What We Do
In this the three-block Exploratory Tech class, students will learn foundational skills to prepare them to be successful in a Career Center Program in their junior and/or senior years.
Exploratory Technology students balance their time between practicing their academic skills and shadowing in all CVCC programs, giving students a chance to explore career pathways and opportunities provided by Career and Technical education.
The Exploratory Technology Program follows a curriculum that emphasizes the development of critical thinking, reasoning, and problem solving skills. Students learn applied academic and technical skills designed to prepare them for success in any technical program at CVCC.
* All Exploratory Technology students will be required
to safely operate hand and power tools as they
complete technical projects. *
Successful students in this program have these academic opportunities available to them.
- A full academic education experience
- Basic First Aid and CPR Certification
- OSHA 10 hour Certification by CareerSafe
- Time spent participating in every program at the Career Center
Embedded Academic Credit Areas
For a student who successfully completes this program, the Vermont Agency of Education provides for the following credits. Additional academic credit may be available based on sending school policies.
- 1 Science Credit
- 1 Math Credit
- 1 English Credit
- 1 Social Studies Credit
- 2 Elective Credits
Exploratory Technology Students use these industry-recognized texts, although others might be throughout over the year.
- Entering the World of Work- Glencoe
- Various Trade Texts
Recommended Reading Level
Any student applying for the Exploratory Technology program should be prepared for 10th grade level reading.
Recommended Math Skills
Successful students in this program should expect to master these math skills. Previous preparation and training in these areas are critical for academic success in this program.
- Trade-specific math
- Measurements and construction calculations
- Fractions, decimals, and percentages
- Basic math (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division)
CVCC Safety Exam
Every CVCC Program begins the year with a Safety Exam. Students are required to pass this safety exam before they can participate in program lab settings. For more information about these exams, contact the CVCC School Counseling Coordinator.
- Wood Shop and Hand Tool Safety Program Certification (CVCC Designed)
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