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2 0 1 72 0 1 8 CAREERS 10 TRY IT. DO IT. A different kind of learning. 12 GET CREDITS CERTIFICATIONS Many programs earn college credit. 92 FOR PARENTS Your questions answered.

Great Oaks Campuses Diamond Oaks 6375 Harrison Avenue Cincinnati, OH 45247 Contact Laura Domet, Career Specialist 513.612.7006 dometlgreatoaks.com Laurel Oaks 300 Oak Drive Wilmington, OH 45177 Cont

Majors offered by campus Automotive Technology Collision Automotive Technology Mechanics CareerX Commercial Residential Electricity Computer Service Technician Networking Construction Framing Fin

Get started on your career TABLE OF CONTENTS Great Oaks Career Campuses .......... 2 Affiliated high schools.................... 3 Majors by campus .......................... 3 How to use this catalo

Majors by career cluster AGRICULTURE, FOOD NATURAL RESOURCES n n n n n HUMAN SERVICES n Animal Science Management ................16 College Agriculture .....................................26 Equ

How to use this catalog Consider your options Maybe you know exactly what you want to do in life, or maybe you dont know about what options you have. Either way, we can help. If you already know what

w How to use this catalog FAQ about applications Complete an application online either at application.greatoaks.com or on greatoaks.com if you do not have Internet access, contact your high school co

Student FAQ Questions and answers about Great Oaks What is Great Oaks Great Oaks is a careertechnical high school in southwest Ohio, serving36affiliatedschooldistricts.AspartoftheGreatOaks district,f

me money Oaks save reat time and How can G ing. ms Free train hool progra ks high sc Great Oa sands if I take them thou could cost duation. after gra dits. College cres with local universities t Agr

A typical day at Great Oaks Students gain handson training in career labs Half of each school day is spent in your career major, and half is spent in academic classes with time for lunch, of course.

Groups organizations Organizations to join Business Professionals of America For business and information technology career majors. Participate in activities at Great Oaks and your home school At

Get a jump start on your future Earn college credits and credentials Earn credits for college You can earn college credit for Ohio public colleges and universities by completing a designated Great Oa

Earn industry credentials Industry credentials are proof that you have the skills needed to begin a career and in many Great Oaks programs, you can earncertificationsorlicensesthatotherpeopledontgetu

w Internships Coops Gain experience Thefirstjobisoftenthetoughesttoget,especiallywhenyou dont have experience. At Great Oaks, you have the chance to get realworld experience while youre still in hi

Learning works After graduation... You can go anywhere you want and get there faster With Great Oaks, you get a great education and can begin a career or go on to college Have more choices... Get a

Available at Laurel, Live Animal Science Management Is this YOU o I love animals o I have good physical stamina work o I like to hours flexible o I take direction well 16 Animal Science provid

Every day I get to work with animals. Everything I like is here. It has been a really great experience. Jessica Careers to pursue START HERE Pet shop employee Grooming bather brusher Kennel assi

Available at Diamond, Laurel, Live, Scarlet Automotive Technology Collision Is this YOU o I love cars o I have mechanical aptitude o I am creative o I have a good eye Steady hands, mechanical ski

I came here because I enjoy working with cars. I want to open my own business. Donald Careers to pursue START HERE GO HERE Painters assistant Auto body assistant with more education experience

Available at Diamond, Laurel, Live, Scarlet Automotive Technology Mechanics Is this YOU o I love cars o I have mechanical aptitude o I pay attention to detail o I have a good eye 20 In the hands

I love working on cars, and its great to be able to do it all day. Brian Careers to pursue START HERE GO HERE Automotive technician with more education experience Master mechanic Diagnosticia

Available at Laurel Aviation Maintenance Technician Is this YOU o I am precise o I am accurate o I am mechanical o Planes are my passion As an aviation technician, its your job to make sure every

Junior year, you learn basic concepts. Senior year is more indepth. Then you get certified by the FAA. From here, you can work on airplanes, helicopters, even roller coasters. Austin Careers to purs

