Luna continues to provide vocational training while staying mindful of COVID safety ...
If you are interested in a career that requires training in auto mechanics, collision repair, welding, barbering, cosmetology, or a commercial driver’s license, Luna Community College can provide you what you’re looking for – in spite of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The college has instituted protocols to help ensure health and safety for students, instructors and the rest of the campus community. But while those measures are ongoing, Luna also remains committed to delivering quality instruction, including vocational training that typically takes place in a traditional, on-site setting.
“Whether you hear them called trades courses, vocational courses, or career and technologies courses, the courses offered in the CTE Department all lead to the same goal — a job,” said Dr. John Thompson, department director.
Luna’s Department of Career and Technical Education (formerly known as Vocational Education) is offering certificate programs in automotive technology, collision repair technology, barbering, cosmetology, welding and a certification program for commercial driver’s license, in addition to courses in quilting. The department also offers an associate degree program in vocational studies.
Registration for the Spring 2021 semester is under way now through Tuesday, Jan. 26. The first day of classes is Tuesday, Jan. 19. Visit luna.edu or call 505-454-2500 or 1-800-588-7232 for more information.
AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY: The program ensures safety by conducting classes online unless otherwise noted. Students must have good WiFi connectivity.
AUTO COLLISION REPAIR TECHNOLOGY: All classes are being held on campus, but the college will limit class sizes to allow for social distancing, requiring use of personal protective equipment such as face masks and will conduct temperature testing at the entrance. Instructor approval is required, and students must be enrolled for credit.
BARBERING: A combination of distance learning and online instruction will be used by this program. Students must have good WiFi connectivity and appropriate equipment and supplies as specified.
COSMETOLOGY: A combination of distance learning and online instruction will be used by this program. Students must have good WiFi connectivity and appropriate equipment and supplies as specified.
WELDING: Welding instruction will be delivered on campus, with the college limiting class sizes to allow for social distancing and requiring personal protective equipment. Work stations will be spaced to help maintain social distancing.
COMMERCIAL DRIVER’S LICENSE: All CDL practice classes will be based on campus. Class sizes will be limited, and instructors will monitor for social distancing, etc. Students must meet pre-enrollment approval by the instructors.
QUILTING: Courses in quilting will be conducted via distance learning. Students must have good WiFi connectivity and their own equipment and supplies in their personal spaces.