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Alternative Education (Bridge)

over 2 years ago

Mission Statement:

The Alternative Education program exists in order to provide an opportunity to students who have encountered difficulty in completing academic requirements in the base school setting. It is the mission of this program to partner with the referring school in delivering instruction and supervision to students who have been assigned to alternative education.

What is Alternative Education?

Alternative education is an intervention. It is an outlook based on the individual characteristics and needs of each student. It is founded on the belief that there are many ways to become educated and recognizes that everyone learns in a different way and at a different pace. It is a delivery system for instruction that incorporates variety, innovation, and choice into the school program to ensure that each student served may find and follow a path to the educational goals of the community.

General Education Development (GED)

This course is designed to provide instruction in the skills one needs to pass the General Educational Development (GED) Test. Grades 11-12

Individualized Student Alternative Education Program (ISAEP)

This course is designed to provide instruction in the skills needed to pass the GED Test. In addition to GED preparation, the student will receive employability skill training and career development experiences. Prerequisite: 45 on GED Practice test, 7.5 Grade Reading Level.

Auto Body Technology 1 & 2

over 2 years ago

The Auto Body Technology program is designed to provide each student with the necessary training to obtain career employment in his/her chosen field in the Auto Body Repair industry.  

The career outlook is good for well-trained Auto Body Repair technicians.  The future trends in automotive construction are moving toward the use of synthetic materials (plastics), therefore, more emphasis will be directed toward proper repair of plastic components. 

Salaries are determined both by experience in the trade area and quality of workmanship.  Apprenticeship Auto Body Technicians normally start on an hourly wage basis and move up to commission with experience.

Automotive Technology

over 2 years ago

The Automotive Technical Training program gives a student the opportunity to develop skills by operating state-of-the-art testing equipment such as the engine computer diagnostic analyzer, trouble code scanner testers, computer four-wheel alignment, computer wheel balancing, brake lathes, and more. Using the above equipment, the following job skills will be developed: engine diagnosis and tune-up, engine rebuilding, brake service, safety inspections, automatic transmission, trans-axles, standard transmissions, tires, suspension and computer four-wheel alignment. Twenty-five percent of the time is spent in a book study, viewing videos, demonstrations, lecture, and SkillsUSA Professional Development Program. Seventy-five percent of the class consists of hands-on lab experience.

Cisco Networking

over 2 years ago

Education for the Real World!

The Networking Academy program is an e-learning model that delivers Web-based educational content, online testing, student performance tracking, and instructor training and support, as well as hands-on labs. With a curriculum developed by education and networking experts, the Networking Academy programs offered by high schools, technical schools, colleges and universities, community-based organizations, and other successful alliance among Cisco Systems, educators, governments, nonprofit organizations that prepare graduates for the demands and opportunities of the new global economy.

The Networking Academy program combines lectures and online learning with hands-on laboratory exercises in which students apply what they learn in class while working on actual networks. From basic to advanced networking skills, the Networking Academy curriculum prepares students for lifelong opportunities in the real world.

CCENT certification exam eligibility is available upon n successful completion of the networking academy programs 280-hour curriculum taught in Semesters 1 and 2. CCENT certification is the first step in Cisco career certifications leading to the Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE) certification, the industry’s most respected certification for network professionals. Semesters 1 through 4 is taught at the secondary and post -secondary levels.

The World's Biggest E-Learning Laboratory

Through curriculum development and equipment and instructor training, Cisco has invested more than $50 million dollars in creating the largest e-learning laboratory in the world….the Cisco Networking Academy program. This e-learning lab delivers content in multiple formats, manages the learning experience, and comprises a networked community of learners, content developers, and experts. The Networking Academy program is rooted in the three pillars of education: curriculum, instruction, and assessment. Therefore, the program integrates a web-based curriculum, Internet-based communities, and frequent online testing. These education management tools provide built-in accountability, providing feedback to students, instructors, and administrators.


over 2 years ago

If you are a positive, outgoing individual who enjoys working with people, this may be the profession for you. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics has projected that the number of jobs within the cosmetology industry will increase by 10% by 2008. Tens of thousands of success stories from across the country prove that cosmetology is a field with options, flexibility, and the potential to make a lucrative living. As a licensed cosmetologist, you can find work in television, department stores, salons or spas, fashion magazines, make-up artists, colorists, nail tech, education, or as an entrepreneur. This is evidence that the beauty industry is experiencing success nearly everywhere.

By Timothy F. Taylor

Criminal Justice

over 2 years ago

During the first course, students will cover the basic concepts of criminal evidence applied to the criminal justice workplace. Included will be a description of the trial process, types of evidence, the rules relating to relevance, documentary evidence, privileges, presumptions, judicial notice, photographs, and character. The course also focuses on the psychological and sociological aspects of criminal and other deviant behavior patterns. This class is part of the Dual Enrollment program involved with Lord Fairfax Community College.

