Mid Florida Tech - Orange County Public Schools

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Mid Florida Tech - Orange County Public Schools

445 W. Amelia Street • Orlando, Florida 32801

Phone: 407.317.3200 • Fax: 407.317.3343

The School Board of Orange County, Florida

Chairman, Bill Sublette

District 1, Joie Cadle

District 2, Daryl Flynn

District 3, Judge “Rick” Roach

District 4, Pam Gould

District 5, Kathleen “KAT” Gordon

District 6, Nancy Robbinson

District 7, Christine Moore

District Administration

Dr. Barbara M. Jenkins, Superintendent

Dr. Jesus F. Jara, Deputy Superintendent

Scott Fritz, Chief Academic Officer

Janet Addair, Associate Superintendent

OCPS Vision

To be the top producer of successful students in the nation

OCPS Mission

To lead our students to success with the support and involvement of families and the community

OCPS EEO Notice of Non-Discrimination Statement

The School Board of Orange County, Florida, does not discriminate in admission or access to, or treatment or employment

in its programs and activities, on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, marital status, disability, genetic

information or any other reason prohibited by law. The following individuals at the Ronald Blocker Educational Leadership Center,

445 W. Amelia Street, Orlando, Florida 32801, attend to compliance matters: ADA Coordinator & Equal Employment Opportunity

(EEO) Supervisor: Carianne Reggio; Section 504 Coordinator: Latonia Green; Title IX Coordinator: Gary Preisser. (407.317.3200)

Effective July 2013


Career and Adult Education Centers

Mid Florida Tech

Adelina Brann, Senior Director

2900 West Oak Ridge Road, Orlando 32809

407.251.6047

Orlando Tech

Alex Heidelberg, Senior Director

301 West Amelia Street, Orlando 32801

407.317.3431

Westside Tech

Anita Gentz, Senior Director

955 East Story Road, Winter Garden 34787

407.905.2018

Winter Park Tech

Dr. Sandra Jewell, Senior Director

901 Webster Avenue, Winter Park 32789

407.622.2906

Accreditation

The Commission of the Council on Occupational Education (COE), 7840 Roswell Road, Bldg. 300, Suite 325, Atlanta,

GA 30350 (www.council.org) accredits all OCPS tech centers. COE may be contacted at 770.396.3898. The Southern

Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACSCASI) (www.sacscasi.org),

1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, also accredit the tech centers. SACSCASI may be contacted at

404.679.4500.

In addition, a number of programs have been approved, certified and/or recognized by the military, sponsoring

agencies and professional organizations.

All programs offered at the tech centers are part of the Orange County Public Schools approved by the Florida

Department of Education, the Division of Career and Adult Education, the U. S. Department of Education, and many

are approved by the Bureau of State Approving for Veterans’ Training-Division of Veterans’ Benefits and Assistance-

Florida Department of Veterans’ Affairs.

School Advisory Council (SAC)

A School Advisory Council assists each tech center in assessing the quality of the campus education program and

is composed of business and industry leaders, the campus senior director, instructional and non-instructional staff

members and students. The council advises, makes recommendations to the general operation of the campus,

annually revisits the mission and vision and helps in planning and meeting the goals and objectives of the School

Improvement Plan. This Council consists of no more than twenty-five (25) members and normally meets once a

month.


Instructional Service Centers and Auxiliary Sites

Mid Florida Tech – Instructional Service Centers

Central Florida Electrical J.A.T.C.

2738 North Forsyth Road, Winter Park, FL 32792

407.678.3733

Central Florida Operating Engineers J.A.T.C.

4510 North Orange Blossom Trail', Orlando, FL 32804

407.291.2210

Florida Finishing Trades Institute

2153 West Oak Ridge Road, Orlando, FL 32809

407.852.5646

Mid Florida Iron Workers J.A.T.C.

200 East Landstreet Road, Orlando, FL 32824

407.859.0321

Orange County Corrections #1 Administration

4017 South John Young Parkway, Orlando, FL 32839

407.836.3590

Orlando Plumbers & Pipefitters J.A.T.C.

2447 Orlando Central Parkway, Orlando, FL 32809

407.851.7370

Mid Florida Tech – Auxiliary Sites

Cypress Creek High School

1101 Bear Crossing Drive, Orlando, FL 32824

407.852.3400

Dr. Phillips High School

6500 Turkey Lake Road, Orlando, FL 32819

407.355.3200

Freedom High School

2500 W. Taft-Vineland Road, Orlando, FL 32837

407.816.5600

Meadow Woods Elementary School

500 Rhode Island Woods Circle, Orlando, FL 32824

407.858.3140

Palmetto Elementary School

2015 Duskin Avenue, Orlando, FL 32839

407.858.3150

Sadler Elementary School

4000 W. Oak Ridge Road, Orlando, FL 32809

407.354.2620

Orlando Tech – Instructional Service Centers

Central Florida Child Care Educators Apprenticeship Program, GNJ

Central Florida YMCA Family Centers at the Walt Disney World Resort

2800 E. Vista Blvd., Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830

407.938.0680

The Center for Drug Free Living

1405 W. Michigan Street, Orlando, FL 32805

407.245.0020

Orlando Tech – Auxiliary Sites

Bridges of America

2001 Mercy Drive #100, Orlando, FL 32808

407.291.1500

Coalition for the Homeless

639 W. Central Boulevard, Orlando, FL 32801

407.426.1250

Edgewater High School

3100 Edgewater Drive, Orlando, FL 32804

407.835.4900

Evans High School

2751 Lake Stanley Road, Orlando, FL 32818

407.522.3400

Grand Avenue Elementary

800 W. Grand Street, Orlando, FL 32805

407.245-1750

Home Builder's Institute

2133 All Children's Way, Orlando, FL 32818

407.523.0105

Jones High School

801 S. Rio Grande Avenue, Orlando, FL 32805

407.835.2300

Pineloch Elementary School

3101 Woods Avenue, Orlando, FL 32805

407.245.1825

Salvation Army

3955 W. Colonial Drive, Orlando, FL 32801

407.295.9311

Simeon Resource Center

750 S. Orange Blossom Trail #30, Orlando, FL 32805

407.574.5436

Hal Marston Community Center

3933 W.D. Judge Road, Orlando, FL 32808

407.836.8484

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Instructional Service Centers and Auxiliary Sites (cont'd)

Westside Tech – Instructional Service Center

Air Conditioning Contractors Association of Central Florida (ACCACF)

112 Baywood Avenue, Longwood, FL 32750

407.905.2000, Ext. 2065

Apopka Family Learning Center

800 Hawthorne Avenue, Apopka, FL 32703

407.889.0100

Apopka High School

555 Martin Street, Apopka, FL 32712

407.905.5500

John Bridges Community Center

445 West 13th Street, Apopka, FL 32703

407.254.9413

Lovell Elementary School

815 Roger Williams Road, Apopka, FL 32703

407.884.2235

MetroWest Elementary

1801 Lake Vilma Drive, Orlando, FL 32835

407.296.6450

Westside Tech – Auxiliary Sites

Ocoee Middle School

300 South Bluford Avenue, Ocoee, FL 34761

407.877.5035

Olympia High School

4301 South Apopka Vineland Road, Orlando, FL 32835

407.905.6400

Orlo Vista Park Center

1 North Powers Drive, Orlando, FL 32835

407.254.9050

Wekiva High School

2501 North Hiawassee Road, Apopka, FL 32703

407.297.4900

West Oaks Elementary School

905 Dorscher Road, Orlando, FL 32818

407.532.3875

West Orange High School

1625 Beulah Road, Winter Garden, FL 34787

407.905.2400

Winter Park Tech – Avalon Campus

2201 South Crown Hill Boulevard, Orlando, FL 32828

407.281.5100

Winter Park Tech – Branch Campus

Winter Park Tech – Auxiliary Sites

Aloma Elementary

2949 Scarlet Road, Winter Park, FL 32792

407.672.3100

Chickasaw Elementary School

6900 Autumnvale Drive, Orlando, FL 32822

407.249.6300

Colonial High School

6100 Oleander Drive, Orlando, FL 32807

407.482.6300

Dover Shores Community Center

1400 Gaston Foster Road, Orlando, FL 32812

407.381.2708

East River High School

654 Columbia School Road, Orlando, FL 32833

407.956.8550

Englewood Community Center

6123 La Costa Drive, Orlando, FL 32807

407.246.4453

Lake Nona High School

12500 Narcoossee Road, Orlando, FL 32832

407.956.8300

Lockhart Middle School

3411 Doctor Love Road, Orlando, FL 32810

407.296.5120

University High School

11501 Eastwood Drive, Orlando, FL 32817

407.482.8700

Winter Park High School

2100 Summerfield Road, Winter Park, FL 32792

407.622.3200

Timber Creek High School

1001 Avalon Park South Boulevard, Orlando, FL 32828

321.235.7800

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Welcome from the Associate Superintendent

Dear Future Graduates,

Throughout our four technical centers, community learning centers, middle and high schools, we provide highly

concentrated, industry-based skill training in a variety of career pathways and technical programs. Our offerings

are carefully designed to help you become the best you can be personally and professionally!

Whether you are looking for general academic courses, interested in learning a new language or beginning

an entirely new career, CTE can help you reach your goal. Our faculty and staff are committed to ensuring all

students are fully equipped with the knowledge and know-how to compete in an ever-changing workplace upon

completion of our programs. OCPS technical centers provide cost-friendly, high-quality programs offered in both

traditional classroom instruction, as well as online, day and night. Most importantly, our focus is on student

achievement and success.

We want to help you make an informed choice about what you need to enter, compete and advance in whatever

field or study you choose to pursue. Please visit a technical center today, or explore our offerings online to begin

planning your future. Take that next step with OCPS; we look forward to seeing you!

Janet Addair

Janet Addair

Associate Superintendent

Career and Technical Education

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Table of Contents

Instructional Service Centers and Auxiliary Sites....................................................3

Welcome From the Associate Superintendent........................................................5

Admissions Policies and Procedures......................................................................7

Services for Students............................................................................................14

Online Learning.....................................................................................................20

Student Organizations...........................................................................................21

Financial Information, Scholarships, and Student Assistance...............................24

Veterans Education Benefits.................................................................................28

Student Rights and Responsibilities......................................................................30

Health and Safety..................................................................................................36

Adult Education.....................................................................................................39

Adult General Education.......................................................................................40

English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)...............................................41

Adult ESOL Testing and Placement Matrix............................................................42

General Education Development (GED) Preparation............................................43

General Education Development (GED) Testing...................................................44

Adult High School Credit Program........................................................................45

Applied Academics for Adult Education.................................................................46

Career Certificate Programs..................................................................................47

Apprenticeship Programs....................................................................................102

Grade Level Requirements, Licensure/Exemptions, and Articulated Credit........ 110

Index.................................................................................................................... 111

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Admissions

General Admission Policies and Procedures

The technical centers enroll students from a schedule posted on the campus website and at the campuses

unless specified otherwise in the catalog. All students wishing to enroll must have completed any appropriate

assessments, finished the application process, and paid all required tuition and fees for the term no later than

two business days before the class begins. Applicants must provide documentation showing 12 consecutive

months of Florida residency to be eligible for in-state tuition.

Anyone interested in attending a tech center should visit or call

for the schedule of academic assessments and the general

orientation. These sessions are scheduled on a weekly basis

during the day and at least one evening per week. The schools

are not able to conduct assessments and orientation on a walkin,

unscheduled basis.

Students must bring a valid photo ID and payment to take the

assessment. Students should plan to arrive 30 minutes before

the start time in case of traffic issues or unforeseen emergencies.

If an applicant completes the test and orientation in one day, it

will take a minimum of five hours.

College articulated

credit and industry

certification are

available with the

majority of career

programs.

A 900-hour career certificate program takes approximately nine months to complete on a full-time basis. College

articulated credit and industry certification are available with the majority of career programs. Services for

students include admissions and registration assistance, career information, aptitude and academic assessment,

financial assistance, and job placement information. Students must be at least 16 years of age, possess interest

in career education for employment purposes, and have the basic skills necessary to achieve success in the

career certificate program or course chosen.

Licensure and certification programs may require drug screenings, physical examinations or fees for liability

or other insurance. Applicants are responsible for paying these costs. For additional admissions information,

contact a counselor or advisor in the tech center. An applicant of a health science program that requires a clinical

experience training component in a hospital, nursing home or other health care facility must submit to a Level I

criminal background check and may be required to submit to a Level II criminal background check as well as a

drug screening test in some cases, in accordance with requirements set forth by The Joint Commission (TJC)

and the Jessica Lunsford Act. The applicant is responsible for paying these costs even though the results may

prevent enrollment in the career certificate program.

All tech centers comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the Vocational

Rehabilitation Act Amendments of 1973 and strictly adhere to the nondiscrimination policy adopted by the School

Board of Orange County. Reasonable accommodations can be made for special needs students. Applicants

having the interest and ability to benefit from a career training program are accepted on a nondiscriminatory

basis.

Academic Assessment

The Florida Legislature mandates that each student enrolled in a career certificate program must meet required

basic academic skills levels in mathematics, language and reading in order to receive a Certificate of Completion.

The levels are indicated in the program descriptor section. The tech centers use the Test of Adult Basic Education

(TABE) for this assessment.

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The TABE is diagnostic rather than a pass or fail type of test, and results are reflected in grade level equivalencies,

kindergarten through 12th grade. If a student has previously earned a degree (or is taking only one course), basic

skills assessment may not be required. The only exception to this is the English Literacy for Career and Technical

Education (ELCATE) program; however, the same assessment fee applies. Students desiring this program must

be pretested with the CASAS Assessment Tool.

Basic Skills Exam

Minimum basic skill grade levels are required for completion of postsecondary adult career certificate programs

offered for 450 hours or more, in accordance with Rule 6A-10.040, F.A.C. These numbers correspond to a grade

equivalent score obtained on the state designated basic skills examination, Test of Basic Adult Education (TABE).

Students who possess a college degree at the Associate of Applied Science level or higher are exempt from this

exam. It is administered on a regularly scheduled basis at each tech center during the day and in the evening.

Adult students with disabilities, as defined in Section 1004.02(7), Florida Statutes, may be exempted from meeting

the Basic Skills requirements (Rule 6A-10.040). Students served in exceptional student education (except gifted)

as defined in s. 1003.01(3)(a), F.S., may also be exempted from meeting the Basic Skills requirement.

Exemption from Basic Skills

Students exempt from basic skills assessment include those who possess a college degree at the Associate

in Applied Science (AAS) level or higher; have successfully completed or are exempt from the college-level

communication and computation skills examination pursuant to s. 1008.29, F.S.; are exempt from the college

entry level examination pursuant to s. 1008.29, F.S.; or are enrolled in an apprenticeship program that is

registered with the Department of Education in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 446. Florida Statutes.

Also accepted are official transcripts providing proof of acceptable forms of other assessments.

By providing all post high school educational documentation to the admissions staff, the need for basic skills

assessment can be determined. After completing the basic skills assessment, a counselor or advisor reviews the

results and develops an individual education plan with the student.

If a student is enrolled in one of the following programs and cannot meet the basic skills levels required for

completion from the final Occupational Completion Point, the student may sit for the licensure exam related to

the program in which they are enrolled. If that student passes one of the exams for the program, he/she may be

counted as a completer from the career certificate program. Exemptions from state, national or industry licensure

are limited to the certifications listed at http://www.fldoe.org/workforce/dwdframe/rtf/basicskills-License-exempt.rtf.

Adult Enrollment Procedures, Testing, Orientation, Paying Fees

1. Create an online ID and profile.

2. Complete a telephone or face-to-face interview with an admissions staff member at the tech center.

3. For career certificate students, please apply online for financial aid at www.fafsa.ed.gov, if appropriate.

Documents required for this are: tax return, driver license, social security card, and proof of Florida

residency for 12 months.

4. Pay the testing fee and processing fee, receive a schedule to take the appropriate entrance assessment,

and attend orientation. Bring a picture ID and allow two to three hours to complete the test. Payment is

due prior to testing in the Business Office. Exemptions from testing are outlined in the section "Exemption

from Basic Skills."

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5. Upon completion of testing, students are informed of their scores in person. All new students in career

certificate programs or adult education courses are required to meet with an advisor or counselor prior

to enrollment. The student’s goals and test scores will be reviewed to match them with the appropriate

program or course. Referrals for remediation in Applied Academics for Adult Education will be made

for career certificate programs if basic skills levels have not been met. The counselor/advisor working

together with the student will develop a plan of action to complete the final paperwork.

6. Students interested in financial aid opportunities should then visit the Financial Aid Office to begin the

process. Students skip this step and proceed to step 7 if they do not qualify for financial aid.

7. Register for the program and pay tuition and costs (lab and materials fees, parking, insurance, and

books). These costs are due two business days before the student starts class. If not paid, the student

must wait until the next enrollment date to begin. Acceptable payment arrangements include:

• Payment in full for the semester (student must pay for entire program if it is 600 hours or less),

• Approved financial aid and all paperwork completed, or

• Approved payment plan for the remainder of the semester with down-payment and a monthly

payment for the next two months.

8. Some programs have other requirements for the application process and may have specific beginning

and ending dates. Programs and the enrollment criteria are described in the catalog.

9. Applications are accepted, on a non-discriminatory basis, from individuals having the interest, ability, and

desire to benefit from an occupational training program.

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High School (Secondary) Enrollment Procedures for Attending Classes at a Tech Center

High School students, who are 16 years of age in grades 11 and 12, may attend the tech centers and earn elective

credits to obtain a career certificate. There is no tuition or charge for books (unless books are consumable);

however, lab fees, material costs, equipment and/or uniform costs may apply. High school students must take at

least three elective credits to be dual enrolled at the tech center. Academic high school credits may be earned by

dual enrollment students. This information is explained in the next section.

To be eligible to attend a tech center a student must:

• Be at least 16 years of age on the first day of school in August

• Possess a 2.0 un-weighted grade point average

• Be on target for graduation

• Be able to graduate from high school with his/her class with the electives earned at the tech center

• Consult with home high school guidance counselor to ensure coursework meets graduation requirements

• Attend a parent/guardian meeting at the tech center

• Attend an orientation at the tech center

• Complete a literacy assessment (TABE) and orientation at the tech center to demonstrate ability to succeed

in the coursework prior to enrollment

• Return parent permission forms to the tech center with all required signatures

• Obtain a parking permit if driving to campus

• Be responsible for any required costs other than tuition and books as specified by individual CTE programs

• Show proof of medical insurance prior to enrollment or purchase school insurance

Enrollment procedures for the high school students are similar to those completed by the adult students:

1. After consulting with the home high school counselor, the student and parent/guardian, student will

complete a face-to-face interview with an admissions staff member at the tech center.

2. Student is scheduled to take the appropriate entrance assessment and attend a general orientation. Bring

a picture ID and allow three hours to complete the test and a minimum of two hours for the orientation.

3. Test scores are provided to the student upon completion of the test; informing students or their parents of

test scores over the phone is not permitted. All high school students are required to meet with an advisor

or counselor prior to enrollment. The student's goals and test scores will be reviewed to match them with

the appropriate program or course. The counselor/advisor working together with the student will develop

a plan of action to enable graduation requirements to be met and then complete the final paperwork for

entry.

4. The student then registers for the program, pays costs for insurance (if required) and any consumables

required. These costs are due two business days before the class begins. If not paid, the student

must wait until the next enrollment date to begin. Acceptable payment arrangements include:

• Payment in full for the semester for any costs to high school students, or

• Approved payment plan for the remainder of the semester with down-payment and a monthly payment

for the next two months

5. Students and parents are required to attend a parent meeting to learn of the requirements and procedures

for attending a postsecondary tech center. The tech center will notify the students of the date and time.

6. Some programs have other requirements for the application process and may have specific beginning and

ending dates. Programs and the enrollment criteria will be described in orientation.

7. Applications are accepted on a non-discriminatory basis from any student having the interest, ability, and

desire to benefit from an occupational training program and meeting all high school entry requirements

which enable the student to graduate on time with his/her high school class.

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National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Eligibility

Many college athletic programs are regulated by the National Collegiate Athletic

Association (NCAA). Students planning to participate in collegiate athletics must

apply to the NCAA to be certified as eligible. NCAA recognizes only courses taken

in grades 9-12. A high school course taken in the eighth grade may be used if the

course is on the high school transcript with a grade and credit and if the course is

on the high school’s NCAA List of Approved Core Courses. Students who took

high school credit courses in middle school need to pay special attention to NCAA

rules. Students should contact the NCAA at the Eligibility Center at http://www.

ncaaclearinghouse.net and review these requirements as soon as possible.

High school students taking academic courses at the tech centers must pay close attention to the following if they

want to participate in sports in college:

Only core courses are used in the calculation of the grade-point average:

1. Courses taken at the high school must be listed on the Eligibility Center’s

website to ensure they are approved core

courses.

2. High school courses earned through online

E2020 and/or other online credit recovery

academic courses do not meet eligibility

requirements for NCAA.

The NCAA Eligibility Center verifies the academic and

amateur status of all student-athletes who wish to

compete in Division I or II athletics.

College-bound student-athletes, who want to practice,

compete and receive athletically related financial aid

during their first year at a Division I or II school need to

meet the following requirements:

• Graduate from high school.

• Complete a minimum of 16 core courses for

Division I or 14 core courses for Division II.

After August 1, 2013, student-athletes who

wish to compete at Division II institutions must

complete 16 core courses.

• Earn a minimum required grade-point average in core courses.

• Earn a qualifying test score on either the ACT or SAT.

• Request final amateurism certification from the NCAA Eligibility Center.

For more detail about academic requirements visit the Eligibility Center.

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High School Student Options for Earning High School Credit as a Dual Enrollment Student

The Orange County Public Schools tech center dual enrollment option allows a high school student to take

online high school academic courses while in a tech center computer lab or on personal time via home

computer This allows students to attend the tech center full time while still belonging to their home high school.

Thus, students can earn academic credits while beginning on their path to college and career readiness. This

option will be discussed during the admission process for dual enrolled students, during the parent/student

meeting at the tech center, and during recruiting activities at the high schools throughout the district.

For students who entered grade nine in 2011-2012, at least one course within the 24-credit program for

graduation must be completed through online learning. This helps better prepare students for the 21st century

job market and the technological world. Through online courses, the tech centers can broaden the array of

courses offered to high school students, reach out to more non-traditional students, and provide modern

educational options for dual enrollment students. Options available for students are:

Orange County Virtual School (OCVS)

Enrollment in courses is available through the OCVS, a full-time district supported virtual school.

Students may take high quality, full time instruction in an online environment anywhere, anytime. The

number of courses a dual enrollment student would need to take will be determined by the student's high

school guidance counselor. These classes can be taken in a lab at the tech center.

OCVS is fully accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), is registered with

the Florida State Department of Education and is part of the Orange County Public School system. All

online teachers are Florida certified and meet Highly Qualified requirements. These courses are free and

there are no textbooks to purchase. Students may participate in extracurricular activities at their zoned

school as well.

The State of Florida funds OCVS for 180 days; therefore students must be done with classes by the

last day of the regular school calendar. Courses take 16-18 weeks per half credit to complete, at a

rate of approximately 3-5 study hours per week. Motivated students who spend more time working on

assignments will finish faster. For more information, students can visit www.OCVS.ocps.net or email

OCVS@ocps.net.

Florida Virtual School (FLVS)

FLVS is a public online school. Public, private and homeschooled students can take virtual courses.

Classes are free to K-12 students and credits earned with FLVS are transferred onto the student

transcript. These courses meet the online graduation requirements for students entering ninth grade in

2011-2012 or later.

Certified teachers are available for every course. High school students who wish to enroll in FLVS may

do so by selecting a course, creating an FLVS account, completing the sign up process and having the

school guidance counselor and parent/guardian approve the enrollment. Unlike OCVS, students may

take courses outside of their regular school day. For more information, students can visit www.FLVS.net.

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Graduation Options for High School Students

Performance-Based Diploma Program to Earn a High School Diploma

In such cases where students are in jeopardy of not graduating with their kindergarten cohort because they are

overage for grade, behind in credits, or have a low GPA, special assistance and counseling will be provided at the

home high school or tech center on how to earn a State of Florida high school diploma through the tech center

Performance-Based Diploma Program. This must be at least the student’s 13th year in school.

Entry Requirements

Participation in this option requires that a student

understand this is an educational alternative to a high

school diploma which is voluntary, be interested in career

training, and must meet the following criteria to participate:

1. Failure to achieve minimum score (or master 80% of

basic skills) on the FCAT.

2. Scores on the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE)

must be at the 7th grade at entry, but at 9th grade prior

to the time of GED testing.

3. Retained or administratively promoted one or more

times.

4. Have been recommended by his/her current high school counselor to attend.

5. Overage for grade level and behind in credits.

6. Previous excessive absences do not eliminate selection in this option.

7. Complete a GED pretest and received a minimum score of 450 on each subsection.

8. Enroll in a career certificate program at a tech center.

9. Participate in formal counseling on all aspects of program with the tech center counselor.

Parents and students who choose this option will sign a written agreement at the tech center stating:

1. A regular standard diploma will not be attainable.

2. A State of Florida Performance Based Diploma may be attainable.

3. The primary function of this program is providing an option for a student to earn a high school diploma and

to provide the student with technical job skills.

Criteria to Earn the Diploma

A student earning this diploma must meet the following academic

and career criteria:

• Successfully pass the General Educational Development

(GED) assessment,

• Successfully pass the FCAT tests,

• Successfully pass required end-of-course exams, and

• Complete a tech center career certificate occupational

completion point for the program in which they are

enrolled.

Students have the

opportunity to take

classes required for

graduation in the

evening or online

through the

technical centers.

After completion of all criteria, the student will be awarded a

State of Florida Performance Based Diploma.

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Services for Students

Orientation

The tech centers provide a general orientation to the campus and postsecondary education. The orientation

provides information regarding detailed curriculum content, student responsibilities for course progress and

attendance, costs, financial assistance opportunities, teaching formats and schedules, and career opportunities.

Orientation schedules vary by campus; however, new CTE career certificate seeking and adult education students

must participate in a campus orientation prior to starting their first class. Contact the admissions office for details

or check the campus website at www.OCPSTechCenters.net.

Bookstore Services

Each tech center stocks some textbooks required by the programs, plus a limited selection of school supplies.

Other books and materials may be purchased online. T-shirts, hats, mugs and other items with the school logo

may also be available. Books are only sold to campus students

unless otherwise authorized by the Director or designee. The

bookstore maintains scheduled hours of operation.

Financial aid students on a book deferment must bring back all

unopened books and unused materials to cancel their deferment

within the first five days of school. Any books or materials

used will be the responsibility of the student and will have an

outstanding fee until paid in full.

Refunds or exchanges for books may be processed under the

following specific circumstances:

• Receipt must be provided by the customer,

• Book must be new (no markings, no broken binding, no

imprints on cover),

• Requests for book refunds must occur within 30 days of

purchase,

• Refunds are made by check within 10 days of book return, and

• Refund/exchange is authorized if a class is cancelled, and then only if the books are in saleable condition

as described above.

Academic Readiness

In postsecondary adult vocational programs offered for 450 hours or more, in accordance with Rule 6A-10.040,

F.A.C. the minimum basic skills grade levels required in reading, language, and mathematics for postsecondary

adult career and technical students to complete the programs are listed in each Department of Education

curriculum framework. These grade level numbers correspond to a grade equivalent score obtained on a state

designated basic skills examination. Students may be exempt from meeting the Basic Skills requirements by

earning an eligible industry certification. See the Basic Skills Exemption List document for a list of eligible industry

certifications (http://www.fldoe.org/workforce/dwdframe/rtf/basic-skills.rtf).

The Florida Department of Education, Division of Career and Adult Education, has established minimum

academic grade levels a student must attain on the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) assessment to earn a

certificate of completion in a career certificate program. Counselors or advisors are trained to assess a person’s

aptitudes and abilities for appropriate placement into an occupational program. Students without a high school

diploma or equivalent will only be admitted into career certificate programs that do not require a high school

diploma. Students attending the tech centers are encouraged to attain a high school diploma or GED while

attending the tech center.

