Porter County Career & Technical Education releases preview days for wide variety of programs

Porter County Career & Technical Education releases preview days for wide variety of programs
By: Porter County Career and Technical Center Last Updated: November 7, 2019

2019-2020 Preview Day Schedule - plan to spend 30-60 minutes

Free dual college credits.  Skills that lead to high-paying jobs.  Hands-on classes that stress the latest technical skills for industry.

These are just a few attributes of many half-day programs offered by Porter County Career and Technical Education (PCCTE).  Many future nurses, mechanics, machinists and chefs get a start on their professions in these elective classes.

Most programs offered through PCCTE will welcome potential students during the day on Dec. 3 and during the evening on Dec. 10.  (A complete schedule is below).  Parents are also welcome.  Some schools will send students on field trips or allow them an excused absence.  A visit will typically last 30 to 60 minutes. 

The 35-plus programs will also welcome visitors on Feb. 4.

Interested sophomores and juniors will apply for spots in CTE programs by submitting an application to the local high school guidance counselor.  Having backup choices is a must.

More than 1,100 juniors and seniors from 10 area high schools annually take half-day programs ranging from Construction Trades to Fire and Rescue to Computer Tech Support.  Many programs offer dual college credits, and there is no cost connected with most of these credits.  The programs help students get started on their careers and help them attain Academic Honors Diploma or Technical Honors Diploma in Indiana.  CTE programs are also an important part of Indiana’s new pathway initiative.  A current sophomore, junior or senior can be considered a “CTE concentrator” with a C average in any half-day Career and Tech Ed program.

High schools served are Boone Grove, Chesterton, Hebron, Hobart, Kouts, Morgan Twp., Portage, Valparaiso, Washington Twp. and Wheeler.  Applications for CTE programs are available from guidance offices at these 10 schools.

For more information, check out the PCCTE website at www.pccte.org or call (219) 531-3170.  The complete preview day schedule is on the website under the Enrollment tab.

VALPARAISO PROGRAMS
Porter County Career & Technical Center
1005 N. Franklin St., Valparaiso 46383
Dec. 3 @ 8 a.m. Dec. 10 @ 6:30 p.m. Feb. 4 @ 8 a.m.
▪ Auto Services Technology ▪ Health Science Ed. I w/Anat
▪ CAD & Animation ▪ Health Science Ed. II
▪ Construction Trades ▪ Precision Machining
▪ Cosmetology ▪ Strategic Marketing Internship
▪ Electronics & Computer ▪ Video Production & Media

Technology Studies
▪ Entrepreneurship/Sports & Entertainment Mktg.

VALPARAISO HIGH SCHOOL
2727 N. Campbell Street, Valparaiso 46385
Dec. 3 @ 8 a.m. Dec. 10 @ 4:30 p.m. Feb. 4 @ 8 a.m.
Computer Tech Support Door 1; Room Orange 208

Boone Grove High School
260 S. 500 West, Valparaiso 46385
Dec. 3 @ 8 a.m. Dec. 10 @ 6:30 p.m. Feb. 4 @ 8 a.m.
Culinary Arts & Hospitality Management

IVY Tech Community College
3100 Ivy Tech Drive, Valparaiso 46383
Dec. 3 @ 8 a.m. Dec. 10 @ 6:30 p.m. Feb. 4 @ 8 a.m.
Construction Trades: HVAC Main Entrance
Welding Technology Main Entrance

FLINT LAKE Elementary School
4106 Calumet Ave., Valparaiso
Dec. 3 @ 8 a.m. Dec. 10 @ 6:30 p.m. Feb. 4 @ 8 a.m.
Early Childhood Education Front Entrance

MORGAN TWP. HIGH SCHOOL 299 South State Road 49, Valparaiso 46383
Dec. 3 @ 1 p.m. Dec. 10 @ 5:30 p.m. Feb. 4 @ 1 p.m.
Horticultural Science Green Agriculture Building

WHEELER HIGH SCHOOL
587 W. 300 North, Valparaiso 46385
Dec. 10 @ 6:30 p.m. Feb. 4 @ 8 a.m.—NO visit Dec. 3--
consider Hobart Criminal Justice visit for Dec. 3))
Criminal Investigations Entrance E
Criminal Justice Entrance E

PORTAGE PROGRAMS
6450 U.S. 6, Portage 46368
Dec. 3 @ 8 a.m. Dec. 10 @ 5:30 p.m. Feb. 4 @ 8 a.m.
Auto Services Technology Willowcreek M.S. Rear Entrance
Construction Trades Willowcreek M.S. Rear Entrance
Dental Careers PHS-East Door C, Rm. 155
Health Science PHS-East Door C, Rm. 156
Education I w/ Anatomy
(for Dec. 10 p.m. visit, use door Q for Dental and Health)
Dec. 3 @ 1 p.m. Dec. 10 @ 5:30 p.m. Feb. 4 @ 1 p.m.
Diesel Service Technology Green Building N.E. of PHS-E
Industrial Mechanics PHS-East Door C, Rm. 110
Work Study (NO evening visit) PHS-East Door C, Rm. 306
Early Childhood Education South Haven Elem. School 395 Midway Dr., Library
Graphic Imaging Technology PHS-West Door F, Rm. B14

Hobart HIGH SCHOOL
2211 E. 10th Street, Hobart 46342
Dec. 3 @ 8 a.m. Dec. 10 @ 6:30 p.m. Feb. 4 @ 8 a.m.
Cisco Networking Fundamentals Front Entrance
Early Childhood Education Front Entrance
Emergency Medical Services Front Entrance
Fundamentals of Sports Medicine Front Entrance
Criminal Justice Front Entrance
Strategic Mktg. Field Exper. (NO Dec. 10 visit) Front Entrance

MAAC Foundation
4203 Montdale Park Drive, Valparaiso 46383
Dec. 3 @1 p.m. Dec. 10 @5:30 p.m. Feb. 4 @ 1 p.m.
Fire & Rescue 10/10/19