CAPE CAREER AND TECHNOLOGY CENTER

1080 South Silver Springs Rd.     Cape Girardeau, MO 63703

~Welcome to the January Newsletter~

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Auto Collision

*Auto Technology

Basic Flight

Business Technology

Child Care Careers

*Computer Networking Technology

Construction Technology

Culinary Arts

Digital Media

Electrical Trades

EMT

Graphic Arts

Health Occupations

HVAC

Industrial Systems Technician

Landscape/Horticulture

Machine Tool Technology

Marketing

Practical Nursing

Pre-Engineering by Project Lead the Way

Welding

Wood Design and Manufacturing


*this month's program spotlight

JANUARY'S PROGRAM SPOTLIGHT

Auto Technology

Students are introduced to automotive power plants and steering suspension systems including theory, construction, and diagnosis and much more in this 2 year program. Diagnosis will be aided by student operation of the computerized diagnostic center.

Much emphasis is placed on Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification. Principles of brake, automotive electrical, engine performance, and air conditioning systems are stressed. In-depth book work along with theory and shop work is expected. Much emphasis is placed on Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification.

THREE THINGS RON AND DON SCHAEFER WANT YOU TO KNOW ABOUT AUTO TECH:

1. Automotive is a great profession but you have to be ready to work hard.


2. There is a lot of reading and filling out forms if you want to become a mechanic.


3. The pay in this area is above average if you are certified and a good worker.

Student SpotLight from Auto Tech I: Cody West

What high school are you from? I am an adult student. I graduated from Jackson High School and currently serve in the Missouri Army National Guard.

What do you do in the Guard? I have been in the Guard for 3 years and I am a 91F, which is a small arms fire repairer. I am part of the 220th in Festus, a Heavy Equipment company. My unit is scheduled to deploy this year to a high profile area.

What made you choose Auto Tech? I have always liked working with my hands. I wanted to learn more about alignments and how to do minor repairs. I currently work at Jackson Tire Center. Coming through this program will open doors for me and will allow me the chance to do more in the shop.

What are your plans when you finish this program? I am going to keep working at Jackson Tire Center. I'd like to enroll in more programs at the CTC when I finish this program.

What have you learned that has made a difference to you? Mr. Schaefer has taught me so many tricks of the trade. No one in the shop has ever shown me the things he has taught me. Using what he teaches me makes me a lot more efficient at my job.

What advice do you have for a student considering being a student at the CTC? Make sure you have a good work relationship with your employer. This is a fast paced job and you have to keep up with your skills and training in order to be a good technician.

What are your hobbies? I enjoy spending time with my five-year-old daughter. I also like hunting, fishing, camping and kayaking.


Thank you, Cody, for serving our country!

Student SpotLight from Auto Tech II: Andrew Hess

What high school are you from? I am a senior at Delta High School.

What made you choose this program? I have always been interested in working on small engines, but Delta didn't offer any classes like that. I wanted to learn more about it and get more experience. I thought this class would be interesting, challenging, and something fun to do.

What are your plans after high school? I am going to keep working where I currently work--Johannes Auto Sales.

What have you learned that has made a difference to you? Mr. Schaefer has taught us lots of tricks of the trade. He gives us little tips that will help us at work.

What advice do you have for a student considering being a student at the CTC? Be open to other options. Even if your school doesn't offer the class that you would like to take, look into the CTC because they may have what you're looking for. When you do become a student here, listen to your teachers because they have actually worked in the field they are teaching and they know what they are talking about.

What is one thing about you that would surprise people? I rebuild and race lawnmowers every weekend from March to October--it's a lot of fun!

Computer Networking & Security

Students will study the Cisco online curriculum, “IT Essentials,” a comprehensive overview of computer hardware and software with an introduction to advance concepts and customer service skills during semester one. Students will develop skills necessary to solve common problems, maintain, upgrade, and repair computer hardware and software, along with securing, designing and building small to medium sized networks.


During semester two, students will study the Cisco CCNA Routing and Switching curriculum which will include the “Introduction to Network” course. The Intro to Networking course introduces the architecture, structure, functions, components, and models of the Internet and other computer networks. Students will be able to build and secure simple LANs, perform basic configurations for routers and switches, and implement IP addressing schemes. Motivated students who wish to do additional self-study and review will be encouraged to take the CompTIA A+/Network+ Certification exams.

THREE THINGS MRS. WRIGHT WANTS YOU TO KNOW ABOUT COMPUTER NETWORKING & SECURITY:

1. This is a two year college level program for students to develop skills for computer and networking careers. The career is a high demand field because of new technologies like cloud computing (internet access). The program covers computer hardware components, operating systems and configuring small to medium sized networks.


2. In the lab, students design and build networks with up to date equipment. This gives them real life experiences in building devices that can communicate from one to the other. They work as a team to troubleshoot, diagnose and recommend solutions.


3. There is a wide range of employment opportunities for students who complete the two-year program, including careers with hospitals, internet/telecommunication companies, security alarm companies, government agencies, educational institutions, casinos, and many more. Some of the job titles also include Network/IT Tech, Help Desk Tech, IT Specialist, Infrastructure Technician, and Computer System Analyst.

STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: RAYMOND JEFFRIES

What high school are you from? I am a senior at Delta High School.

What made you choose this program? I have always been interested in computers. I found out about this program when we toured the CTC my sophomore year.

What are your plans after high school? I am undecided whether I'm going to get a four-year degree in Computer Networking or just take the exams to increase my certifications. I plan on taking the CompTIA exam, which covers basic computer maintenance, this year.

What have you learned that has made a difference to you? I have learned so much from this program--trouble-shooting, how to build and manage networks, and how businesses actually function and work behind the scenes.

What advice do you have for a student considering being a student at the CTC? Be ready to work. If you put in the time and effort, it will definitely pay off.

What are your hobbies? I work 35+ hours at Papa Murphy's. When I'm not working, I like to work on computers.

Check out our Enrichment Classes offered at the CTC!

From learning a new hobby to learning a new skill, the Personal Enrichment courses at the Cape Girardeau Career and Technology Center (CTC) will have what you need. Click above to find out more information.

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