Frequently Asked Questions

FAQ

Who is eligible to attend WTCC?

WTCC is open to all secondary school students residing in & attending high school in Wayne County. Individual programs may have particular requirements. Students should be in good academic & behavioral standing at their district. All students interested in Career & Technical Education should see their school counselor. Each district determines its own procedures when determining a student's eligibility. Here is a list of our component districts.
 
If you are a student interested in a New Vision program speak early & often with your school counselor. Admission to these programs is competitive and there are time sensitive deadlines. Students apply for the NV Programs during January of their junior year.

Can adults attend WTCC?

Adults do on occasion attend a Career & Technical Education program. They do so along area HS students within the scheduled time frames. Adults interested in CTE should contact the W-FL BOCES Adult Continuing Education Office at 315 332 7317.

Can a student who is home schooled attend WTCC?

Students currently being home schooled & interested in CTE should contact the counseling office of the high school designated for students in the area in which they reside.

Will Career & Technical Education help me meet my graduation requirements?

Yes, courses taken/successfully completed at FLTCC count toward your necessary credits to graduate from HS. The school counselor at your district will continue to manage your four year plan toward graduation. You should speak with him/her re: your individual plan and how to achieve the required credits needed for graduation. You can learn more about the various pathways to graduation here.

Which years do I attend WTCC?

We offer many traditional, 2 year programs. These programs are offered to HS juniors & seniors. Typically, 1st year (or juniors) attend during the afternoon while 2nd year (or seniors) attend during the morning. We also have 3 New Vision programs, meaning exploratory & preparation for college bound students, that are one year in length. Students attend New Vision programs during their senior year. These programs are offered during a morning OR afternoon session. You decide with your counselor which session allows you to take the classes at your sending district necessary for graduation/advanced study.

What time do classes meet at WTCC?


Morning Session: 8:38-11:08 AM
Afternoon Session: 12:13-2:43 PM
The rest of your day will be spent taking core academics required for graduation at your sending district.

How do I get to class at WTCC?

Your district will provide transportation to & from WTCC. We are a non-driving campus. If you believe you have an exception, requiring that you drive to WTCC on a regular basis please meet with our Principal.

Do I have to pay to attend WTCC?

School districts pays a tuition for each student who attends WTCC. We do not accept private payment. Students may be required to purchase individual tools/equipment, PPEs (Personal Protective Equipment), and materials. If paying for such equipment creates financial hardship speak with your instructor and/or counselor.

Does WTCC offer academic courses?

WTCC has a science, math and two English instructors on staff. Many CTE programs offer integrated course credit, meaning the subject material is embedded in the curriculum & approved by NYSED for credit towards high school graduation. See individual program information to determine what credit is integrated in your course of interest. If credit is NOT integrated in the curriculum, a student may take one pull out academic course per year on campus. This model of instruction is not meant as an alternative to instruction at district but, to allow students who cannot fit all academic requirements in their schedule the opportunity to attend WTCC. Your district counselor will request any necessary academic credit through CTE. Again, you should meet with him/her to review your four year plan to graduation.

If an academic teacher provides instruction in a class am I earning credit in that subject?

Not necessarily! Our academic teachers "push-in" to every CTE class to support the CTE teacher.
Furthermore, we believe that literacy is key to success. You MUST be able to read, write and communicate effectively. Students begin working with English teachers as HS juniors in areas of literacy and career exploration.

Do I graduate from WTCC or my home school?

Students receive their high school diploma from their home school district & continue to participate in all aspects of that High School (theatre, clubs/organizations, athletics, etc). WTCC does hold an awards/recognition ceremony for all successful completers in June of each year.

I'm planning to attend college, is CTE for me?

ABSOLUTELY! Over 50% of students completing a program at FLTCC go on to college. CTE programs prepare students to be successful in college by affording them unique advantages. Students have the opportunity to explore college related majors prior to making a commitment toward a college degree program. CTE students are strong candidates for success in college as they are likely to stay committed to a post-secondary degree program due to the fact that they have received two years of advanced preparation directly related to their college major. Since they are less likely to change majors while in college, students also save valuable time and resources as they work towards their degree. Additionally, in many cases students can earn advanced standing through articulations with local and regional two and four year colleges.

I'm planning to enter the workforce after graduation, how can CTE help me?

CTE affords students the opportunity to gain marketable skills while they are still in high school. In addition to developing career-specific technical skills, CTE students learn “soft” skills such as leadership, problem solving, interpersonal communication, industry protocol, and self-directed, responsible work habits prior to entering the workforce. Studies indicate that our graduates are more likely to retain employment and advance more rapidly than others without comprehensive technical training. Students can obtain industry based credentials through CTE, further increasing their marketability.