Join Us at Our Open House!

Build your skills with us! Check out the hands-on education available at BCTC during our open houses.
Tour our campus to see our state-of-the-art labs, meet our skilled instructors with real-world experience, and talk to current students in a welcoming environment.
Meet with our Adult Continuing Education program coordinators to learn about our course offerings and flexible schedules.

West Campus - Nov. 1st | 5:30 to 8:30 P.M.

1057 County Welfare Road, Leesport

Programs Offered @ BCTC’s West Campus

Business Management & Entrepreneurship

Gain a competitive edge through collaborative learning and the development of 21st Century skills including management, entrepreneurship, financial literacy, global awareness, and communications. Students learn business by doing business with coaching from industry professionals.

IT Programming

Write code for everyday apps! Learn to collect, compile, and analyze large quantities of data to support problem solving and the design/development of software applications.

Advertising Art & Design Technology

Take your art to the next level using industry-specific software to design and produce content to attract today’s consumers! Find the most effective way to visually communicate a message across multiple advertising platforms.

Video & Media Content Production

Create, develop, and produce media used in today’s communication, media, film, and streaming industries. Gain experiences in producing content for various platforms using industry software, hardware, and camera equipment.

Electrical Occupations

Keep society running by keeping the amps flowing. Construction and maintenance electricians ensure conductivity of electrical fixtures and equipment found in today’s homes and businesses.

Diversified Occupations

A Cooperative Education Experience! Combine classroom instruction with on-the-job training in a career area of your choice! High School Seniors will obtain skills in an occupational area not currently available at BCTC.

Drafting Design Technology

Turn an idea into precise working specs. See your work come to life through CAD systems, 3D printers, and various output devices.

Mechatronics Engineering Technology

Create a solution to a problem using technology, science, and math. Explore how pneumatics, hydraulics, and mechanical power is used in robotic and automated systems.

Precision/Computerized Machining Technology

Manipulate metal for modern day manufacturing! Generate the parts needed in the aerospace, medical, and technology industries.

Welding Technology

Send sparks flying while applying various welding techniques. Bend, cut, and manipulate metal in our industrial training center.

Health Occupations

Provide comfort, compassion, and care while exploring various nursing careers. Theoretical and practical training will have you prepared for entry-level work in the healthcare field.

Medical Health Professions

Shadow the pros of the healthcare system, gain medical training, all while earning college credits. High school seniors have the opportunity to investigate which health profession is the right fit.

Cosmetology

Help your clients feel beautiful! Show your creative side while applying the latest hair and nail trends and techniques.

Culinary Arts

Stir up something delicious! Learn cooking techniques to prepare for a party of two or 200.

Early Childhood Education

More than ABC’s and 1, 2, 3’s. Strategize lessons for the physical, social, emotional, and intellectual development of pre-k through 4th grade students.

Automotive Collision Repair Technology

Undo the damages. Use advanced collision repair and painting techniques to restore a vehicle to its best state.

Automotive Technology

Shifting into gear. Maintain, diagnose, and repair foreign and domestic vehicles for top performance.

Recreational & Power Equipment Technology

Small engines, high performance! Learn the skills needed to keep motorcycles, lawn/garden equipment, outboard motors, and ATVS functioning for both work and play.

East Campus - Nov. 9th | 5:30 to 8:30 P.M.

3307 Friedensburg Road, Oley

Programs Offered @ BCTC’s East Campus

Computer Systems Networking & Security

Build and repair computer systems and configure components of a computer networking infrastructure used in today’s businesses. Concepts are introduced in and reinforced using the latest routers, switchers, and servers.

Building Construction Occupations

Build your skills from the ground up! Execute all aspects of residential and commercial construction from foundation to finish.

Cabinetry & Wood Technology

Specialize your skills to construct wood into objects of usefulness and beauty. Use modern day craftsmanship, such as CNC equipment, to construct a functional work of art.

Carpentry

From the ground up, construct, assemble, or renovate residential and commercial structures. From framing techniques to window installation, the skills of a carpenter are endless.

Electrical Occupations

Keep society running by keeping the amps flowing. Construction and maintenance electricians ensure conductivity of electrical fixtures and equipment found in today’s homes and businesses.

Heavy Equipment Operations

Gear up to move mountains one load at a time! Simulation training leads to operating large construction vehicles on live work sites.

Horticulture

A bright green thumb can lead to exploring the science and art of producing, improving and commercializing plants. Studies extend to landscaping, floral design, turf building, and aquaponics.

