339 Integration

339 Integration is a virtual library that shows WHY students learn math, English, science and social students.  It is the proof behind WHY students are exposed to various special classes and electives in their districts. 

STEM/STEAM occurs everyday on and off campus at BCCTC. Beaver County students put their education in their hands’ and develop the skills they need to one day be professionals in their chosen career path.

Advanced Manufacturing

  • Sample Career Activity 1 – Mr. Metz briefly shows South Side 5th graders how the coordinate plane in math is used in the machining and pre-engineering projects. 6:20 min
  • Sample Career Activity 2 – Ever wonder in math class why we learn how to plot on a coordinate plane? Those who work in the Manufacturing Industry know but for those who do not, please allow Mr. George Metz, instructor of Machine Tool Technology, show you why… The ‘Spinner’ is a custom design of his own, along with the theory, to teach students how math can be used in a machining related career. Many thanks to CVSD and their Education Foundation for making this possible. :49 sec

Machine Tool Technology Program Page

  • What Happens in Welding? – A hot option for those who are interested… Students in BCCTC’s Welding program learn blueprint reading, study welding theory, and metallurgy. Oxy fuel, plasma cutting manual & mechanized, stick, MIG, flux-core, and TIG processes in multiple positions for various joints are practiced. Students will also learn fabrication and brazing processes as well. This program is affiliated with the American Welding Society (AWS)  :54 sec
  • Virtual Presentation with Freedom MS Students – Kaleb Mayhue is a senior from the Freedom Area SD and an exceptional Welding student in Mr. Cosentino’s program. In addition, he is also a Cooperative Education student at a company called Jadco. They speak very highly of him there. Kaleb addressed the Middle School students via a virtual presentation from the Welding program. He explained what is entailed in the program and how it relates to the manufacturing industry. 27:48 min

Welding Program Page

Employers, colleges, and military branches want to speak to our students. Why?  Because our students have the opportunity to learn skills and earn industry certifications prior to graduation. This makes them professionals in their respective industry immediately upon passing. On this day, the following employers, colleges, and military branches were stationed in various programs to explain what opportunities they can provide our students upon graduation…

Employers, College, and Military Present that Day were:

  • Plotting to Product – A 5th grade math problem goes from paper, to computer, to material with the help of Machine Tool Technology, HVAC-R,  and Welding. 29:18 min

Career Awareness Series: Manufacturing Part 1 35:00 min

Featured Employers in Part 1:

Career Awareness Series: Manufacturing Part 2/Contracting 23:00 min

Featured Employers in Part 2:

Arts, Design, IT & Media

  • Benefits of BIS – Tristan Fitzgerald, 2019 graduate from Blackhawk and national qualifier for FCCLA, talks about the benefits of this program and how it could lead to any business related profession in any industry. Now an alumni, Tristan is in the US Army working those certifications he earned as a high school student. 3:07 min
  • Hard Skills & Soft Skills – Ms. Deb Gray, owner of Express Employment Professionals in Monaca and Pittsburgh West in Robinson Twp., addressed the students from Health Occupations and Business Information Systems on the importance of ‘hard’ and ‘soft’ skills and what that means to an employer. :2:43 min
  • Mobile App Design – Dr. Richard Lomotey is an IT Professor from Penn State Beaver and is teaching the Business Information Systems students how to create apps for mobile phones. :35 sec
  • Welcome to Business Information Systems – Dylan and Tristan provide some insight on their program and what they like most about being students in the program.  6:18 min

Business Information Systems Program Page

  • Student’s Perspective 1 – Lily from Hopewell speaks about what she is doing in the program and why she feels this program will help her in the future. 2:00 min
  • Student’s Work – Nick Knighton, former senior in Commercial Art & Design from Ambridge Area School District, creates a space themed work of art… Using techniques he learned in this program, he primarily uses paint spray cans to develop his scene. Students wanting to enroll in this program will learn conceptual design/layout & color techniques, engraving, etching, & silk-screening, drawing, painting, & cartooning, airbrushing, illustration, & typography, computer/digital imaging and photography. :42 sec

Commercial Art & Design Program Page

Graphic Arts & Printing Program Page

Sketching Basics + Materials by Brandon Schaefer, Acrylic Artist 15:32 min

Career Awareness Series: Finance/Technology 13:38 min

Featured Employers:

Construction & Building Trades

  • Designed & Built School Store – Carpentry students assisted in the design & construction of handicap accessible school store for New Horizon School. Originally, they built the store in their program, Electrical Occupations students put in the wiring and outlets, and Carpentry students disassembled the structure at BCCTC and reassembled it at New Horizon.
  • Lil Courgar’s Shed –  A recipient of Lowe’s Heroes program, Mr. Liptak, a vested member of the Blackhawk community, build a storage shed with nine of his Blackhawk students on Wright Field. 5:19 min
  • New Kennel for Humane Society – Carpentry’s hammers are always hammering, if not on campus then off.  See the construction of a new kennel for the Beaver County Humane Society. :29 sec
  • Training Center – Congratulations to the Carpentry program, under the direct supervision of Mr. Dave Liptak, for being a recipient of Lowe’s Heroes! Mr. Liptak received $2,500 worth of supplies for his program and his plans for those supplies? He, his students, and the helpful hands of Monaca Lowe’s professionals, built an outside ‘training facility and storage unit’ in the form of a large shed. According to Lowes.com, the Lowe’s Heroes program ‘encourages employees in a location to team together, adopt a volunteer project with a local nonprofit organization or K-12 public school and make a difference.’ And Lowe’s is really making a difference for Mr. Liptak. He said, “My program enrollment has grown so much that my classroom seems to have gotten smaller. This new training facility will allow the students to learn how to install drywall and windows as they would in a new home being built.” John Kaszer, Project Service Specialist from the Lowe’s Home Improvement in Monaca, serves on the Carpentry Occupational Advisory Committee and recommended the program to Lowe’s as a potential recipient. Kaszer states, “It’s nice for us to give back in the form of volunteer hours, especially for this program. These students are our future.” Mr. Liptak and the Carpentry students are extremely grateful for the donation of supplies and to Lowe’s Home Improvement. :56 sec

Carpentry Program Page

  • Career Paths in the Electrical Industry Listen to Jacob Graleski, 2019 Graduate from Beaver Area HS, briefly explain the career paths that may stem from ‘majoring’ in an electrically related path. Now an alumni, Jacob accepted an apprenticeship with Impact Guard as an Industrial Electrician while they are sending him to CCAC to major in Mechatronics. 1:59 min
  • Sample Career Activity 1 – Big Beaver Falls SD 4th graders toured our facility. in this example, they learned a little about motor controls which a part of  industrial electricity. :41 sec

Electrical Occupations Program Page

  • Plotting to Product – A 5th grade math problem goes from paper, to computer, to material with the help of Machine Tool Technology, HVAC-R,  and Welding. 29:18 min
  • Veto Pro Pac – Veto Pro Pac, a tooling bag company, donated a variety of their bags to the HVAC-R program so that they could help our future professionals be prepared to go to work when that time came. Our instructor, Mr. Ostronic, hosted a random ‘luck of the draw’ day to award the students their new tool bag. Awesome! 11:43 min
  • What Happens in HVAC-R? – Knowing how to control the temperature to be comfortable is one thing. It’s quite another to know how to fix a furnace or an A/C issue. However, installing, diagnosing, troubleshooting, servicing and repairing is not an issue in BCCTC’s HVAC-R program… The HVAC-R industry is heating up and this is one cool occupation to learn. :57 sec

HVAC-R Program Page

  • Build a Bridge -Build a bridge and walk over it in our Masonry/Bricklaying program! These students worked hard during the 2016-2017 school year to construct this beautiful bridge inside their classroom walls. Exceptional work! In Masonry/Bricklaying, students learn to construct block and brick walls, lay ceramic tile, pour concrete, install natural or cultured stone, and create ornamental masonry projects.   :48 sec
  • Senior Projects – Watching this is watching geometry and mathematical equations at work! :20 sec

Masonry/Bricklaying Program Page

Get an idea of what you would have access to and what a day could be like working for Lindy Paving from the construction giant PJ Dick Trumbull Lindy Paving.

