Community Continuing Education

 

Community Continuing Education

The Humble ISD Career and Technology Department initiated a series of free continuing education classes for the 2017-2018 school year. The purpose of the classes is to showcase many of the skills current Humble ISD students experience daily while providing an opportunity for members of the community to gain knowledge and experience on a variety of useful topics. Courses include: Residential Electric, Introduction to Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM), Safety for Babysitters, Automotive Basics, Residential Air Conditioning including Wall Repair.

On October 12, participants completed the Residential Electric class. Attendees learned general electrical safety, tool identification, how to identify proper wire size, and electrical components in a residential setting. The class was designed to be a combination of lecture and instruction with hands-on activities throughout. As a culminating activity, students applied their newly acquired knowledge and skills to wire a branch circuit which included a breaker box, electrical convenience outlet, switch and light. Every group successfully completed the challenge as each light lit up when full power was applied to the circuit.

Class participants varied by age, gender, and background. Current Humble ISD students as well as long-time residents worked side-by-side building a working circuit. Several attendees reported that they took the class in response to the necessary repairs following Hurricane Harvey. Community volunteer and licensed master electrician, Joe Morris, provided specific expertise on the subject and will return with CTE staff later in the year for the class on air conditioning and wall repair.

Classes are held from 6-8 p.m. Upcoming classes are:

November 9 – STEM 101 topics include drones, 3D printers and lasers.
November 16 – Safety Sitter topics include infant care and CPR.
April 5 – Automotive basics topics include changing oil, rotating tires, brakes and emergency situations.
April 19 – Residential repair topics include air conditioning 101, A/C problems, solutions and tune-up, repairing drywall and other common household repairs.

For more information, or to sign up for a class, call 281-641-8310.

Humble ISD CTE offers over 160 classes in grades 6th-12th grade. Over 64% (14,764) of Humble ISD students in grades 6-12 are enrolled in one or more CTE course ranging from Aero Science to Sports Medicine. Humble ISD is committed to providing strategic course sequencing that prepares all graduates to be college and career ready. For more information on CTE or how you or your business can support Humble ISD CTE, please visit www.humbleisd.net/cte or email Dr. Marley Morris, CTE Director at marley.morris@humbleisd.net.

Attendees of Humble ISD’s Continuing Education Class prepare wire for proper installation.
Volunteer Master Electrician Joe Morris instructs the class on important safety precautions and various components of a residential branch circuit.
Attendees of Humble ISD’s Continuing Education Class install components of a circuit as a culminating project.
Humble ISD’s Continuing Education Class graduates demonstrate a successful installation of a residential branch circuit at Humble ISD’s first community continuing education class.
CTE Director Dr. Marley Morris (far right), gives helpful insight about how to properly install wire in a breaker box.