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Career and Technical Education

Okeechobee High School Career and Technical Programs 
Okeechobee High School is home to 9 Career and Technical Programs. These programs allow students to learn in an practical, hands-on environment. Many students leave OHS with industry certifications to help them in thier careers. 

Accounting Operations

Mr. Swant is the accounting operations teacher. Accounting is a valuable skill no matter what field students choose to go into. Mr. Swant teaches his students how to create and maintain budgets, prepare reports of assets and liabilities, and determine the profit or loss of a project or organization. 

Students who complete the accounting program at OHS are elligibe for FREE college credits at Indian River State College. See the program of studies below to view the articulation agreement and learn which classes qualify. 

Animal Sciences and Servies

The OHS animal science program has partnered with
the South Florida Water Management District to lease a 206 acre ranch just north of the high school.  On this active cow/calf pasture operation, students may find themselves mixing feed for calves and horses, administering medication, artificially inseminating a heifer, building fence, controlling noxious weeds, and halter breaking livestock.

Students can earn their Agritechnology Certification upon completion of the course. 

 

Aquaculture

Aquaculture is the cultivation of aquatic animals and plants, especially fish, shellfish, and seaweed, in natural or controlled marine or freshwater environments; underwater agriculture. Aquaculture is a division of agriculture and offers many diverse careers, students taking this course will build and mangage small-scale fisheries, learn about water quality and much more!

 

Automotive Service Technology

The Automotive Service Technology Program prepares students to become employed as an automotive technician.  The program includes instruction in the application of electronic manipulative skills in such areas as steering, wheel, brake, and air conditioning systems, and engine repair.

 

Building and Construction

Students who take classes in the building and construction program with Mr. Szentmartoni, are involved in hands-on learning. Students build projects designed to teach use of equipment, learn to read and draw blueprints, learn power-tool and shop safety, and measure and cut raw materials. 

Industry certification is available through NCCER. 

Digital Design

This course continues the development of the basic entry-level skills required for careers in the digital publishing industry.  The content includes:

  • Computer Skills
  • Digital Publishing Operations
  • Layout
  • Design
  • Measurement Activities
  • Decision-Making Activities
  • Digital Imaging

 Mr. Pung teaches digital design and has 22 years of teaching experience. His class offers valuable industry skills to students in a fast-paced learning environment. 

Students can earn industry certification through Adobe. 

Electrocardiography (EKG)

Electrocardiography is the recording of the electrical activity of the heart.  This course offers students the hands-on training needed to earn the Certified EKG Technician certification. Students will work with EKG machines and learn to read recordings of heartbeats

Students can become a certified EKG technician (CET) through the NHA. 

Nursing Assistant

Graduates of this program intend to care for injured or ill patients.  They may also practice preventative health measures to avoid long and short -term medical conditions. Students go to hospital clinicals at the end of the program, they recieved hands-on learning and are able to react to real-life situations. 

Students are able to earn thier CNA (Certified Nursing Assistant) at the completion of the program. 

* There is a cost involved with the program. 

    

 

Technical Agricultural Operations

A student in the technical agricultural operations program maintains, repairs, and overhauls farm machinery and vehicles, such as tractors, harvesters, and small engines. They utilize hand tools, milling machines, lathes, welding equipment, grinders, and saws to build, repair, and  correct problems to minimize time loss and increase production. S

 

CTE All- Stars

Congratulations to Okeechobee Brahman and Okeechobee Yearling Middle School FFA chapters!

Okeechobee Brahmann placed 4th in the Nation for Dairy judging and  4th in the state for Citrus

Yearling Middle placed 3rd in the state for Citrus

Congratulations to Mr. Anderson for winning the Golden Mouse Award for Quarter 2!

Congratulations to the Automechanics team for taking 2nd place at the Universial Technical Institute competition!

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