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OWENSBORO COMMUNITY AND TECHNICAL COLLEGE

DISCOVER COLLEGE

Campus Based Technical Programs for High School Students

2008-2009

 

Discover College Campus-Based Technical Programs are college-level technical programs opened to high school students.  All programs provide students with technical skills and training leading to certificates, diplomas, and associate of applied science degrees intended to prepare students for employment. 

 

Campus Based Technical Programs are open to junior and senior students only.  Seniors are given priority placement in all programs.  Juniors will be admitted to programs based on the program placement and admissions criteria listed below.

 

Admissions Criteria and Program Placement

 

All students must complete an admissions packet signed by the high school counselor with the following information:

 

¨      KCTCS Application for Admission

¨      First and second choice programs

¨      Paragraph explaining why you want to be in the program

¨      Attendance records (days absent)

¨      Discipline records (suspensions)

¨      Placement test score (may submit scores from ACT Plan, Compass, or ACT)

 

Every effort will be made to grant placement to senior applicants into a program listed as their first or second choice. 

 

Many programs have limited space due to safety concerns, and equipment and lab space.  If more seniors apply to a program than space permits, placement in the student’s first or second choice program is based on placement scores, attendance, discipline, and commitment to completing the program. 

 

Juniors may be admitted to programs contingent on space availability of first and second choice options based on placement test scores, attendance, discipline, and commitment to completing a technical program.  Juniors are not guaranteed placement in a Campus Based Technical Program. 

 

 

Campus Based Technical Programs

 

Difficulty Levels:    + = Difficult        ++ = More Difficult        +++ = Most Difficult

 

Air Conditioning Technology (OCTC Downtown Campus) (Senior admission only)

Installing and servicing heating, air conditioning and refrigeration equipment is the focus of this program. Academic courses, theory courses, and laboratory experiences are designed to promote success in the air conditioning field.  Difficulty Level = +++  

 

Automotive Tech./Diesel Tech./Auto Body Repair  (OCTC Southeastern Campus)

Students take a common core of Automotive/Diesel Technology courses that allow students to continue their studies in either program.  Many of the credits earned may be applied to the Auto Body Repair Program as well.  Program has limited enrollment due to safety, equipment, and lab space.  Difficulty Level = ++

 

 

 

 

·         Automotive Technology:  This program focuses on systems such as engines, fuel, onboard computers, transmissions, steering, suspensions, and brakes.  The Automotive Technician option provides knowledge of various systems used to develop skills in troubleshooting, performing preventative maintenance, servicing and repairing automobiles.  The program, which is designed to be completed in two years, prepares graduates for entry-level service technician jobs in the auto repair industry.  The student may be provided a work-study experience alternating between periods of work on-site and work in a classroom laboratory setting.  The Parts/Service Writer option provides knowledge of the various systems and components and how they relate.  This knowledge enables the student to more accurately interpret their customers’ automotive complaints, indentify and sell automotive parts, and provide efficient customer service within the automotive service and repair industry.  The student may take the ASE exams in these areas when they have completed the requirements for these tests. 

·         Diesel Engine Technician Certificate provides the skills needed to analyze malfunctions and repair, rebuild and maintain construction equipment, agriculture equipment, or medium and heavy trucks are emphasized in this certificate program.  Students are provided instruction and experience in systems such as diesel engines, fuel injection, onboard computers, transmissions, steering and suspension, and brakes.  This certification can be obtained in conjunction with the Automotive Technology diploma.

 

Biotechnology (OCTC Main Campus) AM only

The biotechnology program provides students with the necessary skills and knowledge for entry into a biotechnology career.  Graduates will be well versed in the theories and principles of biological systems, field and laboratory techniques, and good manufacturing principles of the biotechnology industry.  The industry provides a wide array of job opportunities, including bio-manufacturing and laboratory technicians, and regulatory personnelIn this program, biotech courses are paired with general education transfer courses.  Students must have an ACT score of 20 in Math and English and an 18 in Reading or take the COMPASS placement test in May.  All tuition and book fees are covered.  Difficulty Level:  +++

 

 

Carpentry (OCTC Downtown Campus)

Carpentry is designed to prepare students for employment in the construction of houses and commercial structures. This program includes blueprint reading, site layout, foundation work, rough framing, roofing, and finish work skills. Cost estimating and preparing materials lists, as well as practical experiences in the shop and on-site are includedStrong math skills and good hand-eye coordination are recommended.  Difficulty Level:  ++

 

Computer Aided Drafting (Main Campus) (Senior Admission only)

The Computer Aided Drafting and Design program prepares students for entry-level positions in Engineering offices/departments, architectural firms, related technical positions or for transfer into university programs of engineering graphics, architectural science, or technology management.

