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Work-based Learning

Our work-based learning (WBL) program provides students with opportunities to link their career technical training with practical, on-the-job activities. Students participating in WBL improve their work habits and attitudes, identification of goals and aptitudes, and the motivation to complete and further their education.

Work-based Learning

Our work-based learning (WBL) program provides students with opportunities to link their career technical training with practical, on-the-job activities. Students participating in WBL improve their work habits and attitudes, identification of goals and aptitudes, and the motivation to complete and further their education.

Fred G. Acosta Job Corps Center
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Automotive and Machine Repair

Collision Repair and Refinish

Average salary: $43,000 per year

Length of training: Completion times vary by training area. Check with your admissions advisor.

Job Corps’ Collision Repair and Refinish training program provides students with the opportunity to receive hands-on training in different types of collision repair work and develop multiple skill sets. The various course offerings include nonstructural analysis and damage repair, painting and refinishing, structural analysis and damage repair, and mechanical and electrical components. A summary of the skills taught in each course and the career options available to graduates are outlined below.

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Automotive and Machine Repair

Maintenance and Light Repair

Average salary: $48,000 per year

Length of training: Completion times vary by training area. Check with your admissions advisor.

Test vehicle systems and parts, identify mechanical problems, perform basic maintenance, repair and replace parts, and interact with clients. Work on engines, transmissions, drive belts, brakes, electronic steering systems, diagnostic tools, power tools, and common hand tools.

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Construction

Electrical

Average salary: $56,000 per year

Length of training: Completion times vary by training area. Check with your admissions advisor.

Job Corps offers a basic Electrical program and an Electrical Trainee, Pre-Apprentice program through Home Builders Institute (HBI). All training programs are hands-on and are similar in curriculum and requirements.

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Construction

Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC)

Average salary: $48,000 per year

Length of training: Completion times vary by training area. Check with your admissions advisor.

HVAC professionals make buildings cool in the summer and warm in the winter. They control temperature, humidity and use a wide array of tools to keep systems working optimally.

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Construction

Plumbing

Average salary: $38,000 per year

Length of training: Completion times vary by training area. Check with your admissions advisor.

A plumber is a tradesperson who specializes in installing and maintaining systems used for potable (drinking) water, sewage and drainage in plumbing systems.

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Healthcare

Clinical Medical Assistant

Average salary: $34,000 per year

Length of training: Completion times vary by training area. Check with your admissions advisor.

Medical assistants perform a variety of duties to assist healthcare professionals including scheduling appointments, taking vital signs, succinctly conveying ideas and information to patients. People who work in this field should be good listeners, be able to handle stress, and excel at thinking clearly on the fly.

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Healthcare

Medical Administrative Assistant

Average salary: $34,000 per year

Length of training: Completion times vary by training area. Check with your admissions advisor.

One common job title for this career is medical secretary. Medical administrative assistant duties may include greeting patients, scheduling appointments, filing insurance claims, and answering incoming calls. Day-to-day office functions are part of a medical administrative assistant's tasks.

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Homeland Security

Security and Protective Services

Average salary: $30,000 per year

Length of training: Completion times vary by training area. Check with your admissions advisor.

Guard, patrol, detect, deter, observe, report, protect, and monitor premises, to prevent theft, violence, or infractions of rules.

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Transportation

Material Handling and Distribution Operations

Average salary: $31,000 per year

Length of training: Completion times vary by training area. Check with your admissions advisor.

Materials handlers oversee the process of taking materials from one location to another as well as extracting and loading the materials to be transported.

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Keep in mind that details will vary depending on your specific background, goals, and interests.
A Job Corps recruiter can help you get all the answers you need.

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