Available at Diamond, Laurel, Live, Scarlet CareerX Is this YOU o I want to develop my employability skills o I enjoy working hard o I want to explore career options Explore career options thro

You will learn to Develop workrelated problem solving skills Explore career options through handson activities Investigate careers by completing activities related to a field of interest Locate re

Available at Laurel 1year program NEW FOR 2017 College Agriculture Is this YOU o I like growing things o I am college ready o I enjoy being outdoors working o I likemy hands with 26 Are you consi

Careers to pursue START HERE Field research tech Pesticideherbicide applicator Feedseed salesperson with more education experience GO HERE Agronomist Farm manager Agricultural consultant A

Available at Diamond, Scarlet Commercial Residential Electricity Is this YOU o I figure things out o I use my head o I work well with my hands o I sweat the details 28 Working with electricity i

Handson learning is good for me. When Im able to see something being done and Im able to do it myself, my mind comprehends it better and I can apply it. Dallas Careers to pursue START HERE GO HERE

Available at Diamond, Laurel, Live Computer Service Technician Networking Is this YOU o I am patient o I am meticulous o I am logical o I am curious o I am a techie Life without computers is har

1010101010101 1010101010101 1010101010101 1010101010101 Its handson work. We learn from the textbook, and then we can apply it directly to the machines. If were learning how to swap out RAM, we can a

Available at Diamond, Scarlet Construction Framing Finishing Technologies Is this YOU o I work well with my hands o I have a good eye o I am a builder o I have a sense of balance 32 Every home,

At Great Oaks, Ill already have the experience to begin working. Its preparing me for a career so Ill know what to look forward to. Sahara Careers to pursue START HERE Carpenter GO HERE with mo

Available at Laurel Construction Technologies Is this YOU o I have a good eye I work well o my hands with I enjoy seeing o the results of my o 34 work I solve problems A wellbuilt building is t

Careers to pursue START HERE Carpenter GO HERE with more education experience Plumber Electrician Foreman Engineer Career certifications you can earn Occupational Safety and Health Adminis

Available at Diamond, Laurel, Live, Scarlet Cosmetology Is this YOU o I am creative o I am organized o I like science the best o I bringpeople out in o I am an artist 36 Do you want to bring out

We learn every day how to make clients look good and feel good. I love that feeling. You know deep down that youre the one who did that for them. Kayla Careers to pursue START HERE GO HERE Hair s

Available at Diamond, Scarlet Culinary Arts Hospitality Services Is this YOU o I am creative o People can rely on me o I can stand the heat o I can wear many hats 38 If creativity and food go to

I got a job in a bakery because I was able to say that Ive been working in pastries and have done competitions. They were impressed with my experience. Zoe Careers to pursue START HERE Cook GO H

Available at Laurel, Scarlet Dental Assisting Is this YOU o I am friendly o I am organized o I love science make o I like tosmile people Dental assistants support dentists. They may prepare patie

Theres a lot of book work, but its not that hard if you pay attention to what youre doing. Its all handson. Stephanie Careers to pursue START HERE GO HERE Dental assistant with more education ex

Available at Diamond, Laurel, Live, Scarlet Digital Arts Design Is this YOU o I am creative o I am inquisitive o I am disciplined o I am detailoriented o I can take criticism 42 You will be intr

We start off by learning about design. Then we move onto learning about creative software like Photoshop and Illustrator. That training allows us to create more projectbased work, like poster design o

Available at Diamond, Laurel, Live, Scarlet Early Childhood Education Is this YOU o I am a planner o I am organized o I am selfmotivated o I can work with individuals and groups o I am a teacher 4

Enrolling in Early Childhood Education is the best decision I have ever made. I have found my calling. Hannah Careers to pursue START HERE GO HERE Preschool assistant Preschool teacher with more

Available at Scarlet Engineering Technologies Robotics Is this YOU o I am curious o I am analytical o I like solving challenging problems o I dream big Engineering and robotics are key components

