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 @ Highland Springs. Here is the full list of what we are offering:

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

Auto Body Repair provides hands-on experience in welding, plastic fillers, and refinishing equipment and processes.
Automotive Technology introduces students to the many fields related to the automotive service industry including engine and brake repair.
Barbering teaches students the basics of hair, scalp and skincare. 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 introductory course where students gain an understanding of how to create drawings, 3D models and animations using the latest CAD software.
Computer Systems Technology introduces young people to the IT field. Students will learn how to install, set up, service, troubleshoot, network, and maintain PC’s.
Cosmetology introduces students to the foundation of professional care of hair, skin and nails. Students will perform hands-on techniques such as manicures, facials on classmates and hair care techniques on mannequins in a salon setting.
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 and menu planning and explore culinary careers.
Diesel Technologies introduces students to the fundamentals of diesel equipment technology. Learn the basics of diesel vehicles such as firetrucks, school buses and ambulances.
Early Childhood Education and Services is ideal for students interested in the field of education, especially those who have a passion for working with younger children. Students will work directly with preschool-aged children.
Electricity and Cabling provides hands-on experience with the basic principles of direct and alternating current with emphasis on residential wiring.
Graphic Communications is designed to introduce students to the world of printing. Learn techniques to manage and control production printing using skills for the 21st century. Develop skills in digital composition and printing, wide format printing, and collation/binding operations.
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.
Hotel and Catering/Travel and Tourism provides students with an introduction to the travel and tourism industry which includes cruises, airlines, lodging, and catering. Students will participate in hands-on cooking demonstrations.
Legal and Medical Systems Administration is an introductory course for students who want to be legal or medical office workers or specialize in other fields in a legal or medical environment. Students develop skills that prepare them for employment in a variety of legal and medical office environments.
Masonry is an introduction to residential and commercial brick and masonry construction.
Nurse Aide is an introduction to the field of nursing focusing on basic nursing skills such as communication, CPR, first aid, and patient care.
Pharmacy Technician introduces students to methods of assisting pharmacists with ordering, stocking, packaging, and dispensing medications for related medical careers.
Precision Machining Technology introduces students to the world of machining technology. Students learn how to properly lay out 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 focuses on learning about how to give a play-by-play description of a game and on providing color commentary. Learn about the history of sports broadcasting and the skills and techniques needed to deliver an exciting broadcast.
Sports Medicine provides an introduction to the field of sports medicine and athletic training. Students develop skills in 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. Content includes animal behavior, breeds and species, basic animal anatomy, restraint and handling, feeding/nutrition, animal grooming, facility maintenance and cleaning, and workplace readiness.
Web Development and 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 C#. Students are Introduced to tools such as Photoshop, Dreamweaver, and Microsoft Visual Studio.

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

Automotive Technology introduces students to the different areas involved in auto repair and maintenance. Students will develop an understanding of how a car works and the different facets of car ownership and care.
Barbering teaches students the basics of hair, scalp and skincare. Students will learn the different areas that are involved with barbering including basic hair care and maintenance.
Computer Systems Technology introduces young people to the IT field. Students will learn how to install, set up, service, troubleshoot, network, and maintain PC’s.
Cosmetology introduces students to the foundation of professional care of hair, skin and nails. Students will perform hands-on techniques such as manicures, facials on classmates and hair care techniques on mannequins in a salon setting.
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 the field of education, especially those who have a passion for working with younger children. Students will work directly with preschool-aged children.
Electricity and Cabling provides hands-on experience with the basic principles of direct and alternating current with emphasis on residential wiring.
Radio Broadcasting and Journalism focuses on learning about how to give a play-by-play description of a game and on providing color commentary. Learn about the history of sports broadcasting and the skills and techniques needed to deliver an exciting broadcast.
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.

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10 Comments on “Summer PolyTech

    • Yes transportation is provided from the closest elementary school. Notification of that school will be given to you before Polytech starts.

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  1. How do I register my daughter if she attends bordering school during the school term and is not officially enrolled in the school system but we live in Henrico?

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