Autobody Repair & Refinishing

J760D1 – J760D2

TCD Kit Fee
All facets of auto body repair, including basic sheet metal panel replacement and repair are taught in TCD’s Auto Body Repair & Refinishing program. ICAR curriculum drives the direction of the program ensuring accurate, up to date methods and techniques. Other areas that are included in this instruction are: refinishing, frame straightening, welding techniques with a MIG, and measuring systems. You will be given the opportunity to learn advanced auto body skills such as estimating, parts and supply inventory, and shop management. – Eligible for Dual Credit through COD – Application & Interview Required
Level: 11,12
Full Year Course
Credit: 3.00

Construction Trades

J780D1 – J780D2

TCD Kit Fee
Develop your carpentry skills in new construction as well as additions, renovations, and repairs on existing structures. You will have hands-on experience in framing through a variety of applications: walls and ceilings, floors, roofing, and windows and doors. Related specialized skills include drywall installation and finishing; trimwork; cabinet installation; plan/blueprint reading; and site layout. Projects start small and expand as your skills develop. Additional skills may be added depending on the type of internal or outside projects the program tackles during the school year. – Eligible for Dual Credit through COD – Application & Interview Required
Level: 11,12
Full Year Course
Credit: 3.00

Cosmetology

F780D1 – F780D2

TCD Kit Fee
The Cosmetology program provides two years of training needed to complete the 1500 hours required for licensing by the State of Illinois in Cosmetology. The program is in cooperation with the Technology Center of DuPage. Students are transported by bus to the Technology Center, Monday through Friday (classes meet 12 noon-2:45PM). Students are required to attend summer school at TCD for June and July from 8:00AM to 4:30PM. The student is responsible for the basic class kit, consumable supplies, and uniform. District 203 pays the tuition and bus transportation for the school year. A student may elect to take this program during junior and senior years or during senior year only, completing the program after graduation at his/her own expense. The curriculum for this course is determined by the Technology Center of DuPage as per State of Illinois Guidelines. – Eligible for Dual Credit through COD – Application & Interview Required
Level: 11,12
Full Year Course
Credit: 3.00

Criminal Justice

J820D1 – J820D2

TCD Kit Fee
The criminal Justice program provides an excellent foundation for students interested in pursuing law enforcement as a career. This course will introduce you to the basics of communication skills, traffic laws/traffic enforcement, criminal law, juvenile law, crime prevention, homeland security, and more. You will also learn which career paths require further training or education. – Eligible for Dual Credit through COD- Application & Interview Required
Level: 11,12
Full Year Course
Credit: 3.00

Professional Cooking, Baking & Service

F860D1 – F860D2

TCD Kit Fee
If a student can think on their feet, multi-task, and work in a fast-paced environment, they have what it takes to have a career in Culinary, Pastry Arts and Hotel Management. In this course students get a feel for the hospitality industry while applying their skills in a variety of student-run businesses. Students experience the unique skills of being a chef and explore the culinary arts and hotel management. A variety of related career paths will be explored. All classes are taught by industry professionals. Students will also have the opportunity to participate in the Illinois Restaurant Association’s ProStart Certification program and Hotel/Motel Association of Illinois. – Eligible for Dual Credit through COD – Application & Interview Required
Level: 11,12
Full Year Course
Credit: 3.00

Emergency Medical Training

J810D1 – J810D2

TCD Kit Fee
Emergency medical training includes Emergency Medical Responder (EMR), Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), and Healthcare Provider CPR.

*Students 18 or older who have successfully completed the course meeting all state and industry requirements are eligible to take the State or National EMT licensing exam.

Enjoy practical experiences in the classroom — including live “cell burns” — and the opportunity for internships in emergency rooms, ambulance ride-alongs, crisis drills, or assisting TCD’s First Aid Provider on actual calls. You will gain the experience, training, and confidence to transition from our classroom to a job on Basic Life Support (BLS) ambulance, into a college classroom or paramedic school. Many colleges and universities offer courses leading to 2 or 4 year degrees in fire engineering or fire science. Students can earn a AAS degree or BS degree in this field. Prepares you for a certification exam — EMT-B — Eligible for Dual Credit for COD. Application & Interview Required.
Level: 11,12
Full Year Course
Credit: 3.00

