Office of Career and Technology Education

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Help students connect to career info: Are you a professional or business leader who can offer internships, job shadowing, career-related guest speakers, or mock interviewers? Please contact Alicia Fales, Supervisor, Career and Technology Education, afales@bcps.org or 410-887-8925.

School to Career Transition

School to Career Transition (STCT) programs emphasize connecting students from career-instruction pathways to business-based experiences through job shadowing, internships, apprenticeships and work experiences. Students receive structured training and exploratory experience at work sites under the guidance of selected business mentors. 

STCT offers a variety of programs which include Career Research and Development (CRD), work-based learning, internships, Career and Technology Education (CTE) capstone completers, apprenticeships, and job shadowing.

Completer programs in the arts, media, and communications career cluster are also under the supervision of STCT.  These programs include broadcast technology, graphic and print communications, and interactive media production.


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Work-Based Learning Opportunities

All students have an opportunity to apply their academic, technical, and interpersonal skills to a work-based learning experience. This authentic application of knowledge and skills is achieved by completing a structured work experience, internship, or apprenticeship.

Students will be placed in work-based learning environment linked to academic content. A business mentor, who is an expert in the chosen career content area, will guide each student in accomplishing established learning goals. STCT work-based learning coordinators will collaborate with students and business mentors to design a learning plan to meet curriculum indicators, industry standards, and individual student goals. They will meet regularly to assess student progress toward mastering learning goals. Students will receive necessary safety instruction and are subject to all child labor standards.

Work-based learning (WBL) refers to a structured and coordinated work experience that relates closely to the occupational aspect of the student's educational program. WBL programs involve:

  • A combination of academic course work and work based experiences.
  • Students earning high school credit while on the job.
  • A written cooperative agreement between the high school and the employer.
  • Connecting activities between the classroom and the work experience.
  • An opportunity to earn articulated credit to CCBC for successful completion of the CRD program.

Additional program information is available through the navigation links to the right.

Employer Handbook

Parent Handbook

Arts, Media, and Communication Programs:

Broadcast Technology: This program prepares students to use and to maintain radio, audio, and video equipment through experiences in broadcast and audio/video production.  Students will develop and expand their skills in communication, editing, technical and script writing, broadcasting, marketing, and promotion.  Students will be prepared to pursue careers or to continue their studies on the postsecondary level.  Successful completion of this program may earn articulated college credits with The Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC). 

Dundalk High School's Broadcast Technology students provide monthly programming to BCPS-TV. What's Goin' on Here?  and Dundalk High Video Magazine (DHVM)  can be viewed on Baltimore County Comcast cable channel 73 and Baltimore County Verizon FIOS cable channel 34. 

For more information and to view DHS's morning announcements, please visit the Broadcast Technology page on Edline: www.edline.net/pages/Dundalk_High_School/Departments/..

Graphic Communications (PrintED):  The Graphic/Print Communication Technology program will provide students with the fundamental workplace, technical application, and interpersonal skills necessary to enter and to succeed in the diverse career area of graphic/print communications. Artistic expression, computer operations, graphics and imagery software applications, electronic publishing, mechanical art, digital photography, image assembly, offset and screen printing processes, and communication/teamwork skills will provide students with the knowledge needed to enter the workplace directly, to receive on-the-job training, and/or to seek postsecondary education. Partnerships with Printing & Graphics Association MidAtlantic and CCBC are available; national certification through PrintED may be obtained. Students who successfully complete the program may earn articulated college credits with CCBC.

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Interactive Media Production:  This program provides students with experience in web site development, internet technology, computer graphics, digital media and entertainment  production, and project management.  Courses emphasize experimentation in a variety of media, using the computer to produce multimedia works of art. Students will develop skills in photo/video imagery, animation, non-linear video editing software, web page design, basic game development, and mobile/handheld application development.  The program emphasizes the completion of a professional portfolio in the multimedia arts which can be used to apply for AP programs, art scholarship competitions, employment, and continuing education programs.  Students who complete the program successfully may earn articulated college credits with CCBC.

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Benefits
All STCT programs emphasize the development of work-place readiness skills.  Students will develop professional portfolios and resumes to showcase their skills and experiences to present to perspective employers, and for college admission and scholarship applications.

Upon completion of a CTE program, students may receive a skill certificate, apprenticeship credit, state licensing, or industry-recognized certification.  Under the Articulation Agreement with the Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC), students who successfully complete a CTE program may qualify for college credits that will articulate to CCBC.

Arts, Media, Comm Career Pathways Brochure

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Alicia Fales
Supervisor

Office of Career & Technology Education
Jefferson Building, Third Floor
105 W. Chesapeake Avenue
Towson, MD 21204
410-887-8925  fax:410-821-1719

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