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Butler Tech Programs – Off Campus Options  2012-2013

Auto Collision Technology

 

The Collision Repair Technician career path is designed to provide students with knowledge and skills applicable to careers in automobile dealerships and independent collision repair shops.  Experienced technicians can start their own businesses, work as adjusters for insurance companies or become factory representatives for industry suppliers. 

 

Job titles include:  Collision Repair Technician, Refinish Technician, Aircraft Structural Repair and Refinish Technician, Restoration Technician, Auto Damage Appraiser, Auto Claims Adjuster, Estimator, Examiner, Auto Glass Installer, Auto Repair and Maintenance, Auto Detailer Technician, Coating and Spraying Machine Operator, Welding and Metal Worker, Fabricator, Accessory Installer, Parts Specialist and Auto Part Sales.

 

Location:  D. Russel Lee Career Technology Center

  

Auto Technology - College Tech Prep

 

Because computers have made today’s automobile engines highly complex, the role of the automotive technician has become highly technical.  Auto Technology offers an opportunity for students to blend the basic concepts of engines, electric circuits, computer technology and customer relations into today’s professional, highly trained, automotive technician.

 

Auto Technology College Tech Prep prepares future automotive technicians to continue their education at a two or four year college.  Students may qualify to work with a mentor in an automotive dealership.

(Program offered with either traditional or College Tech Prep academics)

 

Location:  D. Russel Lee Career Technology Center

 

Auto Technology - College Tech Prep

 

Technology in the automotive industry is rapidly changing.  Hybrids, Fuel Cells and Electric vehicles will be the power systems of the future.  The needs for quality minded people to design, build and repair these vehicles of the future, are and will continue to be in high demand.  In the Automotive Technology course, basic skills are taught that allow individuals the opportunity to put themselves in a position to meet those needs.  Our two year program gives students’ exposure to Electrical, Steering and Suspension, Brakes, and Engine performance, along with power trains, HVAC and Drive trains as time permits. With these skills, students can continue into college through one of the Tech-Prep programs we offer or start as an entry level technician right out of high school.  This is a College Tech Prep program with college articulation agreements with Miami Valley Tech Prep Consortium who represents Sinclair Community College.  Students in the program are required to join the Career Technical Student Organization known as SkillsUSA.  Students gain valuable leadership skills and have the opportunity to compete at regional, state and national levels as members of SkillsUSA.

 

PREQUISITE:  2.0 GPA, Passed Algebra I with a C or better; 90% attendance rate

YEAR:  11th, 12th

CREDITS:  Junior and senior year – Five credits total

LOCATION:  NWCTC

STUDENT FEE:  $20 (SkillsUSA)

 

Biotechnology I – College Tech Prep

 

Biotechnology is a cutting edge science discipline that uses living organisms and components from them to make new products or to improve upon processes that benefit humanity.  Examples of recent products include Roundup-Ready crop seeds and recombinant human insulin hormone.  Recent job surveys indicate that biotechnology is one of the fastest growing high tech fields in our area, creating a strong demand for skilled workers. 

 

In the Biotechnology College Tech Prep program students learn laboratory skills and techniques, communication and writing skills, and hands-on skills in molecular biology and microbiology.  A well-equipped laboratory with state-of-the-art equipment will enhance student learning.  Biotechnology I is offered to juniors and it builds a foundation of understanding in the basic principles and concepts of biotechnology.  All students are expected to join and participate in the Skills USA organization.  The fee for this course is $20.00.

 

Prerequisite:  11th Grade with an entrance GPA of at least a 2.0; Algebra I with a “C” or better;  Biology with a “C” or better and on track with high school graduation requirements.

 

Location:  Talawanda High School


Biotechnology II – College Tech Prep

 

Biotechnology II is a continuation of the competencies learned in Biotechnology I.  Biotechnology II is a senior-only class that emphasizes skills that are important in college and in the workplace.  Students will advance their skills through integrated projects, increased “hands on” activities, and research driven activities.  All students are expected to join and participate in Skills USA, a professional student-run organization.  The fee for this course is $20.00.

 

Prerequisite:  Successful completion of Biotechnology I, a GPA of at least a 2.0, Algebra I with a “C” or better, and on track with high school graduation requirements.

