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Faulkner is Preparing Students for Global Opportunities

Preparing Students for Global Opportunities
Preparing Students for Global Opportunities

T. L. Faulkner Career Technical Center offers 13 different career programs. Each class is designed to teach hands on training as well as the academic side of the course.  The following is a list of the courses we offer: Automotive Technology, Collision Repair Technology, Computer Technology, Cosmetology, Child Care, Electrical Technology, Healthcare Science Technology, Graphic Arts, Masonry, Carpentry, Heating & Air Conditioning, Welding and Aviation.


Faulkner CTC has been a part of the Mobile County Public School System since 1974. We serve students from the following high schools: Mary Montgomery, Blount, Vigor, Leflore, Williamson and Murphy. All students are transported by bus to and from Faulkner. We have two sessions so that students can attend either in the morning or afternoon, according to their schedules.


At Faulkner we strive for excellence in each area of our programs. Students who apply themselves will succeed to be a completer and can use this training to apply for employment in the workforce. Some students are offered jobs, internships, apprenticeships and scholarships to further their education.


At Faulkner we want all the students to be prepared for Global Opportunities!

Masonry and Trowel Trades

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Students learn to prepare and lay bricks, concrete blocks, tile, marble, and related materials. They also learn to cover, level, and smooth surfaces and apply plaster, stucco, and related materials to structural surfaces.Students will spend much of their time laying bricks in the shop and doing individual projects designed to teach them to work with various shapes and sizes in construction.Permanent structures are constructed from time to time on this campus and away from this campus as part of the livework experience essential to complete learning.

Automotive Technology

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Students are introduced to the automotive repair field by using up-to-date diagnostic test equipment, such as the Sun Diagnostic Machine, computerized front and rear wheel alignment and Motorvac electronic fuel injection cleaner/tester in the Automotive Technology class and shop. One of the latest technologies in the field is represented by the Sun Electronic Recovery System, which recycles and recharges air conditioning systems refrigerant R-134 and R-12.

First and second year students are involved in a great deal of livework, that is, work on vehicles taken into the shop for repairs. Repairs, such as battery testing, starter testing and rebuilding are taught in the classroom and then performed as livework activities.

Students are allowed to work on their own vehicles as it relates to the program of instruction in this two-year program.

Early Childhood Education

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Early Childhood Education is a one-year (two semesters) program for students in grades 10-12. The Early Childhood Education Program offers students opportunities to develop basic skills necessary for providing care-giving services. The course provides knowledge and skills that emphasize creating a healthy and safe environment in the nurturing, teaching and caring of children.With the emphasis on providing students with experiences to make smooth transitions from school to career, shadowing, mentoring, and work-based learning experiences are incorporated into this course to provide students with real work perspectives as they identify or pursue a career in Child Care. The program also provides for the development of leadership skills through its student organization, FCCLA.

Computer Electronics Technology

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The Computer Electronics Program at Faulkner prepares students for careers in computer maintenance, networking and applications. Students can prepare for professional certifications such as A+ certification for computer technicians and Network + or CCNA for network administration. Faulkner offers the IT Essentials program and the Cisco CCNA program. Students learn to use, construct, configure, network and troubleshoot computer systems. The curriculum is Internet based for easy access from any location.


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Cosmetology is designed to be two years in length. During this time students will have the opportunity to learn all phases of cosmetology, such as, how to give permanent waves, hair relaxers, hair coloring, and manicures.Students in this program are issued kits containing class materials for which they are responsible for the entire year. Fees are collected to offset some of the expense of this program.

Hours received in this program count toward the 1200 hours required by the State Board before an applicant can take the State Board Exam for licensing.

Health Science

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This course prepares its graduates for employment in entry-level jobs, such as nursing assistants, ward clerks, medical assistants, housekeepers, EKG technicians, etc. This course also prepares its graduates for acceptance into post-secondary programs in health, such as nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy, x-ray technician, etc.Students receive instruction in health career opportunities. Students will also learn medical terminology, anatomy, and medical math.Second semester students receive individualized instruction and clinical experiences in the specific health career they have chosen.

