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FCC Highlights Career and Technical Education Month with Open House

 Career and Technical Education (CTE) prepares individuals for high-skill, in-demand employment that furthers Illinois’ global competitiveness.  Last year, roughly two-thirds (62.2%) of all Illinois community college graduates earned a CTE degree or certificate.  CTE programs offer flexible scheduling, work-based learning, and stackable credentials that provide a pathway from education to employment not only for recent high school graduates, but also for returning adults, veterans, and incumbent workers.  Success in CTE programming is amplified by academic support services, work-based learning opportunities, and business engagement.  CTE’s reach in Illinois’ workforce continues to be expansive; currently, there are over 4,300 different CTE program offerings across the community college system.

Frontier Community College (FCC) joins with community colleges throughout the state to celebrate Career and Technical Education Month.  FCC currently offers the following 13 CTE programs:  Automotive Technology, Construction Technology, Electrical Distribution Systems, Entrepreneurship, Executive Office Professional, Fire Science, Graphic Arts & Design, Health Informatics, Information Systems Technology, Nursing (through Olney Central College), Paramedicine, Phlebotomy, and Sport Management.

The CTE programs at FCC provide curriculum to earn either a certificate or degree that is typically completed in one to two years.  Some of the programs, such as Graphic Arts & Design and Health Informatics, allow the students to transfer to a four-year university, where they can continue their education to earn a Bachelor’s degree.  FCC has articulation agreements with multiple universities in the region, including University of Southern Indiana and Southern Illinois University – Carbondale.

In recognition of Career and Technical Education Month, FCC will be hosting an Open House event for local high school students and community members on Wednesday, February 28.  From 9AM-1PM, students will explore FCC’s transfer and CTE programs and degrees, as well as tour the classrooms and meet with instructors.  Interested individuals should RSVP with their school’s guidance counselor or call FCC by Wednesday, February 14.  Lunch will be provided by Fairfield Memorial Hospital, and each person in attendance will receive a free T-shirt, compliments of FNB.

For more information about FCC’s CTE programs or upcoming Open House, call (618) 842-3711, or view program listings on our homepage.

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