are also obtained during this portion of the class.

DURATION

This program is one (1) year and is open to juniors and seniors.


CREDITS

Students enrolled in Primary Healthcare receive credit based upon the type of schedule offered at each school. Students may earn up to 7 hours of dual credit through Ivy Tech Community College.


ENROLLMENT

Students enrolling in Primary Health Care should be team players, have empathetic personalities, be organized and have critical thinking and interpersonal communication skills. An application for enrolling in this course may be obtained by contacting the high school Guidance Counselor. Enrollment is through an application and interview process conducted by the Instructor. After being accepted into the course, students are required to have a limited criminal background check.


FEES

Contact the Vocational Office for current information.

Impact Institute does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex or disability.

ENROLLMENT FORMS

- APPLICATION


To introduce and prepare students for careers in the health care field, Health Occupations Education (HOE) is available. This three hour, morning class provides high school seniors the opportunity and participation in hospitals and health care facilities within the community. Throughout the academic year, students are introduced to basic patient care skills and a variety of careers by participating in one to two week clinical rotations. They not only discover the skills necessary for each career, they also explore the educational requirements needed to reach certain levels of professional expertise. Students will achieve CPR certification and First Aid training.


DURATION

This program is open to seniors only.


CREDITS

Students enrolled in the HOE program receive credit based upon the type of schedule offered at each school. Students may earn up to four hours of dual credit through Ivy Tech Community College.


ENROLLMENT

tudents need to contact their Guidance Counselor for an application. Enrollment is through an application and interview process conducted by the HOE Instructor. All students chosen for this program is subject to a limited criminal background check.


FEES

Contact the Vocational Office for current information.

**NOTE: Students will need to provide their own daily transportation because of training
rotation locations.

Impact Institute does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex or disability.

ENROLLMENT FORMS


APPLICATION


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Impact Institute does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex or disability.
The Precision Machining program introduces students to the basics of the precision toll making trade. Students will be instructed in the use of lathes, mills, surface grinders, O.D. grinders, drill press, saws and other machine shop equipment related to precision tool making. More technically advanced machinery includes CNC mill, CNC lathe, EDM Sinker and EDM Wire. Student projects are geared toward building precision tools to use when they enter this career field. Second year students will learn more advanced techniques of machining projects.

DURATION

This program is open to juniors and seniors who may enroll for one or both years. It is recommended that students consider this program for two years for advancement into related post-secondary and apprenticeship programs. The instruction is scheduled for three hours daily.


CREDITS

Students enrolled in Precision Machining receive credit based upon the type of schedule offered at each school. Students may earn up to 9 hours of dual credit through Ivy Tech Community College and 3 hours of dual credit through Vincennes University.


ENROLLMENT

Students need to contact their Guidance Counselor for an application.


FEES

Students will pay for materials and supplies (steel, etc…) for their personal projects. Students are also required to purchase (either from the instructor or on their own) a shop apron and basic tool kit including such items as: machinist rule, adjustable wrench, etc… The total cost for participation in this program in approximately $60.

Impact Institute does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex or disability.
The Impact Institute's Marine Mechanics program is the only Marine Mechanics program in the United States to have earned the Marine Industry Certification. Marine Mechanics is organized to provide classroom and lab experiences to prepare students for employment in the broad area of the boating industry. Students completing the two year program will earn their MIC certification. Instruction covers many facets of the industry including outboard and stern drive engine repair, repair and testing of stern drive lower units, steering mechanisms, hull repair and detailing, trailer adjustments, winterizing of engines, boat handling and safety of operation, trouble shooting mechanical and electrical problems, customer relations, EFI troubleshooting and other areas.

DURATION

This program is open to juniors and seniors who may enroll for one or both years. It is recommended that students consider this program for two years for advancement into related post-secondary and apprenticeship programs. The instruction is scheduled for three hours daily.

CREDITS

Students enrolled in Marine Mechanics receive credit based upon the type of schedule offered at each school. Students may also be able to test out of portions of Marine Mechanic’s Institute marine mechanics programs.

ENROLLMENT

Students need to contact their Guidance Counselor for an application.

FEES

Students will pay for parts and supplies which were used to repair their own boat or related equipment.

Impact Institute does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex or disability.
The Vocational Welding program is designed to prepare students to join the workforce or continue their education. The main emphasis is placed on theory and practice of shielded metal arc welding, shielded metal gas welding, gas tungsten, arc welding, plasma arc cutting and oxyacetylene cutting. Students are also instructed on safely setting up and operating horizontal saws, chop saws, ironworkers, power shears, drill presses and brakes and hand grinders. The equipment used is of the latest technology available with the tigs and migs having computerized pulse capabilities. The welding program follows the American Welding Society (AWS) curriculum, which offers students the opportunity to earn AWS, Level I Certification. This certification will be recognized throughout the United States, Canada and much of the world.

DURATION

This program is open to juniors and seniors who may enroll for one or both years. It is recommended that students consider this program for two years for advancement into related post-secondary and apprenticeship programs. The instruction is scheduled for three hours daily.

CREDITS

Students enrolled in welding receive credit based upon the type of schedule offered at each school. Students may earn up to 15 hours of dual credit through Ivy Tech Community College.

ENROLLMENT

Students need to contact their Guidance Counselor for an application.

FEES

Approximately $95 each year.

Impact Institute does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex or disability.
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