Him By Her Industrial Village 

Job Readiness and Preparedness Program​

Providing safe, competency based on training and employment opportunities.

Prior to the start of the The HBH Village in a particular community, HBHF volunteers and staff will survey the surrounding neighborhood for external and internal building and maintenance needs, such carpentry, yardwork, plumbing, electrical, HVAC, and others.  Under proper instruction The HBH Industrial Village students will be exposed to learn vocational skills with hands-on, in-field training, as well as in-class training where appropriate.  At the end of the week, the students and instructors will evaluate the work and experiences learned.  In the case of neighborhood structures and homes, The HBH Industrial Village is a way for supervised on-the-job training while providing property amelioration in the community.

The HBH Industrial Village is not limited to building trades, and endeavors to grow in the scope of its vocational training to address both traditional skilled labor job preparation (e.g., , as well as cutting-edge skilled labor training for today’s high-tech jobs, as well-as the jobs of the future.  It eagerly encourages the participation of all genders.

Program Model

• Services

• Employment and Training

• Resources

• Community Integration

Program Services

• Physical Health

• Substance Abuse

• Mental Health

• Family Relationships

• Housing

• Employment and Education

• Financial Status

• Recidivism Risk

Vocational Training Programs

• Programs require 8 – 12 months to complete.

• Provide students with training in the new green economy.

• Provide students with the opportunity for vocational credentials to become licensed.

• Skills training resulting in salaries of $30,000 - $60,000/year

Green Training

  • Introduction to environmental awareness and green building

  • Reject, reduce, reuse, and recycle

  • Alternative materials

  • Treatment of hand tools and equipment

  • Waste management

  • Water infiltration and storm water runoff reduction

  • Sourcing of alternative materials and products

Bricklaying

  • Masonry tools and equipment

  • Measuring, drawing and specifications

  • Mortar

  • Masonry units and installation techniques

  • Residential masonry

  • Grout and other reinforcement

  • Metal work in masonry

  • Advance bricklaying techniques

  • Construction techniques and moisture control

  • Specialized materials and techniques

  • Repair and restoration

  • Estimating

  • Specialty bricklaying - fireplaces

Visual Communications

  • Adobe InDesign CS2

  • Adobe GoLive

  • Adobe Acrobat 6.0 Professional

  • Adobe Acrobat 8.0 Professional

  • Adobe Photoshop

  • Adobe Illustrator

Audio/Video

  • Audio production

  • Light and sound circuitry

  • Audio Equipment maintenance and repair

  • Audio wiring techniques

  • Audio post production

Materials & Distribution Operations

  • Materials handling and manufacturing

  • Inventory control

  • Planning

  • Manufacturing control

  • Operations management

Interior/Exterior Building Maintenance Courses

INT101 - Grounds, Scenery & Curb Appeal​

This course studies the basic approach to improving the appearance of an apartment community, but with an emphasis on curb appeal. Students will learn how to maintain signs, gates, fences, flags and flag poles, walkways, trash barriers, grass, fertilizer, mulch, shrubbery, pots, and planters. The students will learn the importance of maintaining these items and developing positive impressions.

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INT102 - Outdoor Accessories

This course develops skill in maintaining a basketball court, tennis court, volleyball court, and/or children’s play area.  The students will learn how to maintain the court surface, make minor repairs, and remove obstacles that may be considered hazardous. Also covered are water fountain maintenance, sidewalk and step maintenance, and barbeque pit and fire pit maintenance.  Emphasis will be placed on keeping these items in good condition because they illustrate the quality of a facility or community.​

INT103 - Exterior Maintenance

This course develops skills in making repairs outside the residence. The students will learn how to repair roofs, gutters and down spouts, exterior walls, screens and windows, doors and door locks, porches, patios, and decks. Also covered are safety awareness, tool selection, and construction materials. But most importantly, the students will learn to make repairs in safe, efficient, and productive manners.

