Connecticut Technical High School System Programs

Connecticut Technical High School System Programs

Programs Reviewed

  • Health Technology Curriculum
  • Heating and Cooling Apprenticeship
  • High School Health Careers Courses
  • Licensed Practical Nurse Program
  • National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) Level 1 Machining Credentials

Credits Available with Dates Valid

Health Technology Curriculum
  • HTL103: Investigation in Health Careers (3 credits, lower division level) June 2010 through June 2015
Heating and Cooling Apprenticeship Program
  • Blueprint Reading (2 credits, lower division level) 1993 through 2003
  • Building Systems Design (3 credits, upper division level) 1993 through 2003
  • Heat Loss and Systems Analysis (3 credits, lower division level) 1993 through 2003
  • Heating Theories and Applications (3 credits, lower division level) 1993 through 2003
  • HVAC Practicum (3 credits, upper division level) 1993 through 2003
  • Introduction to HVAC (3 credits, lower division level) 1993 through 2003
  • Occupational Safety Training (3 credits, lower division level) 1993 through 2003
  • Principles of Air Conditioning (3 credits, upper division level) 1993 through 2003
  • Principles of Refrigeration (3 credits, upper division level) 1993 through 2003
  • Residential Heating Systems (3 credits, lower division level); 1993 through 2003
High School Health Careers Courses
  • Connecticut Career Choices: Investigation in Health Careers (3 credits, lower division level) June 2008 through June 2014
Licensed Practical Nurse Program
  • Developmental Psychology Across the Life Span (3 credits, lower division level) August 2008 through Present
  • Human Biology (4 credits, lower division level) August 2008 through Present
National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) Level 1 Machining Credentials
  • CNC Turning: Programming Setup & Operations (2 credits, lower division level)
    AND
    CNC Milling: Programming Setup & Operations (2 credits, lower division level)
    (both transcripted as CNC I)
    * In addition to the above credit recommendations, for completion of any one Turning plus any one Milling credential, (2 credits, lower division level), transcripts as Blueprint I
  • Drill Press Skills I (transcripted as Drill Press); (2 credits, lower division level)
  • Grinding Skills I (transcripted as Grinding): (2 credits, lower division level)
  • Job Planning, Benchwork & Layout (transcripted as: Benchwork and Layout); (2 credits, lower division level)
  • Manual Milling Skills I (transcripted as Milling I); (2 credits, lower division level)
  • Turning Operations: Turning Between Centers (2 credits, lower division level)
    OR
    Turning Operations: Turning Chucking Skills (2 credits, lower division level)
    *Not both transcripts as: Lathe I

Source of Records

Registrar or record office of the student's technical high school.

Applying for the Credit

Have your training sponsor submit your transcript or record to the Registrar to apply for the credit.

About the Training Sponsor

The mission of the Connecticut's Regional Vocational Technical School Systems is to provide a rigorous educational program meeting the needs of Connecticut's citizens and employers through academic instruction, intensive occupation-specific training, and apprenticeship credit.

Course Descriptions

Health Technology Curriculum

HTL103: Investigation in Health Careers (3 credits, lower division level) June 2010 through June 2015
This course is designed to assist students in meeting the expectations of a health care curriculum and career. Students become familiar with the rigors of higher education and the specific skills needed to maximize their opportunity for academic and clinical success. The course includes a comprehensive overview of the duties and responsibilities associated with clinical competency. Interdisciplinary learning strategies, correlating clinical and didactic education, life management skills, work ethics, and critical thinking skills necessary for all health providers are emphasized.

Heating and Cooling Apprenticeship Program

Blueprint Reading (2 credits, lower division level) 1993 through 2003
This course presents the fundamental theory and practice of blueprint reading.

Building Systems Design (3 credits, upper division level) 1993 through 2003
This course is a study of the computer-controlled building systems that monitor energy-related functions including heating and air-conditioning.

