Blue Ridge Technical Center
280 Luray Avenue
Front Royal, VA 22630
Office Phone: (540) 635-7123
Fax: (540) 635-6979
BRTC offers courses about family and consumer services in which students learn various home economic skills such as child care and cooking.
This course introduces seniors to a career interested in teaching and education. The primary elements of the curriculum components are the learner, the school, the teacher and teaching. The components are intentionally broad in scope and provide a great deal of flexibility based on the career interest of a student. In addition to the fundamental curriculum components, all students are required to participate in an internship outside the teacher cadet classroom. The internship may involve the pre-school level through grade 12. Prerequisite: 3.2 GPA (Dual enrollment option through Shenandoah University; tuition fee required).
The middle school exploratory courses provide a foundation for management of individual, family, work, and community roles and responsibilities. Students explore concepts and practice skills related to problem solving, leadership, interpersonal relationships, ethical practices, career interests, environmental issues, and high-quality work. Mathematics, science, language, social sciences, fine arts, and technology are integrated throughout the program.
Students enrolled in Resource Management focus on managing resources to achieve individual goals; making informed consumer choices; creating and maintaining a living environment that supports the well-being of individuals; living in a global environment; making decisions related to nutrition, clothing, and housing; and managing a household. Critical thinking, practical problem solving, and entrepreneurship opportunities within the area of resource management are emphasized. Teachers highlight the basic skills of math, science, and communication when appropriate in content.
Students enrolled in Nutrition and Wellness focus on making choices that promote wellness and good health; analyzing relationships between psychological and social needs and food choices; choosing foods that promote wellness; obtaining and storing food for self and family; preparing and serving nutritious meals and snacks; and identifying strategies to promote optimal nutrition and wellness of society. Teachers highlight the basic skills of math, science and communication when appropriate in the content.
*The following 2 classes will be held only at Skyline High School. Students will be bused from Warren County High School:
Early Childhood Education I is a career/occupational class. Students participate in the day to day operation of a preschool program which serves 4-5 year olds. Students plan and later implement educational lessons by focusing their study on the planning, organizing, and conducting of meaningful
play and learning activities. In addition, students learn classroom organization, supervision, record keeping and referral procedures. Teachers emphasize basic math, science, communication, and writing.
Early Childhood Education II is a career/occupational class that sequentially follows the Early Childhood Education I class. Students prepare for positions as preschool teachers, kindergarten/primary grade teachers, and entrepreneurs. Class work involves scheduling the day to day activities for 4-5 year olds as well as opportunities to participate in cooperative education at a local elementary school or business. Students implement educational lessons by focusing their study on the planning, organizing, and conducting of meaningful play and learning activities. Teachers highlight basic math, science, communication, and writing skills as well as professionalism and child development. Students take a National Occupational Competency Testing Institute (NOCTI) examination. Completion of this sequence may prepare students for the Child Development Associate (CDA) National Credential by the Council for Professional Recognition. Prerequisite: Early Childhood Education I and teacher recommendation.