 

Students learn to transform specifications, sketches, and/or written instructions of architects, engineers, or designers into complete and precise drawings.  A technical core of skills and knowledge that students learn include technical sketching, the graphic language, two-and-three-dimensional CAD software applications, parametric modeling, national drawing standards, electronic document management, basic architectural drawing, and mechanical dimensioning and tolerancing.  Students, in their second year, will choose an area of specialization in either manufacturing or architectural drafting and design.  Difficulty Level:  +++

 

Cosmetology (OCTC Southeastern Campus) (Senior Admission only)

Knowledge of the theories of hair, skin, and nail care is coupled with practice of the various techniques used in salons. After successful completion of the prescribed hours of instruction, (successful completion of state board exams), and the six-month apprenticeship, program graduates are eligible to take the examination administered by the Kentucky Board of Hairdressers and Cosmetology to become licensed cosmetologists.  Hours following Cosmetologist indicate length of instruction day.  Progression in the Cosmetology program is contingent upon achievement of a grade of “C” or better in each course and maintenance of a 2.0 cumulative grade point average or better (on a 4.0 scale).  Program has limited space due to state regulations, equipment, and lab space.  Difficulty Level:  ++

 

Culinary Arts (OCTC Southeastern Campus) (Senior Admission only) (AM only)

The KCTCS Culinary Arts program is designed to prepare students for careers in the Culinary Arts, Food and Beverage Management, Restaurant Management, Catering, Institutional Food Service, and as Professional Chefs.  Course work covers a broad spectrum: the preparation of basic and specialized foods, catering and special event planning, international cuisine, baking and pastry arts, nutrition, sanitation, management techniques and functions, cost control, purchasing and culinary fundamentals.  Students work in commercial kitchen/laboratory and dining room through the course of study. The program uses the teaching philosophy of the American Culinary Federation, the Academy of Chefs, the National Restaurant Association Education Foundation, and the American Personal Chef Association.  The program competencies are those of the American Culinary Federation Progression in the Culinary Arts program is contingent upon achievement of a grade of “C” or better in each technical course and maintenance of a 2.0 cumulative grade point average or better (on a 4.0 scale).  Program has limited space due to safety, equipment, and lab space.  Difficulty Level:  ++

 

Early Childhood Education/Education (Main Campus) (Senior Admission only) (AM only)

The Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education Program is designed to provide students an understanding of the cognitive, physical, social and emotional development for working with young children.

Opportunities to apply this knowledge in practical experiences are incorporated in the curriculum. Curriculum topics include, but are not limited to developmental ages and stages, health and safety, curriculum planning, assessment and family involvement. Employment opportunities are available in public and private preschools, early care educational settings, early intervention programs, Head Start, hospitals, campus child development centers, rehabilitation clinics and recreation centers. Students must be able to provide their own transportation for the lab experience portion of this curriculum.  Difficulty Level:  ++

 

Electrical Technology (OCTC Main Campus)

The electrical technology program focuses on preparing students for entry-level electrician positions in industry and the building trades. The study of electrical theory and practical application of that theory provides the foundation of this program. Laboratory and classroom instruction includes such topics as blueprint reading, motor controls, and residential wiring.  Construction Electricity concentrates on residential electrical construction, and industrial electricity on industrial electrical construction.

Students enrolled in the Electrical Technology program are required to achieve a minimum grade of “C” in each technical core and technical elective course.  Difficulty Level:  +++ (Extremely Difficult!)

 

Engineering Technology (OCTC Main Campus)

The Engineering Technology program provides course work, competencies and experiences to prepare the students for success in the areas of electronics, computer maintenance, mechanical, industrial, computer aided design, robotics and automation, communications, instrumentation, and telephony.

Progression in the Engineering Technology Program is contingent upon achievement of a grade of “C” or better in each technical course and maintenance of a 2.0 cumulative grade point average or better (on a 4.0 scale).  Difficulty Level:  +++

 

Health Services (OCTC Southeastern Campus) (Senior only admission)

Health Services students are enrolled in the KCTCS medical terminology course, first aid, CPR, and the Nurse aid course as well as exploring the wide range of health careers.  There is a clock hour requirement for the CPR and Nurse Aid Courses as well as clinical rotations in a long term care facility during the second semester.  These guidelines are strictly enforced.  The course is limited to 15 students in the morning session and 15 students in the afternoon session.  Difficulty Level = ++

 

Industrial Maintenance Technology (OCTC Main Campus)

An understanding of the requirements and opportunities in maintenance, good safety practices, pride in workmanship, and an understanding of the principles and accepted practices of the maintenance trade are covered in this program.  Students are trained to hold positions in factories, hospitals, hotels, etc., where multi-skilled maintenance personnel are needed. Included are courses in air conditioning, carpentry, electricity, machine tool, metal fabrication, and weldingProgression in the Industrial Maintenance Technology program is contingent upon achievement of a grade of “C” or better in each technical course and maintenance of a 2.0 cumulative grade point average or better (on a 4.0 scale).  Difficulty Level:  +++

 

Information Technology (OCTC Main Campus) (Senior admission only) (AM only)

The Information Technology Program offers an Associate in Applied Science degree in Computer Programming, Computer Support Specialist and Network Administration.  The program also offers certificates in Information Technology Fundamentals, A+ Certification, Computer Programming, Computer Support specialist, MS Networking MCSE Track, MS Networking MCSA Track and Web Administrator.  This curriculum is supported by a solid foundation of core courses that focus on problem solving and communication skills for Information Technology professionals involved in computer network environments.  Students entering this program will need to have basic computer skills such as would be obtained through CIS 100 (Introduction to Computers) or equivalent.  In this program, IT courses are paired with general education transfer courses.  Students must have an ACT score of 19 or take the COMPASS placement test by May.               Difficulty Level:  +++

·         The Network Administration Option/Certificate provides the concepts and skills needed to design, set-up, maintain and expand networked systems.  The curriculum provides specific training in Novell, Cisco, and/or Microsoft network systems.  Upon completion of the option/certificate, the graduate will be qualified to take industry designed and recognized certification examinations.  Employment opportunities include entry-level positions in installation and administration of local and wide area networks in medium to large businesses and organizations, and computer network administration positions in small businesses.