Students who wish to continue into the second course of Criminal Justice will survey the fundamentals of criminal investigation procedures. Students will also cover crime scene search, collecting, handling, and preserving evidence. Students will be introduced to specialized tools and scientific aids used in criminal investigation.

By Timothy F. Taylor

Culinary Arts

over 2 years ago

The Culinary Arts program is a carefully designed curriculum intended to teach the students the fundamentals of cooking and to prepare them for a rewarding career in the food service industry. Throughout the two-year curriculum, the students are taught culinary principles covering the how and why of cooking. The curriculum is a daily practical experience with the students cooking 80% of the time. Students prepare evening receptions, buffets, and serve luncheons and dinners during the school year. The intent of the course is to prepare the students to immediately seek employment or continue on to a higher education upon graduation.

Cyber Security

over 2 years ago

In order to establish a pipeline of qualified cyber security professionals for the future, the concepts of cyber security must be stimulated through education within the youth of today.  DHS is dedicated to offering resources that help educate the cyber security professionals of the future.  The nation's security and cyber infrastructure depend on well-trained professionals to support the systems and networks necessary for essential computer operations. ~NICCS


Early Childhood Education

over 2 years ago


Early Childhood Education I/II

Students develop skills needed to work with small children. Personal qualities and employment skills are emphasized. All are beneficial to the student interested in teaching or other child oriented careers.

The nursery school portion of this course provides constructive experiences with young children in creative play, music, art, science, mathematics, language development, and outdoor activities. Students also have opportunities to interact with children at the campus elementary school.

Year two is an in-depth extension of year one and emphasizes occupational skills for workers serving as foster parents, child care attendants, kindergarten aids, or child care assistants.

Electricity (CTE Courses 8533 & 8534)

5 months ago

The Career and Technical Education Electricity class is a 2 year program designed to provide students with the basic necessary skills, concepts, and attitudes for the fields of Electrical Installations, Maintenance, Manufacturing, Service, and Repair. Students are taught using the nationally recognized NCCER curriculum, as well as the National Electrical Code. In addition to the curriculum, students will be exposed to hands-on training - including wiring a house, individual projects and offsite projects. As part of the program, students will earn the International Code Council Credential (ICC) and their OSHA 10 card. Upon graduation, and after working 2 years in the field (completing 4000 work hours) students will have met the state's requirements to take the Jouryneman's Electrical exam. 
Electricity 1 CTE Course Code 8533- Key content includes: NCCER Core Curriculum, Orientation to the Electrical Trade, Electrical Safety, Introduction to Electrical Circuits, Electrical Theory, Introduction to the National Electrical Code, Device Boxes, Handing Bending, Raceways and Fittings, Conductors and Cables, Basic Electrical Construction Drawings, Residential Electrical Services, and Electrical Test Equipment.
Electricity 2 CTE Course Code 8534 -  Key content includes: Alternating Current, Motors, Theory and Application, Electric Lighting, Conduit Bending, Pull and Junction Boxes, Conductor Installations, Cable Trays, Conductor Terminations and Splices, Grounding and Bonding, Circuit Breakers and Fuses, Control Systems and Fundamental Concepts.


Health Care Science

5 months ago


This course introduces the student to the field of Health Care Services. The course provides an overview of careers and legal relationships of the physician, patient, and professionals in the medical field as well as professional attitudes and behaviors. Part II explores the relationship between nutrition and human development.


5 months ago

Masonry work is one of the oldest and most time-honored crafts. It offers a career for persons who like to work with their hands and are interested in construction work.

Triplett Tech is proud of the masonry department's accomplishments. Since 1990, we have won the district masonry contests seven consecutive times. We also had back-to-back wins in the Virginia State Fair Contest and the Virginia State Skills Championships. These students have gone to place eighth and ninth in the United States Skills Championships held in Kansas City, Missouri. These are a few of the reasons we feel our masonry program ranks among the finest to be offered at the high school level.

Basic Masonry concepts consist of the following:

  • Proper care and use of tools
  • The laying of brick, block, and tile
  • Wall construction and the tools needed to perform the job
  • Brick and block bond patterns
  • Corner building and layout techniques

Advanced Masonry concepts consist of the following:

  • Fireplace and chimney construction
  • Arch building and outdoor structures
  • Advanced brick and block bond patterns
  • Corner building
  • Blueprint reading
  • Alteration, repair, and maintenance of masonry, and the study of planning and managing the job.
The Triplett Tech Masonry Department students are also involved in on-sight building projects. Projects in the past have included houses, dugouts, storage buildings, signs, retaining walls, etc. We feel this helps give the masonry students a hands-on experience in the construction of various projects.

Nurse Aide

5 months ago

The Nurse Aide provides direct patient care and performs various caregiving tasks always under the direct supervision of a nurse. This is a school-year length course with hours spent in classroom lecture, skills performance lab, and clinicals at a long-term care facility. Grades and attendance are an important part of this program and there are requirements for entering this very rewarding career path.