DUAL ENROLLMENT: Qualified seniors are encouraged to take advantage of the Massachusetts Dual Enrollment Program. When state funding is available, this program allows students to take college courses free of charge at area colleges (i.e., Bunker Hill Community College, North Shore Community College, UMass, Boston). College and/or high school credits are received for all successfully completed courses.
COLLEGE PLANNING TIMELINE: https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/make-a-plan
The Tech Prep program is a coordinated effort by Northeast, local community colleges, colleges, other post-secondary institutions, unions, local business and industry to encourage students to achieve their greatest potential, by providing the experience and confidence needed to succeed.
Tech Prep is an educational plan, structured according to the student’s specific career goals, that rewards students with work credits or college credits for excellent achievement in their high school courses.
Tech Prep offers many pathways for students to transition from Northeast to two-year colleges and for preferential placement into programs or union locals.
Upon completion of a strong academic and career/technical program of study at Northeast, some students choose to continue their education at a two-year college for an associate degree, at a four-year college for a bachelor degree, or as an apprentice at a union local. To make this transition smoother, the Tech Prep program has developed agreements to allow students, meeting the necessary requirements, to earn credits for the courses they are taking in high school.
Click the Articulation Agreements Tab to see which career technical programs are currently under agreements. Students in these programs are eligible to be Tech Prep students.
Career Development at Northeast assists students in transitioning into the school, exploring career opportunities and developing career plans.
It is a school-wide goal that all students transition out of Northeast on a clearly defined career path.
The following stages are critical parts of Northeast’s career development program:
- Understanding what you want and need in your career
- Identifying your interests and skills
- Determining what will give you job satisfaction
- Identifying roadblocks in your life
- Target a variety of occupations
- Gather “world of work” information
- Evaluate the information and narrow your choices
Developing a Career Goal
- Learn how to make career decisions
- Decide on a specific career
- Set goals and action plans
Marketing Student Skills
- Assemble an effective portfolio that showcases your skills and talent
- Develop job search strategies
- Understand the labor market in your chosen field
- Write effective resumes and cover letters
- Learn how to interview well
- Follow-up and evaluate your job search and career goals
The College Board has developed ACCUPLACER Computerized Placement Tests (CPTs), with the help of committees of college faculty, to provide information about skill levels in reading, writing, English and mathematics. Community Colleges use these scores to determine appropriate course placement for students.
The tests are computerized, with students using either the keyboard or a mouse to enter answers. A Test Administrator is always present and has the ability to resolve any difficulties that may occur.
Each test is adaptive, so that the computer automatically determines which questions are presented based on correct responses to prior questions. This technique selects questions that are of an appropriate level of difficulty for the tester. With the exception of the essay, the tests are not timed. Students have one hour to complete the essay.
Any individual may take the Computerized Placement Tests at the Center for Alternative Studies and Educational Testing.
Students are strongly encouraged to visit their top choice colleges with their families. Attached is a list of popular college telephone numbers. Students should contact the appropriate college and schedule a campus based tour for prospective parents and students to view the campus and talk with students and faculty.
|Bridgewater State University||508-531-1237|
|Fitchburg State University||976-665-3144|
|Framingham State University||508-626-4500|
|Salem State University||978-542-6200|
|Westfield State University||413-572-5218|
|Worcester State University||508-929-8040|
|Mass College of Arts||617-879-7222|
|Mass College of Liberal Arts||413-662-5000|
|Mass College of Pharmacy||800-225-5506|
|Mass Maritime Academy||508-830-5000|
|UMASS - Boston||617-287-5000|
|UMASS - Dartmouth||508-999-8605|
|UMASS - Lowell||978-934-3931|
|UMASS, - Amherst||413-545-0222|
Private 2/4 Year College
|Benjamin Franklin Institute Of Technology||617-423-4630|
|Boston Architectural College||617-262-5000|
|Franklin Pierce College||800-437-0048|
|Johnson & Wales University||800-342-5598|
|Mount Ida College||617-928-4553|
|Western New England College||800-325-1122|
|Bunker Hill Community College||Rolling Admissions||617-228-2000|
|Mass Bay Community College||Rolling Admissions||781-239-3000|
|Middlesex Community College||Rolling Admissions||800-818-3434|
|North Shore Community College||Rolling Admissions||978-762-4000|
|Northern Essex Community College||Rolling Admissions||978-556-3700|
|New England Institute of Technology||800-736-7744|
|New Hampshire Technical Institute||800-247-0179|
|Wentworth Institute of Technology||800-556-0610|
|Worcester Polytechnic Institute||508-831-5286|
Financial Aid Information
Click this link to enter college name and state: calculate college costs then enter family income range to estimate approximate costs after financial aid
NORTHEAST METRO TECH HS offers either a Financial Aid/College Goal Night in January or Februarywww.fafsaday.org. Students can access financial aid through four sources: Federal, State, College or University, and outside private scholarships.
FAFSA - Free Application for Federal Student Aid- www.fafsa.ed.gov. The FAFSA form is done online and requires tax and financial information to determine the expected family contribution. All colleges require this form from financial aid applicants. It cannot be filed until after January 1st of the senior year and should be filed as soon as possible after that date. Each state has its own filing deadline date. Students and parents/guardians must apply for a PIN (Personal Identification Number) weeks prior to filling out the FAFSA form.
CSS PROFILE- College Scholarship Service- www.collegeboard.org Colleges Which Require CSS: https://profileonline.collegeboard.org/prf/PXRemotePartInstitutionServlet/PXRemotePartInstitutionServlet.srv
The FAFSA and CSS Profile are the two primary applications that students and parents complete for the purpose of applying for loans, grants and work-study programs. Families should plan to complete both forms if the student intends to apply to a range of colleges and universities. Some colleges and universities have their own institutional financial aid and scholarship forms.
SCHOLARSHIPS – (Internet sites and NEMRVS scholarships)
ADAMS and KOPLIK SCHOLARSHIPS: Massachusetts State colleges and universities honor the John and Abigail Adams Scholarship and the Stanley Z. Koplik Certificate of Mastery, which are awarded based on MCAS scores. These scholarships waive tuition costs only.
Students and families may also search the following websites to identify potential sources of financial aid/scholarships:
Students and families are encouraged to access the following Internet sites to help them with their college searches:
These sites offer services, which ask for student and family information (background, abilities, interests, etc.), and then help students and families to match their information with colleges and programs that may best suit their student’s interests and abilities. If your family does not have access to the Internet at home, a number of resources are available in our library and in the guidance office.
A transfer program between the Massachusetts Community Colleges and Universities. click here for : MassTransfer or enter url: http://www.mass.edu/masstransfer/students/linkedprograms.asp Click here for approved program: Approved MassTransfer programs or enter url: http://www.mass.edu/forstufam/admissions/TransferAdmin/PublicList.asp
The MassTransfer program is available to community college students who are enrolled in approved academic programs. Based on program agreements, any student enrolled in an approved transfer program at a Massachusetts Community College who earns an Associate Degree with a 2.5 or higher cumulative grade point average is eligible and is guaranteed admission to participating state universities (all except Massachusetts College of Art).
MassTransfer students who wish to be admitted to a major that requires specific courses or grades must meet those requirements.
You must complete and submit an INTENT TO ENROLL FORM and transcripts from your community college and high school to the undergraduate Admissions office at the state college or UMASS campus where you plan to enroll.
Enrolling in these programs does not obligate you in any way or prevent you from exploring options at other colleges and universities.
Stop by or call your local community college and ask to speak with either an admissions or transfer counselor.
You can also contact one of the participating colleges or university campuses:
|Bridgewater State University||University of Massachusetts at Amherst|
|Fitchburg State University||University of Massachusetts Boston|
|Framingham State University||University of Massachusetts Dartmouth|
|Massachusetts College of Art||University of Massachusetts Lowell|
|Mass Maritime Academy|
|Mass College of Liberal Arts|
|Salem State University|
|Westfield State University|
|Worcester State University|
Students interested in participating in this program should speak with an admissions counselor prior to enrollment at the college of their choice.
The tuition advantage program is an additional benefit for students enrolled in the joint admissions program. This program awards qualified students a waiver for one-third off the in-state tuition rate. The tuition advantage program is not available for summer or evening programs.
You must be a participant in joint admissions, earn the associate degree from your community college, and have a 3.0 cumulative grade point average upon graduation. This entitles you to a 33% reduction on in-state tuition for your first year at a state college or university. To renew the waiver for a second year, you must maintain a 3.0 cumulative grade point average.
