Why attend the Career Center?
• 25 career and technical programs from which to choose--select a program which interests you
- New in 2017-18: CNC/Advanced Manufacturing@RAMTEC and Robotics/PLC's@RAMTEC - for high school seniors only!
• More than 750 students from all over Wayne County--meet students from more than 12 different schools
• Graduate from your home high school
• Many students continue to participate in sports, music, drama, and clubs at their home high school
Who attends the Career Center?
• High school juniors and seniors from these Wayne County public schools:
• Chippewa, Dalton, Northwestern, Norwayne, Orrville
• Rittman, Smithville, Triway, Waynedale, Wooster
• Private schools: Central Christian, Heritage Private, Kingsway Christian
• Home-schooled, e-schools, other schools
How long are most programs?
• Two years for high school juniors and seniors
• One year programs for high school seniors - RAMTEC CNC & Advanced Manufacturing; and RAMTEC Robotics/Programmable Logic Controllers - opens in the fall of 2017!
• We offer a 13th year if you change programs after your junior year or begin here as a senior
How do I get to the Career Center from my school?
• Most students ride the bus from their home high school
• Some students drive to and from school so they can go to work during or after school or participate in after-school activities
• Most Career Center students can still participate in sports, music, drama and other home high school activities
How much does it cost?
• There is no tuition - you only pay lab fees
• Some labs require you to rent/purchase tools and uniforms
- Students on Free or Reduced Lunches do not pay fees
What academic classes do you offer?
• Students take English, social studies, math and science
• Math: Algebra II, Algebra II Enriched, Transitions Algebra II, Financial Algebra, Geometry, Math III & IV, College Algebra & Trigonometry, Trigonometry, Pre-Calculus
• Science: Anatomy and Physiology, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Applied Physics, Science III
• Social Studies: Government, Economics & Financial Literacy; Integrated Government, Economics & Financial Literacy; College Government; Financial Literacy
• English: Junior and Senior English, and Enriched English, Transitions Language Arts, College Composition I and II; English Language Arts III and IV
What is dual enrollment? Can I really get college credit for Career Center academic classes?
Yes! Dual enrollment means you get college credit for advanced classes in social studies and English. Check with student services for more details.
What is the Part-Day Option?
• Part-day students take their academic classes at their high schools
• You are responsible for your own transportation to and from the Career Center
• Transportation time is scheduled into your school day
You must work with your School Counselor to plan a part-day option
What is a satellite program, and where does it meet?
• Engineering Technologies meets at Orrville High School in the afternoons
- A bus transports students to and from the Career Center for Engineering
What work-based learning experiences can students be involved in at the Career Center?
• Everyone has work-based learning experiences
• Examples are: field trips, job shadowing, mentorships, service learning, unpaid internships, paid senior work placement
How soon can students go on job placement?
• Some students begin in the summer after their junior year
• Some are eligible at the beginning of their senior year
• Some wait until the second semester of their senior year
• Our Career Services Coordinator will assist you
- Drug Free Clubs of America members can go on job placement sooner than other students!
Can Career Center students go to college?
Yes! Last year, 54 percent of our students attended colleges or tech schools, or received extra training after they completed their Career Center program
Can students get college credit for classes at the Career Center?
Yes! We have agreements with area colleges. Some are: The University of Akron, Wayne College, Stark State College, North Central State, Hocking Technical College, Ashland University, Walsh University, Malone College, Mt. Union College, Lake Erie College, University of Cincinnati.
What certifications can I earn at the Career Center?
Each program is different. You could be certified in one or more of these areas:
• Comp TIA A+ and Network +, MECP Car Audio and Security
• CPR & First Aid, Home Health Aide, Nurse Aide Training, Pharmacy Tech Certification, Phlebotomy Tech
• Lifesaving, Life Guard, Professional Rescuer, AED (Automatic External Defibrillator), O2 (Oxygen) Administration
• Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS), Cisco Certified Networking Associate (CCNA)
• After state licensure testing, Practical Nursing students become Licensed Practical Nurses, and Cosmetology students become licensed cosmetologists
• American Welding Society certification
How do you help students with academic courses?
• The Tutoring and Learning Center (TLC) helps students on conditional status or those failing their academic courses
• The iLab has online programs to assist students with credit recovery
• The Student Assistance Center (SAC) helps students on Individual Education Plans (IEPs), see more below
• Full-time coordinators and tutors will assist students with testing, papers, and homework
- Students with unfinished work or work that is not turned in go to the Catch-up Cafe for lunch to complete their assignments
How do you help students with learning disabilities?
• The Student Assistance Center is for students on Individual Education Plans (IEPs)
• We have full-time Special Education Coordinators and tutors who assist students with testing, homework, writing, reading, provide taped academic lessons, and scheduling
• We serve more than 250 special needs students
• English, math, science and social studies classes are modified for students with IEPs. Classes teach telephone and communication skills, paying bills and writing checks, measurements, problem solving, reading maps, and fundamentals of government systems, cultures and current events
• Our school is handicap-accessible; a few labs have steps, but all rooms are accessible to persons with handicaps
What student activities do you have?
• Banquets and award ceremonies
• Local, regional, state and national skill contests
• Community service projects
• Field trips
• Senior Recognition Ceremony
• Honor Roll
• Attendance awards
• Students of the Month and Student of the Year
What student organizations do you have?
• Business Professionals of America (BPA)
• Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA)
• Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA)
• National Honor Society (NHS)
• Key Club
• Student Leadership Council (SLC)
• Diversity Club
• Drug Free Clubs of America
How do I register to attend the Career Center?
• Talk to your high school counselor or call the Career Center guidance office at 330-669-7020
• Schedule a visit to the Career Center with your parents/guardians
• Call for a Fast Facts card or more information about any program