Sno-Isle


 

** First day of Sno-Isle Skills Center is September 8th. Buses will begin to run to Sno-Isle on September 9th. Students will need to provide their own transportation on September 8th. Please see the bus schedule here.**

 

2015-2016.

 

Sno-Isle Tech, located near Paine Field in Everett, is a cooperative effort of 14 local school districts. The purpose of each program is to provide you with skills that will prepare you for entry-level jobs after graduation from high school or for related post high school education or training.

 

All occupations are organized into six broad clusters or “pathways” based on tasks that are performed on the job. As students become more knowledgeable about themselves, they will tend to be more “comfortable” in one or two of the pathways. All Sno-Isle programs are found in one or more of the six pathways.

 

Students interested in attending Sno-Isle should have a good attendance record at their sending high school and should give careful consideration to their degree of interest in making a commitment to a particular program. This is especially important because the programs are one or two years in length.

 

Application to Sno-Isle begins in January for entrance into fall classes. Application forms will be available in early January, on the Sno-Isle Website www.snoisletech.com . Personal interviews of students submitting applications will be conducted at Sno-Isle.

 

There are two sessions each day at Sno-Isle. The first session is from 7:55 to 10:25 AM each morning, and the students then return to their sending high schools to attend their regular afternoon classes. The second session is from 11:10 AM to 1:40 PM each afternoon with the students attending their regular classes at the sending high school in the morning. Transportation to Sno-Isle is provided by the sending school district.

 

Sno-Isle students complete graduation requirements at their sending high school. Students can earn 1.5 credits each semester at Sno-Isle. Many Sno-Isle programs offer academic Equivalency Credit opportunities. Students can receive more information on Equivalency Credit opportunities from their sending school counselor.

 

Sno-Isle has articulation agreements with Everett Community College, Edmonds Community College, Shoreline Community College, Lake Washington Technical College, and other community colleges in the area. Through these agreements, students successfully completing selected Sno-Isle programs may receive Tech Prep (college) credit or a waiver on some learning requirements in a variety of college classes. Anyone planning to receive Tech Prep credit for a Sno-Isle course must check with the Sno-Isle instructor.

 

SNO-ISLE SKILLS CENTER:

 

 

  • Aerospace Manufacturing
  • Technology
  • Animiation
  • Auto Body/Collision Repair
  • Automotive Technology
  • Computers, Servers
  • and Networking
  • Construction Trades
  • Cosmetology
  • Criminal Justice
  • Culinary Arts
  • Dental Assisting
  • Diesel Power Technology
  • DigiPen Video Game Design
  • Fashion and Merchandising
  • Fire Service Technology
  • Medical Assisting
  • Nursing Assistant
  • Precision Machining
  • Robotics & Electronics
  • Technology
  • Veterinary Assistant
  • Welding/Metal Fabrication

 

AEROSPACE MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY

11-12

1 year

Career Pathway: Technical

 

The program provides basic training in aircraft assembly and reconditioning using a combination of textbook assignments, lectures, lab demonstrations, with the goal of assisting students in qualifying for entry level aircraft mechanic training programs offered by local aircraft manufacturing industries and community/technical colleges. This program focuses on safety, tool identification and proper use, and other technical skills such as drilling, debarring, riveting and fastener installation on aluminum and titanium.

 

Key to Success—Attention to detail, timeliness, good attendance, good work ethic, basic math and communication skills, and passion for the industry.

 

 

ANIMATION

 

This is a new and exciting class for Sno-Isle TECH Skills Center! The 3D Animation industry is an ever-expanding occupation marked by originality, hard work and a love of the job. People who are successful in the industry are capable of an impressive income and, more importantly, enjoying what they do. The primary goal of this course is to build the foundation necessary for students who want careers in animation for video games or animated film. We will be covering a lot of different topics, including project management technology, software and manual modeling styles, story boarding, rendering, and time-animation among others. Successful completion of drawing or fine arts classes are a plus!

 

AUTO BODY/COLLISION REPAIR

11-12

1 year

Career Pathways: Technical

 

This program provides training in auto bodywork using a combination of textbook assignments, lectures, lab demonstrations, and one-on-one assistance. Auto Body/Collision Repair focuses on safety, tool identification and proper use, vehicle construction, minor body repair, sanding, painting components and techniques, estimating damaged vehicles, welding and other technical skills. The program includes use of I-CAR professional training materials to meet National Automotive Technical Education Foundation (NATEF) requirements.

