Now Offering Applied Business Management at Rosedale Tech

Architect And Construction Worker With Plans, Tablet PC And LaptopFor over 68 years, Rosedale Technical College has offered technical skills training for jobs in manufacturing and construction related fields. But did you know that outside of the technical training courses, Rosedale Tech also offers an Applied Business Management course?

Rosedale Tech’s Applied Business Management program is one of the school’s newest programs. Its curriculum is structured for individuals who are looking to advance into entry-level management and leadership positions in a number of fields.

The program offers intimate class sizes and teaches lessons in an interactive method that focuses on real-world business experiences. Evening and weekend classes offer flexible scheduling for individuals working full-time during the day.

ABMThroughout the 18-month program, students have the opportunity to learn concepts, like:

  • Selecting appropriate organizational methods and strategies
  • Collaborating with upper management with the daily operations of the business
  • Instructing and supervising personnel and activities
  • Selecting, hiring and instructing laborers and subcontractors
  • Complying with company requirements and other regulations
  • Helping colleagues and management with administrative tasks
  • Having a general understanding of corporate accounting activities
  • Preparing and executing marketing activities

Students in Rosedale Tech’s Applied Business Management program have the opportunity to earn an Associate in Specialized Business Degree in Applied Business Management upon completion of the program.

Courses may also be taken on an individual basis. A certificate can be awarded upon completion of an individual class.

Students who complete the associate degree program will be geared for entry-level management positions in areas like:

  • Retail Manager
  • Office Manager
  • Shop Floor Supervisor
  • Human Resource Assistant
  • Sales Associate
  • Field Service Manager
  • Food Chain Manager/Assistant
  • Hotel Assistant Manager
  • Job Recruiter
  • Accounting
  • Customer Relations
  • Marketing Representative
  • Buyer or Purchasing Agent
  • Construction Manager
  • Entrepreneur

If you would like to learn more about Rosedale Tech’s Applied Business Management program, give us a call at (412) 521-6200 or visit www.RosedaleTech.org

Rosedale Tech is Proud to Recognize Black History Month

February is Black History Month! Rosedale Tech is proud to recognize some of the prominent African American figures in the STEM related fields throughout history. Here is a list of some figures we’d like to recognize:

Charles Richard Patterson: Charles Richard Patterson was the founder of C.R. Patterson & Sons, a carriage building firm and the first African American-owned automobile manufacturer. Patterson was born into slavery in April 1833 on a plantation in Virginia. He later escaped slavery in 1861 and headed west, setline in Greenfield, Ohio around 1862.

Charles Richard PattersonWhile in Ohio, Patterson went to work as a blacksmith for the carriage-building business, Dines and Simpson. Patterson went into partnership with J.P. Lowe, another Greenfield-based carriage manufacturer. Over the next twenty years, Patterson and Lowe developed a highly successful carriage-building business. In 1893 Patterson bought out J.P. Lowe’s share of the business and reorganized it as C.R. Patterson & Sons Company. The company built 28 types of horse-drawn vehicles and employed approximately 10-15 individuals. While the company managed to find success selling carriages and buggies, the dawn of the automobile was quickly approaching. In 1910, Patterson died, leaving the company to his son Frederick. In his new role, Frederick decided to change gears from manufacturing buggies to automobiles. In 1915, the first Patterson-Greenfield car debuted, selling for $850. The car had a four-cylinder Continental engine and was comparable to the contemporary Ford Model T. Historians estimate that approximately 150 Patterson-Greenfield cars were produced.

Lewis H. LattimerLewis H. Latimer: Lewis H. Latimer was an African American renaissance man who in the late 19th century helped not only invent the lightbulb, but also create the electric industry as we know it today. While it’s true that Thomas Edison is credited for inventing and patenting the light bulb and the first electric light power station, he would not have gotten to that point without the help of Latimer, who literally wrote the book on both, titled Incandescent Electric Lighting: A Practical Description of the Edison System. Prior to working with Edison, Latimer had already been involved in a major invention, having helped Alexander Graham Bell patent the telephone in 1876. In 1880, Latimer began working for the United States Electric Lighting Company, which was run by Edison’s rival Hiram S. Maxim.

Latimer had no formal training in science, but believed technology and innovation could help advance the plight of African Americans still reeling from slavery.

