P O R T E R C O U N T Y
CAREER & TECHNICAL EDUCATION

1005 NORTH FRANKLIN STREET, VALPARAISO, INDIANA 46383

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION, CALL DEB, KELLI, KATE,
OR JON IN THE CAREER & TECHNICAL EDUCATION OFFICE 219-531-3170

FAQ

How can I earn a Core 40 with Technical Honors Diploma? (through class of 2015)?
• Complete all requirements for Core 40.
• Complete a career-technical program (8 or more related credits)
• Earn a grade of “C” or better in courses that will count toward the diploma.
• Have a grade point average of a “B” or better.
• Complete two of the following, one must be A or B:
   A. Score at or above the following levels on WorkKeys: Reading for Information - Level 6; Applied Mathematics - Level 6; Locating Information - Level 5
   B. Complete dual high school/college credit courses in a technical area (6 college credits)
   C. Complete a Professional Career Internship course or Cooperative Education course (2 credits)
   D. Complete an industry-based work experience as part of two-year technical education program (minimum 140 hours)
   E. Earn a state-approved, industry-recognized certification


How can I earn a Core 40 with Technical Honors Diploma? (Class of 2016 and beyond)?
• Complete all requirements for Core 40.
• Earn a grade of “C” or better in courses that will count toward the diploma.
• Have a grade point average of a “B” or better.
• Earn 6 credits in college and preparation courses in a state approved College & Career Pathway and one of the following:
   1. Pathway designated industry-based certification or credential, or
   2. Pathway dual credits from the list of priority courses resulting in 6 transcripted college credits.
   - Complete one of the following:
      A. Any one of the options of the Core 40 with Academic Honors:
         • 4 credits in two or more AP courses and take the AP exams.
         • 6 verifiable transcripted college credits in dual credit courses from priority course list.
         • Two of the following:
            1. 3 college credits from priority course list.
            2. 2 credits in AP course and take exam.
            3. 2 credits in IB standard level course and take exam.
         • Combined score of 1750 or higher on SAT, with a miniumum 530 each on critical reading, math, and writing.
         • ACT composite score of 26 or higher and complete writing section.
         • 4 credits in IB courses and take IB exams.
      B. Earn the following scores or higher on WorkKeys: Reading for information, level 6; Applied Math, level 6; and Locating Information, level 5
      C. Earn the following minimum score(s) on Accuplacer: Writing 80, Reading 90, Math 75
      D. Earn the following minimum score(s) on Compass: Algebra 66, Writing 70, Reading 80


Can I earn college credit by attending career and technical education programs?
Almost all Porter County Career and Technical classes have dual credit opportunities. Many of our students leave high school with transcripted credits from Ivy Tech Community College and/or Vincennes University. These credits could help a student earn the Indiana Technical Honors and/or Academic Honors Diploma. We also have relationships with numerous proprietary, trade, or professional schools.

Can career and technical education courses help prepare me for industry certification examinations?
Career and technical education curriculum is developed based upon state, national, and business and industry certification standards. Programs provide students the opportunity to develop the knowledge and skills in preparation for industry certification standards such as: American Society of Welders, Automotive Service Excellence (ASE), Certified Nursing Assistance (CNA), Electronics Technicians Association, International (ETA), Indiana Cosmetology License, Certified Dental Assistant (CDA), Cisco Certified Networking

Is transportation provided to all career and technical programs?
Most schools provide school bus transportation to the Porter County Career and Technical Center.  However, other programs may require the student to provide personal transportation to and from his/her home school.  Students involved in a work study program will be required to provide transportation because of the training station (job) component during or after school hours.  The best way to find out if transportation is provided is to ask your guidance counselor.