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Based on the assessment results, the student will be scheduled. A student wishing to attain a career certificate

may be:

1. Scheduled in an adult basic education class to raise reading, math, and language levels to a point

where the career certificate is achievable,

2. Scheduled in an Applied Academics for Adult Education (AAAE) class for all or part of the school day

until the student is at a level where he/she could benefit from the instruction in the career certificate

program and progress at a satisfactory rate, or

3. Scheduled in the career certificate program all or half of the school day.

Self-remediation of basic skills is not an option for students who wish to enroll in the OCPS tech center in

the adult education or CTE career certificate programs. The student’s progress is monitored through instructor

reports and periodic testing of basic academic skills. Progress reports, test scores and student training records

are maintained in the student’s official record.

Applied Academics for Adult Education Enrollment Guidelines

If the student has:

Enroll in:

1) Reading, Math and/or Language level each below AAAE full time; ineligible to enroll in CTE program

6.0, or

2) One or more skill areas is 6.0 or above; and one or

more is two or more grade levels below the CTE

program exit requirements

1) Reading, Math and/or Language are less than two Half time AAAE and half time CTE program

grade levels of the CTE program exit requirements

or

2) Reading, Math and Language are all at or above

6.0

1) Reading and at least one other academic area

(Language or Math) scores are at exit requirement

levels

Full time in CTE program with AAAE one hour per day

five times per week; student will exit AAAE attending

CTE program full time as soon as all scores equal exit

requirement. Student is pulled out of class for one

hour per day for remediation.

TABE Test Exemptions/Test Deferment

Students who achieve scores on either the College Board’s Accuplacer or SAT-I or the American College Testing

Program’s Enhanced ACT test that meet or exceed the scores shown below, and enroll in a Florida College

System institution within 2 years of achieving such a score are exempted from taking the Florida Postsecondary

Education Readiness Test:

Test Standard Score Subject TABE Grade Equivalent

PERT 104 Reading 12.5

99 Writing 12.8

113 Mathematics 12.7

SAT-1 440 Verbal 12.5

440 Mathematics 12.7

Enhanced ACT 18 Reading 12.5

17 English 12.8

19 Mathematics 12.7

Accuplacer 83 Reading Comprehension 12.5

83 Writing 12.8

72 Elementary Algebra 12.7

FCAT 2.0 (10th grade) 262 N/A

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Students who possess a college degree at the Associate of Applied Science level or higher; who have completed

or are exempt from the college entry-level examination pursuant to Section 1008.29, F.S.; or who have

passed a state, national, or industry licensure exam are exempt from meeting the Basic Skills requirement

(Rule 6A-10.040, F.A.C.)

Adult students with disabilities, as defined in Section 1004.02(7), Florida Statutes, may be exempted from meeting

the Basic Skills requirements (Rule 6A-10.040). Students served in exceptional student education (except gifted),

as defined in s.1003.01(3)(a), F.S., may also be exempted from meeting the Basic Skills requirement. Orange

County Public Schools policy addressing procedures for exempting eligible students with disabilities from the

Basic Skills requirement as permitted in Section 1004.91(3), F.S. is as stated below.

A student with disabilities, defined as an adult or high school student with a documented disability who is

completing a postsecondary adult technical program but has been unsuccessful in obtaining the designated exit

criteria on the TABE (Tests of Adult Basic Education), may have the basic skill requirement waived based on the

following procedures:

Student must provide acceptable documentation of

disability, take initial basic skill TABE assessment,

participate in a minimum of nine weeks of

remediation and retest. If retest scores have not

reached the designated exit criteria, a written

request for a waiver review may be submitted

to the student’s guidance counselor upon the

student’s completion of the technical program. A

review committee consisting of the remediation

instructor, technical program instructor, guidance

counselor and an administrator will convene to

decide if exemption of the basic skill requirement is

appropriate and warranted. If the committee agrees

that the student possesses the necessary skills and

knowledge to be successful in the workplace, basic

skill requirements will be waived and an appropriate certificate will be awarded. Procedure and waiver form can

be found online.

Career Assessment

Career Assessment is a systematic process of evaluating the career abilities, interests and aptitudes of the

student in order to provide assistance in making informed decisions about a career choice. This free service is

available to prospective or current students upon request in the Admissions Office at each campus.

Career Counseling

Counselors and advisors are available to assist with program information and career counseling. Students may

receive assistance in the areas of career development, testing, test interpretation, financial assistance, and third

party agency sponsors.

Interpreter Services

Sign language interpreter services are provided upon request to facilitate communication for students who are

deaf/hearing impaired. The interpreter can be requested to assist at orientation, testing, counseling and classes.

Students in need of an interpreter should contact the admissions office at Mid Florida Tech.

Media Center

The media center services are decentralized and located in each program and classroom area. Students may

check out books and other materials recommended by the instructor to support their learning.

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Work-Based Learning, Externships and Cooperative Work Experience

Work-based learning and externships create an opportunity for students to interact with professionals in the

company. The student gains experience in an actual work setting, works daily with an adult mentor, learns about

career options, gets first-hand exposure to materials and equipment used in business and industry. The student

observes demonstrations of work processes, learns new technical skills, and develops self-confidence about

his/her ability to succeed in a high-skill, high-wage job. Students complete basic competencies in class and

then, through the use of a detailed training plan, continue to complete their programs through work experiences.

Options vary by program and instructors can provide additional information.

Workplace Readiness and Employability Skills

Employability skills are a component of each certificate career

education program. Students receive training in organizing a job

search, completing job applications, preparing resumes and cover

letters, and learning job interview techniques. The Ready to Work

Credential is awarded by the State of Florida to anyone who has

successfully passed the designated assessments. Any Florida

student or resident is eligible, at no cost, to earn this credential

and will be considered equipped with the skills needed to enter

the workforce. Contact the counselor, advisor or your program

instructor for more information on this credential.

Each campus has a

job placement

specialist who

works with students

individually on

their job search.

Clinic and Massage Services for the Public

Clinical services for skin and nails are open to the public at

Westside Tech and the Winter Park Tech-Avalon Campus. Westside Tech has services for cutting, styling, and

coloring the hair.

Massage services are available in a spa-like atmosphere for the public at Westside Tech and the Winter Park

Tech-Avalon Campus. Please check with each campus for specific dates and times that students are available

to perform services for the public under the supervision of a licensed instructor.

Job Placement and Follow-Up Services

Placement services are available to all students at the tech centers. Instructors and staff help students to find

jobs as they prepare to complete their programs. Job listings are posted in classrooms, on bulletin boards

around the campuses, and on the Student Portal. The Student Portal is an online service available to students to

receive information, correspond with tech center staff, view grades, and look up information. Each campus has a

job placement specialist who works with students individually on resumes, interview techniques, and job search.

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Career Certificates

The awarding of a Certificate of Completion is governed by the Florida Department of Education, and is based on

successful completion of the requirements of the program, including applicable state basic skills requirements.

Instructors use a variety of specific competency-based examinations and performance criteria to determine

program completion.

Students with Special Needs

Self-identification and documentation of disabilities help the campuses to serve

students more effectively. While the tech centers make no pre-admission

inquiry about an applicant’s disability such knowledge can often be helpful in the

admission process. The decision to disclose a disability is a personal choice that

every applicant may exercise. That choice is respected; however, applicants

with hidden disabilities, such as learning disabilities, emotional disabilities or

chronic medical conditions, are encouraged to disclose such conditions and

provide the campus with all necessary data. This data will be kept confidential.

It is only through self-disclosure that informed and fair decisions can be made

by both the students and the school regarding the suitability of the tech center

programs. This information is also useful after the student is enrolled in helping

the faculty and staff provide the needed services or in referring students for

appropriate services. Accommodations and modifications can be made only

after the student provides the appropriate documentation to his/her counselor/

advisor.

Access to and opportunity for programs, services, and activities are provided for individuals with disabilities.

Counselors are able to assist students with disabilities in selecting occupational training programs compatible

with interests and abilities. Modifications to work areas and curriculum are provided when necessary. Designated

parking spaces are identified and ramps are provided for accessibility. Students are requested to contact

vocational rehabilitation for possible funding assistance.

Career Pathways

Career Pathways gives students an opportunity to advance in a chosen career path at a faster pace with

advanced academic standing in postsecondary programs. Career Pathways students are able to plan for career

goals while in elementary, middle and high school, or while at the technical center for a career or an advanced

academic degree. Students will be given the opportunity to articulate training to college credits in selected

programs. For further details, contact a counselor at one of the tech centers. Articulation agreements with high

schools and colleges provide credit for competencies completed in many training programs.

Transportation

District school buses transport high school students to the tech centers

or they may drive their own vehicles. Adult students may take the city

bus or drive. Students who drive their own personal vehicles must

abide by campus rules and park in the designated areas for students.

A parking permit must be purchased each semester; a high school

student displaying a parking permit from his/her home high school is

exempt from purchasing a tech center permit.

Transfer of Credit

The programs offered at tech centers are primarily designed to prepare students for entry into the job market

or to give students the opportunity to improve skills and prepare for advancement in current employment. An

incoming student who has previously attended another accredited postsecondary institution may provide an

official transcript for credit or test for competency in an area where the student possesses skill or work experience.

Students do not have to repeat courses successfully completed at an accredited school nor do they have to

repeat courses where they demonstrate competency through a knowledge and skill test.

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Evening Program Information

Many programs are also offered in the evening. Schedules vary by campus with classes meeting Monday

through Thursday in three-hour blocks with times ranging between 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. See website,

www.ocpsTechCenters.net for the current schedule of programs and classes.

Graduation

A graduation ceremony is held each year to honor completers of our programs. Students finishing their programs

of study throughout the school year are invited to participate in the ceremony. Graduation pictures are available for

purchase at the ceremony, and graduation announcements and cap/gown/tassel sets are sold in the bookstore.

Customized Training for Industry

The tech center senior directors are liaisons between education and industry assisting area employers in their

training needs. Companies are encouraged to call the tech center senior director if they need:

• To become a tech center business partner

• Help assessing their training needs or goals

• Training or retraining for a group or groups of employees in specific skill areas

• Assistance coordinating their employee training at the tech centers

• The tech center to design a course for them

• To participate in an advisory role to ensure the tech center programs are meeting industry standards

Training will be specifically tailored and may include a combination of traditional classroom and online instruction.

Costs for services are competitive and may be off-set with available state and federal grants. Areas of training

include but are not limited to the following:

• Computer Training and Information Technology

• Health Sciences and Health entry level careers

• Hospitality and Resort Management

• Heavy Equipment Safety Training

• OSHA Regulatory Training

• Supervisory/Management Training Workplace Languages

• Water Treatment

• English as a Second Language

Personal Interest Courses

Personal interest courses are affordable, fun, fast, and convenient. We offer a variety of courses, workshops, and

short-term training programs that allow you to develop skills, pursue a personal passion, or learn a new hobby.

With flexible schedules and multiple convenient locations, you can dive into something new while remaining in

your current position. OCPS CTE offers a wide range of personal interest courses including:

• Anxiety and Massage • Drawing/Beginning

• Baking and Pastry for Professional Chefs • Social Media for Fun and Profit

• Ballroom Dancing • Tai Chi

• Calligraphy • Weight Training

* For more information, visit our website at http://ocpsvirtualcenter.com.

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Online Learning

The career and adult education centers provide hundreds of

convenient, online educational programs to fit your schedule

and comfort zone. Programs are affordable, convenient and

enjoyed by hundreds of people every year. What’s more, each

class is led by an expert instructor to help you each step of the

way. Many online learning options are available. Courses with

online options include: GED classes, high school credit, as

well as some career and technical programs and professional

development. For information on courses offered, registration

and payment information contact a tech center or email

virtualcenter@ocps.net.

Online options

include GED classes,

high school credit,

as well as some

career and technical

programs.

Some of the online options are:

• High School Credit

• College Test Prep

• Business Administration

• Entrepreneurship

• Personal Finance

• Writing and Publishing Courses

• Foreign Language

• Teacher Training

• Humanities

• Healthcare

• Hospitality/Tourism

• Digital Photography and Video

• Computer Literacy and Computer Applications

• Graphic Design

• Web Design

• PC, Networking and Security

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Student Organizations

Future Farmers of America

The Future Farmers of America (FFA) Organization is dedicated to making a positive

difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership,

personal growth and career success through agricultural education. Since 1928,

millions of agriculture students have donned the official FFA jacket and championed the

FFA creed. FFA has opened its doors and its arms to minorities and women, ensuring

that all students could reap the benefits of agricultural education.

Today, the National FFA Organization remains committed to the individual student,

providing a path to achievement in premier leadership, personal growth and career

success through agricultural education. Now, the organization is expanding the

nation’s view of “traditional” agriculture and finding new ways to infuse agriculture into

the classroom.

Health Occupations Students of America

Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) is a national career

and technical student organization endorsed by the U.S. Department

of Education and the Health Occupations Education (HOE) Division

of the American Vocational Association. HOSA’s two-fold mission

is to promote career opportunities in the health care industry and

to enhance the delivery of quality healthcare to all people. HOSA

provides a unique program of leadership development, motivation,

and recognition exclusively for secondary, postsecondary, adult, and

collegiate students enrolled in the health occupations.

National Adult Education Honor Society

Founded in 1991 by an adult education director to recognize the sacrifices and

efforts of adult students in English Literacy, ABE, and GED classes. NAEHS now has

members nationwide. The mission of NAEHS is to provide meaningful recognition to

deserving adult education students, to improve student employment opportunities,

to develop student ambassadors for local adult education programs, and to create

adult education awareness with school administrators and state legislators.

To be eligible for membership in the NAEHS, a student must be enrolled in any adult

English Literacy, Adult Basic Education, or GED class. The principal criteria for

membership are as follows: the student must demonstrate dependable attendance

by attending class regularly in spite of personal circumstances, the student must

display a cooperative attitude toward others by working harmoniously with teachers

and fellow students; the student must exhibit self-reliance by demonstrating personal

initiative while performing school-related tasks as he/she progresses.

Students are inducted during a ceremony in which they receive a certificate and

NAEHS pin. Students receive two letters of recommendation from NAEH National

Headquarters: one for scholarship/financial aid and one for future employment.

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National Technical Honor Society

The National Technical Honor Society (NTHS) is an honors organization for students who

achieve outstanding success in vocational-technical education. It is America’s foremost

scholastic honor for excellence in workforce education. Fewer than two percent of America’s

secondary and postsecondary students are nominated into this prestigious organization.

The purpose of NTHS is to reward scholastic achievement; to promote ideals of honesty,

service, leadership, and skill development among America’s to encourage the practice of

high standards of personal and professional conduct and individual responsibility among

membership. Students are nominated by their instructors and recognized at a ceremony

held for new members.

SkillsUSA

This is a national organization that serves trade, industrial and technical

students and instructors. SkillsUSA is dedicated to developing a wellrounded

education by enhancing leadership, citizenship, safety and

technical skill training. Members compete on regional, state, and national

levels in their skill areas. The instructors at the tech centers support and

encourage participation in this student organization. The tech centers

have a strong history of students who qualify and compete annually at the

SkillsUSA national championships in Kansas City, Missouri. Many of the

students have won awards as the top students in the nation.

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Campus Security and Parking

Visitors

Only registered students and persons on official school business are allowed on

campus. All visitors must sign in at the information desk in the administrative area

and receive a visitor’s pass to be worn in a visible place while on campus. Students

may not bring visitors or pets to campus.

Lost and Found

Lost and found articles should be promptly reported to the Administrative Dean. The

tech center cannot reimburse the cost of any items that are lost by students. It is

recommended not to bring any personal items to campus. Cars should be locked

at all times. Any valuables that must be left in a car should be in the trunk or out of

sight. Each student is responsible for their personal items.

School Property

Destruction and abuse of school property can result in a financial obligation and will

result in a student’s dismissal from school. Orange County Public Schools policy determines that any misuse of

licensed software, the computer network, or the Internet will be grounds for student dismissal.

No Smoking

All campuses in Orange County Public Schools are smoke free.

Identification Badge Requirements and Procedures

Tech center programs simulate the workplace and for security purposes a visibly displayed photo ID is required

by everyone while on campus. Students will receive an ID badge during their orientation to the campus. The

following guidelines are to be adhered to by each student and staff member:

• Badges must be replaced if lost, stolen, or damaged and will be paid for by

the badge owner

• Badges are to be clearly displayed on the front of shirt/blouse, above or at the waist

• Badges must be worn at all times while on campus

• Instructors will make a visual check for badges

• Instructors will not allow student access to class if a student’s badge is not properly displayed

• Students without badges must purchase one or leave campus (high school students must be referred to

the Administrative Dean)

Administrators will schedule building checks to ensure badges are being worn and checked as prescribed.

Persons attending orientation or conducting business on campus must display a temporary badge.

Parking

Visitor Parking – Designated visitor parking spaces are available. Any other parking areas are restricted and

require a campus parking decal to be affixed to the vehicle. A valid Florida Department of Highway Safety and

Motor Vehicles disabled parking permit must be displayed to park in designated handicapped parking spaces.

Visitors must report to the administration building for a visitor ID badge.

Student Parking – Designated student parking requires the purchase of a parking decal which is to be affixed to

the vehicle. Handicapped parking spaces are provided for use with a valid Florida Department of Highway Safety

and Motor Vehicles disabled parking permit; violators’ vehicles will be towed. Temporary parking decals may be

issued to students attending courses of less than 30 class hours. Additional parking information is provided in

the campus orientation materials.

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Financial Information, Scholarships, and Student Assistance

Costs to Attend a Tech Center

Tuition and fees are regulated by the state legislature annually and approved by the School Board of Orange

County, Florida. Costs are subject to change in accordance with legislative or school board action. Adults pay

tuition and cost related fees. Fees are not charged for software, computer use, capital equipment, building,

grounds or office materials needed to operate the tech centers. High school students are exempt from paying

tuition, but may pay for consumable supplies and instructional materials. The approved course-related fees

primarily fit into the following categories:

• Consumable supplies used to learn skills in the course (examples: welding rods, paint, recipe ingredients)

• Instructional materials or items of personal use that become the student’s property (examples: uniforms,

cosmetology kit, specific tools, camera)

Students are expected to bring individual organizational tools and personal supplies (such as notebooks, pencils,

and paper) from home. There may be other fees related to field trips, but these will be shared each time there is

a trip and not in advance as a course-related fee. Methods of payment include check, credit card, and cashier’s

check.

Information regarding all costs and fees are covered in a separate flyer available at the tech centers. These costs

are subject to change without notice.

Florida Resident

A person or, if that person is a dependent, his or her parent(s) or legal guardian must have established and

maintained legal residence in Florida for at least twelve months immediately prior to qualification. Residence

in Florida must be a bona fide domicile, rather than for the purpose of maintaining a residence incident to

enrollment at an institution of higher education. To qualify as a Florida resident for tuition purposes, you must

be a U.S. Citizen, permanent resident alien, or legal alien granted indefinite stay by the Bureau of Citizenship

and Immigration Services (s.1009.21, F.S.). Other persons not meeting the twelve-month legal residence

requirement may be classified as Florida residents for tuition purposes only if they fall within one of the limited

special categories authorized by the Florida Legislature and Board of Education. Living in or attending school in

Florida will not, in itself, establish legal residence. Students who depend on out-of-state parents for support are

presumed to be legal residents of the same state as their parents. (s.1009.21, F.S.). Detailed information can be

obtained from tech center admissions office.

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Refund Policy

The annual processing fee, charges for books and materials purchased through the school bookstore, and the

parking decal charge are not refundable except under specific circumstances.

Full-time career certificate students qualify for a full refund of tuition/lab fees providing the withdrawal occurs

within the first five class sessions for semester (18 weeks) scheduled classes. If the student is half-time or an

evening student, the student will qualify for a full refund provided the withdrawal occurs within the first 10 percent

of the total scheduled class hours. The drop period begins with the entry date on the class schedule/receipt.

Students scheduled for continuing education, customized training or personal interest classes who are unable

to attend, must notify the school in writing a minimum of 48 hours before the first scheduled class to qualify for

a refund.

Any currently enrolled tech center student who is called to, or enlists in, active military service shall not incur

academic or financial penalties by virtue of performing military service on behalf of our country. Such student shall

be permitted the option of either completing the course or courses at a later date without penalty or withdrawing

from the course or courses with a full refund of tuition and lab fees paid. The initial processing fee, charges for

books and supplies purchased through the school bookstore, and the parking decal charge are not refundable.

If the student chooses to withdraw, the student’s record shall reflect that the withdrawal is due to active military

service. The Title IV Fair and Equitable Refund Policy applies to all Title IV (Federal Pell Grant) recipients.

Detailed refund information can be found in the center’s business and financial aid offices.

Financial Assistance

Financial Aid is available to all prospective and currently enrolled

students who qualify and enroll in an approved career training

program. Students who wish to apply for financial aid must visit

one of the Financial Aid Offices at a tech center and complete the

Orange County Public Schools Career and Technical Education

Financial Aid Checklist and pick up the Free Application for

Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) application or go www.fafsa.ed.gov.

It is recommended that the completed application be submitted a

minimum of one month prior to expected enrollment date.

Federal School Codes:

Mid Florida - 016875

Orlando - 014719

Westside - 015036

Winter Park - 016837

Financial Aid offered at the tech centers consists of the Title IV

Federal Pell Grant, Florida Student Assistance Grant, Florida

Work Experience Program, Florida Bright Futures Scholarship,

Student Financial Aid Fund (SFAF), private scholarships and

assistance for targeted populations. Research for scholarships can be completed on-line at www.fastweb.com

or www.finaid.org.

All students seeking financial aid must have proof of the previous year’s income and proof of current income.

For previous income, you will need to provide your 2012 tax return transcript by completing form 4506-T or going

online at www.irs.gov along with W2's. Other documentation may be required. For current income, this may be

in the form of current pay stubs, current unemployment pay stubs, a notice of case action from HRS indicating

the amount received for SNAP and a current statement from Social Security stating the amount received, etc.

Satisfactory academic progress must be maintained in order to receive financial aid. Students must meet a 75%

average of both attendance and grade and/or must have at least a 60% in both attendance and grade to continue

financial aid. Returning after an absence, documentation reporting the reason is to be immediately given by the

student to the Financial Aid Office.

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Federal Pell Grant

As eligible institutions of higher education, all Orange County Public Schools tech centers participate in the

Federal Pell Grant program. To be a recipient, a student must meet the Federal Pell Grant program’s criteria for

student eligibility and be enrolled in an approved program that is at least 600 clock hours of supervised training.

Eligibility is determined by the Federal Government. Pell recipients can only receive Pell for no more than the

length of the program as approved by the Accrediting Commission of the Council on Occupational Education

with a maximum of 900 clock hours in an academic year. The Federal Pell Grant requires no repayment of funds

that are properly distributed by the school. If the student does not meet the required 60% of attended clock hours

per payment period, then the school is required to process a Return of Title IV Funds calculation. If there are any

outstanding fees owed to the school or Federal Government, the student will be responsible for paying those

outstanding fees.

Criteria for receiving the Federal Pell Grant are:

• Complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA),

• Demonstrate financial need,

• Enroll in a career certificate program (minimum 600 clock hours),

• Register with Selective Services (if required),

• Have a high school diploma or GED,

• Be a U.S. citizen or an eligible non-citizen of the U.S. with a valid Social Security number,

• Maintain satisfactory academic progress,

• Be working toward a career certificate, and

• Not be in default of a federal education student loan or owe federal funds.

Pell students who are eligible for enrollment into a career program (600 clock hours or more) must accomplish

and attain the appropriate grade levels in basic skills prior to enrollment.

Florida Student Assistance Grant and Florida Work Experience Program

These are state funded programs for certificate seeking students. Must demonstrate need (complete a FAFSA)

and meet OCPS criteria for eligibility.

Florida Bright Futures Scholarship

Criteria for receiving the Florida Bright Futures Scholarship are:

• Earn a “vocational ready” diploma,

• Complete three vocational credits in a sequence program,

• Earn a GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale based on the 24 standard diploma credits,

• Earn a minimum GPA of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale for secondary vocational courses, and

• Demonstrate readiness for postsecondary education by earning a passing score on the Florida College

Entry Level Placement Test or its equivalent.

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Student Financial Assistance Fund (SFAF)

The SFAF scholarship is funded locally from program tuition fees. The total amount available to each school

fluctuates with the tuition revenue collected each year. Financial Aid Committee establishes the maximum award

per student.

Criteria for receiving the SFAF scholarship are:

• Complete a free application for federal student aid,

• Demonstrate proof of current financial need,

• Be a Florida resident,

• Be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen,

• Have a GED or high school diploma or concurrently enrolled in a GED program and a career certificate

program,

• Maintain satisfactory academic progress,

• Be working toward a career certificate, and

• Meet any additional and/or more definitive program eligibility requirements.

Other Scholarships

Certain agencies sponsor scholarship programs. Potential applicants should meet with the financial aid staff to

pick up an application and discuss eligibility requirements. Scholarships are awarded on a nondiscriminatory

basis and are based on an expressed desire to learn a vocational skill, economic need and other factors.

Vocational Rehabilitation

Students who meet the criteria for education/training through this government agency may enroll in career

certificate programs at any tech center. Students may obtain the contact information for Vocational Rehabilitation

in the Admissions Office. The Vocational Rehabilitation Agency requires students to apply for the Federal Pell

Grant.

Workforce Central Florida

Workforce Central Florida is funded by state and federal grants external to the Department of Education budget.

Information for financial assistance for potential students to assist in funding a career certificate program is

available in the financial aid office.

Third Party Agencies

Tech Centers cooperate with agencies and employers that help pay the expenses of a student. After the student

has registered, the sponsor is billed for those expenses which are eligible. Information is available in admissions.

Other Financial Assistance

A student may receive assistance through another third party agency and may still be eligible to receive the

Federal Pell Grant. The tech centers encourage students currently assisted by other agencies to complete the

FAFSA form. There are several other agencies that provide various forms of financial assistance. These include:

• Bureau of Indian Affairs, www.indianaffairs.gov

• Farmworkers Program, www.westside.ocps.net

Florida Prepaid College Program, www.myfloridaprepaid.com

• LifeStrides, www.centralfloridahomeless.org

• Veterans Vocational Rehabilitation, www.vba.va.gov

• Vocational Rehabilitation, www.rehabworks.org

• Workforce Central Florida, www.WorkforceCentralFlorida.com

• Workers’ Compensation, www.myfloridacfo.com

PALMAS

Project for Acquiring Language Mastery and Advanced Skills (PALMAS) Refugee Program provides educational

services to documented refugees and asylees. Assistance with tuition, books, supplies, and transportation is

available to qualified individuals. Students may attend any one of the four tech centers. For specific orientation

and qualification information, please call 407-251-6048.

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Veterans Education Benefits

The Bureau of State Approving Agency for Veterans Training (VA) has approved many of the certificate training

programs offered at the tech centers. Visit one of the VA Certifying Officials located in the Financial Aid Office at

the tech centers to apply for or re-activate VA educational entitlements. Upon completion of the necessary forms,

the student must bring them to the VA Certifying Official with certified copies of the veteran’s DD214.

The documentation is then forwarded to the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) for processing. Upon

completion of the first day of class, the enrollment certification is reported by the VA Certifying Official to the DVA

for processing. Allow 4-8 weeks to activate benefits. The DVA will send the benefit check directly to the entitled

individual and the student must pay all fees upon registration, except for Chapter 33. The student is eligible for

educational benefits for the length of the program as approved by the DVA. The student must check with the

school’s VA Certifying Official to verify the DVA approval of his/ her program length. Online portions of a program

are not eligible for VA benefits. All veterans receiving educational benefits while attending one of the tech centers

are subject to the policies and procedures of the school. The following regulations apply:

Standards of Progress and Attendance

All students receiving Veterans’ Educational benefits must

maintain satisfactory academic progress in accordance with the

regularly prescribed standards and practices of the institution

in which the student is enrolled. If the student is not making

satisfactory academic progress according to those standards

and practices, educational benefits will be discontinued for

the student. Veteran and non-veteran students alike will be

referred back to Student Services/Admissions for counseling to

a program that may offer the possibility of success.