 

Keys to Success – Understand, manage and take responsibility for your learning; communication and critical thinking.

 

 

AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY

11-12

1 year

Career Pathways: Technical

 

Not recommended for the hobbyist. With the advanced technology of today’s automobiles, skilled certified technicians are in high demand. The Auto Technician Training Program provides students with training in these certified areas: Engine Repair, Suspension and Steering, Electrical and Electronics, and Engine Performance. One of a technician’s most valuable skills is the ability to make a quick and accurate diagnosis. This requires good reasoning ability and a thorough knowledge of today’s automobiles. Students at the Skills Center gain that knowledge and skill as they operate an active auto shop where skills are applied in an actual job setting. Students must be willing to spend a certain amount of time in theoretical instruction including reading technical manuals. Classroom lectures, demonstrations, and text assignments complete the training program. College credits may also be earned through Lake Washington Technical College and Skagit Valley College. Program is also articulated with Universal Technical Institute.

Keys to Success – Recommended tenth grade reading skills and seventh grade writing and math skills. Previous Automotive, Small Gas Engines, or Agriculture Mechanics courses are recommended. One year of Electronics would be helpful. Students must be mature, have the initiative, ready to take on responsibilities, and maintain good attendance.

 

 

COMPUTERS, SERVERS AND NETWORKING

11 - 12

1 year

Career Pathways: Science, Business Operations, Technical

 

It is one of the fastest growing industries in the world. If you are interested in a challenging, changing, dynamic career, apply for Computers, Servers, and Networking. Earn college credits while learning in a challenging ‘hands on environment’ with a dynamic, industry certified instructor who is passionate about technology. You will work with a variety of industry-standard equipment learning how to troubleshoot, repair, build, and rebuild computers. Later you will move on to building and controlling networks. The course helps prepare students for industry standard certifications from Comptia, Microsoft, and Cisco. College credits may also be earned through Everett Community College and Edmonds Community College.

 

Keys to Success - Ability to follow verbal/written directions; interest in IT, problem solving skills, strong work ethic.

 

 

CONSTRUCTION TRADES

11 - 12

1 year

Career Pathways: Business Contact, Technical

 

This course is run as realistically as possible in order to resemble a construction company. Students will be introduced to construction industry jobs, helping to plan, estimate, order materials and build projects. The projects include, but are not limited to framing, roofing, siding, stairs, rafters, hanging windows and doors and some finish work.

 

The program is coordinated and sponsored in partnership with N.C.C.E.R. (National Center for Construction Education and Research) and C.I.T.C. (Construction Industry Training Council). With the successful completion of the program, the students will receive an Industry-recognized Certificate of Training. Students must maintain a C or better grade in the class. To become a 2nd year student, you must complete the core curriculum and carpentry one to industry standards.

 

Students must have good eye-hand coordination, ability to perform basic math skills (decimals, fractions, percent, and measurement), ability to visualize completed projects from drawings, be trustworthy, and a self-starter.

 

Keys to Success – Ability to follow verbal and written directions, work in groups, problem solve, and have a strong work ethic

COSMETOLOGY

11th grade only

(Sno-Isle Tech Campus)

1 year

Career Pathways: Business Contact, Social Service

 

This is an introductory course offered on the Sno-Isle Tech campus for 11th graders only. Students will practice basic services performed by a cosmetologist. This lecture/lab class is closely supervised in the introduction and practice of shampooing/draping, hair analysis/treatment, haircutting, natural nail care, basic skin care, temporary hair removal, wet styling, thermal styling, permanent waving, chemical relaxing, hair coloring/lightening, safety measures and decontamination control. Students practice on models, mannequins and each other. Emphasis is placed on quality of work and knowledge of procedures, safety and decontamination control. 11th grade students completing the Sno-Isle Tech campus course would have the opportunity to continue their training at Everett Community College campus as 12th graders*. Curriculum framework is provided by EvCC cosmetology program. *As 12th graders, EvCC tuition is required which is partially subsided by Sno-Isle Tech.