INT104 - Interior Maintenance

This course develops skills in maintaining the interior upkeep of a property and to ensure that all vacant apartment units are thoroughly restored to a “market ready” condition, and in a timely manner. More specifically, students will learn procedures for repairing interior components such as ceilings, walls, floors, stairs, doors, cabinets, trim, and baseboards.  They will also inspect appliances, HVAC equipment, plumbing fixtures, and the electrical system for safety and functionality.​

INT105 - Final & Inspection

This course develops skills in making final preparations before a facility can be leased. It mainly covers touch-up work that may have been damaged during the punch-out or cleaning process. It also covers inspections to assure that the facility is clean, all appliances are working properly, and that all repairs were made in a professional manner.

Carpentry

  • Introduction to carpentry

  • Wood building materials, fasteners, and adhesives

  • Floor systems

  • Wall, ceiling, and roof framing

  • Window and exterior doors

  • Introduction to site layout

  • Foundations and flatwork

  • Concrete and manufactured forms

  • Exterior finishing

  • Roofing applications

  • Exterior thermal and moisture protection

  • Framing with metal studs

  • Drywall installation and finishing

  • Stairs

Painting

  • Careers in the painting trade

  • Protecting adjacent surfaces

  • Basic surface preparation

  • Sealants and repair/fillers

  • Chemical cleaning and stripping

  • Low-pressure water cleaning

  • Drywall finishing and patching

  • Decorative finishes

  • Introduction to paints and coatings

  • Brushing/rolling paints and coatings

  • Introduction to painting failures and remedies

  • Ladders, scaffolds, lifts, and fall protection

  • Identifying surface/substrate materials and conditions

  • Painting safety

  • Stains

  • Abrasive blasting

  • Clear finishes and wood finishing

  • Color and tinting

  • Wall covering

  • Texturizing

Cement Masonry

  • Introduction to cement masonry

  • Safety requirements

  • Properties of concrete

  • Cement masonry tools and equipment

  • Measuring and applied math

  • Concrete placement preparation

  • Soil conditions and subgrade preparation

  • Placing concrete

  • Finishing concrete

  • Introduction to concrete troubleshooting

  • Forming

  • Edge forms on grade

  • On-grade curb and curb/gutter forms

  • Curing and protecting concrete

  • Site concrete

  • Architectural finishes

  • Concrete floors

  • Surface treatments

  • Quality control

  • Making repairs

Welding

  • Safety and health of welders

  • Occupational orientation

  • Drawing and welding symbol interpretation

  • Welding mathematics

  • Welding inspection and testing principles

  • Cut and shape base metal with auxiliary equipment

  • Flame cut with oxy-fuel

  • Machine oxy-fuel gas cutting

  • Plasma arc cutting

  • Air carbon arc cutting

  • Weld base metal with shielded metal arc welding equipment (SMAW)

  • Weld base metal with gas metal arc welding equipment (GMAW)

  • Weld base metal with flux cored welding equipment (FCAW)

  • Weld base metal with gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW)

Landscaping

  • Introduction to landscaping, tree, and shrub maintenance

  • Plant physiology

  • Woody ornamental identification

  • Soils and their importance to plants

  • Establishing plants

  • Fertilizers and their use

  • Measuring property and fertilizer placement

  • Calibration of a fertilizer delivery method

  • Fertilizer awareness factors

  • Plant health care management programs

  • Woody ornamental insects and mites

  • Property maps and needs

  • Determining plant health care programs

  • Woody ornamental diseases

  • Physiological problems

  • Chemical injury

  • Diagnostic outline-troubleshooting problems

  • Pesticide delivery methods

  • Safety in tree and shrub spraying

  • Pesticide programs

Smart Home Technology Courses

SHT101 - Smart Home Technology I


This course develops skills in automating a home. The students will learn how to install and control a security, surveillance, lighting, stereo, HVAC, programmable thermostat, phone, motion detection, vehicle detection, irrigation, pool, and spa system. More importantly, they will learn how to install the devices without causing damage to the home.

SHT102 - Smart Home Technology II

This course develops skills in viewing and/or controlling automated devices in a home via the internet.  The students will learn about interface options and software application necessary to monitor the devices remotely from any computer that has an internet connection, or from any Smartphone/PDA.   

