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Students will acquire skills in the areas of commercial and industrial electricity, welding, HVAC, pneumatics, hydraulics, gaskets/seals, pumps, plumbing, equipment maintenance, forklift operation, wind power generation and solar power. Students will also be trained in safety procedures and be familiar with tools used in an industrial setting.
A CAREER PATH WITH A BRIGHT FUTURE
The Industrial Electro-Mechanical Technology program equips students with a variety of skills needed to maintain a facility. In addition to basic welding, mechanics, fluid control, pneumatics and hydraulics, and forklift operation, students also learn about HVAC systems and more detailed electrical work and programmable logic controllers.
Understanding how generators work as well as installation and maintaining wind generators and solar panel systems, both grid-tied PV systems and stand-alone systems are covered in the program. Students have the opportunity to design and complete a variety of renewable energy projects through the program.
The skills acquired in the program will be applicable to entry-level positions as Maintenance Mechanics, Maintenance Engineers and Building Superintendents. These job titles are in demand at manufacturing companies, mills, industrial plants, the gas & oil industry, hospitals, hotels, apartment complexes and real estate management companies. For graduates willing to travel or relocate, opportunities as wind turbine technicians and photovoltaic installers are available.
Education is important for those who wish to elevate themselves to a better life. New Castle School of Trades believes that the opportunity to gain a great education should not only be a privilege, but a commonly realized right for all people.
Lack of financial resources should not be the determining factor in whether someone has the means to better themselves. We feel compelled to assist those students who, without financial aid, would be unable to attend New Castle School of Trades.
Therefore, we offer many different options to help you attain the education you wish to experience. The following programs are available to those who qualify.
- Federal Pell Grant
- Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)
- Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency Grant (PHEAA)
- LOAN PROGRAMS
- Federal PLUS Loan (PLUS)
- Subsidized Federal Stafford Loan (FSL)
- Unsubsidized Federal Stafford Loan (UFSL)
- Alternative Loan Program (Tuition Financing)
NCST FEDERAL SCHOOL CODE: 007780
In order to be considered for any of the above Grants or Loan Programs, you must complete a FAFSA. This can be done online by selecting this link or by making an appointment. The Federal School Code is listed above.
Financial aid is available for those who qualify.
Veteran's Education Benefits
Thank you to all of our veterans for your service and commitment. Many NCST staff members, current students, and graduates are U.S. Military veterans. We are very proud and humbled to have the privilege to serve our military families. We are here to assist you in any way that we can.
The New Castle School of Trades is a Veterans Administration (VA) approved institution. NCST can help you navigate the complexities of your military benefits. More information about veteran educational benefits is also available at the official U.S. government website at www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.
As a member of the military, you have access to education benefits that are designed to help you set the groundwork for your future career and ease the transition into the civilian workforce after completing your service commitment. NCST can help you prepare for success in your chosen field.
If you are looking for a school who is committed to veterans and understands the sacrifices you make to help ensure the freedom of our country, you need to learn more about NCST.
Important information about the education debt, earnings, and completion rates of students who attend a New Castle School of Trades and enrolled in a program can be found at: https://www.ncstrades.edu/consumer-information.