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This growing industry offers career potential on a number of levels, and the courses train students in lawn care, irrigation, plant care, and basic landscape design.
Culinary ArtsCulinary Arts:
Active training in food services, baking, cooking and the full spectrum of food preparation career preparation.
Directory Assistance OperatorDirectory Assistance Operator:
This is an entry-level training course for state of the art telecommunications, taught by a contracted education agency. Inmate students provide information services on three shifts, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Print ShopPrint Shop:
The 19,000 square feet commercial-based print shop is located at Pitchess Detention Center. Students are taught basic and advanced printing application using state-of-the-art printing equipment. The print shop produces products such as forms, flyers, brochures, invitations, envelopes and magazines.
Wood ShopWood Shop:
The wood shop provides both classroom instruction and hands-on training in numerous types of woodworking, such as Millwork, Finish Carpentry and Cabinet making. Students also repair furniture and craft large outdoor signs for Sheriff's Department facilities.
Sew ShopSew Shop:
This shop introduces students to the power-sewing industry. They produce all the inmate clothing, linen, property bags and mattresses.
Wheelchair Repair shopWheelchair Repair Shop:
Students repair wheelchairs for the Medical Services Bureau, while the backs and seats are sewn at the Sew Shop.
Sign ShopSign Shop:
Here, students learn basic computer-aided fabrication and are introduced to graphic arts design. In addition to signs, they also produce engraved awards such as plaques, trophies and medallions.
Bike shopBike Shop:
The bicycle repair shop receives donated bikes from commercial bicycle shops throughout the county, as well as abandoned property. Students repair and refurbish them from start to finish, providing practical instruction in mechanics, repair and maintenance.
Plastic Bag ManufacturingPlastic Bag Manufacturing:
This program supplies much of the Department's requirement for lunch bags and large trash bags. Students learn industrial machine operations, packaging and small-scale warehousing.
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