·         The Computer Programming Option/Certificate provides students with an introduction to programming languages with at least one of the languages studied at the intermediate level.  Students will have the opportunity to study one language in depth or develop a breadth of knowledge in several languages. Students completing this option are prepared for the entry-level computer programmer positions.

 

 

Machine Tool Technology (Main Campus)

Work activities in machine shop involve applying knowledge of machine capabilities, the properties of materials, and shop practices to set-up and operate various machines. The skills needed to position work pieces, adjust machines, and verify the accuracy of machine functions and finish products are taught by classroom instruction, demonstration, and hands on experience.

Students enrolled in the Machine Tool Technology program must achieve a minimum grade of “C” in program courses ( BRX, MTT, and IE courses)   Difficulty Level:  +++

 

Mechatronics (OCTC Main Campus)

Mechatronics focuses on preparing a student to function as a well-rounded machine operator in a complex system, with responsibility for efficient operation of the equipment with minimal downtimes.  Mechatronics provides the students an understanding of the electrical, mechanical, pneumatic hydraulic, and computer driven technology used in the world today.  Students enrolled in the mechatronics program are required to achieve a minimum grade of “C” in program coursework.  Difficulty Level:  +++

 

Welding Technology (OCTC Southeastern Campus)

Welding occupations are primarily concerned with joining, surfacing, or repairing structures or parts made of metal or other weldable materials.  The skills and knowledge needed to determine the appropriate welding technique required for a specific project and to successfully perform that technique are gained through course work and practical experience. Program has limited space due to safety, equipment, and lab space.  Difficulty Level:  +

 

 

Owensboro Community and Technical College

 

Prerequisite:  Pick up application from Ms. Koett in the Guidance Office.  Return the application to Ms. Koett by the end of the scheduling.  Students must be on track to graduate in order to apply.  Sign up for the program when you go on line to register.

 

Grade:  See chart below.

Course Descriptions:  See pages 52-56.

Location:  DT=Downtown Campus, Main=OCC Campus, SE=Southeastern Campus

Level:  All courses are CP level.

Grades:  No nine weeks grades are given-only semester grades.

Calendar:  Students must follow the OCTC calendar, not the DCPS calendar.  Fall, Christmas, and Spring breaks will more than likely be different than the DCPS breaks.  This means that students enrolled in OCTC classes would have to attend there when DCPS are dismissed.

Admission of Juniors:  Juniors may apply for admission to programs open to juniors; however, placement will be approved based on availability, statement of commitment (paragraph explaining why they want to be in a program), attendance history, discipline history, and test scores (ACT, PLAN, Compass).  Juniors should select at least six alternate courses in case they are denied admission to the OCTC program.

Course #

Program

Credits

Campus

Grade

AM  PM

Difficulty Level

1614

Air Cond. Tech I

4

DT

12th

PM

Very Difficult

1616

Auto Tech/Diesel Tech  Auto Body Repair I

4

SE

11 & 12

PM

Moderate

1619

Biotechnology

4

Main

11 & 12

AM

Very Difficult

1606

Carpentry I

4

DT

11 &12

PM

Moderate

1623

Carpentry II

4

DT

12th

PM

Moderate

1615

CAD I

4

Main

12th

PM

Very Difficult

1403

Cosmetology I

4

SE

12th

PM

Moderate

1633

Culinary Arts I

4

SE

12th

AM

Moderate

1402

Early Childhood Ed. I

4

Main

12th

AM

Moderate

1600

Electrical Tech. 1

4

Main

11 &12

PM

Extremely Diff.

1601

Electrical Tech. II

4

Main

12th

PM

Extremely Diff.

1607

Engineering Tech I

4

Main

11&12

PM

Extremely Diff.

1401

Health Services I

4

SE

12th

PM

Moderate

1603

Industrial Main. I

4

Main

11 & 12

PM

Very Difficult

1625

Industrial Main. II

4

Main

12th

PM

Very Difficult

1630

Information Tech. I

4

Main

12th

AM

Very Difficult

1622

Mechatronics

4

Main

11 & 12

PM

Extremely Diff.

1618

Machine Tool I

4

Main

11 & 12

PM

Very Difficult

1627

Machine Tool II

4

Main

12th

PM

Very Difficult

1604

Welding Tech. I

4

SE

11 & 12

PM

Easy/Moderate

1605

Welding Tech II

4

SE

12th

PM

Easy/Moderate