 

SHT103 - Designing Home Theater Systems

This course develops skills in establishing a home theater system. Students will learn details about video applications, audio systems, lighting plans, and seating arrangements.  Also, students will learn specifications of AV receivers, speakers, speaker arrangements and mounting plans, subwoofers, music enhancers, Blu-ray disc players, etc.  Understanding specifications will allow students to design and obtain a system pursuant to a budget. 

 

SHT104 - Computer Hardware Applications

This course develops skills in understanding the function of computer hardware; e.g.: motherboard, hard drive, floppy drive, power supply, monitor, video display controller, removable media devices, memory, sound card, networking devices, and other peripherals.   Students will also learn about hardware options for smart home technology applications.

 

SHT105 - Computer Software Applications

This course develops skills in utilizing computer software. Students will learn how to prepare various type documents by utilizing a word processor and/or electronic spreadsheet.  Moreover, the students will gain exposure to utilizing the internet.  They will also learn computer terminology, other software applications, and more.

HVAC Maintenance Courses

HEA101 - Electric Furnace Maintenance

This course develops skills in servicing electric furnaces. Students will learn electric heating principles; how to interpret the schematic wiring diagram; how to trace the sequence of operation; and how to test and evaluate the heating elements, fusible links, limit switches, sequencer, and more. Also, the students will learn how to make repairs in no heat situations, and more importantly, how to make those repairs in safe, efficient and productive manners.

 

HEA102 - Gas Furnace Maintenance

This course develops skills in servicing gas furnaces. The students will learn to recognize the components, interpret the schematic wiring diagram; trace the sequence of operation; replace defective parts; and adjust the furnace for optimum efficiency. Also, the students will learn to make repairs in no heat situations, clean the furnace, check for gas leaks, check for carbon monoxide leaks and verify that a furnace is safe to operate.

 

HEA103 - EPA Technician Certification

The primary objective of this course is to prepare students for the EPA Technician Certification exam. It does not require a highly skilled service technician to pass the exam, but some background and experience will be helpful. The students will learn the potential of releasing CFC's and HCFC's into the environment, and information that will encourage them to comply with the Refrigerant Recycling Rule, which is section 608 of the Clean Air Act 1990, as amended CAA.

 

HEA104 - Air Conditioning Maintenance

This course develops skills in servicing air conditioners. Students will learn how to diagnose the electrical system, the refrigeration system, and the mechanical devices. Specifically, they will develop skills in recovery and evacuation, leak testing, troubleshooting the compressor for mechanical or electrical problems, charging and/or recharging the system, adjusting the unit for optimum efficiency, and making repairs in safe, efficient and productive manners.

 

HEA105 - Heat Pump Maintenance

This course studies the basic approach to servicing heat pumps. The students will learn principles of a reverse-cycle heat pump; identify and test the components; determine if the unit is heating or cooling by measuring line temperatures; adjust auxiliary heat; and various techniques that will improve the efficiency of a unit. In addition, the students will gain exposure to causes of failures, preventive maintenance techniques, safety information, tools, testing equipment, and most importantly, how to make all repairs in safe, efficient, and productive manners.

Plumbing Maintenance Courses

PLU101 - General Plumbing Maintenance

This course develops skills in solving plumbing problems in a home or apartment community.  The students will learn the anatomy of a plumbing system and how to make repairs at kitchen sinks, bathroom sinks, tubs, showers, toilets, and water heaters. The students will also learn how to work with PVC, copper, galvanized, and black pipe.  Moreover, they learn how to cut, thread, flare, swag, and solder pipe.  Other topics include tools for the trade, pipe repair techniques, thawing frozen pipes, and opening clogged drains. Emphasis will be placed on making repairs in a safe, efficient and productive manner.

 

PLU102 - Advanced Plumbing Maintenance

This course develops skills in making plumbing improvements.  The technicians will learn to replace drains, vents and traps; cold and hot water supply lines; and how to install sinks, toilets and bathtubs.  Moreover, the technicians will learn how to use a drain machine, quiet noisy pipes, winterize plumbing devices, correct pressure problems, and more. Emphases will be placed on making repairs in a safe, efficient and productive manner.