Program hours may

be reduced with

approval of previous

training credits.

1. Attendance reports must be submitted monthly to the

school's VA certifying official. Students must attend classes regularly; all absences will be recorded and

maintained by the school. Veterans are allowed three unexcused absences and three excused absences

within a calendar month. DVA will be notified when seven absences and/or four unexcused absences

have been recorded within a calendar month and VA benefits will be terminated.

2. All absences are considered unexcused unless otherwise documented. These criteria are considered

excused absences: illness of self, illness or death of immediate family member, jury duty or active military

service. Extenuating circumstances may occur and the Senior Tech Center Director may waive the

OCPS VA attendance policy one time as long as the situation has been resolved and regular attendance

is expected from that point on. Documentation supporting absences must be given to the VA Certifying

Official immediately upon student returning to school.

3. Satisfactory attendance is defined as compliance with existing school attendance policy and the VA

attendance policy. One may be stricter than the other. It is the students’ responsibility to adhere to both,

in order to continue the educational program and receive monetary VA benefits.

4. Satisfactory academic progress is defined as a grade of at least 60 percent during an evaluation period

with an overall performance rating of lowest acceptable progress. Academic progress will be reviewed by

a VA Certifying Official at the end of each nine week marking period or term.

5. Two unsatisfactory financial aid monitoring reports will result in termination of Veterans’ Education benefits

for program enrolled.

The DVA will be notified by the school’s VA Certifying Official if the veteran does not maintain satisfactory

academic progress or satisfactory attendance.

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Reinstatement of Veteran Educational Benefits

VA Educational benefits discontinued due to unsatisfactory attendance may be reinstated upon completion of one

calendar month of satisfactory attendance. VA Educational benefits discontinued due to unsatisfactory academic

progress may be reinstated upon completion of a nine week marking period or term of satisfactory academic

progress. Documentation must be in the student’s file before VA benefits are reinstated.

Credit for Remediation

A VA benefited student may receive additional hours toward a program length for basic remediation that is

required for program completion. The student may receive up to an additional 300 hours credit if the student is

attending a program of 750 hours or greater in length. The student may receive up to an additional 150 hours

credit if the student is attending a program less than 750 hours in length.

Credit for Previous Training

A VA benefited student is required to transfer previous training credits from an accredited institution to one of the

tech centers. Credit for previous training will be evaluated by the instructor and granted, if appropriate. Upon

acceptance of the transfer credits, the training time may be reduced. The DVA and the student will be notified if

previous training credit is granted. The evaluation will be performed within the first 90 days of enrollment.

Deferment of Fees

Any veteran or other eligible student who receives VA benefits may be granted a partial deferment, if warranted,

once per academic year. Chapter 33 tuition and supply fees will be deferred as the money is sent to the schools.

If, however, there is a break in training or a delay in the receipt of VA benefits, an additional deferment may be

granted. The veteran will make a partial payment based on the school’s established procedures at the time of

registration and the balance as scheduled by the Business Office. Failure to meet this obligation will result in

the student being withdrawn from classes. For short term programs, balance is due no later than the last day of

enrollment prior to receiving completion certificate. Deferments will not be granted when there are outstanding

fees on a student’s account.

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Student Rights and Responsibilities

Student Right to Know – The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and

Campus Crime Statistics Act

Each tech center discloses campus security policies and reports specific crime statistics to faculty, staff and

students in accordance with provisions of the law. Reports are available online.

Due Process Procedure

A campus dean or administrator must inform the student of school rules that have been violated. A student has

the right to present evidence or witnesses concerning violation, and the student must:

1. Have knowledge of the charge or complaint being made against him/her,

2. Have a description of the specific charges,

3. Be given and have the opportunity to present evidence and/or witnesses on their own behalf at the

time of the hearing,

4. Have had prior knowledge that their actions were in violation of established rules and regulations, and

5. Be advised that they have to go to the next higher authority if not satisfied with the action or decision

rendered at the initial hearing.

Grievance Procedure

A student is encouraged to resolve an issue at the lowest level. If there is no resolution, the student may present

the concern to a counselor or dean. If a satisfactory solution is not reached, then the issue is regarded as a

grievance. A student must follow these steps to process a grievance:

1. The student must submit the grievance in writing to a campus administrator.

2. Within five school days, a campus administrator will meet with the student. The student will be afforded

the opportunity to state his/her view and to present evidence or witnesses. A decision will be made.

3. Within five school days of the initial meeting, a student may submit a written appeal regarding the outcome

of that meeting to the tech center senior director. The senior director will schedule a meeting with the

student within two weeks. A decision will be made.

4. If the student is not satisfied with the decision, he/she may further appeal in writing to the associate

superintendent or designee who will convene an impartial board to review the grievance and render a final

decision.

5. If the grievance is not settled to the student’s satisfaction at the local level the student may contact

The Council on Occupational Education, 7840 Roswell Road, Suite 325, Atlanta, GA 30350,

Telephone 770-396-3898.

Student Procedures for Reporting Alleged Cases of Discrimination and/or Sexual, Racial,

Religious or National Origin Harassment

Harassment of any kind (sexual, racial, religious or national origin) – whether it is a staff member harassing a

student, a student harassing a staff member, or students harassing other students – is illegal and will not be

tolerated. If you feel you are being harassed, contact a tech center administrator.

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Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act

The procedures for protecting the confidentiality of student records are based on the Federal Family Educational

Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974. FERPA provides the right for individuals to initiate withholding the

release of student directory information. Detailed information may be requested from an admissions counselor.

Orange County Public Schools policies regarding student records are in accordance with these regulations.

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

The tech centers comply with ADA which protects United States citizens who possess physical or mental

disabilities. The centers also comply with Section 504 of the Vocational Rehabilitation Act Amendments of 1973

which states that “no otherwise qualified handicapped individual in the United States shall, solely by reason of

his/her handicap, be excluded from the participation in, be denied the benefit of, or be subjected to discrimination

under any program or activity receiving federal financial assistance.” Reasonable accommodations will be

provided for students with documented special needs.

Disability Services

As Equal Access/Equal Opportunity institutions, tech centers assure students with disabilities equal access to

all programs, activities and services, as described in Section 504 and 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and

in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Specialized services and counseling are provided

by trained staff in the Student Services Department or Office of Admissions and Exceptional Student Education

Department.

Course content will be made available in an accessible format upon request for students with a documented

disability. Students should consult with their counselor at the beginning of the term if they need this service.

Additional information regarding policies, procedures, rules, regulations and guidelines is provided in the OCPS

Tech Center Student Handbook.

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Student Grading System and Information

Progress Report and Report Card

At the end of each nine week grading period, the instructor will complete a report card for each student in the

career certificate programs. The report card represents an overview of the student’s growth. It emphasizes

course/program achievements as well as attendance, work ethic and skills. A progress report is issued at the half

way point between each report card. Intervention for a student making unsatisfactory progress will be initiated

by the instructor to ensure appropriate student achievement.

Grading Scale

Students study under a competency-based system and are graded as competency requirements are satisfactorily

completed. The following Orange County Public Schools approved grading scale is used to report student

achievement. Each career certificate student’s grade is calculated each grading period with a skill grade for the

course. Attendance and a work ethics grade for habits and behavior important to the work environment is also

shown on the report card. The grading policy will be covered in more detail during the campus orientation.

Grade Percentage Work Ethic Definition

A 90% - 100% 4 Outstanding Progress

B 80% - 89% 3 Above Average Progress

C 70% - 79% 2 Average Progress

D 60% - 69% 1 Lowest Acceptable Progress

F Below 60% 0 Failure

IP N/A N/A Course in progress; not yet complete

Work Ethics Grading Criteria

Trait

Attendance

Personal Characteristics

Teamwork

Appearance

Attitude

Productivity

Organization

Communication

Cooperation

Respect

Professional Work Ethic

Sample of Appropriate Behavior

Attends class; arrives/leaves at designated times; advanced notification of absences

and tardiness.

Demonstrates individual and collective traits.

Working cooperatively with others, assuming roles of leader and follower; placing team

goal ahead of personal recognition; accept, understand and value others and their

contributions.

Displays appropriate dress, grooming, hygiene, and etiquette.

Demonstrates a positive attitude; appears self-confident; has realistic expectations of self.

Follows safety procedures; conserves materials; keeps work area neat and clean; follows

directions and procedures; makes up assignments punctually; participates.

Displays skills in prioritizing and management of time and stress; demonstrates flexibility

in handling change.

Displays appropriate nonverbal (eye contact, body language) and oral

(listening, telephone etiquette, grammar) skills.

Develops good working relationships, follows the chain of command, good at conflict

management, and being a good problem solver. Conveys a willingness to assist

others and to identify solutions in which all parties benefit. Displays leadership skills;

appropriately handles criticism and complaints; maintains appropriate relationships with

supervisors and peers.

Every working relationship from the top to the bottom of the chain of command is based

on respect. Respect your subordinates as you do your supervisors. Treat instructors,

staff, and fellow students with respect, courtesy, and tact. Do not engage in harassment

of any kind (verbal, non-verbal, or virtual).

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Attendance

In addition to maintaining satisfactory progress according to the course syllabus and pacing chart, it is expected

that students will also maintain attendance/activity in the program. These may be defined as logging into the

course, e-mailing or having phone or in-person conversations with instructors, turning in completed assignments

when due and attending any scheduled classroom sessions, if included as part of the program description.

Students who have one week of inactivity during the enrollment period will be contacted by the instructor or the

program counselor/ advisor. The instructor will maintain documentation of this contact. Upon completion of the

second week of inactivity during the enrollment period, the student will be withdrawn.

Attendance Policy

OCPS tech centers encourage and expect all students

enrolled in programs to attend regularly, to derive maximum

benefit from the instructional program, and develop habits

of punctuality, self discipline and responsibility. Students

are expected to telephone the instructor when absent

according to departmental policy. A student is expected

to be in attendance at least 90% of scheduled hours for

his/her program/course per quarterly grading period.

Attendance requirements in programs that lead to board

licensure may be stricter which takes precedence over the

district wide attendance policy.

The tech centers have the responsibility of preparing

students with the skills to enter the workforce. Effective

work habits are paramount to students’ success. The

following is the minimum level of participation that is

expected of all students enrolled in certificate programs.

Each certificate program will provide students with a

syllabus and pacing chart outlining assignments, due

dates, and the comparable number of hours the student

would have completed as they relate to Occupational

Completion Points.

Student Leave of Absence Policy

The tech center administration may approve a student’s request for a leave of absence during which time the

student is considered enrolled. Certain conditions must be met. The student will not receive tuition reimbursements

or credits for an approved leave of absence. For students receiving financial aid, the clock hours accrued during

the approved leave of absence will not apply to their Pell Grant disbursement.

The student is considered withdrawn from school when:

• The student chooses to leave without an approved leave of absence,

• The student fails to return to the tech center at the end of an approved leave of absence plus

three (3) days.

Outstanding fees resulting from a return of Title IV calculation become the responsibility of the financial aid

student.

Students who have been withdrawn for non-attendance, inactivity, or discipline reasons may not re-register for a

program without meeting with a campus administrator.

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Procedures For Remedy of Excessive Absences and Tardies in Technical and Academic Programs

The instructor will intervene with the student on the first two absences. After the third absence, within a nine-week

term, the student will be referred to the counselor or school official for intervention. On the fourth absence, the

student will be referred to the administrative dean. On the 6th absence within a nine-week term, the instructor

will consult the administrative dean for withdrawal determination. Failure of a student to comply with intervention

recommendations may result in withdrawal from the program.

Written documentation for absences is necessary when the student is receiving financial assistance from an

outside agency. Additional documentation is required for participation in an approved program or activity or class

of instruction held at another site, observance of a religious holiday and/or is absent as a result of a legal matter,

illness, injury, jury duty or military duty.

Interventions

Students who reach the intervention point within a nine-week enrollment period shall be counseled either by the

instructor, counselor/advisor, dean or campus administrator. A plan for the student to attend school regularly will

be developed and signed by the student.

Tardies

Tardies are defined as a student not being present in the classroom for the scheduled beginning of the class

printed on the student's registration schedule. If a student is tardy more than three times, he/she will be referred

to his/her counselor/advisor or administrator.

Withdrawal Procedures

1. Student has initial communication with instructor, admissions office, Financial Aid Office, Business

Office or Dean regarding the intent to withdraw.*

2. Send student with withdrawal form to see a counselor (or referral to dean), the Financial Aid Office

(if applicable) and Business Office for extensive guidance on his or her educational and future plans,

and inform student of any student liability.

3. Student drops off withdrawal form with a counselor, if they are officially withdrawing from school. The

counselor gives a copy to the student.

4. Counselor gives original withdrawal form to the Admissions Office to officially withdraw the student from

school.

5. Notification of withdrawal given to Instructor(s), Financial Aid Coordinator and Business Office Manager.

* If the student has more than six absences in a nine-week term the instructor will consult the

dean for withdrawal determination.

Denial of Re-Registration

If it is determined by the instructor and counselor/advisor that a student has not made adequate progress within

a term due to poor attendance or unsatisfactory progress, the student may be denied the ability to re-register for

the next enrollment period. Administrative approval is required to deny or rescind re-registration privileges.

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Standards of Conduct

Students are expected to do their best and do the right thing. They should treat others in a manner which

is considerate of their rights and does not interfere with the educational process of the school. Students are

expected to be cooperative with all instructors and administrators in the interest of safety and security. Students

are expected to comply with any reasonable request by any staff member at any location on campus. Behavior

that interferes with the educational process in a negative way, will lead to dismissal from school.

Once admitted, the

student has the

obligation to adhere

to the standards

established by the

school.

Enrollment at tech centers is voluntary. Once admitted, the

student has the obligation to adhere to the standards established

by the school as long as there is no conflict with his/her legal

rights. Students are expected to conduct themselves in a

manner compatible with the lawful mission of a public institution.

The Orange County Public Schools Code of Student Conduct

applies to all students enrolled in tech centers and adult and

community education centers. In order to establish reasonable

consistency in the schools, a uniform Disciplinary Response

Code has been developed and is included in The Code of

Student Conduct.

During the orientation process, the Student Code of Conduct is

reviewed to familiarize all students with behavior standards and

discipline consequences. All students are required to sign a form indicating they are aware of the policies in the

OCPS Code of Conduct Tech Center Student Handbook, Program/Course Orientation, and Campus Orientation

and they agree to abide by them. This form is kept in the student's file.

Student Dress Code

The dress and grooming of Orange County

Public Schools students shall contribute

to the health and safety of the individual,

promote a positive educational environment,

and not disrupt the educational activities and

processes of the school. These minimum

standards of dress and grooming apply to all

students at the tech centers. Some programs

have specific dress code requirements.

Student dress code guidelines can be found

in the Student Handbook and or program/

course orientation materials.

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Health and Safety

Student Insurance

All career certificate students must purchase or show proof of accident insurance. This can be done by showing

an insurance card or by purchasing insurance through either the tech center or home high school, which covers

them while in school-related activities. Twenty-four hour coverage is available for an additional cost, and the

information is available in the admissions office.

Student Assistance Family Empowerment Team (SAFE)

Each center has a committee of faculty and staff members available to assist students who experience personal

difficulties or challenges that may affect educational performance. Some issues brought to the SAFE committee

or individual SAFE members may include alcohol or drug abuse, depression, lack of food or shelter, abuse

or any other problems that might affect a student’s ability to function. The committee members have received

supplemental training so they can better serve the special needs of students. Team member contact information

is available from an instructor, counselor or staff member.

Students can access substance abuse information by contacting

a member of the SAFE Team or a counselor in the Student

Services department. Consultation with or referral to a local

agency that can provide additional assistance will be made at the

student’s request.

Orange County Public Schools 24-hour anonymous hotline

number is available for reporting activity of gangs, drugs, guns,

criminal acts and violence. Students may access the Orange

County Speak Out Hotline number at 1-800-226-7733.

Report criminal

and violent acts

anonymously

24/7 at

1-800-266-7733.

Campus Safety and Security

Each center has a security plan and security personnel. The

cooperation and involvement of every member of staff, student body, and all visitors on campus are absolutely

necessary to ensure maximum safety and security of individuals and personal belongings. Safety and weather

drills will be conducted throughout the year to ensure everyone knows how to conduct themselves during an

emergency.

Sexual Predators and Sexual Offenders Statement

Orange County Public Schools has as one of its five district goals to provide a safe working and learning

environment for all students and employees. In line with this goal and following the intent of the Jessica Lunsford

Act, it is OCPS policy that individuals who have been convicted as a Sexual Predator or Sexual Offender may

not enroll in our schools.

Exceptions to this rule include special programs operating in partnership with and through a State of Florida

and/or an Orange County Government Correctional Facility and adult students enrolled in a State of Florida

registered apprenticeship program that does not conduct instruction on Orange County Public School property

and does not have students under the age of 18 enrolled in the program.

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Campus Crisis Plan

In the event of an extreme, dangerous situation, involving people in a life or death conflict, actual death or

hostage, a comprehensive plan of action is in place at each campus to deal with such matters. This will be

reviewed during student orientation or by classroom teachers during the first week of class. Should the need

arise, notify the instructor or nearest staff member immediately if you are aware of a dangerous situation on

campus.

Federal Drug-Free School Act

Federal legislation conveys to students of any institution receiving federal funds (contracts, grants, student

financial aid, etc.) the health risks which exist for those who abuse alcohol or drugs. In addition, penalties for

those who violate school standards on campus or at school sponsored events must be in place and consistently

enforced. State law prohibits the sale, consumption, and/or possession of alcoholic beverages by persons

younger than 21 years of age.

Tech Center Drug-Free School Summary Statement

Standards of conduct and disciplinary sanctions to be imposed for the unlawful possession, use or distribution of

illicit drugs and alcohol by tech center students on school property or as part of any of its activities will be enforced.

The unlawful manufacture, distribution, possession or use of a controlled substance or the unlawful possession

and use of alcohol is wrong, harmful, and prohibited in or on Orange County Public School owned and controlled

property or as part of any of its activities. Any tech center student determined to have violated this policy shall be

subject to disciplinary action for misconduct. No student is to report to class or any school activity while under the

influence of illegal drugs or alcohol. Violation of these policies by a student will be reason for disciplinary action

up to and including termination/expulsion, and/ or referral for prosecution consistent with local, state, and federal

law.

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Orange County Public Schools 2013-2014 School Calendar

Monday-Friday August 12, 13, 15, 16 Pre Planning

Wednesday August 14 Staff Development Day

Monday August 19 First Day of School for Students

Monday September 2 Holiday

Wednesday October 23 End of 1st Marking Period (47 days)

Thursday October 24 Teacher Workday/Student Holiday

Friday October 25 Professional Day

Monday October 28 Begin 2nd Marking Period

Monday-Friday November 25-29 Thanksgiving Week Break

Two Weeks December 23 – January 3 Winter Break

Monday January 6 Students Return to School

Thursday January 16 End of 2nd Marking Period (44 days)

Friday January 17 Teacher Workday/Student Holiday

Monday January 20 Holiday

Tuesday January 21 Begin 2nd Semester/3rd Marking Period

Monday February 17 Holiday

Thursday March 20 End of 3rd Marking Period (42 days)

Friday March 21 Teacher Workday/Student Holiday

Monday-Friday March 24-28 Spring Break

Monday March 31 Begin 4th Marking Period

Monday May 26 Holiday

Wednesday June 4

Thursday-Friday June 5-6 Post Planning

Last Day of School

End of 4th Marking Period (47 days)

Reporting Period Grades Due Date Received by

Student

1st Progress Report:

1st Nine Weeks Ends: Oct 23, 2013

September 18, 2013

October 24, 2013

September 20, 2013

October 31, 2013

Special Notes

First Day of School,

August 19, 2014

2nd Progress Report:

2nd Nine Weeks Ends: Jan 16, 2014

3rd Progress Report:

3rd Nine Weeks Ends: Mar 20, 2014

4th Progress Report:

4th Nine Weeks Ends: June 4, 2014

December 4, 2013

January 17, 2014

February 19, 2014

March 21, 2014

April 30, 2014

June 5, 2014

December 6, 2013

January 24, 2014

February 21, 2014

March 31, 2014

May 2, 2014

June 12, 2014

Holiday Ends,

January 6, 2014

Spring Break Ends

March 31, 2014

Last Day of School,

June 4, 2014

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Adult Education

Adult Education offers a wide variety of courses providing rigorous and relevant learning experiences to meet

the educational needs of adults through literacy, high school completion, workforce preparation, personal

development and technology. The various courses and services offered are:

• Adult General Education

• English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)

• GED ® Preparation and Testing

• Adult High School Credit Program

• Co-Enrolled Program

• Applied Academics for Adult Education

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Adult General Education

Program of Study

Adult General Education (AGE) activities may include some or all of the following:

• Instruction in the basic skills of reading, writing, and mathematics

• Instruction in preparation for the GED ® test

• Basic skills study through preparation for citizenship testing

• English Literacy (English as a Second Language) and English Literacy/Civics

• Workplace Literacy

Literacy Completion Points (LCPs)

The Adult Basic Education program is designed to provide adults with sufficient basic education to enable them

to benefit from job training and retraining programs, and to obtain and retain productive employment. A student

must demonstrate proficiency in 100% of the basic academic standards to earn a literacy completion point

(LCP). This program is divided into Literacy Completion Points (LCP). An LCP is the attainment of academic

or workforce readiness skills that qualify the participant for further basic education, vocational education or

employment.

Outcomes

Progress through levels of LCPs is measured by approved standardized tests or documentation of mastery

of basic competencies. Completion of targeted LCPs allows students to progress to the next academic level.

Completion measures include:

• Completing an educational level,

• Passing the GED ® test,

• Transitioning to postsecondary education, and

• Getting a job or advancing in a job.

Multiple levels of instruction are provided in mathematics, reading and language. It is understood that each

student learns at his or her individual pace and there will be some students who successfully complete the

program or attain their educational goals in fewer or more hours than what is recommended. Placement in a

math, reading, and/or language course is based on results of the Tests of Adult Basic Education (TABE) grade

level score.

Course Mathematics Courses Hours Level

9900004 Mathematics – Beginning ABE Literacy 450 0.0 – 1.9

9900004 Mathematics – Beginning Basic Education 450 2.0 – 3.9

9900004 Mathematics – Low Intermediate Basic Education 300 4.0 – 5.9

9900004 Mathematics – High Intermediate Basic Education 300 6.0 – 8.9

Course Reading Courses Hours Level

9900004 Reading – Beginning ABE Literacy 450 0.0 – 1.9

9900004 Reading – Beginning Basic Education 450 2.0 – 3.9

9900004 Reading – Low Intermediate Basic Education 300 4.0 – 5.9

9900004 Reading – High Intermediate Basic Education 300 6.0 – 8.9

Course Language Arts Courses Hours Level

9900004 Language Arts – Beginning ABE Literacy 450 0.0 – 1.9

9900004 Language Arts – Beginning Basic Education 450 2.0 – 3.9

9900004 Language Arts – Low Intermediate Basic Education 300 4.0 – 5.9

9900004 Language Arts – High Intermediate Basic Education 300 6.0 – 8.9

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English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)

The purpose of this program is to provide non-credit English language courses designed to improve the

employability of the state’s workforce through acquisition of communication skills and cultural competencies

which enhance the ability to read, write, speak and listen in English.

Program of Study

There are six courses with varying levels in the Adult ESOL program:

1. Literacy Skills for Adult ESOL Learners provides English language and literacy instruction to limited

English proficient adults who are pre-literate, non-literate or semi- literate in their home language in order to

increase their ability to communicate in English.

2. Adult ESOL is designed for limited English proficient students 16 years of age or older who wish to

improve English language skills to increase their ability to communicate in English for a variety of

purposes including employment, higher education, and for life in the U.S. as parents and community

members.

3. Academic Skills for Adult ESOL Learners is

for students who wish to enter a university or

community college, to take post-secondary level

credit courses, or who wish to study academic

English for personal enrichment. The curriculum for

this course concentrates on academic proficiency in

listening and speaking, and reading and writing.

4. English Literacy for Career and Technical

Education (ELCATE) is for students intending to

enroll in technical education program. The content

includes English language acquisition and skills

applicable to workforce education and career/

technical programs.

5. Workplace Readiness Skills for the LEP Adult provides English language instruction to limited English

proficient adult students who are employed but need to improve English language skills to maintain

employment and/or to enhance career opportunities within the company. Workplace classes are held

at a location provided by the employer and are customized for a particular population with specific goals

determining the appropriate performance level.

6. Citizenship is for students who are residents of the United States and seek assistance with preparation for

U.S. citizenship and will meet U.S. Office of Citizenship criteria taking the “Citizenship Test” within a two-year

time frame. Classes study U.S. history, government, culture and symbols with specific emphasis on rights

and responsibilities under the Constitution of the United States of America.

Outcomes

These courses are divided into Literacy Completion Points (LCP). A Literacy Completion Point is the attainment of

academic or workforce readiness skills that qualify the participant for further basic education, vocational education

or employment. Progress through levels of LCPs is measured by approved standardized tests, including the

Comprehensive Adult Student Assessment System (CASAS), or documentation of mastery of competencies.

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Adult ESOL Testing and Placement Matrix

Adult ESOL Courses, Levels and CASAS Assessment Scale Scores

L = Listening R = Reading

Course Level Listening and Reading Scale Scores Comments

Adult ESOL

Note: Student should be able

to read and write in at least

one language before enrolling

in this course.

ELCATE

Literacy Skills

Academic Skills

Citizenship

Foundations 235 recommended

Progression: Progress Report

Completion: Progress Report

Placement for both Non-English and

English Speakers: >201 recommended

Progression: Progress Report

Completion: Progress Report

Workplace Readiness One level N/A

Do not administer L + R pretests or

posttests

L + R test required

L + R test required

Successful completion will be

documented by completing and

submitting the Workplace Education

Accountability Report.

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GED ® Preparation

Description

The GED ® program prepares students for academic and personal success through attaining the required skills to

pass the official GED ® test and be awarded a State of Florida High School Diploma. This program is non-graded

and characterized by self-paced instruction and performance-based evaluation. While some students may have

dropped out of school, others may have faced certain hardships that prevented them from completing high

school. Whatever the reason for not completing high school, most students discover that a high school diploma

is essential for obtaining a long-term career. Classroom activities are an integral part of this program.

Students who enroll in 2013 will prepare to take the 2002 GED ® test while those enrolling in 2014 will study for

the new 2014 GED ® . Students who have taken and passed any portion of the 2002 version exam should plan to

test prior to December 31, 2013, as those results are voided on January 1, 2014.

Placement into this program is based on results of the Tests of Adult Basic Education (TABE). It is required that

a student be functioning at or above a 9.0 grade level to be enrolled in this course. The GED ® test is used to

measure the academic knowledge acquired by persons who have not completed a high school curriculum.

GED ® instruction is coursework in four subject areas at the 9.0 to 12.0 grade levels. Based on a student's TABE

results he/she enrolls in one or more of the following courses of study: language arts, social studies, science

and mathematics. Successful completion of a course of study is determined by the official GED ® Examination.

To successfully complete the program, students must take and pass all subject areas on the Official GED ®

Examination with a minimum score on each test as well as a minimum total score.

Program of Study

The 2002 GED ® consists of five content areas ‒ Language Arts Reading, Language Arts Writing, Mathematics,

Social Studies and Science. The 2014 GED ® consists of four content areas ‒ Reasoning through Language

Arts, Mathematical Reasoning, Science and Social Studies.

