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TAZEWELL COUNTY CAREER AND TECHNICAL CENTER

Tazewell County Career and Technical Center offers a variety of courses to meet the needs of the students in Tazewell and Bland Counties. Programs are one, two, and three year programs. The courses are three-period block classes and the students care earn 3 credits per course. Upon satisfactory completion of the program, students may obtain industry level licensure or certification. Programs are designed in the following clusters.

 

Carpentry – Cabinetmaking

 

Carpentry I (8601)              Carpentry II (8602)                     Carpentry III (8603)

Grade Level: 10 or 11                   Grade Level: 11 or 12                              Grade Level: 12

                                                                         Prerequisite: Carpentry I                         Prerequisite: Carpentry II

 

This course provides learning experiences in all phases of carpentry. Skills may be acquired in both interior and exterior construction and finishing along with basic plumbing and electrical wiring. Additionally, construction of wood products such as cabinets and shelving units is incorporated into this course. Small contracting firms and contractors in rural areas usually prefer to employ individuals with entry-level skills in more than on occupation identified in the building trades industry.

 

Masonry

 

Masonry I (8512)             Masonry II (8513)                 Masonry III (8514)

Grade Level: 10 or 11                      Grade Level: 11 or 12                    Grade Level: 12

                                                                    Prerequisite: Masonry I                    Prerequisite: Masonry II

 

 Students learn to use hand tools such as trowels, levels, and chisels and power tools such as concrete mixers to lay brick, concrete block, tile, and related materials.

 

Special Programs / Bricklayer (8549)

 

Grade Level: 10, 11, 12

 

Students enrolled in this program learn the fundamental skills associated with laying block and brick. The cooperative education method is available for this course. Students combine classroom instruction and supervised on-the-job training in an approved marketing position with continuing supervision throughout the school year.

 

 

Health Science Rotation

 

    Introduction to Health                                                          Medical

 and Medical Services (8302)                                            Terminology (8383)

      Grade Level: 11 or 12                                                                     Grade Level: 11 or 12

         No prerequisites                                                                             No prerequisites

These are introductory courses that provide students with foundational knowledge to purse a career in Health or Medical professions.

 

Health Occupations Cluster

Certified Nurse Aide

Grade Level: 12 (36 weeks, triple period)

Prerequisites: None, but Health Science Rotation is strongly recommended

Students learn nursing care of patients of all ages. The focus is on daily hygiene and medical need of patients. The course includes CPR training and certification. Upon successful completion of the program, students will sit for the State Board of Nursing License.

 

Manufacturing Cluster/Welding

(Welding Certification Available)

 

Welding I (8672)                                Welding II (8673)                            Welding III (8674)

Grade Level: 10 or 11                                   Grade Level: 11 or 12                                 Grade Level: 12

                                                            Prerequisite: Welding I                               Prerequisite: Welding II

 

Students learn to use gases and/or welding processes and to braze and solder metal parts according to diagrams, blueprints, or written specifications.

 

Personal Services Cluster

 

Beauty Salon Assistant (8546)

Grade Level: 10 or 11

The Beauty Salon Assistant course prepares students for work as an assistant in a hair salon. Students study and prepare in a clinical lab setting, learning practical and manipulative skills. The program emphasizes safety and sanitation, shampooing and conditioning, retailing, inventory control, and receptionist work. Competency completions allow students a certificate for entry-level employment. Students combine classroom instruction and supervised on-the-job training in an approved position with continuing supervision throughout the school year.

 

Cosmetology

(State Licensing Available)

 

Cosmetology I (8527)                    Cosmetology II (8528)              Cosmetology III (8529)

Grade Level: 10 or 11                               Grade Level: 11 or 12                         Grade Level: 12

                                                         Prerequisite: Cosmetology I               Prerequisite: Cosmetology II

 

Cosmetology is the study of hair, skin, and nails and their related care. Students study and prepare in a clinical lab setting, using mannequins and live models for manipulative skill practice. The program emphasized safety and sanitation, communication, and management skills. Related areas of study include psychology, ethics, and presentation of a professional image. Competency completions prepare the student for the Virginia Board of Cosmetology licensing exam.

 

 

 Transportation Cluster

 

Auto Body Repair

(ASE Automotive Service Excellence Certification Available)

 

Auto Body Repair I:Certified (8679)                      Auto Body Repair II: Certified (8680)

Grade Level: 10 or 11                                                               Grade Level: 11 or 12

                                                                                    Prerequisite: Auto Body Repair I – Certified

 

Auto Body Repair III – Certified (8681)

Grade Level: 12

Prerequisite: Auto Body Repair II – Certified

 

Automotive Service Technology

(ASE Automotive Service Excellence Certification Available)

 

Auto Service Technology I:Certified (8506)    Auto Service Technology II: Certified (8507)

Grade Level: 10 or 11                                                       Grade Level: 11 or 12

                                                                                           Prerequisite: Auto Service Technology I – Certified

 

Auto Service Technology III: Certified (8508)

Grade Level: 12

Prerequisite: Auto Service Technology II – Certified

 

Students learn to repair fuel, electrical, cooling, brake, drive train, and suspension systems. Instruction is given also in the adjustment and repair of individual components and systems such as radiators, transmission, and carburetors.

  

Automotive Servicing

 

Auto Servicing I (8710)           Auto Servicing II (8711)               Auto Servicing III (8712)

Grade Level: 10 or 11                        Grade Level: 11 or 12                               Grade Level: 12

                                                           Prerequisite: Auto Servicing I                   Prerequisite: Auto Servicing II

 

Special focus is given to minor engine repairs, wheel and tire maintenance, and vehicle detailing.

 

Diesel Equipment Technology

(ASE Automotive Service Excellence Certification Available)

 

Diesel Equipment Technology I (8613)                 Diesel Equipment Technology II (8614)

Grade Level: 10 or 11                                                            Grade Level: 11 or 12

                                                                                                Prerequisite: DET I

Diesel Equipment Technology III (8615)

Grade Level: 12

Prerequisite: DET II

Student receive instruction in general maintenance and overhaul of diesel equipment. They learn to inspect, maintain, and repair trucks, wheels, brakes, operating controls, pneumatic and hydraulic systems, electrical circuitry, and engines. They practice welding and brazing techniques.

 

Small Engine Repair/Motorcycle Repair

Small Engine Repair I (8725)                                             Small Engine Repair II (8726)

Grade Level: 10 or 11                                                                            Grade Level: 11 or 12

Prerequisite: Small Engine Repair I

 

Students learn to maintain and repair small internal-combustion engines used on portable power equipment such as lawnmowers, chain saws, rotary tillers, motorcycles, and snowmobiles, and other 2 and 4 cycle engines. Second year students will learn specific repair skills for Harley-Davidson power trains.

 

Law, Public Safety, Corrections, and Security Cluster

 

Criminal Justice I (8702)             Criminal Justice II (8703)       Criminal Justice III (8704)

Grade Level: 10 or 11                              Grade Level: 11 or 12                        Grade Level: 12

                                                                 Prerequisite: Criminal Justice I           Prerequisite: Criminal Justice II

Students learn theory and practice of law enforcement, corrections, and private security staff. They are introduced to the equipment used in law enforcement and security and provided opportunity to practice skills needed for a career in public safety.