 

PLU103 - Uniform Plumbing Codes I

This course develops skills in interpreting plumbing codes. The students will learn administration and enforcement, definitions, material regulations, joints and connections, sanitary and drainage systems, vents, traps, interceptors, separators, back water valves, drain pipe clean-out, water supply and distribution, etc.

 

PLU104 - Uniform Plumbing Codes II

This is a comprehensive review course designed to clarify the uncertainties in applying plumbing codes. The intent is to give the student maximum exposure in plumbing designs to minimize costly retrofits and/or expensive errors in installation and maintenance projects.

 

PLU105 - Plumbing Code Calculations

This course studies the basic approach to making plumbing code calculations. The students will learn to calculate supply lines, drainage lines, vent lines, joints and connections, vents, traps, interceptors, separators, pressures, flows, and volumes, etc. The students will also gain exposure to safety information, tools and testing equipment.

Appliance Maintenance Courses

APP101 - Range Maintenance

This course develops specific skills in servicing gas and electric ranges. Students will learn how to interpret the schematic wiring diagram; how to repair the surface heating components; how to repair the bake and broil components; and how to repair the clock, timer and/or lights. Most importantly, the students will learn to make these repairs in a safe, efficient, and productive manner.

 

APP102 - Refrigerator Maintenance

This course develops skills in servicing refrigerators. Students will learn to how to interpret the schematic wiring diagram; trace the sequence of operation; test every component; diagnose the compressor; check for refrigerant leaks; recharge the system; and make all repairs in a safe, efficient, and productive manner.

 

APP103 - Dishwasher Maintenance

This course develops skills in servicing convertible and built-in dishwashers. The students will learn to interpret the electrical diagram and trace the sequence of operation; specifically, the wash cycle, the rinse cycle, and the dry cycle. The students will also learn how to improve poor dish-washing results, improve poor drying results, and reduce noisy operations. Moreover, they will learn how to repair water leaks and how to make all repairs in a safe, efficient, and productive manner.

 

APP104 - Washer Maintenance

This course develops skills in servicing automatic washing machines. The students will learn how to interpret the electrical diagram and trace the sequence of operation. Also, how to diagnose and repair the timer, the water system, the agitator and motor, the pump, suspension system, plus more. Students will gain exposure to safety information, tools, and testing equipment.

 

APP105 - Dryer Maintenance

This course develops skills in servicing automatic dryers. The students will learn how to interpret the electrical diagram and trace the sequence of operation. They will learn how to diagnose and repair the controls, dryer timer, heating elements, thermostats, drum drive, motor and air flow, cabinet construction, and more.

Electrical Maintenance Courses

ELE101 - General Wiring Maintenance

Electrical maintenance involves troubleshooting and repairing electrical problems inside the residence. Students will learn how to correctly install duplex receptacles, wall switches, lighting fixtures, duplex receptacles, GFCI's, AFCI's, fire and smoke detectors, 110 volt special purpose circuits, 220 volt range and dryer circuits, low voltage doorbell circuits, and more. The students will also learn basic principles of electricity, NEC codes, VOM and Amp meter usage, and safety hints.

 

ELE102 - Advanced Wiring Maintenance

This course develops skills in maintaining junction boxes, subpanels, and/or a main breaker panel. Also covered are ceiling fan installations, unique lighting plans in clubhouses, lighting plans exterior to the building, and electrical requirements at swimming pools. Also, the students will learn to interpret electrical drawings and schematic wiring diagrams. NOTE: Students are encouraged to bring their residential or communities electrical drawings to class for analyzing.

 

ELE103 - NECodes I

This course develops skills in interpreting the 2008 NEC (National Electric Codes). It covers chapters 1, 2 and 3 of the NEC book. Students will learn administration and enforcement, general requirements, wiring and protection, wiring methods and materials, branch circuit and feeder calculations for residential occupancies, grounding requirements, wire sizing and types, outdoor lighting requirements, plus more. Simply stated, this comprehensive course is designed to clarify uncertainties in applying electrical codes; and to minimize costly retrofits and expensive errors in installation and maintenance projects.