Outcomes

Among the many benefits of GED ® preparation, passing the GED ® test provides an opportunity for adults to

continue their education. The GED ® test will also provide information about a test-taker's readiness for careers

and college. The intended use of the GED ® credential is similar to that of a high school diploma ─ to qualify for

jobs and job promotions, to enable further education and training, and to enhance an adult’s personal satisfaction.

Literacy Completion Points (LCPs)

Students preparing for the 2002 GED ® will be eligible to earn five literacy completion points (LCPs) while students

preparing for the 2014 GED ® can earn four literacy completion points which may be taken individually or as an

entire program. Reading and technology are integral parts of each literacy completion point and are integrated

into the curriculum.

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GED ® Testing

Prior to December 31, 2013, students will take the 2002 GED ® test. The 2002 GED will be offered as a paper/

pencil test until June 30, 2013. The 2014 GED ® Testing Service will unveil a new assessment that ensures the

GED ® testing program is no longer an endpoint for adults, but a springboard for more education, training, and

better-paying jobs. The 2014 test will be computer based at Mid Florida Tech.

The GED ® test is offered in English and Spanish to persons

who do not have a high school diploma. Participants must

be at least 18 years old and show proof of residency.

Residency documents can be a lease or utility bill with

applicant’s name listed, voter registration card, or DMV

driver’s license or identification card. All persons taking

the GED ® test must present a government issued photo

identification card or document (DMV ID card or driver’s

license, passport, military ID or government issued picture

ID). Examinees will take the GED ® Official Practice Test

as part of the registration process in order to determine

whether GED ® Preparation classes may be required prior

to testing.

Both versions of the GED ® are designed to measure the major concepts generally associated with four years of

high school education. The 2002 GED ® test consists of five subtests ‒ Language Arts Reading, Language Arts

Writing, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies. The 2014 computer-based GED ® Test is a battery of four

tests which include Reasoning through Language Arts, Science, Mathematical Reasoning, and Social Studies.

Successful completion of the GED ® Test earns an individual a State of Florida High School Diploma, which could

open the doors to jobs, promotions, college, and many other opportunities.

A minimum score is required in each subject and an overall minimum score is required to receive the GED ®

certificate. The GED ® test can only be taken by an individual six times a year.

Registration

Students may register for the 2002 paper/pencil based test at any OCPS technical center through most of

2013. Registration for the 2002 computer-based test or the 2014 GED ® Test is done online by going to http://

GEDComputer.com and will begin January 2014. Candidates will create an account that can be used in the

future to view test scores. Payment and scheduling of test sessions are done online. Candidates will show up

in-person to actually take the test.

Cost

The cost of the 2002 paper/pencil test is $70 for the full battery and $14 for the mathematics, science, social

studies and language arts reading subtests. The language arts writing subtest is $16. The cost of the computerbased

test is $130 for the full test and $32.50 per individual test. Payment is due during the online registration

process. Payment is in the form of a credit card, debit card or voucher.

Test Identification

Please bring valid identification the day of testing. Candidates must present a valid driver’s license or

government issued identification. Forms of identification that are acceptable are current passports, military

ID’s, or other forms of government issued (national or foreign) identification that show name, date of birth,

signature and photograph. Expired identification or identification suspected of being forged will not be accepted.

Current identification provided by another postsecondary institute is also acceptable, provided it contains the

candidate’s name, date of birth, signature and a photograph.

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Adult High School Credit Program

Description

The purpose of this program is to provide an academic course of study leading to a high school diploma for

those 16 years of age and older. Adult high school credit is a course of study designed for adults who have

not completed high school to continue their education. The mission of this program is to prepare students for

the completion and attainment of a high school diploma and to meet the educational needs of the students by

providing assistance in making individual career choices.

The Adult High School Credit program is a course of study leading to the completion of credits and passing of

state mandated assessments necessary to qualify for a high school diploma. Except as provided elsewhere in

law, the graduation standards for adults shall be the same as those for secondary students.

To enroll in the Adult High School Credit Program a student must be 16 years of age or older.

Program of Study

In order to obtain a regular Adult Education Diploma, a student must earn twenty-four credits, successfully pass

the state mandated assessments and maintain a GPA in accordance with State of Florida guidelines.

Standards

Except as provided elsewhere in law, the graduation

requirements for adults shall be the same as those

for secondary students. To obtain a regular adult

education diploma, a student must earn twenty-four

credits, successfully complete the FCAT or earn

passing concordant scores on the SAT or ACT, pass

End of Course Exams as appropriate, and maintain

a GPA in accordance with State of Florida guidelines.

Requirements for an adult high school diploma,

Sections 1003.428 and 1003.43(6), F.S. are in the

chart to the right.

Language Arts

Mathematics

Social Studies

Science

Electives

TOTAL

4 Credits

4 Credits

3 Credits

3 Credits

10 Credits

24 Credits

Federal and state legislation requires the provision

of accommodations for students with disabilities to

meet individual needs and ensure equal access. Adult

students with disabilities must self-identify and request such services. Students with disabilities may need

accommodation in such areas as instructional methods and materials, assignment and assessments, time

demands and schedules, learning environment, assistive technology and special communication systems.

Outcomes

Students successfully completing all courses and state mandated assessments earn an Adult High School

diploma.

Co-Enrolled Program

Career and Technical Education provides opportunities through the High School Co-Enrolled Program to assist

high school students in obtaining credits needed for graduation. This assistance is offered to selected high school

students. A high school student must be 16 years of age to be eligible to participate and currently enrolled in high

school. Students have the opportunity to take classes required for graduation in the evening or online through

one of the tech centers. High school guidance counselors can provide specific details about enrolling in this

program. A referral from a student’s guidance counselor is required to participate. High school courses earned

through online credit recovery co-enrollment do not meet college NCAA eligibility requirements.

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Applied Academics for Adult Education

Description

The purpose of Applied Academics for Adult Education has been consistent throughout its brief history; that is, to

enable the participants to succeed in career training and to become gainfully employed.

This program is designed to improve the probability of succeeding in the workplace for the vocational student

whose lack of academic skills, knowledge, or positive attitude may have prevented success. The program begins

by measuring the student’s basic skills and deficiencies (diagnosis); then develops an instructional prescription

to remediate identified deficiencies

based on the student’s learning

style (prescription); and provides

individualized instruction in the following

four broad areas (remediation); along

with constant feedback (evaluation).

Applied Academics for Adult Education

provides for a diagnostic assessment of

learning deficiencies and individualized

prescriptive instruction and guidance for

students who need special assistance

to succeed in vocational education.

The basic program encompasses

a combination of instructional

components consisting of reading,

mathematics, language, critical thinking

skills, complementary (life) skills, and

workplace readiness skills.

This program is characterized by open entry/open exit, self-paced instructional modules related to the student’s

occupational goal and learning styles, flexible scheduling, and performance-based (non-graded) evaluation.

Program of Study

The following areas of instruction are incorporated:

1. Basic Skills (reading, mathematics, and language)

2. Academic Skills, as needed (science, social studies, and

advanced math)

3. Workforce Readiness Skills (interviewing, resume writing,

job-seeking and job-keeping skills, SCANS, etc.)

4. Complementary Skills (study skills, test-taking skills,

note-taking skills, life skills, etc.)

5. Occupational Exploration help is given in setting goals,

career awareness, assessing learning difficulties, and

prescribing learning modules to satisfy the needs of the

student who would not otherwise be successful in a

regular vocational program.

Desired outcome is

to enable students

to succeed in

career training

and subsequent

employment.

Outcome

The desired outcome is to enable students to succeed in career training and subsequent employment. This

is accomplished through learning activities designed to remedy individual academic deficiencies. Throughout

the remediation process, academic concepts relevant to the workplace are emphasized and career certificate

courses are coordinated with academic instruction. Upon completion of individual academic prescriptions,

students progress into or continue with their desired career certificate program.

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Career Certificate Programs

OCPS technical centers prepare students for various careers and provide programs of study ranging in length

from a couple of months to a year or more. Graduates can earn future college credits in most OCPS career

certificate programs of study, as well as valuable work-related experience in their field of study.

The awarding of a Certificate of Completion is governed by the Florida Department of Education and is based on

successful completion of the requirements of the program, including applicable state basic skills requirements.

Instructors use a variety of specific competency-based examinations and performance criteria to determine

program completion.

Industry certification(s)/licensure may be available upon successful completion of many of the career certificate

programs described in this catalog. Some certifying agencies may require students to document work experience

prior to attaining certifications. Students are responsible for the decision to initiate the certification/licensure

assessment process and for any costs incurred, where applicable, which may vary by program.

Business and Industry Advisory Committees

Each career certificate program of study engages the input and oversight of a committee of local business and

industry advisors to ensure the curriculum and training prepares students to obtain employment after graduating.

Each career certificate program is evaluated annually by Career Certificate Program Advisory Committees, which

is composed of the following representatives from business and industry:

• Members who manage and/or supervise in the occupational program area,

• Members who work in the occupational areas representing the career certificate program,

• College faculty responsible for instruction in the career pathway, and

• Students enrolled in the career certificate program.

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Functions of the Program Advisory Committee

The committee acts in an advisory capacity. It has neither legislative nor administrative authority. Responsibility for

decision and action rests with Orange County Public Schools, the program instructor(s), campus administration,

and the staff to whom responsibility for administration and implementation has been delegated.

Although the power of an advisory committee is based upon advisement and recommendations, the input of

any active group is critical to the success of career and technical education programs. Without such input,

the tech center staff would be hard-pressed to make valid content decisions, program improvement, and

program expansion. Historically, active advisory committees have made significant contributions to program

implementation and development in the career certificate programs in Orange County Public Schools.


Responsibilities of the Advisory Committee

• Review, make recommendations, and evaluate the facilities, curriculum, equipment and

materials used in courses in the occupational program on an annual basis.

• Assist in the annual review of instructional techniques and instructional procedures

within the occupational program to ensure a relevant, up-to-date real-world learning

environment.

• Assist in the recruitment and screening of prospective staff for the instructional

program, including full-time and part-time staff as needed.

• Make recommendations for student supportive services such as counseling,

internships, job placement, and student leadership organizations.

• Assist the career certificate program in its job placement services for students.

• Assist with public relations efforts of the career certificate program.

Responsibilities of the Tech Center Instructor

• Arrange for an advisory meeting place and parking permits, if needed.

• Develop meeting agenda in concert with the committee chairperson and mail agenda

to committee prior to the meeting.

• Notify members and administration of the meeting.

• Provide for member representation at the meeting.

• Use Robert’s Rules of Order for the meeting protocol.

• Provide a review of program status reports (statistical and descriptive information).

• Keep and file minutes of all meetings.

• M ail or email minutes to committee members and the campus and district

administration.

Topics discussed at meetings should not be confined to those proposed by the tech center staff. It is important

that they consult with other members of the committee in order to include what the community believes to

be the strengths and weaknesses and to gain insight from the committee for program enhancements and

improvements to the program.

The tech center instructor(s) serve in a capacity of consultant or resource persons in order to assist the

committee in its work.

Tech Center Follow-up on Advisory Committee Recommendations

When the committee’s recommendations have been discussed, addressed, and/or accepted and implemented by

the tech center, committee members should be so informed, and receive follow-up reports on the outcome and/or

effectiveness of their recommendations. They should also be advised if their proposals cannot be accepted by

the tech center, and reasons for not accepting the committee’s proposals should be clearly stated.

The judgment of program advisory committee members commonly reflects sound community thinking, and

the suggestions for improvements that result from committee action should be considered. Only through

communication and close cooperation with the community can Orange County Pubic Schools hope to develop

quality career certificate programs.

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Mission The mission of this program is to

prepare students for employment as a 3-D

Animation Production Assistant, Modeler,

Texture Artist/Rigger and Animator/Motion

Capture Technician.

3-D Animation Technology

Description This program prepares students

for initial employment in the field of digital

media and offers a professional approach to

the foundation knowledge and skills needed

to be successful. The content includes

practical experiences in 3-D animation design

and production; specialized skills include

story development/preproduction, project

management, modeling characters and

environments, creating textures, preparing

models for motion capture and the use of advanced math and physics software to produce realistic animation.

Occupational Completion Points (OCPs) This program is a planned sequence of instruction consisting of

four Occupational Completion Points. OCPs provide a student with early completion training options linked

to employment opportunities established by the Florida Department of Education based on the Standard

Occupational Classification (SOC) system and accepted industry titles.

Academic Skill Level Required to Complete OCP D.

Grade 10 math, language and reading.

I480200 OCP Postsecondary Program of Study 1050 Hrs

DIG0060 A 3-D Animation Production Assistant 150

DIG0061 B Modeler 300

DIG0062 C Texture Artist/Rigger 300

DIG0063 D Animation/Motion Capture Technician 300

Dual Enrollment available for high school students.

Industry Certification/Licensure

Near the completion of the program, students take at least one of the following certification exams:

• Adobe Certified Associate (Flash), Adobe Systems

• Adobe Certified Expert (InDesign), Adobe Systems

• Autodesk Certified Associate – 3dsMax Design, AutoDesk

Articulation

The State Board of Education has approved statewide articulation agreements to provide credit at any state

institute for successful completion of industry certification through the Gold Standard program.

• Adobe Certified Associate (Flash), Adobe Systems – 3 credit hours toward the AAS/AS degree in

Internet Services Technology

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Accounting Operations

Mission The mission of this program is to prepare students with the knowledge

and skills to successfully gain employment and create advancement

opportunities in the accounting and related business fields.

Description This program is designed to prepare students for employment as

an Information Technology Assistant, Accounting Clerk, Accounting Associate,

and Accounting Assistant. Training includes but is not limited to double entry

accounting principles; methods of recording business transactions; preparation

and analysis of various documents and financial statements; payroll records

and tax forms; accounting control systems; account and transaction analysis;

inventory methods; the aging process; depreciation; and the application of accounting principles to various

entities. This program is offered in both traditional classroom instruction and online learning settings.

Occupational Completion Points (OCPs) This program is a planned sequence of instruction consisting

of four occupational completion points. OCPs provide a student with early completion training options linked

to employment opportunities established by the Florida Department of Education based on the Standard

Occupational Classification (SOC) system and accepted industry titles.

Academic Skill Level Required to Complete OCP D.

Grade 9 math, language and reading.

B070110 OCP Postsecondary Program of Study 900 Hrs

OTA0040 A* Information Technology Assistant 150

ACO0040 B Accounting Clerk 300

ACO0041 C Accounting Associate 300

ACO0042 D Accounting Assistant 150

*The courses in OCP A are the CORE program. If the student has credit for these courses in high school

or can demonstrate the attained skills, the student may start with OCP B, Accounting Clerk.

8200320

Information Technology Assistant .5

8200330 Accounting Clerk .5

A*

or

8209020 Accounting Associate 1

8207310 Accounting Assistant 1

Dual Enrollment available for high school students.

Industry Certification

Near the completion of the program, students take the following:

• Quickbooks Certified User, Intuit

• Bookkeeping Fundamentals, Brainbench

• Accounting Basic, NOCTI

• Accounting Advanced, NOCTI

• Certified Bookkeeper, American Institute of Professional Bookkeepers

Articulation

Upon successful completion of this program, students enrolling in AS degree programs are eligible to be awarded

articulated credits at:

Valencia College

• Accounting Technology AS degree – 7 credits

• Office Administration AS degree – 10 credits

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Administrative Office Specialist

Mission The mission of this program is to prepare students with the knowledge

and skills to successfully gain employment and create advancement

opportunities in business related fields.

Description This program is designed to prepare students for employment

in business, management, and administration careers. The content includes

but is not limited to the use of technology to develop communication skills,

higher level thinking skills and decision making skills; the performance of

office procedures and tasks; the production of quality work in an efficient

manner using advanced features of business software applications.

Occupational Completion Points (OCPs) This program is a planned

sequence of instruction consisting of four occupational completion points.

OCPs provide a student with early completion training options linked

to employment opportunities established by the Florida Department of

Education based on the Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) system

and accepted industry titles.

Academic Skill Level Required to Complete OCP D.

Grade 10 math, language and reading.

B070330 OCP Postsecondary Program of Study 1050 Hrs

OTA0040 A* Information Technology Assistant 150

OTA0041 B Front Desk Specialist 300

OTA0030 C Assistant Digital Production Designer 150

OTA0043 D Administrative Office Specialist 450

*OCP A are the core courses for this program. If the student has credit for these courses in high school

or can demonstrate the attained skills, the student may start with OCP B, Front Desk Specialist.

8200320

Keyboarding and Business Skills .5

8200330 Computer and Business Skills .5

A*

or

8209020 Computing for College and Careers 1

8207310 Introduction to Information Technology 1

Dual Enrollment available for high school students.

Industry Certification/Licensure

Near the completion of the program, students take one or more of the following industry certifications:

• Adobe Certified Associate (Photoshop), Adobe Systems

• Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Bundle Certification (3 of 5), Microsoft

• Microsoft Office Master, Microsoft

• Administrative Assisting, National Occupational Competency Testing Institute (NOCTI)

Articulation

Upon successful completion of this program, students enrolling in AS degree program are eligible to be awarded

articulated credits at:

Valencia College

• Medical Information Coder/Biller Administration AS degree – 18 credits

• Medical Office Administration AS degree – 18 credits

• Office Administration AS degree – 18 credits

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Advanced Automotive Technology

Toyota T-TEN

Mission The mission of this program is to prepare T-Ten students

as certified, career-ready technicians for Toyota/Lexus dealerships.

The Mid Florida Tech course of study, facilities, and equipment have

been evaluated by the National Automotive Technicians Education

Foundation (NATEF) and is certified by the National Institute for

Automotive Service Excellence Standards of Quality (ASE) for the

training of Automobile Technicians.

Due to the close connection to industry this program enjoys, unique

admission requirements are in place. The School Admissions Office can arrange an instructor interview for

details.

Description This program prepares students to become entry-level automotive technicians in the automotive

service industry, specifically in Toyota/Lexus dealerships. The program includes classroom and hands-on

instruction reinforced with high-tech computerized learning systems using specialized trainers, simulators and

live vehicles and an internship at a Toyota or Lexus dealership. This program is offered in both traditional

classroom instruction and online learning settings.

Occupational Completion Points (OCPs) This program is a planned sequence of instruction consisting of

nine occupational completion points. OCPs provide a student with early completion training options linked

to employment opportunities established by the Florida Department of Education based on the Standard

Occupational Classification (SOC) system and accepted industry titles.

Academic Skill Level Required to Complete OCP I.

Grade 10 math, language and reading.

I470604 OCP Postsecondary Program of Study 2400 Hrs

AER0011 A Automotive Maintenance Technician 400

AER0118 B Advanced Engine Repair Technician 200

AER0258 C Advanced Automatic Transmission and TransaxleTechnician 200

AER0275 D Advanced Manual Drivetrain and Axle Technician 200

AER0459 E Advanced Automotive Suspension & SteeringTechnician 200

AER0419 F Advanced Automotive Brake System Technician 200

AER0319 G Advanced Electrical/Electronic System Technician 400

AER0173 H Advanced Heating and Air Conditioning Technician 200

AER0506 I Advanced Automotive Engine Performance Technician 400

Industry Certification/Licensure

Near the completion of the program, students will take these exams from the National Institute for Automotive

Service Excellence:

• A1 – Engine Repair • A5 – Brakes

• A2 – Automatic Transmission/Transaxle • A6 – Electrical/Electronic Systems

• A3 – Manual Transmission/Transaxle • A7 – Heating and Air Conditioning Systems

• A4 – Suspension and Steering • A8 – Engine Performance

Optional Exam(s)

• Toyota Certified Technician, Toyota

Articulation

Upon successful completion of this program, students enrolling in an AS degree program are eligible to be

awarded articulated credits at:

Valencia College: Industrial Management AS degree – 27 credits

Seminole State College: Automotive Service Management Technology AS degree – 24 credits

Florida State College at Jacksonville: Automotive Service Management Technology AS degree – 47 credits

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Mission The mission of this program is

to provide advanced training for currently

registered facials/skin care specialists who work

in the spa industry, medical offices, including

dermatology and plastic surgeons, and the

medi-spa industry. Upon completion of the

program, students will be eligible for the state

of Florida facial specialist and body wrapping

registration.

Advanced Esthetics

Description This program is a continuation of

the Facials/Skin Care Specialist Program. A

student completing the Advanced Esthetics

program is prepared for employment as a

registered Facials Specialist within the spa

industry, medical offices, dermatologic and

plastic surgeon offices, and the medi-spa

industry. The program is designed for currently licensed registered Facials Specialists or licensed cosmetologists

who wish to add training to update their skills and become current with the new trends in the field of esthetics.

This training will help meet rising consumer demand for personalized care and therapeutic treatment by highly

skilled skin care professionals.

The content includes, but is not limited to: communication, leadership, human relations, and employability skills;

safe and efficient work practices; Florida cosmetology law and rules; spa therapies; chemical peels; exfoliators;

microdermabrasion equipment; advanced esthetics; advanced European treatments; and esthetics chemistry.

Students will also become familiar with appropriate medical terminology and first aid. Nutrition and its effects on

the body and appearance will also be studied.

Occupational Completion Points (OCPs) This program is a planned sequence of instruction consisting

of one occupational completion point. OCPs provide a student with early completion training options linked

to employment opportunities established by the Florida Department of Education based on the Standard

Occupational Classification (SOC) system and accepted industry titles.

Academic Skill Level Required to Complete OCP A.

Grade 8 math, grade 8 language and grade 9 reading.

D500200 OCP Postsecondary Program of Study 600 Hrs

CSP0105

Advanced Skin Care I 150

CSP0106 Advanced Skin Care II 150

COS0264 Facial Treatments 150

A

COS0930 Specialty Topics 60

COS0505 Ethical Business Practices 30

COS0940 Internship 60

Industry Certification/Licensure

At the completion of the program, students will complete an application, pay the required fees, and register

with the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation, Board of Cosmetology as a Full Facial

Specialist.

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Air Conditioning, Refrigeration and Heating Technology

Mission The mission of this program is to

prepare students for employment as Heating,

Air conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration

Technicians and to provide advanced training

in the industry.

Description Training focuses on all aspects

of the HVAC industry including planning,

management, technical and production skills,

underlying principles of HVAC technology,

labor and community issues, and health,

safety and environmental issues.

Occupational Completion Points (OCPs)

This program is a planned sequence of

instruction consisting of four occupational

completion points. OCPs provide a student

with early completion training options linked to employment opportunities established by the Florida Department

of Education based on the Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) system and accepted industry titles.

Academic Skill Level Required to Complete OCP D.

Grade 10 math, 9 language and 9 reading.

I470203 OCP Postsecondary Program of Study 1350 Hrs

ACR0041 A Air-Conditioning, Refrigeration and Heating Helper 250

ACR0043 B Air-Conditioning, Refrigeration and Heating Mechanic Assistant 250

ACR0047

Air-Conditioning, Refrigeration and Heating Mechanic 1 250

C

ACR0049 Air-Conditioning, Refrigeration and Heating Mechanic 2 250

ACR0044 D Air-Conditioning, Refrigeration and Heating Technician 350

Dual Enrollment available for high school students.

Industry Certification/Licensure

Near the completion of the program, students take these exams from National Center for Construction

Education and Research (NCCER):

• Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning – Level 2

• Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning – Level 3

• Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning – Level 4

Articulation

Upon successful completion of this program, students enrolling in an AS degree program are eligible to be

awarded articulated credits at:

Valencia College:

• Building Construction Technology AS degree – 3 credits

• Industrial Management Technology AS degree – 24 credits

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Automotive Collision Repair and Refinishing

Mission The mission of this program is to prepare

students for employment as Automotive Body

Technicians. Students may also become employed

as Paint and Body Helpers, Auto Collision Estimators,

Frame Repair Persons, Body Repair Persons, and

Automotive Refinishers before completing the entire

program.

Description Training includes refinishing skills; sheet

metal repair skills, frame and unibody squaring and

aligning, use of filters, paint systems and undercoats;

related mechanical and welding skills, glass servicing

and other repairs. The program at Mid Florida Tech has

been approved by the National Automotive Technical

Education Foundation (NATEF) and is certified by the

National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence Standards of Quality (ASE). I-CAR has approved Mid Florida

Tech as a Level II training site and I-Car certifications can be earned during the program.

Occupational Completion Points (OCPs) This program is a planned sequence of instruction consisting of

five occupational completion points. OCPs provide a student with early completion training options linked

to employment opportunities established by the Florida Department of Education based on the Standard

Occupational Classification (SOC) system and accepted industry titles.

Academic Skill Level Required to Complete OCP E.

Grade 9 math, language and reading.

I470603 OCP Postsecondary Program of Study 1400 Hrs

ARR0210

Paint and Body Helper 250

A

ARR0213 Paint and Body Assistant 250

ARR0020 B Auto Collision Estimator 100

ARR0313 C Frame and Body Repairman 150

ARR0127 D Automotive Refinishing 325

ARR0240 E Automobile Body Repairer 325

Dual Enrollment available for high school students.

Industry Certification/Licensure

Near the completion of the program, students take these exams from the National Institute for Automotive

Service Excellence:

• B2 – Collision Repair and Refinishing Technician

• B3 – Non-Structural Analysis and Repair

• B4 – Structural Analysis and Repair

• B5 – Electrical and Mechanical Components

Articulation

Upon successful completion of this program, students enrolling in an AS degree program are eligible to be

awarded articulated credits at:

Valencia College:

• Industrial Management Technology AS degree – 24 credits

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Automotive Service Technology

Mission The mission of this program is to prepare students with the knowledge,

skills and attitude required for career-ready and industry-certified employment in

the auto industry.

Description This program offers a sequence of courses that provides rigorous

content aligned with challenging academic standards and the relevant technical

knowledge and skills needed to prepare for further education and careers in the

automotive industry. Provides technical skill proficiency and includes competencybased

applied learning that contributes to academic knowledge, higher-order

reasoning and problem-solving skills, work attitudes, general employability skills,

technical skills, and occupation-specific skills and knowledge.

The instruction, course of study, facilities, and equipment of OCPS Programs, have

been approved by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation

(NATEF) and is certified by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence

Standards of Quality (ASE) for the training of Automobile Technicians.

Occupational Completion Points (OCPs) This program is a planned sequence

of instruction consisting of nine occupational completion points. OCPs provide a student with early completion

training options linked to employment opportunities established by the Florida Department of Education based

on the Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) system and accepted industry titles.

Academic Skill Level Required to Complete OCP I.

Grade 10 math, 9 language and 9 reading.

I470608 OCP Postsecondary Program of Study 1800 Hrs

AER0014 A Automotive Services Assistant 300

AER0110 B Engine Repair Technician 150

AER0257 C Automatic Transmission and Transaxle Technician 150

AER0274 D Manual Drivetrain and Axle Technician 150

AER0453 E Automobile Suspension and Steering Technician 150

AER0418 F Automotive Brake System Technician 150

AER0360 G Automotive Electrical/Electronic Systems Technician 300

AER0172 H Automotive Heating and Air Conditioning Technician 150

AER0503 I Automotive Engine Performance Technician 300

Dual Enrollment is available for high school students.

Industry Certification/Licensure

Near the completion of the program, students take these exams from the National Institute for

Automotive Service Excellence:

• A1 – Engine Repair • A5 – Brakes

• A2 – Automatic Transmission/Transaxle • A6 – Electrical/Electronic Systems

• A3 – Manual Transmission/Transaxle • A7 – Heating and Air Conditioning Systems

• A4 – Suspension and Steering • A8 – Engine Performance

Articulation

Upon successful completion of this program, students enrolling in an AS degree program are eligible to be

awarded articulated credits at:

Valencia College:

• Industrial Management Technology AS degree – 27 credits

Seminole State College:

• Automotive Service Management Technology AS degree – 24 credits

Florida State College at Jacksonville:

• Automotive Service Management Technology AS degree – 47 credits

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Mission The mission of this program is to prepare

students for employment as Barbers.

