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Culinary Arts Program | Certificate

This is intended for high school students attending from within the district. College credits may be available as part of this program. Students from outside the district or adults who are not enrolled in high school can contact the center to apply for this program, as well.

By studying Culinary Arts, students prepare for careers in the foodservice industry. The instructors are chefs and students study in our foodservice facility that simulates a typical workplace. Students learn to the proper care and operation of kitchen equipment while preparing and serving food in our restaurant.

Students may earn a national credential “ServSafe” through the National Restaurant Association and college credit through New England Culinary Institutes online program.

This program includes the following credential(s): National Restaurant Association ServSafe Certificates: Food Handler and Manager.

Business & Financial Services Program | Certificate

This is intended for high school students attending from within the district. College credits may be available as part of this program. Students from outside the district or adults who are not enrolled in high school can contact the center to apply for this program, as well.

Business & Financial Services will show you how to create, build, and manage your own business. In the first year, you’ll get hands-on training in the school’s store, Campus Connection, and earn valuable management skills in the second year.

Not sure being an entrepreneur is for you? Skills gained in this program are not limited to traditional business careers. They can be used in any career, in any field. Develop your leadership skills by participating in FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America), the largest business Career and Technical Student Organization in the world.

This program includes the following credential(s): ACT National Career Readiness Certificate.

Audio Video Production Program | Certification

This is intended for high school students attending from within the district. College credits may be available as part of this program. Students from outside the district or adults who are not enrolled in high school can contact the center to apply for this program, as well.

The Audio Video Production program at RVTC is unique in that it is divided into individual Audio and Video “pathways”. This program is designed to allow students to customize their learning experience through these pathways in order to focus on each individual student’s career goals.

AVP is a two-year program. Level one students start with the AVP101 Pathway which is designed to give students a foundation of technical skills that will be needed in order to be a successful program completer. After AVP101, students can move between the audio, video, and photography pathways at the start of each quarter.

This program includes the following credential(s): Adobe Certified Associate Certifications in Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, Flash, InDesign, and Premier; Internet and Computing Core Certification (IC3): Living Online and Computing Fundamentals; and Worldwide Organization of Webmasters Certifications: Web Administrator Apprentice, Web Designer Associate, and Web Designer Apprentice.

Human Services Program | Apprenticeship

This is intended for high school students attending from within the district. College credits may be available as part of this program. Students from outside the district or adults who are not enrolled in high school can contact the center to apply for this program, as well.

The Human Services program is designed to prepare individuals for employment in career pathways that relate to families and human needs such as early childhood development and elementary education, counseling and mental health services, family and community services, personal care, and consumer services.

This program includes or leads to the following credential(s): Vermont Early Childhood Education Apprenticeship.

Horticulture & Natural Resources Program | Certification

This is intended for high school students attending from within the district. College credits may be available as part of this program. Students from outside the district or adults who are not enrolled in high school can contact the center to apply for this program, as well.

This two-year program is for the student considering a career in landscaping, arboriculture, forestry, or greenhouse management. Students spend much of their time outside in our on-site nursery, greenhouse, and school landscapes.

This program includes the following credential(s): EPA Pesticide Applicator Certification-Worker Protection; Game of Logging Chainsaw Safety Training Certification Levels 1, 2, 3, 4.

Health Sciences Program | License

This is intended for high school students attending from within the district. College credits may be available as part of this program. Students from outside the district or adults who are not enrolled in high school can contact the center to apply for this program, as well.

This two-year Health Sciences Program integrates classroom studies with clinical and practical application. Students are exposed to a wide variety of careers in healthcare. They will visit various medical facilities to get a first-hand look at the choices available to them. Guest speakers, classroom and online learning and skills training in a realistic lab setting provide multiple learning strategies for all students.

Level one provides an opportunity for dual enrollment with River Valley Community College, an option that offers three transferable college credits in Medical Terminology. Level 2 students will fulfill the Vermont Board of Nursing requirements necessary to allow students to sit for the Licensed Nurse Assistant (LNA) exam. Level 2 also provides the opportunity for clinical externships, work cooperatives and dual enrollment with Community College of Vermont, offering three transferable college credits.

This program includes the following credential(s): Licensed Nursing Assistant (LNA).

Information Technology Program | Certification

This is intended for high school students attending from within the district. College credits may be available as part of this program. Students from outside the district or adults who are not enrolled in high school can contact the center to apply for this program, as well.

Information Technology at RVTC opens many doors for possible career paths or areas for further study in areas such as computer science and cybersecurity. Students engage in graphic design, web design, programming, and basic information technology literacy. Students build websites and write basic javascript and python programming interacting with microcontrollers. Students take design work straight to production on the 3D printers and laser cutter and fabricate designs.

Students explore hands-on learning in the lab and gain knowledge of computer components and operating systems such as Windows, Macintosh, and Linux. Students build a complete computer system through a combination of lab activities and academic classroom study. Students engage in ordering parts, assembling and configuring a computer, installing software, and troubleshooting both hardware and software problems. Students follow best practices in maintenance, and safety and take full responsibility for maintaining computer equipment in the classroom and lab.

This program includes the following credential(s): Adobe Certified Associate Certifications in Photoshop and Illustrator; CompTia A+ Certification.

Carpentry Program | Certificate

This is intended for high school students attending from within the district. College credits may be available as part of this program. Students from outside the district or adults who are not enrolled in high school can contact the center to apply for this program, as well.

Students learn to build, design, and gain the skills needed for a career in carpentry. They start by building sheds and other small projects. They create materials lists, research vendors, and order what they need to build a house. They discover the theory and practice of construction as a profession.

This program includes the following credential(s): NCCER Level 1: Carpentry Certificate; NCCER Construction Core: Introductory Craft Skills Certificate.

Advanced Manufacturing Program | Certification

This is intended for high school students attending from within the district. College credits may be available as part of this program. Students from outside the district or adults who are not enrolled in high school can contact the center to apply for this program, as well.

This course will introduce you to machine tools, measuring instruments, and machining operations, and how they relate to the production of consumer goods.

This program includes the following credential(s): Certified SolidWorks Associate & Professional Certifications; Various National Institute of Metalworking Skills Certifications.