Careers Through IDC

AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY CAREER TECHNICAL PROGRAM
(Course ID: WORK PRI9)
This course is offered only to offenders in the Indiana Department of Correction. Students will learn the basics of engine and automobile repair with the goal of returning to the workforce in a related area following release.

To check the availability and location of this class, go to flexible registration and follow the registration steps in the right column of this page.

BUILDING MAINTENANCE VOCATIONAL PROGRAM
(Course ID: WORK PRI4)
This course is offered only to offenders in the Indiana Department of Correction. Students will learn the basics of building maintenance with the goal of returning to the workforce in a related area following release.

To check the availability and location of this class, go to flexible registration and follow the registration steps in the right column of this page.

CULINARY CAREER TECHNICAL PROGRAM
(Course ID: WORK PRI7)
This course is particularly offered to offenders in the Indiana Department of Correction. Students will learn philosophy and techniques of Culinary Arts with the goal of returning to the workforce in a related area following release.

TABE assessment of 8.0 or higher, Offender interview with instructor

To check the availability and location of this class, go to flexible registration and follow the registration steps in the right column of this page.

HORTICULTURE CAREER TECHNICAL PROGRAM
(Course ID: WORK PRI8)
This course is offered only to offenders in the Indiana Department of Correction. Students will learn principles and functions of horticulture with the goal of returning to the workforce in a related area following release.

TABE assessment of 8.0 or higher. Offender interview with instructor.

Course Content
Topical areas of study include:

  • Gardening resources Plant classification and nomenclature
  • Plant science Components of soil
  • Plant propagation Compost and soil improvements
  • Planting techniques Plant maintenance
  • Weeds and herbicides Plant disorders and disease
  • Site management Insect and pest control
Plant basics:
  1. Soils
  2. Components of soil
  3. PH
  4. Soil samples
  5. Plant science
  6. Growing conditions- (consult reference books, landscape consultants, nursery catalogs, computer software programs, etc.)
  7. Hardy zone and growth season
  8. Soil preference (clay, sand, loam, pH levels)
  9. Orientation (sun or shade, NSEW)
  10. Water conditions
  11. Plant nutrition
  12. N-P-K (nitrogen, phosphorous, potassium) and fertilizers
  13. Photosynthesis

To check the availability and location of this class, go to flexible registration and follow the registration steps in the right column of this page.

LITERACY
(Course ID: WORK LIT1)
This course is offered only to offenders in the Indiana Department of Correction. Literacy is for students who test in the literacy level using the TABE. Individualized instruction both in print material and electronic software packages are used to increase the TABE levels so that students progress to PRE-GED levels.

To check the availability and location of this class, go to flexible registration and follow the registration steps in the right column of this page.

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