Description This program stresses Florida

barbering laws and rules, and the related chemistry,

bacteriology, anatomy and physiology and

development of skills in performing the manipulative

techniques in the practice of barbering. Specific

skills include shaping hair, performing hairstyles,

mustache and beard design, shaving the face and

performing facial treatments. Additional training

includes hairpieces, wigs, and hair attachments;

permanent waves, chemical relaxing, coloring and

highlighting, and entrepreneurship.

Barbering

The curriculum is designed to prepare students for the Barber License examination which is governed by the

Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation.

Occupational Completion Points (OCPs) This program is a planned sequence of instruction consisting of

two occupational completion points. OCPs provide a student with early completion training options linked

to employment opportunities established by the Florida Department of Education based on the Standard

Occupational Classification (SOC) system and accepted industry titles.

Academic Skill Level Required to Complete OCP B.

Grade 9 math, language and reading.

I120402 OCP Postsecondary Program of Study 1200 Hrs

COS0150

Restricted Barber 1 333

COS0151 A Restricted Barber 2 333

COS0152 Restricted Barber 3 334

COS0671 B Barber 200

Industry Certification/Licensure

At completion of the 1200 hours program, students will pay any required fees and register as a:

• Barber, Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR)

• Restricted Barber, Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR)

Articulation

Upon successful completion of this program, students enrolling in an AS degree program are eligible to be

awarded articulated credits at:

Valencia College:

• Industrial Management Technology AS degree – 24 credits

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Building Construction Technologies

Mission The mission of this program is to

prepare students for employment or advanced

training in the building construction industry.

Description This program stresses the

understanding of all aspects of the building

construction industry, and demonstrates

such elements of the industry as planning,

management, finance, technical and production

skills, underlying principles of technology, labor

issues, community issues, health, safety, and

environmental issues.

Occupational Completion Points (OCPs) This

program is a planned sequence of instruction

consisting of two occupational completion points.

OCPs provide a student with early completion training options linked to employment opportunities established

by the Florida Department of Education based on the Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) system and

accepted industry titles.

Academic Skill Level Required to Complete OCP B.

Grade 9 math, language and reading.

I460401 OCP Postsecondary Program of Study 1050 Hrs

BCV0400 A Building Construction Helper 450

BCV0401

Building Construction Technician 1 300

B

BCV0402 Building Construction Technician 2 300

Dual Enrollment is available for high school students.

Industry Certification/Licensure

Near the completion of the program, students take these exams from National Center for Construction

Education and Research (NCCER):

• Carpentry Fundamentals – Level 1

• Carpentry – Level 2

• Carpentry – Level 3

• Carpentry – Level 4

Optional Exam(s)

• Project Management, National Center for Construction Education & Research (NCCER)

Articulation

Upon successful completion of this program, students enrolling in an AS degree program are eligible to be

awarded articulated credits at:

Valencia College:

• Building Construction Technology AS degree – 5 credits

• Industrial Management Technology AS degree – 24 credits

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Child Care Center Operations

Mission The mission of the program is to lead students

to success in the field of early childhood and child care

administration through relevant technical and academic

training.

Description The purpose of this program is to

prepare students to become a Child Care Center

Director. Students will acquire knowledge in the areas

of organizational leadership, financial management,

legal obligations and responsibilities, educational

programming, marketing strategies, assessment,

monitoring practices, observations, referrals and

collaboration of programs with families and community

resources. The program includes both theory and

practical applications. As part of the coursework,

students will create elements of an effective child care

program.

Child Care Center Operations includes competencies

contained in the Florida Child Care Center Director

Credential. Student completing the program will be

better prepared to take the Child Care Center Director

certification exam. The Child Care Center Operations

program may be taken for vocational credit or continuing

education units (CEUs).

Occupational Completion Points (OCPs) This program is a planned sequence of instruction consisting of

one occupational completion points. OCPs provide a student with early completion training options linked

to employment opportunities established by the Florida Department of Education based on the Standard

Occupational Classification (SOC) system and accepted industry titles.

Academic Skill Level Required to Complete OCP A is not applicable to this career certificate.

V200206 OCP Postsecondary Program of Study 45 Hrs

HEV0160 A Child Care Center Director 45

Industry Certification/Licensure

Upon successful completion of this program, students have completed the coursework requirement and will

apply for:

• Director Credential, Florida Department of Children and Families (FDCF)

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Commercial Foods and Culinary Arts

Mission The mission of this program is to prepare

students for positions in the Commercial Foods and

Culinary Arts fields.

Description Training includes preparation and serving,

storage, identification, selection and presentation of a

wide variety of foods, communication and leadership

skills, mathematical skills, human relations and

employability skills, and safe and efficient work practices.

Occupational Completion Points (OCPs) This

program is a planned sequence of instruction consisting

of four Occupational Completion Points. OCPs provide

a student with early completion training options linked

to employment opportunities established by the Florida

Department of Education based on the Standard

Occupational Classification (SOC) system and accepted

industry titles.

Academic Skill Level Required to Complete OCP D.

Grade 9 math, language and reading.

N100500 OCP Postsecondary Program of Study 1200 Hrs

HMV0100 A Food Preparation 300

HMV0170 B Cook-Restaurant 300

HMV0171 C Chef/Head Cook 300

HMV0126 D Food Service Management 300

Dual Enrollment available for high school students.

Industry Certification/Licensure

By the completion of the program, students will have taken the following certification exams:

• SafeStaff Employee Food Handler Training, Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association

• Certified Food Protection Manager, ServeSafe®

Optional Exam(s)

• National ProStart Certificate of Achievement

Articulation

Upon successful completion of this program, students enrolling in an AS degree program are eligible to be

awarded articulated credits at:

Valencia College:

• Culinary Management AS degree – 15 credits

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Commercial Photography Technology

Mission The mission of this program is to prepare students for

gainful employment in the photography industry.

Description This program prepares students for employment

as commercial photographers, portrait photographers and

photographic assistants and provides supplemental training

for persons previously or currently employed in these

occupations. Training includes use of digital cameras, computer

processing techniques, studio use, portraits, commercial and

industrial applications with emphasis on composition and

color dynamics, enlarging and enhancing images, and quality

control and maintenance of photographic equipment.

Occupational Completion Points (OCPs) This program

is a planned sequence of instruction consisting of four

Occupational Completion Points. OCPs provide a student

with early completion training options linked to employment

opportunities established by the Florida Department of

Education based on the Standard Occupational Classification

(SOC) system and accepted industry titles.

Academic Skill Level Required to Complete OCP D.

Grade 9 math, language and reading.

I480204 OCP Postsecondary Program of Study 1650 Hrs

PGY0180

Photographic Process Workers 1 250

A

PGY0181 Photographic Process Workers 2 250

PGY0182 B Photography Specialist/Lab Technician 200

PGY0183

Portrait Photographer 1 250

C

PGY0184 Portrait Photographer 2 250

PGY0185 D Commercial Photographer 450

Dual Enrollment available for high school students.

Industry Certification/Licensure

By completion of the program, students will take two or more of the following:

• Adobe Certified Associate (Photoshop), Adobe Systems

• Professional Photographic Certification – Certified Professional Photographer (CPP)

• Certified Professional Photographer (CPP) – Professional Photographers of America

• Skill Connect Assessment – Photography, Skills USA

Articulation

Upon successful completion of this program, students enrolling in an AS degree program are eligible to be

awarded articulated credits at:

Valencia College

• Industrial Management Technology AS degree – 27 credits

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Commercial Vehicle Driving

Mission The mission of this program is to prepare students

for employment as Tractor Trailer and Truck Drivers.

Description Training includes operation of trucks and

tractor-trailer vehicles handling cargo, reporting delays or

accidents on the road and record keeping, communication

and leadership skills, mathematical skills, human relations

and employability skills, and safe and efficient work

practices. This course covers Class A license training.

Occupational Completion Points (OCPs) This program is a planned sequence of instruction consisting

of one occupational completion point. OCPs provide a student with early completion training options linked

to employment opportunities established by the Florida Department of Education based on the Standard

Occupational Classification (SOC) system and accepted industry titles.

Academic Skill Level Required to Complete OCP A is not applicable to this program.

I490205 OCP Postsecondary Program of Study 320 Hrs

TRA0080 A Tractor Trailer Truck Driver 320

Industry Certification/Licensure

After successfully completing this program, students take the following exam:

• Commercial Driver License (CDL), Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, Division

of Driver Licenses

Commercial Vehicle “Class B” Driving

Mission The mission of this program is to prepare students for

employment as Bus and Straight Truck Drivers.

Description Training includes operation of trucks, buses; handling

cargo, reporting delays or accidents on the road and record keeping,

communication and leadership skills, mathematical skills, human

relations and employability skills, and safe and efficient work

practices.

Occupational Completion Points (OCPs) This program is a

planned sequence of instruction consisting of one occupational

completion point. OCPs provide a student with early completion training options linked to employment opportunities

established by the Florida Department of Education based on the Standard Occupational Classification (SOC)

system and accepted industry titles.

Academic Skill Level Required to Complete OCP A is not applicable to this program.

I490251 OCP Postsecondary Program of Study 150 Hrs

TRA0084 A Truck Driver Heavy Florida Class "B" 150

Industry Certification/Licensure

After successfully completing this program, students take the Florida Class "B" License

Exam.

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Mission The mission of this program

is to prepare students for employment

or advanced training in a variety

of occupations in the information

technology industry.

Computer Systems and Information Technology

Description This program focuses on

broad, transferable skills and stresses

understanding and demonstration

of the following elements of the

information technology industry;

technical and product skills, underlying

principles of technology, planning,

management, finance, labor issues,

community issues and health, safety,

and environmental issues. The

structure of this program is intended

to prepare students to complete the

CompTIA A+, Network+, and Security+

industry certifications. Sufficient

coverage of advanced networking concepts and competencies may also lead to Cisco's CCENT and CCNA

industry certifications. The course content includes, but is not limited to, communication, leadership skills, human

relations and employability skills; and safe, efficient work practices.

Occupational Completion Points (OCPs) This program is a planned sequence of instruction aligned with

industry standards consisting of four occupational completion points. OCPs provide students with early completion

training options linked to employment opportunities established by the Florida Department of Education based on

the Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) system and accepted industry titles.

Academic Skill Level Required to Complete OCP D.

Grade 10 math, 9 language and 9 reading.

9001200 OCP Postsecondary Program of Study 900 Hrs

CTS0082 A Computer Systems Technician 300

CTS0083 B Computer Network Technician 150

CTS0084 C Computer Networking Specialist 150

CTS0069 D Computer Security Technician 300

Dual Enrollment available for high school students.

Industry Certification/Licensure

At the appropriate time during training, students take the following certification exams from the Computing

Technology Industry Association (CompTIA):

• A+ Certification

• Network+ Certification

• Security+ Certification

Additional Exam(s)

• Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)

• Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician (CCENT)

Articulation

The State Board of Education has approved statewide articulation agreements to provide credit for successful

completion of industry certification through the Gold Standard program.

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Cosmetology

Mission The mission of this program is to provide

exceptional opportunities for students to master

skills in technique, knowledge and professionalism

in preparation for employment in the Cosmetology

industry.

Description This program stresses Florida

cosmetology laws and rules, cosmetology/

nails specialist/ facials specialist and the

related chemistry, bacteriology, anatomy and

physiology, art of make-up and development of

skill in performing the manipulative and electrical

techniques required in the practice of cosmetology/

nails specialist and facials specialist occupations.

This program is offered in both traditional

classroom instruction and online learning settings.

Occupational Completion Points (OCPs) This program is a planned sequence of instruction consisting of

one Occupational Completion Point. OCPs provide a student with early completion training options linked

to employment opportunities established by the Florida Department of Education based on the Standard

Occupational Classification (SOC) system and accepted industry titles.

Academic Skill Level Required to Complete OCP A.

Grade 8 math, 8 language and 9 reading.

D500100 OCP Postsecondary Program of Study 1200 Hrs

CSP0009

Grooming and Salon Services, Facials and Nails 225

CSP0002 Cosmetology and Hairdresser 1 300

A

COS0003 Cosmetology and Hairdresser 2 300

COS0009 Cosmetology and Hairdresser 3 375

Dual Enrollment available for high school students.

Industry Certification/Licensure

After completing the 1200 hours of the program, students take the Florida Cosmetology License Exam by the

Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR):

Articulation

Upon successful completion of this program, students enrolling in an AS degree program are eligible to be

awarded articulated credits at:

Valencia College:

• Industrial Management Technology AS degree – 24 credits

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Dental Assisting

Mission The mission of this program is to enlighten, challenge and prepare

students for a career and profession in dental assisting. This program is accredited

by the American Dental Association's Commission on Dental Accreditation.

Description Students must be 18 years old and possess a high school diploma

or GED to enroll. This program prepares the student for employment as a dental

assistant in a dental practice or dental clinic.

Training includes but is not limited to dental office and patient management, basic

dental laboratory procedures, dental and general anatomy, dental terminology,

nutrition, dental instrument and equipment utilization, microbiology, dental

pharmacology and anesthesia, chair-side assisting and expanded functions, dental

office emergencies/CPR, dental radiography, maintenance and asepsis of dental

operatory and instrumentation, dental specialty procedures, employability skills,

leadership and human relations skills, ethics and legal issues, dental materials

and preventive dentistry. Students may be exposed to hazardous materials.

Occupational Completion Points (OCPs) This program is a planned sequence of instruction consisting of

three Occupational Completion Points. OCPs provide a student with early completion training options linked

to employment opportunities established by the Florida Department of Education based on the Standard

Occupational Classification (SOC) system and accepted industry titles.

Academic Skill Level Required to Complete OCP C.

Grade 10 math, language and reading.

H170104 OCP Postsecondary Program of Study 1230 Hrs

HSC0003 A* Basic Healthcare Worker 90

DEA0720 B Dental Sterile Technician 160

DEA0721

Dental Assistant (1 of 3) 215

DEA0722 C Dental Assistant (2 of 3) 315

DEA0723 Dental Assistant (3 of 3) 450

* OCP A, Basic Healthcare Worker, is the foundation of the majority of health-related programs of

study. If the student has high school credit for Health Science I and Health Science 2 or an applicant

can demonstrate the skills in those courses through a written and performance test for OCP A, the

student may start with OCP B, Dental Sterile Technician.

Industry Certification/Licensure

Graduates receive the Florida Expanded Functions Certificate. Graduates are required

to take the Dental Assisting National Board Examination for certification to be a Certified

Dental Assistant (CDA), Dental Assisting National Board, Inc. (DANB)

Articulation

Upon successful completion of this program, students enrolling in an AS degree program

are eligible to be awarded articulated credits at:

Valencia College:

• Dental Hygiene AS degree – 9 credits

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Diesel Technology

(Medium and Heavy Duty Truck and Bus Technician)

Mission The mission of this program is to meet and exceed

the needs of the trucking industry by developing skilled

technicians trained with the most current technologies,

professionalism and leadership abilities.

Description Training includes: maintaining and repairing

diesel engines and electrical systems, maintaining and

repairing basic hydraulic systems, overhauling diesel

engines, performing preventive maintenance and repairing

chassis of heavy trucks and buses.

Occupational Completion Points (OCPs) This program

is a planned sequence of instruction consisting of nine

Occupational Completion Points. OCPs provide a student

with early completion training options linked to employment opportunities established by the Florida Department

of Education based on the Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) system and accepted industry titles.

Academic Skill Level Required to Complete OCP I.

Grade 9 math, language and reading.

I470605 OCP Postsecondary Program of Study 1800 Hrs

DIM0101 A Diesel Engine Mechanic / Technician Helper 150

DIM0102 B Diesel Electrical and Electronics Technician 300

DIM0103 C Diesel Engine Preventative Maintenance Technician 150

DIM0104 D Diesel Engine Technician 300

DIM0105 E Diesel Brakes Technician 300

DIM0106 F Diesel Heating and Air Conditioning Technician 150

DIM0107 G Diesel Steering and Suspension Technician 150

DIM0108 H Diesel Drivetrain Technician 150

DIM0109 I Diesel Hydraulics Technician 150

Dual Enrollment available for high school students.

Industry Certification/Licensure

Near the completion of the program, students will take these exams from the National Institute for Automotive

Service Excellence:

• T1 – Gasoline Engine Repair • T5 – Suspension and Steering

• T2 – Diesel Engine Repair • T6 – Electrical/Electronic Systems

• T3 – Drivetrain • T7 – Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Systems

• T4 – Brakes • T8 – Preventive Maintenance

Optional Exam(s)

• Master Medium/Heavy Truck Technician, National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence

Articulation

Upon successful completion of this program, students enrolling in an AS degree program are eligible to be

awarded articulated credits at:

Valencia College:

• Industrial Management AS degree – 24 credits

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Mission The mission of this program is to prepare

students for initial employment as Audio Equipment

Technicians, Sound Engineering Technicians, and

Broadcast Technicians.

Description The program uses both classroom

instruction of software, audio principles, audio

techniques and hands on practical projects and

labs. Students work on various audio projects

including voice-overs, podcasts, songs, sound

tracks, mixing and mastering. The content includes

communication skills, leadership skills, employability

skills, safe and efficient work practices, announcing

and moderating programs, preparing copy,

programming and operation of audio equipment

to support the production of materials or programs

and broadcasting of materials or programs in a

broadcast or recorded format.

Digital Audio Production

Occupational Completion Points (OCPs) This program is a planned sequence of instruction consisting of

four Occupational Completion Points. OCPs provide a student with early completion training options linked

to employment opportunities established by the Florida Department of Education based on the Standard

Occupational Classification (SOC) system and accepted industry titles.

Academic Skill Level Required to Complete OCP D.

Grade 9 math, language and reading.

I100230 OCP Postsecondary Program of Study 1050 Hrs

RTT0522 A Broadcast Announcer 150

RTT0523 B Audio Equipment Technician 300

RTT0524 C Sound Engineering Technician 300

RTT0525 D Broadcast Technician 300

Dual Enrollment available for high school students.

Industry Certification/Licensure

While completing the program, students take the following exams from Apple Computer, Inc.:

• Apple Certified Pro (ACP) – Soundtrack Pro

• Apple Certified Pro (ACP) – Final Cut Pro

• Apple Certified Pro (ACP) – Logic Pro

• Apple Certified Pro (ACP) – Motion

• Avid Media Composer Certified User

Articulation

Upon successful completion of this program, students enrolling in an AS degree program are eligible to be

awarded articulated credits at:

Valencia College:

• Sound and Music Technology – 9 credits

* Orlando Tech and this program is an Apple Certified Training Center.

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Digital Video Production

Mission The mission of this program is to prepare

students for initial employment as Television Production

Operators; Television Broadcast Technicians, Camera

Operators, Video Recording Engineers, and Audio

Recording Engineers.

Description This program also prepares students

for initial employment as audio and video equipment

technicians, studio assistants, edit technicians, video

editors, multi-media artists and animators, and production

assistants. Training includes: digital video fundamentals,

lighting, video camera operation, electronic news

gathering and field production, video editing, control

room operation, audio recording, preproduction and post

production, scriptwriting, animated graphics, webcasting/ podcasting, and digital video production technology.

Communication, human relations, leadership and employability skills, industry protocol and safe and efficient

work practices are integral parts of the training.

Occupational Completion Points (OCPs) This program is a planned sequence of instruction consisting of

six Occupational Completion Points. OCPs provide a student with early completion training options linked

to employment opportunities established by the Florida Department of Education based on the Standard

Occupational Classification (SOC) system and accepted industry titles.

Academic Skill Level Required to Complete OCP F.

Grade 9 math, language and reading.

I100240 OCP Postsecondary Program of Study 1500 Hrs

RTT0530 A Digital Video Fundamentals 150

RTT0531 B Audio and Video Equipment Technician 150

RTT0532 C Camera Operator 300

RTT0533 D Video Editor 300

RTT0534 E Multi-Media Artist and Animator 300

RTT0525 F Broadcast Technician 300

Dual Enrollment available for high school students.

Industry Certification/Licensure

While completing the program, students take the following:

• Adobe Certified Associate (Premiere Pro), Adobe Systems

• Apple Certified Pro (ACP) – Final Cut Pro, Apple Computer, Inc.

• Apple Certified Pro (ACP) – Motion, Apple Computer, Inc.

• Apple Certified Pro (ACP) – Logic Pro, Apple Computer, Inc.

• Apple Certified Pro (ACP) – Soundtrack Pro, Apple Computer, Inc.

Articulation

Upon successful completion of this program, students enrolling in an AS degree program are eligible to be

awarded articulated credits at:

Valencia College:

• Digital Media Technology – 11 credits

* Orlando Tech and this program is an Apple Certified Training Center.

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Mission The mission of this program is to prepare

students for employment and provide supplemental

training to meet the needs of the various drafting

professions.

Description Drafting offers a sequence of

courses to prepare students for employment in the

architecture and construction and manufacturing

industries. Provides technical skill proficiency, and

includes competency-based applied learning that

contributes to the academic knowledge, higherorder

reasoning and problem-solving skills, work

attitudes, general employability skills, technical

skills, and occupation-specific skills.

Drafting

Occupational Completion Points (OCPs)

This program is a planned sequence of instruction consisting of seven occupational completion points. OCPs

provide a student with early completion training options linked to employment opportunities established by the

Florida Department of Education based on the Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) system and accepted

industry titles.

Academic Skill Level Required to Complete OCP G.

Grade 10 math, 9 language and 9 reading.

C100200 OCP Postsecondary Program of Study 1500 Hrs

TDR0070 A Blueprint Reader 150

TDR0370 B Drafting Assistant 450

TDR0775

Drafting Detailer 1 150

C

TDR0776 Drafter Detailer 2 150

TDR0570 D Architectural Drafter 150

TDR0874 E Civil Drafter 150

TDR0777 F Mechanical Drafter 150

TDR0875 G Structural Drafter 150

Dual Enrollment available for high school students.

Industry Certification/Licensure

While completing the program, students take one or more of the following exams:

• Certified Associate – AutoCAD, AutoDesk

• ADDA Apprentice Drafter Certification, American Design Drafting Association

Articulation

Upon successful completion of this program, students enrolling in an AS degree program are eligible to be

awarded articulated credits at:

Valencia College:

• Drafting and Design Technology AS degree – 19 credits

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Early Childhood Education

Florida Staff Credential Training

Mission The mission of this program is to lead early

childhood education students to success in the field

of early childhood education and child care through

relevant technical and academic training.

Description This program prepares students for

careers in the child care industry by providing Early

Childhood Education Training. Instruction provides

learning activities using hands-on experiences

with the equipment and materials appropriate

to the program content and in accordance with

high quality standards in the field. Completion to

professional certificate level meets the requirement

for the Florida Staff Credential.

Occupational Completion Points (OCPs) This

program is a planned sequence of instruction

consisting of four Occupational Completion Points. OCPs provide a student with early completion training

options linked to employment opportunities established by the Florida Department of Education based on the

Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) system and accepted industry titles.

Academic Skill Level Required to Complete OCP D.

Grade 9 math, language and reading.

E300100 OCP Postsecondary Program of Study 600 Hrs

HEV0870 A Child Care Worker 1 150

HEV0871 B Child Care Worker 2 150

HEV0872 C Teacher Aide (Preschool) 150

HEV0873 D Preschool Teacher 150

Dual Enrollment available for high school students.

Industry Certification/Licensure

While completing the program, students take one or more of the following in order to be employed in the Child

Care Profession:

• Staff Credential, Florida Department of Children and Families (FDCF)

• Early Childhood Professional Certificate, Florida Department of Education (FDOE)

• Introductory Child Care Training Certificate, Florida Department of Children and Families (FDCF)

Articulation

The State Board of Education has approved statewide articulation agreements to provide credit for successful

completion of industry certification through the Gold Standard program.

• Child Development Associate (CDA) Certification, Council for Professional Recognition – 9 credit hours

toward the Early Childhood Education AS/AAS degree

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Electricity

Mission The mission of this program is to

ensure all electrical students acquire the skills,

knowledge and attitudes necessary to succeed

in the electrical field.

Description This program stresses the

understanding of all aspects of the electricity

industry, and prepares students with skills,

knowledge and attitudes necessary to succeed

in the residential and commercial fields. The

training includes assembly, installation,

operation, maintenance, and repair of electrical

equipment used in these fields.

Occupational Completion Points (OCPs)

This program is a planned sequence of

instruction consisting of three Occupational

Completion Points. OCPs provide a student

with early completion training options linked to employment opportunities established by the Florida Department

of Education based on the Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) system and accepted industry titles.

Academic Skill Level Required to Complete OCP C.

Grade 9 math, language and reading.

I460312 OCP Postsecondary Program of Study 1200 Hrs

BCV0603 A Electrician Helper 300

BCV0640 B Residential Electrician 450

BCV0652 C Commercial Electrician 450

Dual Enrollment available for high school students.

Industry Certification/Licensure

While completing the program, students take the following National Center for Construction Education and

Research (NCCER) exams:

• Electrical – Level 1

• Electrical – Level 2

• Electrical – Level 3

• Electrical – Level 4

Articulation

Upon successful completion of this program, students enrolling in an AS degree program are eligible to be

awarded articulated credits at:

Valencia College

• Building Construction Technology AS degree – 3 credits

Other Florida Colleges

• Building Construction Technology AS degree – 3 credits

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Electrocardiograph Technology

Mission The mission of this program is to be responsive

to the changing needs of the individual and the community

by providing strong educational programs and a wide range

of experiences which enhance the student’s potential as a

productive member of society and to strive to inspire the

student to be the best he/she can be as a professional

working as an EKG Technician.

Description This program is designed to prepare students for

employment as electrocardiograph aides, electrocardiograph

technicians, EKG Technicians, cardiovascular technologists

and technicians or to provide supplemental training for

persons previously or currently employed in this occupation.

The content includes, but is not limited to, communication

and interpersonal skills, overview of human anatomy

and physiology with emphasis on cardiac and vascular

systems, medical terminology and transcription, patient care

techniques, medical instrumentation, cardiovascular drugs,

interpretation of monitoring and testing results, medical ethics,

cardiac wellness and rehabilitation, safe and efficient work

practices, CPR, Basic Life Support (BLS) and employability

skills.

Occupational Completion Points (OCPs) This program

is a planned sequence of instruction consisting of three

Occupational Completion Points. OCPs provide a student

with early completion training options linked to employment opportunities established by the Florida Department

of Education based on the Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) system and accepted industry titles.

Academic Skill Level Required to Complete OCP C.

Grade 9 math, language and reading.

H170208 OCP Postsecondary Program of Study 465 Hrs

HSC0003 A* Basic Healthcare Worker 90

MEA0540 B EKG Aide 75

MEA0541 C EKG Technician 300

* OCP A, Basic Healthcare Worker, is the foundation of the majority of health-related programs of

study. If the student has high school credit for Health Science I and Health Science 2 or an applicant

can demonstrate the skills in those courses through a written and performance test for OCP A, the

student may start with OCP B, EKG Aide.

Industry Certification/Licensure

Electrocardiograph technicians are not licensed in the state of Florida. A voluntary national certification is available

through an exam offered by the National Healthcareer Association and may be a condition for employment. The

program instructor can provide additional information on requirements for employment; however, completing this

certification is recommended.

• Certified EKG Technician, National Healthcareer Association

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Mission The mission of this program is to

prepare students for employment as Electronic

Assemblers, Electronic Testers, Electronic

Technicians, and Electronic Equipment Repairers.

Description Training includes instruction in theory

and laboratory activities to learn direct current

(DC), alternating current (AC), solid-state devices,

analog circuits, digital circuits, microprocessor

fundamentals and basic rework/repair soldering.

Occupational Completion Points (OCPs)

This program is a planned sequence of instruction

consisting four Occupational Completion Points.

OCPs provide a student with early completion

training options linked to employment opportunities

established by the Florida Department of Education

based on the Standard Occupational Classification

(SOC) system and accepted industry titles.

Academic Skill Level Required to Complete OCP D.

Grade 10 math, 9 language and 9 reading.