In manufacturing, almost everything is controlled by programmable logic controllers. We use PLCs here. Were learning the skills employers want. Matthew Careers to pursue START HERE Manufacturing i

Available at Diamond, Laurel Equine Science Management Is this YOU o Horses are my passion o I love the outdoors o I like flexible hours afraid o I am notwork of hard 48 Learn to ride, train, ca

I grew up around horses, but some people had absolutely no experience. We do have classroom work, learning saddle parts, nutrition, pasture management, grooming... we work hard, but you just have to l

Available at Diamond, Laurel, Live, Scarlet Exercise Science Sports Medicine Is this YOU o I am patient o I am personable o I am good with my hands see o I like toget better people Do you like h

Being in sports and interested in medicine, I knew that I wanted to go to college. We have all the equipment here, because if youre going to be a clinician you have to know the equipment. Jason Care

Available at Scarlet Firefighting Emergency Medical Service Is this YOU o I am strong o I work well under pressure o I like helping people o I am quick on my feet 52 In the FirefightingEmergency M

A typical day isnt typical at all. Some days were out putting out car fires other days we might be in the lab going over EMS material. Tyler Careers to pursue START HERE GO HERE FirefighterEMT w

Available at Diamond, Laurel, Live, Scarlet Health Technology Is this YOU o I want to help others o I am dependable o I am adaptable o I am good with people 54 Health Technology provides a broadb

When I graduate, not only can I work and go on to college, but Ill also have the experience of working in a hospital. That puts me ahead of someone without any experience. Briana Careers to pursue

Available at Diamond, Live Heating, Ventilating Air Conditioning Is this YOU I take pride o my work in o I am mechanical o I am trustworthy o I am dependable in any kind of weather 56 Everyone

I decided to come to Great Oaks to restart myself and get myself ready for the future. Ill graduate with certification and college credit, and I want to keep going and advance in this field. Cody Ca

Available at Laurel, Live Heavy Equipment Operations Engineering Is this YOU o I am a mover o I like technology o I have great hand eye coordination o I am systematic Great buildings, parks, nei

When I was little, it was always trucks. I have good handeye coordination, and Im a fast learner. I love moving dirt I look forward to it every day. Jessica Careers to pursue START HERE GO HERE E

Available at Laurel, Scarlet Industrial Diesel Mechanics Is this YOU o I am mechanical o I am a systematic thinker o Engines fire me up o I dont mind getting my hands dirty 60 In this program you

You learn brakes, engines, transmissions, differentials, all the components of a semi truck or everyday vehicle bumper to bumper. If theres something wrong with it, you put your skills to use and fig

Available at Scarlet Law Enforcement Is this YOU o I want to help people o I am in good physical condition o I am an citizen upstanding In this program you will learn many aspects of law enforcem

There is no typical day in law enforcement. We do fingerprinting one day, crime scene the next, subject control every day is different. Chris Careers to pursue START HERE GO HERE Private securit

Available at Laurel Masonry Is this YOU o I am good with my hands o I have good coordination o I like to build things that last I take pride o my work in 64 A masons work can last for thousands o

Were always in the lab, getting better at our trade, and dual credit classes give me a start on college credits. When I finish here, Im planning to get a degree in building technologies. Ben Careers

Available at Diamond, Live Precision Machining Is this YOU o I am visual o I am mechanical o I am precise o Technology fires my imagination o I enjoy science 66 In the 21st century, manufacturin

Its something new every day. I want to go to college for engineering, and I can get a job during my senior year that will help me pay for college. Kyle Careers to pursue START HERE GO HERE CNC op

Available at Scarlet Secondary Practical Nursing Is this YOU o I am sharp o I am friendly o I am dedicated o I care o I solve problems If you want to be a nurse, this is the program for you. You w

The thought of graduating as an LPN astounded me and I knew right away thats what I wanted. Not many people can say they became an LPN in high school. Sami Careers to pursue START HERE LPN GO HE

Available at Diamond, Scarlet Surgical Technology Is this YOU o I am organized o I am detail oriented o I am a team player o I care Being organized and detail oriented are important qualities in