All joint admissions students file an INTENT TO ENROLL FORM when they are ready to transfer to the state college or University campus of their choice. Procedures to claim your tuition advantage benefits vary from college to college. Contact your community college transfer office for specific details.
Many institutions have their own sources of aid, and require their own forms be submitted in addition to federal and/or state financial aid forms. As your student requests application materials from institutions, they should also request financial aid materials including applications. Note the deadlines for these financial aid applications as they may vary from application and other financial aid application deadlines.
If your family does not have access to the Internet resources are available at your local public library.
The admissions standards for the state universities (Salem State, Framingham, Fitchburg, Westfield, Bridgewater, MCLA, Worcester) and the University of Massachusetts system (Amherst, Boston, Dartmouth, Lowell) emphasize a strong academic high school background so that students enter college ready to learn. These standards represent minimum requirements; meeting them does not guarantee admission, since campus officials consider a wide range of factors in admissions decisions. Students shall have fulfilled all requirements for the high school diploma or its equivalent upon enrollment.
It is important to note that admissions standards for the state’s community colleges differ. Community colleges may admit any high school graduate or GED recipient.
SAT SCORES ARE CRITICAL TO ADMISSIONS DECISIONS AND ALL SOPHOMORES OPEN A COLLEGE BOARD ACCOUNT AT NE AND SIGN UP FOR THE QUESTION OF THE DAY AND FREE PRACTICE TESTS ONLINE.
The new admissions standards for freshmen applicants have two main parts:
- 16 required academic courses.
- A minimum required grade point average (GPA) earned in college preparatory courses completed at the time of application.
Applicants must also submit an SAT or ACT score – Use Kuder as guide.
Sixteen college preparatory courses distributed as follows are required. (A course is equivalent to one full school year of study. Courses count toward the distribution only if passed.)
- English 4 courses
- Mathematics 3 courses (Algebra I & II and Geometry or Trigonometry, or comparable coursework)
- Sciences 3 courses (including 2 courses with laboratory work)
- Social Sciences 2 courses (including 1 course in U.S. History)
- Foreign Languages 2 courses (in a single language)
- Electives 2 courses (from the above subjects or from the Arts & Humanities or Computer Sciences
Vocational-technical students must complete 16 college preparatory courses, distributed in the same manner and with the same minimum grade point averages required of other high school graduates, with the following exceptions:
- Two vocational-technical courses may be used to fulfill the two required electives.
- Vocational-technical high school graduates who do not complete the two required college preparatory foreign language courses must complete an additional elective college preparatory course for a total of three such courses, and satisfy one of the following options:
- Complete at least one Carnegie unit of foreign language
- Complete a fourth Carnegie unit of math or science (which need not be a lab course)
- Complete one Carnegie unit of computer science. Note: A Carnegie unit represents a full academic year of study or its equivalent in a specific subject.
This requirement will remain in effect until the Department of Education (DOE) implements its requirements regarding foreign language study for vocational-technical students. At that time, vocational-technical applicants for admission to UMASS and the state colleges will be required to meet DOE requirements for foreign language study.
NO APPLICANT WITH A HIGH SCHOOL GPA BELOW 2.00 MAY BE ADMITTED TO A STATE COLLEGE OR UNIVERISTY CAMPUS
Each state college or UMASS campus to which a student applies will re-calculate the GPA for purposes of applying the admissions standards.
Computer software for use in calculating weighted GPA is available on-line via the Board of Higher Education website www.mass.edu
Minimum Required Grade Point Average (GPA)
The GPA must be achieved based on all college preparatory courses completed at the time of application and should be weighted for accelerated (Honors or Advanced Placement) courses. Effective Fall 2001 the required minimum weighted high school GPA is 3.0 for the four-year public campuses.
|Effective Date||State College GPA||University GPA|
How to Convert Your GPA to a 4.0 Scale
Colleges report GPA (grade point average) on a 4.0 scale. The top grade is an A, which equals 4.0. This is the standard scale at most colleges, and many high schools use it.
If your high school uses a different or weighted system, you need to convert your GPA to a 4.0 scale for this tool. Talk to your school counselor or get a rough conversion by substituting these values:
A+ (97-100) = 4.0
A (93-96) = 4.0
A- (90-92) = 3.7
B+ (87-89) = 3.3
B (83-86) = 3.0
B- (80-82) = 2.7
C+ (77-79) = 2.3
C (73-76) = 2.0
C- (70-72) = 1.7
D+ (67-69) = 1.3
D (65-66) = 1.0
E/F (below 65) = 0.0
Links to websites for further Information
Career and Occupational Research
- http://northeastmetro.kuder.com/ - Northeast students: Resumes, Interest Inventory, Career/College Research
- www.masscis.intocareers.org - MASSCIS (majors and careers)
- www.mynextmove.org - Career and College Major research
- http://www.mass.gov/lwd/docs/dat/apprenticeprogdir03192016.pdf - MASS Dept. of Labor (Apprenticeships/Unions/Training Programs)
- http://www.military.com/ Military / Recruiter Information
College and Scholarship
- https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat?navId=gh-sat - SAT registration, SAT study guides, online study FREE with Khan Academy videos and sample exams (w/scoring)
- https://www.khanacademy.org/mission/sat SAT FREE study Khan Academy
- Accuplacer FREE Study App https://store.collegeboard.org/sto/productdetail.do?Itemkey=120095191
- Accuplacer online FREE study Guides http://www.northshore.edu/cas/testing/computerized_placement.html
- www.act.org - (ACT registration)
- http://money.cnn.com/tools/collegecost/collegecost.html CNN College Cost Calculator
- www.commonapp.org Common Application
- http://www.mass.edu/strategic/read_cdep.asp Dual Enrollment
- http://www.masscc.org/transfer%20 http://www.masscc.org/articulation http://www.mass.edu/forstudents/admissions/TransferAdmin/PublicList.asp MA Transfer Program
- http://www.northshore.edu/academics/programs North Shore Community College Programs/Degrees
- http://www.bhcc.mass.edu/programsofstudy/index.php Bunker Hill Community College Programs/Degrees
- www.fafsa.ed.gov/ - Free Application for Federal Student Aid - fasfa
- https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/fafsa/filling-out/fsaid - (FSA ID needed for FAFSA)
Student/Parent Frequently Used Links: College / Financing Resource
MEFA: webinars https://www.mefa.org/events/3-59/ Family Webinars
MEFA: community events https://www.mefa.org/events/
Student Assistance: The ASA College Planning Center at the Boston Public Library offers guidance on choosing a college, applying for financial aid and scholarships, managing money, and choosing a major or a career. Drop in or make an appointment – we’ve got college guidebooks, study aids, and info on HiSET (GED), ESL, and technical/vocational education opportunities. http://www.asa.org/for-students/college-planning/boston-public-library-college-planning-center/
Universities can be quite large and usually include a liberal arts college, some professional colleges, and graduate programs. This means they can offer the two-year and four-year degrees as well as graduate degrees in advanced studies beyond four years. Universities offer a huge course selection and may have extensive resources. Class size varies, depending on the size of the university, the subject area, and the course level. University professors are usually involved in research. Graduate students, rather than professors, teach some of the classes. (These graduate students are called Teaching Assistants or TAs.)
Colleges offer four-year Bachelor of Arts (BA) or Bachelor of Science (BS) degrees. Some also offer a two-year Associate of Arts (AA) degree. Colleges can be specialized (for example, in nursing) or they can offer a broad curriculum, like the liberal arts which focus on the humanities, social sciences, and sciences. Professors see teaching as their primary responsibility. And classes tend to be smaller than those in universities. This provides students with more personal attention and better access to the faculty.
Community or junior colleges offer two-year liberal arts programs or specific career training programs. After completing their studies, students receive a certificate or an associate degree. Many students then transfer to a four-year college or university to continue their education.
Vocational, technical, professional, and trade schools:
These institutions are for students who know exactly what they want to do and have chosen certain specialized occupations. Study programs at these schools prepare students for specific careers and may last weeks, months, or years, depending on career requirements. At these schools, students usually receive a license, a certificate, or an associate degree.
FOUR YEAR COLLEGE
- Application with application fee
- Application deadline
- Must take SATs (see individual college requirements)
- Recommendation letters (Must submit resume when asking for recommendation letters)
TWO YEAR COMMUNITY COLLEGE
- 1 year Certificate or 2 year Associates Degree
- Rolling Admissions
- No SATs but must take ACCUPLACER exam
- No Essay
As you consider cost, keep in mind that public schools are usually less expensive than private schools.
