Programs

Students have the opportunity to earn professional certifications, industry-recognized credentials, and college credit in 23 unique pathways. Students can apply for programs at any of the five consortium schools.

Location Legend:
BHS – Bedford High School
CHHS – Cleveland Heights High School
MHHS – Maple Heights High School
WHHS – Warrensville Heights High School

Arts and Communications

Audio Engineering – Students learn the skills necessary to be successful in an entry-level position in the audio industry. Those skills include music theory, piano skills, composition, digital audio theory, digital signal processing, acoustics, electronic music, recording technology, mixing, and microphone design & application. These skills will prepare them for certification, college degree or entry-level position in the audio, broadcasting, music education, media or video gaming industries. Housed at Cleveland Heights

Digital Video Production – This program exposes students to the vast areas of video production. From researching a project, developing a story angle, interviewing techniques, editing on cutting edge software – Final Cut Pro X – students will make stories come to life Housed at Cleveland Heights

Media Arts – An instructional program that provides training in the area of interactive multimedia development that includes creating, designing, and producing interactive multimedia product and services and digitally generated or computer enhanced media. Housed at Maple Heights

 Graphic Imaging Technology – Graphic Imaging Technology students will design and produce advertising and marketing projects from concept to completion including estimating, ordering materials, following job specifications, and delivering client projects on schedule using the same computer hardware/software as professional graphic designers. Housed at Warrensville Heights

Business and Administrative Services

 Business Management – Students will learn core management principles while completing projects in the classroom that simulate an office environment. Students develop competency in such topics as entrepreneurship, business communication, project management, and operations management, as they learn what skills are needed to start their own business. Students also develop their technology skills by learning and utilizing real world business software applications. Each student is assigned a computer and will learn business software including Microsoft Excel, Access, PowerPoint and Word as they complete business related projects and simulations. Housed at Bedford

Business Management Technology – Students use advanced software applications and effective techniques to complete innovative business projects related to accounting and finance and perform a wide range of business management procedures that involve document and spreadsheet preparation. Students learn to utilize ethical standards, confidentiality and professionalism while acquiring skills in organization, leadership, planning, interpersonal communications, delegating and supervising. They graduate prepared for immediate employment, advanced certifications, and further education towards a degree in Accounting & Finance, Business Management, or Human Resources. Housed at Cleveland Heights

Construction Technologies

 Home Improvement and Maintenance – This program is designed to help students develop skills for maintenance and remodeling of homes and other buildings. Fields that are studied include electricity, plumbing, framing, roofing, and finish carpentry This course will introduce and train students in the basic skills necessary to pursue a career in construction. This course covers foundations, flooring, framing, plumbing, electrical, sheet rock, windows, doors, cabinetry, blue print reading, use of hand tools, and construction math. Models to full sized partitions are constructed in the shop. Visits at actual job sites are included. Housed at Maple Heights

Education and Training

 Teacher Academy – This program is a two year orientation for the teaching profession. Students are exposed to teaching careers and the education system through simulations, “hands-on” activities, and observations. In addition to the curriculum components, all students are required to participate in a field experience in a public school classroom for approximately 5 weeks. Housed at Maple Heights

Engineering and Science Technologies

 Engineering TechnologyProject Lead The Way (PLTW) is a sequence of four courses which, when combined with traditional mathematics and science courses in high school, introduces students to the scope, rigor and discipline of engineering prior to entering college.  PLTW offers a different approach to learning and teaching. Through an activity, project and problem based curriculum, PLTW gives students the chance to apply what they know, identify problems, find creative solutions and lead their own learning. The rigorous and relevant Engineering program offers students opportunities to develop highly transferable skills in collaboration, communication, and critical thinking which can lead to success in any chosen career.  Housed at Cleveland Heights and Warrensville Heights

 Finance

 Financial Management – This program is preparatory for careers in accounting, financial and investment planning, banking, insurance, real estate, and business financial management. Students will learn to analyze data and use it for decision making, as well as to share forecast information with management. The studies emphasized include investments, money management, insurance, professional development, accounting, banking, marketing, and management. Put your analytical and problem solving skills to work, while you learn how to make your money grow. Housed at Bedford

 Health Science

 Biotechnology – This program is designed as a rigorous series of four semester courses in the field of Biotechnology. The program is offered as elective courses to college preparatory students who have an interest in and the ability to do advanced biological study and research. The Biotechnology courses are structured to mirror the content and laboratory skills of the Biotechnology industry and college level Biotechnology courses. As a result, the Biotechnology program will prepare students to be successful in the Biotechnology industry or at the collegiate level. Housed at Bedford

