Applicants for technical programs must attend one of the departmental orientations which are scheduled on a weekly basis. Individual counselor interviews are scheduled following each orientation program to discuss test results, program placement, special needs, and registration procedures. Referrals to the Vocational Preparatory Instruction (VPI) Center are made if minimum basic skill levels have not been achieved. Registration for postsecondary students is held five times annually (August, November, January, April, and June).
Applicants must complete an Application for Technical Center Enrollment through their high school guidance counselor. The completed application is forwarded to a Technical Center along with a copy of the student's transcript. All high school applicants are scheduled for a counselor interview with their parents.
Departmental orientation programs are scheduled on a weekly basis as listed below. Each session is limited to 45 participants. The orientation programs provide information pertaining to curricula, costs, entry requirements, support services, financial aid, and general institutional policies. Basic skills testing is conducted during orientation. For those individuals who cannot attend during the day, a generic orientation program is offered on Tuesday evenings from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Photo identification and a $10.00 fee are required to participate in testing. Counseling and placement interviews with program counselors are scheduled following the orientation program.
DAYS: 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Monday: Health Science Education
Tuesday: Cosmetology, Culinary Arts, Family & Consumer Sciences, Public Service
Wednesday: Applied Industrial Technology, Business Technology, Court Reporting, Information Technology
EVENINGS: 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.