Public schools are supported by the state's taxpayers: students pay 30% or less of the actual cost of education and the state covers the rest. Because residents of the state already support the school through taxes, public schools charge residents (in-state students) less than nonresidents (out-of-state students).
Private schools provide their own funding and tend to be more expensive than public schools. But because they are not tax-supported, private schools also tend to be more innovative in developing college financing plans, tuition assistance programs, and financial aid award packages.
So don't rule out any schools, yet, just because of cost. Often the more expensive schools also offer more financial aid. But do keep in mind, if your financial aid award includes loans, any money you borrow must be repaid.
What do you want to study? Do you have a specific subject in mind, like art or music, or do you want a more general education? Do you want a range of potential majors and study programs? Are you interested in a career that requires professional certification, and does that school provide the necessary training? Do you want to take advantage of special programs, like study abroad and internships?
What does the school require for admission? What does the school look for in prospective students? And what are your chances of being accepted?
Quality of Education:
How much contact do you want with your professors? How much does it matter to you whether professors or graduate students teach your courses? How involved do you want to be in research and in learning outside of the classroom?
How large or small a school you want? Do you prefer large lectures with hundreds of students or small classes with lots of student participation? Do you want to be on a big campus with many majors, an impressive library, and lots to do? Or would you prefer a small college where you know everyone’s name?
What’s the local community like? How safe are the campus and surrounding neighborhoods?
In addition to these and others you come up with, you might also want to consider:
- Percentage of applicants accepted
- Average test scores of the student
- Job placement services
Housing and resources:
If you plan to live on-campus, make sure you check out the quality of dorm life. Find out if housing is guaranteed for returning students. And don’t forget to check on the meal plan – can the school provide for special diet needs?
Does the school offer intramural and varsity sports? How are the sports facilities.
Attend College Nights and Fairs: College nights are especially helpful if you're unable to visit all the schools that interest you.
These events provide an excellent opportunity to talk to many college representatives and gather information. High school counselors know when and where these events are scheduled.
Often those staffing the booths at college fairs are current students or recent graduates. So, have questions prepared about student life, etc.
To make the most of this event, plan ahead. Here are a few tips:
- Find out which colleges will be represented.
- Decide which colleges interest you.
- Prepare a short list of questions.
- Dress appropriately—make a good impression.
- Take notes before moving to the next table.
- Gather brochures and business cards. Allow time to browse.
College Application & Essay:
The college application essay is a chance to explain yourself, to open your personality, charm, talents, vision and spirit to the admissions committee. It’s a chance to show you can think about things and that you can write clearly about your thoughts. Don’t let the chance disappear. Stand up straight and believe in yourself!
The “YOU” question:
Many colleges ask for an essay that boils down to “tell us about yourself.” The school just wants to know you better and see how you’ll introduce yourself. For example:
- “Please complete a one-page personal statement and submit it with your application.”
- How would you describe yourself as a human being? What quality do you like best in yourself and what do you like least? What quality would you most like to see flourish and which would you like to see wither?”
This direct question offers a chance to reveal your personality, insight and commitment. The danger is that it’s open-ended, so you need to focus. Find just one or two things that will reveal your best qualities, and avoid the urge to spill everything.
- Start narrowing down your college choices and/or career ideas.
- Talk with teachers, your counselor, and admissions officers.
- Give recommendation forms/resumes to your counselor and/or teachers EARLY and explain your plans to them.
- Obtain and review college catalogs, admissions, and financial aid materials.
- Begin to investigate which Financial Aid Applications are required at which Colleges. Some colleges have multiple financial aid forms & deadlines.
- Take the Oct SAT exam. Check the registration deadline dates for the Nov and Dec SATs. Do you need to take the SAT Subject tests?
- Register online at www.collegeboard.com/ and check and read all messages on your account.
- MAKE SURE YOU SEND YOUR SAT SCORES TO THE COLLEGES YOU ARE INTERESTED IN WITHIN THE DEADLINE, OR YOU WILL HAVE TO PAY AN ADDITIONAL FEE OF $10.50 PER SCORE REPORT.
- Visit as many colleges as possible with your parents/guardians and investigate early decision programs. Pay close attention to admission requirements.
- Review your transcript with your counselor.
- Start gathering applications and thinking about application essays. Be creative and informative. Utilize online applications as required by schools.
- Continue to research colleges and majors online using www.kudernavigator.com and the college websites.
- Continue to visit colleges.
- Research scholarship applications on-line and with Mr. Zervas (Scholarship Coordinator).
- Discuss possible military options with recruiters, if interested.
- If you are applying to an “early decision program,” applications are due this month.
- If necessary, retake the MCAS exam.
- Complete applications. MEET ALL DEADLINES.
- Request that the Guidance Office forward transcripts to schools for which you Applied. Transcript requests must be made in writing using a form available in guidance.
- Arrange for any necessary interviews.
- Obtain and prepare specific college financial aid forms, if necessary.
- The January SAT is the LAST CHANCE to take the SAT for many colleges.
- Complete scholarship applications.
- Be sure that all colleges have received complete applications. If you are not sure, follow up with a phone call to the Admissions Office.
- Keep up with your classes and enjoy your activities. Think about career and college choices, but ENJOY your senior year.
- Explore the colleges you have applied to as thoroughly as possible.
- ATTEND FINANCIAL AID NIGHT WITH YOUR PARENTS on 1/25/12 by registering at http://www.fafsaday.com : CLICK REGISTER NOW and sign up for our school's event - Wakefield (Northeast Metro Tech High School)
- Sign up for PIN through at www.pin.ed.gov or when you register for FAFSA DAY.
- Submit federal financial aid form through FAFSA www.fafsa.ed.gov
- Decision letters arrive – your hard work has paid off! Meet with your counselor to finalize your plans.
- Take advantage of visitation programs. Ask questions so that you can make informed decisions. Reply to colleges. Make acceptance deposit as required.
- Follow up on financial aid packages if you are uncertain or unsatisfied.
- Keep your counselor informed of your acceptances, decisions and scholarship awards.
SAT test information and online registration is available at collegeboard.org.
A limited number of fee waivers are available for students who receive free or reduced lunch. These waivers are distributed on a first come basis.
All students are encouraged sophomore year to create a www.collegeboard.org account in the Career Center and to start utilizing the college research and free study materials on that site. The majority of our students already have an existing account which should streamline the process of registering for the tests. Parents should check with their students prior to opening a duplicate account. Test results are posted on-line and students can compare their scores to admissions requirements for individual schools.
Juniors Class of 2017
It is recommended that college-bound Juniors planning on going to four-year colleges take the SATs this Spring. The cost is $54.50 to take the test (SAT with Essay).
The SATs are offered on Saturday, May 7th and Saturday, June 4th (senior graduation at NE is the night before this test date).
Please make sure before you register online that you check your calendar and pick the correct testing day. The June testing date is the day after our graduation and may be a graduation date in some of your towns. [Should you register for the SATs and have to change the date or location you will be charged a $28.00 fee by the testing board which you can only pay online by debit or credit card.]
Logon to collegeboard.org with your Northeast Username and Password
Answer all questions, at least those with a red *
Say “No” to having a Fee Waiver even if you are eligible just to get to the photo page and upload your picture – you are not going to pay by debit/credit if on fee waiver – we just need to get this far - see ******
Continue and chose a test date and location
Upload your picture
Pay by Debit or Credit Card ******* or If you are on FREE or REDUCED LUNCH – stop there – save your work and see Ms. Mills IMMEDIATELY for a WAIVER- DO NOT PAY IF YOU ARE ON FREE OR REDUCED LUNCH
PRINT OUT YOUR TICKET and check what you must bring for testing day – including 2 official IDs and a graphing or scientific calculator. It is your responsibility to read the 2nd page of your admission ticket and bring the necessary items.
FREE ONLINE STUDY PROGRAM AND SAMPLE EXAMS: https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat/practice Go to Khan Academy free exams.
The PSATs are given at Northeast to our juniors during October of each year on a date chosen by the College Board.
The test fee is payable in cash. A limited number of fee waiver vouchers are available on a first come first serve basis for students who receive free or reduced lunch.
REGISTRATION BEGINS MID-SEPTEMBER IN THE GUIDANCE OFFICE.
Space is limited.
Results are mailed to Northeast in December. Counselors meet with students to distribute testing results, explain test scores, and discuss options for SAT study plans.