Bessie ColemanBessie Coleman: Bessie Coleman was the first woman of African American descent, and the first Native American descent, to hold a pilot license. Coleman was born in Atlanta, Texas to a family of sharecroppers. While working in the cotton fields at a young age, Coleman also attended a small segregated school. She furthered her education and attended one term of college at Langston University. She developed an interest in flying at an early age, but was unable to pursue her dream right away because neither African Americans nor women had the opportunity to attend flight school in the United States. After saving up her money, Coleman headed to France in 1920 to earn her pilot license. Upon earning her license, Coleman became a successful air show stunt pilot in the United States. In 1926, she died in a plane crash while testing her new aircraft.

Frederick McKinley JonesFrederick McKinley Jones: Anytime you see a refrigeration truck on the highway, you’re seeing the work of Frederick McKinley Jones. As one of the most prolific African American inventors ever, Jones patented more than 60 inventions in his lifetime. Over 40 of those patents were in the field of refrigeration, but he is most famous for inventing an automatic refrigeration system for long haul trucks and railroad cars. Before Jones’ invention, the only way to keep food cold in trucks was to load them with ice. After speaking with a truck driver who lost his whole cargo of chicken, Jones was inspired to develop his roof-mounted cooling system to ensure food stayed fresh in transport.

Career and Technical Education Month

February is “Career and Technical Education Month.” We at Rosedale Technical College are proud to celebrate the programs and successes of career and technical schools across the country.

Why should you consider the path of career and technical training? Here’s a list we put together:

Welding Program

Career and technical schools offer skills-based learning for specific career paths, such as automotive and diesel technicians, electricians, nurses, truck drivers, welders, cosmetologists, culinary, graphic designers, legal assistants, and more. Typically, an individual can begin in a CTE path in high school at a career training center.

Career and technical schools, specifically at the secondary level, offer a “fast track” education path. Typically, a secondary career and technical program is two years or less, which allows for individuals to get trained with the skills they need to get out into the workforce. For those students who began CTE training in high school and are continuing training at a secondary level, be sure to check with your school and see if any of your previous training is transferrable to course credits.nurses

Attending a secondary career and technical college or institution for two-years or less translates to less student loan debt when comparing to a four-year institution.

A majority of career and technical education programs offer a hands-on approach to learning. Rather than spending all of class time in lecture, students have the opportunity to experience first-hand the skills they are learning. For instance, at Rosedale Tech, students don’t just read about engine diagnostics. They actually have the opportunity to go out into the lab and diagnose an engine.

As many of the baby boomers move on into retirement, there is a high demand for skilled workers to step into these jobs, many of which require training that can be received at a career and technical school.

How can a career and technical college or institution impact you and your future? Schedule a tour and find out!

 

 

Industry Influencers You Should Follow Now

There are so many progressive advancements being made in the world of trades. From automotive technology and truck driving to welding, it’s hard to stay up to speed on the newest tips, tricks, and trends. We think that social media is a great way to stay up to date within your trade. Good news for you, we’ve put together a list of our favorite industry leading accounts that we think you should follow!

Eric The Car Guy

Eric the Car Guy graduated from, you guessed it, Rosedale Tech! He graduated in 1996 and the rest is history. He has worked his way up and now he gets to do what he loves! The best part is, he shares it all with his fans. He has an entire website, blog, and numerous social platforms dedicated to his extensive knowledge of automobiles, automotive HVAC and even automotive electrical. We are so proud of things Eric has accomplished! You can find him on his website, Youtube channel, or Instagram.

Popular Mechanics

The Popular Mechanics blog is a combination of cars, how-tos, industry news, technology, and so much more! We personally love their car section but there are plenty of subjects to spark all of your interests. You can check out their website, Instagram or Youtube channel.

Welding Tips and Tricks

This site is exactly what it sounds like! You will no longer need to search and search for welding hack because there is good chance that this page holds them all. Anyone interested in the craft can surely appreciate a welder that simply likes to learn and help others do the same! Check out their website and Youtube page to see what all the fuss is about!

Truck Daily

This is an account designed for all the truck lovers out there. Get your daily dose of trucks, engines, off-roading and just about anything pertaining to trucks you can think of. This is a great place to scope out your ideal dream ride. Check them out on their Instagram, Youtube channel or visit their website!

