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:

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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!

 

 

Rosedale Tech a Sponsor of 2016 Friday Night Rivals in Pittsburgh, Harrisburg

Friday Night Rivals 2016The 2016 high school football season is close to kicking off and Rosedale Technical College is once again proud to be a sponsor of the Friday Night Rivals series in the Pittsburgh and Harrisburg markets. Rosedale Tech will be the halftime sponsor in the Pittsburgh market and the first-down sponsor in the Harrisburg market.

Friday Night Rivals features local teams from southwest PA and central PA and will showcase some high intensity football.

Below is this year’s Friday Night Rivals schedule for both Pittsburgh and Harrisburg:

PITTSBURGH SCHEDULE

Friday, September 2 – North Hills at Upper St. Clair

Friday, September 9 – North Allegheny at Central Catholic

Friday, September 16 – Montour at Mars

Friday, September 23 – Franklin Regional at Armstrong

Friday, September 30 – Thomas Jefferson at Ringgold

Friday, October 7 – Aliquippa at Clairton

Friday, October 14 – Beaver Falls at Central Valley

Friday, October 21 – Penn Hills at Mount Lebanon

Friday, October 28 – North Allegheny at Pine Richland


HARRISBURG SCHEDULE

Saturday, September 3 – Harrisburg at Bishop McDevitt

Friday, September 9 – West Perry at East Pennsboro

Friday, September 16 – Bishop McDevitt at Cumberland Valley

Friday, September 23 – Harrisburg at CD East

Friday, September 30 – Central Dauphin at Cumberland Valley

Friday, October 7 – Carlisle at Susquehanna

Friday, October 14 – Boiling Springs at Milton Hershey

Friday, October 21 – Camp Hill at Steel High

Friday, October 28 – Mechanicsburg at Cedar Cliff

Friday, November 4 – Lower Dauphin at Hershey

Make sure to tune in to this year’s Friday Night Rivals games on 22 The Point! (Pittsburgh) and My TV Central PA 21.2 (Harrisburg).

IDEAL Nationals Electrical Competitions at Rosedale Tech

As part of their centennial celebration, IDEAL Industries, a global, diversified family business designing and manufacturing superior products and tools for professional tradesmen in the electrical, wire processing, data IMG_0801communications, aerospace, automotive and construction industries, has announced it’s first-ever IDEAL National Championship event.  The three-round competition is open to professionals, students and apprentices in the electrical field across the country as a way to honor and showcase their abilities.

IDEAL Electrical, the world leader in electrical tools and wire termination, will begin the competition with a series of preliminary events where winners are awarded with tool kits and an opportunity to compete in the semi-finals and finals at Walt Disney World® in Orlando.

The competitions kicked off in May and will run until October.  Professional electrical tradesmen and students/apprentices can participate either as an individual or a team of three in one of the many first-round events being held across the country by electrical distributors, trade schools and other organizations across the nation.

Contestants will need to demonstrate both their problem-solving and physical skills across four categories: wire cutting, stripping, termination and testing through a multi-station speed test judged by fastest completion time and IMG_0805overall accuracy of the wire connection. The highest scores at each location will be recorded, and the top 10 professionals and top 10 students will be displayed on the IDEAL Nationals website.

Rankings will be posted online and updated daily. The top 67 professional tradesmen and top 67 students/apprentices with the fastest times (participating as individuals) will advance to the semi-finals taking place on November 11. The top five professional tradesmen and student/apprentice teams with the fastest times from the first-round events, will head straight to the finals and compete on November 12 for the IDEAL National Championship title. Those individuals advancing to the semi-finals and teams advancing directly to the finals will also receive a 13-piece tool kit (valued at $325 dollars) and travel accommodations provided by IDEAL.

IMG_0817Winners of the final competition have the opportunity to win cash prizes that can be up to $75,000 for the winning professional electrical tradesman; $60,000 for the winning professional electrical tradesmen team (split amongst the team); $30,000 (plus $5,000 for school) for the winning student/apprentice; and $30,000 (plus $5,000 for school) for the winning student/apprentice team (split amongst the team).  Cash prizes will also be awarded to second and third place winners in each category.

Rosedale Technical College will be hosting a series of competitions at its facilities.  The competitions are open to outside professionals and students interested in competing.

The next scheduled competition at Rosedale Tech is Saturday, August 27 from 10:00 – 2:00 p.m.  To register for an upcoming competition, visit www.idealnationals.com.