What To Do and When To Do It – Junior School Year
- TAKE PSATs: Offered in October at Northeast Metro Tech (Northeast school code: 222171)
- MCAS: The next administration of the MCAS exam begins in November. MCAS enrichment classes are required for all students who have not passed the English, Math and Science sections of the MCAS Exam. Students are also encouraged to access “homeroom.com” from their home computers for additional MCAS practice.
- Keep up your grades
- Take the SAT Prep tests on www.collegeboard.com
TAKE SATs: SAT I scores are required for consideration at all public four-year colleges (State Colleges and all University of Massachusetts institutions), as well as most private four-year colleges. While two-year, community colleges and junior colleges usually do not require SAT scores, All STUDENTS considering applying to colleges are STRONGLY ENCOURAGED to take a Spring and Fall SAT exam. Registration materials and practice exams are available in guidance or your student may register on-line at www.collegeboard.com (Northeast school code: 222171).
- ACTs/Subject Tests: Some four-year colleges require students to take the ACT and/or the SAT Subject Tests in addition to the SAT I exam. Students should review each school’s requirements carefully. If this exam is required, students may access register for the ACT at www.actstudent.org
Junior and Senior Year
Log on to the sites Northeast provides for our students to do college and career planning:
www.kudernavigator.com (your student has an account already set up which will save all their career/college searches and research).
Identify colleges you might want to learn more about.
Some (not all) questions to consider:
- Do you meet the requirements for state schools? Do you want to go full time, part-time?
- Do you have an idea what you would like to study – It’s OK IF YOU DON’T YET!
- Do you want to live at home? Can you afford to live at school and if so, how far away do you want to go?
- Make an appointment with your counselor to help you figure this out!
Check college websites and download / request the following:
- Admissions and course catalogs, application, schedule for guided tours, financial aid information
- LOOK THROUGH THESE MATERIALS, TALK WITH YOUR FAMILIES, TALK WITH YOUR COUNSELOR
- MARK A CALENDAR WITH ALL APPLICATION & FINANCIAL AID DEADLINES.
- Start narrowing down your college choices and/or career ideas.
- Talk with teachers, your counselor, and admissions officers.
- Start gathering applications and thinking about application essays. Be creative and informative.
- Arrange for any necessary interviews.
All subjects must be passed during the senior year to graduate.
All seniors must have completed all work and have a passing grade by senior release day.
All students must pass the 10th grade MCAS examination in the areas of English, Math and Science in accordance with State of Massachusetts standards, as established by the Mass Department of Education, as a prerequisite for receipt of a Northeast Metro Tech High School Diploma and Vocational Certificate.
All seniors are required to complete/pass the senior/junior project prior to graduation. Grades for junior/senior project submitted by related teacher to Vocational Coordinator and Principal as graduation requirements.
(190 of 200 Credits)
|ENGLISH||4 Years of English||20|
|MATH||4 Yrs of Math||20|
|SCIENCE||3 Years of Science||15|
|SOCIAL STUDIES||2 Years of Social Studies||8|
|Must pass US History|
|EXPLORATORY||Grade 9 Voc Exploratory||21|
|Vocational Term 4||4|
|RELATED||3 Years of Related||15|
|SHOP||3 Years of Shop||70|
Junior/Senior Project Graduation Requirement
The Junior – Senior Project will begin in the Junior year and finish in the Senior year. This Project will consist of 3 Required Parts:
- Research Document
- Physical Product (specific to each career tech area)
- Oral Presentation
These Projects will be overseen by the related instructor. The academic instructors will also be involved in the instruction and grading process.
To view the Junior/Senior Project Timeline, visit the link below:
The United States Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration defines apprenticeship as “a combination of on-the-job training and related classroom instruction in which workers learn the practical and theoretical aspects of a highly skilled occupation.”
The word practical would imply the “hand-on” learning of the trade, whereas the “theoretical aspects” could be defined as learning the why and the how of the trade combining your classroom work in science, technology, and mathematics.
These are three important reasons that you should consider going into an apprenticeship:
- Completing an approved apprenticeship program (or apprenticing under a Licensed Master) is the only way that you are able to become licensed in most states.
- An apprenticeship offers you the opportunity to learn all of the aspects of a trade and have the guidance of an expert in the field.
- By completing the apprenticeship program and then passing the examination, you will have a greater than average chance of earning a salary comparable to and the possibility higher than those of college graduates.
MUCH OF THIS INFORMATION WAS TAKEN FROM THE U.S. BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS
2009-2010 OCCUPATIONAL OUTLOOK HANDBOOK
REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL NATIONAL AND STATE PROGRAMS ARE SUBJECT TO REVISION AND CHANGE. PLEASE CHECK SPECIFIC WEBSITES FOR UP-TO-DATE INFORMATION
APPRENTICESHIP TRAINING STATE & NATIONAL OFFICES
Massachusetts State Office:
Department of Labor and Workforce Development
Charles F. Hurley Building
19 Staniford Street
Boston, MA 02114
Office of Apprenticeship Training
Employer and Labor Services
Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training
Frances Perkins Building
200 Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20210
Office of the Administrator
Plumbers are highly skilled, licensed craft persons who perform the design, layout and installation of water supply, sanitary drainage and hydronic heating systems. Learning activities for students include installation practices, science of the trade, blueprint reading, code compliance, cost profiles and business practices for both plumbing and pipefitting. Students are taught to use a variety of hand and power tools, culminating in the extensive participation in the community based work projects, the student house building program and/or the Cooperative education program (when eligible and available). Graduating students receive hours accumulated through the program towards Massachusetts licensing requirements.
Sample Job Titles:
- Length of Apprenticeship: Five (5) years
- Apprentices must attend 550 hours of classroom hours of training
- Apprentices must complete 8,500 on-the-job hours to be eligible to sit for the Jorneyman Plumbers Exam.
- Must be 18 years of age or older
- Must have a high school diploma or G.E.D. certificate
- Valid Drivers License and Social Security Card
Technical, Apprentice and Higher Education Majors:
- Civil Engineering Technology
- Construction Management
- Water/Wastwater Engineers
- Supervisors for mechanical and plumbing contractors
- Independent Plumber and Business Owner
- Building Inspection
Plumbing and Pipefitting graduates have been employed by the following companies:
- Cummings Properties, Woburn, MA
- F.W. Webb
- Heritage Heating & Plumbing, Stoneham, MA
- Local 12 Boston Plumbers Union, Boston, MA
- Seaver Plumbing & Heating, Woburn, MA
- Hackett Bros. Plumbing & Heating, Lynn, MA
- Kennedy Mechanical, Inc., Woburn, MA
- Houghton Plumbing & Heating, Stoneham, MA
Certifications and Career Advancement: Apprenticeship programs generally provide the most comprehensive training available for these jobs. They are administered either by union locals and their affiliated companies or by nonunion contractor organizations. Organizations that sponsor apprenticeships include: the United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipefitting Industry of the United States and Canada; local employers of either the Mechanical Contractors Association of America or the National Association of Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors; a union associated with a member of the National Fire Sprinkler Association; the Associated Builders and Contractors; the National Association of Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors; the American Fire Sprinkler Association, or the Home Builders Institute of the National Association of Home Builders.
CONNECTIONS TO WORK AND HIGHER EDUCATION
- OSHA 10 hour Construction, Safety & Health
- Plumbers Apprentice/License Hours - 1700 hours of practical and 330 hours of code class
- Corzan FlowGuard Gold Pipe & Fitting Certification
- VIEGA National Certificate: ProPress and PEX Training
The Business Technology Program offers training in areas related to the fast-paced, diverse, and exciting Business Environment. Students will be taught manual and computerized accounting using QuickBooks and TurboTax. They will also receive extensive training in the Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, and Powerpoint) and Google Drive. Additionally, computer maintenance, web page development and maintenance, social media, mobile technology, cloud computing, and collaboration platforms will be covered. Students will receive "all aspects of the industry" training featuring law, management, financial literacy, marketing, entrepreneurship, customer service and retail operations via the Northeast School Store. Eligible students may apply for a seat in the Reading Co-Op Bank branch on campus where they receive basic teller training in addition to a supplemental financial literacy program. All of this training will enable students to be well-rounded employees or entrepreneurs.
