Early College High School
The mission of the Clean Technologies & Sustainable Industries Early College High School is to develop and support pathways to higher education that lead to careers in STEM fields for students through rigorous academic programming and a collaborative approach to learning. A network of K-12, higher education, business and industry partners has been developed to provide students with the highest level of education and support for entering and succeeding in the clean energy fields.
The Clean Technologies & Sustainable Industries Early College High School is an innovative program that provides high school students with transdisciplinary learning and 21st Century skill sets necessary to make informed decisions as they relate to college and career readiness. Students have the advantage of being in a fully connected and collaborative learning environment. Students work at their own pace and leverage 1:1 technology to access individualized academic support, master program expectations, and develop college and career readiness. With support from regional economic leaders, including the Center for Economic Growth (CEG), Saratoga Economic Development Corporation (SEDC) and local Chambers of Commerce, the program connects with hundreds of businesses throughout the region that serve as assets for students and represents a robust fusion of education, business and industry collaborating to train students to become innovators and leaders for the jobs of tomorrow.
Early college high schools blend high school and college in a rigorous yet supportive program, compressing the time it takes to complete a high school diploma and the first two years of college. Students in the Clean Technologies & Sustainable Industries Early College High School Program take both high school and college level coursework on a college campus at Hudson Valley Community College’s TEC-SMART campus located in Malta, NY.
Early College High School Mechatronics College Course Work
Electrical Theory for Renewable Energy
Cultural Diversity in American Society
IT Essentials (A+): PC Hardware and Software
Intro. to Business Analytics w/Excel
Electrical Power Systems
*College coursework is subject to change.
Early College High School Business Connections
Through our business partners, which includes GLOBALFOUNDRIES, students are provided extensive opportunities to interact with business and industry partners. Guest speakers, telepresence systems, and online collaboration tools are used to connect students with industry experts. In addition, students participate in on-site field experiences guided by mentors, who are employed by the business partners.
Forecast for Growth in Mechatronics
The innovative global nanomaterial industry has experienced significant growth over the last five years and is expected to continue its high growth trajectory, surpassing US $6 billion by 2016 with a CAGR of 23% over the next five years. – Research and Markets.com – Market Trends Forecast 2011-2016
US Semiconductor market poised for long term growth. The United States has rebounded to become once again one of the largest and fastest growing regions of the world for semiconductor manufacturing. Bureau of labor statistics data indicate that the semiconductor industry has added jobs three times faster then the rest of the US economy. – Semi.org
Career Fields in Mechatronics
Materials science, including textiles, polymers, packaging, among others
Auto and aerospace industries
Medical fields and pharmaceuticals
Environmental monitoring, control, and remediation
Food science, including quality control and packaging
University and federal lab research
Military and national security
Energy capture and storage
Post Graduation High Education Opportunities
Hudson Valley Community College – Electrical Technology: Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology
Center for Nanoscale Science and Engineering