 

Keys to Success – Enjoy working with people, good communication skills, highly motivated, focused, good eye and hand coordination, and good attendance. Being creative and flexible in a continually changing business oriented industry is also helpful.

 

 

COSMETOLOGY

12th grade only

(Everett Community College Campus)

1 year

Career Pathways: Business Contact, Social Service

 

For the 2013-14 school year, 12th grade students will enroll directly into Everett Community College’s cosmetology program. Sno-Isle Tech will subsidize a portion of their college tuition. Students are required to purchase their own beauty kit and textbook. (see cost list for details) Prior to their 12th grade year, students are required to start their training Summer Quarter 2013 and continue training during their 12th grade year. Additional Everett Community College training after high school graduation will be required to complete the total number of training hours required for a Washington State cosmetology license. Curriculum provided by EvCC cosmetology program.

 

 

CRIMINAL JUSTICE

11 – 12

1 year

Career Pathways: Business Contact, Social Service

 

Students will be exposed to all aspects of the criminal justice system including the evolution of law enforcement: past, present and future. Students will develop leadership qualities and learn command presence. They will deal with issues such as ethics, morals, principles, and legality. The class will include several onsite visits to correctional facilities, police departments, and courtroom trials just to mention a few. Students will receive professional training in weaponless defense, handcuffing techniques, water rescue, CPR, and first aid.

 

The class deals with very mature subjects, which can be shocking to one’s conscience. Many videos and guest presentations along with demonstrations supplement the class material. The criminal justice system is perse and so is this class. College credits can be earned through the College in the High School Program at Everett Community College.

 

Keys to Success – Competency in English (writing and comprehension), a willing attitude to master material and demonstrate physical skills, common sense and sound reasoning.

 

 

CULINARY ARTS

11 – 12

1 year

Career Pathways: Business Contact, Technical

 

Students receive training as line cooks, prep cooks, pantry workers, baking & pastry positions, sanitation, and wait staff. Fine food preparation, using classical techniques, as well as baking, management and hospitably industry skills are learned through practical experience as students prepare meals and operate Le Bistro Restaurant four days a week. Classroom instruction, demonstration, and text assignments enhance the training program. Morning students prepare most of the food, and the afternoon students finish preparation and operate the dining room.

 

To be successful in this program students need to possess: a genuine interest in a career in the Hospitality industry (the largest non-public employer in the country, accounting for more than 10 million jobs), the desire to serve the public, basic math skills, the ability to follow directions and complete tasks quickly and efficiently, excellent attendance, an eye for detail, and the ability to work both with groups and independently. College credits may also be earned through Lake Washington Technical College.

 

Keys to Success – Good math skills, strong work ethic, good communication skills, team player, ability to multi-task under pressure.

 

DENTAL ASSISTING

11 - 12

1 year

Career Pathways: Science, Social Service

 

Students will learn oral anatomy, sterilization and disinfection, oral pathology, preventive dentistry and radiography (x-ray). Other course objectives include chair-side procedures, impressions and study models, safety standards and regulations, observations and internships. Students must be understanding and communicate well with others. The student needs to be able to work independently in a perse environment as a team member. Good manual dexterity and eye-hand coordination are required.

Successful completion of this course could qualify the student to apply for employment in dental assisting, sterilization, dental lab technician or a front office position. Many dental hygiene courses give preference to students with dental experience.

 

Keys to Success - The ability to work under pressure and change working situations hourly, self-motivated, ability to read/comprehend technical dental information, ability to memorize dental terms and procedures including anatomy and physiology. Equally important is good attendance, respect, and accountability for yourself.

 

 

DIESEL POWER TECHNOLOGY

11 - 12

1 year

Career Pathways: Technical

 

This course is designed to prepare students for entry-level mechanic’s apprentice and helper or specialist positions with experience in diesel driven or hydraulic operated equipment repair and maintenance. Students gain knowledge and skills needed to rebuild, repair, and maintain the main components of diesel equipment. Supportive high school courses include any shop classes using hand and power tools.

 

Keys to Success - The ability to read technical text, parts and service manuals, ability to do math (decimals, fractions, percent, and formulas), ability to work independently in completing assigned projects and solving problems, and the ability to remain on task until project is completed.

