Academy for Engineering and Technology
New for Fall 2012! (Click here for brochure)
What is the Academy for Engineering & Technology (AET)?
High-tech industries in Martinsville-Henry County have expressed a need for individuals with skills in engineering, technology and advanced manufacturing that want specific training in order to (a) be eligible for hire immediately upon graduation and/or (b) choose to pursue higher education in the fields of engineering, technology or advanced manufacturing for needed jobs in the region and throughout the Commonwealth. In response, NCI and Virginia State University have partnered with the school systems in Martinsville City and Henry County to develop a program that will meet these needs - the Academy for Engineering and Technology (AET).
Who is eligible to attend AET?
Juniors and Seniors (and eligible sophomores) from Magna Vista High School, Bassett High School, Martinsville High School and Carlisle who have completed geometry, trigonometry, and math analysis (students may be enrolled in math analysis in fall 2012). Ideally, students with a strong GPA in challenging courses, advanced SOL scores, and an interest in math/engineering/technology is recommended.
What other information do I need to know before enrolling?
Students will be concurrently enrolled (will receive dual-enrollment credit from both the high school and from Virginia State University) and will complete the fall semester with 10 college credit hours. Students will have the option to continue the AET program into the spring or go back to regular high school coursework.
Beginning fall 2012 with the option of continuing into spring 2013, the first block of each school day will be a course in the Academy for Engineering and Technology and the math block will be later in the day depending on the high school schedule.
Cost for the program is $27/credit hour for HCPS and $25/credit hour for MCPS. Tuition will be waived for students receiving free or reduced lunch.
Most of the coursework will be offered at New College Institute. Some courses may be offered at the base high school.
Fall 2012 courses:
Spring 2013 courses:
- Technology and Society (INLT 201) for the first 9 weeks - 3 credits
- Engineering Graphics (INLT 161) for the second 9 weeks - 3 credits
- High School AP Calculus 212/VSU MATH 150 for 18 weeks - 4 credits
- Introduction to Logistics (INLT 141) - 3 credits
- Principles of Technology (INLT 212) - 3 credits
All AET students will have paid
experiential learning opportunities. Through experiential learning, students are actively involved in applying their academic knowledge to on-the-job situations.
Experiential learning for AET students includes interactions with individuals in career fields of engineering, technology and advanced manufacturing; exposures in on-site tours of high tech industry; and hands-on internships with industry leaders in Southern Virginia and the Commonwealth.
- Earn up to $3000.
- Explore various advanced manufacturing career paths through experiential learning.
- Experience state-of-the-art engineering and technology with in-demand industry.
- Connect with a world class industry for potential long-term employment.
- Gain marketable work skills for college and/or employment upon high school graduation.
- Become a leader in the next generation of workforce talent.
If students complete the full program (through spring 2013), programmatic goals are to:
- Give students the opportunity to gain valuable knowledge and experience in areas where employers are hiring and to earn college credit in high school
- Give students the opportunity to take coursework to complete a Certificate in Engineering, Technology and Advanced Manufacturing
- Give students the knowledge to successfully earn SAP TERP10 Certification (an industry advantage recognized throughout the U.S. and internationally)
For more information, contact program director, Dr. Coray Davis firstname.lastname@example.org