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Cranston Area Career and Technical Center

  1. 1. Academics Supporting Career Training Two Educations in One!
  2. 2.  Student at the Cranston Area Career and Technical Center for career and technical program (elective course)  Receive a Certificate of Completion  Student at Cranston High School West for major course work and other electives (e.g. technology, fine arts)  Receive a High School Diploma
  3. 3. CACTC
  4. 4. CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT MEDICAL PATHWAYS  1st year students operate a nursery school at CHSW for 3-5 year olds  2nd year students intern at various sites  3rd year students work as Teacher Assistants at various sites  Participate in on-site observations  Intern at various health care facilities
  5. 5. CULINARY AND PASTRY ARTS PRE-ENGINEERING ROBOTICS TECHNOLOGY  All students participate in “hands-on” cooking labs  All students are responsible for operation of on-site restaurant, The Meschanicut Room  All students work providing food for catered events  Advanced students design and build robots  Advanced students design and construct remote sensing systems (land-based, underwater, and airborne/aerial)
  6. 6. Jump Starting Your Career Why wait until you graduate from college to get job-related qualifications? Start in high school , build your resume, and be more competitive in the marketplace CACTC students can earn certification through our programs. Some examples:  CISCO  Students can take the CISCO Computer Networking Associate “CCNA” exam; certification carries worldwide acceptance as a skilled networking professional  Residential Building, Repair, and Remodeling  AGC (Association of General Contractors) Certification  OSHA Certificate (10hr card)  Medical Pathways  First Aid Certification  CPR Certification
  7. 7. ARTICULATION AGREEMENTS WITH POST SECONDARY INSITUTIONS Depending on the agreement, CACTC graduates may qualify for the following:  scholarship money  college credits for high school course work  reserved space in a program  advanced standing CACTC has ARTICULATION AGREEMENTS with the following institutions:  CCRI  CDIA (Center for Digital Imaging Arts) at BOSTON UNIVERSITY  CONNECTICUT CULINARY INSTITUTE  JOHNSON & WALES  MITTI  NEW ENGLAND TECH  ROGER WILLIAMS UNIVERSITY  URI
  8. 8.  Meshanicut Lake Clean- Up  H1N1 Vaccinations at Gladstone Elementary School  Laps 4 Laura  American Cancer Society Walk  Thanksgiving Baskets for Needy Families Counselor at CACTC who specializes in outreach and community service  Scholarships tied to community service
  9. 9. SkillsUSA National Organization serving trade, industrial, technical, and health occupations students and teachers in public high schools, career and technical centers and 2 and 4 year colleges Students will be offered the opportunity to participate in SkillsUSA SkillsUSA emphasizes:  High standards in personal and trade ethics  Workmanship  Scholarship and citizenship SkillsUSA is an activity-based program that:  Develops communication  Develops goal-setting  Develops leadership skills SkillsUSA provides opportunities:  Scholarships (Presidential Youth Volunteer Service Award)  Networking  College admissions
  10. 10. CHSW
  11. 11. HONORS COURSES ADVANCED PLACEMENT/EARLY ENROLLMENT COURSES Algebra 2 Biology 1&2 English Pre-Calculus Advanced Science Spanish Calculus Archeology French Geometry Anthropology Italian Robotics World History American Gov’t Chemistry 1 European History Band Chemistry 2 Aquaculture Art Physics 1 Physics 2 Economics Advanced Placement Early Enrollment (URI&RIC) English 12 American History European History World History Calculus Biology 2 Chemistry 2 Physics 2 College Composition Economics Chemistry 1&2 Physics 1&2 American Gov’t Italian 4 French 4 Spanish 4
  12. 12. PERCENTAGE OF GRADUATES ENTERING POST SECONDARY INSTITUTIONS PERCENTAGE OF STUDENTS ENTERING FOUR YEAR INSTITUTIONS 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 88% 89% 89% 91% 96% 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 53% 58% 49% 53% 68% Sampling of College Acceptances for the Class of 2009 Assumption College Penn State UCONN Univ. of Tampa BU Boston College RIC UNH UVM J&W Franklin Pierce Seton Hall Univ. of Pittsburgh Roger Williams New England Tech Hofstra Suffolk URI Bryant Wentworth
  13. 13. Fall Sports:  Boys’ cross country D-1  Girls’ cross country D-1  Football D-1  Boys’ soccer D-2  Girls’ soccer D-2  Girls’ tennis D-2  Girls’ volleyball D-2 Spring Sports:  Baseball D-1  Golf D-1  Girls’ lacrosse D-2  Boys’ tennis D-1  Softball D-1  Boys’ outdoor track D-1  Girls’ outdoor track D-1  Boys’ volleyball D-2 Winter Sports:  Boys’ basketball D-1  Girls’ basketball D-1  Boys’ hockey D-1 (Championship Division)  Girls’ hockey D-1  Boys’ swimming D-3  Girls’ swimming D-3  Boys’ indoor track D-1  Girls’ indoor track D-1  Wrestling D-1
  14. 14. School Activities  West Wind Newspaper  West Watch (video news and yearbook)  Contempra (literary magazine)  Anthos (yearbook)  Student Government  Band  Falconettes Dance Team  Westernettes Flag Team  Concert Choir  Theater  Student mentors  Special Olympics  Community Service Club  SWAT Team (Students w/Advanced Technical Skills)  Follies (Talent Show)  Dance Team Academic Teams  Academic Decathlon  Math team  National Ocean science Bowl Team  Science Olympiad  Model United Nations  Debate Team  Mock Trial  Future Problem Solvers  SkillsUSA
  15. 15. Grade 10 Grade 11 Grade 12 English 10 English 11 English 12 Math Math Math Science Science Science or Elective Social Studies Social Studies Social Studies or Elective Foreign Language or Elective Foreign Language or Elective Elective PE/HE PE/HE PE/HE CACT C Program CACTC Program CACTC Program