 

 

DIGIPEN VIDEO GAME DESIGN

11-12

1 year

Career Pathways: Business Operations, Business Contacts, Social Services

 

Students learn to design and create video games using trigonometry and higher math, computer programming in C++, as well as 2D computer animation. With guidance from the program partner, DigiPen Institute of Technology, the course prepares students for skills necessary for video game industry’s biggest needs: qualified video game designers, programmers and artists. Strong drawing skills are not needed. Such skills will be developed and refined as you progress throughout the program. This is a math intensive program. Curriculum provided by DigiPen Institute.

 

Keys to Success - Successful completion of Algebra 1 should be considered as a minimum.

 

 

FASHION AND MERCHANDISING

11 - 12

1 year

Career Pathways: Business Contact, Arts

 

The world of fashion is exciting, fast paced, and creative. This program surveys the fashion industry with emphasis in retail, wholesale, manufacturing, and design. Did you ever wonder how the fashion industry works? How designers are inspired to create their clothing lines? What it takes to produce a fashion show? You will gain practical knowledge creating displays, designing a line of clothing, producing a fashion show, and studying the history of fashion in the textile industry. Learn firsthand the skills needed to succeed in the business! College credits may also be earned through Edmonds Community College and Shoreline Community College.

Keys to Success – Interest in the Fashion Business; strong work ethic, team player, ability to multi-task, retail math skills. Good attendance is required.

 

 

FIRE SERVICE TECHNOLOGY

11 – 12

1 year

Career Pathways: Social Service, Technical

 

This course is open to students interested in a career in the Fire Service. Instructional areas are fire fighting suppression training, fire prevention, inspection and investigation, life skills, self-confidence, leadership and teamwork, basic First Aid/CPR and safety awareness. Students will work in a classroom setting as well as outside in inclement weather. This course is housed on our Sno-Isle campus. Teamwork, leadership and inpidual responsibility will be developed. College credits may also be earned through Everett Community College and Olympic College.

 

Keys to Success - A desire to help others and give back to the community is essential. Good communication skills, an ability to work as a team member and a positive attitude are important. Reading level of text is 9th through 12th grade.

 

 

MEDICAL ASSISTING

11 - 12

1 year

Career Pathways: Business Contact, Business Operations, Science, Social Service

 

Do you want a medical career with endless opportunities? This course is a starting point to jumpstart a career in the medical field. Learn the language of doctors, nurses, and health care professionals. Learn to take blood pressure, temperature, pulse, respiration, height, weight; perform vision screening, surgical scrub, CPR, First-Aid, medical instruments and office skills. A 4th quarter internship is possible within a health care setting. You may earn up to 20 college credits.

 

Keys to Success - Successful completion of high school Health/English, with a high school reading level due to the college level text material. Additional pathway classes: biology, sports medicine, and computer technology will support success.

 

 

NURSING ASSISTANT

11 - 12

1 year

Career Pathways: Social Service, Science

 

Students spend time in the classroom and the hospital lab at the Skills Center learning many procedures for patient care. These procedures include learning to measure blood pressure, temperature, pulse and respirations, as well as learning how to bathe, groom, feed, lift, exercise, and position patients. During this time, students will become familiar with anatomy, physiology, signs and symptoms of illness and prevention of disease. Students become comfortable with the process of growth and development, aging and death. A portion of the year is spent in a supervised clinical experience working with patients in nursing homes and other extended-care facilities.

 

Students successfully completing this course and passing a State exam qualify for a State Nursing Assistant Certified certificate (NAC) and then ready for immediate employment. College credits may also be earned through Everett Community College.

 

Keys to Success – Strong work habits, good attendance, successfully pass background check, current Social Security Number.

 

 

PRECISION MACHINING

11 - 12

1 year

Career Pathways: Technical, Science

 

This course is an introduction to the Engineering and Manufacturing Industry. Without this industry there would not be any autos, planes, rockets, computers, office equipment, household goods, and many other modern day conveniences. Because people will always want and need manufactured goods, this industry will never become obsolete. Toolmakers and machinists earn high wages. In a comparison of all careers including doctors and lawyers, toolmaking ranks #7 in lifetime career earning potential.