Electronic Technology

I150303 OCP Postsecondary Program of Study 1400 Hrs

EEV0010 A Electronics Assembler 250

EEV0100 B Electronics Tester 400

EEV0500 C Electronics Equipment Repairer 375

EEV0616 D Electronics Technician 375

Dual Enrollment available for high school students.

Industry Certification/Licensure

During completion of the program, students will take this exam:

• Electronics Technician – International Society of Certified Electronics Technicians

Articulation

Upon successful completion of this program, students enrolling in an AS degree program are

eligible to be awarded articulated credits at:

Valencia College

• Electronics Engineering Technology AS degree – 15 credits

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Emergency Medical Technician (Basic)

Mission The mission of this program is to prepare students for

employment in Emergency Medical Services. The function of an EMT is

basic pre-hospital emergency medical treatment.

Description The content includes but is not limited to: patient

assessment, airway management, cardiac arrest, external and internal

bleeding and shock, traumatic injuries, fractures, dislocations, sprains,

poisoning, heart attack, stroke, diabetes, acute abdomen, communicable

diseases, patients with abnormal behavior, alcohol and drug abuse, the

unconscious state, emergency childbirth, burns, environmental hazards,

communications, reporting, extrication and transportation of patient. The

student must be proficient in patient assessment and evaluation, the

use of suctioning devices, oral and nasal airways, resuscitation devices,

oxygen equipment, sphygmomanometer and stethoscope, splints of all

types, pneumatic anti shock garments, extrication tools, dressings and

bandages, stretchers and patient carrying devices.

Clinical activity includes a minimum of 20 hours of supervised clinical

activity and the appropriate patient assessment skills, intervention and

documentation relevant to each clinical rotation.

Field activity includes a competency based program to assure appropriate

pre-hospital assessment and management of medical and trauma patients, as well as associated manual skills. The

field activity includes a minimum of five emergency responses resulting in patient care and transport to the hospital.

Occupational Completion Points (OCPs) This program is a planned sequence of instruction consisting of courses

that lead to Occupational Completion Points. OCPs provide a student with early completion training options linked to

employment opportunities established by the Florida Department of Education based on the Standard Occupational

Classification (SOC) system and accepted industry titles.

Academic Skill Level Required to complete is not applicable to this program.

W170205 OCP Postsecondary Program of Study 250 Hrs

HSC0003 A* Basic Healthcare Worker 90

EMS0159 B Emergency Medical Technician 160

* OCP A, Basic Healthcare Worker, is the foundation of the majority of health-related programs of study. If

the student has high school credit for Health Science I and Health Science 2 or an applicant can demonstrate

the skills in those courses through a written and performance test for OCP A, the student may start

with OCP B, Emergency Medical Technician.

EMERGENCY MEDICAL RESPONDER**

8417170 OCP High School Program of Study 3 Credits

8417100

Health Science 1 1

A

8417110 Health Science 2 1

8417171 B Emergency Medical Responder 3 1

** Available for high school students.

Industry Certification/Licensure

After completing this program, students take the Emergency Medical Technician Certification Test.

This test is issued by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT).

Optional Exam(s) • Emergency Medical Responder

Articulation Upon successful completion of this program, students enrolling in an AS degree program are

eligible to be awarded articulated credits at:

Valencia College

• Paramedic Technology (Certificate) – 11 credits • Emergency Medical Services A.S. degree – 11 credits

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Mission The mission of this program is to

prepare students for employment as registered

facials/skin care specialists after completing

the program and obtaining a Facials Specialist

Registration.

Description This program stresses Florida

cosmetology laws and rules, acquisition of

knowledge of the facial specialist and the

related chemistry; bacteriology, anatomy and

physiology, art of makeup and development of

skill in performing the manipulative and electrical

techniques required in the practice of facials

specialist occupations.

Facials Specialty

Occupational Completion Points (OCPs) This

program is a planned sequence of instruction

consisting of one Occupational Completion

Point. OCPs provide a student with early completion training options linked to employment opportunities

established by the Florida Department of Education based on the Standard Occupational Classification (SOC)

system and accepted industry titles.

Academic Skill Level Required to complete is not applicable to this program.

I120424 OCP Postsecondary Program of Study 260 Hrs

CSP0265 A Facials/Skin Care Specialist 260

Dual Enrollment available for high school students.

Industry Certification/Licensure

At the completion of the program, students will complete an application, pay the

required fee and register as:

• Facial Specialist Registration, Florida Department of Business and Professional

Regulation

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Game, Simulation and Animation Programming

Mission The mission of this program is to

prepare students for employment as a Game/

Simulation Designer, Game Programmer, and

Game Software Developer.

Description This program is project-based

and focuses on broad, transferable skills and

stresses understanding and demonstration of the

following rudiments of the game and simulation

industry: production planning, elements of

production design, elements of visual design,

integration of digital audio and digital video into

new game/simulation productions, programming

for single and multi-user environments, delivery

systems, and collaboration/ teamwork.

Occupational Completion Points (OCPs) This program is a planned sequence of instruction consisting of

three Occupational Completion Points. OCPs provide a student with early completion training options linked

to employment opportunities established by the Florida Department of Education based on the Standard

Occupational Classification (SOC) system and accepted industry titles.

Academic Skill Level Required to Complete OCP C.

Grade 10 math, language and reading.

B082300 OCP Postsecondary Program of Study 600 Hrs

DIG0070 A Game/Simulation Designer 300

DIG0075 B Game/Simulation Programmer 150

DIG0076 C Game/Simulation Software Developer 150

Dual Enrollment available for high school students.

Industry Certification/Licensure

Before completing the program, students take two or more of the following exams:

• Adobe Certified Associate (Photoshop), Adobe Systems

• Adobe Certified Associate (Flash), Adobe Systems

Articulation

The State Board of Education has approved statewide articulation agreements to provide credit for successful

completion of industry certification through the Gold Standard program.

• Adobe Certified Associate (Flash), Adobe Systems – 3 credit hours toward the AAS/AS degree in

Internet Services Technology

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Health Unit Coordinator

Mission The mission of this

program is to prepare students to

work in health care clinical settings

performing skills related to indirect

patient care.

Description This program

prepares the student for

employment as a Health Unit

Coordinator. Training includes

performing indirect patient care

tasks related to maintaining,

managing and coordinating patient

charts, transcribing physicians’

orders, and preparing patient

charts for admission, transfer,

surgery or discharge, interpersonal

skills, medical terminology, legal

and ethical responsibilities, safe

and efficient work practices, safety

and security of computers, and employability skills. Supervised clinical learning experiences are an integral part

of the program.

Occupational Completion Points (OCP) This program is a planned sequence of instruction consisting of

two Occupational Completion Points. OCPs provide a student with early completion training options linked

to employment opportunities established by the Florida Department of Education based on the Standard

Occupational Classification (SOC) system and accepted industry titles.

Academic Skill Level Required to Complete OCP B.

Grade 9 math, 10 language and 10 reading.

H170513 OCP Postsecondary Program of Study 500 Hrs

HSC0003 A* Basic Healthcare Worker 90

HIM0076 B Health Unit Clerk 410

* OCP A, Basic Healthcare Worker, is the foundation of the majority of health-related programs of

study. If the student has high school credit for Health Science I and Health Science 2 or an applicant

can demonstrate the skills in those courses through a written and performance test for OCP A, the

student may start with OCP B, Health Unit Clerk.

Industry Certification/Licensure

After successfully completing this program, students are eligible to take the Certified Health Unit Coordinator

(CHUC) examination administered by the National Association of Health Unit Coordinators (NAHUC).

• Certified Health Unit Coordinator (CHUC), National Association of Health Unit Coordinators (NAHUC)

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Hemodialysis Technician

Mission The mission of this program is to

prepare students for employment as Hemodialysis

Technicians or Dialysis Technicians.

Description Training includes communication and

interpersonal skills, legal and ethical responsibilities,

renal health-illness concepts, hemodialysis skills,

emergency procedures including CPR and first aid,

safety and security procedures, medical terminology,

anatomy and physiology, and employability skills.

Supervised clinical and laboratory experiences are

integrated with the classroom portion of the program.

This program is offered in both traditional classroom

instruction and online learning settings.

Occupational Completion Points (OCPs) This program is a planned sequence of instruction consisting of

two Occupational Completion Points. OCPs provide a student with early completion training options linked

to employment opportunities established by the Florida Department of Education based on the Standard

Occupational Classification (SOC) system and accepted industry titles.

Academic Skill Level Required to Complete OCP C.

Grade 10 math, language and reading.

H170207 OCP Postsecondary Program of Study 600 Hrs

HSC0003 A* Basic Healthcare Worker 90

MLT0368

Dialysis Technician 1 255

B

MLT0369 Dialysis Technician 2 255

* OCP A, Basic Healthcare Worker, is the foundation of the majority of health-related programs of

study. If the student has high school credit for Health Science I and Health Science 2 or an applicant

can demonstrate the skills in those courses through a written and performance test for OCP A, the

student may start with OCP B, Dialysis Technician 1 and 2.

Industry Certification/Licensure

This program prepares students to take the Certified Clinical Hemodialysis Technician (CCHT) examination

through the Nephrology Nursing Certification Commission (NNCC) after six months of experience in nephrology

patient care. After one year of experience, graduates may also apply for the Board of Nephrology Examiners

Nursing and Technology's (BONENT) Certified Hemodialysis Technician (CHT) examination or the National

Nephrology Certification Organization’s (NNCO) Certified Clinical Nephrology Technician (CCNT) or Certified

Biomedical Technician (CBNT) examinations, depending on their work experience and the type of job desired.

The program instructor can provide further information.

• Certified Clinical Hemodialysis Technician (CCHT), Nephrology Nursing

Certification Commission (NNCC)

After working in the field for six months, graduates of the program may apply and take this exam:

• Certified Hemodialysis Technician (CHT), Board of Nephrology Examiners

Nursing and Technology (BONENT)

Optional Exam(s)

• Certified Clinical Nephrology Technician (CCNT), National Nephrology

Certification Organization (NNCO)

• Certified Biomedical Technician (CBNT), National Nephrology Certification Organization (NNCO)

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Hotel and Resort Business Management

(Lodging Operations)

Mission The mission of this program is to passionately

prepare students for a career in the hospitality industry.

Description This program prepares students for

employment as entry-level line supervisors and

management/supervisors in the large hospitality industry

in Central Florida. Training includes on-the-job shadowing,

supervision and management skills, front office training,

housekeeping operations, security, quality guest services

training, sales and marketing, food and beverage, and basic

computer training. This program is offered in both traditional

classroom instruction and online learning settings.

Occupational Completion Points (OCPs) This program is

a planned sequence of instruction consisting of three Occupational Completion Points. OCPs provide a student

with early completion training options linked to employment opportunities established by the Florida Department

of Education based on the Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) system and accepted industry titles.

Academic Skill Level Required to Complete OCP C.

Grade 9 math, language and reading.

M607010 OCP Postsecondary Program of Study 600 Hrs

HMV0740 A Guest Services Agent 150

HMV0201 B Front Desk Agent 300

HMV0202 C Lodging Manager 150

Dual Enrollment available for high school students.

Industry Certification/Licensure

Near completion of the program, students take at least two of the following certification exams from the

American Hotel and Lodging Association Educational Institute:

• Certified Rooms Division Specialist (CRDS)

• Hospitality Skills Certification for Line-Level Staff

• START (Skills, Takes & Results Training) Certification

Optional Exam(s)

• National Professional Certification in Customer Service, National Retail Federation

Articulation

Upon successful completion of this program, students enrolling in an AS degree program are eligible to be

awarded articulated credits at:

Valencia College:

• Hospitality and Tourism Management AS degree – 9 credits

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Interior Décor Fabrication

Mission The mission of this program is to prepare

students for employment in the interior décor

fabrication industry or give them the skills and

knowledge to start their own business.

Description This program prepares students for

careers in the interior home furnishing and drapery

industry. Training includes but is not limited to

commercial sewing machine operation, drapery

making, bed treatments and decorative home

accessories. Graduates are employed by interior

furnishings manufacturers, interior designers, or

become self-employed.

Academic Skill Level Required to Complete OCP C.

Grade 9 math, language and reading.

V200505 OCP Postsecondary Program of Study 1050 Hrs

HEV0420 A Sewing Machine Operator, Non garment 450

HEV0450 B Drapery Operator 150

HEV0451 C Drapery Supervisor 450

Dual Enrollment available for high school students.

Industry Certification/Licensure

Near the completion of the program, students will take these exams from the Window Coverings Association of

America:

• Certified Window Treatment Consultant

• Certified Workroom Professional

Articulation

Upon successful completion of this program, students enrolling in an AS degree program are eligible to be

awarded articulated credits at:

Valencia College:

• Industrial Management Technology AS degree – 24 credits

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Interior Decorating Services

Mission The mission of this program is to teach the highest quality

of techniques, elements and principles of interior decorating and

prepare students for employment in the residential design industry.

Description The purpose of this program is to prepare students

for employment or advanced training in the residential decoration

industry. This program focuses on broad, transferable skills, stresses

the understanding of all aspects of the residential decoration industry

and demonstrates such elements of the industry as planning,

management, finance, technical and production skills, underlying

principles of technology, labor issues, community issues, and health,

safety, and sustainable issues.

Occupational Completion Points (OCPs) This program is a

planned sequence of instruction consisting of four Occupational

Completion Points. OCPs provide a student with early completion

training options linked to employment opportunities established

by the Florida Department of Education based on the Standard

Occupational Classification (SOC) system and accepted industry

titles.

Academic Skill Level Required to Complete OCP D.

Grade 9 math, language and reading.

V200600 OCP Postsecondary Program of Study 1050 Hrs

HEV0412 A Sales/Color Consultant 200

HEV0452 B Furniture Arranger/Space Planner 350

HEV0453 C Merchandise Stylist / Visual Displayer 300

HEV0413 D Interior Decorator/Interior Decorating Consultant 200

Dual enrollment available for high school students.

Industry Certification/Licensure

Near completion of the program, students take the following certification exam:

• DSA Certified Professional Decorator, Designer/Decorator Society of America

Articulation

Upon successful completion of this program, students enrolling in an AS degree program are eligible to be

awarded articulated credits at:

Valencia College:

• Industrial Management Technology AS degree – 24 credits

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Manufacturing Technology

(Machining)

Mission The mission of this program

is to prepare students for employment

as Machinists, Machinist Helpers,

Machine Operators and Machine Set

Up Operators.

Description The training includes

precision measurement, operating

lathes, mills, drill presses, grinders,

blueprint reading, operating power

saws, heat-treating operations, bench

work, computer numerical control

machining tools, and training in Solid

Works.This program is offered in both

traditional classroom instruction and

online learning settings.

Occupational Completion Points

(OCPs) This program is a planned

sequence of instruction consisting of

four Occupational Completion Points. OCPs provide a student with early completion training options linked

to employment opportunities established by the Florida Department of Education based on the Standard

Occupational Classification (SOC) system and accepted industry titles.

Academic Skill Level Required to Complete OCP D.

Grade 9 math, 8 language and 9 reading.

I480503 OCP Postsecondary Program of Study 1500 Hrs

PMT0020 A Machinist Helper 300

PMT0021 B Machine Operator 450

PMT0023 C Machine Setup Operator 450

PMT0025 D Machinist 300

Dual Enrollment available for high school students.

Industry Certification/Licensure

Near completion of the program, students take the following certification exam:

• Solidworks Associate

Articulation

Upon successful completion of this program, students enrolling in an AS degree program are eligible to be

awarded articulated credits at:

Valencia College

• Industrial Management AS degree – 24 credits

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Marketing, Merchandising and Parts Operations 1

Description This mission of this program is to provide

quality marketing, merchandising, parts specialist, and

entry-level management training for a variety of occupations.

Occupational Completion Points (OCPs) This program

is a planned sequence of instruction consisting of six

Occupational Completion Points. OCPs provide a student

with early completion training options linked to employment

opportunities established by the Florida Department of

Education based on the Standard Occupational Classification

(SOC) system and accepted industry titles.

Academic Skill Level Required to Complete OCP F.

Grade 9 math, language and reading.

M700100 OCP Postsecondary Program of Study 675 Hrs

MKA0640 A Sales Representative 150

MKA0643 B Billing, Cost and Rate Clerk 75

MKA0644 C Parts Accounting Clerk 150

MKA0647 D Stock Room Clerk 75

MKA0648 E Purchasing Agent 75

MKA0649 F Distribution Manager 150

Dual Enrollment available for high school students.

Marketing, Merchandising and Parts Operations 2

M700200 OCP Postsecondary Program of Study 675 Hrs

MKA0641 A Driver/Sales Workers 75

MKA0642 B Warehouseman 150

MKA0645 C Order Clerk 75

MKA0646 D Parts Specialist 375

Academic Skill Level Required to Complete OCP D.

Grade 9 math, language and reading.

Industry Certification/Licensure

While completing the program, students take the following certification exams:

• The National Professional Certification in Retail Management, National Retail Federation Foundation

• A*S*K Certification - Marketing, A*S*K Institute for Assessment of Skills and Knowledge of Business

• Marketing Concepts Certification, Brainbench

Articulation

Upon successful completion of this program, students enrolling in an AS degree program are eligible to be

awarded articulated credits at:

Valencia College:

• Industrial Management Technology AS degree – 24 credits

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Massage Therapy

Mission The mission of this program is to prepare students for employment

as Licensed Massage Therapists. Students desiring to enter this program must

be at least 18 years of age and possess a high school diploma or GED to apply

for this program. The program is approved by the Board of Massage Therapy,

Florida Department of Health, and adheres to the curriculum standards set by

the Board.

Description The curriculum includes human anatomy, physiology, pathology,

theory and practice of massage techniques, hydrotherapy, legal issues,

leadership and human relations skills, health and safety, CPR, and employability

skills. Students learn therapeutic massage techniques as well as spa treatments

such as herbal and mud wraps, chair massage and hot stone treatments.

Graduates of Westside Tech or Winter Park Tech will have the knowledge, skills

and attitudes needed to succeed in the massage industry. This program is

offered in both traditional classroom instruction and online learning settings.

Occupational Completion Points (OCPs) This program is a planned

sequence of instruction consisting of two Occupational Completion Points. OCPs

provide a student with early completion training options linked to employment

opportunities established by the Florida Department of Education based on the Standard Occupational Classification

(SOC) system and accepted industry titles.

OCP A is referred to as the Health Science Core and does not have to be completed if the student has previously

completed the Core in another health occupations program at any level. The core should be taken first.

Academic Skill Level Required to Complete OCP B.

Grade 9 math, 10 language and 10 reading.

H120405 OCP Postsecondary Program of Study 750 Hrs

HSC0003 A* Basic Healthcare Worker 90

MSS0205

Massage Therapist 1 360

B

MSS0206 Massage Therapist 2 300

* OCP A, Basic Healthcare Worker, is the foundation of the majority of health-related programs of study. If

the student has high school credit for Health Science I and Health Science 2 or an applicant can demonstrate

the skills in those courses through a written and performance test for OCP A, the student may start

with OCP B, Massage Therapist 1.

Industry Certification/Licensure

After successfully completing this program, graduates take one of the following exams. Upon successful completion,

individuals will be eligible to be licensed as a massage therapist by the Florida Department of Health.

• Certified Massage Therapist, National Certification Board of Therapeutic

Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB)

• Massage and Bodywork Licensure Exam (MBLEX), Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards

Optional Exam(s)

• Medical Massage Therapist, American Medical Massage Association

• Colonic Hydrotherapist, Florida Department of Health, Division of Medical Quality Assurance

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Medical Administrative Specialist

Mission The mission of this program is to provide high

quality training that prepares the student for employment as

a medical administrative specialist in a variety of health care

settings.

Description This program is designed to prepare a

student for employment in a variety of clerical, secretarial,

and administrative support positions in the medical field.

Training includes but is not limited to the use of technology

to develop communication skills, higher level thinking

skills, decision making skills; medical terminology; the

performance of office procedures specific to the medical

environment; transcription of medical documents; using

advanced features of business software applications; research of job opportunities; and the production of high

quality employment portfolios and job-seeking documents.

The program includes the current software used in offices today in addition to specialized medical and accounting

software. After successfully completing the program, students are qualified and recommended to take the

Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Certification Test.

Occupational Completion Points (OCPs) This program is a planned sequence of instruction consisting of

four Occupational Completion Points. OCPs provide a student with early completion training options linked

to employment opportunities established by the Florida Department of Education based on the Standard

Occupational Classification (SOC) system and accepted industry titles.

Academic Skill Level Required to Complete OCP D.

Grade 10 math, language and reading.

B070300 OCP Postsecondary Program of Study 1050 Hrs

OTA0040 A* Information Technology Assistant 150

OTA0041 B Front Desk Specialist 300

OTA0631 C Medical Office Technologist 300

OTA0651 D Medical Administrative Specialist 300

*The course in OCP A is the CORE program. If the student has credit for these courses in high school or

can demonstrate the attained skills, the student may start with OCP B, Front Desk Specialist.

8200320

Keyboarding and Business Skills and

8200330 Computer and Business Skills or

A*

8209020 Computing for College and Careers or

8207310 Introduction to Information Technology

Dual Enrollment available for high school students.

Industry Certification/Licensure

Near completion of the program, students take these exams:

• Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Bundle Certification (3 of 5), Microsoft Corporation

• Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA), National Healthcareer Association

Articulation

Upon successful completion of this program, students enrolling in an AS degree program are eligible to be

awarded articulated credits at:

Valencia College:

• Medical Office Administration AS degree – 18 credits

• Medical Information Coder/Biller Administration AS degree – 18 credits

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Medical Assisting

Mission The mission of this program is to prepare students for employment

in the growing medical assisting field. This program is offered in a combination

of traditional classroom instruction and online learning.

Description Training includes learning how to assist with patient

examinations, treatments, medications, monitoring, basic lab tests,

phlebotomy, electrocardiography, emergency procedures, administering

medical insurance/finance procedures, office management software and

receptionist duties, and employability skills. An externship/practicum at a

physician’s office or health care clinic is required to complete the program.

This program is offered in both traditional classroom instruction and online

learning settings.

Medical Assisting is offered at Winter Park Tech. Winter Park Tech is accredited by the Commission on

Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) by the Medical Assisting Education

Review Board (MAERB), Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs, 1361 Park Street,

Clearwater, FL 33756, 727-210-2350.

Occupational Completion Points (OCPs) This program is a planned sequence of instruction consisting of

five Occupational Completion Points. OCPs provide a student with early completion training options linked

to employment opportunities established by the Florida Department of Education based on the Standard

Occupational Classification (SOC) system and accepted industry titles.

Academic Skill Level Required to Complete OCP E.

Grade 10 math, language and reading.

H170503 OCP Postsecondary Program of Study 1300 Hrs

HSC0003 A* Basic Healthcare Worker 90

MEA0500 B Medical Office Receptionist 100

MEA0521 C Phlebotomist, MA 75

MEA0543 D EKG Aide, MA 75

MEA0550

Medical Assistant 1 320

MEA0551 E Medical Assistant 2 320

MEA0552 Medical Assistant 3 320

* OCP A, Basic Healthcare Worker, is the foundation of the majority of health-related programs of study. If

the student has high school credit for Health Science I and Health Science 2 or an applicant can demonstrate

the skills in those courses through a written and performance test for OCP A, the student may start

with OCP B, Medical Office Receptionist.

Dual Enrollment available for high school students.

Industry Certification/Licensure

After program completion students take the following:

• Certified Medical Assistant (CMA), American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA)

Articulation

Upon successful completion of this program, students enrolling in an AS degree program are eligible to be

awarded credits at:

Valencia Community College

• Medical Information Coder/Biller Administration AS degree – 6 credits

• Medical Office Administration AS degree – 6 credits

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Medical Coder/Biller

Mission The mission of this program is to prepare students with the

analytical and technical skills required to meet the needs of the health care

industry. The program supports quality patient care through advocating

coding and billing accuracy, patient confidentiality, and by following the

high ethical standards set by the professional community.

Description This program prepares the student for employment as an

entry level coder, medical record coder, coding technician, coding clerk,

or medical coder/ biller. Training includes but is not limited to medical

terminology, anatomy and physiology, coding systems, fundamentals of

disease process, including pharmacology, health care delivery systems,

basics of medical records services, ethical and legal responsibilities,

safety/ security procedures, basic data processing, and employability

skills. This program is completely online.

Occupational Completion Points (OCPs) This program is a planned

sequence of instruction consisting of two Occupational Completion

Points. OCPs provide a student with early completion training options

linked to employment opportunities established by the Florida Department

of Education based on the Standard Occupational Classification (SOC)

system and accepted industry titles.

Academic Skill Level Required to Complete OCP B.

Grade 9 math, 11 language and 11 reading.

H170526 OCP Postsecondary Program of Study 1000 Hrs

HIM0009 A Introduction to Health Information Technology 90

HIM0071

Medical Coder/Biller 1 300

HIM0072 B Medical Coder/Biller 2 300

HIM0073 Medical Coder/Biller 3 310

Industry Certification/Licensure

After completing the program, graduates take the following exams:

• Certified Professional Coder (CPC), American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC)

• Certified Coder Associate (CCA), American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA)

Articulation

Upon successful completion of this program, students enrolling in AS or AAS degree programs are eligible to

be awarded credits at:

Valencia College

• Medical Information Coder/Biller Administration AS degree – 26 credits

Other Florida Colleges

• Health Information Management AS/AAS degree – 26 credits

• Office Administration – Medical Office Specialist AS/AAS degree – 26 credits

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Academic Skill Level Required to Complete OCP C.

Grade 9 math, 11 language and 11 reading.

Medical Laboratory Assisting

Mission The mission of this program is to prepare students to become

nationally certified Phlebotomists, Physician's Office Lab Technicians and

Vital Clinical Lab Assistants to Medical Technologists in hospitals, private

laboratories, clinics, doctor’s offices, public health laboratories, and research

laboratories.

Description Training includes, but is not limited to phlebotomy techniques,

electrocardiography techniques, laboratory safety, infection control, quality

assurance and basic skills in waived testing in hematology, urinalysis,

microbiology and clinical practice.

Occupational Completion Points (OCPs) This program is a planned sequence

of instruction consisting of three Occupational Completion Points. OCPs

provide a student with early completion training options linked to employment

opportunities established by the Florida Department of Education based on

the Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) system and accepted industry

titles.

H170306 OCP Postsecondary Program of Study 465 Hrs

HSC0003 A* Basic Healthcare Worker 90

MEA0520 B Phlebotomist 75

MEA0560 C Medical Lab Assistant 300

* OCP A, Basic Healthcare Worker, is the foundation of the majority of health-related programs of study. If

the student has high school credit for Health Science I and Health Science 2 or an applicant can demonstrate

the skills in those courses through a written and performance test for OCP A, the student may start

with OCP B, Phlebotomist.

Industry Certification/Licensure

After completing this program, graduates take the following exams:

• Registered Phlebotomy Technician (RPT), American Medical Technologists (AMT)

• Certified Medical Laboratory Assistant (CMLA), American Medical Technologists (AMT)

Optional Exam(s)

• Phlebotomy Technician (PBT), American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP)

Articulation

The State Board of Education has approved statewide articulation agreements to

provide credit for successful completion of industry certification through the Gold

Standard program.

• Registered Phlebotomy Technician (RPT), American Medical Technologists (AMT) – 3 credit hours

toward the AAS/AS degree in Medical Laboratory Technology

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Mission The mission of this program is to prepare

students for employment as Medical Transcriptionists

in the field of healthcare documentation encompassing

emerging technologies and to provide continuing

education for persons previously or currently

employed in this occupation.

Description The training includes the health science

core competencies in addition to the use of medical

terminology, anatomy and physiology, disease

processes, pharmacology, laboratory tests, word

processing and transcription skills, health care

delivery systems and health information management

services and employability skills. This program is

completely online.

This program is approved by the Association for

Healthcare Documentation Integrity (AHDI).