Location:  Talawanda High School

  

Carpentry

 

Professional carpenters are skilled craft persons who are in high demand for the construction and repair of residential and commercial buildings.

 

Skills will be developed in carpentry procedures; layout work; footer and foundation walls; floor, wall, and roof framing; roofing; interior and exterior finishing; insulation; stair construction; and maintenance of related equipment.

Location:  D. Russel Lee Career Technology Center

 

Commercial Arts

 

Build on your art skills in the Commercial Arts lab and get started on your future career in art.  Create many real world art projects on professional equipment that will give your portfolio the advantage you need.  Enhance your creativity and skills with studies in illustration, typography, logo design, digital photography and advertising/marketing.

 

Get started today on your future career in graphic design, illustration animation and fashion marketing.  There will always be a demand for artist to design the visual language, so design your dreams in the Commercial Arts studio.

 

Location:  D. Russel Lee Career Technology Center

 

Communication Broadcasting

 

The field of Communications is exploding with opportunities! If you are interested in taking the first steps toward a rewarding, creative career, the Communications/Broadcasting program is for you. Learn to be a director, audio visual specialist, writer, talent, videographer, disk jockey, animator, advertising executive, digital video editor, producer and many other careers available in the communication industry.

 

Location:  D. Russel Lee Career Technology Center

 

Commercial Truck and Equipment Technology

 

Students will receive instruction on engines, gear trains, steering and suspension, electricity and computer controls, air and hydraulic brakes, welding, cutting and preventive maintenance.  Future careers: commercial truck or equipment technician, service writer, service representative or salesperson, teacher/instructor/trainer, equipment operator/truck driver, garage/shop owner, and service manager.  Students in the program are required to join the Career Technical Student Organization known as SkillsUSA.  Students gain valuable leadership skills and have the opportunity to compete at regional, state and national levels as members of SkillsUSA.

 

PREQUISITE:  None

YEAR:  11th, 12th

CREDITS:  Junior and senior year – Five credits total

LOCATION:  CCTC

STUDENT FEE:  $20 (SkillsUSA)

 

Construction Electricity

 

Construction Electricity involves the layout, design, installation, servicing and maintenance of residential and commercial electrical wiring systems. Students learn the various electrical systems while progressing at their own pace.

 

Construction Electricity gives you the opportunity to acquire skills in – job safety, residential wiring, commercial wiring, blueprint reading, electrical maintenance, electrical troubleshooting, conduit bending and installation, cost estimating, motor control, National Electrical Code requirements and Auto-CAD.

 

Construction Electricity uses NCCER (National Center for Construction Education and Research) curriculum, which is a nationally recognized curriculum.

 

The construction industry always has a high demand for qualified electricians.

Individuals who qualify can gain experience by working in the field, with pay, while still in high school.

 

Location:  D. Russel Lee Career Technology Center


Construction Management – College Tech Prep

 

This nationally certified (NCCER) program is for students interested in a career associated with engineering and construction industries.  Students receive training through “hands-on” experiences with hand tools, power tools and all aspects of job safety.  Seniors receive accelerated training in several areas of building fabrication and maintenance including welding, oxyacetylene-cutting, and heating and air conditioning.  This is a College Tech Prep program with college articulation agreements with Greater Cincinnati Tech Prep Consortium.  Students in the program are required to join the Career Technical Student Organization known as SkillsUSA.  Students gain valuable leadership skills and have the opportunity to compete at regional, state and national levels as members of SkillsUSA.

 

PREQUISITE:  2.0 GPA, Passed Algebra I with a C or better; 90% attendance rate

YEAR:  11th, 12th

CREDITS:  Junior and senior year – Four credits total

LOCATION:  NWCTC

STUDENT FEE:  $20 (SkillsUSA)

 

Cosmetology

Cosmetology is both a science and an art.  Students provide personal care for patrons’ hair, skin, and/or nails to aid them in enhancing their appearance.  Skills will be developed in scalp and hair care treatments, shaping and styling hair, permanent waving, hair pressing and hair relaxing, hair coloring, manicuring, pedicuring, facial treatments, reception duties, and salon operations.

 

Cosmetology is a state licensed program.  Students are required to pass both lab and theory competencies according to Ohio State Board of Cosmetology standards.  Students that have passed all competencies and required academics are then eligible and required to take the licensing exam. 