|Writing||Administrative/customer service||Listening and comprehension|
|Problem-Solving||Math - arithmetic, statistics||Organization|
|Helpfulness||Computers and technology||Conscientiousness|
Personality Traits for Business:
|Attention to detail||Analytical Thinking||Independence/Dependability|
|Integrity||Achievement/Effort/Cooperation||Concern for Others|
CAREER OPPORTUNITIES: Upon graduation, students are immediately employable as:
|Administrative Assistants||Accounting Clerks||Office Clerks|
|Account Managers||Bookkeepers||Office Administrators|
|AP/AR Clerks||Computer Application Specialists||Real Estate Agents|
|Bank Tellers||Customer Service Representatives||Payroll Specialists|
|Computer Support Specialists||Sales Representatives||Receptionists|
With additional training and education, students can obtain employment as the following:
|Accountants||Database Specialists||Medical Office Assistants|
|Financial Analysts||Financial Managers||Operations Analyst|
|Insurance Brokers||Legal Assistants||Real Estate Brokers|
|Market Research Analyst||Marketing Managers||Stock Brokers|
CONNECTIONS TO WORK AND HIGHER EDUCATION
Industry Affiliations: SKILLS USA, DECA
Industry Certifications available in High School: OSHA 10 hour General Industry Certification
College Credits toward post-secondary certifications/degrees can be earned through Articulation Agreements with:
|MA State BT Articulation Agreement||One or more BT courses at a MA community college|
|New England Institute of Tech.||MGT 127 Accounting 1 4 cr. / MGT 222 Accounting 2 4 cr.|
|North Shore Community College||ACC 101 Basic Accounting 3 cr. / CPS 100 Information Tech & Applic 3 cr.|
BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY : COURSE OF STUDY
GRADE 9 EXPLORATORY – COURSE # - BTX 1.4 CREDITS During the Freshman Exploratory, students will be introduced to word processing applications, spreadsheet applications, presentation application, accounting, online business simulations, finance, law, marketing, management, entrepreneurship, financial literacy, computer hardware and mobile technology. Additionally, there is an overview of high-paying and high-demand job opportunities available in the field.
GRADE 9 SHOP – COURSE # - BTXF-16 4 CREDITS New students will be exposed to all areas of the Business Technology Trade. Students will continue to build on their word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation computer skills. Students will be further introduced to accounting, finance, marketing, management, office administration, and mobile technology. Basic occupational safety will be covered.
GRADE 10 SHOP – COURSE # - BT2 20 CREDITS During the sophomore year, students will receive further training in the Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel and Powerpoint), marketing, financial literacy, business projects, information technology, and all aspects of the trade. They will be introduced to entrepreneurship using mobile simulations. Computer networking and hardware topics will also be introduced. Occupational safety will be introduced, as well as online safety and security. All sophomores will sit for the OSHA 10-Hour card.
GRADE 10 RELATED – COURSE # - BT2R 5 CREDITS This course introduces students to traditional accounting concepts and terminology. It covers in detail the entire accounting cycle from basic transactions to closing entries. Students are also introduced to key information technology concepts. The accounting pertains to a sole-proprietorship service business.
GRADE 11 SHOP – COURSE # - BT3 25 CREDITS During the junior year, students will receive intermediate training in the Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, and Powerpoint). They will be introduced to management, retail operations, customer service, basic computer hardware maintenance, automated accounting using QuickBooks, and tax preparation using Turbo Tax. Additional training in computer hardware and maintenance is also featured. More independent work will be given to students to further all aspects of the trade instruction. In the junior year, Business Technology students will begin to manage and operate the school store, thus reinforcing many of the marketing skills acquired previously. Additionally, students will have the opportunity to develop employability skills by working as aides in various offices throughout the building. Select students are chosen to work in the Reading Co-Operative Bank, where they receive additional training in financial literacy, in addition to teller training and hands-on customer service experience. Intermediate occupational safety is covered, as well as online safety and security. Co-op is available during 4 th term.
GRADE 11 RELATED – COURSE # BT3R 5 CREDITS In this course, students build upon what was introduced during the sophomore year. Students will receive intermediate training in manual accounting, which will further prepare them for entry-level employment in the business and/or accounting fields. Students will prepare ledgers, payroll reports and financial statements. The accounting pertains to a sales and service partnership.
GRADE 12 SHOP – COURSE # - BT4 25 CREDITS During the senior year, key Microsoft Office Suite skills will be reinforced. In addition, they will receive intermediate training in automated accounting utilizing QuickBooks. Business Projects are utilized as a way to further all aspects of the trade instruction. Economics will also be introduced. Students will expected to be able to successfully work both independently and in group settings. Students will be instructed in the use of collaboration software and cloud computing utilizing Google Drive. Further training in computer hardware and maintenance will be offered. Advanced occupational safety is covered, as well as online safety and security. Students will continue to have the opportunity to develop employability skills and real life training by working as aides in various offices and departments throughout the building. Select students are chosen to work in the Reading Co-Operative Bank, where they receive additional training in financial literacy, in addition to teller training and hands-on customer service experience. Seniors will also complete comprehensive business plans of their choosing. Business Technology seniors are strongly encouraged to take advantage of Cooperative Education opportunities if they are qualified. Cooperative Education jobs are available in a variety of fields, as the skills learned throughout the program are highly transferable to many industries. The Business Technology program prepares and strongly encourages our graduates to continue their education at the postsecondary level.
GRADE 12 RELATED – COURSE # - BT4R 5 CREDITS An advanced course that will reinforce the concepts learned in the previous two years of related, this course will focus on accounting for a merchandising corporation. Depreciation and inventory valuation will be introduced. The course is designed to prepare students for a college-level Introduction to Accounting Course.
The primary goal of the Metal Fabrication shop is to provide the education necessary for students to become entry-level workers in the metal fabrication, welding, and sheet metal fields. Qualification and certification standards are based on AWS (American Welding Society) guidelines. The Northeast Metal Fabrication program is registered with the AWS as an Educational Institution Member and participates in the AWS S.E.N.S.E (Schools Excelling through National Skill Standards Education) program. This national standard provides guidelines for minimal learning objectives, performance conditions, evaluation, and learning objectives necessary to accomplish welder training. Students will learn a variety of welding and cutting processes including: Shielded Metal Arc; Gas Tungsten Arc; Flux Cored Arc; standard and dual shield; Gas Metal Arc; Gas Welding. Cutting processes that are taught include: Carbon Arc; Plasma Arc; Flame cutting. As part of the program, students will learn to use state-of-the-art power equipment: shears; bending brakes; rollers; saws; a variety of bench and hand tools. Students will be taught to use these tools to cut, bend, and shape materials such as steel, stainless steel and aluminum. Applications of shop machinery are project based. Shop-related classroom activities include, but are not limited to safe practices; shop math; basic electricity; blueprint reading; weld-symbol identification; and weld theory; as well as career related writing and communication skills. Additionally, students are given 10 hours of OSHA training and receive an OSHA safety certificate upon successful completion of the exam. The shop and related curriculum are correlated and exceed AWS recommendations. Students who complete the training program pass seven workmanship qualification tests using a variety of welding and cutting processes, pass two welder certification tests, and achieve a minimum score of 70 on the written examination, will be issued a national certificate from the AWS.
Sample Job Titles:
- Body Welder
- Spot Welder
- Steel Welder
- Underwater Welder
- Metal Fabricator
Technical, Apprentice and Higher Education Majors:
- Welding Engineering Technology
- Welding Engineer
- Advanced Welders, Cutters and Welder Fitters
- Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters
- Pipefitters and Steamfitters
- Sheet Metal Fabricator
Certifications and Career Advancement: The Certified Welder (CW) program tests welders in procedures used in the structural steel, petroleum pipelines, sheet metal and chemical refinery welding industries. There is a provision to test to a company-supplied or non-code welding specification. Sheet Metal Workers: Certifications related to sheet metal specialties are offered by a wide variety of associations, some of which are listed in the sources of more information at the end of this statement. Those that complete registered apprenticeships are certified as journey workers, which can help to prove their skills to employers. Sheet metal workers can choose one of many specialties. Workers can specialize in commercial and residential HVAC installation and maintenance, industrial welding and fabrication, exterior or architectural sheet metal installation, sign fabrication, and testing and balancing of building systems. Welders can advance to more skilled welding jobs with additional training and experience. For example, they may become welding technicians, supervisors, inspectors, or instructors. Some experienced welders open their own repair shops. Other welders, especially those who obtain a bachelors degree, become welding engineers.CONNECTION TO WORK AND HIGHER EDUCATIONIndustry Affiliations: SKILLS USAIndustry Certifications available in High School:
- OSHA 10 hour Construction, Safety & Health
- American Welding Society (AWS) Welder Certificate (can earn hours toward certification)
- Local 7 Iron Workers
- Local 532 Pipefitters
- Construction Craft Laborers Apprenticeship Program
- Sheet Metal Workers Local 17
PREPARATION FOR ADVANCED WELDER CERTIFICATION AND MOTORCYCLE WELDING AND FABRICATION AVAILABLE THROUGH NE ADULT EDUCATION DEPARTMENT
METAL FABRICATION: COURSE OF STUDY
GRADE 9 EXPLORATORY – COURSE #MFX 1.4 CREDITS Grade 9 exploratory students will be introduced to trade orientation; personal and shop safety; basic shielded metal arc welding; and ornamental fabrication.