 Clinical Health Careers – Students will learn the core curriculum required of doctors, nurses, and other healthcare professionals including: anatomy, physiology, infection control, therapeutic communication, medical law and ethics while mastering hands-on skills needed to assist with exams and procedures and care for patients. They will gain real-world experience in healthcare working side by side with doctors and nurses as they complete clinical rotations. Housed at Cleveland Heights

Exercise Science and Sports Medicine – Students in this fast paced active program will study the science of human movement while exploring a wide range of sports medicine and fitness careers through practical lab experiences and high-level academic coursework to develop the skills necessary to become an athletic trainer or a physical/occupational therapist including opportunities that can lead to careers working with professional athletes. Housed at Cleveland Heights

Health Science – This pathway helps to prepare students to enter the Healthcare professions. It allows students to continue their education or directly enter the workforce after graduation. This program will cover topics of human structure and function, disease and disorders, technical reporting, communication skills, legal responsibilities, ethical practices, infection control, environmental safety, emergency protocols and procedures, and teamwork. The students must have a strong background in sciences and math. This program offers excellent preparation to the student interested in the nursing, medical assistant and patient care. Housed at Bedford

Pharmacy Technician – Students enrolled in the Pharmacy Technician program will explore a wide range of pharmaceutical principles, career concepts, and skills needed to become a pharmacy technician. Skills include: assisting pharmacists with prescriptions, customer service, inventory management, compliance with privacy regulations participating in retail pharmacy procedures through a state of the art lab. Upon successful completion, and passage of the appropriate examination, the student can be eligible to become a nationally Certified Pharmacy Technician through the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board. Housed at Cleveland Heights

Human Services

 Cosmetology – Cosmetology students will provide a wide-range of hair, nail, and skin care services in a full-service salon setting while preparing to successfully complete the Ohio State Board Exam and become licensed cosmetologists. Housed at Cleveland Heights and Maple Heights

Information Technology

Digital Design – The focus of digital design is placing cutting edge technology in the hands of students and exposing them to basic design and production principles in the image generation, digital animation, and television and film production fields. Additionally, students will learn the principles of composition and interactive application development for use in student designed video games and will learn industry standard programming languages and constructs to write programs and create games that feature the principles of design and game play. Students will learn how to design game elements including: artificial intelligences, physics engines, and animation. Housed at Bedford

Computer Networking – Cisco Academy – Students design, install, maintain, and troubleshot complex computer network systems in a challenging project based environment that uses realistic simulations to develop decision making and team working skills in a Cisco Networking Academy environment. Students are eligible to take the Cisco Certified Networking Associate Exam to receive recognized, industry leading CCNA certification. Housed at Cleveland Heights

Law and Public Safety

Criminal Justice – Criminal Justice students develop both mind and body using advanced self-defense tactics and fitness training while researching and analyzing current trends and issues in civil and criminal law. Successful program graduates will earn state recognized credentials (OPOTA) and find immediate opportunities upon graduation for employment or higher education. Housed at Cleveland Heights and Maple Heights

Firefighting/EMT Academy – In this fast paced and highly challenging program, you’ll learn about the science of firefighting, fire prevention and the safety and hazards associated with fires. You’ll study the behavior, suppression, compartmentalization, and investigation of fire and its related emergencies, and all the associated training of an Emergency Medical Technician.  Students will spend their senior year on the campus of Cuyahoga Community College Fire Academy earning college credit and the opportunity to become certified Firefighters and Emergency Medical Technicians. Housed at Warrensville Heights

 Marketing

 Marketing – The two year Marketing Management program includes extensive study in marketing, sales, advertising & promotion, visual merchandising, human relations, and employability skills with a direct pathway toward working in a marketing related position in the community. Students have the opportunity to earn as they learn, as well as receive college credit. Housed at Bedford, Cleveland Heights and Maple Heights

 Transportation Systems

 Automotive Technology – Students use the same state-of-the-art tools, equipment and cutting-edge technology as professional mechanics to identify mechanical or electrical problems, maintain, and repair all automotive systems in an on-site ASE-certified auto repair business with an opportunity to earn both college credit and industry credentials. Housed at Bedford, Cleveland Heights and Maple Heights