P-Tech

Pathways in Technology Early College High School (P-TECH)

  • Pathways in Technology Early College High School (P-TECH) 

    PTECH Collegiate Academy students have the opportunity to earn an associate degree along with their high school diploma – tuition-free – in what is considered a “school within a school.” Students enjoy a traditional high school campus with access to traditional high school offerings, including UIL athletics and activities.

    In addition to the opportunities offered through Early College High School, P-TECH Collegiate Academies provide work-based learning experiences at every grade level by establishing agreements with industry partners. Through internships and apprenticeships, students may earn credentials such as licenses and certificates aligned to their chosen pathway.

    Opportunities are available to students participating in a P-TECH Collegiate Academy: 1. Students will learn employment and career expectations firsthand through relationships forged with industry partners. 2. Students will earn both college hours and industry certifications in their chosen P-TECH pathway. 3. Students will visit industry partner job sites and have industry representatives as guest speakers.

    Polytechnic PTECH Academy for Education partnering with University of North Texas and FWISD

    Dunbar PTECH Academy for Composite Manufacturing partnering with BELL Textron

    North Side PTECH Academy for Health Sciences partnering with the James L. West Center

    Eastern Hills PTECH Academy for Cybersecurity partnering with McAfee

    Planning Year Schools:

    Carter Riverside High School (P-TECH Academy PLANNING YEAR SCHOOL)

    Diamond Hill Jarvis High School (P-TECH Academy PLANNING YEAR SCHOOL)

    South Hills High School (P-TECH Academy PLANNING YEAR SCHOOL)

     

     

    TCC SOUTH/FWISD COLLEGIATE HIGH SCHOOL 

    P-TECH Early College High Schools provide work-based learning experiences at every grade level by establishing agreements with industry partners. Through internships and apprenticeships, students may earn work credentials such as licenses and certificates aligned to their chosen pathway. In addition to the associate degree, students may choose from 4 pathways in high-demand fields: Electrical Technology, Renewable Energy Resources, Lineman Program, and Energy Business Related Coursework.

    Industry Partners: 

    • Oncor
    • Fort Worth Water
    • Microsoft

    Degrees, Credentials and Certifications: Associate of Arts with Business Level 1&2 Certification. Associate of Applied Science Electrical Technology and Renewable Energy with Renewable Energy Technology Level 1 Certification and Energy Technician Certification.  Associate of Applied Science Electrical Lineworker with Groundman Level 1 Certification. OSHA Construction 10-hour, CPR/First Aid, Microsoft Office Specialist - Excel, Microsoft Office Specialist – Word.

     

  • PTECH ECHS

Contact

  • Lisa Castillo

    Executive Director of Innovation for Choice Programming, Operations, and School Support

     

    Amy Penrose Draper

    Coordinator of Early College Programs

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