Note: Any drop of a Lake County Technology Campus Program after ten days of school will result in a $500 fee!

The bus for the Cosmetology program leaves at 7:45 a.m. each day. Students must arrange for transportation to Lake Zurich High School by the time the bus leaves. For all programs, students are required to take the transportation arranged for and provided by Lake Zurich High School to attend Tech Campus.

HUMAN SERVICES PROGRAMS

V911 Certified Nurse Assisting

This program is designed to prepare students for employment as nursing assistants and for future entry into nursing education programs. This program leads to a certification of completion recorded with the Illinois Department of Public Health. Training will include the development of basic nursing and cardiopulmonary resuscitation skills through lecture, laboratory demonstrations, laboratory practice, and clinical experience. Instruction in this program includes a minimum of forty clinical hours held in long-term facilities in the community. Students will work alongside a facility nurse and the instructor during clinical hours. Attendance at clinical sites is mandatory for state certification. Upon successful completion of this program, students will be eligible to take the written examination for the nurse assistant state certification. Students in this program must be seniors. *

V901 Cosmetology I & V902 Cosmetology II – students

This Cosmetology program presents the theory principles, and skills necessary to become a licensed cosmetologist in the State of Illinois. Students will acquire the 1500 hours of experience required for licensing while learning how to perform shampoos, make-overs, facials, hair-styling, manicuring, sculptured nails, permanent waving, hair coloring, and cutting. Students will develop skills in each of the areas mentioned while practicing their techniques in a lab setting. Following the lab phase of the program, students will reinforce their training by working on clients in the Tech Campus Creations Salon. Internships are available with local business partners.

V941 Introduction To Criminal Justice

The class will cover ethical considerations for criminal justice professionals and challenges to police officers as well as constitutional considerations for policing. The class will also cover functions and structure of the court and judicial system. Further topics will include correctional institutions, current and pending court cases, juvenile justice and role playing opportunities related to criminal justice.

V942 Introduction To Policing

This program prepares students for careers in the policing field. The class will focus on police procedures that are standard to a new police officer and the steps that are necessary to take to continue into a career of policing. The class will also explore basic crime scene investigation, interview and interrogation methods, and a study of criminal investigation.

V903 Culinary Arts I & V904 Culinary Arts II

This program provides culinary and hospitality education designed to prepare students for the many positions in the hospitality industry. Students will gain skills and knowledge in cold and hot food preparation, nutrition, baking, pastry, menu planning, sanitation, equipment operation, inventory control, purchasing, and front- of-the-house customer service skills. The ProStart program, which is cosponsored by the Illinois Restaurant Association is a component of this program. Skills will be practiced in planning, organizing, and preparing culinary creations for special events, competitions and the Tech Campus Deli. Second year students will gain advanced culinary and hospitality experience and will be eligible for ProStart certification. Internships are available with local business partners. *

V905 Early Childhood Education I & V906 Early Childhood Education II

This program is designed to prepare students for a variety of careers serving children. Students will develop skills to plan and implement age-appropriate activities in one of the two operating preschool labs. These skills include developing educational activities for the preschool children in creative arts, math, science, music, and language. Instruction will focus on the positive guidance of child behavior and all aspects of their development. Internships, job shadows, portfolio development, and other career readiness experiences are available.
In the second year of the program students will be introduced to the organizational management and operation of preschools and child care facilities through projects, observation, and self directed activities. After meeting specified criteria, including a teacher recommendation, a second year student may be eligible to participate in the onsite internship program in our Infant/Toddler Center. This program will expand student knowledge of early childhood development through hands-on experiences, which aides in the student’s overall employability. Internships are available with local business partners. *

V907 Emergency Medical Services (Seniors Only)

This program prepares students to take the licensure examination of the Illinois Department of Public Health to become an EMT-B. The course of instruction in basic emergency medical services is prescribed by the State of Illinois Department of Transportation. Activities include classroom instruction, practical demonstrations, testing, and clinical experiences in a hospital emergency room, and ride alongs with local Fire/EMS departments. Professionalism, the emergency services system, and the responsibilities of emergency service personnel will be emphasized. Students will learn American Heart Association Healthcare Provider CPR, patient assessment, stabilization, and initial pre-hospital medical treatment of injured and ill patients. A student career portfolio will be developed and shared with potential affiliated Fire/EMS departments within the County. For students to be eligible to sit for the EMT-B state test at the end of the program, they must be 18 years of age, graduate high school, and have completed this program with a 75% average or better. Internships are available with local business partners. *

