Drill, Wrench, Build, Cook

As of Jan. 19, students are back at OSTC-SE! Nine of our programs have returned to face-to-face instruction. Four days a week, students arrive, take off their coats, and hop right into the labs for the hands-on learning our campus is suited for. Each program is conducting interesting, action-oriented lessons aimed at preparing students for careers and post-secondary education.

Automobile Technology is teaching lessons on four cylinder engine disassembly and rebuilding.  

Collision students have completed three types of sanding techniques and are now priming their fenders in our state-of-the-art paint booth.  

Down in Construction Technology, students are practicing their skills on small projects before building the foundation and walls for home construction.  

In the Culinary kitchen, you can hear the dicing on the cutting boards and smell the delicious aromas as students work on knife skills, perfect their mother sauces, and bake chocolate cheesecakes.  

Energy-Electrical students are wasting no time in completing the basic wiring unit. They are stripping wires, making connections, and getting ready to install their outlets on the prefabricated trainers.    

Engineering, Robotics, and Mechatronics is using the virtual skills learned over the first semester, and are deep-diving into 3D printing to produce their projects.  

Health Sciences is teaching their students the proper technique for gloving and gowning, before moving into a unit on taking vitals and performing CPR.  

Machining students are hitting the ground running by working on their precision measurements and utilizing hand tools to specifications.  

Welding is in the labs virtually all session completing their Shield Metal Arc Welding (SMAW). 

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Students working in culinary and construction  wearing face masks after return to face to face instruction

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