Who is eligible
OCC's PTECH program participates with the following school districts:
- Oswego County BOCES - CiTi
- Syracuse City School District: Henninger
- Syracuse City School District: ITC
- Syracuse City School District: PSLA@Fowler
What is PTECH?
PTECH stands for Pathways in Technology Early College High School. It's a program that lets high school students earn an Associate's Degree while they're earning their high school diploma, and work for a local business after graduation.
Course options vary by high school, and include Electrical Engineering Technology, Health Information Technology (at Henninger,) Mechanical Engineering, CIS (Computer Information Systems,) and RPAS (Remote Piloted Aircraft Systems, or drones.)
If you're interested in PTECH, be sure to talk to your high school's guidance counselor. Classes start before your freshman year, so getting signed up before the end of 8th grade is a must.
Real Students, Real Stories
Andru is a P-TECH student who earned his associates in just three semesters. He earned credit taking tech-related classes at OCC while still attending high school. “The program was very good for me. I really enjoyed professors Woody Everett and Tab Cox.” Andru began work at United Radio while attending OCC; he’s now at TTM Technologies.