Medical Record Transcribing

Occupational Completion Points (OCPs) This

program is a planned sequence of instruction

consisting of two Occupational Completion Points.

OCPs provide a student with early completion training

options linked to employment opportunities established by the Florida Department of Education based on the

Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) system and accepted industry titles.

Academic Skill Level Required to Complete OCP B.

Grade 9 math, 11 language and 11 reading.

H170506 OCP Postsecondary Program of Study 1200 Hrs

HIM0009 A Introduction to Health Information Technology 90

HIM0074

Medical Transcriber 1 370

HIM0075 B Medical Transcriber 2 370

HIM0081 Medical Transcriber 3 370

Industry Certification/Licensure

After completing this program, students take the following:

• Registered Medical Transcriptionist (RMT), Association for Healthcare Documentation Integrity (AHDI)

Articulation

Upon successful completion of this program, students enrolling in an AS degree program are eligible to be

awarded articulated credits at:

Valencia College

• Medical Office Administration AS degree – 16 credits

• Medical Information Coder/Biller Administration AS degree – 16 credits

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Multimedia Design Technology

Mission The mission of this program is to provide students with the knowledge

and skills needed for successful careers in multimedia and advertising.

Description The content includes practical experiences in web page design,

interactive presentation development, testing and production to prepare students for

employment in multimedia positions. Specialized skills in multimedia presentations

such as video editing, audio features, and simple animation and authoring software

are used to produce a variety of interactive multimedia presentations.

Occupational Completion Points (OCPs) This program is a planned sequence

of instruction consisting of five Occupational Completion Points. OCPs provide a

student with early completion training options linked to employment opportunities

established by the Florida Department of Education based on the Standard

Occupational Classification (SOC) system and accepted industry titles.

Academic Skill Level Required to Complete OCP B.

Grade 10 math, language and reading.

B070200 OCP Postsecondary Program of Study 1350 Hrs

OTA0040

Information Technology Assistant 150

A*

GRA0005 Multimedia Production Assistant 150

GRA0006 B Multimedia Junior Designer 450

GRA0007 C Multimedia Designer 150

GRA0008 D Multimedia Producer 300

GRA0009 E Multimedia Specialist 150

*The OTA0040 course in OCP A is the CORE program. If the student has received credit for these courses

in high school or can demonstrate the attained skills, the student may start with GRA0005.

High School Core:

8200320

Keyboarding and Business Skills and .5

8200330 Computer and Business Skills .5

A*

or

8209020 Computing for College and Careers or 1

8207310 Introduction to Information Technology 1

Dual Enrollment available for high school students.

Industry Certification/Licensure

Near completion of the program, students take one of the following Adobe Systems exams:

• Adobe Certified Associate (Photoshop)

• Adobe Certified Associate (Dreamweaver)

• Adobe Certified Associate (Flash)

• Adobe Certified Associate (Premiere Pro)

• Adobe Certified Expert (Photoshop), Adobe Systems

• Adobe Certified Expert (Premiere Pro), Adobe Systems

• Apple Certified Pro (ACP) – Final Cut Pro, Apple Computer, Inc.

Articulation

Upon successful completion of this program, students enrolling in an AS degree program are eligible to be awarded

articulated credits at:

Valencia College:

• Graphics Technology AS degree – 9 credits

* Orlando Tech and this program is an Apple Certified Training Center.

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Nails Specialty

Mission The mission of this program is to prepare students for

employment as registered Manicurists and Pedicurists.

Description This program stresses Florida cosmetology laws and

rules, acquisition of knowledge of the nails specialist and related

chemistry, bacteriology, anatomy and physiology and development

of skills in performing the techniques required in the practice of nails

specialist occupations.

This program focuses on broad, transferable skills and stresses

understanding and demonstration of the following elements of the

cosmetology industry: planning, management, finance, technical and

production skills, underlying technological principals, labor, community,

health, safety and environmental issues. Client services in a job-like

setting are an integral part of the program.

Occupational Completion Points (OCPs) This program is a

planned sequence of instruction consisting of one Occupational

Completion Point. OCPs provide a student with early completion

training options linked to employment opportunities established by the

Florida Department of Education based on the Standard Occupational

Classification (SOC) system and accepted industry titles.

Academic Skill Level Required to complete is not applicable to this program.

I120414 OCP Postsecondary Program of Study 240 Hrs

CSP0015 A Manicurist and Pedicurist 240

Dual Enrollment available for high school students.

Industry Certification/Licensure

At the completion of the program, students will complete an application, pay the

required fee and register as a:

• Nails Specialist Registration, Florida Department of Business and

Professional Regulation (DBPR)

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Network Systems Administration

Mission The mission of this program is to prepare students for

employment or advanced training in a variety of occupations in

the information technology field.

Description This program prepares students for employment

as a network systems administrator. Training includes

software application support; basic hardware configuration

and troubleshooting; networking technologies, troubleshooting,

security, and administration; and customer service and human

relations skills.

Occupational Completion Points (OCPs) This program is a

planned sequence of instruction consisting of seven Occupational

Completion Points. OCPs provide a student with early

completion training options linked to employment opportunities

established by the Florida Department of Education based on the Standard Occupational Classification (SOC)

system and accepted industry titles.

Academic Skill Level Required to Complete OCP G.

Grade 9 math, language and reading.

B079300 OCP Postsecondary Program of Study 1050 Hrs

OTA0040 A* Information Technology Assistant 150

EEV0504 B Computer Support Assistant 150

CTS0026 C Network Support Technician 150

CTS0027 D Systems Administrator 150

CTS0028 E Systems Engineer 150

CTS0029 F Wireless Network Administrator 150

EEV0317 G Data Communications Analyst 150

* The OTA0040, OCP A, CORE program. If the student has received credit for these courses in high

school, or can demonstrate the attained skills, the student may start with OCP B, Computer Support

Assistant.

Industry Certification/Licensure

Near completion of the program, students take the following:

• Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician (CCENT), Cisco Systems, Inc.

• Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA), Cisco Systems, Inc.

• CompTIA A+ Certification, Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA )

• CompTIA Network+ Certification, Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA )

• CompTIA Server+ Certification, Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA )

• Certified Wireless Network Administrator (CWNA), CWNP

• Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer 2003 (MCSE), Microsoft Corporation

Articulation

Upon successful completion of this program, students enrolling in an AS degree program are eligible to be

awarded articulated credits at:

Valencia College:

• Computer Engineering Technology AS degree – 21 credits

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Mission The mission of this program is to prepare

students for employment as Advanced Cross Trained

Nursing Assistants (Patient Care Technicians, Health

Care Technicians, Patient Care Assistant and Home

Health Aides).

Description Training includes but is not limited

to performing EKGs, assisting nurses with sterile

procedures, performing dressing changes, assisting

patients with bathing, dressing and personal hygiene.

Students are eligible to take the state nursing assistant

(CNA) examination. This program is offered in both

traditional classroom instruction and online learning

settings.

Patient Care Technician

Training focuses on nursing assistant practices with emphasis on the nurse-patient relationship. Graduates may

be employed in hospitals, long-term care facilities, clinics, doctors’ offices and home health care settings.

In order to take the Patient Care Technician program and receive a certificate of completion, all of the courses

must be taken.

Occupational Completion Points (OCPs) This program is a planned sequence of instruction consisting of

seven Occupational Completion Points. OCPs provide a student with early completion training options linked

to employment opportunities established by the Florida Department of Education based on the Standard

Occupational Classification (SOC) system and accepted industry titles.

Academic Skill Level Required to Complete OCP G.

Grade 10 math, language and reading.

H170694 OCP Postsecondary Program of Study 600 Hrs

HSC0003 A* Basic Healthcare Worker 90

HCP0121 B Nursing Aide and Orderly (Articulated) 75

HCP0332 C Advanced Home Health Aide 50

HCP0020 D Patient Care Assistant 75

HSC0016 E Allied Health Assistant 150

MEA0580 F Advanced Allied Health Assistant 100

PRN0094 G Patient Care Technician 60

* OCP A, Basic Healthcare Worker, is the foundation of the majority of health-related programs of

study. If the student has high school credit for Health Science I and Health Science 2 or an applicant

can demonstrate the skills in those courses through a written and performance test for OCP A, the

student may start with OCP B, Nursing Aide and Orderly (Articulated).

Dual Enrollment is available for high school students.

Industry Certification/Licensure

During the program, students take the following exam:

• Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), Florida Department of Health

At the end of the program, successful graduates take:

• Certified Home Care Aide, National Association for Home Care and Hospice (NAHC)

• Certified Patient Care Technician, National Healthcareer Association

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Pharmacy Technician

A supervised internship at a pharmacy is an integral part of this program.

Mission The mission of this program is to prepare students

for employment in retail and institutional pharmacy practice.

Description This program is offered in a combination of

traditional classroom instruction and online learning and

is accredited by the American Society of Health System

Pharmacists (ASHP) on the campuses of Westside Tech and

Winter Park Tech.

This program is approved by the Florida Board of Pharmacy.

Program completers who wish to work as Pharmacy Technicians

in the State of Florida must register with the Board of Pharmacy

(465.014 F.S.). This program is offered in both traditional

classroom instruction and online learning settings.

Training includes, but is not limited to, introduction to medical terminology, pharmacology, medical drugs,

pharmacy law, pharmaceutical compounding, sterile techniques, IV and chemotherapy preparation, medical

delivery systems, unit dose packaging, patient record systems, processing prescriptions, pharmacy math,

medication purchasing, receiving and inventory systems, pharmaceutical automation, computer applications in

pharmacy practice, employability and leadership skills, human relations as they relate to pharmacy and first aid,

CPR and AIDS.

Occupational Completion Points (OCPs) This program is a planned sequence of instruction consisting of

two Occupational Completion Points. OCPs provide a student with early completion training options linked

to employment opportunities established by the Florida Department of Education based on the Standard

Occupational Classification (SOC) system and accepted industry titles.

Academic Skill Level Required to Complete OCP B.

Grade 11 math, 10 language and 10 reading.

H170500 OCP Postsecondary Program of Study 1050 Hrs

HSC0003 A* Basic Healthcare Worker 90

PTN0084

Pharmacy Technician 1 360

PTN0085 B Pharmacy Technician 2 300

PTN0086 Pharmacy Technician 3 300

* OCP A, Basic Healthcare Worker, is the foundation of the majority of health-related programs of

study. If the student has high school credit for Health Science I and Health Science 2 or an applicant

can demonstrate the skills in those courses through a written and performance test for OCP A, the

student may start with OCP B, Pharmacy Technician 1.

Dual Enrollment is available for high school students.

Industry Certification/Licensure

Upon successful completion of this program, students take one or more of the following:

• Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT), Pharmacy Technician Certification Board

• Registered Pharmacy Technician (RPT), Florida Department of Health

Articulation

The State Board of Education has approved statewide articulation agreements to provide credit for successful

completion of industry certification through the Gold Standard program.

• Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT), Pharmacy Technician Certification Board - 9 credit hours

toward Pharmacy Management AS/AAS degree.

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Phlebotomy

Mission The mission of this program is to prepare students for

employment as phlebotomists and healthcare support workers.

Description The content includes, but is not limited to, communication,

leadership, human relations, and employability skills; performance of

safe and efficient work practices in obtaining adequate and correct

blood specimens by capillary or venipuncture on adults, children and

neonates; maintaining the integrity of the specimen in relation to the

test to be performed; preparing blood smears; labeling specimens

accurately and completely; collecting timed specimens; promoting

the comfort and well-being of the patient while performing blood

collecting duties; observing safety policies and procedures; medical

terminology; emergency procedures including CPR (Heartsaver);

delivering a variety of clinical specimens received in the laboratory;

centrifuging specimens and preparing aliquots of samples according to

the designated protocol; distributing samples to appropriate laboratory

sections; and preparing collection trays for specimen procurement.

Occupational Completion Points (OCPs) This program is a planned

sequence of instruction consisting of two Occupational Completion

Points. OCPs provide a student with early completion training options

linked to employment opportunities established by the Florida Department of Education based on the Standard

Occupational Classification (SOC) system and accepted industry titles.

Academic Skill Level Required to Complete OCP B is not applicable to this program.

H170302 OCP Postsecondary Program of Study 165 Hrs

HSC0003 A* Basic Healthcare Worker 90

MEA0520 B Phlebotomist 75

* OCP A, Basic Healthcare Worker, is the foundation of the majority of health-related programs of

study. If the student has high school credit for Health Science I and Health Science 2 or an applicant

can demonstrate the skills in those courses through a written and performance test for OCP A, the

student may start with OCP B, Phlebotomist.

Industry Certification/Licensure

Graduates with the required amount of work experience may obtain certification from the following:

• Registered Phlebotomy Technician (RPT), American Medical Technologists (AMT)

• Certified Phlebotomy Technician, American Society of Phlebotomy Technicians (ASPT)

Optional Exam(s)

• Phlebotomy Technician - PBT (ASCP), American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP)

Articulation

The State Board of Education has approved statewide articulation agreements to provide credit for successful

completion of industry certification through the Gold Standard program.

• Registered Phlebotomy Technician (RPT), American Medical Technologists (AMT) - 3 credits toward

the Medical Technology AS/AAS degree

OCPS Career & Technical Education 95


Practical Nursing

Mission The mission of this program is to prepare students

for employment as licensed practical nurses and is approved

by the Florida State Board of Nursing.

Description Training includes but is not limited to theoretical

instruction and clinical experience in acute, subacute and longterm

care facilities, care of obstetric, pediatric and geriatric

patients, instruction and application of vocational role and

function; personal, family and community health concepts,

nutrition, human growth and development, relationship skills,

mental health concepts, pharmacology and administration

of medications, current events in nursing, legal aspects of

practice and preparation for the national licensing exam.

Enrollment options for adult students include daytime or evening classes. High school students can enroll in the

Practical Nursing Academy providing the opportunity to graduate from high school with the requirements to take the

National Council Licensing Exam. When Practical Nursing is completed it may be substituted for one science credit

in Anatomy and Physiology for the high school students. This program is offered in both traditional classroom

instruction and online learning settings.

Occupational Completion Points (OCPs) This program is a planned sequence of instruction consisting of three

Occupational Completion Points. OCPs provide a student with early completion training options linked to employment

opportunities established by the Florida Department of Education based on the Standard Occupational Classification

(SOC) system and accepted industry titles.

Academic Skill Level Required to Complete OCP C.

Grade 11 math, language and reading.

H170605 OCP Postsecondary Program of Study 1350 Hrs

HSC0003 A* Basic Healthcare Worker 90

HCP0121 B Nursing Aide and Orderly (Articulated) 75

PRN0091

Practical Nurse 1 285

PRN0092 C Practical Nurse 2 450

PRN0096 Practical Nurse 3 450

* OCP A, Basic Healthcare Worker, is the foundation of the majority of health-related programs of study. If

the student has high school credit for Health Science I and Health Science 2 or an applicant can demonstrate

the skills in those courses through a written and performance test for OCP A, the student may start

with OCP B, Nursing Aide and Orderly (Articulated).

Dual Enrollment is available for high school students.

Industry Certification/Licensure

During the program, students may take:

• Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), Florida Department of Health, Division of Medical Quality Assurance

Upon completion of the program, students take the following exam:

• Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN)

Articulation

Upon successful completion of this program, students enrolling in an AS degree program are eligible to be awarded

articulated credits at:

Valencia College

• Online R.N. Advanced Standing Track – 10 credits

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Mission The mission of this program is to prepare

students for initial employment in the garment and

textile industry.

Description Students may be employed

as seamstresses, tailors, dressmakers, and

alterationists. The sewing industry has seen a real

spike in revenue over the last decade, because

of the media focus on fashion, home décor and

weddings. Custom tailoring and altering bridal gowns

has become a big business. There is an increased

demand for alterationists as many retail stores no

longer offer complimentary alteration services.

Sewing Technology and Services

(Fashion Design)

Occupational Completion Points (OCPs)

This program is a planned sequence of instruction consisting of six Occupational Completion Points. OCPs

provide a student with early completion training options linked to employment opportunities established by the

Florida Department of Education based on the Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) system and accepted

industry titles.

Academic Skill Level Required to Complete OCP F.

Grade 9 math, language and reading.

V200700 OCP Postsecondary Program of Study 900 Hrs

HEV0203 A Seamstress 200

HEV0240 B Power Machine Operator 50

HEV0211 C Alterationist 150

HEV0212 D Construction Specialist 150

HEV0217 E Alterationist for Fine Clothing 150

HEV0232 F Custom Tailor/Patternmaker 200

Dual Enrollment is available for high school students.

Industry Certification/Licensure

Upon successful completion of this program, graduates will be eligible for the National Sewing and Design

Professional Certification offered by the Association of Sewing Design Professionals, Inc.

Optional Exam(s)

• NOCTI Apparel and Textile Production and Merchandising, National Occupational

Competency Testing Institute (NOCTI)

Articulation

Upon successful completion of this program, students enrolling in an AS degree program are eligible to be

awarded articulated credits at:

Valencia College:

• Industrial Management Technology AS degree – 24 credits

OCPS Career & Technical Education 97


Surgical Technology

Mission The mission of this program is

to prepare individuals for employment

as Certified Surgical Technologists or to

provide supplemental training for persons

previously or currently employed in this

occupation.

Description Clinical learning

experiences in an operating room and

related areas are an integral part of this

program. This program is offered in both

traditional classroom instruction and

online learning settings.

Training includes but is not limited

to performing a surgical hand scrub,

gowning and gloving, setting up the

operating room with sterile supplies,

instruments, equipment, medications and fluids needed during surgery; preparing patients for surgery by

performing a surgical skin prep of the areas on which the surgeon will operate; passing instruments and other

sterile supplies to the surgeon; transporting patients to and from the operating room; communication, interpersonal

skills, legal and ethical responsibilities.

Occupational Completion Points (OCPs) This program is a planned sequence of instruction consisting of

three Occupational Completion Points. OCPs provide a student with early completion training options linked

to employment opportunities established by the Florida Department of Education based on the Standard

Occupational Classification (SOC) system and accepted industry titles.

Academic Skill Level Required to Complete OCP C.

Grade 10 math, 11 language and 11 reading.

H170211 OCP Postsecondary Program of Study 1330 Hrs

HSC0003 A* Basic Healthcare Worker 90

STS0015 B Central Supply Technician 210

STS0010

Surgical Technologist 1 343

STS0011 C Surgical Technologist 2 343

STS0012 Surgical Technologist 3 344

* OCP A, Basic Healthcare Worker, is the foundation of the majority of health-related programs of

study. If the student has high school credit for Health Science I and Health Science 2 or an applicant

can demonstrate the skills in those courses through a written and performance test for OCP A, the

student may start with OCP B, Central Supply Technician.

Industry Certification/Licensure

After successfully completing this program, students take the following exams:

• Certified Surgical Technologist (CST), National Board of Surgical Technology

and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA)

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Veterinary Assisting

Mission The mission of this program is to prepare students for

employment and/or advanced training to enhance their skills and

preparedness for a career in the veterinarian and animal care taker

industry.

Description Training stresses understanding and demonstration of

the following elements of the veterinary assisting industry: planning,

management, finance, technical and production skills, underlying

principles of technology, labor issues, community issues and

health, safety and environmental issues. The program also provides

supplemental training for persons previously or currently employed as

veterinary assistants.

Occupational Completion Points (OCPs) This program is a

planned sequence of instruction consisting of three Occupational

Completion Points. OCPs provide a student with early completion

training options linked to employment opportunities established by the

Florida Department of Education based on the Standard Occupational

Classification (SOC) system and accepted industry titles.

Academic Skill Level Required to Complete OCP C.

Grade 9 math, language and reading.

A010512 OCP Postsecondary Program of Study 750 Hrs

ATE00006 A Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal 450

Caretakers 1

ATE00070 B Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal 150

Caretakers 2

ATE00072 C Veterinary Assistant 150

Dual Enrollment available for high school students.

Industry Certification/Licensure

After completion of the program, students take the following exam:

• Certified Veterinary Assistant (CVA), Animal Care Technologies

Articulation

Upon successful completion of this program, students enrolling in an AS degree program are eligible to be

awarded articulated credits at:

St. Petersburg College:

• Veterinary Technology AS degree – 4 credits

OCPS Career & Technical Education 99


Web Development

Mission The mission of this program is to provide students

with the technical and creative skills necessary for success in

the front-end web development and new media workplace.

Description This program offers a sequence of courses that

provides coherent and rigorous content aligned with challenging

academic standards and relevant technical knowledge and

skills needed to prepare for further education and careers such

as an Assistant Web Designer, a Web Designer, and Senior

Web Designer.

Occupational Completion Points (OCPs) This program is a

planned sequence of instruction consisting of four Occupational

Completion Points. OCPs provide a student with early

completion training options linked to employment opportunities

established by the Florida Department of Education based on the Standard Occupational Classification (SOC)

system and accepted industry titles.

Academic Skill Level Required to Complete OCP D.

Grade 9 math, language and reading.

Y700100 OCP Postsecondary Program of Study 1050 Hrs

OTA0040 A* Information Technology Assistant 150

CTS0070

Web Design Foundations 150

B

CTS0071 Web Interface Design 150

CTS0049

Web Scripting 150

C

CTS0015 Web Media Integration 150

CTS0016

Web E-commerce 150

D

CTS0017 Web Interactivity 150

*The course in OCP A are the CORE program. If the student has credit for these courses in high school

or can demonstrate the attained skills, the student will start with OCP B, Web Design Foundations.

Dual Enrollment available for high school students.

Industry Certification/Licensure

While completing the program, students will take these exams:

• Adobe Certified Associate (Dreamweaver), Adobe Systems

• Adobe Certified Associate (Flash), Adobe Systems

• Adobe Certified Associate (Photoshop), Adobe Systems

• Certified Internet Web (CIW) Web Foundations Associate, Certification Partners

• Certified Internet Web (CIW) Site Development Associate, Certification Partners

• Microsoft Certified Professional Developer (MCPD) – Web Developer, Microsoft Corporation

Articulation

Upon successful completion of this program, students enrolling in an AS degree program are eligible to be

awarded articulated credits at:

Valencia College:

• Computer Information Technology AS degree – 12 credits

• Computer Programming and Analysis AS degree – 12 credits

100

OCPS Career & Technical Education


Welding

(Applied Welding Technologies)

Mission The mission of this program is to provide the necessary

technical skills, knowledge, and attitudes to prepare students

for employment and to provide advanced training in a variety of

occupations in the welding industry.

Description The training includes the use of blueprints and/or

shop drawings, use of gases and/or welding processes according

to diagram, blueprints or written specifications. Lab activities

include various processes and techniques of oxyacetylene

cutting (OFC), Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW), Gas Metal

Arc Welding (GMAW), Flux Cored Arc Welding (FCAW), Gas

Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW), and Pipe Welding.

Occupational Completion Points (OCPs) This program is a

planned sequence of instruction consisting of six Occupational

Completion Points. OCPs provide a student with early completion

training options linked to employment opportunities established

by the Florida Department of Education based on the Standard

Occupational Classification (SOC) system and accepted industry

titles.

Academic Skill Level Required to Complete OCP E.

Grade 9 math, language and reading.

I480500 OCP Postsecondary Program of Study 1170 Hrs

PMT0011 A Welder, Helper 250

PMT0012 B Welder, Shielded Metal Arc 250

PMT0013 C Welder, Gas Metal Arc 125

PMT0014 D Welder, Flux Cored Arc 100

PMT0015 E Welder, Gas Tungsten Arc 175

PMT0016 F Welder, Pipe 270

Dual Enrollment available for high school students.

Industry Certification/Licensure

After completing the program, students take the following exam:

• Certified Welder, American Welding Society

Articulation

Upon successful completion of this program, students enrolling in an AS degree program are eligible to be

awarded articulated credits at:

Valencia College

• Industrial Management Technology AS degree – 24 credits

OCPS Career & Technical Education 101


Apprenticeship Programs

Mission The mission of this program is to provide an atmosphere of unified learning and skills development,

through classroom instruction and “on-the-job” experience, assuring a lifelong earning opportunity to a diverse

community.

Earn while learning new skills through real work experience. Apprenticeship programs combine paid employment

with no cost training. Completing each year of training elevates an apprentices' hourly pay rate and their status

within the skilled trade community. Upon completing the full apprenticeship program, an apprentice becomes

a "Journeyman" or "Master" of the craft and is

considered at the very top of the industry. Apprentices

enrolled at public institutions are exempt from paying

fees including application, registration, tuition and lab

fees. A written agreement between the apprentice and

employer ensures the apprentice becomes skilled in

the occupation.

Unlike other career training programs offered at the

Tech Centers, apprentices are selected to participate

by employers/sponsors based on criteria specifically

defined in standards of registered apprenticeship

programs approved by the U.S. Department of Labor

and Florida Department of Education.

How to Become an Apprentice

Check with the admissions office at any of the four Tech Centers. Potential candidates must apply for registered

apprentice positions. Admission requirements and eligibility vary by program because program sponsors define

them according to their specific training needs and the availability of employment opportunities. However, federal

law defines minimum requirements and mandates that selection criteria be job related.

Certifications earned through registered apprenticeship programs are recognized nationwide. Apprentices who

complete registered apprenticeship programs are accepted by the industry as journeymen.

Basic Skills Exam

All Students registered in apprenticeship programs are exempt from taking the basic skills exam.

Employer-Sponsored Apprenticeship

Select employers provide apprenticeship programs registered with and approved by the U.S. Department of

Labor and Florida Department of Education to their employees. Employer-sponsored apprenticeship programs

include:

• Air Conditioning, Refrigeration and Heating

Technology (3-year program)

• Brick and Block Masonry (3-year program)

• Child Care (2-year program)

• Electrician (4-year program)

• Fire Sprinkler Systems (5-year program)

• Glazing (4-year program)

• Heavy Equipment Operation (4-year program)

• Industrial Pipefitter (5-year program)

• Painting and Decorating (4-year program)

• Plumbing (5-year program)

• Structural Steel (4-year program)

102

OCPS Career & Technical Education


Youth Apprenticeship

The Academy of Construction

Technologies provides dual

enrollment electrical and

HVAC (heating, ventilation

and air conditioning) Youth

Apprenticeship programs

for high school juniors and

seniors. Details are covered

under the high school portion

of this catalog.

The Academy of Construction

Technologies provides Youth

Apprenticeship curriculum in

electrical and HVAC (heating,

ventilation and air conditioning)

trade areas. High school

juniors and seniors attend a

tech center as a dual enrollment student during the regular school year and are provided the opportunity for

a paid summer on-the-job experience (OJT) between the junior and senior year. To be eligible for the Youth

Apprenticeship program the student must:

• Be 16 years of age

• Have a GPA (grade point average) of 2.0

• Be on track to graduate from high school

• Possess a good attendance record in high school

• Demonstrate an interest in the skilled technical trades

During the first year, students are taught tool and work safety, CPR and Occupational Safety and Health

Administration (OSHA) requirements. Working with certified instructors both in the classroom and lab, students

are required to pass written and performance tests to show ability to perform the skills needed in the occupation

safely and accurately.

Youth apprentices are given the

opportunity to interview with one of

50 industry contractors for a summer

OJT experience. If selected and

after completion of their summer

experience, students will receive

one elective credit. Second year

apprentices may take an advanced

apprenticeship course with the

opportunity to continue their OJT

experience. At the successful

completion of two years, the student

may receive one year of credit in the

corresponding adult apprenticeship

program. These electives are

applied to graduation requirements

and the awarding of the home high

school diploma.

OCPS Career & Technical Education 103


Air Conditioning, Refrigeration and Heating Technology Apprenticeship

Air Conditioning Contractor’s Association of Central Florida (ACCA/CF)

Description The mission of the apprenticeship

program is to provide advanced training in Heating, Air

Conditioning and Refrigeration for the Central Florida Air

Conditioning Contractors’ service technicians.

