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Programs

The Salem County Vocational Technical Schools offer a wide range of educational opportunities for both high school and postsecondary students in Salem County. The programs and services are designed to prepare students for employment and higher education. Most programs are also designed to meet the needs of postsecondary and adult students who are entering or reentering the job market, preparing to enter college, or desire general preparation for further education and/or advanced-level employment. Many of the programs prepare students for occupational licenses, certifications, and technical updating. 

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SCVTS Arts, Science and Technology Academies

The SCVTS Academies are highly-focused programs designed to prepare students for careers that generally require further education at a college or university level.  The academy programs cover a wide array of concentration areas, ranging from the medical sciences to journalism to theater arts.  In some cases, the academic courses built into the academy schedule will be honors level or even college level.  Regardless of academy, the student will be scheduled daily for one block period or two standard periods of studies directly linked to academy’s focus.

Academies are offered as a full-time option only.  Because the academies are situated at various locations, students will be enrolled as a full-time student at whichever high school the academy is hosted.  That is inclusive of academic classes, academy-based classes, sports, and any other co-curricular or extra-curricular activities.  The Academy for Medical Sciences, the Academy for Energy Applications, and new for the fall 2014, the Academy for Agricultural Sciences are all housed at the Career and Technical High School.  Arthur P. Schalick High School (Dance, Drama, Visual Arts) and Pennsville Memorial High School (Graphic Design, Instrumental Music, Vocal Music) host multiple academy programs, while Penns Grove High School (Engineering) and Woodstown High School (Communications) each host one academy program.

Academy of Agricultural Sciences

  • Academy courses focus on a progression of animal and plant science
  • On-campus garden and greenhouse allow students to gain hands-on experience
  • Membership in FFA, a national student organization which promotes and supports ag education
  • Ability to accrue college credits through articulation agreement with Salem Community College
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Academy of Medical Sciences

  • Features rigorous curriculum rooted in math, biology, chemistry, and anatomy/physiology
  • Introduces students to wide range of health occupations and further fields of study in medical field
  • Students earn up to 36 college credits through articulation agreement with Salem Community College
  • Past students have completed the Biology/Chemistry associate degree at SCC while still in high school
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Academy for Energy Application

  • Explores both existing systems of delivery as well as the development of renewable energy sources
  • Students will engage in science experiments and schematic mock-ups such as turbines and solar panels
  • Partnership with PSEG Nuclear as well as Salem Community College’s NET program
  • Ability to accrue college credits through articulation agreement with SCC
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Air Force Junior ROTC

  • Includes studies in history and science of aviation; space exploration; and global/cultural studies
  • Emphasis on leadership skills, effective communication, teamwork, and personal responsibility
  • Absolutely no military obligation; Instructors do not recruit students for military service
  • Students who enlist in the armed forces may enter at one or two pay grades higher than other enlistees
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Allied Health Professionals

  • Prepares students for jobs in nursing, medical assisting, physical therapy and more
  • Introduces students to critical concepts and skills that all healthcare workers should understand
  • Articulation agreement with Salem Community College for a CNA class
  • Membership in HOSA, a national student organization that promotes health science education
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Auto Collision Repair Technology

  • Prepares students for an entry-level position in the challenging and rewarding automotive industry
  • Shop classroom features professional settings, including two drive-in paint booths
  • Students may repair their personal vehicles throughout the school year
  • High placement rate in apprenticeships and cooperative industrial working experience
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Automotive Technology

  • Students familiarized with safe work practices and tools within the automotive industry
  • Shop contains professional equipment and settings found in real-life automotive service centers
  • Brake repair, emission control repair, electrical, transaxles and differential repair are all covered
  • Program follows the Automotive Service Excellence (A.S.E.) certification standards
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Child Care and Early Childhood Education

  • For students preparing to continue education or begin careers at nursery schools or daycare facilities
  • Students learn how to development and implement lesson plans and activities for children
  • Opportunity to participate in clinical experience at on-site professional daycare facility
  • Prepares students for Child Development Associate, the most widely recognized credential in field
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Computer Assisted Design and Drafting (CADD)

  • Prepares students for possible careers in architecture, design, and structural engineering
  • Students experience computer drafting in AutoCAD and various other software programs
  • Students also gain experience in poster design, vinyl lettering, and glass etching
  • Past CADD students are employed at PSEG, as well as M. Davis & Sons, Inc. in Wilmington, Del.
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Construction Technology

  • Developed by the New Jersey Carpenters’ Union and Builders League of South Jersey
  • Introduces students to concepts in carpentry, masonry, roofing and remodeling
  • Students can build full-scale sheds and other structures that are sold to the public
  • The program has expanded to feature an introduction to the plumbing trade
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Cosmetology

  • Students can earn a New Jersey cosmetology license, necessary to work in any salon in the State
  • Training covers permanent waving, hair coloring, hairstyling, skin care, shaving, manicuring and more
  • Students conduct clinicals at the school, providing various services for clients in the community
  • After 600 hours, students get a permit allowing them to work in a salon after school or on weekends
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Culinary and Pastry Arts

  • Complete access to fully-equipped state-of-the-art kitchen facility; a full-scale culinary operation
  • Students can work on SCVTS-sponsored banquets and other functions and get paid for their work
  • Upon course completion, students can receive ServSafe certification (can cost up to $1,000 elsewhere)
  • Graduates can enter the job field as a cook, baker’s assistant, caterer’s assistant, food server, or steward
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Electrical Technology

  • Teaches students basic electrical theory plus residential, commercial, and industrial wiring
  • Mini framework home in the classroom allows students to gain valuable hands-on experience
  • Introduces students to solar energy technology, including instillation and upkeep of solar panels
  • Several students have won gold medals at SkillsUSA New Jersey State Championships
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Graphics Technology

  • Program is designed for students wanting to pursue careers in graphic arts or print production
  • Students design posters, pamphlets, and flyers; also complete work orders for outside clients
  • Updated Adobe software allows students to learn important design and layout techniques
  • Prepares students for several college majors such as graphic design, advertising, and marketing
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Law Enforcement and Public Safety

  • Explores the criminal justice system in America, plus the infrastructure of emergency response
  • Students are given preparation for the New Jersey State EMT and firefighter certificate exams
  • Regular guest speakers from County Prosecutor’s Office, Fire Academy, and many others
  • Prepares students for careers as police officers, correction officers, firefighters, or EMTs
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Welding Technology

  • Welding is a valuable skill used in various industries, from plumbing to agriculture to auto repair
  • Students actively participate in the American Welding Society (AWS) and SkillsUSA
  • SCVTS has direct employment partnership with M. Davis and Sons, Inc. in Wilmington, Del.
  • Opens door for career in underwater welding, which offers beginning wages of $110 per hour
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