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Skilled Trades

Skilled trades refer to a collective group of skilled labor jobs that require specialized training often over the course of time leading to expertise in specific areas. Some examples are welding, machining, automotive repair, truck driving, and more. Some skilled trades have opportunities for apprenticeships. At Davidson-Davie you’ll learn hands-on from day one to start you on your way to mastering a chosen skill.

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Programs of Study

Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration

The Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Technology curriculum provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to work with residential and light commercial systems. Topics include mechanical refrigeration, heating and cooling theory, electricity, controls, and safety. The diploma program covers air conditioning, furnaces, heat pumps, tools, and instruments.

Automotive Systems Technology

The Automotive Systems Technology curriculum prepares individuals for employment as entry-level transportation service technicians. The program provides an introduction to automotive industry careers and increases student awareness of the diverse technologies associated with this dynamic and challenging field. This program teaches students to apply technical knowledge and skills to repair, service, and maintain all types of automobiles.

Computer Integrated Machining

The Computer Integrated Machining curriculum prepares students with the analytical, creative, and innovative skills necessary to take a production idea from initial concept through design, development and production of a finished product. Coursework includes manual machining, computer applications, engineering design, computer-aided drafting (CAD, computer-aided machining (CAM), blueprint interpretation, advanced computerized numeric control (CNC) equipment, basic and advanced machining operations, precision measurement, and high-speed multi-axis machining.

Diesel & Heavy Equipment Technology

The Diesel & Heavy Equipment Technology curriculum prepares students for employment as entry-level transportation service technicians. Our program provides an introduction to diesel & heavy equipment industry careers and increases student awareness of the diverse technologies in this dynamic and challenging field. Our program prepares students to apply technical knowledge and skills to repair, service, and maintain diesel engines in vehicles such as Heavy Duty Trucks over one ton classification, buses, ships, railroad locomotives and equipment; as well as stationary diesel engines in electrical generators and related equipment.

Industrial Systems Technology - Maintenance, Installation, and Repair

The Industrial Systems Technology curriculum is designed to prepare or upgrade individuals to safely service, maintain, repair, or install equipment. Instruction includes theory and skill training needed for inspecting, testing, troubleshooting, and diagnosing industrial systems.

Truck Driver Training

The Truck Driver Training curriculum prepares students to drive tractor-trailer rigs. Our program teaches proper driving procedures, safe driver responsibility, commercial motor vehicle laws and regulations and the basic principles and practices for operating commercial vehicles. Graduates of the curriculum are qualified to take the Commercial Driver’s License Exam and are employable by commercial trucking firms. Graduates also become owner/operators and work as private contract haulers.

Welding Technology

The Welding Technology curriculum provides students with a sound understanding of the science, technology, and applications essential for successful employment in the welding and metal industry. Instruction includes consumable and non-consumable electrode welding and cutting processes. Courses in math, blueprint reading, metallurgy, welding inspection, and destructive and non-destructive testing provide the student with industry-standard skills developed through classroom training and practical application.

Possible Careers

HVAC Service Technician
Systems Mechanic
CNC Programmer
Automotive Technician
Over the Road Driver
Tractor Trailer Operator

Davidson-Davie Community College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award certificates, diplomas and associate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404.679.4500 for questions about the accreditation of Davidson-Davie Community College.