This three-year (6,000 hour) program requires the

apprentice to be employed by a participating employer/

sponsor and enrolled in a formal program registered and

approved by the US Department of Labor and the Florida

Department of Education. Apprentices, in addition to

employment, are required to participate in structured

part-time training-related coursework specifically

aligned with the apprenticeship standards approved by

the above state and federal agencies.

All skill level employees in the trade are provided an opportunity to improve their skills and become more valuable

to their employers. It begins in the first year with fundamentals, and builds on those skills throughout the second

and third years. Apprentices learn to systematically and accurately troubleshoot air conditioning and heating

systems.

Campus Westside Tech/Air Conditioning Contractor’s Association of Central Florida (ACCA/CF),

2112 Baywood Avenue, Longwood, 407.905.2065

Upon successful completion of this program, students enrolling in A.S. or A.A.S. degree programs are eligible

to be awarded articulated credits at:

Valencia College

• Industrial Management A.S. degree – 24 credits

Air Conditioning, Refrigeration and Heating Technology Apprenticeship

Orlando Plumbers and Pipefitters, JAC

Description The overall objective of Orlando and Vicinity

Plumber & Pipefitters JAC is to produce the most highly skilled,

competent and productive journeymen craftsmen that can be

developed. As well, it is our obligation to provide the resources

and environment necessary to assure that apprentices achieve

that goal and understand their personal responsibility in this

endeavor. Training focuses on all aspects of the industry

including, but not limited to, planning, management, technical

and production skills, underlying principles of technology, labor

and community issues, and health and safety and environmental

issues.

This apprenticeship program is a sequence of four years (8,000 hours) of training and requires the apprentice to

be employed by a participating employer/sponsor and enrolled in a formal program registered and approved by

the US Department of Labor and the Florida Department of Education. Apprentices, in addition to employment,

are required to participate in structured part-time training-related coursework specifically aligned with the

apprenticeship standards approved by the above state and federal agencies.

Campus Mid Florida Tech/Orlando Plumbers & Pipefitters JATC, 2447 Orlando Central Parkway,

Orlando, 407.851.7370

Upon successful completion of this program, students enrolling in A.S. or A.A.S. degree programs are eligible

to be awarded articulated credits at:

Valencia College

• Industrial Management A.S. degree – 24 credits

104

OCPS Career & Technical Education


Brick and Block Masonry Apprenticeship

Masonry Association of Florida, Inc. (MAF)

Description The Masonry Association of Florida, Inc. (MAF) is a corporation

dedicated to the promotion of better masonry workmanship and materials

in the State of Florida. The MAF is further dedicated to the education of

its members and its members’ employees through monthly educational

meetings, periodic workshops and sponsoring a state certified apprenticeship

program. The MAF encourages professionalism in its members’ dealings

with the design professional, other contractors, and the general public. Its

members and staff actively participate in local, state, and national activities

that affect this goal. The program focuses on broad, transferable skills, and

stresses the understanding of all aspects of the masonry industry.

This apprenticeship program is a sequence of three years (6000 hours)

of training and requires the apprentice to be employed by a participating

employer/sponsor and enrolled in a formal program registered and approved

by the US Department of Labor and the Florida Department of Education.

Apprentices, in addition to employment, are required to participate in

structured part-time training-related coursework specifically aligned with

the apprenticeship standards approved by the above state and federal

agencies. For detailed information on this apprenticeship program, please

contact 407.251.6050.

Campus Mid Florida Tech, 2900 W. Oak Ridge Road, Orlando, 407.682.3328

Upon successful completion of this program, students enrolling in A.S. or A.A.S. degree programs are eligible

to be awarded articulated credits at:

Valencia College

• Industrial Management – 24 credits

Central Florida Child Care Educators Apprenticeship Program, GNJ

Florida Staff Credential Training

Description The training includes but is not limited to instruction

and learning activities using hands-on-experiences with the

equipment and materials appropriate to the program content.

Activities provide instruction in the use of manipulative equipment;

language development; creative art, music, science, dramatic play,

developmentally appropriate practices, brain research, and classroom

management. Observation and supervised work experience with young

children in community childcare or a community laboratory setting are

an integral part of this program. Completion meets the requirements

for the Florida Staff Credential.

This apprenticeship program is a sequence of two years (4300 hours) of training and requires the apprentice to

be employed by a participating employer/sponsor and enrolled in a formal program registered and approved by

the US Department of Labor and the Florida Department of Education. Apprentices, in addition to employment,

are required to participate in structured part-time training-related coursework specifically aligned with the

apprenticeship standards approved by the above state and federal agencies. For detailed information on this

apprenticeship program, please contact 407.246.7060 ext. 4831 or 4906.

Campus Orlando Tech, 301 W. Amelia Street, Orlando, 407.246.7060, ext. 4831

Upon successful completion of this program, students enrolling in A.S. or A.A.S. degree programs are eligible

to be awarded articulated credits at:

Valencia College

• See statewide agreement

Other Florida Colleges

• Central Florida Child Care Educators AAS/AS degree – 9 credits

OCPS Career & Technical Education 105


Electrical Apprenticeship

Florida Electrical Apprenticeship and Training, Inc. (FEAT)

Description According to the Standards of Apprenticeship. “The objectives of the Florida Electrical Apprenticeship

and Training, Inc. (FEAT) Apprenticeship Program shall be for the apprentice to have acquired the ability to

intelligently perform job assignments as an apprentice and develop proper knowledge essential to high level

performance in the occupation of electrician.”

This apprenticeship program is a sequence of four years (8000 hours) of training and requires the apprentice to

be employed by a participating employer/sponsor and enrolled in a formal program registered and approved by

the US Department of Labor and the Florida Department of Education. Apprentices, in addition to employment,

are required to participate in structured part-time training-related coursework specifically aligned with the

apprenticeship standards approved by the above state and federal agencies. For detailed information on this

apprenticeship program, please contact 407.438.3328.

Campus Mid Florida Tech, 2900 W. Oak Ridge Road, Orlando, 407.682.3328

Westside Tech, 955 E. Story Road, Winter Garden, 407.438.3328

Upon successful completion of this program, students enrolling in A.S. or A.A.S. degree programs are eligible

to be awarded articulated credits at:

Valencia College

• Industrial Management A.S. – 24 credits

Electrician Apprenticeship

Central Florida Electrical JATC

Description The mission of this program is to provide educational opportunities to learn the skills, knowledge

and attitudes to meet the employment and personal needs of the individual and the electrical community.

This apprenticeship program is a sequence of four years (8000 hours) of training and requires the apprentice to

be employed by a participating employer/sponsor and enrolled in a formal program registered and approved by

the US Department of Labor and the Florida Department of Education. Apprentices, in addition to employment,

are required to participate in structured part-time training-related coursework specifically aligned with the

apprenticeship standards approved by the above state and federal agencies.

Campus Mid Florida Tech/Central Florida Electrical JATC, 2738 N. Forsyth Road, Winter Park, 407.678.3733

Upon successful completion of this program, students enrolling in A.S. or A.A.S. degree programs are eligible

to be awarded articulated credits at:

Valencia College

• Industrial Management A.S. degree – 24 credits

106

OCPS Career & Technical Education


Fire Sprinkler Systems Technology Apprenticeship

Sprinkler Fitters Joint Apprenticeship Training

Description The mission of this program is to prepare students for

employment or advanced training in fire sprinkler occupations through

on-the-job training and related classroom instruction. The apprenticeship

program provides expert craft people that adhere to the demands of current

industry standards. Training focuses on all aspects of the industry including,

but not limited to, planning, management, technical and production skills,

underlying principles of technology, labor and community issues, and health

and safety and environmental issues.

This apprenticeship program is a sequence of five years (10,000 hours)

of training and requires the apprentice to be employed by a participating

employer/sponsor and enrolled in a formal program registered and approved

by the US Department of Labor and the Florida Department of Education.

Apprentices, in addition to employment, are required to participate in

structured part-time training-related coursework specifically aligned with

the apprenticeship standards approved by the above state and federal

agencies. For detailed information on this apprenticeship program, please

contact 904.260.1312.

Campus Mid Florida Tech, 2900 W. Oak Ridge Road, Orlando, 904.260.1312

Upon successful completion of this program, students enrolling in A.S. or A.A.S. degree programs are eligible

to be awarded articulated credits at:

Valencia College

• Industrial Management A.S. degree – 24 credits

Glazing Apprenticeship

Central Florida Painters, Decorators, Drywall & Glaziers, JATC

Description This apprenticeship program is a sequence of four

years (8,000 hours) of training and requires the apprentice to be

employed by a participating employer/sponsor and enrolled in a

formal program registered and approved by the US Department

of Labor and the Florida Department of Education. Apprentices,

in addition to employment, are required to participate in structured

part-time training-related coursework specifically aligned with the

apprenticeship standards approved by the above state and federal

agencies.

Campus Central Florida Painters Decorators, Drywall & Glaziers JATC with Mid Florida Tech,

2153 W. Oak Ridge Road, Orlando, 407.852.3977, ext. 24

Upon successful completion of this program, students enrolling in A.S. or A.A.S. degree programs are eligible

to be awarded articulated credits at:

Valencia College

• Industrial Management A.S. degree – 24 credits

OCPS Career & Technical Education 107


Industrial Pipefitter Apprenticeship

Orlando Plumbers and Pipefitters, JAC

Description The overall objective of Orlando & Vicinity

Plumber and Pipefitters JAC is to produce the most highly

skilled, competent and productive journeymen craftsmen

that can be developed. As well, it is our obligation to provide

the resources and environment necessary to assure that

apprentices achieve that goal and understand their personal

responsibility in this endeavor. Training focuses on all

aspects of the industry including, but not limited to, planning,

management, technical and production skills, underlying

principles of technology, labor and community issues, and

health and safety and environmental issues.

This apprenticeship program is a sequence of four years

(8,000 hours) of training and requires the apprentice to be employed by a participating employer/sponsor and

enrolled in a formal program registered and approved by the US Department of Labor and the Florida Department

of Education. Apprentices, in addition to employment, are required to participate in structured part-time trainingrelated

coursework specifically aligned with the apprenticeship standards approved by the above state and

federal agencies.

Campus Mid Florida Tech/Orlando Plumbers & Pipefitters JATC, 2447 Orlando Central Parkway, Orlando,

407.851.7370

Upon successful completion of this program, students enrolling in A.S. or A.A.S. degree programs are eligible

to be awarded articulated credits at:

Valencia College

• Industrial Management A.S. degree – 24 credits

Painting and Decorating Apprenticeship

Central Florida Painters, Decorators, Drywall & Glaziers, JATC

Description To encourage equal access for all segments of

the population into the program, by providing the highest quality

vocational training possible. This apprenticeship program is a

sequence of for years (8,000 hours) of training and requires the

apprentice to be employed by a participating employer/sponsor

and enrolled in a formal program registered and approved by the

US Department of Labor and the Florida Department of Education.

Apprentices, in addition to employment, are required to participate

in structured part-time training-related coursework specifically

aligned with the apprenticeship standards approved by the above

state and federal agencies.

Campus Central Florida Painters Decorators, Drywall & Glaziers JATC with Mid Florida Tech, 2153 Oak

Ridge Road, Orlando, 407.852.3977, ext. 24

Upon successful completion of this program, students enrolling in A.S. or A.A.S. degree programs are eligible

to be awarded articulated credits at:

Valencia College

• Industrial Management A.S. degree – 24 credits

108

OCPS Career & Technical Education


Plumbing Technology Apprenticeship

Orlando Plumbers and Pipefitters, JAC

Description The overall objective of Orlando and Vicinity

Plumber and Pipefitters JAC is to produce the most highly

skilled, competent and productive journeymen craftsmen that

can be developed. As well, it is our obligation to provide the

resources and environment necessary to assure that apprentices

achieve that goal and understand their personal responsibility in

this endeavor. Training focuses on all aspects of the industry

including, but not limited to, planning, management, technical

and production skills, underlying principles of technology, labor

and community issues, and health and safety and environmental

issues.

This apprenticeship program is a sequence of five years (10,000 hours) of training and requires the apprentice to

be employed by a participating employer/sponsor and enrolled in a formal program registered and approved by

the US Department of Labor and the Florida Department of Education. Apprentices, in addition to employment,

are required to participate in structured part-time training-related coursework specifically aligned with the

apprenticeship standards approved by the above state and federal agencies.

Campus Mid Florida Tech/Orlando Plumbers & Pipefitters JATC, 2447 Orlando Central Parkway, Orlando,

407.851.7370

Upon successful completion of this program, students enrolling in A.S. or A.A.S. degree programs are eligible

to be awarded articulated credits at:

Valencia College

• Industrial Management A.S. degree – 24 credits

Structural Steel Apprenticeship

Mid Florida Ironworkers, JATC

Description The mission of this program is to provide a

working relationship between an employer and an employee

during which time the apprentice obtains the necessary skills

for employment in the Ironworker trade.

This apprenticeship program is a sequence of four years (8,000

hours) of training and requires the apprentice to be employed

by a participating employer/sponsor and enrolled in a formal

program registered and approved by the US Department of

Labor and the Florida Department of Education. Apprentices,

in addition to employment, are required to participate in

structured part-time training-related coursework specifically

aligned with the apprenticeship standards approved by the

above state and federal agencies.

Campus Mid Florida Tech/Ironworkers JATC, 200 E. Landstreet Road, Orlando, 407.859.0321

OCPS Career & Technical Education 109


Grade Level Requirements, Licensure/Exemptions, and Articulated Credit

Math Grade

Level

Language

Grade Level

Reading

Grade Level

Licensure

Exemption

OCPS Tech Center Career Certificate Programs

Program

Hours

Mid Florida

Tech

Orlando Tech

Westside

Tech

Winter Park

Tech

Articulated

Credit

10 10 10 3-D Animation Technology 1050

9 9 9 Accounting Operations 900

10 10 10 Administrative Office Specialist 1050

10 10 10 Advanced Automotive Technology (Toyota T-TEN) 2400

8 8 9 Advanced Esthetics 600

10 9 9 Air Conditioning, Refrigeration & Heating Technology

1350

9 9 9 Automotive Collision Repair & Refinishing 1400

10 9 9 Automotive Service Technology 1800

9 9 9 Barbering 1200

9 9 9 Building Construction Technology 1050

NA NA NA Child Care Center Operations 45

9 9 9 Commercial Foods and Culinary Arts 1200

9 9 9 Commercial Photography Technology 1650

NA NA NA Commercial Vehicle Driving 320

NA NA NA Commercial "Class B" Driving 150

10

9

9

Computer Systems and Information Technology

900

8 8 9 Cosmetology 1200

10 10 10 Dental Assisting 1230

9 9 9 Diesel Technology (Medium/Heavy Duty Truck & Bus Technician) 1800

9 9 9 Digital Audio Production 1050

9 9 9 Digital Video Production 1500

10 9 9 Drafting 1500

9 9 9 Early Childhood Education 600

9 9 9 Electricity 1200

9 9 9 Electrocardiograph Technology (EKG) 465

10 9 9 Electronic Technology 1400

NA NA NA Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) 250

NA NA NA Facials Specialty 260

10

10

10

Game, Simulation and Animation Programming

600

9 10 10 Health Unit Coordinator 500

10 10 10 Hemodialysis Technician 600

9 9 9 Hotel & Resort Business Management (Lodging Operations) 600

9 9 9 Interior Décor Fabrication 1050

9 9 9 Interior Decorating Services 1050

9 8 9 Manufacturing Technology (Machining) 1500

9 9 9 Marketing, Merchandising, and Parts Operations I 675

9 9 9 Marketing, Merchandising, and Parts Operations II

675

9 10 10 Massage Therapy 750

10 10 10 Medical Administrative Specialist 1050

10 10 10 Medical Assisting 1300

9 11 11 Medical Coder/Biller 1000

9 11 11 Medical Laboratory Assisting 465

9 11 11 Medical Record Transcribing 1200

10 10 10 Multimedia Design Technology 1350

NA NA NA Nails Specialty 240

9 9 9 Network Systems Administration 1050

10 10 10 Patient Care Technician 600

11 10 10 Pharmacy Technician 1050

NA NA NA Phlebotomy 165

11 11 11 Practical Nursing 1350

9 9 9

Sewing Technology and Services (Fashion Design)

900

10 11 11 Surgical Technology 1330

9 9 9 Veterinary Assisting 750

9 9 9 Web Development 1050

9 9 9 Welding (Applied Welding Technologies) 1170

110

OCPS Career & Technical Education


Index

Symbols

3-D Animation Technology 49

A

AAAE 15

Absences 34

Academic Assessment 7

Academic Readiness 14

Academic Skills for Adult ESOL Learners 41

Academy of Construction Technologies 103

ACCA/CF 104

Accounting Operations 50

Accreditation 2

ACT 15

ADA 31

Administration 1

Administrative Office Specialist 51

Admissions 7

Adult Education 39, 46

Adult Enrollment Procedures, Testing, Orientation,

Paying Fees 8

Adult ESOL 41

Adult ESOL Testing and Placement Matrix 42

Adult General Education 39, 40

Adult High School Credit Program 39, 45

Advanced Automotive Technology Toyota T-TEN 52

Advanced Esthetics 53

Advisory Committee 48

AGE 40

Air Conditioning Contractor’s Association of Central

Florida 104

Air Conditioning, Refrigeration and Heating Technology

54, 102

Air Conditioning, Refrigeration and Heating Technology

Apprenticeship 104

American College Testing Program 15

Americans with Disabilities Act 31

Annual processing fee 25

Applied Academics for Adult Education 15, 39, 46

Applied Welding Technologies 101

Apprenticeship Programs 102

Assistance 24

Associate Superintendent 5

Attendance 33

Automotive Collision Repair and Refinishing 55

Automotive Service Technology 56

Automotive Technology 52

Auxiliary Sites 3

B

Badge 23

Barbering 57

Basic Skills 8

Basic Skills Exam 8

Bookstore 14

Brick and Block Masonry 102

Brick and Block Masonry Apprenticeship 105

Building Construction Technologies 58

Bureau of State Approving Agency for Veterans Training

28

Business Administration 20

Business and Industry Advisory Committees 47

C

Calendar 38

Campus Crisis Plan 37

Campus Safety and Security 36

Campus Security 30

Campus Security and Parking 23

Career 16, 18, 20, 47

Career and Adult Education Centers 2

Career Assessment 16

Career Certificate Programs 47

Career Certificates 18

Career Counseling 16

Career Pathways 18

CASAS 41

Centers 2

Central Florida Child Care Educators Apprenticeship

Program 105

Central Florida Electrical JATC 106

Central Florida Painters, Decorators, Drywall & Glaziers

107, 108

Child Care 102

Child Care Center Operations 59

Citizenship 41, 42

Class A 62

Class B 62

Clinic and Massage Services for the Public 17

Code of Student Conduct 35

COE 2

Co-Enrolled Program 39, 45

College Test Prep 20

Commercial Foods and Culinary Arts 60

Commercial Photography Technology 61

Commercial Vehicle “Class B” Driving 62

Commercial Vehicle Driving 62

Commission of the Council on Occupational Education

2

Comprehensive Adult Student Assessment System

41

Computer Applications 20

Computer Literacy and Computer Applications 20

OCPS Career & Technical Education 111


Index

Computer Systems and Information Technology 63

Conduct 35

Construction Technologies 58

Cosmetology 64

Costs to Attend a Tech Center 24

Credit for Previous Training 29

Credit for Remediation 29

Crisis Plan 37

Criteria to Earn the Diploma 13

Culinary Arts 60

Customized Training for Industry 19

D

Deferment of Fees 29

Denial of Re-Registration 34

Dental Assisting 65

Diesel Technology (Medium and Heavy Duty Truck

and Bus Technician) 66

Digital Audio Production 67

Digital Photography and Video 20

Digital Video Production 68

Diploma 13

Disability Services 31

Discrimination 30

District Administration 1

Drafting 69

Dress Code 35

Drug-Free School Act 37

Due Process Procedure 30

E

Early Childhood Education

Florida Staff Credential Training 70

EEO Notice of Non-Discrimination Statement 1

EKG Technician 72

ELCATE 41, 42

Electrical Apprenticeship 106

Electrician 102

Electricity 71

Electrocardiograph Technology 72

Electronic Technology 73

Emergency Medical Technician 74

EMT 74

English for Speakers of Other Languages 39, 41

English Literacy for Career and Technical Education

41

Enrollment Procedures 10

Entrepreneurship 20

Entry Requirements 13

Equal Access/Equal Opportunity 31

ESOL 39, 41, 42

Evening Program Information 19

Exemption from Basic Skills 8

F

Facial Specialist 53

Facials Specialty 75

FAFSA 25, 26

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act 31

Fashion Design 97

FCAT 13, 15, 45

FEAT 106

Federal Drug-Free School Act 37

Federal Pell Grant 25, 26

Fees 8, 24

FERPA 31

FFA 21

Financial Assistance 25

Financial Information, Scholarships, and Student Assistance

24

Fire Sprinkler Systems 102

Fire Sprinkler Systems Technology Apprenticeship

107

Florida Bright Futures Scholarship 25, 26

Florida Electrical Apprenticeship and Training, Inc.

106

Florida Resident 24

Florida Student Assistance Grant 25, 26

Florida Virtual School 12

Florida Work Experience Program 25, 26

FLVS 12

Foreign Language 20

Free Application for Federal Student Aid 25, 26

Functions of the Program Advisory Committee 48

Future Farmers of America 21

G

Game, Simulation and Animation Programming 76

GED 13, 14, 20, 26, 27, 39, 40, 43, 44

GED Preparation 43

GED Testing 44

General Admission Policies and Procedures 7

Glazing 102

Glazing Apprenticeship 107

GNJ 105

GPA 26

Grade Level Requirements, Licensure/Exemptions,

and Articulated Credit 110

Grading Scale 32

Grading System 32

Graduation 19

Graduation Options for High School Students 13

Grant 25

Graphic Design 20

112

OCPS Career & Technical Education


Index con't

Grievance Procedure 30

Guidance Counselor 12

H

Health and Safety 36

Healthcare 20

Health Occupations Students of America 21

Health Unit Coordinator 77

Heavy Equipment Operation 102

Hemodialysis Technician 78

High School 10, 12, 13, 24, 26, 27, 39, 45

High School Credit 20

High School (Secondary) Enrollment Procedures for

Attending Classes at a Tech Center 10

HOSA 21

Hospitality/Tourism 20

Hotel and Resort Business Management 79

Humanities 20

I

Identification Badge Requirements and Procedures

23

Industrial Pipefitter 102

Industrial Pipefitter Apprenticeship 108

Information Technology 63

Instructional Service Centers and Auxiliary Sites 3

Insurance 36

Interior Decorating Services 81

Interior Décor Fabrication 80

Interpreter Services 16

Interventions 34

J

JAC 104, 108, 109

Janet Addair 5

JATC 107, 108, 109

Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy

and

Campus Crime Statistics Act 30

Jessica Lunsford Act 36

Job Placement and Follow-Up Services 17

L

Leave of Absence 33

Literacy Skills for Adult ESOL Learners 41

Lodging Operations 79

Lost and Found 23

M

Machining 82

MAF 105

Manufacturing Technology 82

Marketing, Merchandising and Parts Operations 1 83

Marketing, Merchandising and Parts Operations 2 83

Masonry 102, 105

Masonry Association of Florida, Inc. 105

Massage Therapy 84

Media Center 16

Medical Administrative Specialist 85

Medical Assisting 86

Medical Coder/Biller 87

Medical Laboratory Assisting 88

Medical Record Transcribing 89

Mid Florida Ironworkers 109

Mid Florida Tech 2, 3

Mission 1

Multimedia Design Technology 90

N

NAEHS 21

Nails Specialty 91

National Adult Education Honor Society 21

National Collegiate Athletic Association 11

National Technical Honor Society 22

NCAA 11, 45

Networking and Security 20

Network Systems Administration 92

Non-Discrimination Statement 1

No Smoking 23

NTHS 22

O

OCPS EEO Notice of Non-Discrimination Statement

1

OCPS Mission 1

OCPS Vision 1

OCVS 12

OJT 103

Online 12

Online Learning 20

On-the-Job Experience 103

Orange County Virtual School 12

Organizations 21

Orientation 8, 14

Orlando Plumbers and Pipefitters 104

Orlando Plumbers and Pipefitters 108, 109

Orlando Tech 2, 3

Other Financial Assistance 27

P

Painting and Decorating 102

Painting and Decorating Apprenticeship 108

OCPS Career & Technical Education 113


Index con't

PALMAS 27

Parking 23

Patient Care Technician 93

Paying Fees 8

PC, Networking and Security 20

Pell Grant 25, 26

Performance-Based Diploma Program to Earn a High

School Diploma 13

Personal Finance 20

Personal Interest 19

Pharmacy Technician 94

Phlebotomy 95

Photography 61

Pipefitter Apprenticeship 108

Placement Matrix 42

Plumbing 102

Plumbing Technology Apprenticeship 109

Practical Nursing 96

Procedures For Remedy of Excessive Absences and

Tardies in Technical and Academic Programs

34

Program Advisory Committee 48

Program Chart 110

Progress Report 32

Project for Acquiring Language Mastery and Advanced

Skills 27

Publishing Courses 20

R

Refund Policy 25

Reinstatement of Veteran Educational Benefits 29

Remedy 34

Report Card 32

Re-Registration 34

Responsibilities of the Advisory Committee 48

Responsibilities of the Tech Center Instructor 48

Rights and Responsibilities 30

Right to Know 30

S

SAC 2

SACS 12

SAFE 36

Safety 36

SAT 15

Scholarship 24, 25, 26, 27

School Advisory Council 2

School Board 1

School Calendar 38

School Property 23

Secondary 10

Security 20, 23, 30, 36

Selective Services 26

Services for Students 14

Sewing Technology and Services 97

Sexual Predators and Sexual Offenders Statement

36

SFAF 25, 27

SkillsUSA 22

Smoking 23

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools 12

Special Needs 18

Sprinkler Fitters Joint Apprenticeship Training 107

Standards of Conduct 35

Standards of Progress and Attendance 28

Structural Steel 102

Structural Steel Apprenticeship 109

Student Assistance 24

Student Assistance Family Empowerment Team 36

Student Dress Code 35

Student Financial Aid Fund 25

Student Financial Assistance Fund 27

Student Grading System and Information 32

Student Insurance 36

Student Leave of Absence Policy 33

Student Organizations 21

Student Parking 23

Student Procedures for Reporting Alleged Cases of

Discrimination and/or Sexual, Racial, Religious

or National Origin Harassment 30

Student Rights and Responsibilities 30

Student Right to Know 30

Students with Special Needs 18

Surgical Technology 98

T

TABE 13, 14, 15, 16

Tardies 34

Teacher Training 20

Tech Center Drug-Free School Summary Statement

37

Tech Center Follow-up on Advisory Committee Recommendations

48

Test Deferment 15

Test Exemptions 15

Testing 8, 42

Test of Adult Basic Education 13, 14

Tests of Adult Basic Education 16

The Commission of the Council on Occupational

Education 2

The School Board of Orange County, Florida 1

Third Party Agencies 27

Title IV Federal Pell Grant 25

Toyota T-TEN 52

114

OCPS Career & Technical Education


Index con't

Transfer of Credit 18

Transportation 18

Tuition 24

V

VA 28

Veteran 28

Veterans Education Benefits 28

Veterinary Assisting 99

Vision 1

Visitor Parking 23

Visitors 23

Vocational Rehabilitation 27

W

Web Design 20

Web Development 100

Welcome from the Associate Superintendent 5

Welding 101

Westside Tech 2, 4

Winter Park Tech 2, 4

Withdrawal Procedures 34

Work-Based Learning, Externships and Cooperative

Work Experience 17

Work Ethics Grading Criteria 32

Work Experience 25, 26

Workforce Central Florida 27

Workforce Readiness 46

Workplace Readiness 42

Workplace Readiness and Employability Skills 17

Workplace Readiness Skills for the LEP Adult 41

Writing and Publishing Courses 20

Y

Youth Apprenticeship 103

OCPS Career & Technical Education 115


Notes

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