Welcome to Harrisburg Area Community College's Industrial Technology Department - your resource for information on the programs and courses that lead to gainful employment in the Trades.
Carpentry, welding, HVAC/R, plumbing, mechatronics, masonry and electrical technology are trades in high demand by area employers. But unlike "the good old days" when all that was required was on-the-job training, today's employers are seeking workers with high skill levels acquired through education and national certifications.
And, if working in any of the trades appeals to you, now is the time to weigh your opportunities. As more and more skilled older workers reach retirement age, replacements are hard to find. At the same time, the technical requirements to do these jobs are becoming more stringent, thus calling for initiative and strong work ethics.
At HACC, you'll find programs tailored to regional and national job market trends with highly qualified instructors using cutting-edge technology to give you the necessary skills to succeed in your chosen trade.