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1 Dakota County Area Learning School (DCALS) Secondary Technical Program (STC)

2 What That Means to You! We are a main stream technical school that serves high school students from Dakota County and beyond. You would spend one shift Monday- Friday in one of our STC classes that is located within the Dakota County Technical College (DCTC)! I like coming out here because I learn new skills and real world experience that I cannot get at high school. -Matt Jenkins, Farmington

3 We are a CTE School! Career and Technical Education (CTE) Benefits: Technical education while in high school Bus transportation from your home school No tuition Development of job skills Exploration of career opportunities

4 What Are Your Options!? DCALS STC program offers nine programs with numerous sub-program opportunities. DCALS STC program offers nine programs with numerous sub-program opportunities. These nine are: These nine are: Heavy Duty Truck Construction Trades Medical Careers Computer Networking Total Auto Care Career Exploration Fundamental Chef Graphic Design Food Industry Careers They all fit on the CTE Career Field and Pathways wheel…

5 Our Career Fields & Pathways

6 Not only is it a great vocational education… But we also offer articulation! Why explore opportunities through Articulated College Credit (ACC)? Earn technical or community college credits in 10, 11, or 12 grades!! Complete your college program sooner, save time and money!!!

7 Here are the nine career pathways we offer!

8 Career Exploration Students enroll on a quarter or trimester basis. Students have an opportunity to explore various careers. Sample from a wide variety of job areas. A career portfolio is developed for each student. This class helps to learn & build my interests. -Sarah McKelvey, Kennedy H.S.

9 CEEP, continued I find it so great that this school offers a class where you can get a feel for whats right for you instead of making decision of something you would want to quit a week later. Ive never had a more fun class to be a part of and to have a teacher who truly loves his job! Its a true joy to be able to come to this class everyday! -Marques DeBois- Farmington, Junior

10 Computer Networking Our dedicated teacher offers three distinct programs: Computer Repair, Computer Networking & Video Game Design. Video game design is great because you can make your imagination a reality. -Joey Welle, Branch Out, Senior

11 Computer Networking Its always fun to learn new stuff, problem solve and challenge yourself with new projects. -Dylan Appel, Farmington

12 Certification Preparation!! With an emphasis on the Arts, Communications, & Information Systems area of the Minnesota Program of Study, students can focus on Information Systems by taking Computer Repair or Networking at DCALS. Computer repair students learn how to work on desktop and laptop computers, printers, and mobile devices on their way to prepare for the Comp TIA A+ certification exam. Networking students learn about routers, switches, servers, and how the Internet works while training for either the CCENT or CCNA certification exams.

13 Computer $Articulation$ College Course TitleCourse #Credit Microcomputer Maintenance ISTC Network Systems IISTC10403 Network Systems IIISTC20053 Network Systems IIIISTC20103 Network Systems IV 3D Modeling and Animation ISTC2015 TBA 3 With successful completion, students attending Computer Repair, Networking, Video Game Design courses at DCALS may earn the following college credits at DCTC.

14 Construction Trades Construction Trades or Geometry in Construction Construction of a three- bedroom house entirely built by students. Basic construction from footings to finished building. You will use the latest technology in construction. Energy efficient construction techniques to build the house. Skills and knowledge of carpentry, electrical, masonry, plumbing and finishing trades. Blueprint reading and Construction Estimating. Students doing prep work on their the house!

15 Students build a house every year! This home is a 3-bedroom, 2 full bath home with an open cathedral ceiling kitchen, dining and living space design. It was sold in Rice Lake, WI!!

16 Food Industry Careers Food Industry Careers students develop skills in….. Food service safety and sanitation, equipment use and maintenance. Servsafe curriculum with assessment is offered. Food preparation- knife skills, meat cookery, soups, salads, sandwiches, entrees, desserts and more. Fast food, baking, catering, and quantity food preparation.