Location:  D. Russel Lee Career Technology Center

 

Criminal Justice

The Criminal Justice program is designed to help prepare individuals to uphold the laws of the State of Ohio and the Constitution of the United States.

 

Students learn techniques of crowd control, arresting, fingerprinting, and other police procedures.  Many students continue their education at a four year college before pursuing a career in law enforcement, probation or criminal investigation.

Location:  D. Russel Lee Career Technology Center

  

Culinary Arts

Express your creativity in the world of fine cuisine through the Culinary Arts program.  Skills like menu planning and design, nutrition, food preparation and service, sanitation, safety, inventory control and calculation of food quantities, are topics that will be taught in this career  driven program.  Your education will be open doors to career options such as executive chef, baker, or restaurant owner.  Other opportunities in this field include caterer, personal cook, food stylist, maitre d’, garde manger, baker or pastry chef.  Jobs are available in hotels, restaurants, country clubs and commercial bakeries.

 

Students enrolled in this program operate the practice restaurant, Café Lee, on the D.

Russel Lee campus.  Health and safety regulations require that a uniform be worn while in the culinary lab.  A uniform consists of a standard chef’s coat, checkered chef’s pants, closed-toed shoes and a chef’s hat.  Students will also purchase a professional knife kit.

Butler Tech participates in the Miami Valley Tech Prep Consortium.  This means that any student who is enrolled in tech prep will receive credit hours at Sinclair College in Dayton. Tech prep students are also eligible for multiple scholarship opportunities.

 

Butler Tech Culinary Arts also participates in the national certification program called ProStart.  This program is sponsored by the National Restaurant Association.  Students who pass level one and level two of the national ProStart tests, will be eligible for national certification that recognizes skills as a chef.  Through this program, scholarship money is available for students who are planning to continue their culinary training in college. 

Location:  D. Russel Lee Career Technology Center

 

Dental Assisting

 

The demand for dental assisting services continues to grow because of population growth, older people increasingly retaining more teeth, and a growing emphasis on preventive dental care.  To help meet this demand, facilities that provide dental care, particularly dentists' offices, will increasingly employ those trained in the dental field.  If you’re interested in filling one of these rewarding dental positions check out this exciting program!

 

The Dental Assisting program at Butler Tech prepares students to work with dentists and in dental laboratories.  The training consists of learning computer assisted office practices and procedures, patient preparation and comfort, chairside assisting procedures, and the use of laboratory materials and equipment.

 

This is a hands on program that gives you invaluable experience in the dental field while you're still in high school!

 

 

 

Location:  D. Russel Lee Career Technology Center

  

Early Childhood Education

The Early Childhood Education program is designed to give students an opportunity to learn about and work with children birth through elementary school.  While working with children in our licensed child care center and area elementary schools, students utilize child development principles and curriculum development concepts to develop creative and innovative lesson plans.

 

Students who take this course receive state required in-service hours in First Aid, CPR, Communicable Disease recognition and Child Abuse detection.

 

Upon completion of this program, students will be qualified to work as infant, toddler or preschool teachers.  Use the skills you acquire in this program to enter a two or four year Early Childhood Education post secondary licensure program or own and operate a licensed early childhood education facility.

 

Students enrolled in the Early Childhood Education program are members of Family, Career, Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) and gain invaluable experience in leadership and public speaking skills.

Location:  D. Russel Lee Career Technology Center

 

Equine Science

Begin an exciting career in the horse industry through the equine science program.  Students learn equine breeding, genetics and nutrition while getting hands-on experiences in English and western horseback riding, grooming, and equine management.

 

The $25.3 billion horse industry offers numerous career paths including equine health care, horse breeding, trainers and judges, riding instructors, as well as occupations related to horse racing.  Advanced education can lead to a career as a veterinarian. All students in the Equine Science program are members of the National FFA Organization, the Career Technical Student Organization.  The student fees for this program are $20.00.

Location:  Butler Tech Natural Science Center, Monroe (lab) D. Russel Lee Career Technology Center (academics)

  

Firefighting Technology

Join the ranks of our nation’s Firefighters and Emergency Medical Technicians through the Firefighting Technology program.  Master firefighting skills through the 240 level 2 firefighting certification as well as earning certification as an Emergency Medical Technician – Basic.  Introduction to such advanced disciplines as hazardous materials response, vehicle extrication, rope rescue, and confined space rescue are provided as part of the exciting curriculum.

