This program is certified by Project Lead the Way©

           

Student can earn 4  college credits for Stevenson and 12 college credits from Missouri S & T

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EXPLORE COMPARE  PLAN APPLY
Instructor

 

Advantage for

College and

Career

Careers  Apply

Description

Brochure

Video

 

What they say:

Professionals

Students

Accomplishments

Scheduling

ECP

What it

takes

to be

successful

Major Topics

Career Skills

 

EARN ($$$):

1. College

Credits

2. Certifications

 

Alternative 

CCCTC

Programs 

10th graders

must apply by

Dec 1st for

first round

decisions

 

 

Instructors  

Brendan Gallagher ( bsgalla@carrollk12.org )
Kathleen Wojcik    (kwwojci@carrollk12.org )

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Brendan Gallagher

Professional Experience:

•Managed two microbiology laboratories for a pharmaceutical company

Specialized Training

•B.S. – Molecular Biology – Towson University
•M.S. – Microbiology – James Madison University


Kathleen Wojcik   

Specialized Training:

•B.A. – Animal Science from University of Maryland
•M.S. – Curriculum and Instruction from McDaniel College
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GET TO KNOW THE PROGRAM

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Project Lead the Way Biomedical Sciences gives students a glimpse into the world of biomedicine through computer-based and hands-on activities and projects.  This dynamic program uses hands-on, real world problems to engage and challenge students.  This    program is composed of four AP level classes designed for students who have career interests in the biological sciences, medical research, and biotechnology.  In 2011, the CCCTC Biomedical Sciences program was one of sixteen schools in the nation to be named a PLTW Model School.

 

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Videos about the program...........    <return to Biomedical Sci index>

Biomedical Science Program Video

CCCTC Perspective and other CCCTC Videos 

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 Why do students come to CCCTC? 

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Use college level texts to earn college credit while having the training, skills, and experience that most high school graduates do not get until they are well into their college major.  This program puts you in touch with state of the art  technology so students can experience their chosen career field before they go to college. (more)

  

Learn from an experienced instructor and work with industry grade technology that our local business partners use every day.  After gaining skills and experience some of our best students to come back as in house interns or find an internship at a local business. (more)

Our Programs have been highly successful in state and national competitions sponsored by SkillsUSA. (more)

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What skills and concepts do students learn in this program?

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Major Units of Study

Principles of the Biomedical Sciences (PBS)

Students investigate various health conditions including heart disease, diabetes, sickle-cell disease, hypercholesterolemia, and infectious diseases. They determine the factors that led to the death of a fictional person, and investigate lifestyle choices and medical treatments that might have prolonged the person’s life. The activities and projects introduce students to human physiology, medicine, and research processes.

Human Body Systems (HBS)

Students examine the interactions of human body systems as they explore identity, power, movement, protection, and homeostasis. Students design experiments, investigate the structures and functions of the human body, and use data acquisition software to monitor body functions such as muscle movement, reflex and voluntary action, and respiration. Exploring science in action, students build organs and tissues on a skeletal manikin, work through interesting real world cases and often play the roles of biomedical professionals to solve medical mysteries.

Medical Interventions (MI)

Students investigate a variety of interventions involved in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disease as they follow the life of a fictitious family. Students explore how to prevent and fight infection; screen and evaluate the code in human DNA; prevent, diagnose and treat cancer; and use molecular biology techniques to treat disease. Through these scenarios, students are exposed to a range of interventions related to immunology, surgery, genetics, pharmacology, medical devices, and diagnostics.

· Biomedical Innovation (BI)

Students design innovative solutions by working through progressively challenging open-ended problems, addressing topics such as clinical medicine, physiology, biomedical engineering, and public health. They have the opportunity to work on a research project where a portion of a glyceraldehyde-3-phosphate dehydrogenase (GAPDH) gene from plants is cloned, inserted into a plasmid vector, and the sequence analyzed through bioinformatics.  This project offers the students the opportunity to perform novel research using a wide range of lab techniques and to publish their sequencing and bioinformatic results in NCBI’s GenBank.  At the end of the project, students are expected to write a scientific paper and present their work to an audience of STEM professionals in the form of a scientific poster.

