Students in the skilled trade programs are trained in shops similar to those of private industries. The shops contain testing and measuring instruments, tools, and equipment of the same size and types as found in private firms. The facilities make possible practical instruction which is essential to the preparation of skilled workers needed by today’s modern industries. Students in these trade programs spend twenty-five to thirty hours per week in school: this time is divided between classroom studies and practical shop work.

A diploma is awarded to those students who satisfactorily complete the full-time trade program. To be eligible for the diploma, students must maintain satisfactory grades in all shop and class work, and maintain an overall grade point average of 2.00.