College Tech Prep

The Lakeland Tech Prep Center collaborates with four Career Tech Planning Districts to serve students from over 30 high schools in Lake, Geauga, Ashtabula, and eastern Cuyahoga counties. College Tech Prep is a concentrated four-year curriculum designed to prepare students for college and careers as technicians in business technology, engineering technology, information technology, construction management, and healthcare. The program begins in the 11th grade of high school and continues through an Associate Degree at Lakeland Community College. The program also provides students with the opportunity to pursue a baccalaureate degree in their field of study. Lakeland’s College Tech Prep program has been recognized by the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) for its “Excellence in Education,” by the National Tech Prep Network for “Exemplary Worksite Experience,” and by the Mentor Area Chamber of Commerce as “Organization of the Year for 2004.”

Guidelines for High School Tech Prep Graduates

  • Complete admissions procedures (as listed in admissions/registration section).
  • To apply for College Tech Prep Articulated Credit, an Articulation Agreement needs to be completed by the student and high school teacher. Students complete this form in their College Tech Prep classroom senior year. This form is then submitted to the College Tech Prep Coordinator for processing. An official final high school transcript must be included with the Articulation Agreement along with copies of any certification documents. If a student does not complete the Articulation Agreement in their senior classroom, they may contact the College Tech Prep Coordinator to complete the form. In addition, students who want Articulation Credit by Certification, Exam or Waiver, should obtain a Request for Credit/Waiver for Courses form from the Student Service Center. The eligibility criteria for College Tech Prep Articulated credit is available in the College Tech Prep Office, the Lakeland Community College Web site and the Counseling Office Transfer Center.
  • Tech Prep Allied Health high school students may apply to be placed on the appropriate waiting list as soon as they complete their junior year and have obtained the appropriate ACT/SAT score and complete admissions procedures as defined in the health technologies section of this catalog.

College Tech Prep - High School

(11th & 12th Grades)

Pathways

  • Business Administration
  • CAD Technology
  • Computer Information Systems
  • Construction
  • Criminal Science
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Electronics/Networking (CNET)
  • Engineering Technology
  • Exercise Science
  • Graphic Arts
  • Health Care Technologies
  • HVAC Construction
  • Interactive Media Technology

Participating School Districts

  • Ashtabula Co. JVS
    • Ashtabula and Trumbull Counties
  • Auburn Career Center
    • Lake and Geauga Counties
  • Lake Shore Compact
    • Lake and eastern Cuyahoga Counties
  • Mayfield Excel T.E.C.C.
    • Geauga, Lake, Portage, and eastern Cuyahoga Counties

Lakeland Community College

(2-year Programs)

Associate of Applied Science Degree

Engineering Technologies

  • Civil Engineering Technology
  • Computer Integrated Manufacturing Technology
    • General Manufacturing Major
    • Maintenance and Repair Concentration
  • Construction Management
  • Electronic Engineering Technology
  • Mechanical Engineering Technology
    • Computer Aided Design Concentration
    • Mechanical Engineering Technology
  • Network Infrastructure Engineering Technology
    • Cisco Network Infrastructure Concentration
    • Microsoft Network Infrastructure Concentration
    • Network Infrastructure Security Concentration
  • Nuclear Engineering Technology

Health Technologies

  • Biotechnology Science
  • Dental Hygiene
  • Health Information Management Technology
  • Medical Laboratory Technology
  • Multi-Skilled Health Technology
  • Nursing
  • Radiologic Technology
  • Respiratory Therapy Technology
  • Surgical Technology

Associate of Applied Business Degree

Information Technology and Computer Science

  • Application Programing and Development Concentration
  • Computer Science/Software Engineering Concentration
  • Data Analytics Concentration
  • Operating Systems/Networking Concentration
  • User Support Specialist Major
  • Web Content Developer Concentration

Graphic Design

Graphic Design Degree

Media Technology

  • Audio Recording and Production Technical Major
  • Interactive Media Design and Delivery Technical Major
  • Radio Production and Broadcast Technical Major
  • Video Production and Broadcast Technical Major

Business Management

  • Business Information Management Concentration
  • Entrepreneurship Concentration
  • General Management Concentration
  • Human Resources Concentration
  • Marketing Concentration

Associate of Arts (Transfer) or Associate of Science (Transfer) Degrees

The Associate of Arts and Associate of Science degrees are normally pursued by students intending to transfer to a senior institution for the completion of a Bachelor of Arts or Science degree.

Employment

Employment as a skilled technician related to College Tech Prep area of study.

Baccalaureate Degree

Options for degree completion are available through transfer modules and/or articulation agreements with several Ohio colleges and universities, including Cleveland State University, Franklin University, Kent State University, University of Toledo, and Ursuline College. See the Transfer Center for specific information.

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