GRADE 9 SHOP- COURSE #MFXF-16 4 CREDITS Students will continue to study personal and shop safety; basic shielded metal arc welding and ornamental fabrication. The students will also be introduced to shop math, the ruler, basic metal arc welding and oxyacetylene welding and cutting
GRADE 10 SHOP – COURSE #MF2 20 CREDITS Grade 10 students learn welding shop safety as it relates to newly introduced topics and competencies including but not limited to oxyacetylene (welding ,brazing and cutting ), shielded metal arc welding, layout and fixtures, hand rolling, hand tools, material handling, power shear, powered ironworker, and gas metal arc welding.
GRADE 10 RELATED – COURSE #MF2R 5 CREDITS During the Grade 10 related course, students continue to study Oxyacetylene Welding and Shielded Metal Arc with nationally recognized Hobart materials including safety precautions for oxyacetylene welding and cutting and shield metal arc, in conjunction with AWS SENSE Workmanship Qualification standards, Destructive testing using AWS standard bend testing, and Destructive testing using AWS standard brake testing. The students will also prepare for successful completion of the OSHA 10 hour construction program certification.
GRADE 11 SHOP – COURSE #MF3 25 CREDITS Grade 11 students will continue to learn welding shop safety as they experience lessons in Gas tungsten arc welding (steel, stainless and aluminum). Students will develop skills with Basic and CNC brake operations, powered rollers, cut off milling, plasma arc cutting, carbon arc cutting, advance metal forming, metal finishing, OSHA certification, and fabricating projects from blueprints. Understanding and compliance with welding code is emphasized.
GRADE 11 RELATED – COURSE #MF3R 5 CREDITS Grade 11 students study: Shielded Metal Arc Welding Advanced #2 and continue all position welding. Instruction in surfacing of steel, macro etching welds, guided bend-testing welds, Gas Tungsten Arc Welding is provided. Fundamentals of application, all position welding practice on mild steel, all position welding practice on aluminum is also addressed. The students will also be introduced to the plasma cam and will begin their work on the Junior/Senior Project.
GRADE 12 SHOP – COURSE #MF4 25 CREDITS Grade 12 students will learn flux core arc welding, dual shield welding, basic metallurgy; testing and inspecting methods and procedures, hardfacing, pipe welding (up and down), pipe fitting layout, CNC plasma cutting, portable welding, and structural and maintenance welding. Grade 12 students will strive for completion of the AWS S.E.N.S.E. program requirements.
GRADE 12 RELATED – COURSE #MF4R 5 CREDITS Highlights of the Grade 12 related curriculum includes a review and expansion of safety procedures and health precautions, as well as information on all position welding using dual shield, Air Carbon Arc Cutting and Gouging, The students complete work on their Junior/Senior Projects culminating in an oral presentation.
Average Salary* (Boston) $52,490
Average Salary* (U.S.) $42,400 * According to KUDER.COM
Sample Job Titles: Computer Support Specialist/Technician, Desktop Support Specialist, Information Technology Technician (IT Technician), Networking Technician
Technical and Higher Education Majors: Due to the wide range of skills required, there are many paths of entry to a job as a computer support specialist or systems administrator. Training requirements for computer support specialist positions vary, but many employers prefer to hire applicants with some formal college education. A bachelors degree in computer science or information systems is a prerequisite for some jobs; other jobs, however, may require only a computer-related associate degree. And for some jobs, relevant computer experience and certifications may substitute for formal education. For systems administrator jobs, many employers seek applicants with bachelors degrees, although not necessarily in a computer-related field
Career Advancement: Beginning computer support specialists usually work for organizations that deal directly with customers or in-house users. Support specialists may advance into positions in which they use what they have learned from customers to improve the design and efficiency of future products. Job promotions usually depend more on performance than on formal education. Eventually, some computer support specialists become software engineers, designing products rather than assisting users. Computer support specialists in hardware and software companies often enjoy great upward mobility.
The Northeast Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning / Refrigeration program teaches the skills essential to the entry-level technician. The HVAC/R program incorporates a blend of interactive lectures and hands-on laboratory exercises to develop meaningful knowledge and skills that students can put to immediate use on the job. Small class size ensures a free flow exchange of real world experiences with state of the art products and emerging theories. Hands on sessions in our fully equipped lab allow students to hone their operating and troubleshooting skills.
Sample Job Titles:
- Air Conditioning Service Technician
- Commercial Service Technician
- HVAC Mechanic/Technician
- Oil Burner Installer/Mechanic/Technician
- Refrigeration Technician
Technical and Higher Education Majors:
- Sheet Metal Apprentice
- Mechanical Engineer
- Installations Project Manager
HVAC graduates have been employed by the following companies:
- Brooks and Brooks HVAC
- Better Comfort Systems HVAC
- SG Torrice HVAC
- National Mechanica Service HVAC
- Excel Mechanical Service HVAC
Certifications and Career Advancement. Technicians often specialize in either installation or maintenance and repair, although they are trained to do both. They also may specialize in doing heating work or air-conditioning or refrigeration work. Some specialize in one type of equipment—for example, hydronics (water-based heating systems), solar panels, or commercial refrigeration. Some technicians also sell service contracts to their clients. Service contracts provide for regular maintenance of the heating and cooling systems and they help to reduce the seasonal fluctuations of this type of work. Throughout the learning process, technicians may have to take a number of tests that measure their skills. HVACR technicians who have at least 1 year of experience performing installations and 2 years of experience performing maintenance and repair can take a number of different tests to certify their competency in working with specific types of equipment, such as oil-burning furnaces. These tests are offered through the Refrigeration Service Engineers Society, HVAC Excellence, Carbon Monoxide Safety Association, Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Safety Coalition, and North American Technician Excellence, Inc., among others. Employers increasingly recommend taking and passing these tests and obtaining certification; doing so may increase advancement opportunities. Advancement usually takes the form of higher wages. Some technicians, however, may advance to positions as supervisor or service manager. Others may move into sales and marketing. Still others may become building superintendents, cost estimators, system test and balance specialists, or, with the necessary certification, teachers.
CONNECTIONS TO WORK AND HIGHER EDUCATION
Industry Affiliations: SKILLS USA
Industry Certifications available in High School:
- OSHA 10 hour Construction, Safety & Health Certification
- EPA 608 Refrigerant Certification (recommended)
- EPA 609 Refrigerant Certification (optional)
- R410 Refrigerant Certification (ESCO) (optional)
|MA State Agreement HVAC||One or more HVAC courses|
|Massasoit Community College||HVAC111 Basic Electricity and Control Theory|
|HVAC223 HVAC Service Procedures|
|New England Institute of Tech.||AH110 Basic Refrigeration (7 credits)|
AH111 Basic Refrigeration Lab (3 credits)
HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning/Refrigeration : Course of Study
GRADE 9 EXPLORATORY – COURSE #HVX 1.4 CREDITS The HVAC/R Exploratory Program is designed as a one week overview of the several disciplines within this trade. Students will explore the many career opportunities in the Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration fields.
GRADE 9 SHOP – COURSE #HVXF-16 4 CREDITS Grade 9 students will be taught: Safety in the Shop, Refrigeration Fundamentals, Compressors, System Components, Basic Piping, Basic Electricity, Test Equipment & Methods, and Refrigerators
GRADE 10 SHOP – COURSE #HV2 20 CREDITS Grade 10 students will develop skills in Residential Energy Systems, New Construction, Building Envelope, Ventilation, Window Units, Motor Controls and Drives, Five Wire Thermostats and Blueprint Reading.
