Adult Classes

Career & Technical Education Adult Classes
At Ben Davis Career Center

The Adult Career and Technical classes are offered through the Career Center at Ben Davis High School and surrounding community locations. They are provided as an opportunity to learn new skills and knowledge for your personal satisfaction, job advancement and perhaps a new career.

Descriptions of the Adult Career and Technical Classes

Heating & Air Conditioning I

We are please to announce that our Heating and Air Class in now part of the York’s Quality Education and Training Program. The entire program was created by construction industry experts and educators. It includes standardized, competency-based curricula with measurable objectives. York’s Quality Education & Training HVAC curriculum includes four levels. This class will enable you to complete Level One. Level One will introduce you to installation and service requirements for residential and commercial heating and cooling systems, both forced-air and hydronic. Upon completion of this Level One course, you will be able to start at Level Two at York’s Quality Education and Training Center. Credentials earned through this program are maintained within the NCCER’s (National Center for Construction Education and Research) guidelines. The NCCER has created a National Registry that provides recognized industry credentials that will be beneficial in seeking employment or furthering your education in your current job.

Contents of this Course include:

  • Introduction to HVAC – Covers the basic principles of heating, ventilating, and air conditioning; career opportunities in HVAC; and apprenticeship programs
  • Trade Mathematics – Explains how to solve problems involving the measurement of lines, area, volume, weights, angles, pressure, vacuum, and temperature. Also introduces scientific notation, powers, roots, and basic algebra and geometry.
  • Copper and Plastic Piping Practices – covers the selection, preparation, joining, and support of copper and plastic piping and fittings.
  • Soldering and Brazing – covers tools, materials, and safety precautions and depicts step-by-step procedures for soldering and brazing piping.
  • Ferrous Metal Piping Practices – covers various types of iron and steel pipe and fittings, and provides step-by-step instructions for cutting, threading, and joining ferrous piping.
  • Basic Electricity – teaches power generation and distribution, electrical components, DC circuits, and electrical safety.
  • Introduction to Cooling – covers the basic principles of heat transfer, refrigeration, and pressure-temperature relationships, and describes the components and accessories used in air conditioning systems.
  • Introduction to Heating – covers heating fundamentals, types and designs of furnaces and their components, and basic procedures for installing and servicing furnaces.
  • Air Distribution Systems – describes air distribution systems and their components, air flow measurement, ductwork installation principles, and the use of instruments for measuring temperature, humidity, pressure, and velocity.

Introduction to Microcomputers

This is an excellent class for the beginning computer student. Students will be introduced to the basics of operating a computer. The lessons will focus on the Microsoft Office Suite Software. Students will have introductory lessons on each of the following programs: Microsoft Word (word processing), Excel (spreadsheets), Access (database) & PowerPoint (presentation graphics). Most of the class is hands-on as the instructor guides you through each lesson.

Microsoft Word

This beginning level class will help students create, edit and proof documents while learning to navigate through tool bars, menus and dialog boxes and their functions


Excel is a spreadsheet program and part of the Microsoft Office Suite of applications. Students learn that a spreadsheet is a grid in which you can enter, calculate, and manage data. The Excel program makes it easy to manage numeric information, to create charts, and to maintain data lists. In this class individuals learn how to build and format spreadsheets working with databases, charts, formulas, and functions.

Dental Assistant Training Program with Dental Radiographer Certification

This is a noncredit Vincennes University training program that prepares students for an entry level position in dental careers. This expanded course includes a new state approved education program which provides students the proper training to be a Limited Dental Radiographer. View Dental Assistant Flyer

Clinical Medical Assistant Training Program

This program is intended for students who want to prepare for an exciting, challenging and rewarding career in healthcare. This program will train students to assist physicians by performing functions related to the clinical responsibilities of a medical office. Instruction includes preparing patients for examination and treatment and routine laboratory procedures. Students will review important topics including phlebotomy, EKG, pharmacology, the proper use and administration of medications, vital signs and documentation. This program includes 140 hours of classroom and labs and a 40 hour clinical externship opportunity at a local healthcare provider. Upon successful completion of this program students would be eligible to sit for the National Healthcare Association (NHA) Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) national examination. View Clinical Medical Assistant Flyer

Sterile Processing Technician Training Program

The Sterile Processing noncredit program is designed to provide the knowledge and basic skills needed to work in a hospital, surgical center, or other facility that utilizes a central sterile supply department.  Sterile processing technicians are trained in principles, methods and control of sterilization processes; and the cleaning, processing, packaging, distributing, storing and inventory control of sterile goods, instruments, trays and equipment.  Students will also learn to keep records associated with sterilization monitors, orders, charges to patients and inventory. View Sterile Processing Technician Flyer

EMT-B Class

The EMT-B Class is designed to meet or exceed the requirements set forth by the State of Indiana and EMT National Curriculum. The course consists of extensive classroom and demanding skill building exercises and also includes clinical, firehouse and ambulance observation. This class is held at the ESEC (Emergency Services Education Center) located at 700 N. High School Road, Indianapolis, IN 46214.

Firefighter I & II

This class is held at the ESEC (Emergency Services Education Center) located at 700 N. High School Road, Indianapolis, IN  46214

CDL Class A (Tractor Trailer Driver Training)

This is a Vincennes Certificate Program designed to prepare students to enter the tractor-trailer driver marketplace at an entry-level position.  Training includes classroom instruction, lab practice and on-the-road driving. Classes meet at Vincennes new Logistic Training facility in Plainfield.

Learn about Our Spring 2018 Class Offerings

View the Spring 2018 Career & Technical Ed. Class Schedule

To register for courses, please call 317-988-7261 from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM