Career and Technical Education

 

 

 Dr. John Buckner, Director of Career and Technical Education

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    From the Desk of

    Dr. John Buckner
    Director

 

Welcome and Greetings from the Career-Technical Education Department where we provide all of our students with the 21st century skills that will enable them to become successful and productive citizens. I am Dr. John Buckner, the Director of Career and Technical Education and I am here to provide our teachers with leadership and direction and our students with the support and assistance needed for them to become successful in college and become career ready.

The Career and Technical Education teachers at Shaw High School are passionate about their instruction, care about all of our students and do all that is necessary to provide them with a quality instruction inclusive of the necessary supplies, materials, tools, and uniforms for an ultimate, quality, positive and useful career-focused learning experience.

Our teachers understand that as early as elementary school, our students are discovering their own special gifts, talents and interests. During middle school, our students are developing positive thoughts of pursuing these interests. These interests, talents and thoughts are enhanced via Ohio Means Jobs, Career Dimensions and other on-line sources. When transitioning to the high school level, we want all of our students to begin making decisions and developing plans to be successful in achieving their career goals by focusing on their own special gifts, talents and interests. We know that by our students having specific career ideas and developing skills related to them in high school, it gives our students a major jump on the college or job market. Our students are more likely to land a good job or succeed better in college when they are pursuing focused and career-directed goals during these important high school years.

Career and Technical Education courses and programs at Shaw High School provides students with the opportunities to make informed career choices, successfully participate in experiences that directly relate to the real world of work and become ready for college. Students may select Career and Technical Education courses or programs from Administrative Office Technology, Automotive Technology, Business Management, Career Based Intervention, Construction Technology, Cosmetology, Criminal Justice, Culinary Arts, Early Childhood Education, Firefighting Training & Technology, Nurse Assisting, Patient Care Technician, and Private Security. All of our courses, upon successful completion, may lead to articulated college credits.

Career and Technical Education courses and programs provide our students with a clear and direct pathway to college or a career leading to meaningful employment. The various courses and programs are designed to prepare and equip our students to successfully enter colleges, universities and technical institutions if they so desire.

The students successfully completing Shaw High School’s, Career and Technical Education courses or programs can graduate with national industry certifications or licenses inclusive of State Tested Nurses Assisting (STNA), Phlebotomy, First Aid/CPR, Private Security, Cosmetology, Pro Start/Serv Safe, Child Development Associates (CDA) and postsecondary certificates or degrees that employers use to make critical hiring and promotion decisions.

 

 

EAST CLEVELAND CITY SCHOOLS
Career-Technical and Adult Education Programs 2016 - 2017

Administrative Office Technology - Students in this course will acquire the skills that will enable them to transfer ideas into a readable form using computers, printers, scanners, keyboarding, software, and programming. The students successfully completing this class will receive graduation credit for their required computer class as well as being eligible for articulated college credits upon graduation.

Automotive Technology - Includes courses in Ground Transportation Maintenance, Automotive Braking/Suspensions & Steering Systems, Ground Transportation Electrical/Electronics, and Ground Transportation Engine/Power Train which provides students with the learning and skills necessary to diagnose, adjust, repair, and replace mechanical and electrical parts of an automobile as well as provide a pathway for entry level employment or post high school education in the field of Automotive Technology. All students completing this course and passing the state assessment will be geared towards an ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) certification and are eligible to receive articulated college credits upon graduation.

Business Management-Includes courses in Business Foundations, the Fundamentals of Business Administration Services and Strategic Entrepreneurship which provides students with the skills and tools necessary to plan and manage the total operations of a business or company. The course emphasizes the importance of time, financial, entrepreneurship, and personnel management as it relates to the operation and maintenance of a business. All students exit the program with a completed Business Plan. Articulated college credits are available through Business Management upon graduation.

Career Based Intervention 1 (CBI 1)–This is a class for 8th grade students that will provide the students with the basic knowledge and skills necessary via Ohio Means Jobs, to apply for, interview for, and be made aware of, various jobs, careers, colleges, and employment opportunities. This class is taught at Heritage Middle School.

Career Based Intervention 2 (CBI-2)-A cooperative education program for the 12th grade student who would like to gain work experience while completing his/her requirements for a high school diploma.  Students enrolled in CBI attend regular classes for a portion of the school day and are dismissed early to work at an approved job site. The Ohio Means Jobs resource, Learning Styles and Job Readiness assessments are provided for students enrolled in this program. As a supplement to the classroom instruction, the students plan and participate annually a Senior to Senior Prom in conjunction with the McGregor Long Term Care facility. 

Cosmetology-Cosmetology is the science of beautifying and improving the appearance of the complexion, hair, skin, and nails.  The Cosmetology program is designed to prepare high school students for the Ohio State Board of Cosmetology examination and to enter employment as licensed Cosmetologists after graduation.  The Ohio State Board of Cosmetology requires every candidate to complete a minimum of 1500 hours of training to be eligible for the licensing examination. The Ohio State Board of Cosmetology mandates the Cosmetology Certification test for all program completers.  Cosmetology graduates upon passing the State Board of Cosmetology examination will receive their Cosmetology license and are eligible to receive articulated college credits upon graduation.

Construction Technology-Includes courses on Core & Sustainable Construction, Carpentry & Masonry Technical Skills, Plan Reading, and Construction Safety/Crew Leadership that will enable students to acquire the basic skills in carpentry, masonry, drywall installation, roofing, wiring and other related skills such as safety, mathematics, blueprint reading, and estimating. Students successfully completing the program will be eligible for entry-level employment and or certified apprenticeships. Construction Technology Graduates are eligible to receive articulated college credits upon graduation.

Criminal Justice–Includes courses on the American Criminal Justice System and the Correctional System/Services, that provides specialized classroom and practical learning experiences designed to supplement the training provided by officially designated law enforcement agencies that will lead to an Ohio Peace Officer’s Training Academy Private Security, National Incident Management System (100 & 700), First Responder, Physical Agility, and an Association of Public Safety Communications Officials (APCO) Certifications.  Students are assessed in the areas of Advanced First Aid/CPR, Hazardous Materials, Child Abuse/Neglect Awareness, Domestic Violence Awareness, and Career Safety. Students are eligible to receive articulated college credits upon graduation.

Culinary Arts-The Culinary Arts program develops the attitudes, practices, and skills necessary to become a professional in the Culinary Arts industry.  The program provides instruction and experiences in all aspects of food preparation for careers in restaurants, hotels, catering and various food production and distribution industries.  Students are assessed via the National Serv Safe and Pro Start Certification processes and upon successful completion of the examinations and the program, students will receive their Serv Safe and Pro Start industry credentials. Students also receive their First Aid/CPR certifications. The Culinary Arts program completers are eligible to receive articulated college credits upon graduation. 

Early Childhood Education-Students are prepared for paid employment in Early Childhood care and guidance.  The program includes instruction and experiences to develop competencies in teaching and guiding young children.  Students are eligible to receive their First Aid/CPR and Domestic Violence/Child Abuse & Neglect certifications. Additionally, students successfully completing the program will be eligible to receive the National Child Development Associates credential and are eligible to receive articulated college credits upon graduation.

Fire Fighting Technology–Includes courses on the Foundations of Firefighting/Emergency Medical Services, Firefighter I, Firefighter II, and Emergency Medical Technician with specialized classroom and practical learning experiences that are concerned with the practices and techniques of fire fighting.  Students are assessed based on their successful completion of a Fire Fighter Training Program.  Additionally, students are assessed on CPR/Advanced First Aid, First Responder, Physical Agility, NIMS (National Incident Management System) certification and Hazardous Materials. All Fire Fighting Technology program completers are eligible to receive articulated college credits upon graduation.

Nurse Assisting-Includes courses on Health Science Technology and Nutrition/Wellness where students in this program will learn basic health care skills, such as taking vital signs, measuring height and weight, administering medications, infection control, patient care, vision screening, and medical office procedures. The students successfully completing this course and successfully passing the state administered examination will receive the State Tested Nurses Assistant (S.T.N.A.) certification. Students are also eligible to receive their First Aid/CPR and Domestic Violence/Child Abuse & Neglect certifications. Successful program completers are eligible to receive articulated college credits upon graduation.

Patient Care Technician-Includes courses on Patient Centered Care and Diagnostic Medical Terminology which provides students with the skills necessary to meet the employment needs of nursing homes, hospitals, long-term care facilities, laboratories, and clinics where basic bedside nursing skills are required. The students in this program are require to complete on-site clinical experiences at a long–term care facility. Students successfully completing this program are eligible to receive articulated college credits upon graduation.

Private Security-Includes courses on Investigations/Forensics in Criminal Investigations and Security/Protective Services where students are introduced via business, industry, and technology standards, to the concepts of physical and personal security, internal loss, and facility access. Upon successful completion of this course and passage of the state examination, an Ohio Peace Officer’s Training Academy, Private Security certification will be issued. Our students are eligible for articulated college credits upon graduation.

 

 

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