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*Please see your counselor or CTE teacher for more information on enrollment requirements and deadlines for any of these academies.    
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Alamo Area Aerospace Academy

East Central students have the opportunity to participate in an exciting program that will allow them to enter the Aerospace Industry.  The East Central Independent School District is participating in a partnership with several other Bexar county school districts, St. Philips College, and the members of the aviation industry.  The school is housed on the Southwest Campus of St. Philips College, and is called the Alamo Area Aerospace Academy.

Students accepted into the academy will have the opportunity to earn dual credit (high school and college credit).  In a two year program students may earn up to 30 hours of college credit while earning their high school diploma.  East Central sophomores can apply to participate.  Core courses will be taken at the home campus and Academy classes will be taken at the St. Philips Southwest Campus.  Students will still be considered East Central students and will be eligible to participate in all UIL activities.  Students must provide their own transportation to ECHS to catch the early bus to the college campus.
 

Health Professions Academy

Students who apply must be completing their sophomore year of high school earning at least 13 high school credits. This is a two year program that includes college coursework during the summers. Students accepted into this program work towards the goal of earning a LVN certification.  Classes meet at the main campus of St. Philip’s College in the afternoons.  Students must provide their own transportation to the college.
 

Heavy Equipment Academy

Students explore specific career paths and acquire hands-on learning experiences, job-specific training, paid internships and college credit coursework in diesel and construction equipment technology.
 

Information Technology and Security Academy

The City of San Antonio and the Chamber of Commerce has recognized the need for Information Technology programs because of the increasing number of businesses that are entering the San Antonio market.  In collaboration with local school districts, an Information Technology and Security Academy for high school students has been developed.  Information Technology Applications includes three major areas of IT, which are Networking, Computer Architecture, and Web Development.  Students will spend approximately 9 weeks in each of the areas with an interdisciplinary project that would be worked on throughout the school year.  The students will perform such skills as being able to develop and build a network system and develop an understanding of computer architecture with skills in developing the PC system and troubleshooting. Students will also be able to price, develop, and critique an e-commerce site.  The program is a multimedia computer-based curriculum using various software programs. In a two year program students may earn up to 30 hours of college credit while earning their high school diploma. 

Students enrolled in the program will receive dual credit in conjunction with St. Philip’s College. The coursework will be transferable to a four year program available through the University of Texas.  Students will be provided with industry mentors and will have the opportunity to learn on the job with a paid internship during the summer.  For more information or to receive an application, please see your counselor.  Students must provide their own transportation to ECHS to catch the early bus to the college campus.
 

Advanced Technology & Manufacturing Academy

This is a two-year program that prepares students for careers in manufacturing productions operation and facilities maintenance.  Students will spend a portion of each day at the St. Phillip’s College Southwest Campus, earning up to 30 college semester hours and 6 high school credits by the end of the two years.  The college hours are tuition free.  A paid summer internship will be offered between the junior and senior years.  Graduates of the program will be eligible for jobs with local industry or military such as Lightspeed Technology Inc., Dynatech Turbine Services, Inc. or other companies with starting salaries at $9 per hour progressing to $15 per hour with additional schooling and experience.  Interested sophomores should see your counselor or visit the Academy websites at www.accd.edu. .  Students must provide their own transportation to ECHS to catch the early bus to the college campus.