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
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.