Berks Career and Technology Center

The Berks Career and Technology Center offers additional opportunities for vocational or technical training. Training is offered in the following areas:

 

ADVANCED MATERIALS AND DIVERSIFIED MANUFACTURING

(Formerly Manufacturing)

Computerized Machining Technology W

Drafting Design Technology W

Electronic Engineering Technology W

Mechatronics Engineering Technology W

Precision Machining Technology W

Robotics & Automation Technology W

Welding Technology W

 

BUSINESS AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

(Formerly Information Technology)

IT Networking E

IT Programming W

Technology Based Entrepreneurship W

 

COMMUNICATIONS

Advertising Art and Design Technology W

Communications Media Technology W

Electronic Technology W

Graphic Imaging Technology W

Photo Imaging Technology W

 

CONSTRUCTION

Building Construction Occupations E

Cabinetmaking E

Carpentry E, W

Drafting Design Technology E

Electrical Occupations E, W

Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning/Refrigeration W

Masonry E

Painting & Decorating W

Plumbing & Heating E

 
ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY Electronic Engineering Technology WMechatronics Engineering Technology W
Robotics & Automation Technology W
 
HEALTH CARE

Dental Occupations E

Healthcare Information Technology E, W

Health Occupations E, W

Health-Related Technology E

Medical Health Professions W (seniors only)

 

SERVICES

(Formally PERSONAL SERVICES)

Cosmetology E, W

Culinary Arts E, W

Horticulture E

Occupational Child Development E, W

Protective Services E, W

Service Occupations E (limited to students with special needs)

 

TECHNOLOGICAL ACADEMY

Healthcare Information Technology E, W

IT Networking E

IT Programming W

Mechatronics Engineering Technology W

Technology Based Entrepreneurship W

 

TRANSPORTATION

(Formerly AutomotiveTech.)

Automotive Collision Repair Technology E, W

Automotive Technology E, W

Diesel Technology E

Heavy Equipment Technology E

Recreational & Power Equipment Technology W

 

Offered at: E East Campus W West Campus

 

  

BCTC APPLICATION PROCESS www.berkscareer.com

Students apply for enrollment at BCTC through their school counselor. All student applications are sent to the BCTC where candidates from throughout the county are chosen. Each student application is reviewed according to the following criteria:

      Student Interest — The thoroughness of the application is viewed as a measure of the interest of the student applicant. Special attention is paid to what research was done to find information about the career area to which a student is applying.

     Teacher Evaluation — Students may request evaluations from junior or senior high school teachers of their choice.

      Counselor Recommendation

      School Citizenship —Student behavior and attitudes are noted.

      Attendance — Students should have strong patterns of school attendance. Attendance is reviewed for patterns over a 3-year period.

      Grades — While grades are important, they are not the most critical item. Grades are reviewed over a 3-year period.

      Aptitude — Does the student possess the potential to be successful in the field?

     Health — While not restricting a student’s selection, health concerns are a necessary consideration. Conditions such as color blindness, fear of heights, etc., will affect success in certain programs.

 

Students who are selected will attend one of the career-technical centers on a half-day basis. All Wilson students are assigned to the PM session BCTC offerings. BCTC Students will be expected to attend their sessions at the BCTC even if the classes at Wilson are not in session. Normal transportation will be provided.

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