After completion of this program, the health education requirement for graduation will be met.

Industrial Electricity

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The objective of this program is to provide students with the opportunity to acquire a foundation in electrical theory and wiring techniques. Completers can work as entry-level electricians, maintenance electricians, or in one of the many other electrical fields.Subjects covered include residential and commercial wiring techniques, tools and equipment usage, basic motor theory and controls, conduit bending, the National Electrical Code, basic electricity and basic electronics.

Completers of this two-year program may take the Electrician’s Journeyman Test for the City of Mobile for an associate card. After two years of on the job experience, the associate card is exchanged for a Journeyman Electrician’s card.

Welding Technology

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Students learn to layout, cut, and weld metals together through practice in the shop. Students are also involved in classroom activities for theory and general information about this field.First year students are introduced to safety procedures, stick welding, oxyacetylene cutting, plasma cutting, and mig welding. Second year students progress further by learning tig, flux core welding, and by more involvement in livework projects (building structures and repairing articles).

There are numerous and varied employment opportunities in Mobile and the surrounding areas for persons with welding skills, especially in shipbuilding and repair, trailer construction, shut downs at local plants, etc.


Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration

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Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration (HVACR) provides classroom and laboratory experiences utilizing current and emerging technologies. Students are taught to perform installations, repairs, and maintenance of commercial, industrial, and domestic air conditioning systems.Hands-on work experiences provide students the opportunity to learn by doing. A variety of teaching strategies will be used to insure the success of each student and to accommodate the varied learning styles of the students enrolled in the program.

Collision Repair Technology

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This program teaches techniques in how to repair damaged auto body parts and the painting of repaired vehicles. Students learn to use hand and power tools appropriate to the trade. Students use the shop’s paint booth when applying the finishing paint(s) to vehicles.Physical demands require students to bend, stoop, and to work in dusty conditions. Students with allergies or who are opposed to physical work and getting dirty should consider some other program.There are many employment opportunities for trained collision repair technicians in the greater Mobile area. Further training at the post-secondary level is also an option for program completers.

Carpentry and Cabinet Making

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Provides students with basic knowledge and skills of the carpentry program. Emphasis is placed on safety, tools of the trade, blueprint reading, measuring, estimating, and the use of computers. Students will have the opportunity to use, inspect, clean, and operate portable and power equipment. Upon successful completion of the course, students are able to perform basic carpentry tasks. Students will learn the fundamentals of carpentry. Emphasis is placed on safety; site preparations, concrete forms, measuring, layout, basic floor, wall, and roof framing. Students will be able to read basic blueprints, lay out building sites, and construct concrete forms.

Graphic Arts and PrintingTechnology

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Graphic Arts and Printing is a major means of visual communication. Many of the things we use are printed, such as newspapers, books, progress reports, order forms, billboards, pictures (reproduced), and illustrations. Printed material is one way many products are advertised, packaged and sold.  Fundamental steps in the following areas are part of the course curricular offerings: design and layout, lithographic camera operation, film negative development, film masking, plate making, desktop publishing, and offset press operations with bindery and finishing. Shop management, shop safety and job developmental skills are also a part of the integrated curriculum. Students who complete  the two-year program are awarded a certificate denoting skills attained by the student. This certificate is sanctioned by the Alabama State Department of Education and is recognized in the printing industry throughout the state.  Those students who qualify and who desire employment are often placed on a job as part of their two-year program.

Aviation Technology

The Avionics Technology program begins with a broad-based approach to the study of electronics to prepare students with a basic knowledge of electronic theory and a working knowledge of electronic equipment and components. Beyond initial instruction in those areas, students receive extensive hands-on training with aviation electronics equipment such as communication and navigation radios, weather radars, autopilots, on-board computers, transponders, and more. Dual Enrollment is offered for this course.

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