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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.

 

Engineering Cluster

STEM Academy

Grade Level: 10, 11 or 12

No prerequisites

Introduction to Engineering Design (8439)

Technology Foundations (8403)

Drafting I (8530)

 Students learn the theory and history of Engineering and how Engineering Design is integrated into Technology. Students will also learn the manipulative skills necessary to produce complete and accurate drawings based on the ideas and sketches of engineers, architects, and designers.

Drafting II (8531)

Grade Level: 11 or 12

Engineering Studies (8491)

Grade Level: 11 or 12

Prerequisites: Drafting I (8530) and Introduction to Engineering Design (8439)

Drafting III (8532)

Grade Level: 12

Prerequisite: Drafting II (8531)

Students learn theory and the manipulative skills necessary to produce complete and accurate drawings based on the ideas and sketches of engineers, architects, and designers. They design and prepare mechanical, structural, and architectural plans, electronics, transmitters, power supplies, and receivers relevant to consumer electronic products as they practice electronic product troubleshooting, servicing, and safety procedures.

 

 

Carpentry – Cabinetmaking

Carpentry I (8601)

Grade Level: 10 or 11

Carpentry II (8602)

Grade Level: 11 or 12

Prerequisite: Carpentry I

Carpentry III (8603)

Grade Level: 12

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)

Grade Level: 10 or 11

Masonry II (8513)

Grade Level: 11 or 12

Perquisite: Masonry I

Masonry III (8514)

Grade Level: 12

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.

 

Health Science Rotation

Introduction to Health and Medical Services (8302)

Grade Level: 11 or 12

No prerequisites

Medical Terminology (8383)

Grade Level: 11 or 12

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)

Grade Level: 10 or 11

Welding II (8673)

Grade Level: 11 or 12

Prerequisite: Welding I

Welding III (8674)

Grade Level: 12

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.

 

Advanced Manufacturing Cluster

Industrial Robotics Technology and Electronics (8558)

Grade Level: 10 or 11

No prerequisites

Technology of Robotic Design (8421)

Grade Level: 10 or 11

No prerequisites

Manufacturing Systems I (8425)

Grade Level: 10 or 11

No prerequisites

Industrial Robotics Technology (8547)

Grade Level: 11 or 12

Prerequisites Industrial Robotics Technology and Electronics (8558)

Manufacturing Systems I (8425)

Manufacturing Systems II (8427)

Grade Level: 11 or 12

Prerequisites Industrial Robotics Technology and Electronics (8558)

Students will gain foundational knowledge of the manufacturing industry and how automated, computer-directed robotics are integrated into the industry to improve efficiency and productivity.

 

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.

 

Nail Technology (8692)

Grade Level: 11 or 12

(State License Available)

This is a one year course that prepares students in the many aspects of theory and manipulative skills required for state certification as a nail technician. Instruction includes skill and nails care along with skin and nail health. Manipulative skills include manicure, pedicure, acrylic nails, sculptured nails, gel nails, nail art, and natural nail wrapping and mending.

 

Cosmetology

(State Licensing Available)

Cosmetology I (8527)

Grade Level: 10 or 11

Cosmetology II (8528)

Grade Level: 11 or 12

Prerequisite: Cosmetology I

Cosmetology III (8529)

Grade Level: 12

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.

 

Special Programs

Bricklayer (8549)

Grade Level: 10, 11, 12

Student 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.

 

Transportation Cluster

Auto Body Repair

(ASE Automotive Service Excellence Certification Available)

Auto Body Repair I – Certified (8679)

Grade Level: 10 or 11

Auto Body Repair II – Certified (8680)

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)

Grade Level: 10 or 11

Auto Service Technology II – Certified (8507)

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)

Grade Level: 10 or 11

Auto Servicing II (8711)

Grade Level: 11 or 12

Prerequisite: Auto Servicing I

Auto Servicing III (8712)

Grade Level: 12

Prerequisite: Auto Servicing II

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

 

Diesel Equipment Technology

Diesel Equipment Technology I (8613)

Grade Level: 10 or 11

Diesel Equipment Technology II (8614)

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)

Grade Level: 10 or 11

Small Engine Repair II (8726)

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)

Grade Level: 10 or 11

Criminal Justice II (8703)

Grade Level: 11 or 12

Prerequisite: Criminal Justice I

Criminal Justice III (8704)

Grade Level: 12

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.