   

Getting started on your career path takes skills.  Students at CCCTC are evaluated on skill attainment in the following areas for this program (more)

Professionalism

At CCCTC we know how important professionalism is to getting and keeping a job.  We emphasize professionalism in each program.  (more)

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How does this program add VALUE to your diploma?

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Students Can Earn College Credits

College Credits can be earned through articulation agreements with colleges.  These agreements are the colleges way of saying that our programs, shops, equipment and instructors meet the same high standards as that college or post-secondary institution.

           CLICK HERE TO SEE COLLEGE CREDITS YOU CAN EARN AT CCCTC

Contact the college or trade school you plan to attend and find out if you can earn credits or advanced standing at their institution.

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If students have what it takes they still have to APPLY!!

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  • AP/Transcipted level classwork
  • Able to memorize large amount of information to function in the lab or clinic area
  • Computer and technical skills to use charting, office, lab and medical equipment
  • High interest in Mathematics and Science
  • Organizational skills to manage multiple projects
  • Problem-solving skills to analyze situations or data and produce appropriate solutions
  • Self-motivation and academically ready for college level curriculum
  • Strong math and reading skills
  • Utilize Science to solve problems
  • Work through difficult problems

OUR PROGRAMS ARE RUN LIKE REAL BUSINESSES!!!  Do you have the work ethic, perseverance, professionalism, and problem solving skills needed to be successful in your career field? (more)

 

 

SPACE IS LIMITED FOR SOME PROGRAMS.  See what you need to apply.  For instance tenth graders who apply by Dec 1st are part of the first round decisions. (more)

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How does CCCTC fit with your home high school?

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SCHEDULING INFORMATION 

 ARRIVAL/DISMISSAL AND TRANSPORTATION FROM CCCTC

Transportation is provided to and from your home high school.  (there are some exceptions such as community based internship)  Students will still have classes at their home high school and continue to be involved in extracurricular activities at their home high school.  (more)

PREREQUISITES (Completed before you start the program)

CHECK THE PROGRAM OF STUDIES FOR PREREQUISITES

SCHEDULE OF PROGRAM

Biomedical Science normally runs mod 2-3 in the spring of student's junior year AND mods 2-3 in fall of the student's senior year.   (more)

SAMPLE EDUCATIONAL PLAN AND PROGRAM OF STUDIES INFORMATION

    See Program of Studies for most up to date information.

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Different career paths that all start with the Biomedical Science Program.

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CAREERS/MAJORS (CCCTC AND...) 

ENTRY LEVEL (....HIGH SCHOOL)

  • Animal Technician
  • Bench Technician
  • Biotechnology Laboratory Assistant
  • Document Specialist
  • Medical Lab Technician
  • Process Engineer
  • Production Technician
  • Quality Control Specialist
  • Research Assistant

TECHNICAL LEVEL (.....2 YEAR ASSOCIATE DEGREE OR TECH CERTIFICATE)

  • Laboratory Technician
  • Medical Technologist
  • Pharmaceutical Sales Rep.
  • Quality Manager/Technician
  • Research Technician
  • Technical Writer

PROFESSIONAL LEVEL (....4 YEAR BACHELOR'S DEGREE AND BEYOND)

  • Microbiologist
  • Biochemist
  • Biomedical Engineer
  • Chemical Engineer
  • Agricultural Bioengineer
  • Bioinformatics Analyst/Engineer
  • Biostatistician
  • Forensic Scientist
  • Geneticist
  • Medical Review Officer
  • Pharmacist
  • Physician
  • Plant Pathologist
  • Quality Control Director
  • Research Scientist
  • Veterinarian

Check Out These Career Sites: 

ONETThe O*NET program is the nation's primary source of occupational information.

OOH: Occupational Outlook Handbook: Extensive government database of over 20,000 Career.

Check Out These Career Sites to find the many paths our student begin at CCCTC!

 

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What do PROFESSIONALS say about  CCCTC?

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PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

(Don't just take our word for it)

 Professional Organizations certify our programs Certification by state and local agencies assures parents and students that the skills we teach are relevant and important in today's job market.  A program's certifications must be renewed usually every three years through an onsite evaluation of the program.

