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         Aerospace Academy
          The Aerospace Academy has a 16 workstation computer lab for students. These computers and
          the oldest model and minimum supported hardware in the district. The hardware specifications are
          PIII 1 Ghz/256MB/20GB. Software specifications are Windows XP/SP2/Office 2003. The
          workstations provide aviation training software called Fliteschool Instrument Pilot and Private
          Pilot. The Aerospace Academy provides printing capability to students to a networked
          monochrome laser printer and a networked color laser printer. Students have access to an Elite
          Systems flight simulator with full controls, audio, and a three panel (72” ea) display driven by
          three xvga projectors. The simulator requires five PIV class computers. The Aerospace Academy
          is located at the Warren County Airport and connects back to the main campus via a point to point
          T1 line. All computers are members of Active Directory and students have access to network
          storage and services including Internet. The Aerospace Academy desires a computer lab upgrade
          for student access and improved software performance.

          For the fall of 2008, 20 new computers have been purchased. Plans have not been finalized for the
          expansion of the existing lab or creation of a new lab. Four new simulator computers have also
          been purchased. The goal of these purchases is to bring the airport technology up to date with
          multimedia functionality, speed, and availability for new flight simulation, avionic, and aviation
          software.


         Business Technology Tech Prep
          The Business Technology Tech Prep (BTTP) program is offered as a satellite at Little Miami High
          School. Their student lab has 25 student workstations with hardware specifications of CelD 3.0
          GHz/1GB/80GB and software specifications of Windows XP SP2/Office XP/Macromedia Suite 8.
          The Business Technology Tech Prep program follows the curricular offerings of their partner,
          Sinclair Community College and systems are ready for the upgrade to Microsoft Office 2007,
          which the district has licensing for through the Microsoft School Agreement. Students have
          access to a networked monochrome laser printer, network attached storage, and networked lessons
          and materials including business simulations. The lab also has a laptop and projector/screen for
          presentations and competition. This program prepares students for the Microsoft Office Specialist
          (MOS) certification. New Automated Accounting software was purchased for fall of 2008.

          In fall of 2008, a new BTTP satellite program was launched at Kings High School (KHS). At
          KHS’s request, the first year of this program fell under their technology department due to
          construction at that location. In fall of 2009, WCCC will assume the role of technical support for
          the lab and will outfit the lab with new equipment. It is the goal of WCCC that the two
          instructors of this satellite program will coordinate and collaborate with one another.




         Equine Science
          The Equine Science program has its laboratory environment held at the Lebanon Raceway. There
          students receive hands-on instruction in caring for horses and maintaining stables. In fall of 2008,
          the program received a classroom environment. The classroom includes a DSL Internet
          connection, 8 student computers, 1 teacher computer, and a networked color laser printer. There is
          a projector and multimedia deck. The Instructor has a laptop for mobility.

         Exercise Science
    The Exercise Science program is a satellite program at Franklin High School. It has a classroom
    and access to a gymnasium. For portability between the environments, there is a secure
    multimedia cart with high powered speakers, a home theater amplifier, a wireless microphone, an
    Epson projector, a multimedia dvd/vhs deck, and a laptop. The gymnasium has a pull down
    screen while the classroom has a whiteboard for projection. In addition to the teacher computer,
    the classroom has four computers and an NComputing Extenda kit which expands those high
    powered workstations into 14 student computers. There is also a photo quality multifunction
    device and a networked monochrome laser printer.

   Family and Consumer Science
    The Family and Consumer Science program is located at Springboro High School. Base
    technology for this program is provided by Springboro and includes telephone, teacher computer,
    projector, and printer. WCCC has purchased a smartboard for the program to be installed in fall of
    2008.




   Gateway to College
    Gateway to College is a new satellite program at Bishop Fenwick High School. The program
    features the Princeton Review online software for college study skills and entrance exam
    preparation. The program has a 26 station laptop cart with a network laser printer and a 16 external
    battery/charging station.

   Greentree Health Science Academy
    The Greentree Health Science Academy is a partnership with Butler Tech Career Technical Center
    and Miami University Middletown. Currently, all technology planning for this academy falls
    under the administration of Butler Tech Career Technical Center.


