The Burlington Technical Center (BTC, link opens in a new window) offers morning or afternoon half-day technical programs for 11th and 12th grade students in a variety of fields. BTC programs are designed to be completed in two years, although some students attend for one year to begin an introduction to a career field.
EHS students enrolled in BTC courses can earn three credits per year toward EHS graduation requirements (see “EHS Embedded Credits” chart below).
EHS students are bused to BTC for their half-day morning or afternoon program and may also take EHS courses if their schedule allows.
Benefits of BTC:
- BTC Students acquire the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to become productive members of the workforce and to go on to further education and training.
- Students have the opportunity to be placed in cooperative job settings and to participate in internships so they can experience the workplace, get high school credit and earn a wage.
- Students have been placed in all major manufacturing companies and numerous small businesses within commuting distance of BTC. College and career exploration is an important part of each program.
- Many BTC programs offer college credits through dual enrollment programs at Community College of Vermont and Vermont Technical College.
Visit the BTC web site (opens in a new window) for additional information and contact your EHS School Counselor to see how a BTC program can fit into your schedule. Or check out a BTC Program Schedule for 2018-19.