Career & Technical Programs (CTP) at Octorara

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    Students are fortunate to have many options in elective programs at Octorara.  One of those options is a 3-credit program in grades 10, 11, and 12 in Career and Technical Programs (CTP).  Below is a short description of those programs.  Students completing “Programs of Study” may be eligible to get free college credits through the state-wide SOAR program.   See your counselor for more information.


    CTP–Mechanical Systems Technology (Program of Study)  CIP 01.0201

    • Hand tool safety
    • Welding & metal cutting
    • Large & small engine maintenance
    • Basic carpentry and building systems                                                                                                                                   
    • Certifications:  PA Skills Certificate, National Safe Tractor and Machinery Operator, PA Pesticide Applicator Certification


    CTP–Animal and Plant Science Technology (Tech Prep)    CIP 01.0301

    • Feeding, housing, genetics of animals
    • Fish culture
    • Plant culture & cloning
    • Conservation management                                                                                                                                                   
    • Certifications:  PA Skills Certificate, National Safe Tractor and Machinery Operator, PA Pesticide Applicator Certification


    CTP—Drafting Technology  (Program of Study)   CIP 15.1301

    • Civil & mechanical drafting
    • Computer-assisted drafting (CAD)
    • Freehand drawing and sketching
    • Mechanical engineering & architecture                                                                                                                                  
    • Certification:  PA Skills Certificate


    CTP—Child Care Education (Program of Study)   CIP 19.0708

    • Setting up a classroom & teaching
    • Classroom management
    • Develop lesson plans and curriculum
    • Work with young children in daycare setting                                                                                                                       
    • Certification:  PA Skills Certificate


    CTP—Culinary Arts

    • Do’s and don’ts working in a food establishment
    • Prepare various types of food
    • Prepare and serve for various school functions
    • Practice working in a commercial environment                                                                                                                     
    • Certifications:  Octorara Skills Certificate, ServSafe National Restaurant Association Certification


    CTP—Woodworking Technology (Program of Study)  CIP 48.0703

    • Cabinet Making
    • Furniture Construction
    • Millwork
    • Finishing & Installation                                                                                                                                                          
    • Certification:  PA Skills Certificate


    CTP–Illustration & Graphic Design

    • Drawing and Illustration
    • Computer Graphics
    • Photography
    • Professional Portfolio                                                                                                                                                                  
    • Certification:  Octorara Skills Certificate


    CTP—Accounting (Program of Study)  CIP 52.0302

    • Manual & automated accounting systems
    • Payroll operations
    • Manipulate data
    • General office duties                                                                                                                                                              
    • Certification:  PA Skills Certificate


    CTP—Business Marketing (Program of Study)  CIP 52.1801

    • Problem solving in marketing
    • Computer applications
    • Selling goods and services
    • Customer service & Purchasing                                                                                                                                                
    • Certification:  PA Skills Certificate


    CTP—Homeland Security & Protective Services (Program of Study)  CIP 43.9999

    • Law Enforcement
    • Fire Fighting
    • Emergency Medical Services
    • Emergency Response Services                                                                                                                                              
    • Certification:  PA Skills Certificate, plus certifications related to fire fighting, EMT and other areas


    CO-OP—Cooperative Education  (12th Grade)  CIP 32.0105

    • Obtain workplace skills
    • Develop a training plan with employers
    • Earn money
    • Keep a log of work activities                                                                                                                                                 
    • Certification:  PA Skills Certificate