Serving much of surrounding York County the Sanford Regional Vocational Center provides unique, hands-on programs that meet or exceed all state and national standards and prepare students for academic success and qualified career placement in business and industry throughout the Sanford Region. Our range of programs include:

Sanford Regional Vocational Center Programs of Study
Automotive A two year program designed to provide students with the fundamentals to succeed as entry level technicians. Utilizing NATEF (National Automotive Technical Educational Foundation) task listings and a combination of ASE (curriculum and internet-based training.
Building Trades Rigorous focus on the steps in the residential building process covering rough framing to finish trim. Second year students address cabinet and furniture making and other wood joining skills.
Culinary Arts Provide students with the knowledge and skills required to secure employment in the food service and hospitality industry. Among the areas covered are: introduction to baking, meats/poultry, seafood, table service, cost control, knife skills, soups/sauces, salads and pastry, vegetable/starch cookery, breakfast cookery, safety and sanitation, menu planning and restaurant operations.
Digital design Develops skills in design fundamentals using project include typography, logo building, page layout, scanning, duplicating and digital imaging. Customer support skills are developed by live design jobs including brochures, logos, newsletters, signs and textile printing.
Drafting Program focuses on basic board drafting skills and to develop working drawings, as well as using the he most up-to-date software (AutoCAD) used in drafting and engineering offices.
Early Childhood Education Working hands-on with young children ages 3-5, students will write ongoing observations and journals and assist staff on-site,in childcare centers, public schools, pre-schools, and private kindergartens.
Engineering/Robotics Students will build robots using the VEX robotic kits and from scratch, using Solidworks3D design software. Pursuant to project participation, students will have significant exposure to learn basic electronics, welding, machine design and control systems
Environmental Science From commercial greenhouse management, to landscaping design, planting and maintenance students will use our new state-of-the-art greenhouse, as well as our 700 gallon fish tank for aquaculture projects.
Graphic Arts Program emphasis is on Printing-Publishing-Photography and visual arts. Modern software packages such as CamediaMaster, InDesign, PhotoShop, Year-tech and Scan Master are utilized throughout the program much of which applied to real world work projects.
Health Occupations Objectives are to earn nursing assistant certification as well as job shadow many health career fields such as asRadiology, Rescue, Special Care Unit, Emergency Room and the laboratory.
Information Technology The SRVC IT Lab reflects the diversity of the Information Technology industry . The program prepares students to earn professional certifications and has many options to choose from, including: A+ Computer Repair, HTI Home Technology, Net+NetworkingCertification, (CCNA) Cisco Academy Networking Associate.
Machine Trades Machine Trades is precision manufacturing technology that focuses on the set up and operation of lathes, milling machines, saws, drilling machines and grinders in additiona to the he use of precision measuring tools and how to interpret prints. The SECOND YEAR course covers metallurgy, tolerances, cutting tool materials, and specialty machining often employing Computer Numerical Control (CNC) milling, surface and cylindrical grinding, electrical discharge machining (EDM) horizontal milling and indexing. Graduates can expect to fill full-time positions in the precision manufacturing trades.
Media & Communications Students learn the art of video production including scriptwriting, planning and the proper way to frame camera shots and editing. Students use the same state-of-the-art equipment the professionals use. Many students continue their education in media technology in college.
Residential Wiring This two-year program focuses on service, rough-in and finish wiring of a single family home as well as renovations of existing homes. After successfully completing this program a majority of the schooling needed to become a journeyman electrician will be met.
Metal Joining (Welding) This two year course will position students to develop the skills necessary to find employment in the metal working field. Students will receive classroom and hands-on instruction and practice in shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW), Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW), Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) and process and plasma arc cutting. Classroom instruction also covers blueprint reading and welding symbol interpretation, the study of metals, layout and drawing methedologies.