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What Is Tech Prep?

Tech Prep is an education pathway that combines hands-on technical lab experience with academically competitive, college prep classes leading directly to a college degree or high paying career. It is a two to six year planned sequence of study that develops proficiency in math, science, communication and technology.

Lorain County businesses, the JVS, and Lorain County Community College formed a partnership to develop the Tech Prep option. Designed to meet the needs of businesses, Tech Prep provides a structured pathway to meet students’ career goals. Graduates of Tech Prep hit the ground running, armed with outstanding academic and advanced technical skills.


Allied Health Sciences

This program gives students a solid foundation on exciting health and medical careers as it integrates rigorous academic preparation with hands-on technical instruction. Students are exposed to a wide variety of careers, exploring roles of many health care related jobs and the required training and education for those careers. They will learn about medical ethics, infection control, safety, body mechanics, nutrition, communication, employability skills, teamwork, and professionalism.

Program Highlights

  • Articulated College Credits
  • Leadership and team building activities
  • Focused observations and internships in healthcare fields
  • American Red Cross Responding to Emergencies First Aid Course
  • American Heart Association Healthcare Provider CPR
  • State-Tested Nurse Aide (STNA) Course
  • Interact and work with LCCC Professors
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Digital Media Arts

Students work in a digitally integrated computer lab and studio environment where they gain hands on experience with high definition digital cameras and DSLR still cameras as well as digital audio and lighting equipment. Students use industry standard software to create digital content that can be applied to a career in video/film production, 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional animation, photography and print media. They will also learn and apply the foundations of color theory, design and conceptualization while attending the Digital Media Arts program.

Program Highlights

  • Articulated College Credits
  • Computer Animation
  • Digital Imaging
  • Interactive CD-ROM Creation
  • Photography and Lighting
  • Presentation Design
  • Special Effects
  • Video, Film & Audio Production

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Project Lead The Way

Project Lead The Way (PLTW) is a high school college tech-prep program designed to help students succeed in engineering, science, and technology careers. The PLTW program begins at a student's home school with a course taken in the sophomore year. Students who choose to continue the PLTW program take their junior courses at the Lorain County JVS or at a satellite location on the campus of Lorain County Community College. Academic courses are taken at a student's home school.

Program Highlights

  • Introduction to Engineering Design
  • Principles of Engineering
  • Computer Integrated Manufacturing
  • Digital Electronics
  • Civil Engineering & Architecture
  • Capstone Project

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Network Communications Technology

Students become skilled in finding and fixing problems for large companies and individual computer owners. They learn to link computers in a business to one another and how to troubleshoot to repair computer networks. Students learn to use components, which allow the transfer of information on the network. College credits are available upon successful completion of this program.

Program Highlights

  • Articulated College Credit
  • Assemble Computer Cables & Configure Routers & Switches
  • CISCO Networking Academy
  • Computer Programming
  • Desktop Publishing
  • Install Local Area Networks
  • Microsoft Office Software
  • Website Development

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Maximize Your Potential

Tech Prep gives students a competitive edge in a competitive market! High school juniors and seniors are challenged in technology, problem solving, and communications. Tech Prep students complete a high level of academic and technical courses. Each Tech Prep option focuses on specific career areas. It’s a powerful combination. After graduation from high school, students are better prepared to pursue further education or a high paying position in the career area of their choice.

Tech Prep Advantages

Juniors and seniors stay at their home school for academics and other extracurricular activities and have their technical lab experiences at the JVS. Between the junior and senior years, eligible students have the opportunity to participate in a Summer Internship. The Internship is a work-based training experience involving paid on-the-job training for credit.

Tech Prep graduates who continue their education at Lorain County Community College may receive credit for their high school Tech Prep lab course.

For more information visit www.loraintechprep.com