V909 Fire Fighting I & V910 Fire Fighting II

This program is designed to prepare students for entry-level fire fighter positions. Students will learn through classroom and guided practice activities. The essentials of fire suppression skills are taught through classroom and guided practice activities. The skills include: understanding fire chemistry, wearing personal protective clothing, identifying ropes, tying knots, using fire extinguishers, performing forcible entry, carrying and raising ladders, operating self-contained breathing apparatus, employing search and rescue techniques, working with ventilation tools and practicing hose evolutions on an operating fire engine, all in a safety conscious environment. Leadership and communication skills help prepare the student for future certification. Internships are available with local business partners. *

V913 Medical Assisting

This program introduces students to a wide variety of careers in the allied health field including medical lab technician, medical assistant and medical office professional. The program provides learning opportunities for students to gain understanding of medical theory, principles, and skills to prepare them for entry level positions in medical offices, clinics, and other medical environments. Training will include medical terminology, communication, body structure and function, vital sign measurement, principles of infection control, medical instrumentation, and microscope usage. Students will gain experience in basic laboratory procedures which aide in the diagnosis and monitoring of patient conditions. Internships are available with local business partners.

TRANSPORTATION PROGRAMS

V915 Automotive Services I & V916 Automotive Services II

This program will provide students with a solid foundation of skills to enter the automotive service industry. Students will be able to continue their training in factory sponsored training programs, at a local community college or private technical school. Training in the program emphasizes the development of skills in the core service areas utilizing factory procedures and industry standards in the school’s fully operational repair shop. Instruction will feature training on brakes, steering and suspension, electrical systems, and engine performance. Upon successful completion of this program, students will be prepared to take the ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) certification exams in the areas emphasized in the program. Junior students may choose to participate in the AYES Pathway (Automotive Youth Educational System) or the ACE Pathway (Automotive Career Exploration) designed to integrate basic skill mastery during internships with local business partners. The program is certified by NATEF (National Automotive Teachers Education Foundation) and instructors are ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) certified. *

V917 Automotive Collision Repair I & V918 Automotive Collision Repair II

This program provides students with the fundamental skills of the automotive collision repair industry. Instruction in the program emphasizes both the repair and the refinishing skills associated with restoring a damaged automobile to factory specifications. Using an industry-endorsed curriculum, students will develop core skills in automobile construction, sheet metal damage repair, MIG welding, and basic refinishing. Upon mastery of the skills in core areas, students will gain skills in damage estimating, shop management, heavy collision repair, and finish matching. Students will be prepared to take the ASE certification exams in the areas emphasized in the program and will also be eligible to earn I-CAR Gold Class training points. Instructors are ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) certified. Internships are available with local business partners. *

COMMUNICATIONS PROGRAMS

V929 Game Programming And Virtualization

This program is designed to provide instruction in the computer science field. Students will be able to develop video games & professional programs using realistic hands-on interdisciplinary exercises. The game programming curriculum will focus on industry standard coding languages. Additional training will cover 2D and 3D animation. Additionally, students will work with virtual reality technologies providing experience in virtualizations allowing complex data or situations in a simulated real-world application.

V930 3D Gaming And App Development

Mobile Media Programmers become creative coders competent in applying interactive principles and theories to mobile and 3D game development. Students learn to think and act as innovators, adept at using a variety of technologies and processes to express ideas and solve gaming as well as mobile media design problems. We prepare students to develop software applications and other interactive media for mobile devices such as: smartphone, tablets, and 3-D Game Applications that can run on a variety of platforms.

V919 Multimedia Design I And V920 Multimedia Design II

This program prepares students for a variety of design careers including graphic designer, web designer, filmmaker, and entry-level animation. Students will design and produce a variety of print and digital publications utilizing a variety of software applications and technologies including but not limited to: Adobe® Suite®, Autodesk Sketch Up Pro, XHTML, and CSS.

V921 Photographic Design

This program provides an understanding of the photography and digital imaging industry. Students will receive extensive training in traditional black and white photography which includes taking pictures, developing in the program’s dark room, and printing black and white photographs. Digital photography, portrait photography, and advertising photography skills are also taught as part of the program. Photography studio skills taught include techniques for camera use, lighting placement, background, props, and layout. A major emphasis will be on digital imaging using the program, Adobe® PhotoshopTM for photographic restoration, special effects, touch ups, and manipulation. Internships are available with local business partners. *

MANUFACTURING/ INDUSTRIAL PROGRAMS

V933 Construction Skills And Management I & V934 Construction Skills And Management II