I came to Great Oaks to get a head start. The Surgical Technology program really prepares you and teaches what youre going to need to know in an operating room. Wayne Careers to pursue START HERE

Available at Diamond Oaks 1year and 2year options Sustainable Urban Agriculture Is this YOU o I want to help the environment o I like growing things o I enjoy being outdoors working o I likemy han

Careers to pursue START HERE GO HERE Nurserygreenhouse landscape technician with more education experience Greenhouse grower Parkgreenspace manager Urban farmer Landscape designer architect

Available at Diamond, Live, Scarlet Veterinary Assisting Is this YOU o I love animals o I am compassionate o I have stamina o I am devoted o I will do what it takes 74 A love for animals and taki

Ive loved animals my whole life. We work with live animals, so its a huge responsibility to take care of them to make sure theyre healthy and safe. They depend on us. Emily Careers to pursue START

Available at Diamond, Live, Scarlet NEW FOR 2017 Web Applications Game Development Is this YOU o I am detailoriented o I am analytical o I am flexible o I am a problem solver 76 Technology grow

1010101010101 1010101010101 1010101010101 1010101010101 Web Applications Game Development is a twoyear major for students who want to prepare for employment and advancement in software and web devel

Available at Diamond, Laurel, Live, Scarlet Welding Is this YOU o I am mechanical o I have a good eye good eyeo I havecoordination hand o I am precise strong o I haveskills math 78 Precision and

I came to Great Oaks to learn a trade I can use for the rest of my life. Great Oaks has given me the skills I need to be more successful in the future. Anthony Careers to pursue START HERE Welder

Academics Students spend half of the school day in academic classes. 80

College Credit Plus Focus on Academics At Great Oaks, students receive a quality education. We teach the skills that students need for success in careers and college, and that includes high levels of

Academics English Students complete an individual plan to make sure they meet all graduation requirements. 82

College Credit Plus English 11 1year course This course integrates literature, composition, listening, speaking, and analytical skills. Students investigate the American experience through authors of

Academics Mathematics Each year, Great Oaks students earn about 3,000 college credit hours through College Credit Plus classes. 84

College Credit Plus Algebra II 1year course Work with expressions that define functions, modeling situations, solving quadratic equations with complex roots, and solving exponential equations using th

Academics Science Students can earn up to 25 semester hours of college credit, transferable to any Ohio public college or university, by the time they graduate from high school through College Credit

College Credit Plus Anatomy and Physiology 1year course This course explores the structure and the function of the human body. Students study the ways the human body maintains its internal environment

Academics Social Studies Students spend half the day in their career labs and the other half in academic classes. 88

College Credit Plus Government Financial Literacy 1year course This course explores the philosophical foundations and inner workings of American government. Students learn the fundamentals of civic i

Available at Diamond, Live, Scarlet JROTC As a JROTC cadet, youll participate in a class that teaches citizenship, health and wellness, and service to the community. 90

The Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps JROTC curriculum includes cultural awareness as well as global history and such subjects as financial management. Youll gain a sense of accomplishment and sel

FOR PARENTS Info about Great Oaks If youre reading this Career Guide, that likely means your son or daughter has the opportunity to attend Great Oaks. Its a chance for them to major in a specific fie

How successful are Great Oaks graduates The Ohio Department of Education has established Performance Measures for Career and Technical Planning Districts, such as Great Oaks, that provide career and t

Also from Great Oaks Satellite programs Great Oaks offers a variety of programs in local school buildings in collaboration with our affiliate school districts. Students can benefit from the rigorous

Adult Education at Great Oaks Job training programs prepare adults for new careers Job training programs at Great Oaks prepare adults for their choice of careers. Parttime and fulltime programs teach

Diamond Oaks Campus 6375 Harrison Avenue Cincinnati, OH 45247 513.574.1300 Laurel Oaks Campus 300 Oak Drive Wilmington, OH 45177 937.382.1411 or 1.800.752.5480 Live Oaks Campus 5956 Buckwheat Road M

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