Colleges An agreement based on the college's requirements for curriculum, faculties, and instructor is prepared and renewed periodically to guarantee that students are getting the equivalent instruction at CCCTC that would be expected in class at that institution.  Credits are awarded based on that agreement. (See college advantage)

PROFESSIONAL ADVISORY COUNSEL  By Federal and state regulations each program has a group of local business and educational institutions that periodically meets to discuss  the programs curriculum and resources to make sure current trends in technology and skills are being taught so that students are prepared for the ever changing career requirements for that industry.  (more)

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Students who looked at this program also looked at:

Academy of Health

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PROGRAM ACCOMPLISHMENTS

<coming soon>

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STUDENT TESTIMONIALS

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5809'S WEBPAGE

DISCOVER: Learn about the 5809 Program

EXPLORE: Dig deeper into the advantages and benefits of 5809

PLAN & APPLY: Create a pathway to a career in this field

10th graders must apply by Dec 1st for first round decisions!!
 

 

INSTRUCTOR

Dave Hutchison (Email:   dmhutch @carrollk12.org)  :  

Professional Experience before becoming an instructor at CCCTC:   

  • Freelance graphic designer
  • Designer for Diamond Comics
  • Set and lighting designer

Master of Fine Art – Sequential Art/Graphic Design and Visual Communications

Instructor at CCC

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DESCRIPTION

Print Production is a nationally certified Print ED program that prepares students for a career in graphic design, page layout, illustration, photography, and production. MAC based labs allow students to learn how to edit and create original graphic art with professional grade software.  Our print production lab rivals what you would find in industry with such things as a banner printer, t-shirt screening equipment, book binding, and professional printer/copier to name a few.  If you have an image in your mind we can create it digitally and produce it in multiple formats. (http://www.gaerf.org/PrintED.aspx )  

Up to 17 college credits can be earned through the Art  Institute of Washington based on a portfolio review. Qualified students in Print Production can also earn 3 college credits through Carroll Community College.

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BROCHURE & VIDEOS

Brochure

Brief video

Youtube Videos (caution: 3rd party website):

Videos about CCCTC and other programs      

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ADVANTAGES

COLLEGE ADVANTAGE: 

Get a jump start on college- Use college level texts to earn college credit while having the training, skills, and experience that most high school graduates do not get until they are well into their college major.  This program puts you in touch with state of the art MAC computers, state of the art software, industry grade print/graphic arts equipment, and technology so students can experience graphic design and 5809 before they go to college. Students in this program will feel right at home in any college lab.  (more)

  CAREER ADVANTAGE:

Start your career NOW- Work with industry grade technology that our local business partners use every day and become certified by PrintED.  This shows employers you are trained in a PrintED facility and have the skills industry is looking for in a graphic arts/5809 employee.  These skills allow the best students to come back as CCCTC interns or find an internship at a local businesses. (more)

SkillsUSA: 

Compete at the state and national level- our 5809 Program has been highly successful in state and national competitions sponsored by SkillsUSA. (more)

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MAJOR TOPICS & SKILLS

MAJOR TOPICS COVERED

  • Elements of art and principles of design
  • Complete simulated problems in design, illustration, and  production
  • Create, develop, and apply communication products for a business environment

CAREER SKILLS YOU WILL LEARN

See the list of skills you will learn in this program- <Students at CCCTC are evaluated on SKILL attainment in the following areas for this program> 

Professionalism

At CCCTC we know how important professionalism is to getting and keeping a job.  <We emphasize professionalism in each program> 

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SAVE MONEY AND TIME AFTER HIGH SCHOOL

 EARN VALUABLE CERTIFICATIONS 

OUR program is PrintED© certified- The Print Production Program provides the opportunity to earn national certifications in Graphic Communication and Advertising Design through PrintED©.  If you want to be set apart from other students in this field, industry certifications give you that edge.   (more)

 

EARN COLLEGE CREDIT 

5809 partners with these schools- Students can earn college credtis in this program through our agreements with these colleges:

  • Art Institute of Washington – 4 credits
  • Bridgemont Community and Technical College – 4 credits
  • Carroll Community College – 3 credits
  • Montgomery College – 4 credits
  • Frederick Community College – 4 credits

Contact the college or trade school you plan to attend and find out if you can earn credits or advanced standing at their institution!

