In our last Ohio Career Technical Center Highlight, we shared three Career Technical Centers from the Southeast Region out of the more than 50 Career Technical Centers throughout our state. These centers help Ohio high school students work toward their career while completing their high school education and Ohio adult learners start their careers sooner with a 3- to 18-month training program and GED courses. Today, we highlight three from Southwest Ohio.
Butler Tech Main Campus located at 603 Hamilton Middletown Rd Fairfield Township, OH 45011
Butler Tech has been helping Southwest Ohio students for more than 40 years. Today, the school connects students to career technical education in more ways than ever before.
High school students can receive career training in dozens of programs, along with completing their academic courses, at one of Butler Tech’s high school campuses. Dozens more programs are taught by Butler Tech teachers in its 11 associate school districts. Many students receive college credit while working toward industry-recognized credentials.
Their robust Construction program prepares students for a career in the construction industry from junior year through post-grad. Students learn with hands-on experience building and framing complete structures right in the classroom while working toward the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) certification, a state recognized industry credential for graduation. Butler Tech’s commitment to learners of all ages and levels is even more evident in their Career Based Intervention (CBI) Program, which helps students as young as seventh graders improve their academic achievement with the opportunity for work-based learning.
Outside of school-aged training, Butler Tech’s Adult Education prepares older individuals with industry-recognized credentials. They offer full-time programs for HVAC/R and Industrial Welding. No matter the program that is selected, it’s clear that Butler Tech students enjoy their experience. In fact, student satisfaction, technical skill attainment and job placement all averaged above 90 percent among graduates in 2015.
To learn more about the Butler Tech’s programs, visit their website here.
Great Oaks Career Campuses located at 110. Great Oaks Dr. Cincinnati, OH 45241
Great Oaks Career Campuses provides high-caliber classes for students of all ages across four campuses. Their diverse offering and innovative training style helps students prepare for their next step, from college to career. With dozens of full- and part-time programs to choose from, there really is something for every student at Great Oaks, especially those interested in the construction industry.
For high school students, Great Oaks offers five construction-industry specific programs. These include Construction Framing and Finishing Technologies, which prepares students for a career as a carpenter, cabinetmaker, carpentry subcontractor, or foreperson; Construction Technologies, which prepares students for a career as a carpenter, plumber, electrician, foreperson, or engineer; HVAC, which prepares students for a career as an HVAC technician, energy systems controller, foreperson, or mechanical engineer; Heavy Equipment Operations and Engineering, which prepares students for a career as an equipment operator, project estimator, site engineer, and land developer; and Welding, which prepares students for a career as a welder, inspector, robotic welding operator/programmer or metal fabricator.
For adult learners, Great Oaks has four construction-industry specific programs. Their Construction Technologies training gives hands-on learning for a broad range of construction skills, HVAC training helps individuals understand how to troubleshoot and repair HVAC equipment in both residential and commercial buildings, Heavy Equipment Operations and Engineering training teaches how to properly operate the largest equipment onsite for a range of projects, and Welding Technician training for both structural and non-structural projects in a variety of fields.
To learn more about Great Oaks Career Campuses’ programs, visit their website here.
Warren County Career Center located at 3525 North State Route 48 Lebanon, OH 45036
Warren County Career Center helps thousands of high school and adult students every year. High school students are better prepared for their futures with a 93% job or college placement rate, while adult students become more employable in about one year or less with a 75-100% placement rate.
Their High School Education includes four specialized training programs for the construction industry: Carpentry begins with safety education and tool techniques for first year students and ends with second year students completing a home or commercial building project in the community; Heavy Equipment/Site Construction begins with surveying and blueprint reading for first year students and ends with hands-on practice by second year students; HVAC begins with job estimating and routine servicing for first year students and ends with second year students completing more advanced diagnostic testing and designing; and Welding and Metal Fabrication begins with first year students learning how to complete flat, vertical and overhead welding and ends with second year students mastering many types of metals and welding methods.
Their Adult, Workforce and Community Education includes three specialized training programs for the construction industry: Heavy Equipment and Site Construction Technician training that prepares students for the NCCER Core Curriculum, Heavy Equipment Operations Levels 1, 2 and 3, OSHA 10-hour Construction Industry, and CPR/First Aid certifications; Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning training that prepares students for the EPA section 608 and R-410A, NATE (North American Technical Excellence), ICE-Residential, and OSHA 10-hour General Industry certifications; and Welding Technician/AWS Certified training that prepares students for the AWS Certified Welder D1.1, AWS Sense Level I, and OSHA 10-hour General Industry certifications.
To learn more about Warren County Career Center’s programs, visit their website here.