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Academic Programs

Students at Arsenal Technical High School benefit from a world-class education that includes hands-on, industry-specific experiences and transferable skills that enables students to be Enrolled in a two- or four-year college or university, Enlisted in the military or Employed at a livable wage upon graduation.

Academics at Arsenal Tech focuses on Indiana’s core curriculum, with special emphasis on five College and Career academies, including:

  • Math and Science
  • New Tech
  • Law and Public Policy
  • Career Technology Center
  • Construction, Engineering and Design Academy

Career Technology Center Summary

The Career Technology Center (CTC), located on the Arsenal Tech campus, offers the district’s traditional Career and Technical Education programs. CTC prepares students for the world of work and post-secondary education. Each pathway is made up of a logical sequence of courses which provide students opportunities to earn dual credit, industry recognized certifications and opportunities to participate in several work-based learning activities related to their pathway throughout their time in high school.

Pathways currently offered at CTC include:

  • Animal Science
  • Automotive Service Technology
  • Computer Science
  • Cosmetology
  • Culinary Arts
  • Dental Careers
  • Fire and Rescue
  • Graphic Imaging Technology
  • Nursing
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • TV Broadcasting
  • Welding Technology

Certifications: Multiple Certifications and Dual Credit Available.

Career Possibilities: Auto Service Technician, Graphic Artist, TV Broadcast Producer, Video Editor,  Nurse, Welder, Firefighter, Hair Stylist, Veterinarian, Pastry Chef and many more!

Construction, Engineering & Design Program Summary

Careers for those who design, plan, manage, build and maintain structures.

Architecture and Design

  • 3D modeling of residential and commercial buildings using hand drawings and computers.
  • Work toward earning a certification in AutoDesk Revit, earn college credit, and leave with a portfolio of drawings.
  • Participate in the Architecture, Construction, and Engineering (ACE) mentor program to work alongside industry professionals.
  • Certification:AutoDesk Revit: Certified User
  • Career Possibilities:
    • High School Diploma + Certification:Drafter
    • Associates Degree (2+ years):Surveyor, Revit/CAD Technician
    • Bachelor’s Degree (4+ years):Building Information Modeling (BIM) Specialist, Architect, Computer-Aided Drafting (CAD) Designer, Construction Projector Manager, Estimator, Civil Engineer, and Structural Engineer

Construction Trades

  • Designing and building residential and commercial structures.
  • Work towards earning a certification in National Center for Construction Education & Research (NCCER), and earn college credit.
  • Participate in the Architecture, Construction, and Engineering (ACE) mentor program to work alongside industry professionals.
  • Certification:National Center for Construction Education & Research (NCCER)
  • Career Possibilities:
    • High School Diploma + Certification:Construction Materials Technician, Painter
    • Associates Degree (2+ years):Construction Field Technician, Field Supervisor, Surveyor, Electrician
    • Bachelor’s Degree (4+ years):Estimator, Quality Control Officer, Supervisor, Project Manager, Construction Inspector, Developer

Engineering (Construction Management focus)

  • Dig deep into the engineering design process, applying math, science, and engineering standards to hands-on projects like designing a new toy or improving an existing product.
  • Work towards earning a certification in AutoDesk Inventor, earn college credit, and leave with a portfolio of drawings.
  • Participate in the Architecture, Construction, and Engineering (ACE) mentor program to work alongside industry professionals.
  • Certification:AutoDesk Inventor: Certified User
  • Career Possibilities:
    • High School Diploma + Certification:Drafter
    • Associates Degree (2+ years):Surveyor, Revit/CAD Technician
    • Bachelor’s Degree (4+ years):Building Information Modeling (BIM) Specialist, Architect, Computer-Aided Drafting (CAD) Designer, Construction Projector Manager, Estimator, Civil Engineer, and Structural Engineer, Mechanical Engineer

Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing

  • Learn to service a variety of structures including commercial, residential, and institutional buildings.
  • Learn basic maintenance and repair skills related to air conditioning, heating, plumbing, electrical, and other mechanical systems while working towards earning a North American Technician Excellence (NATE) certification and college credit.
  • Participate in the Architecture, Construction, and Engineering (ACE) mentor program to work alongside industry professionals.
  • Certification:North American Technician Excellence (NATE)
  • Career Possibilities:
    • High School Diploma + Certification:Plumber, HVAC Technician, Electrician, Field Technician
    • Associates Degree (2+ years):Industrial Maintenance Electrician
    • Bachelor’s Degree (4+ years):Estimator, Quality Control Officer, Supervisor, Project Manager, Construction Inspector, Developer, Mechanical Engineer

Math & Science Program Summary

The Math & Science program includes Math/Science, Pre-Engineering and Informational Technology courses of study which offer accelerated and enriched courses in the areas of mathematics, science, technology, communication, and research. Students receive intensive instruction in advanced math and science, including sessions with university and research personnel.

The Pre-Engineering sequence of courses, which when combined with college preparatory mathematics and science courses, introduces students to the scope, rigor and discipline of engineering prior to entering college.

  • Rigorous college-prep courses with STEM focus.
  • Double block of science and math.
  • AP and honors courses required throughout.
  • Certification: AP Courses Available
  • Career Possibilities: Developer, Research Scientist, Chemical Engineer, Marine Scientist, Medical Doctor, Pediatrician
  • Courses Include: Advanced Placement and Honors, Double Block of Science

New Tech Program Summary

New Tech provides students with the knowledge and skills they need to be successful in the 21st century. This program focuses on citizenship, work ethic, presentation skill, critical thinking, and collaboration.  Within the New Tech program, students acquire these skills through integrated group projects.  New Tech teachers strive to develop students into the analyzers, evaluators, and creators who will be successful in the global economy.  As seniors, students have the opportunity to enroll in college level courses if their high school course requirements are complete.

  • Project-based learning with 1:1 technology.
  • Block classes combining core subject areas.
  • Learn key 21st century skills (collaboration, critical thinking, communication).
  • Certification: Dual Credit Only
  • Career Possibilities: Sales Executive, Business Owner, Brand Manager, Programmer, Analyst, Editor, Technical Writer, Event Planner, Public Relations Manager, Travel Agent, Museum Curator
  • Courses Include: Honors, Humanities Integration

Law and Public Policy Program Program Summary

The Law and Public Policy program provides students with the opportunity to explore the legal profession in depth. The program offers students the opportunity to get a true sense of the legal profession by providing them with real court experiences, learning opportunities from law professors and other legal professionals, and introducing them to the field of law enforcement.

The program has many key partnerships with several outstanding institutions of high education including Butler University, IU McKinney School of Law, and Vincennes University.

  • Legal public and private sector opportunities.
  • Participate in mock trial, student court, and work with local law firms.
  • Public policy, debate, law, criminal justice, and government.
  • Certification: Advanced Placement
  • Career Possibilities: lawyer, police officer, judge, public affairs manager, analyst, editor, sports agent, politician
  • Courses Include: Street Law, Law Education, Speech, Debate

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