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ARE YOUR READY?

HERE ARE THE QUALITIES NEEDED FOR THIS PROGRAM:

  1. OUR PROGRAMS ARE RUN LIKE REAL BUSINESSES!!!  Do you have the work ethic, perseverance, professionalism, and problem solving skills needed to be successful in 5809? 
  2. Prerequisites: 'Graphic Communication' or 'Commercial Art' or 'Script Writing and Video Production'
  3. Qualities and characteristics you will need:
  • Communicate and successfully collaborate with others
  • Organize information visually
  • Critical thinking & problem solving skills
  • Create and produce new ideas
  • Follow multi-step directions
  • Hand-eye coordination
  • Manual Dexterity
  • Math and reading skills
  • Personal and social responsibility on independent projects
  • Produce and store information digitally
  • Work quickly & accurately under deadlines
  • (more)
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YOU HAVE TO APPLY!!

 <THE APPLICATION PROCESS>-  SPACE IS LIMITED FOR SOME PROGRAMS.  Acceptance is based on Attendance, GPA, and grades/rigor in certain classes.  Also, tenth graders who apply by Dec 1st are part of the first round of decisions. See the <How to Apply webpage>

 

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HOW DOES IT FIT WITH YOUR SCHEDULE?

SCHEDULING INFORMATION 

PREREQUISITES- (Completed before you start the program)

  • Graphic Arts OR Commercial Art
  • 94% attendance and 2.0 GPA in academic level classes

SCHEDULE OF PROGRAM (junior or senior year)-

  • MODS 2-4 SPRING OR
  • MODS 2-4 FALL

FROM THE PROGRAM OF STUDIES-  Suggested Educational Career Plan and a description of the program found in the program of studies.  To see the most recent information go to the current Carroll County Program of Studies

    See the Program of Studies for most up to date information.

Click to see a SAMPLE Educational Career Plan

ARRIVAL/DISMISSAL TIMES-  <Arrival/dismissal times and other dates>

CCCTC TRANSPORTATION- Transportation is provided to from your home high.  (there are some exceptions such as community based internship)  Also, students going to CCCTC will still have classes at their home high school and may continue to be involved in extracurricular activities. 

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CAREERS THAT START WITH THIS PROGRAM

CAREERS AND COLLEGE MAJORS 

EXPERIENCE YOUR CAREER IN HIGH SCHOOL-  Do you want to go to college, start a career OR pay for college with your new career?  Joining the CCCTC is a life changing experience  where you are immersed with others students who are interested in your field.  You learn in professionally reviewed programs from industry proven experts.  THIS IS REAL-LIFE!

ENTRY LEVEL- With CCCTC start a career right after high school

TECHNICAL LEVEL- CCCTC and a 2 year associates degree or trade school degree 

PROFESSIONAL LEVEL- CCCTC and a four year degree that you will be well prepared to complete

Check Out These Career Sites:

Check Out These Career Sites to find the many paths our student begin at CCCTC!

ONETThe O*NET program is the nation's primary source of occupational information.

OOH: Occupational Outlook Handbook: Extensive government database of over 20,000 Career.

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PROFESSIONALLY REVIEWED PROGRAMS

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS  (Don't just take our word for it)

PrintED-  administered by the Graphic Arts Education and Research Foundation (GAERF®) is a national accreditation program, based on industry standards for graphic communications courses of study at the secondary and post-secondary levels. Certification by this agency is usually reserved for postsecondary institutions and must be renewed  every three years through an onsite evaluation for the program.

 Art Institute of Washington , Bridgemont Community and Technical College, Carroll Community College- all have an agreement with CCCTC based on the college's requirements for curriculum, faculties, and instructor that is reviewed and renewed periodically to guarantee that students are getting the equivalent instruction at CCCTC that would be expected in class at that institution.  Credits are awarded based on that agreement.

PROFESSIONAL ADVISORY COUNSEL  By Federal and state regulations each program has a group of local business and educational institutions that periodically meets to discuss  the programs curriculum and resources to make sure current trends in technology and skills are being taught so that students are prepared for the ever changing career requirements for that industry.  (more)

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Program Accomplishments

<coming soon>

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Student Testimonials

<coming soon>

 

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