The Walker County Center of Technology is a Career/Technical School for high school students in Walker County, Alabama. You might say that WCCT is an extension of every high school in Walker County. All students in grades 10-12 are free to attend. Use this site to learn more about all that WCCT has to offer.
WCCT Instructors Attend Conference
Robin Bonner,Drafting; Margie Bookout, Business; Tameka Julian, Cosmetology; and John Carlton, Cooperative Education, carried a group a students to the ACTE Legislative Summit on Wednesday, 2/13/13 to Montgomery. They were greeted by Kay Ivey (picture 1), and Dr. Philip Cleveland, State Director of Career and Technical Education and Workforce Development (Picture 2). They got a look at the legislative process in action as they went to the State House and met with Senator Greg Reed and Representative Bill Roberts.
Dual High School Enrollment Requirements
Eligible high school students may enroll in college classes concurrently with high school classes, either on the College campus or at the high school, and receive both high school and college credit.
There must be on file at Bevill State Community College a formal written agreement between the student’s local school board and Bevill State Community College before approval for Dual Credit/Dual Enrollment admission is granted.
To be eligible the student must meet the following requirements:
The student must be in grade 10, 11, or 12 or have an exception granted by the participating postsecondary institution upon the recommendation of the student’s principal and superintendent and in accordance with Alabama Administrative Code 290-8-9.17 regarding gifted and talented students.
2. The student must have a “B” average, as defined by local board of education policy, in completed high school courses.
The student must have written approval of the appropriate principal, counselor, and the local superintendent of education. Student access to Dual Credit/Dual Enrollment is dependent upon both academic readiness and social maturity. Approval from the appropriate counselor, principal and superintendent indicates that the student has demonstrated both. Unless the student can demonstrate the ability to benefit from college level instruction, special education students are not eligible for enrollment under this policy.
The student must meet admission requirements established by the College.
Students who are enrolled in grades 10, 11, or 12 may be deemed eligible to participate in Dual Credit/Dual Enrollment in occupational/technical courses pending demonstrated ability to benefit as documented by successful completion of placement by Compass or other assessments approved by the Department of Postsecondary Education.
The student must take COMPASS exam and place in eligible courses.
Interested students should contact Kelli Adkins, or Mrs. Ellis.
WCCT Sponsors Autumn Open House
Cloudy skies and a windy day didn't discourage the community form visiting Walker County Center of Technology on Saturday, October 27 for a Car Show, a Pumpkin Patch, and other fun. Click here for photographs from the event.
Senator Greg Reed Visits WCCT and Brings Donation
Senator Greg Reed visited Walker County Center of Technology and made a donation to the school. WCCT is a career and technical education center which serves all high schools in Walker County. The mission of WCCT is to enable students academically and technically to enter a post secondary school or the workforce with an industry recognized credential. Senator Reed's donation will be used to assist students in obtaining their industry recognized credential.
Each program has a approved credential. Welding=AWS, Drafting= ADDA Certification, Graphic Arts= GAREF Skills Connect Advertising, Health Science= Certified Nursing Assistant, Cosmetologist=Manicurist License, Construction Technology= NCCER, Electronics= Skis Connect Information Technology, Horticulture= Landscape Design Assistant, Automotive Service, Collision Repair and Diesel= Skills Connect ASE or Ten Hour OSHA Certification. All programs can work toward the Governor's Career Readiness Certificate. These credentials will enable students to enter the workforce with skilled training which will help them succeed in the workforce.
Thank you Senator Reed for helping our students!
Dora High School Gets New Career Tech Program
The Walker County Board of Education has awarded Dora High School with a new career technical education program. The New Agriscience Program will introduce Dora High School students to new career options," according to Debra Ellis, Director of Walker County Career and Technical Education.
The program will include agricultural, plant science, construction, environmental and some green technology instruction. These are options which have not been available before at Dora High School. The instructor of this program is Mr. Stephen Moore.
This year will be an introductory year teaching the foundation courses of Agriscience Education. "I am excited for the students of Dora High School," she said. Mr. Moore needs the help of the community as he grows this program. Mr. Moore and I are working on an advisory committee for this program."
We need at least five dedicated individuals who would be in support of the Dora High School Agriscience Department and the Dora High School chapter of FFA to contact Mr. Stephen Moore at firstname.lastname@example.org or me at email@example.com.
Debra T. Ellis, Director Walker County Career and Technical Education Walker County Center of Technology
1100 Viking Drive
Jasper, Alabama 35501
WCCT Advisory Committee Meets
The Walker County School System is committed to providing quality Career and Technical Education to all students of Walker County and Jasper City School Systems. To help achieve this goal, Deb Ellis reached out to leaders in business and industry, to community leaders, to parents, and to students in our community and asked them to work with in an advisory capacity to improve career and technical curriculum's and facilities.
The Walker County General Advisory Committee had an opportunity to meet on June 20th to discuss the Walker County Career and Technical programs in an effort to prepare students for entry into the workforce, or into a post secondary institution.
The major goal of this meeting was to approve the 2012-13 Walker County Career and Technical Advisory Committee Program of Work. This goal was accomplished.
Collision Repair Technology Program Completes NATEF Recertification
The Collision Repair Technology Program of WCCT completed the NATEF recertification process on Friday, May 4, 2012. The recertification team was Mr. Paul Johnson (Classic Car Collision Repair), Mr. Randy Blanton (Carl Cannon Chevrolet - Body Shop), and Mr. Keith Littleton (NATEF Education Training Leader). The Collision Repair Instructor is Mr. Anthony Myrick. This certification meets and exceeds requirements by the Alabama Department of Career Technical Education. Collision Repair Technology program is available to all high school students in Walker County and Jasper City School Systems. Students participating in may earn college credit while attending WCCT through articulation agreements Bevill State Community College. This certification helps to prepare students for entering the post secondary education programs or the workforce of Walker County.
The Walker County Center of Technology provides career/technical educational experiences for students in grades ten through twelve. All Walker County High School Students have the option of selecting the Advanced, Technical, Advanced/Technical endorsements to the Alabama High School Diploma. Students have the option to attend regardless of their endorsement choice.