GRADE 10 RELATED – COURSE #HV2R 5 CREDITS The purpose of this course is to prepare the HVAC/R student with the knowledge of theoretical background that applies to the basic principles of the industry. The course of instruction will provide a sound basis for the student to gain the necessary entry level skills. In the sequence of courses, this course is the first in a sequence of three. Students will be introduced to the following topics: Tools and Equipment, Tubing and Piping, Heat, Theory, Refrigeration and Refrigerants, OSHA, Domestic Refrigeration and Electrical Controls.
GRADE 11 SHOP – COURSE #HV3 25 CREDITS Grade 11 students will develop skills in: Commercial Refrigeration, Advance Controls, Split Systems, Water Chillers, Reclaiming and Recovery License, Water Towers, Pneumatic Controls, Automotive AC License, and Solar Energy.
GRADE 11 RELATED – COURSE #HV2R 5 CREDITS The purpose of this course is to prepare the HVAC/R student with the knowledge of theoretical backgrounds that applies to the Refrigeration / Air-conditioning aspect of the industry. In the sequence of courses this is the second of the three courses. Students will be introduced to the following topics: 608 Federal Clean Air Act, Junior/Senior Project and Refrigeration System Components, (condensers, metering devices, evaporators, multiple evaporators, pressure switches, compressors, electrical controls, thermostats, etc.).
GRADE 12 SHOP – COURSE #HV4 25 CREDITS Grade 12 students will develop skills in Steam and Hot Water Boilers, Oil Burners, Oil Storage and Distribution, Boiler Water Chemistry, Gas and Oil Furnaces, Heat and Cooling Load Calculation, Prep for State Oil and Burner Licensing.
GRADE 12 RELATED – COURSE #HV4R 5 CREDITS The purpose of this course is to prepare the HVAC/R student with the knowledge of theoretical background that applies to the heating aspect of the industry. In the sequence of courses, this course is the third of three. Students will be introduced to the following topics: 410A Refrigerant, Heat Pumps, Gas and Oil Heating, Calculating Heat Loads, (all in the light commercial and residential areas.)
Healthcare is one of the fastest growing industries in the US with a demand for multi-skilled health occupation employees. To meet this challenge, students in the Northeast Health Assistant program study the therapeutic, diagnostic, and administrative areas of the health professions with an emphasis on Nurse Assisting and Medical Office Assisting. Students are given theoretical and practical instruction in the laboratory and clinical experience in area healthcare facilities. The rigorous curriculum is aligned with the standards and requirements of the Department of Public Health and the MA DESE frameworks. Medical related sciences are integrated into the Health Assistant curriculum. These include anatomy and physiology, nutrition, and biology. Medical Terminology, Introduction to Electrocardiography, Introduction to Phlebotomy and a thirty hour Home Care Aide course are taught during the student’s Health Assisting career. The students are prepared to test for the Massachusetts Department of Public Health certification exam for Nurse Assistants. Many Health Assistant students pursue post secondary education to continue their education in Nursing or Allied Health.
Sample Job Titles :
- C.N.A. (Certified Nursing Assistant) * Medical Assistant
- Home Health Aide * Dietary Aide
- EKG Technician
Technical and Higher Education Majors:
- Licensed Practical Nurse * Certified Clinical Medical Assistant
- Medical Administrative Assistant * Nurse Education (2 year R.N.)
- Occupational Therapy Assistant * Physical Therapy Assistant
- Radiologic Technology * Respiratory Technology
- Animal Care Specialist * Veterinary Technology
Health Assisting graduates have been employed by the following facilities:
- Brigham and Women’s Hospital Mass. General Hospital
- Chelsea Soldier’s Home Wingate Nursing Center
- Boston Medical Center Prospect House
- East Boston Health Center Sunrise Healthcare
- Burlington Eye Associates Cambridge Health Alliance
- Bear Hill Nursing Home
College and University Programs:
- University of Massachusetts: Lowell
- University of Massachusetts: Boston
- Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
- Salem State University
- Regis College
Certifications and Career Advancement: Health Occupations are some of the fastest growing industries in the US with a demand for multi-skilled healthcare workers. Students in Health Assisting study therapeutic, diagnostic and administrative areas of the health professions with an emphasis on Nurse Assisting and Medical Assisting. Students are given theoretical and practical instruction in the laboratory and clinical experience in healthcare facilities. Related sciences are integrated into the curriculum including: anatomy and physiology, nutrition and biology. Medical Terminology, Introduction to Electrocardiography, Introduction to Phlebotomy and a 30 hour Home Care Aide course are part of the curriculum. Students are prepared to test for the MA Department of Public Health certification exam for Nurse Assistants (C.N.A.), and can start working immediately upon licensing. Many Health Assistant students pursue post secondary education to continue their education in Nursing or Allied Health. Further education and specific instructional programs are needed to prepare individuals to practice as licensed professionals.
CONNECTIONS TO WORK AND HIGHER EDUCATION
Industry Affiliations: SKILLS USA, C.N.A. Program is Department of Public Health Accredited
Industry Certifications available in High School:
- OSHA for Health Care Industry Certification (G10) * Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
- American Heart Association BLS, CPR, AED * Home Health Aide (HHA)
- American Red Cross First Aid/CPR/AED
College Credits toward post-secondary certifications/degrees can be earned through Articulation Agreements with:
|MA State Agreement with HA||CNA - Certified Nursing Assistant|
|MA State Agreement Medical Assisting||One or more Medical Assisting courses|
|North Shore Community College||OFT 116 Medical Terminology - 3 credits|
ALH134 - Certified Nursing Assistant – 5 credits
BIO108 - The Body in Health and Disease
(HA major and Honors Anatomy & Physiology)
HEALTH ASSISTING: COURSE OF STUDY
GRADE 9 EXPLORATORY- COURSE# HAX 1.4 CREDITS The Health Assistant program offers the exploratory student an overview of healthcare professions and the various occupations available in the field. The students are taught safety in the healthcare environment, CPR, first aid, infection control, basic anatomy and physiology, and nutrition. Freshmen participate in a visit to a local Geriatric Adult Day Health Center. Freshman students in Health Assisting study medical math. Medical math is a competence necessary to be successful as a healthcare employee. The curriculum helps prepare the student for the MCAS exam.
GRADE 9 SHOP- COURSE# HAXF-16 4 CREDITS Freshman students begin their Health Assistant course of studies in the fourth quarter. The goal for the students in the ninth grade is the attainment of introductory knowledge and pre-care skills necessary to begin the Nurse Aide curriculum. The students volunteer one day each week at an Adult Day Health Center. The Health Assistant curriculum includes roles and responsibilities of the healthcare worker, Introduction to nutrition, introduction to infection control and team /group effectiveness and understanding dementia. Freshman students are introduced to the language of medicine and the three year sequential course of medical terminology. Students begin studying the basic structure of the human body.
GRADE 10 SHOP- COURSE# HA2 20 CREDITS The tenth grade students begin the Nurse Aide curriculum and work in the skills lab, the clinical setting and the classroom. The students are immersed in a course of studies which includes Fundamentals of Nurse Assisting, Medical Office Administration, Therapeutic Nutrition, Gerontology, First Aide and computer skills. The students acquire nurse assisting clinical skills through practice in the nursing laboratory and a supervised internship at Chelsea Soldiers HomeFacility. OSHA Certification, Red Cross, First Aid/CPR/AED.
GRADE 10 RELATED- COURSE# HA2R 5 CREDITS Medical Terminology is a three year sequential course taught in Health Assisting. The course is designed to give the student the knowledge of medical language. Competency in medical terminology is a necessary skill for employment in the healthcare profession. This is an anatomy and physiology systems based course. During the sophomore year, students study the structure and function of the human body, medical abbreviations, medical word roots, prefixes and suffixes. Students are taught the anatomy and physiology, diagnostic, therapeutic and pathology terms of the special senses, reproductive and integumentary systems.
GRADE 11 SHOP- COURSE# HA3 25 CREDITS Junior students participate in a one semester rigorous nurse aide training and review course which includes a lab component. Students apply their skills in the clinical area at Wingate Long Term Care and Glen Ridge Nursing Care Center. Students are under the direct supervision of a Registered Nurse instructor. Upon successful completion of the Nurse Assistant course, the student is eligible to take the Massachusetts Certification Exam to be licensed as a Certified Nurse Assistant and placed on the Department of Public Health’s Registry of licensed CNA’ s. The junior student also participates in a one semester Medical Office Assistant course. Administrative skills and clinical procedures are practiced in the lab and developed in the clinical setting at East Boston Neighborhood Health Center. During the eleventh grade the students also study Introduction to Electrocardiography, and are certified in American Heart Association CPR/AED. Students who successfully complete the Nurse Aide course with a B average are eligible for college credits through our articulation agreement with local community colleges.