  • Jacob Udon – 2019 Graduate from Western Beaver 3:05 min

Career Awareness Series: Manufacturing Part 2/Contracting 23:00 min

Featured Employers in Part 2:

  • Union Apprenticeships – Listen to Ms. Howe, Corporate EEO & HR Officer from PJ Dick Trumbull Lindy Paving about construction related careers covering local trade unions and her own company’s hiring process. 50:05 min

Healthcare/Medical

  • Advantages of being in Health Occupations – Listen to Ms. Theresa Cairns, MSN MsED RN, instructor of Health Occupations and graduate from the Health Assistant program from Parkway West CTC. A career and tech ed student at heart, she not only speaks about the advantages of being a Health Occupations student, but she breaks it down to explain all that is required for her juniors and seniors. Her program has 100% placement and it is evident due the support of her employers. 1:53 min
  • Apply Learned Skills -Hear from Blackhawk, Lincoln Park, and New Brighton students about the skills learned in the program, how they apply these skills at clinical sites, and see a sample medical math problem. A challenge to those who watch this video to see who’s paying attention… do you notice any mistakes?! They thought it would be fun to see if you could catch it! 4:47 min
  • Clinicals – Watch students during clinicals at Masonic Village in Sewickley. Can you see yourself doing this? :58 sec
  • Blood Pressure Reading – Learn how to take a blood pressure reading with Mya Pride, 2019 graduate from Ambridge and Colton Hall, student from New Brighton. 5:30 min
  • Why Health Occupations & ‘Clinicals’ – Listen to 2019 graduates: Leaira Harris from New Brighton and Brooke Makray from Freedom. Both graduates are currently working as CNA’s and attending CCBC’s RN program. 6:04 min

Health Occupations Program Page

  • 2016 Westminster Agility Champion – Celebrity at the CTC! David & Wendy Cerilli are introducing ‘Holster’ to our Veterinary Assistant students. He’s the 2016 Westminster Agility champion! 3:57 sec
  • CPR for Animals – University Veterinary Specialists, Steph Cramer and Shelly Frye were in Veterinary Assistant this day teaching our students how to conduct CPR on dogs this morning. Much needed skills for those who want to pursue a career in veterinary medicine. :50 sec
  • Observation of Operations – First year Veterinary Assistant students witnessed three different operational procedures at Animal Friends and Howard Ash Animal Wellness Center in Pittsburgh. Conducting field trips like these help our students to determine what path in the animal industry they want to pursue! :31 sec
  • Radiography – Dr. James Schultz, Veterinarian of Five Points Veterinary Clinic located in Hopewell, addressed both the AM and PM Veterinary Assistant students on proper ways to take and read an x-ray. If you continue watching, you’ll see a digital picture of an animal with a very white area located in the chest cavity. Can you tell what it is? :59 sec
  • What Happens in Veterinary Assistant? – Veterinary Assistant is a program in which students will learn to care for and safely restrain animals, bath and groom them, take their vitals, and conduct lab work. Most of the animals the students work with are from the Beaver County Humane Society two days a week, however, Bear, literally the teacher’s pet, is very much apart of the class. Other species to visit the program include farm animals and exotics that have also been cared for by the students. Those would include cats, lambs, goats, a cow, a calf, horses, ducks, chickens, ferrets, rabbits, snakes, and lizards. :49 sec

Veterinary Assistant Program Page

  • Future Professionals in Health –  Karen Schneider, Director of Human Resources of Masonic Villages in Sewickley, speaking about the partnership she shares with Theresa Cairns’ Health Occupations program. Health Occupations students perform clinicals at three different sites, Masonic Village being one of them. Ms. Schneider spoke very highly of our student’s abilities, skills, and professionalism. 4:29 min

HOSA (Future Health Professionals) is a student organization for Health Occupations students to join. A large part of HOSA are competitions students may compete in at the State and National levels. 

Career Awareness Series: Healthcare Part 1 18:27 min

Featured Employers in Part 1:

Career Awareness Series: Healthcare Part 2 28:34 min

Featured Employers in Part 2:

Service

  • Anatomy in Cosmetology? YES! – Blackhawk students, Abigail & Maddie, demonstrate why they learn about the anatomy during the first year by showing how to do an arm and hand massage. 2:06 min
  • Clinic – Interested in working in the Cosmetology industry? If so, this PA State approved program will help you build upon the time and skills needed to sit for the State Board Licensure Exam. Students learn hair cutting & styling, skin facials & product, nail care & nail art, and cosmetology sciences & theory. Clients from the public are welcomed and received on most Wednesdays & Thursdays during the school year beginning at either 8 am or 2 pm. All services are completed by BCCTC students. Please call 724-728-5800, x317 to learn of availability or if you have any questions regarding the services provided.  :59 sec
  • Student’s Perspective 2 – Mya from Hopewell speaks about this program after Mrs. Mason addresses a question to a group of Hopewell 6th graders. 3:56 min

