Center for Technology, Essex (CTE)
CTE is a full-day, 5 days / week program
· One- or two-year programs
· Students earn 7 credits toward graduation for one (1) year at Center For Technology, Essex.
· Application deadline is the first week in March
· Applicants must have at least 10 CVU credits (more if applying for a senior-year program)
· Applicants must have an acceptable attendance history ·
· Applicants must be at least 16 years old by the first day of school
For information at CVU, contact Marie Eddy in the Direction Center: firstname.lastname@example.org or 482-7128.
Applied Science Academy
Pre-Tech (Sophomores only) – must have 5 credits
Engineering & Architectural Design
Natural Resources & Agriscience Tech
Computer Animation & Webpage Design
Computer Systems Technology
Graphic Design / Digital Publishing
Childhood Education / Human Services
Professional Foods I
Professional Foods II
Ophthalmic Medical Assisting
Students select one or two of four curricular areas to focus on throughout the year. All four curriculum tracks are representative of the programs the center offers. The four areas include:
• Information Technology & Digital Media
• Natural Resources and Engineering
• Building Technology and Automotive
• Health and Human Services (includes: Medical Related Fields, Professional Foods, Child Education and Cosmetology)
Provides training and experience in the principles of automotive diagnosis and repair. Areas of study include: braking systems, steering and suspension systems, all-wheel alignment, welding, engine overhaul, and basic electricity including starting and charging systems.
Prepares students to properly and safely operate hand and power tools used in the trade. Students gain basic and advanced skills and essential worker traits needed to gain employment in the construction industry.
Teaches students the graphic language basic to all forms of engineering, architecture and design. A student may enter the program on a one- or two-year basis.
Forestry provides students the opportunity to gain skills in timber management, logging, greenhouse production, and landscaping. Mechanical science includes heavy equipment operation, welding, small power equipment, and electricity. Apprenticeship positions in water technology, electrical and plumbing are available to advanced students who qualify.
The Computer Animation and Web Page Design Program is designed for students interested in acquiring new media skills and who are interested in the combination of art and technology.
The Computer Systems Technology Program prepares students to enter a career in computer support as part of an Information Technology team. Students will learn how to diagnose and solve computer problems, upgrade computer systems, properly install computer components, and maintain computers in a Windows or network environment. Students gain necessary skills to become support/service/bench or helpdesk technicians.
A graphic designer works with these venues and is responsible for designing, creating and producing the printed media that surrounds you everyday. Magazines, menus, posters, brochures, CD sleeves and book jackets are a few examples of print media. In the Graphic Design and Digital Publishing Program, students learn how to take a design project from conception through publishing.
Prepares students to work with infants, toddlers, preschoolers and school-age children. Students are also trained to assist the elderly and people with disabilities.
Covers the theory and application of practical skills related to the cosmetology field. This is a Vermont State Licensed School of Cosmetology Arts and Science.
The Dental Assisting Program is accredited by the American Dental Association. This challenging career, demanding versatility and a willingness to assume responsibilities for many diverse tasks, is attractive to students who are strong in science and want to work with people.
The Professional Food Services 1 Program provides students with both basic and advanced technical skills and essential worker traits to secure and retain employment in the food service field (restaurants, hotels, college cafeterias, etc.).
This program is designed to strengthen and broaden the skills and knowledge the students gained in Professional Foods 1 while introducing new competencies in business, history and science. Students will be working hands-on everyday in various kitchens to build upon their first year culinary experience.
The program will train students to work under the supervision of an ophthalmologist to perform ophthalmic clinical duties such as: taking patient histories, providing patient services, taking eye measurements, administering tests and evaluations, and assisting in surgery.
Health Informatics curriculum focuses on training for administrative/business positions in a health care setting or as an introduction to clinical professions. The business of health care increasingly relies on the skills of the office manager such as interpersonal, communication and technical skills. Careers of this nature typically range in pay depending on location, duties and skill levels from $10.50 per hour to over $20 per hour with certification.
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