The Career Programs offered at Tri-County are broad enough in scope to appeal to almost any student. Programs are offered in the building trades, auto trades, service occupations, and various technical fields. Instruction is offered in a variety of technologies by teachers who are experienced and licensed in the field they teach. This allows instructors to teach the practical, hands-on skills, as well as the theory behind the application.
Class sizes at Tri-County are conducive to an excellent learning environment, with a 15 to 1 student/teacher ratio in vocational-technical classes and 18 to 1 in academic classes.
Tri-County operates on an alternating week schedule, with students spending their academic week in eight periods of traditional high school course work and the alternate week in vocational/technical studies.
Cathie Rebelo, Director of Vocational Programs
The real-world application of skills is a valuable part of the career technical learning experience. Each of Tri-County’s 16 Career Programs offers its students unique opportunities to apply what they’ve learned to projects within the community. Students acquire professional experience while still in high school. Working within the community gives students a greater sense of ownership and responsibility. Their communication skills often improve, as does their ability to lead others.