Four County Career Center provides quality career technical and academic education to learners of all ages.
How to Enroll
For the 2020-2021 school year, all applications must be submitted online and require parent approval. Applications will be available December 1 at www.fourcounty.net. Please see your associate school counselor or contact Four County Career Center Guidance Department at 419-267-3331, Ext. 2701.
Students must be enrolled in one of our 22 associate schools in order to apply. Home-schooled students may apply with intent to enroll in an associate district for the 2020-2021 school year.
Applicants must be entering either their Junior or Senior year of high school, with no less than eight (8) total credits at the end of the Sophomore year. Five (5) of the eight (8) credits must be from the following core courses: English, math, science, and social studies. At the time of application, students must have 6.5 total credits, with four (4) of those being core academic credits after a minimum of three semesters of high school. Your associate school must provide an official transcript verifying your credits.
In addition to the minimum credit requirements listed above, several of our programs have unique admission requirements. (See individual program descriptions in this guide for details.)
Students have the opportunity to earn seven credits each year upon successful completion of their program, academics and electives in a full-time schedule. All credits are granted by the students associate, diploma-granting school.
Fees to Attend the Career Center
All programs require the purchase of uniforms. Additional fees for student handbook, technology usage, program tools/supplies will vary by career and technical program. Cost sheets with complete program fees are made available to students at Orientation in the Spring.
To project a professional appearance, prepare students for the workplace requirements, and foster program identity and pride, each Four County Career Center program has selected an appropriate uniform for that career field. Career Center students are required to purchase their program’s selected uniform, keep it clean and in good condition, and wear it during the entire school day.
School hours are 8:45 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Each associate school provides bus transportation for the students attending Four County Career Center. Students may also drive their own vehicles; all vehicles are required to be registered and have a Four County Career Center parking permit in plain view while parked on school property.
A Typical Daily Schedule
One-half day is spent in a laboratory setting for each specific program. One-half day is spent in academic, related and elective courses.
Attendance is one of the most important qualities employers consider when hiring.
Attendance is one of the criteria used to determine if and when a student may be eligible for the Early Job Placement Program.
Certificate of Completion
A career and technical Certificate of Completion serves as formal documentation of a student’s training at the Career Center, and is issued to students who have met program requirements. The Certificate is a useful tool in the job search process and is an integral part of the Career Passport. The Career Passport is designed to be used as a professional portfolio and is issued to students at our Recognition Day Ceremony.
Athletics and Extracurricular Activities
Students attending the Career Center usually find it possible to continue participating in athletics and extra-curricular activities at the associate school. In addition, opportunities exist at the Career Center to participate in additional activities.
Early Job Placement
The Early Job Placement program is an opportunity permitting outstanding Four County Career Center students to begin working prior to graduation. Students are excused from classes for one-half of the school day. Eligibility is based upon work habits, grades, attendance and attitude. All students must be a senior in a two-year career and technical program and must have approval to participate from their program instructor and supervisor.
The Bridge Program allows students the opportunity to work for an employer starting during the summer months and continuing that employment throughout the senior school year while earning class credit towards graduation.
One-to-One and BYOD
Four County Career Center has implemented ‘One-to-One Learning’ and ‘BYOD’ (Bring Your Own Device) computer programs where each student will receive a Chromebook for their use during enrollment at the Career Center or bring their personal laptop or tablet from home and use them for educational applications and school activities in the classroom.
The Career Center is a wireless zone where the students have controlled access to the internet for research. Each student will be assessed a Technology Fee per semester at the beginning of each school year. The purpose of the student Technology Fee is to enhance the educational programs of students through the use of information technologies.