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Skyline students go to DCTC. Interested sophomores must submit an application in the spring for approval to go to DCTC during their junior and senior year.
The following requirements must be met to qualify to attend the Dallas County Technical Center:
1. Cumulative GPA of 2.50 or higher
2. Minimum of 95% attendance during sophomore year
3. Not have been placed in ISS more than twice during high school and no out of school suspensions.
Must be in good credit standing and scheduled to graduate with class.
Course descriptions are listed below for the programs offered at DCTC:
CRIMINAL JUSTICE/CRIMINAL SCENE INVESTIGATIONS
This course is designed to acquaint the student with historical perspective of law enforcement and a variety of criminal justice career fields including, but not limited to Crime Scene Investigations, Law Enforcement, Police Science, Corrections, and Legal Studies. In addition, the Missouri Peace Officer Standards and Training Program (POST) are integrated throughout the course. The program will provide students the opportunity of assimilation of knowledge and acquisition of skills through practical experiences and classroom participation. Contents may include the discussion and viewing of major crimes and physical fitness. All are significant and vital to our past, present, and future in the investigation and prosecution of such crimes. The goal is to become aware of the social forces that shape our lives and gain insight into the many different aspects of law enforcement and how they influence society’s view and opinion on how to deal with and handle crimes.
COLLISION REPAIR TECHNOLOGY
The Collision Repair Technology class provides the student with the basic knowledge and skills that are necessary for the repair and refinishing of the modern automobile. It provides an understanding of how cars and trucks are constructed through study in class. It also covers a wide range of manipulative skills through shop work which includes sheet metal straightening, welding, fiberglass and plastic work, panel replacement, glass replacement, as well as painting and refinishing and damage appraisal. Students that complete this course may receive up to 16 articulated credits thru State Fair Community College. This course involves four areas of work:
1. Paint and Refinishing 3. Structural Analysis
2. Non-structural Repair 4. Damage Analysis and Estimating
Automotive Technology is designed to meet the needs of the automotive industry in diagnosis and repair of the modern efficient automobile with its precision built automatic mechanism and power units. Students that complete this course may earn credit at State Technical College, State Fair Community College, or Universal Technical Institute. This course involves eight different units of work:
1. Engine repair 5. Brakes
2. Automatic transmission and transaxle 6. Electrical
3. Manual drive train and axle 7. Heating and air conditioning
4. Suspension and steering 8. Engine Performance
The Building Trades course prepares students to undertake with confidence actual construction or repair jobs. Students learn the principles of each job of construction, including the why of an operation and the problems encountered through helping to build a house during the school term. Through the building of a home, the student receives thorough and well-rounded training both in building trades principles and their application. Jobs in this field are rapidly becoming specialized and the knowledge gained in this course will help the students to choose the areas they prefer.
COMPUTER INFORMATION SYSTEMS
The Computer Information Systems class provides training for individuals in an IT-Support career path. The first year of the program provides training in computer and peripheral hardware and Microsoft operating systems. The second year of the program gives students training in networking hardware, server setup and maintenance and server and network administration. Each part of the program concentrates on certification of the student through COMPTIA A+ (Computer Maintenance Certification) and N+ (Network Fundamentals Certification) certification tests.
Health Occupations is available to the high school junior or senior who is interested in a health care career. Students will learn why the human body operates as it does, how to prevent the spread of disease, and how to provide basic health care skills. They will become familiar with vocabulary and terminology of the medical world. In addition, the student will explore health careers and the unique role that each plays in health maintenance, disease prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation. The student also learns all the skills related to the duties of a nurse assistant. Through the cooperation of area people in the health field, students are provided the opportunity of practicing skills of a nurse assistant with the supervision of the facility health care professionals and the instructors. They may also have an opportunity to observe the duties performed by dental and medical assistants, x-ray technicians, veterinary assistants, pharmacy assistants, and optometry and chiropractic assistants.
The Welding program is designed to provide the student theoretical and practical experience in welding and related technical information. Practical experience is acquired in shielded metal are welding, gas tungsten arc welding, gas metal arc welding, oxy-acetylene welding, and blue print reading. The student also receives experience in oxy-acetylene flame cutting, both manual and automatic as well as plasma cutting. The student acquires practical experience welding carbon steel, stainless steel and aluminum welding. Upon successful completion of this course, the graduate will be able to pass welding certification tests on carbon steel and stainless steel. Students that complete the Welding program may currently receive up to 16 articulated credits thru Ozarks Technical Community College or 3 articulated credits thru State Technical Community College. Efforts are being made to increase Ozarks Technical Community College to 21 credits, State Technical Community College’s articulation to 16 credits, and to add Crowder College (16 articulated credits).
GRAPHIC ARTS OCCUPATIONS
The Graphic Arts Occupations program is intended to give students a broad scope of experiences in the field of computer-aided design and layout. The course is intended to instruct all the students in a broad realm of the fundamentals in Mac OS Systems and Adobe programs suited for industry standards in the field of Graphic Design and encourage them to search out a direction of personal interest that they want to explore as well as opportunities for internship. Upon completion of the program, students will have organized a professional resume and portfolio suitable for job opportunities. Students will be prepared for an entry position and/or further educational advancement at a two-year or four-year college. Graphic Arts students may receive up to 8 articulated credits from Ozarks Technical Community College. This course’s major units include:
1. Desktop Publishing 6. Scanning and Photo Manipulation
2. Word Processing 7. Hardware and Software
3. Electronic Presentations 8. Portfolio Development
4. Web Page Publishing 9. Internship and Job Preparations
5. Graphic Design and Communications 10. Internet Projects