Open house at the Chesterfield Technical Center this Sunday

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Chesterfield Technical Center

Students, parents and members of the public are invited to explore the 29 programs at the Chesterfield Technical Center during an open house 1-3 p.m. Feb. 26. On hand to answer questions and demonstrate career opportunities will be teachers, administrators, students and business partners of the school.

At the Chesterfield Technical Center, students can enroll in a technical course and still maintain a college-preparatory schedule at their high school. Students in some Tech Center courses earn industry certification or college credit.

Students in grades 9-11 may apply for admission to the Technical Center and are selected based on grades, attendance, behavior, counselor’s evaluation and other factors.

March 7 is the deadline to apply; applications are available from high school counselors or online at schools.chesterfield.k12.va.us/CTC/. Acceptance letters for the 2012-13 school year will be mailed in early April. For more information, call 768-6160.

Located at 10101 Courthouse Road, the Technical Center offers instruction in these areas:

• veterinary science    • landscaping    • advanced computer aided design and modeling    • commercial photography   • automotive collision repair and refinishing    • culinary arts    • plumbing and pipefitting    • A+/Cisco networking    • dental occupations    • digital arts and design and 3-D animation    • certified Internet webmaster    • biotechnologies    • legal systems administration    • medical systems administration    • electronics technology    • Oracle    • heating, ventilation and air conditioning    • automotive technology    • electricity    • computer systems technology    • child development    • baking and pastry arts    • carpentry    • cosmetology    • criminal justice    • nail technician    • practical nursing    • greenhouse management and floral design    • medical assistant

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