What Is Tech Prep?
Tech Prep is an education pathway that combines hands-on technical
lab experience with academically competitive, college prep classes
leading directly to a college degree or high paying career. It is a two
to six year planned sequence of study that develops proficiency in
math, science, communication and technology.
Lorain County businesses, the JVS, and Lorain County Community
College formed a partnership to develop the Tech Prep option. Designed
to meet the needs of businesses, Tech Prep provides a structured
pathway to meet students’ career goals. Graduates of Tech Prep
hit the ground running, armed with outstanding academic and advanced
Allied Health Sciences
gives students a solid foundation on exciting health and medical careers as it integrates rigorous academic preparation with
hands-on technical instruction. Students are exposed to a wide variety of careers, exploring roles of many health care related
jobs and the required training and education for those careers. They will learn about medical ethics, infection control, safety,
body mechanics, nutrition, communication, employability skills, teamwork, and professionalism.
- Articulated College Credits
- Leadership and team building activities
- Focused observations and internships in healthcare fields
- American Red Cross Responding to Emergencies First Aid Course
- American Heart Association Healthcare Provider CPR
- State-Tested Nurse Aide (STNA) Course
- Interact and work with LCCC Professors
Digital Media Arts
Students work in a digitally integrated
computer lab and studio environment where they gain hands on experience with
high definition digital cameras and DSLR still cameras as well as digital
audio and lighting equipment. Students use industry standard software to
create digital content that can be applied to a career in video/film
production, 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional animation, photography and
print media. They will also learn and apply the foundations of color theory,
design and conceptualization while attending the Digital Media Arts program.
- Articulated College Credits
- Computer Animation
- Digital Imaging
- Interactive CD-ROM Creation
- Photography and Lighting
- Presentation Design
- Special Effects
- Video, Film & Audio Production
Project Lead The Way
Project Lead The Way (PLTW) is a high school college tech-prep program designed to help students succeed in engineering, science, and technology careers. The PLTW program begins at a student's home school with a course taken in the sophomore year. Students who choose to continue the PLTW program take their junior courses at the Lorain County JVS or at a satellite location on the campus of Lorain County Community College. Academic courses are taken at a student's home school.
- Introduction to Engineering Design
- Principles of Engineering
- Computer Integrated Manufacturing
- Digital Electronics
- Civil Engineering & Architecture
- Capstone Project
Network Communications Technology
become skilled in finding and fixing problems for large companies and
individual computer owners. They learn to link computers in a business
to one another and how to troubleshoot to repair computer networks.
Students learn to use components, which allow the transfer of
information on the network. College credits are available upon
successful completion of this program.
- Articulated College Credit
- Assemble Computer Cables & Configure Routers & Switches
- CISCO Networking Academy
- Computer Programming
- Desktop Publishing
- Install Local Area Networks
- Microsoft Office Software
- Website Development
Maximize Your Potential
Tech Prep gives students a competitive edge in a competitive market!
High school juniors and seniors are challenged in technology, problem
solving, and communications. Tech Prep students complete a high level
of academic and technical courses. Each Tech Prep option focuses on
specific career areas. It’s a powerful combination. After
graduation from high school, students are better prepared to pursue
further education or a high paying position in the career area of their
Tech Prep Advantages
Juniors and seniors stay at their home school for academics and
other extracurricular activities and have their technical lab
experiences at the JVS. Between the junior and senior years, eligible
students have the opportunity to participate in a Summer Internship.
The Internship is a work-based training experience involving paid
on-the-job training for credit.
Tech Prep graduates who continue their education at Lorain County
Community College may receive credit for their high school Tech Prep
For more information visit www.loraintechprep.com