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Your Mechanic

If you are looking for a place to get some solid car advice, this this the account for you. They have fun facts, informational articles, industry news and a stellar Q&A section. If you are more of a visual person, check out their Instagram account, @yourmechanic. For more content you can visit their website or youtube channel!

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Unobtainium Welding

This welding account is the welder’s dream. They specialize in exotic and precision welding. If you love looking at perfectly welded items or if you love seeking out inspiration, search no more! Learn more about Unobtainium Welding at their website or their Instagram page.

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Scanner Danner

Last but not least, Scanner Danner! We have to toot our horn for a minute because Scanner Danner is one of Rosedale Tech’s very own. He is an ASE L1 certified Master Technician with 23+ years of experience in the field and has been an educator at our school for over 15 years. His account corresponds closely with the book that he has written himself. You can learn about diagnostic strategies and testing procedures on his channel. Check out Scanner Danner on his website or his Youtube channel.

Do you dream of someday doing what these guys do and envy their extenstive industry knowledge? Visit our program page and and contact us tp learn more about getting a career in the trades.

Rosedale Tech Named to Victory Media’s 2017 Military Friendly® Schools List, Ranked a Top 10 Private Vocational School

Rosedale Tech has earned the 2017 Military Friendly® School designation by Victory Media, publisher of G.I. Jobs®, STEM JobsSM, and Military Spouse. First published in 2009, Military Friendly® Schools is the most comprehensive, powerful resource for veterans today. Each year, the list of Military Friendly® Schools is provided to service members and their families, helping them select the best college, university, or trade school to receive the education and training needed to pursue a civilian career.

mfs17_designationThis is the fifth year Rosedale Tech has earned a Military Friendly® School designation by Victory Media.

Institutions earning the Military Friendly® School designation were evaluated using both public data sources and responses from Victory Media’s proprietary survey. More than 1,700 schools participated in the 2017 survey; 1,273 were awarded with the designation. Ratings methodology, criteria, and weightings were determined by Victory Media with input from the Military Friendly® Advisory Council of independent leaders in the higher education and military recruitment community. Final ratings were determined by combining the institution’s survey scores with the assessment of the institution’s ability to meet thresholds for Student Retention, Graduation, Job Placement, Loan Repayment, Persistence (Degree Advancement or Transfer) and Loan Default rates for all students and, specifically, for student veterans.

According to Daniel Nichols, a Navy Reserve veteran and Chief Product Officer at Victory Media, “Our ability to apply a clear, consistent standard to the majority of colleges gives veterans a comprehensive view of which schools are striving to provide the best opportunities and conditions for our nation’s student veterans. Military Friendly® helps military families make the best use of the Post-9/11 GI Bill and other federal benefits while allowing us to further our goal of assisting them in finding success in their chosen career fields.”

New this year, Military Friendly Awards showcase the most powerful and effective programs of more than 200 companies and 1,200 post-secondary schools that were designated as “Military Friendly” in November. Of those designated, 154 employers and 541 schools have been recognized for excellence in different categories, highlighting not only “Are you Military Friendly?” but “How Military Friendly are you?”

Award thresholds were set by the leading educational institution in each category below:

  • Public Universities <10,000 Students
  • Public Universities >10,000 Students
  • Private Institutions <10,000 Students
  • Private Institutions >10,000 Students
  • Non-Traditional Institutions
  • Community Colleges
  • Private Vocational Schools
  • Online Universities
  • Graduate Schools
  • Tier 1 Research Institutions

Award levels are defined as:

  • Top 10 Gold – A ranked list of the Top 10 in a category based on a numerical score.
  • Gold Medal – Schools scoring within 20% of the last-ranked (10th) institution.
  • Silver Medal – Schools scoring within 30% of the last-ranked (10th) institution.
  • Bronze Medal – Schools scoring within 40% of the last-ranked (10th) institution.

mfs17_top10Rosedale Tech received the ranking of #7 of private vocational Military Friendly Schools in the country, representing the Top 10 Gold tier of this category. Rosedale Tech was awarded this due to our outstanding programs that support student veterans in the areas of academic policies and compliance; admissions and orientation of new students; a supportive culture and commitment to veteran; better terms of loan repayment and financial aid; and positive graduation and career outcomes.

Rosedale Tech will be showcased along with other 2017 Military Friendly® Schools in the annual Guide to Military Friendly® Schools, special education issues of G.I. Jobs® and Military Spouse Magazine, and on militaryfriendly.com.