   Information Technology Tech Prep
    Information Technology Tech Prep (ITTP) is offered at WCCC and in satellites at Springboro
    High School, Kings High School, and Little Miami High School. The four strands of IT offered
    through the Ohio Department of Career Technical Education are Network System, Information
    Support and Service, Programming and Software Development, and Interactive Media.
    Information Support and Service involves database administration and hardware/operating
    systems support. Interactive Media follows the IT server, support, and programming/scripting
    side of Digital Design, while Digital Design focuses on software and production. All four
    Information Technology Programs offered through WCCC are under the Network Systems strand.
    All four ITTP programs teach the IT core and delve heavily into hardware and operating systems
    support. There is currently no computer programming offered through WCCC. The current AP
    Computer Programming exam is object-oriented programming with JAVA. There are software
    development companies in Hamilton, Butler, Warren, and Montgomery counties.

    All ITTP programs receive an annual budget and have leeway in the spending of those funds for
    their program’s technology needs. Each instructor is encouraged to purchase component parts and
    have students build actual lab workstations. ITTP programs are members of the Microsoft
    Academic Alliance providing volume license software for the lab workstations and validation
    licenses for students for personal use. All ITTP programs are members of the WCCC Cisco
    Academy which falls under the Sinclair Community College Regional Academy. The online
    curriculum is housed by each instructor in individual labs while the online assessments are given
    by Cisco. Networking equipment for the program is a mixture of Cisco and non-Cisco equipment
    and is purchased individually by each instructor. Students prepare for the Cisco Certified Network
    Associate certification and are also prepared for the CompTia A+ and Network + certification
    exams.
           Each lab has received upgrade equipment for the new Cisco Curriculum which includes catalyst
           2950 switches and 1800 series routers. Each lab is equipped with new and legacy Cisco
           equipment to accommodate the number of student workstation in the lab:
           Kings High School – 20 students
           Springboro High School – 24 students
           WCCC – 12 students
           Little Miami – 16 students




          Project Gateway
           The Project Gateway program is a satellite housed at Miami University Middletown and is
           targeted at providing an alternative pathway to a high school diploma for students who have
           dropped out. The program has 10 student workstations and a networked monochrome laser
           printer. Students use PLATO software to complete courses onine and recover lost credits toward
           the diploma requirements at their home high school. For the 2008-’09 school year, the program
           will receive a new teacher laptop, projector, and pull down screen. The program will also receive
           a year’s subscription to an myfax.com so that the instructor can fax documents back and forth with
           home high school and the Ohio Department of Education.

          Project Lead the Way
           This new satellite program for 2008-09 is a partnership with Sinclair Community College and is
           housed at their Southview Campus in Mason. The focus of the program is pre-engineering with a
           heavy academic focus on Mathematics and Physics. WCCC has issued the instructor a laptop,
           however, the program uses a computer lab owned by Sinclair. WCCC did purchase an Autocad
           suite with licensing for Sinclair’s lab.

          Project Search
           The Project Search program is housed at Otterbein. The student lab is in a residential setting and
           currently houses two teacher laptops with docking stations, multimedia and television equipment.
           A teacher workstation was added in fall of 2008 along with four high powered student computers
           with NComputing extenda to make 12 workstations and a network laser printer.. The lab is
           equipped with DSL service provided by Otterbein.


          Veterinary Science
           The veterinary Science Program was new in 2006 and is housed at the Warren County Humane
           Association which has a DSL connection for Internet Access provided by the Humane
           Association. Due to the lack of wiring at the facility, WCCC placed an 802.11B wireless Access
           Point in the facility and outfitted the program with a 16 workstation laptop cart plus four
           additional laptops. In fall of 2008, the lab will get two new 802.11G access points for stronger
           signal and higher bandwidth. The lab has a portable smartboard, projector, and speakers.
           Students use the Internet for research and use Microsoft Office for productivity and presentations.
           The curriculum for the program called for a comprehensive Veterinary Science software package
           for student training and enrichment. The lab has a monochrome laser printer with a wireless print
           server. The program has a digital camera and a digital camcorder which is useful in training
           students proper techniques and handling of animals.


2.10       Technology Utilization in the Pre-School
           The Pre-School does not integrate technology into general instruction. The Pre-School learning
           lab has two digital cameras, Teacher workstation with Internet and printer access, and a Director
           workstation with a connected multifunction device that includes digital card reader, scanner, and
photo-quality printer. There is a student workstation loaded with Jump-Start, Reader Rabbit, and
Knowledge Adventure software. This workstation is not on the District network and does not
have Internet Access. This workstation is used for rewards and enrichment. It is equipped with
NCTE I/O hardware and software for children with Autism. New for 2008-09 is a smartboard in
the Pre-School equipped with a height adjustable mount so that the board can be lowered for
children to use.

				
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