PHILOSOPHY

The Technology Center of DuPage (TCD) has the following mission: provide an educational environment that supports and encourages individual learning styles, develops occupational skills, fosters professionalism, promotes academic growth, and assists students in discovering their potential. TCD strongly believes in the following set of values: extensive hand-on employability skill development; professional relationships should be developed and maintained; each person has unique potential and worth; TCD is a continuation of an on-going learning process; newly developed skills lead to a sense of achievement and pride. All courses below require an application, interview and department approval. Students will have classes at their Home School part of the day and be bused to TCD locations for the balance of the day.

Strand / Subject Grade 9 Grade 10 Grade 11 Grade 12 Prerequisites
Auto Body Repair & Refinishing X X Application, Interview & Teacher Approval
Construction Trades X X Application, Interview & Teacher Approval
Cosmetology X X Application, Interview & Teacher Approval
Criminal Justice X X Application, Interview & Teacher Approval
Professional Cooking, Baking & Service X X Application, Interview & Teacher Approval
Emergency Medical Training X X Application, Interview & Teacher Approval
Fire Science X X Application, Interview & Teacher Approval
HVAC / Residential Wiring X X Application, Interview & Teacher Approval
Medical & Health Careers X X Application, Interview & Teacher Approval
Nursing Assistant Training X X Application, Interview & Teacher Approval