The Automotive Technology Program is an Introduction to four areas of the automotive service industry. The program provides training and experience in the theory, operation, diagnosis and repair of automotive systems.
Building Trades prepares students for careers in general construction. The projects students participate in are governed by the community as well as industrial trends and needs. Students will learn a basic background in the principals and skills of general carpentry by constructing a five piece modular home.
The Computer Technology program prepares students for careers that support today’s connected world. Students learn basic programming and pursue the Cisco Certified Entry Network Technician (CCENT) industry credential and college credit. They can be seen terminating cable, configuring computers and network devices, and writing. These students are taking their skills to the next level as they design, manage and troubleshoot networks.
Students with an interest in becoming a licensed Cosmetologist upon graduation from high school should enroll in this program. Upon the completion of this two year, 1500 hour program students will be able to take the State of Vermont Licensing Exam.
This program is designed to provide the basic skills needed for employment in the Hospitality and Culinary Arts Industry. Students will learn critical and relevant aspects of this industry and will learn the skills necessary to be employed in restaurants and resorts, or continue on to post-secondary education. Much of their training is provided through volunteer work at the Vermont Food Bank and the operation of the onsite Green Room.
Digital Media Arts
The Digital Media program embraces the digital technologies that surround our lives: video, animation, motion graphics, web sites, and graphic design for print and interactive media. Digital Media surrounds us, in constant flux. BTCís interactive program lays a foundation for the students who want to be the pioneers for the next generation of the digital world.
The Electrical Program trains future electricians to install, connect, test, and maintain electrical systems for a variety of purposes, including climate control, security, and communications. Students will learn how to install and maintain the electronic controls for machines in business and industry.
This program allows students to explore many careers within the health care field. Academic theory combines with hands-on learning in the classroom lab, and later in an actual practice setting, for a realistic approach to the health care arena. Some of the topics covered include human structure and function (anatomy and physiology), personal care and hygiene, communication skills, basic metric conversions, nutrition and medical terminology.
Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning
Students in this program receive training for careers as technicians in the field of climate control. Students will learn how to install, service, and repair environmental systems that control temperature, humidity, and air quality.
This program prepares students for employment in careers that relate to families and human needs including education, counseling and mental health services, family and financial planning, as well as personal care services. Students participating in this program will develop academic foundations, problem solving skills, workplace skills, citizenship, ethics, and leadership training.
In this program students will learn foundational skills to prepare them to be successful in a technical program. The Pre-Technical Foundations experience at the Barre Technical Center has two pathways. You can choose to participate in a program that is located in-house at the Technical Center which will connect you directly with the Trades and Industry Programs (Automotive, Building Trades, Electrical, HVAC/Plumbing and Culinary).
Another option for students beginning this Fall is the Pre-Technical Outreach Program or PTO. This is a unique program to our regional high schools and this technical center. The Barre Technical Center has partnered with its regional sending high schools and the VYCC (VT Youth Conservation Corps) to provide a well rounded experience for students in grades 9 and 10.Cooperative Education