  16. 16. CACTC Programs of Study
  17. 17. AQUACULTURE (3 year program) In Aquaculture, you will: • Handle live fish, amphibians, and reptiles •Grow plants without soil •Sample local ponds and streams to observe wildlife •Design and set up an aquarium •Anesthetize fish •Conduct research in Narragansett Bay •Work at an oyster farm Post Secondary Options: 2/4 yr colleges, oceanography, marine biology, aquaculture, health care, research, education
  18. 18. CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT (3 year program) In Child Development, you will: •Develop real life connections to parenting •Learn curriculum planning and preparation •Apply child development principles to teaching and guidance Post Secondary Options: 2/4 yr colleges, education, teacher assistant, social work, counseling, day care management
  19. 19. CISCO (2 year program) In CISCO, you will: •Design, build, and maintain computer networks (not a computer repair course) •Take tests online (graded immediately upon completion!) •Have the opportunity to enter the SWATS (Students with Advanced Technical Skills) program •Have the opportunity to take the CCNA exam for national CISCO certification Post Secondary Options: 2/4 yr colleges and tech schools, network administrator, system administrator, network engineer, computer engineer
  20. 20. COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY (3 year program) In Computer Technology, you will learn: •Computer animation/game development •Computer programming •Digital media design •Gaming concepts •Interactive multimedia production and digital video production •Web design and development Post Secondary options: 2/4 yr colleges and tech schools, web designer/developer, programmer, animator, game designer, computer graphics specialist
  21. 21. CONSTRUCTION (3 year program) In construction, you will: •Learn residential carpentry •Will be exposed to plumbing, electrical work, roofing, siding, concrete, drywall, cabinet making, and painting •Work on off-site projects starting in 2nd year •Eligible for AGC certification and OSHA ten hour card Post Secondary Options: 2/4 yr colleges and tech schools, contracting, carpentry, HVAC, electrical engineering, plumbing
  22. 22. CULINARY ARTS (3 year program) In Culinary Arts, you will learn: •Basic and advanced cooking techniques •Baking and pastry arts •Food art and design •Food safety and sanitation •Menu and event planning •Food and beverage service •Inventory control purchasing Post Secondary Options: 2/4 yr colleges and culinary institutes, chef, restaurant owner, tourism, service, management
  23. 23. DRAFTING (3 year program) In Drafting, you will learn: •Mechanical detailing and illustration •Architectural detailing and illustrating (CAD) •Interior design •Surveying/topographic mapping •Animation Students create an electronic portfolio for use when seeking post secondary education and/or employment Post Secondary Options: 2/4 yr colleges and technical schools, engineering, design, architecture, interior design
  24. 24. FINANCE/MARKETING (3 year program) In the Finance/Marketing program, you will: •Learn accounting, financial planning, banking , economics, international finance, securities, and marketing strategies •Attend field trips to various financial institutions such as Fidelity Investments and the Federal Reserve in Boston •Participate in DECA (Distributive Education Clubs of America) and SkillsUSA •Post Secondary Options: •2/4 yr colleges, sales and marketing, financial planning, accounting, business ownership, management, international banking
  25. 25. GRAPHIC DESIGN (3 year program) In Graphic Design, you will learn: •Desktop publishing •Layout/design •Creative art work •Camera reproduction •Digital processing and output •Metal plate burning and development Post Secondary Options: 2/4 year colleges and tech schools, publishing, print work, design, mixed media, communications
  26. 26. MEDICAL PATHWAYS (3 year program) In Medical Pathways, you will learn: •Medical terminology •Nutrition •Medical treatments •First aid •CPR •Tooth structure •Current issue in health lifestyle behaviors Post Secondary Options: 2/4 yr colleges and tech schools, medicine, dental, physical therapy, nursing, pharmacy, surgical technician, veterinary services
  27. 27. ROBOTICS/ PRE-ENGINEERING (3 year program) In Robotics/Pre-engineering , you will cover: •Analog and digital electronics •Mechanical power systems •Avionics •Application and Visual Basic programming •Fiber optics and LASER systems •Microcontrollers/microproces sors for robot control and guidance Post Secondary Options: 2/4 yr colleges and tech schools, engineering, engineering technician
  28. 28.  Enjoys learning by doing (cooking, designing, building, creating, fixing, etc.)  Creative (destructive too!)  cutting-edge, technological based post secondary programs and employment  improvement of community and environment (quality of life, green technologies)
  29. 29.  Likes a challenge; open to learning  Dedicated  Leader; someone who thinks “outside the box”  Wants to be involved  Team player  Make a difference
  30. 30.  Talk to your guidance counselor  Take a tour  Attend our Open House (Jan. 14, 2010)  Participate in Expo- Days (shadow in the program of your choice)  Visit us online   Search “Cranston Public Schools” and follow links  Contact us  270-8070  100 Metropolitan Avenue, Cranston, RI 02920
  31. 31.  Paper applications available in your guidance office  Online applications available at our website  Submit application to your guidance counselor ASAP Admission decisions based on:  Grades  Attendance  Behavior  School/Community Involvement  Interest match w/program Interviews:  Student request  Student-Program match  CACTC counselor request