Welcome to Technical/Vocational Studies at HLSCC

Students seeking higher education in the area of Technical or Vocational Studies must complete the appropriate general education requirements as well as the programme requirements listed. No course/s taken as programme requirements will be counted as general requirements. Students must earn a grade of C+ or above in each of the programme requirements.

Associate in Science Degree General Studies -Technical Option

Construction Technology Concentration

This programme is designed to prepare students to enter the profession of Construction Technology. Upon completion students should be able to function as construction technology technicians. Practical skills include preparation of bill of quantities, contract administration, building inspection, specifications, building site layout, building codes, energy efficiency and sustainable construction practices.

Engineering/Architectural Drawing Concentration

This programme is designed to prepare students to enter the Architecture and Engineering professions as technicians and middle management personnel. Students will be capable of delineating multi-view images, understanding an architect’s and engineer’s scale, developing construction drawings, and detailing and understanding the purpose and use of specifications. Students are prepared to further studies leading to the Bachelor of Science Degree in Architectural Technology and Engineering.

This programme is designed to provide students with advance studies in Electrical and Electronic engineering technology. Upon completion, students should be able to function as Electrical technicians in Installation and Maintenance or operators in the domestic and commercial sectors. More emphasis is being placed on practical applications to meet industrial requirements.

Automotive Engineering Technology Concentration

This programme is designed to provide knowledge and skills for anyone pursuing a career in the Automotive Service Industry. It aims at developing technical skills in servicing, diagnosing and mechanical repairs. Content areas includes knowledge of engines, electrics, electronics, chassis systems and engineering science. Emphasis is placed on various practical areas to demonstrate competency. Students are adequately prepared to write international automotive exam s with City and Guilds of London and Automotive Service Excellence in the United States of America U.S.A

Mechanical Engineering Technology Concentration

This programme provides the students with theoretical knowledge in the mechanical sciences and workshop technology. Practical skills include diagnosis, repair of mechanical components, welding and machining. Background information is also provided in the fundamentals of electricity and safety allowing the students to develop Industrial experience.

Land Surveying Concentration

This programme is designed to prepare students to enter into the profession of Surveying. Students will be capable of using open and closed traverses, location of topographic detail for the preparation of plans, layout of construction works, and the invert level installation for civil works. The students will be exposed to the uses and precision of surveys, distance measurement, the level, the transit, angular measurement, differential and profile levelling and fundamentals of construction surveys. Emphasis is placed on experience with EDM and electronic tachometer instruments and processing field data from data collectors through the computer to print media. Students are prepared to further studies leading to the Bachelor of Science Degree in Surveying.

Certificate of Achievement in Occupational Studies Construction Technology

This programme is designed to provide the student with the basic technical knowledge required to develop and understand construction drawings and specifications. The focus of this programme is to make the student conversant with the creation of and the interpretation of architectural/ engineering drawings. All aspects of these documents will be covered including site layout, elevations, floor plans, structural details, heating/air-conditioning, electrical and plumbing systems and all appropriate symbols will be explained. The relevant aspects of design and construction drawings and construction specifications will be covered.

Certificate of Achievement in Occupational Studies Electronic Engineering Technology

This programme is designed to provide the student with knowledge of theoretical and practical concepts in electronic engineering technology. On completion of this programme, students should be able to function as competent technicians (Installation and Maintenance) or operators in the industrial, commercial and domestic sectors. This programme provides a foundation for those interested in furthering their studies and also for those interested in working in the power and telephone industry, radio and television repair, computers and other related fields.

Certificate of Achievement in Occupational Studies Engineering/Architectural Drawing

This programme is designed to prepare students for entry-level drafting positions in either the engineering or architectural professions. Students will be capable of delineating orthographic or multi- view images and axonometric images (isometric, biometric, perspectives), understanding an architect’s and engineer’s scale, developing construction drawings, and detailing and understanding the purpose and use of specifications. An integral part of this programme is a one-semester internship with a local architectural or engineering firm.

Certificate of Achievement in Occupational Studies Automotive Engineering Technology

This programme is designed to develop scientific aptitude and technical skills in auto mechanics. It will enable students to follow relevant and fairly advanced repairing procedures in the fixing of modern automobiles, and will also help prepare students for City and Guilds of London as well as the Automotive Service Excellence examinations of the USA.

Certificate of Achievement in Occupational Studies Mechanical Engineering Technology

This programme provides the students with fundamental practical and theoretical knowledge in the mechanical sciences: thermo fluids, materials, and mechanics. Practical skills necessary for operation, diagnosis and repair of mechanical components are also included. Background information is also given in the fundamentals of electricity and electronics, allowing the students to develop insight into control systems.

Certificate of Achievement in Occupational Studies Land Surveying

This programme is designed to provide the students with both the theoretical and practical knowledge of land surveying. It provides a sound foundation for students to pursue diplomas in surveying and licensing from regional and U.K. institutes. General computing skills are introduced as well as training on specific drafting and surveying software. Surveying instruments including GPS and electronic total station are used in the acquisition of field data. Data logging is taught in a uniform, organised and complete manner. Students are also instructed in the calculation of measuring errors and accounting for the precision in the instrumentation being used. Other topics include uses and precision of surveys, distance measurement, preliminary surveys, construction surveys, elevation measurement, angular measurement, differential and profile levelling and highway survey.

For further information regarding Technical/Vocational programmes, please contact:

Bernadine Louis
Dean of Workforce Training
blouis@hlscc.edu.vg
284-852-7148

Janice Dawson
Senior Administrative Officer
jdawson@hlscc.edu.vg
284-852-7194

Cheryl Doward
Senior Administrative Officer
cdoward@hlscc.edu.vg
284-852-7086