 

Use your newly acquired skills to enter a Paramedic program, corporate emergency management, private or emergency ambulance operations, firefighting, fire safety inspection, or industrial safety management.

Location:  D. Russel Lee Career Technology Center

 

Health Science Academy – College Tech Prep

The health technology program integrates academic and technical knowledge to prepare students to become competent health care providers in one of many careers available in today's health care arena.  The health care/health core curriculum encompasses college level courses such as medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, allied health, as well as State of Ohio Health Technologies core subjects in the therapeutic, diagnostic and health information clusters, as well as medical office management.  As part of the delivery of the curriculum the students participate in activities such as infection control, health safety, State Tested Nurse Aide Training, CPR and First Aid to list a few.

During a two-year curriculum, students participate in clinical experiences, internship opportunities, and job shadowing at various community hospitals and health centers.  All students in the Greentree Health Science Academy are members of Skills USA, the Career Technical Student Organization.  The student fees for this program are $20.00.

Location:  D. Russel Lee Career Technology Center

 


Information Technologies College Tech Prep

 

The Information Technology Tech Prep Academy offers “hands-on/real world” computer/networking training. A two year program at D. Russel Lee CTC with the opportunity to go on to a two/four-year post-secondary educational track with scholarship awards.  This application-oriented program provides the student a chance to learn the following skills: application software, computer networking, the Internet, computer technology, telecommunications/electronics, game design / animation and modeling, operating systems, and interactive media. Students are given certification training for Comptia, Cisco, NACSE, Microsoft and LPI/RedHat. Voucher certification discounts are also made available.

 

Butler Tech is committed to keeping the curriculum current and in pace with technology in order to meet the demands of the global economy. With the experiences gained, you could get that “dream” job through co-op on-the-job training that may help pay your way through college. College partners include Cincinnati State, Miami University Hamilton/Middletown, Sinclair Community, Southern State Community, University of Cincinnati, Wright State, University of Dayton, and Shawnee State.

 

College Tech Prep Prerequisite:  11th Grade with an entrance GPA of at least a 2.0, Algebra I with a “C” or better, good attendance and on track with college prep curriculum and high school graduation requirements.

 

Location:  D. Russel Lee Career Technology Center

 

Power Equipment Technology

 

This program provides students with the skills needed to succeed in a variety of maintenance areas that are in demand.

 

Students will learn general lube service, auto cleanup/detailing, welding skills, basic carpentry, small engine maintenance, and greenhouse production maintenance.

Location:  D. Russel Lee Career Technology Center

 

Precision Machining

 

As technology advances, the need for more sophisticated machinery becomes essential.  As a qualified trainee, students will have the skills necessary to create this new equipment and repair older models.

 

Skills will be developed in use of power saws, the use of drilling, grinding, and milling machines as well as lathes.  Students will also learn to use computer numerical controlled (CNC) lathes and milling machines.

Location:  D. Russel Lee Career Technology Center



Veterinary Sciences

 

The Butler Tech Veterinary Science program is a great way to “jump start” your career in the Veterinary Field.  This program for Juniors and Seniors in High School and is designed to give you insight into the Veterinary Field and a head start into a competitive college program. 

 

Here are some skills you will learn in this two year program:  Safety and Sanitation, Animal Restraining Techniques, Medical Terminology, Hospital Procedures, Laboratory Procedures, Parasitology, Office Management, Principles of Diseases and Animal Behavior.  We learn about all animals, both small and large, to give you a well rounded education so you can make the decision as to which career path is right for you.  All students in the Veterinary Sciences program are members of the National FFA Organization, the Career Technical Student Organization.  The student fees for this program are $20.00.

 

Location:   Butler Tech Natural Science Center, Monroe (lab) D. Russel Lee Career Technology Center (academics)


Welding Technology

 

Welders are in demand in many areas of industry.  You can prepare for a promising future with potential for advancement in related areas by learning welding.

 

Learn the skill of oxy-fuel welding, shielded metal arc welding, thermal cutting, gas metal arc welding, gas tungsten arc welding, and flux core arc welding.  There is a high demand for skilled welders in a variety of fields.

 

Location:  D. Russel Lee Career Technology Center