 

ELE104 - NECodes II

This course develops skills in interpreting the 2008 NEC (National Electric Codes). It covers chapters 4, 5, and 6 of the NEC Book. The students will learn installation requirements for flexible cords and cables, switch boards and panel boards, lighting fixtures, appliances, electric furnaces, motors and motor circuits, air-conditioning and refrigeration equipment, special occupancies, swimming pools, fountains, hydromassage bathtubs, spas, etc. This comprehensive course is also designed to clarify uncertainties in applying electrical codes, and to minimize costly retrofits and expensive errors in installation and maintenance projects.

 

ELE105 - NECode Calculations

This course studies the basic approach to understanding NEC calculations. The students will learn how to calculate [1] voltage drop, [2] residential loads, [3] commercial loads, [4] conductor sizing & protection, [5] fill raceway, box, junction boxes & conduit bodies, [6] branch circuit requirements for motors, air conditioners, & transformers, and [7] transformers.

General Education Courses

GEN101 - Basic Electricity

This course develops skills in understanding electrical fundamentals as a prerequisite for diagnosing and repairing major appliances, heating and cooling equipment, swimming pool pumps and motors, and defective circuits in a home or apartment.  Specifically, the students will learn electrical theory, electrical terminology, ohms law, and electrical formulas. From a practical standpoint, students will learn how electricity is produced and distributed from the utility company, the demand for electricity in a home or apartment, how to diagnose failures using a volt-ohm meter, how to interpret diagrams and schematic, plus more.

 

GEN102 - Self Management

This course is a psychological approach toward improving attitudes and prepares students for entry level employment positions. It covers planning a career, projecting a professional image, developing skills, and understanding time management, human relations, methods of motivation, personalities, health, and leadership skills.

 

GEN103 - Supervision

This course prepares students for entry level supervision positions. The students will develop an understanding of various organizational structures and practices, supervisory methods and concepts, human relations policies, personal considerations, and supervision of maintenance activities.

 

GEN104 - Shop Math

This course involves mathematical concepts but with an emphasis on "SHOP MATH" as it applies to diagnosing and repairing technical problems. The students will analyze decimals, fractions, percentages, trigonometric ratios, circumferences, surface areas, volumes, air flow, heat transfer, distances, speeds, RPM, rotations, pressures, forces, torques, horsepower, geometric concepts, and problem solving.

Swimming Pool Maintenance Courses

SWI101 - Pool Codes

This course develops skills in understanding codes and regulations affecting public, semipublic, special-use, and private swimming pools and spas. Students will learn codes affecting the water supply and plumbing fixtures; sewer system and drains; depth markings; safety requirements, supervision and lifesaving equipment; disinfection and water quality; suits and towels for swimmers; cleaning pools; records of operation and supervision; supervision of personal conduct and regulations.

 

SWI102 - Pool Opening

Pool Opening covers activities related to draining and cleaning the pool; making floor and wall repairs where necessary; painting or acid-bathing; inspecting the chlorinator and chemical feeder; checking the valves, filters, strainers, motor and pump for proper operation; and filling the pool.

 

SWI103 - Pool Management

Pool management involves maintaining records and files on water testing; disease and accident prevention; pool operation problems and chemical adjustments; equipment maintenance; energy conservation; training personnel; and monitoring swimmers.

 

SWI104 - Pool Furniture/Equipment Maint.

This course develops skills in maintaining pool furniture from the environmental factors. Students will learn techniques of refurbishing the furniture, evaluate products that will provide protection from UV and chemical stresses, and learn safety tips. The training may extend to diving boards, slides, pool fencing, and locker room floors and furnishings. Also covered is pool equipment which includes maintenance activities on pumps and motors, filters and strainers, pressure gauges and flow meters, chemical feeders, and chlorine tanks.

 

SWI105 - Pool Closing

This course develops skills in closing a pool.  It covers draining the pool; blowing out lines; winterizing the components; storage of equipment; and setting up circulation for winter water, plus chemicals.

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