This program is designed to prepare students for careers in the building construction trades. The curriculum is designed to provide the student with hands-on training over a two-year period in each of the following areas: safety practices, the proper use of hand and power tools, carpentry plumbing, roofing, siding, dry walling, masonry, finish trimming, and various other construction related skills. Upon mastery of the skills for safety and basic hand and power tools used in the field, students will develop basic construction techniques and job planning skills in the lab. All lab work is followed up with applications at the project house built by the students, financed by the school, and sold to the general public. Internships are available with local business partners. *

V931 Computer Support Services I & V932 Computer Support Services II

This program will prepare students for careers in the computer field. Through the IT Essentials on-line curriculum and hands-on activities, students will install, maintain, upgrade, and repair computer hardware and software on workstations and network This program will prepare students for the A+ Certification Exam, which is a nationally recognized industry-based certification for computer technicians capable of providing technical support and service in all PC environments. Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to diagnose hardware or software failures and perform the actions necessary to correct the problems based on knowledge of the system’s operation. Additionally, students will learn how to provide the necessary support services to system users. Internships are available with local business partners. *

V927 Welding/Fabrication I & V928 Welding/Fabrication II

This program provides hands-on experiences gained from extensive practice and application of knowledge in shop safety, oxy-fuel welding and burning, arc welding (stick, MIG, TIG), plasma arc cutting, and automotive shape cutting. Layout and fit-up, blueprint reading, and weld symbols are used to fabricate a variety of metal projects. Students use various NDT (non-destructive) and DT (destructive) type testing and inspection procedures. The Welding/Fabrication lab simulates a “real world” on the job atmosphere, where students learn about employer-employee relationships. The American Welding Society (AWS) recognizes the Tech Campus Welding program as an Educational Instruction Member. Students can develop their welding skills to meet the AWS structural welding code. Internships are available with local business partners.

V943 Photonics I And V944 Photonics II

This program prepares students with hands-on learning with state-of-the-art optical and laser equipment. Photonics is the technology of generating and harnessing light and other forms of radiant energy whose quantum unit is the photon. Photonics involves cutting-edge uses of lasers, optics, fiber-optics, and electro-optical devices in numerous and diverse fields of technology, manufacturing, health, telecommunications, environment monitoring, homeland security, aerospace, green construction, and many others.
Students will learn electronic laboratory techniques focusing on DC and AC circuit fundamentals using what was learned in Algebra and Geometry. Then students will learn the principles of generating and harnessing light through the use of lasers and optics. Each module includes hands-on activities with state-of-the-art optical and laser equipment.

MANUFACTURING

V947 Computer Integrated Manufacturing/Civil Engineering & Architecture

This course brings the manufacturing industry right into the classroom and lab with hands-on projects. Students will learn to read and interpret blueprints, use common hand tools, set up and operate metal cutting machines, and use precision measuring instruments. Students will develop advanced skills in the operations and programming on FANUC and HAAS CNC controlled machine tools during the second year of the course.

PLTW ( Project Lead The Way)

V948 Automation, Robotics And Mechatronics

This program combines robotics, mechanics, electronics and computer technologies to create “smart” products that improve lives in countless ways. Mechatronics engineers help design, install, maintain and repair industrial equipment and a wide variety of appliances used in businesses and at home. These range from personal and industrial robots to artificial limbs, automatic teller machines (ATMs) and hybrid cars-just to name a few.

V945 Introduction To Engineering Design

(Fall Semester 1.5 Credits)

In this course, students use 3D solid modeling design software to help them design solutions to solve proposed problems. Students will learn how to document their work and communicate solutions to peers and members of the professional community. The major focus of the IED course is to expose students to the design process, research and analysis, teamwork, communication methods, global and human impacts, engineering standards, and technical documentation.

V946 Principles Of Engineering

(Spring Semester 1.5 Credits)

This course exposes students to some of the major concepts encountered in a postsecondary engineering course of study. Students have an opportunity to investigate engineering and high-tech careers along with developing skills and understanding of course concepts. Students employ engineering and scientific concepts to find solutions to engineering design problems. They develop problem-solving skills and apply their knowledge of research and design to create solutions to various challenges. Students also learn how to document their work and communicate their solutions to peers and members of the professional community.

  • Can Possibly Earn College Credit
    Procedure for Earning an Articulated Credit
    - Students must maintain an “A” or “B” in their Tech Campus program.
    - Upon completion of the Tech Campus program the credit will be submitted to College of Lake County.
    - Students must enroll at CLC and complete a CLC class within 2 years.
    - Once a CLC class is completed, the Tech Campus articulated credit will appear on their CLC transcript.