Academics

  • Academic Support

    EWCTC believes that academics and technology skills are an integral part of career success. Academics are introduced in the theory section of all CTC programs.  EWCTC instructors have received professional development training in M.A.X. Teaching strategies, the Collins Writing Program and Southern Regional Educational Board initiatives.  Our instructors network with other CTC instructors throughout the country, sending school teachers, industry representatives and post-secondary institutions to provide our students with a cutting edge education.  Implementing these practices into curriculums enhances the quality of instruction and maximizes students' academic and technical success.
     
    English Academic Support
     
    English classes are available to those students requiring an English credit.  The English 10-12 curriculum mirrors what is offered at the sending districts as well as combining employability skills required of all students. 
     
    In addition, Keystone Preparation Literature classes are available to assist and prepare students for the Keystone Exam. Students may also seek various academic assistance as needed.  
     
    Math Academic Support
     
    Keystone Preparation Math/Algebra classes are available to assist and prepare students for the Keystone Exam. 
     
    Also, tutoring sessions are available to any student requiring assistance in understanding math-related concepts.  These sessions can be tailored to meet students' needs.
     
    Skills Center Support
     
    There are many additional services available to students to help them meet with success while enrolled in the Eastern Westmoreland Career and Technology Center. Services are available to members of special populations through Ms. Dane Zimmer, Coordinator of Special Populations at 724-539-9788 ext 346. These services include, but are not limited to:
     

    • Academic / vocational remedial assistance

     

    • Study skills

     

    • SAGE Assessment

     

    • School-to-Work transition

     

    • Counseling Services

     

    • Setting short-term goals

     

    • Note taking assistance

     

    • Emotional support services

     

    • Individualized instruction

     

    • Setting long-term goals

     

    • Goal setting

     

    • IEP planning 

     

    • Aptitude testing

     

    • Interest inventories

     

    • Written test assistance

     

    • Self-appraisals   

     

    • Organizational assistance

     

    • Interviewing skills