P-TECH Port Richmond is a “Grades 9-14” academic and career program that enables students to begin their college and professional lives more quickly and with more support than the typical school-to-college-to-work pathway. Students who commit to the Grades 9-14 P-TECH program will follow a six-year curriculum where they have the opportunity to begin taking college courses as early as 10th grade. Students will be able to work toward earning an Associate Degree in Computer Technology or an Associate Degree in Liberal Sciences, at no cost, from the College of Staten Island, plus work-based learning experiences so that they l leave the school with the skills and knowledge they need to continue their studies and step seamlessly into competitive jobs in computing and information technology or medical health fields.
P-TECH Port Richmond students reflect the dynamic and diverse neighborhoods of the New York City school districts. Students of all abilities will be accepted, and no tests are required to enroll.
KEY ELEMENTS OF THE P-TECH MODEL
P-TECH partners with industry leaders, giving students the experience they need to secure high-paying, high-level careers in computing and information technology fields. P-TECH’s comprehensive work-based learning program includes visits from industry experts, internships, job shadow days, coaching and mentoring and part-time employment opportunities. After six years, graduates will be able to earn both a New York State Regents Diploma and an Associate Degree in Computer Technology or an Associate Degree in Liberal Sciences from The College of Staten Island.
Students in the Computer Technology Pathway will be prepared to begin careers in a range of exciting, competitive jobs in the computing and information technology industry, such as computer programming, computer support specialist, systems analyst, software engineer, software developer, mobile application developer, data engineer, data scientist, and machine learning engineer. Students in the Health Sciences Pathway will be prepared to begin careers in a range of exciting, competitive jobs in health care, such as radiology, pathology, phlebotomy, medical technician, and community health care. As an added benefit, P-TECH Port Richmond graduates will be “first in line” for hiring by our business partners who work with P-TECH Port Richmond students.
Over the course of the program, students will develop into a close-knit group of friends, working together to make themselves, each other, and the program better.
P-TECH PORT RICHMOND STUDENT EXPECTATIONS
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