What is It? The Career Center offers Arlington High School Students: –Career & Technical Classes –Hands-on Learning with Industry Professionals –Industry-Standard Technology –College Credit while in High School
Who goes to the Arlington Career Center? Most students take Career Center classes as two-period electives and take buses from and back to their home schools. Classes for grades 3 – 12 also are offered on Saturdays, early release Wednesdays and during the summer.
Learn about a CAREER you might ENJOY!!! Learn skills that will earn you $$$ Become a better person; SERVE others!!! Why come to the Career Center?
ACC Opportunities 1) RELEVANCE – Real-world experiences such as internships, mentoring and job shadowing. 2) RIGOR -- Academic and technical integration, including SOL and competency achievement. 3) STRETCH PROJECTS – Culminating hi-level community, client and senior projects. 4) COLLEGE NOW – College enrollment and credit while in high school, expediting a 2-year degree and connecting to 4-year colleges and universities. 5) RELATIONSHIP – Multiple opportunities in school and the community for leadership and service. The Arlington Career Center offers five unique opportunities:
How Do You Pick a Class or Program at the Career Center? Choose between 3 Divisions and 9 Clusters Plan AHEAD to fit Career Center electives into your high school class schedule.
APS Career & Technical Education Programs TREES: Trunks, Branches and Twigs!
Banking & Finance Computer Maintenance Technician; Information Technology Photography; Commercial Art; Web & Animation; TV & Multimedia Auto Body Repair; Auto Technology; Aviation Carpentry; Electricity; Heating, Ventilation & AC Drafting (CAD); Engineering; Air Force JROTC Animal Science; Biotechnology; Technical Animal Science Physical Therapy/Sports Medicine; EMT; Forensics Cosmetology; Culinary Arts; Early Childhood Education CLUSTERS Commercial Art & Media Business & Marketing Information Technology Transportation Construction Trades Engineering & Leadership Biology & Biotechnology Health & Public Safety Human Services PROGRAMS ACC Career & Technical Education Programs DIVISIONS
What’s the Difference Between Blue, Pink and White? Business & Communications Industry & Engineering Health & Human Services Bank Teller (+16.0%) Computer Technician Photographer Web Designer Bookkeeper Investment Banker Network Administrator Art Director Treasurer Software Engineer Museum Curator Economist Computer Scientist Broadcast Engineer Chief Financial Officer HVAC Tech (+21.7%) Collision Repair Tech Electrician Manufacturing Tech Aircraft Mechanic Air Traffic Controller Architect Urban Planner Airplane Pilot Electrical Contractor Construction Engineer Aerospace Engineer Chemist Nuclear Engineer Physicist Animal Caretaker (+33.4%) Dental Hygienist Banquet Server Pet Groomer Home Health Aid Wildlife Biologist Medical Examiner Event Planner Teacher Law Enforcement Marine Mammologist Physician Child Psychologist Veterinarian Anesthesiologist
The Amount of Education Required! Occupations requiring TWO OR FEWER years of education after high school Occupations requiring FOUR YEARS of education after high school Occupations requiring MORE THAN FOUR years of education after high school Business & Communications Industry & Engineering Health & Human Services
Value Added by Years of Education… Heating and Air Conditioning Installer / Repairers Nat’l: $39,710.00 VA: $37,260.00 Associates Degree (2 years) Industry & Engineering
Value Added by Years of Education… Heating and Air Conditioning Installer / Repairers Electrical Engineer Nat’l: $39,710.00 VA: $37,260.00 Associates Degree (2 years) Bachelors Degree (4 years) Nat’l: $78,900.00 VA: $77,310.00 Industry & Engineering
Value Added by Years of Education… Heating and Air Conditioning Installer / Repairers Mechanical Engineer Aerospace Engineer Nat’l: $39,710.00 VA: $37,260.00 Associates Degree (2 years) Bachelors Degree (4 years) Nat’l: $78,900.00 VA: $77,310.00 Master’s Degree (6 years) Nat’l: $89,260.00 VA: $102,450.00 Industry & Engineering
What’s the Value of Higher Education? Estimated Lifetime Earnings Estimated Increase Over H.S. Grad Wages High School Graduate $1,167,480 Associate’s (2-year) Degree $1,455,960 + $288,480 Bachelor’s (4-year) Degree $1,878,760 + $711,280
Arlington Career Center 23 Programs 9 Clusters 150 full-time students 1,000 The Governor’s Career & Technical Academy Arlington (GCTAA) Academics GCTAA part-time students CTE Electives 150 dual-enrolled in 14 CTE classes SDV100 Dual-Enrolled CTE iSTEM Bundles 3-Year Implementation Plan The Governor’s Academy grows to 150 students receiving college credit through 14 different dual-enrolled CTE classes. Academy staff focus on remediation and integrative STEM approaches. Math-in-CTE is used as a model for staff development and iSTEM lesson plans. 2009 Community College Northern Virginia Academic Academy HILT Institute EBCE 400 students given COMPASS placement exam
Earn College Credit while in High School Career Center juniors and seniors can take dual-enrolled high school classes in five different career clusters: They will be given the Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) placement exam, and will become enrolled at NOVA where they will earn actual college credit (and a college transcript) while still in high school.Northern Virginia Community College Digital Media Digital Media Photography Information Technology Information Technology Web Design, Programming Education Early Childhood Education Engineering Architectural Graphics, HVAC Transportation Automotive Technology
How do you sign up? Look at the website (Google “Arlington Career Center”) Ask your friends, talk with parents, consult with counselors If you have ANY problem getting the Career Center to fit into your schedule, CONTACT us… 703.228.5800
It’s your turn…to come to the Arlington Career Center! Come for a “See for Yourself” tour with one of our Student Ambassadors Call us at 703.228.5800 to arrange for your OWN tour; bring your parents and friends!