Heat Loss and Systems Analysis (3 credits, lower division level) 1993 through 2003
This course is a study of system design, forced hot water, forced warm air piping and duct layout, and system zone control.

Heating Theories and Applications (3 credits, lower division level) 1993 through 2003
This course is a study of heat loss calculation for domestic burner installation, installation of hot water series loop and monoflow systems and one and two pipe systems, forced and gravity systems.

HVAC Practicum (3 credits, upper division level) 1993 through 2003
Supervised experience under qualified sponsors in all aspects of heating & air conditioning.

Introduction to HVAC (3 credits, lower division level) 1993 through 2003
This course is a study of the basic theories and concepts required by both air-conditioning and heating technicians.

Occupational Safety Training (3 credits, lower division level) 1993 through 2003
This course is a study of occupational safety and health hazards associated with mechanical systems. Important standards, codes and regulations are studied with emphasis on application of these codes and standards to typical work situations.

Principles of Air Conditioning (3 credits, upper division level) 1993 through 2003
This course is a study of the principles of domestic commercial air conditioning equipment, humidity control, air distribution and controls.

Principles of Refrigeration (3 credits, upper division level) 1993 through 2003
This course is a study of the principles of domestic and commercial refrigeration equipment, cycles and refrigerant and electrical controls.

Residential Heating Systems (3 credits, lower division level) 1993 through 2003
This course is a study of heating systems beginning with basic energy units.

High School Health Careers Courses

Connecticut Career Choices: Investigation in Health Careers (3 credits, lower division level) June 2008 through June 2014 This course is offered as Foundations of Health Sciences and Technology, an introduction to healthcare careers. The course is delivered on line by CT Career Choices, and is designed as an overview of healthcare occupations and the skills required for success in the health service industry. The course includes academics in healthcare, ethics, teamwork, employability skills, health maintenance and safety practices as well as information technology applications. It touches upon the impact of technology on the quality of healthcare services, and a basic overview of biology is also included. The course examines the medical needs of a culturally diverse society and the legal responsibilities of healthcare providers. Students are exposed to the many different career paths possible for those interested in healthcare. The primary focus of the course is to expose students to the many possibilities in healthcare and to inspire them to create a professional, well-developed ePortfolio. Students are also required to develop a unique presentation of their research.

Licensed Practical Nurse Program

Developmental Psychology Across the Life Span (3 credits, lower division level) August 2008 through Present
Knowledge of human development is a critical factor for the practicing nurse as a tool for understanding others. This course will examine psychological theories and research to understand  and explain human development from infancy through late adulthood. The course will explore the concepts of nature and nurture and their influence on growth and development. There will be an emphasis on the acquisition of emotional, physical, cognitive, and moral skills, as well as developmental tasks associated with specific age groups. Concepts regarding death and dying will also be studied. Cultural factors will be considered throughout.

Human Biology (4 credits, lower division level) August 2008 through Present
The traditional Human Biology Course is offered as Biology 115 within the State of Connecticut Community College System. Students typically enroll in this course for one of several reasons: (1) To complete a degree requirement for a 4-credit laboratory science course (2) As a prerequisite for Anatomy & Physiology I (and an alternative to a more traditional Biology course, e.g., General Biology or Introduction to Biology) (3) To increase their preparedness for, and chances for success in, Anatomy & Physiology I Items (2) and (3) above would be applicable to LPNs who desire to transition to an RN Program.
In addition to acquainting students specifically with the biology of the human body, this course is designed to provide students with a somewhat broad overview of the main concepts of biology.  The rationale for including this overview of biological concepts and principles is that many of the students who take this course, including those eventually seeking RN degrees, will not take any other general biology course during their training. Additionally, the laboratory portion of the traditional course acquaints students with general laboratory procedures, laboratory safety protocols, use of the microscope, adherence to written and verbal instructions in a laboratory setting, and the relationship of concepts learned in lecture to activities and experiments carried out in the laboratory.