Fall 2014 Undergraduate Catalog
BGSU Firelands

Tech Prep Program

David A. Janik, M.Ed., manager

The Tech Prep Program is an educational opportunity for students to learn the highly competitive technical skills needed to succeed in an ever-changing work environment. Most of these two-year technical and academic programs begin in the junior year of high school, giving students the opportunity to earn both high school and college credit. Tech Prep programs prepare students for high tech careers and advanced educational opportunities through partnerships with BGSU Firelands; Sandusky Career Center, EHOVE Career Center; high schools in Erie, Huron, and Ottawa counties; the Workforce Development Council; and business and industry.

Current Tech Prep Programs include business management technology, global business management, engineering technology, health careers and technology, exercise science, computer network technology, visual media technology, and teacher academy. These programs are designed to offer students a broad-based education in their desired field through high school and college courses, preparing them to enter the world of work and/or to continue their education.

Eligible students will:

  1. Be a junior or senior for global business management and teacher academy;
  2. Have a 2.5 overall grade point average;
  3. Have earned a "C" or better in algebra and biology;
  4. Have been accepted by the career center of choice;
  5. Show interest in post-secondary technical education.

Students interested in the Tech Prep Program should contact the Student Services office or their high school counselors.