Fire Science

J800D1 – J800D2

TCD Kit Fee
From putting out fires and rescuing those in danger to handling hazardous chemical emergencies, a fire fighter ‘runs into those places others are usually running out of’. The concept of service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for 365 days a year is no more true of any profession as it is for a firefighter. The Technology Center of DuPage (TCD) program will follow the standards of training in NFPA 1001 Standard for Fire Fighters, preparing students for certification as a Firefighter II. Students will become acquainted with all aspects of fire fighting. Upon completion of the TCD program, students will have an advanced understanding of preparation and processes needed to obtain a career in the fire service. Fire Science students may enroll in the First Responder and Emergency Medical Technician Basics (EMT-B) program offered in the second half of their senior year. Many colleges and universities offer course leading to 2 or 4 year degrees in fire engineering or fire science. Students can earn a AAS degree or BS degree in this field. Prepares you for a certification exam – EMT-B. – Eligible For Dual Credit through COD- Application & Interview Required
Level: 11,12
Full Year Course
Credit: 3.00

Medical & Health Careers

F800D1 – F800D2

TCD Kit Fee
Admission to college healthcare programs (e.g. medical assisting, surgical technology, occupational or physical therapy, and many others) is very competitive. Many colleges require a biomedical terminology course as a prerequisite to admission to such programs. With an opportunity to earn dual credit for a comprehensive biotechnology terminology course and overview of health science pathways and careers, this program can be your headstart!* As an added benefit, you will learn basic healthcare skills,too. The primary focus of the program is a comprehensive review of biomedical terminology. The secondary focus is healthcare career exploration to assist students in making educated career choices. – Eligible for Dual Credit through COD – Application & Interview Required
Level: 11,12
Full Year Course
Credit: 3.00

HVAC & Residential Wiring

J790D1 – J790D2

TCD Kit Fee
Our world is all about personal comfort – cool it off when it’s too hot, heat it up when it’s too cold. That’s why every home, school, and business relies on qualified HVACR technicians. If you like a variety of new challenges every day, explore the opportunities for technicians in HVACR. Skilled HVACR technicians are required for residential construction, industrial equipment service, and building management. Jobs are as varied as sheet metal fabricators/installers, service technicians, balancers, controls technician and welders to name a few. The Residential Wiring component of the course begins with the fundamentals of electricity, low voltage wiring, high voltage wiring, network wiring, and system planning, as well as rough in, trim out, and retrofitting. The wiring needs in today’s homes go beyond the conventional use of electricity and include so much more. Advanced topics include digital signal theory, conduit installation and bending, system troubleshooting, planning, and testing. – Eligible for Dual Credit through COD – Application & Interview Required
Level: 11,12
Full Year Course
Credit: 3.00

Nursing Assistant Training Program

F820D1 – F820D2

TCD Kit Fee
Upon completion of this course you will have the skills to assist the professional nurse in providing quality care for patients in a variety of health care settings. If you are a junior or senior, and determined to succeed, you can meet and exceed state requirements for Nurse Assistant certification in 18 to 24 weeks. Requirements are established by the Illinois Department of Public Health and currently include completing a minimum of 49 clinical hours. You will achieve these clinical hours by attending seven or eight (seven hour day) Saturday clinicals. Monday through Friday you will learn theory and practice your skills in the lab at TCD. As a CNA student you will have the opportunity to learn to communicate effectively with patients, family, and staff; establish and maintain a safe environment; perform basic patient care nursing skills in the lab and at clinicals; observe and report observations related to the patient’s condition. While completing all of the CNA requirements, additional opportunities are available in related health care areas such as Red Cross First Aide, First Responder, and seniors are eligible to participate in the Emergency Medical Basics (EMT-B) class. Prepares you for a certification exam – CNA and EMT-B. – Eligible for Dual Credit through COD – Application & Interview Required
Level: 11,12
Full Year Course
Credit: 3.00

Welding Technology

J785D1 – J785D2

TCD Kit Fee
Learn and practice the four LAWS — Arc Length, Travel Angle, Work Angle, and Travel Speed – as you develop skill in creating fundamental welding joints (butt, T, lap, and corner). You will have the opportunity to work in the four major processes: SMAW (shielded metal arc welding), GMAW (gas metal arc welding), GTAW (gas tungsten arc welding) and oxy acetylene. Discover how all these are utilized in welding, cutting, and brazing. Develop and practice the industry’s life skills including safe welding practices conforming to American Welding Society standards, estimate preparation, accurate measuring techniques, shop expansion issues, time management, industrial mathematics, and communication skills. Advanced students will learn to interpret fabrication blueprints, including welding symbols, metal shapes, and specifications. Eligible for Dual Credit through COD- Application & Interview Required
Level: 11,12
Full Year Course
Credit: 3.00