 

In this course, students will learn how to plan and make precision finished parts from raw metal. Students will use precision measuring tools, lathes, milling machines, computer CAD/CAM, and CNC (Computer Numerical Control) machines.

 

This course prepares students for employment in the field of engineering and manufacturing and can qualify them for advanced placement at Lake Washington Technical College, Everett Community College, Shoreline Community College, Green River Community College, or Renton Technical College. College credits may also be earned through Everett Community College and Lake Washington Technical College.

 

Keys to Success – Positive attitude, ability to follow instructions, ability to “get the job done,” and basic math skills.

 

 

ROBOTICS & ELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY

11 - 12

1 year

Career Pathways: Technical, Science

 

What do wireless computer networks, medical imaging systems, automobile engine/transmission controls, and the Mars rover have in common? They all use electronics and require highly skilled engineers and technicians to build, troubleshoot and maintain complex communication, control, and instrumentation systems.

 

Over half of the class time is devoted to hands-on activities in our well-equipped electronics lab. Students work with electrical circuits – both analog and digital electronics, and microcontrollers. Learn to understand and build circuits using schematic and assembly drawings. Then, test and troubleshoot your circuit using electronic test equipment such as digital multimeters, function generators, and oscilloscopes. Design, build and program your own robot! Learn to solder and build a telephone or binary clock. This program is a great foundation for electricians, technicians, and engineering students. Prepare for your career today by earning up to an entire year of college credit in this exciting technical program. College credits are earned from both Edmonds Community College and North Seattle Community College.

 

Keys to Success - Completion of Algebra 1 is preferred; read at the 9 or 10th grade level. Must be able to work independently when solving problems or completing projects. Successful students have strong attendance and are responsible self-starters.

 

 

VETERINARY ASSISTANT

11 - 12

1 year

Career Pathways: Science, Social Science

 

This program is ideal for students interested in an animal-related career. Entry-level skills needed to become veterinary assistants and grooming assistants are taught as well as a thorough investigation of other careers available in the field. Students learn breed identification, Anatomy and Physiology, detection of illness, sanitation, and major illnesses. Surgical assisting and grooming skills are learned in a realistic setting on campus that models job site environments found in industry.

 

Students gain experience through practical handling of dogs, cats, and horses at the school and on internships in local businesses during spring quarter. Text work and class assignments are challenging due to the nature of the topics covered throughout the program. Basic math skills are utilized often in class. The internship portion during spring quarter requires personal transportation to a local business site.

 

Keys to Success - Supportive High School classes are Biology, Math, and Animal Science. Good spelling and proper grammar usage will promote success in this career area. The reading level of our text is 10th through 12th grade. It is important for students to have good hand-eye coordination, good communication skills, and an ability to work as a team member and demonstrate a positive attitude. This course requires serious commitment to learning challenging material.

 

 

WELDING/METAL FABRICATION

11 - 12

1 year

Career Pathways: Technical, Arts

 

This program trains students in blueprint reading, shop math, layout and fit-up, and fabrication of a wide variety of projects. It works to train students in the basic entry-level skills of oxy-acetylene welding and cutting (hand and machine), shielded metal arc welding, gas metal and flux cored arc welding, gas tungsten arc welding, and many other areas. Advanced students will also be able to work on a CNC Plasma cutting table, cutting out such items as art forms, signage and parts.

 

Students do not need to have previous welding training to be accepted in this program. Applicants should have the following skills and abilities: good attendance, basic math skills, safe work habits, and desire to work hard.

 

Numerous jobs are available in the shipyards and welding shops. Apprentices are needed in sheet metal, iron working, pipefitting, and boiler making. One of the most efficient and economical ways to join metal is to weld it. Fabrication is the process of making things out of metal according to blueprints, drawings and sketches.

 

Work experience credit and Washington State Welder Certification testing are available to graduating seniors in their final semester. This program will give you a strong foundation of welding safety, types, careers and much more! College credits may also be earned through Everett Community College and Lake Washington Technical College.

 

Keys to Success – Strong work ethic, positive attitude, ability to follow and understand written and verbal instructions, basic math skills, ability to be self-directed, work independently, and be a team member.

 

 

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