GRADE 11 RELATED- COURSE# HA3R 5 CREDITS During the second year of medical terminology, junior students study the anatomy and physiology, diagnostic, therapeutic and pathology terms of the cardiac, musculoskeletal and urinary systems. Students begin their research for the Junior/Senior Project graduation requirement.
GRADE 12 SHOP- COURSE# HA4 25 CREDITS Seniors in the Health Assistant program participate in a supervised clinical internship three days a week at Whidden Hospital where they develop advanced nurse assisting skills. The students study pathology and treatment of the patient in acute care. Students complete a Home Health Aide course, an Introduction to Phlebotomy course and the NEFE financial curriculum. Senior students in Health Assisting, if eligible, may participate in the Cooperative Education program.
GRADE 12 RELATED- COURSE# HA4R 5 CREDITS During the third year of Medical Terminology, senior students study the anatomy and physiology, diagnostic, therapeutic and pathology terms of the respiratory, digestive, endocrine and nervous systems. Students work throughout the year researching and completing the Senior Project. Students who maintain an overall B average for the three year course are eligible for three credits from North Shore Community College through the Health Assisting articulation program with the college.
Average Salary* (Boston) $45,010
Average Salary* (U.S.) $35,510 * According to KUDER.COM
PRINTING MACHINE OPERATOR
Average Salary* (Boston) $35,080
Average Salary* (U.S.) $31,490 * According to KUDER.COM
Sample Job Titles: Desktop Publisher, Job Printers, Photographic Processing Machine Operator, Prepress Technician, Printing Machine Operator.
Technical and Higher Education Majors: Desktop Publisher, Communication Technology, Graphic Design
Career Advancement: For those who are interested in pursuing a career in desktop publishing, an associate degree or a bachelors degree in graphic arts, graphic communications, or graphic design is preferred.CONNECTIONS TO WORK AND HIGHER EDUCATION CERTIFICATIONS AVAILABLE IN HIGH SCHOOL OSHA G10 10 hour General Industry Cerification Print Ed Certification COLLEGE CREDITS AVAILABLE IN HIGH SCHOOL Tech Prep Connection College: Aritculated Course/Number Possible Credits What you earn Boston University Center for Digital Imaging Arts No Courses Specifically No Credits $2000.00 tuition reimbursement New England Institute of ArtGD 102 Frndamentals of Design 3 Tuitionig Credit New England Institute of TechnologyMWD 112 Digita Graphics 3 Tuition Credit towards Associates DegreeMWD 241 Design 3 3 Tuition Credit towards Associates DegreeMWD 231 Desktop Publishing 1 4 Tuition Credit towards Associates Degree North Shore Community CollegeGRA 116 Electronic Imaging 3 Tuition CreditGRA 118 Digital Page Layout 3 Tuition Credit
Students in the Northeast Electrical program will become proficient in electrical wiring, hardware installation and the repair of electrical and related equipment. In addition, the students will become familiar with circuit design, blueprint reading, and the laws and regulations pertaining to the electrical field. Students enrolled in the Electrical program will learn the proper use of hand tools, power tools, hydraulic tools, taps/dies, grinders, and heat tools for bending poly vinyl chloride conduit. They will be introduced to a wide range of specialized wiring within the electrical industry such as fire alarm systems, burglar alarms, signal circuits, television, communications circuits and boilers. Students who are enrolled in the Electrical program of studies must successfully complete the fundamentals of the electrical curriculum from their sophomore to senior year. The course introduces students to electrical concepts and theories. Upon successful completion of the fundamentals of the electrical course, the students will focus on electrical theory, the National / Massachusetts Electrical Codes, specialty circuits drawing, and mathematics related to the electrical field.
Sample Job Titles:
- Electrical Apprentice
- Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers
- Electrical Warehouse Suppliers
- Data Communication Specialists
Technical and Higher Education Majors:
- Construction Technology
- Electrical Engineering Technology
- Construction Engineering Technology
- Construction Management and Inspection
Electrical graduates have been employed at the following companies or agencies:
- Interstate Electric, Burlington, MA
- Joy Electric, Quincy, MA
- Dodge Electric, Stoneham, MA
- Mass Electric, Boston, MA
- IBEW Local 103
- Ducom Electric, Wilmington, MA
- Tocco Electric, Winchester, MA
- Eversource, Boston, MA
- All Tech Electric
- Suburban Electric
Certifications and Career Advancement: Experienced electricians can advance to jobs as supervisors. In construction, they also may become project managers or construction superintendents. Those with sufficient capital and management skills can start their own contracting business, although this often requires a special electrical contractors license. Supervisors and contractors should be able to identify and estimate costs and prices and the time and materials needed to complete a job. Many electricians also become electrical inspectors.
Apprentice/Licensure Connections: • Journeyman: 600 hours of classroom instruction and 8000 hour of supervision over a period of not less than 4 years • Master: 150 hours of classroom instruction and hold journeyman license in good standing with the Board for one year. Commonwealth of Massachusetts Board of State Examiners of Electricians, 239 Causeway Street, Boston, MA 02114CONNECTIONS TO WORK AND HIGHER EDUCATIONIndustry Affiliations: SKILLS USAIndustry Certifications available in High School:
- OSHA 10 hour Construction, Safety & Health Certification
- MA Electrician Apprentice/License earn hours toward license tier system: 1800 working/300 classroom hours
|MA State Engineering Tech Articulation Agreement||One or more EL courses at a MA community college|
|Ben Franklin Institute of Tech.||EL 110 - Circuit Theory 1 (DC) - 4 credits|
|EL127 Design and Layout/NEC 5 credits|
|EL129 Design and Layout II/NEC II - 5 credits|
|EL213 Circuit Theory II (AC) - 4 credits|
AVAILABLE THROUGH NE ADULT EDUCATION PROGRAM: APPRENTICESHIP TRAINING 600 HOUR THEORY CLASS APPRENTICESHIP LICENSING TRAINING TEST PREP MASTER LICENSURE TEST PREP
ELECTRICAL: COURSE OF STUDY
GRADE 9 EXPLORATORY – COURSE #ELX 1.4 CREDITS The Ninth grade exploratory program is a week long introduction to the electrical shop and trade. Students learn shop and hand tool safety. A series of projects designed to mimic common home wiring gives the student a chance to use some of the trade tools and learn with a hands-on approach to basic residential wiring.
GRADE 9 SHOP - COURSE #ELXF-16 4 CREDITS This 9 th grade program is the start of the student’s apprentice training. Students will start the learning process with an introduction to the foundations of the electrical field receiving detailed instruction of safety and tool protocols. ''
GRADE 10 SHOP – COURSE #EL2 20 CREDITS The tenth grade shop program is a basic introduction to proper use of tools, safety precautions and wiring methods, including but not limited to bell wiring, non-metallic sheathed cable, armored cable, surface metal raceway, electric metallic tubing, and ridge metal conduit wiring methods.
GRADE 10 RELATED – COURSE #EL2R 5 CREDITS Related and theory training for all grades includes review and mastery of Electrical safety practices, the National Electrical Codes, the Massachusetts Electrical Code, blue print reading, electrical math, science, circuit drawing and electrical theory to correspond with their grade level.
GRADE 11 SHOP – COURSE #EL3 25 CREDITS The Grade 11 program is structured to include wiring methods consisting of PVC bending, installation and residential services. As with all grade level curriculums, safety and proper use of all tools is reinforced. Eligible students may participate in community based job site activities under the supervision of Northeast instructors.
GRADE 11 RELATED – COURSE #EL3R 5 CREDITS Related and theory training for all grades include Electrical safety practices, the National Electrical Codes, the Massachusetts Electrical Code, blueprint reading, electrical math, science, circuit drawing and electrical theory to correspond with their grade level.
GRADE 12 SHOP – COURSE #EL4 25 CREDITS At this level students learn to troubleshoot, trace electrical wiring, circuitry and motor control wiring in the shop. Students utilize their safety training of power tools, ladders, pipe bending and wiring skills during new installations within the school and offsite at community based work sites supervised by Northeast instructors. Network and communication wiring is also learned at this level.
GRADE 12 RELATED – COURSE #EL4R 5 CREDITS Related and theory training for all grades include Electrical safety practices, the National Electrical Codes, the Massachusetts Electrical Code, blueprint reading, electrical math, science, circuit drawing and electrical theory to correspond with their grade level.