COLLEGE TECH PREP - College Tech Prep is a unique educational program for the last two years of high school. It combines traditional college-prep academic classes with intense lab instruction in the areas of technology, problem solving, and communications. Students will have the opportunity to earn articulated (equivalent) credits from Lorain County Community College (LCCC). Students in College Tech Prep may choose a full day or half day program at JVS. Those students choosing the half day option will be spending three or four periods taking required academic classes at Midview High School. For the remainder of the day, they will go to JVS for their Tech Prep program. Students choosing the half day option must provide their own transportation to and from JVS. Those students choosing the full day option will receive all of their academics and Tech Prep program at JVS. A bus is provided to and from Midview High School and JVS.
- A solid GPA (minimum 2.5 is preferred for most programs, a 2.75 is preferred for Allied Health Sciences
- A positive attendance and punctuality history
- Junior class standing at the end of 10th grade
- Completion of at least Algebra I with a minimum grade of C
- Completion of Biology with a minimum grade of B (Health Science Technology only)
- Be on track for graduation with end of course exam points
College Tech Prep Programs:
Allied Health Sciences: prepares students for a wide range of health careers through the development of fundamental medical knowledge and essential clinical skills. Courses include anatomy and physiology, first aid, medical terminology, pathology, elementary and advanced patient care techniques, etc. Students will have the opportunity to earn their STNA (State Nursing Assistant) certificate after their junior year.
Career Opportunities after associate degree completion include: registered nursing, medical assistant, medical laboratory technician, and physical therapy assistant.
Interactive Multimedia Technology (IMT): prepares students for careers in audio, video, and internet communications. Courses focus on basic theory and technique in computer-based graphics production; digital recording and editing; audio recording and editing; web site design, layout, and graphics; two-dimensional modeling; animation, etc.
Career Opportunities after Associate degree completion include: Graphic Design and Layout, Photography Studio, Video/Television/Multimedia Production, and Web Site Design and Layout.
Project Lead The Way: Pre-Engineering (PLTW): centers on developing better problem-solving skills by immersing students in real world engineering problems. Challenging courses provide project-based hands on experiences to teach students the key elements and skills of engineering and technology-based careers. Courses include: Introduction to Engineering Design, Principles of Engineering, Digital Electronics, Computer Integrated Manufacturing, and Engineering Design and Development.
Career Opportunities: A variety of engineering and engineering technology careers.
Network Communications Technology (NCT): prepares students for a variety of careers in computer information systems, with a special emphasis on network design, operation and maintenance. Courses focus on computer programming, CISCO router systems (including the possibility of CCNA certification), connectivity, web design, etc.
Career Opportunities after completion of a Computer Information Systems/Network Communications Technology degree include: Information Technical Support/Microcomputer Support Specialist, Network Systems Technician/Administrator, PC Coordinator, or Network Coordinator.
TEACHER EDUCATION EXPLORATION PROGRAM (TEE) - The Teacher Education Exploration Program is designed to encourage interested high school seniors to enter the teaching profession by providing them with the support and training necessary for success as both students and teachers. The students enrolled in the TEE Program will intern in all grade levels, from kindergarten through high school.
Students will receive four high school credits and have the opportunity to earn articulated credits from LCCC. The program consists of classroom time and internship experience.
Teacher Education Exploration curriculum will be taught as an online course offered through the Lorain County JVS website. The students will also meet with the TEE Program teacher one day per week to gather information, concepts, and theories related to teaching, learning, and children.
The best way to learn how to teach is to observe experienced and enthusiastic teachers and to talk with them about what they do. Students will learn to apply information, concepts, and theories to real-life contexts. TEE students will be placed in K-12 classrooms as interns with each placement lasting approximately four weeks. At the end of the year, the student will be able to revisit his/her favorite grade level or area.
The TEE program has the following goals for students:
· Ensure college readiness and exposure to college
· Provide education related to teaching and learning
· Provide internship experience under the guidance of an experienced teacher
· Promote positive attitudes toward teaching
· Minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA in a college prep curriculum
· Be on track for graduation with end of course exam points
· Good attendance
· Involvement in school/community activities
· Provide own transportation
VOCATIONAL JVS - Lorain County JVS offers vocational and technical training.
Graduation requirements and integrated academic courses are provided to all
students. In addition, a variety of electives and college prep courses are
MANUFACTURING & PRE-ENGINEERING
Computerized Design and Drafting
Precision Machine Technology
Welding and Fabrication