Aspiring chefs, cosmetologists, nurses and engineers, among others, are encouraged to explore career and technical opportunities at the Technical College High School (TCHS) Pennock’s Bridge Campus on Thursday, December 5.
The open house will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., during which time prospective students and their families can tour the building, meet teachers and students, learn about the programs and enjoy light refreshments provided by culinary arts students.
The school is located at 280 Pennock’s Bridge Road in West Grove 10 minutes south of Octorara’s Highland Road campus
The Technical College High School is a joint venture of the Chester County Intermediate Unit (CCIU) and Delaware County Community College (DCCC). As Pennsylvania’s first hybrid career and technical high school/community college, TCHS offers career and technical programs to high school students; and, DCCC offers associate degree programs to college students.
TCHS Pennock’s Bridge Campus serves students residing in Avon Grove, Kennett Consolidated, Octorara Area, Oxford Area and Unionville-Chadds Ford school districts.
The most unique aspect of the school is that it offers dual-enrollment classes for high school students that blend career and technical programs with associate degree college courses. Students in dual-enrollment programs can graduate from high school with 16 college credits or more.
For instance, Michael Kolachny, a 2011 Health Career Academy graduate, earned 26 collegiate credits while attending TCHS.
The school offers the following career and technical programs for high school students:
- Allied Health Science Technology
- Animal Science Technology
- Automotive Collision Technology
- Automotive Service Technology
- Computer Information Systems
- Criminal Justice & Police Sciences
- Culinary Arts
- Early Childhood Care & Education
- Electronics & Robotics
- Engine Technology & Recreational Vehicles
- Health Career Academy/Pre-Nursing
- Health Occupations
- HVAC/Refrigeration Technology
- Marketing and Financial Services
- Teacher Academy
Applications are currently being accepted for the Technical College High School Pennock’s Bridge Campus. Interested students can find out more information or apply online by visiting www.technicalcollegehighschool.org