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Mon Valley Career & Technology Center (MVCTC)


5 Guttman Avenue, Charleroi, PA 15022



Career and Technical Education

Program of Studies


Agriculture Technology 

Grades 10-12 

An instructional program that generally describes the principles and practices of agricultural research and production and may prepare individuals to apply such knowledge and skills to the solution of practical agricultural problems. This program includes instruction in basic animal, plant, soil science and mechanization, animal husbandry, plant cultivation, soil conservation and mechanical technology. Instruction may include an emphasis in aquaculture, hydroponics, food science and/or environmental science. This program includes instruction in processes, scientific principles and management decisions concerned with agricultural production of agriculture-related processing and storage techniques. 

Athletic & Physical Health Science - NEW PROGRAM 2023 - 2024!

Grades 10-12


Automotive Technology

Grades 10-12

This course offers the students practical instruction in the diagnosis and repair of all automotive systems and their components. It is designed to provide instruction in the theory and principles of the automobile engine, electrical circuitry, chassis, clutch, transmission, lubrication systems, electrical controls, and computerized controls. Students can train to become an automotive technician or focus upon an area of specialization such as 4-wheel alignment,electrical/ electronic diagnosis, and others. The students are also afforded the opportunity to obtain the SP/2 Safety certifications and ASE Certifications prior to graduation. 


Grades 10-12 

Students in this program will be prepared to interpret designs and specifications in order to build residential, commercial and industrial construction projects. Students learn to erect, install and repair structures using all types of construction material, as well as to estimate and select the specific materials needed for each project. Students learn to lay out projects using the framing square, transit and various measuring, cutting and assembling instruments. They also learn to apply interior and exterior finishes and to fit and install prefabricated cabinets, plastic laminates, floor and ceiling tiles, insulation, weather-stripping, finish hardware and locksets. 

Computer Engineering Technology 

Grades 10-12

This course will cover computer repair basics and maintenance that will give students the knowledge to obtain entry level positions in the computer repair industry. With this training, students will understand the basics of computer repair and will be able to incorporate skills that they learned to troubleshoot hardware and software problems. Students will receive training in network wiring, configuration and Administration. They will also learn how to design and implement local and wide area networks. After completing this three-year course students will be able to take certification exams in Comptia A+, Comptia Network+, and Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator. 

Construction Technology 

Grades 10-12

This course prepares students to apply technical knowledge and skills required for the design, development, installation, and erection of buildings and other structures. Students will develop technical and math skills required in all stages of the construction process including safety, blueprint reading, rough framing, door and window installation, stair construction, roofing and siding, basic wiring, design and layout, finishing and trim installations, as well as masonry, plumbing and HVAC. 


Grades 10-12

Practical skills taught in the program include shampooing, cutting, wet setting, thermal styling, relaxing, coloring, permanent waving, manicuring, and giving facials. Included in the instruction are, management, marketing and public relations. Students who successfully complete 200 hours are eligible to take the Pennsylvania State Board of Cosmetology Nail Care Technician Examination and become certified as licensed nail care technicians. Students who successfully complete 300 hours are eligible to take the Pennsylvania State Board of Cosmetology Esthetician Examination and become certified as licensed estheticians. Students choosing this course, who successfully complete 1,250 hours of instruction in this program, are eligible to take the Pennsylvania State Board of Cosmetology Examination and become certified as licensed cosmetologists. 

Culinary Arts 

Grades 10-12

Culinary Arts is a course that provides practical instruction and applied theory to a broad range of skills concerning the selection, preparation and handling of foods. Skill development will center on: safety and sanitation, proper use and handling of food service tools and equipment, preparation of food, dining room service, buffet and banquet service, baking, meat cutting and basic management skills. Unlike the home economics courses offered by most high schools, the instruction and on the job training will be conducted in the school’s fully equipped, commercial kitchen and restaurant. 

Electrical Power Technology 

Grades 10-12 

The electrical technology program provides instruction on the installation of all types of wiring systems including residential, commercial and industrial facilities, as well as powerline technologies. Students will learn to layout, assemble, install, and test electrical components in wiring systems. The course also introduces students to basic robotic engineering, security systems and programmable logic controls (PLC’s). In addition to training as a construction electrician, students will also receive competencies as a maintenance electrician, teaching them to maintain the equipment they install. Graduates are not only limited to building trade construction but they are also prepared to enter maintenance, and industrial electrical occupations. Seniors are given the opportunity to complete the first year of apprenticeship with the Associated Builders and Contractors. 

Emergency Medical Services 

Grades 10-12

A program that prepares individuals, under the remote supervision of physicians, to recognize, assess, and manage medical emergencies in prehospital settings and to supervise ambulance personnel. Includes instruction in basic, intermediate, and advanced EMT procedures; emergency surgical procedures; medical triage; rescue operations; crisis scene management and personnel supervision; equipment operation and maintenance; patient stabilization, monitoring, and care; drug administration; medical terminology, legal and ethical aspects of health care and communications; identification and preliminary diagnosis of diseases and injuries; communication and computer operations; basic anatomy, physiology, pathology, and toxicology; and professional standards and regulations. 

Health Occupations 

Grades 10-12 

The Health Occupations curriculum is a cluster program designed to introduce careers in health care. The Health Occupations core instruction includes planned courses in Health Care Careers, Safety Practices, Anatomy, Legal and Ethical Issues, Communications, Medical Terminology, Growth and Development, Nutrition, Infection Control, and Health Care Skills. Graduates of this program often pursue careers in nursing as well as in the rehabilitation fields such as physical therapy and occupational therapy. Students prepare and will have the opportunity to test for CPR Certification. 


Grades 10-12

An instructional program that prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to install, repair and maintain commercial and domestic heating, air conditioning and refrigeration systems. Instruction includes theory and application of basic principles involved in conditioning of air (cooling and heating); filtering and controlling humidity; operating characteristics of various units and parts; blueprint reading; use of technical reference manuals; the diagnosis of malfunctions; overhaul, repair and adjustment of units and parts such as pumps, compressors, valves, springs and connections; and repair of electric/electronic and pneumatic control systems. 

Multimedia Design 

Grades 10-12

This program gives students the freedom to be creative, imaginative, and inspired artistically to design presentations for entertainment, industrial and commercial use. Students will learn to use digital and video cameras. Today’s designers must be familiar with many forms of production, illustrative techniques, computer graphics and photography. From simple line drawings to computer generated imaging, the students create art that requires them to apply technical theory. Students will apply their designs on state‐of‐the‐art equipment including digital printers, laser engravers, vinyl cutters, a sublimation system and embroidery machines. This program is designed to allow students to bring together many areas of creative graphic design and production technologies. The course content is designed to create animations, manipulate photographs, create pictures, presentation podcasts, and websites using state-of-the-art Illustrator software. Both platforms of personal computers and Apple Macs are taught. Finally, students complete a digital portfolio showcasing their “best works”. 


Grades 10-12

This is an instructional program that prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills in a variety of metalworking occupations. Instruction includes welding and cutting processes; setting up and operating machine tools (precision machining); metal fabricating, forming and cutting machines; and assembling of metal products and structures. Instruction is also provided in the use of hand and portable power tools in making computations related to work dimensions, the physical properties of materials and other related instruction and skills associated with metalworking occupations. Metals are cast, formed, shaped, molded, heat-treated, cut, twisted, pressed, fused, stamped or otherwise worked upon.