Summer PolyTech

 

The CTE Summer Polytech program is a 4 week introduction for rising 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, and 11th and 12th graders to many of our Advanced Career Education classes we offer during the school year. Students who are rising 9th through 12th grades who sign up for Summer PolyTech will receive a half credit upon completion of one of our courses. It is a great opportunity to try out one of our many options offered at our Advanced Career Education Center @ Hermitage. Here is the full list of what we are offering:

COURSES OFFERED AT Advanced Career Education Center @ Hermitage

Check back with us later this year to sign up. Click here to download our PDF brochure and application.

Transportation will be provided from closest elementary school

Courses for Rising 9th-12th Graders (0.5 Credit)

These are an example of class offerings from 2016. They can change from year to year. Check back with us later this year to see what we are offering in 2017.

Automotive Technology introduces students into the many fields related to the automotive service industry including engine and brake repair.
Barbering teaches students the basics of hair, scalp and skin care. Students practice on mannequins to hone their new skills and discover what it takes to operate a barber shop.
Computer-Aided Drafting and 3D Animation is an exciting introductory course where students gain an understanding on how to create drawings, 3D models and animations using the latest CAD software. Students learn the fundamentals of drafting by producing working drawings before moving into 3D modeling. Students use a 3D printer to produce real models of their designs.
Cosmetology teaches students the basics of caring for their skin, nails, and hair. Have fun while learning techniques of hair styling, manicuring, pedicuring, skin care, facials, and more.
Criminal Justice explores the world of modern law enforcement. Learn to use police equipment to solve crimes and keep order. Topics include crime scene investigation, using police tactical gear, fingerprinting and common patrol tactics.
Culinary Arts students participate in creative activities related to following recipes and cooking. Learn basic culinary techniques, menu planning, preparation of meals and explore culinary career opportunities.
Diesel Technologies This course will introduce students to the fundamentals of diesel equipment technology. Students will become familiar with the proper use of hand and power tools.
Early Childhood Education and Services is ideal for students interested in pursuing the field of education, especially those who have a passion for working with younger children. Students will work directly with preschool aged children enrolled at Springer Preschool Academy.
Graphic Communications is designed to introduce the student to the world of printing and related areas. Students learn to develop techniques to manage and control production printing using 21st century skills. Develop skills in digital composition and printing, wide format printing and collation/binding operations and the material used with each and to learn the difference between Silk Screening, Heat Transfer Vinyl and Vinyl Film and produce graphics with them.
High Tech Academy (HTA) introduces students to a multi-discipline program offering math, science and engineering. Students work in teams to solve problems incorporating advanced mathematics and science. If a student decides to take HTA in the fall, students will be dual enrolled with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) and can obtain up to 28 VCU college credit hours for their mathematics and science coursework.
Hotel & Catering/Travel and Tourism provides students an introduction to the travel and tourism industry which includes cruise, airline, lodging, and catering.
Legal Systems Administration is an introductory course for students who want to be highly-trained legal office workers or want to specialize in other fields in a legal environment. Students develop skills that prepare them for employment in attorneys’ offices, clerks’ offices, judges’ offices, and insurance firms.
Medical Systems Administration is an introductory course for students who want to be highly-trained medical office workers or want to specialize in other fields in a medical environment. Students develop employability skills that prepare them for employment in doctors’ offices, nursing home offices, medical clinics, insurance firms, and hospital records departments.
Nurse Aide is an introduction to the field of nursing focusing on basic nursing skills such as communication, CPR, first aid, and patient care.
Precision Machining Technology introduces the student to the world of machining technology. Students learn how to properly layout and produce projects through a combination of lecture and hands on instruction including the safe use and operation of the drill press, lathe, and surface grinders.
Radio Broadcasting and Journalism/Sports Broadcasting Emphasis Fulfill your dreams of becoming a sports announcer…whether learning about how to describe the game through the play-by-play or providing color commentary about those hard to find trivial facts about the players and teams. Learn about the history of sports broadcasting and the traits and techniques needed to deliver an exciting broadcast!
Sports Medicine provides an introduction to students in the field of sports medicine/athletic training and other medical fields. Students will develop skills in the prevention, recognition, assessment, management, disposition, and rehabilitation of injuries. Learn the principles of designing exercise programs for healthy individuals and developing proper diets through the essentials of nutrition.
Veterinary Assistant is an introductory course designed to teach basic skills in animal care and explore animal-related careers. This class introduces basic skills and instruction in animal behavior, breeds and species, basic animal anatomy, restraint and handling, feeding/nutrition, animal grooming, facility maintenance and cleaning, and workplace readiness.
Web Development/Programming introduces the skills students need to succeed in today’s high-technology marketplace. Instruction includes introduction to Web programming by learning HTML HyperText Markup Language, Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), Javascript, and Java. Introduction to tools such as Photoshop, Dreamweaver, and Flash are also covered.

Courses for Rising 6th-8th Graders (No Credit)

These are an example of class offerings from 2016. They can change from year to year. Check back with us later this year to see what we are offering in 2017.

Automotive Technology introduces students into the many fields related to the automotive service industry including engine and brake repair.
Barbering teaches students the basics of hair, scalp and skin care. Students practice on mannequins to hone their new skills and discover what it takes to operate a barber shop.
Computer Systems Technology/Audio Editing Emphasis Manipulate sound using the radio industry’s standard for production…Adobe Audition. Ears and a creative mind are all you need to create a variety of highly produced audio pieces while learning the latest production techniques in composing, mixing, and mastering.
Cosmetology teaches students the basics of caring for their skin, nails, and hair. Have fun while learning techniques of hair styling, manicuring, pedicuring, skin care, facials, and more.
Criminal Justice explores the world of modern law enforcement. Learn to use police equipment to solve crimes and keep order. Topics include crime scene investigation, using police tactical gear, fingerprinting and common patrol tactics.
Early Childhood Education and Services is ideal for students interested in pursuing the field of education, especially those who have a passion for working with younger children. Students will work directly with preschool aged children enrolled at Springer Preschool Academy.
Electricity & Cabling is designed to introduce students to electricity-related occupations. Basic principles of electricity are stressed with emphasis on residential wiring.
Veterinary Assistant is an introductory course designed to teach basic skills in animal care and explore animal-related careers. This class introduces basic skills and instruction in animal behavior, breeds and species, basic animal anatomy, restraint and handling, feeding/nutrition, animal grooming, facility maintenance and cleaning, and workplace readiness

Transportation will be provided from closest elementary school

*Students may take courses over multiple years to receive more credits

 

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