BERKS CAREER AND TECHNOLOGY CENTER
The Berks Career and Technology Center (BCTC) offers programs in 35 different career areas to students from 16 area school districts. Two campuses serve students in Berks County. The East campus is located in Oley and the West campus is located in Leesport. Students electing BCTC attend on a half-day basis, taking required academic courses at their high school while attending the BCTC for their technical program. Programs are designed for three years in length beginning in the 10th grade, however, 11th and 12th grade students may also begin a program. All programs are available to all students regardless of district location.
Laboratories equipped with computers, industrial machinery, and other state-of-the-art equipment provide hands-on training for students in addition to the academic component of each course of study. All curriculum is competency based, allowing students to proceed at a rate that is best for them and tailored to meet their own career objectives.
There are many opportunities available for students enrolled in a BCTC program. All programs prepare students for immediate employment or higher education. Senior students who demonstrate a high level of competency in their program can participate in a supervised workbased
learning experience. In addition, articulation agreements with the following postsecondary schools provide advanced credits or advanced placement: Antonelli Institute of Art and Photography, Automotive Training Center, Baran Institute of Technology, Berks Technical Institute, Central Pennsylvania College, Information Computer Systems Institute, Johnson and Wales University, Lehigh Carbon Community College, Lehigh Valley College, Lincoln Technical Institute, Montgomery County Community College, Nashville Auto Diesel College, Northampton Community College, Ohio Technical College, Pennsylvania College of Technology, Pennsylvania College of Art & Design, Reading Area Community College, Schuylkill Institute of Business & Technology, Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology, Thompson Institute, and Universal Technical Institute, University of Northwestern Ohio, Welder Training and Technical Institute. Currently, 33 BCTC programs have articulation agreements to offer students advanced credit at the post-secondary level to pursue a certificate, associate, or baccalaureate degree.
LIST OF BCTC PROGRAMS www.berkscareer.com
Listed below are the programs available at the Berks Career and Technology Center. BCTC students who plan to pursue post-secondary education (certificate, associate, or baccalaureate degree) should take a rigorous high school academic program in the areas of math,
science, and English.