HVAC/Refrigeration

Keep your cool while turning up the heat. Install, maintain, and repair the high-tech systems used to keep industrial and residential facilities at an optimal temperature.

Masonry

Lay a solid foundation. Create modern masterpieces out of brick, block, concrete, or tile that will last for decades.

Painting & Decorating

Transform a structure using modern painting and design concepts. From brightening up a room to restoring a piece of furniture, learned techniques can be applied to all areas on living.

Plumbing & Heating

Keep the flow going! Install, alter, and repair plumbing, heating, and pipe systems that carry liquids and gasses for sanitation, industrial and other uses.

Diversified Occupations

A Cooperative Education Experience! Combine classroom instruction with on-the-job training in a career area of your choice! High School Seniors will obtain skills in an occupational area not currently available at BCTC.

Dental Occupations

Keep smiles shining bright! Preform a wide range of chairside procedures including x-rays and impressions.

Sports Medicine & Rehabilitative Therapy

Get pumped up while delving into the technical fields of kinesiology. Determine the best athletic strength and conditioning training, or rehabilitation program needed after surgery or injury.

Cosmetology

Help your clients feel beautiful! Show your creative side while applying the latest hair and nail trends and techniques.

Culinary Arts

Stir up something delicious! Learn cooking techniques to prepare for a party of two or 200.

Early Childhood Education

More than ABC’s and 1, 2, 3’s. Strategize lessons for the physical, social, emotional, and intellectual development of pre-k through 4th grade students.

Protective Services - Homeland Security

Gain lifesaving skills. Be prepared to respond to incidents requiring disaster response actions including EMT training and firefighting.

Protective Services - Law Enforcement

Keep the community safe. Study the law while learning techniques to de-escalate a potentially dangerous situation.

Service Occupations

Customer service with a smile. Employ essential skills in the retail, custodial, and hospitality fields.

Automotive Collision Repair Technology

Undo the damages. Use advanced collision repair and painting techniques to restore a vehicle to its best state.

Automotive Technology

Shifting into gear. Maintain, diagnose, and repair foreign and domestic vehicles for top performance.

Diesel Technology

Keep America moving! Maintain, diagnose, and repair diesel engines in tractor-trailers, buses, ambulances, and so much more.

Heavy Equipment Technology

Big repairs on big equipment. Keep construction and farm equipment moving by performing preventative maintenance, troubleshooting issues, and making required repairs.

Ready To Apply?

Start your application now! Be sure to check in with your school counselors for due dates!

Interested in BCTC's Medical Health Professions Program?

Berks Career & Technology Center, Penn State Berks, & Reading Hospital – Tower Health are collaborating to offer Medical Health Professions (A Senior Only Program)!

The Medical Health Professions program exposes high school seniors to various healthcare professions and education so they can make informed decisions about their future education. Students accepted to this program will:
• Spend 2 days a week at the Reading Hospital School of Health Sciences with a BCTC instructor, learning theory and health related skills.
• Gain real-world experience by job shadowing Health Care Professionals in various hospital departments 1 day a week.
• Attend Penn State Berks 2 days a week to earn up to 7 college credits.

To learn more about Medical Health Professions, join Mrs. Ruth for a program information session at BCTC’s West Campus Open House, beginning at 6:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.

*To be accepted into this competitive program, students must apply in the fall of their junior year.

Need a plan for after graduation?

Get the skills you need for a rewarding career by continuing your education with Adult Education at Berks Career & Technology Center!

Visit our table at BCTC’s Open House on Nov. 1st & Nov. 9th for more info!

Choose from over 30 career training programs taught in exceptionally well-equipped labs. Instructors are industry trained and experienced. Students earn industry licenses and certifications. Federal financial aid is available for most Day School programs.

Evening programs include Trade Prep programs, Certification Courses, Apprenticeships, Welding and Machining classes, EMT training and Online classes. Students learn from experienced trainers in industry specific laboratories.

BCTC offers a Class A and Class B Professional Tractor-Trailer Driver training program including manual and automatic transmission tractors. Students are well prepared to pass the PennDOT Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) exam. Day and evening classes are available.

Can't Make Our Fall Open House?

For the first time ever, BCTC is hosting a Winter Open House! Join us on February 8th at our East Campus, or February 16th at our West Campus, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. to tour our programs, speak with our staff, and engage with our students.

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