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What's happening at Burlington Tech.
Girls Tech! Burlington Tech & Vermont Works for Women teamed up to present “Girls Tech,” a one day career exploration opportunity for middle school girls and non-binary youth. Girls Tech! exposes students to careers that are non-traditional for women, to help them make more informed decisions about high school course selection and career pathways. Industry professionals from various fields[…]
BTC Open House 2018 Students, families, and friends are encouraged to come and visit the dynamic range of programs and services available for incoming 9th-12th grade students at the Burlington Technical Center, including our Foundational Tech programs (Design Tech and Health, Hospitality, and Human Service Tech) for[…]
Counselor Tips It’s your BTC Counselor Zac P. here with BTC’s first installment of Counselor Tips, some quick, useful advice and links to help navigate the crazy life of a high school student! Stressed over how you are going to fit school, homework, social life, college applications, work, responsibilities, holiday events, shopping, AND fun?! Here are[…]
Important dates for the start of the year. The beginning of the 2017-2018 school year is coming up and we can’t wait to get started! Here are some dates to keep in mind: Wednesday, August 30th – Orientation Night – 5:30-7:30pm starting in the BHS cafeteria. Meet your teachers, administrators and check out programs! Thursday,[…]
Dirt Divas at BTC! The Burlington Tech Center is happy to announce that we will be hosting the Dirt Divas Summer Program, a program developed through Vermont Works for Women. This program is a one-week mountain biking day camp that helps middle schoolers develop bravery, relationship building and goal setting. Campers entering 6, 7 and[…]
We’re pleased to announce a new Programming and Computer Science major opening in the Fall of 2017 at BTC for Juniors and Seniors. Computer Science is a discipline that can move you into an incredible array of careers. It’s also one of the hottest and most highly sought after skill sets going. What do ‘Comp Sci’[…]
Pre-Tech for Freshmen & Sophomores at BTC Opening in the Fall of 2017, our new Pre-Tech program at Burlington Technical Center will offer students a unique experience with technology, innovation, engineering and entrepreneurship. Students will be immersed in project based learning using design basics, rapid prototyping, communication, problem solving and ideation skills. They will[…]
Studio B Development is Underway! We are excited to have our new maker space studio opening this Fall 2017. Teachers at Burlington Technical Center and Burlington High School will be able to utilize the equipment in our studio for use in project based learning. Some of the highlights of our studio include multiple 3D printers,[…]
Team BTC wins at Northwest Nightmares Film Festival. BTC Design & Illustration (instructor Justin Gonyea) and Digital Media Lab (instructor Jason Raymond) programs have collaborated over the last month to create an entry to the Northwest Nightmares Film Festival. The result is our short horror film “The Gulch.” It stars BHS senior Cetera Laba, but[…]
That's what we're offering.
BTC is your tech center, offering more than two hours of daily instruction in what you are interested in learning! We have eleven programs that prepare students for career pathways including health care, criminal justice, aviation maintenance, welding, human services, education, culinary arts, design and illustration, digital recording arts, automotive sciences, collision repair and computer systems. We're renovating programs, our website, social media, populating our programs with new technology and creativity, and innovating! The Burlington Technical Center is where passion to design, create, lead, learn and build can help you prepare for your future. Be creative. Be innovative. Be challenged. How far do you want to go? What do you want to create? What is your future?
Set yourself up for success.
96% of Vermont high school graduates that take Technical Education classes go on to higher education.
See it through
80% of Vermont students in postsecondary technical education stay enrolled and graduate. Compare that to the national graduation rate of 60.5%.
97% of Vermont high school students who take a technical education concentration graduate, compared to the overall state average of 87.5%
Get in the workforce
About 59% of all jobs require education and training beyond the regular high school academics.
Study what you love.
Restore basic dents, resurrect a wreck, and explore custom mods. Build your chops on glass, metals, fiberglass, and painting. See a car as a blank canvas and bring it to life.
AUTO SCIENCE & TECH
Experience learning in a whole new way by getting to know the inner workings of modern automobile. Skills that prepare you for work are taught and reinforced through setting goals and solving problems.
Aviation and Aerospace Technology
If it flies, we learn to fix it! Learn what it takes to keep small aircraft, helicopters, props, and jets in the sky. Did we mention we have a jet?
Programming & Computer Science
What does it take to be a law enforcement officer? Customs? Security? Crime Scene Investigator? Special Agent? Game Warden? Detective? Those are just a few of the careers in Law Enforcement. Build a foundation to prepare you for multiple career paths in this field.
Have you dreamed of owning your own restaurant or bakery? Do you love to cook or bake? Practice your skills and explore what it is like to work in and manage our student-operated restaurant. Our Culinary Arts program is a great place to explore what exciting opportunities await you.
Design & Illustration
If you have creative talents, like to draw and want to explore careers that will help you use these skills, this course will give you the opportunity. You will learn about the many careers associated with the visual arts and get a chance to develop and improve your skills and portfolio.
Digital Media Lab
Learn the skills for work behind the scenes, on the cameras, in the sound studio, in the editing room, directing or producing. Media production on through cinematography is our business and passion.
Learn cutting edge and tried practices in the diverse field of Human Services. Explore foundations in education careers and early childhood development in our pre-school and sculpt the future of our world.
Health Sciences Academy
Learn how to keep the human body healthy and in motion. Prepare for a career in the health and wellness industry. Earn college credit to prepare for post-secondary education.
Welding & Metal Fabrication
Learn the basics of welding, cutting and metal fabrication as they relate to many industries and individual artistry in high end design and sculpture.
Design Tech Foundational
9th & 10th grade exploration of applied science, technology, engineering, arts and math in our MakerSpace, Studio B.