Bergen County Technical Schools & Bergen Community CollegeApplied Technology High SchoolThis high school program located on the Paramus Campus of Bergen Community College will provide students a unique educational experience through a blend of academic high school curriculum, college classes, and hands-on technical training. With a curriculum that is centered on "smart machines," students will learn to apply math, science, and technology to hands-on projects in the fields of automation, electronics, and advanced manufacturing. Through this program, students will acquire the essential skills needed to pursue a career in a wide variety of areas including engineering technology. This training will be coupled with the dual enrollment coursework needed to allow students to earn advanced standing into several technical associates programs at the college, including an A.A.S. program in General Engineering Technology. Associates degrees earned at Bergen Community College are transferable to all four-year public college and universities in New Jersey.Program 1: Engineering TechnologyEngineering and Engineering Technology are separate but closely-related fields. While engineering typically focuses on conceptual design, engineering technology focuses on application and implementation. Graduates with a degree in engineering technology will help fill a critical workforce need as they work to install, maintain, and support the increasing number of automated manufacturing systems that are projected to return much of the production that has been outsourced over the past decade back into factories here in the U.S. Graduates from a two- or four-year program in engineering technology qualify as technicians and seek employment in a variety of sectors including manufacturing, construction, and product design.Program 2: Health ProfessionsThe mission of the Health Professions Program at Applied Technology High School is to provide preparation for multiple health careers through a core curriculum that emphasizes science, the human and organizational side of health care, and the opportunity to earn college credit and clinical experience. The goal of the program is to promote the concept of teamwork as essential to patient well‐being, provide students with a strong foundation in science, and address the health workforce needs of the State.
The Health Professions Program offers hands-on, college‐level course work in healthcare as well as required academics. Through access to the College’s state-of-the-art lab facilities, students will apply health science content in real-world patient simulations. Students will earn college credit and receive practical health care skills, while keeping their options open for multiple healthcare careers and degree programs. Graduates will be prepared to enter degree programs in areas such as health science, nursing, paramedic science, dental hygiene, sonography, and respiratory care.