Cosmetology Program Page

  • Easy Baked Fish Dinner – Here is an idea should you have any guests over in the next couple of weeks… If you have questions about any of the steps, please message us and we will send your inquiry to Culinary Arts. For students who are interested in enrolling in this program, look forward to learning more about gourmet & fine dining, customer service, menu planning & nutrition, catering, baking and pastry arts. :48 sec
  • Sample Career Activity 1 – ‘Chef Allison’ from Blackhawk School District, facilitated a tour and demonstration to 5th graders in Culinary Arts. With the help of his Culinary Arts classmates, he had the students make a high protein and very healthy snack with sprinkles. 2:17 min
  • Student Presentation– Marah is a Hopewell student who explains what occurs in the Culinary Arts program. 3:39 min

Culinary Arts Program Page

  • Advertising & Sales – During the holidays, this program will sell Poinsettia plants that the students grow and care for in the program’s greenhouse to BCCTC and the public on a first-come, first-serve basis. See a few of the students and instructor put together an in-house display to sell their product. :47 sec
  • Environmental Controls & Grass Cutting – 6th graders from Hopewell School District ask Mr. Lehocky questions via Skype. 1:46 sec
  • Spacing & Symmetry – A quick lesson on spacing and symmetry using greenery and florals. :06 sec
  • Sample Career Activity 1 – South Side 5th graders learn how to properly plant a seed and how to plant a ‘cutting’ taught by Mr. Lehocky. 2:56 min

Greenhouse/Landscaping Program Page

  • Skills @ Work – Familiar with the main intersection by Beaver Valley Mall? If you are, year after year during the summer months, there are beautiful plants and flowers in bloom. Greenhouse/Landscaping students, lead by Mr. Bryan Lehocky with assistance by Mrs. Besty Evanchak, helped in that massive effort to help beautify our community. :57 sec

Transportation & Distribution

  • What Happens in Automotive Technology? – It is one thing to take an engine apart and put it back together, but in today’s cars and trucks, there is so much more to learn because of the computer systems and updated electronics. :49 sec

Automotive Technology Program Page

  • What Happens in Collision Repair Technology? – Have a thing for cars? Students conduct damage analysis, repair & replace parts, work with a plasma cutter, MIG & spot weld, paint in a spray booth, learn the ins and outs of detailing, and also do various metalworking and other fabrication. Can’t get any more hands-on with your education in the automotive industry to work on your own ‘rolling resume’.  :55 sec

Collision Repair Technology Program Page

  • What is logistics?  – Something that everyone uses but no one knows what it is… Listen to Crystal Mizenko from New Brighton and Mr. Graham the program teacher. 5:00 min
  • Sample Career Activity 1Mr. Graham teaches 5th grade South Side students what it takes to pack a package. 4:06 min
  • What Happens in Logistics & Materials Managment? –  Interested in moving, protecting, storing, and controlling materials and products? Want to know more about distribution and consumption of materials? Then learn how to safely operate several types of equipment from the logistics and warehousing industry, like this forklift, carefully being controlled by Jacob from New Brighton School-District. In addition, prepare for the OSHA 10-Hour General Industry certification before you graduate. :51 sec

Logistics & Materials Management Program Page

When schedules permit, BCCTC staff may attend Career Days, STEAM/STEM events, and other 339 related functions at our district sites. Please send us an email for availability and we hope to be able to participate in your event!

  • Candy Packaging – On National STEAM Day, 4th and 5th graders from Big Beaver Falls SD ‘invent’ their own candy and  packaging that needed to include a bar code and nutrition information. :34 sec
  • Egg Drop Challenge – STEAM event for K-2 from Carpentry. 1:08 min
  • Energy Snack – On National STEAM Day, 4th & 5th graders from Big Beaver Falls SD learned how math, English, science & social studies is found in the Culinary Arts industry. :53 sec 
  • Heat Pressed Bags 1 – STEAM event for K-2 from Graphic Arts & Printing. :41 sec
  • Heat Pressed Bags 2 – STEAM event for K-2 from Graphic Arts & Printing. :47 sec
  • Plotting to Product – A 5th grade math problem goes from paper, to computer, to material with the help of Machine Tool Technology, HVAC-R,  and Welding. 29:18 min
  • Rocket Launch 1 – STEAM event for K-2 from a pneumatic device created and manufactured by HVAC-R & Electrical Occupations students. 1:11 min
  • Rocket Launch 2 – STEAM event for 4th & 5th graders from Big Beaver Falls SD from a pneumatic device created and manufactured by HVAC-R & Electrical Occupations students. :39 sec

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