Welcome Students, Parents, and Perspective Adult Students:
On Tuesday, March 16th, The Academy will be holding a Virtual Open House from 6:00 – 8:00 PM. This event is open to all students in grades 9 – 12, their parents, and prospective adult students who are interested in learning more information about the opportunities available at The Academy for next school year.
If you plan on attending this event, you will need to register for each program you are interested in visiting. For example, if you would like to see both Medical Science and Culinary Arts you must register using the zoom link for each of these program areas.
To register, you will need to click on the zoom link associated with the program of interest. Once you click on the program link, you will then need to click on “Join Meeting as an Attendee.” Next, you will need to provide your first and last name as well as your email and click Register.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
Please Note: The link sent to you should NOT be shared with others; it is unique to you.
The mission of Agricultural Education is to prepare students for successful careers and a lifetime of informed choices in the global agriculture, food, fiber and natural resources system. Through agricultural education, students are provided opportunities for leadership development, personal growth and career success. Today, over 800,000 students participate in formal agricultural education instructional programs offering a thorough knowledge in the growing and producing of plants and livestock, marketing, management, finance, and production skills.
The Automotive Mechanics Technology program provides a hands-on approach to developing skills, allowing students to practice team concepts and to appropriately interact with peers which will help them in the workplace. The program also emphasizes customer relations and instructs student in the use of proper etiquette in a service economy.
The Automotive Collision Repair program is designed for students with a keen interest in motor vehicles and an eye for color, shape, and design. It takes a skilled auto body technician to make damaged vehicles look new again, and that’s exactly what you will learn to do. Students straighten bent frames, repair dents, replace body panels and put on the finishing touches with custom paint designs.
The Construction Trades field is one that is expected to have tremendous growth over the next 10 years with over 100,000 becoming available across the United States. This program serves as a blueprint for those who want to enter a building trades, maintenance or construction field. Students get entry-level industry-validated training that allows them to practice applying the skills that will make them successful in the job market.
The Cosmetology program capitalizes on looking good and always being in style. Students learn to be a cut above the rest in the beauty industry. With good attendance, students can earn the required hours for state licensing as a cosmetologist, nail technician, esthetician or natural hair braider. The fashion-driven cosmetology field offers many more opportunities for those who enjoy creativity and personal interaction with clients.
Employment in the food service/hospitality industry has been growing at the highest rate of any industry in the country. The expansion of restaurants, hotels, and cruise ships, along with the rapid growth in convenience foods and prepared foods, has resulted in Americans eating at least one daily meal away from home. Students will have the opportunity to apply skills learned in our newly renovated, Kudos Café, that is open to the public. Get in on the action with an exciting career program in Culinary Arts!
The early childhood course is designed to provide students with the opportunity to learn the principles of child development and education. Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to enter the workforce in such occupations as child care worker, pre-school teaching assistant, or will be prepared to enter a post-secondary educational institution to earn an Associate or Bachelor’s degree in childcare or education. Students upon graduation who successfully complete the requirements will obtain the Child Development Associate Credential; a national certification that is recognized by the industry. Included in the curriculum will be teaching in a SUMMIT sponsored Academy preschool program, planning activities for children. Also, internship and co-op opportunities will be provided for students at local Mifflin and Juniata early childhood programs.
Power up your future in the Electrical Installation program! In addition to mastering residential, commercial and industrial wiring, the students themselves are wired for careers as construction and maintenance electricians. Through classroom theory, lab work and real-world, hands-on experiences, graduates of the program are prepared to continue their education at post-secondary institutions or seek entry-level employment in the electrical trades.
This is an instructional program that prepares individuals to apply basic engineering principles and technical skills in both the mechanical and electrical fields. Instruction is planned to provide preparation in the design, development and testing of electromechanical devices and systems such as automatic control systems, servomechanisms, vending machines, elevator controls, missile controls, tape control machines and auxiliary computer equipment. Instruction also includes feasibility testing of engineering concepts, systems analysis including designs, selection, testing, and application of engineering data; and, the preparation of written reports and test results in support of mechanical and electrical engineers.
Acquire the skills to be a valuable member of any health care team in the Medical Science program. According to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, more workers are hired in the health care industry than in any other industry, and the trend is expected to continue. The Academy’s Medical Science program is the best prescription for those considering a career in the medical field.
Machinists are the foundation of all industries, and without them, no manufacturing or construction jobs would exist. In the Precision Machining program, you get training in the top 3 hardest jobs to fill According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (Machining, Welding, CNC Programming). Precision Machining students are highly sought out by local employers for their knowledge and varied skillset.
The Academy offers short term and certificate programs in a wide variety of topics. Evening classes are held for PA Safety Inspection, PA Auto Emissions/OBD II, ServSafe Manager Certification, Basic Welding, Basic and CNC Machining, Child Development Associate (CDA), Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) and Emergency Medical Technician (EMT). Intergenerational programs are available as well, include Cosmetologist, Cosmetology Teacher, and Nail Technician.
Truck Drivers are vital to our country and our economy shipping materials and goods every day. This full-time course provides the necessary training for adult students to become professional truck drivers. Training includes preparation for the PennDOT CDL knowledge, combination, and air-brake written exam for the CDL Permit. Students also receive hands-on training for pre-trip inspections, backing maneuvers, and behind-the-wheel training on local roads and highways. Students will receive training to prepare them for the PennDOT CDL Road Test.
Nurse Aide are in high demand within the Healthcare Industry. This full-time course prepares adult students to work as Nurse Aides in long-term care facilities. Nurse Aides assists residents with daily activities such as bathing, dressing, eating, and person call, among others. Students will receive knowledge instruction and hands-on training in twenty-three critical skills area, as well as Hoyer liftin training. The class is designed as preparation for the National Nurse Aide Assessment Program (NNAAP) exam, which is administered by Pearson Vue.
Nursing is a very creative and active profession. Nurses care for people of all ages and in all kinds of healthcare settings, making a difference in people’s lives every day. The Academy’s Practical Nursing program has been a part of our community for over 50 years and graduates from the program work not just in Pennsylvania, but all around the country. The program is accredited by both the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing and the Pennsylvania Department of Education, as well as independently accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. Successful graduates of the Practical Nursing Program are eligible to apply to sit for the NCLEX-PN licensure exam administered by Pearson Vue for the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) using Computerized Adaptive Testing (CAT).
The growing demand for welders has caused many jobseekers to consider a career in welding for a few reasons. The welding industry offers higher than average starting pay, good benefits and a bright future. The Academy’s Certified Welding program is a full-time, nine-month program for adult students designed to prepare graduates for American Welding Society (AWS) D1.1 Structural Steel certification. Students will gain extensive practice in welding safety, theory, and hands-on practice. Students will learn multiple welding processes, fabrication techniques, the operation of CNC plasma cutting, and industrial rigging.