17 FIC Continued Students participate in a bake sales, student-run restaurant and various catered events. Students participate in FCCLA- HERO, a student organization focusing on leadership skills in families, communities and careers. Projects include bake sales, pizza sales, Gingerbread Gallery, and May Day Tea. Students create a resume highlighting food service skills. I love making new foods, trying new things and having fun in Food Industry Careers! -Scott Vandalinda

18 Fundamental Chef What is Fundamental Chef Training? Fundamental Chef Training is the ONLY high school culinary arts program which is approved by the American Culinary Federation (ACF). We articulate with the following post- secondary culinary arts programs: St. Paul College, Hennepin Technical College, Minneapolis Community & Technical College

19 Why should I join Chef Pattys Team? An American Culinary Federation approved curriculum aligned with any first year, post-secondary culinary. Arts coursework, including basic cooking techniques, sanitation, storeroom ordering and inventory, stocks, soups, & sauces, baking & pastry formulas, ethnic cooking, and cold food preparation, including garnishing techniques. Real employment experience: be the chef, work in a commercial kitchen: two student run restaurants and numerous catered events each year. Professional student organization membership which includes leadership opportunities, competitive skills. Events, networking, community service and mentor/mentee options. Respect is the foundation of this class!

20 Graphic Communications The Graphic Communications Program provides introductory training for careers in Graphic Design, Web Development, Digital/Animated Illustrations, Game Development, Digital Imaging/Photography, Multi-Media/Animation and Packaging Engineering. Student will be trained using State-of-the-art Software; Adobe Creative Suite 6 on 21" Intel/Apple iMacs and Print Production Equipment used in the industry. This program is also a learning environment for employment in a Digital Quick Print Shop.

21 Graphic Communications Students may learn through tutorials and real- life industry type: Personal Employment Portfolio, Logo Design, Personal and Business Cards/Invoices/Calendars, T-Shirts, Vehicle Art, Product Packages, Posters, Tickets, Marketing Materials, Newsletters, Yearbook type layouts, websites I like it because it gives me the opportunity to learn in a college setting. -Trenton Goentz, Farmington

22 Heavy Duty Truck Diesel engine theory and overhaul procedures. Preventative maintenance procedures, and how to perform safety inspections. Drive a diesel- powered semi with trailer on campus! A student driving the big rig simulator!

23 Heavy Duty Truck Class includes basic gas, arc, and MIG welding processes. Thats not a Honda Civic engine!

24 Medical Careers The Healthcare Core Curriculum (HCCC) is a series of entry-level courses with an interest in health care but little or no experience. The student will be introduced to entry-level concepts containing necessary information for all health care workers, with emphasis on awareness of client/patient needs and basic skill development. Students will earn their certification in American Heart Association Heart Saver First Aid and Healthcare Provider CPR upon satisfactory completion of testing and competency skills. NA/HHA Curriculum: The Nursing Assistant/Home Health Aide course is the first step in consideration for a future career in nursing. This course is a prerequisite for the Practical and Registered Nursing programs. This is a 96 hour program approved by the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH). Students completing the course are eligible to take the MDH Competency test for Nursing Assistants/Home Health Aides. Successful candidates are placed on the State Nursing Assistant Registry for certification! Students also earn 5 articulated college credits after NA/HHA program, must have successful completion of hours, GPA of 80% or higher and completion of clinical rotation. Participants are members of SkillsUSA Student Organization.

25 Snapshots of Medical Careers:

26 Total Autocare *Testing of computer controlled emission systems state-of-the- art diagnostic equipment. *Perform all types of service and repair in the vehicle service industry. *Students will repair automotive bodies, fenders and frames. *Metal straightening, rust repair, spot painting and glass repair and replacement. *Skills in welding with gas, wire and plastic. *Applying and finishing body fillers. *Painting, and vehicle preparation. This program is the best way to learn about or get into the automotive industry. -Tony Goodale, Farmington, Senior

27 All you have to do is apply! Talk to your counselor, case manager, or assistant principal to get started! Any questions for us? Were at: Dakota County Area Learning Schools "Home of Career and Technical Education" th Street East Rosemount, MN Jim Eberhardt, Interim Principal

28 Arrange a visit with your counselor, case manager, or teacher!!! Visitors individually or in groups are always welcome!

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