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.
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 5:30 p.m. & 6:30 p.m.
*To be accepted into this competitive program, students must apply in the fall of their junior year.
Want to Work During Your Senior Year?
Check Out Diversified Occupations – A Work Study Program for Seniors!
DO combines classroom instruction with on-the-job training that aligns with the career interest of high school seniors. The experience is designed to integrate classroom study focused on 21st-century skills along with a planned, supervised work experience.
The program is designed to:
- Provide training in a career and technical area not presently being offered at BCTC or the sending high school.
- Provide training for students who need an alternative form of education to meet their unique needs.
Learn more about Diversified Occupations at BCTC’s Open Houses on Nov. 1st and Nov. 8th
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. 8th for more info!
Can't Make Our Fall Open House?
Join us for our Winter Open House! Keep an eye out for additional information.
BCTC helped me acquire leadership positions, work on my people skills, and gave me a head start in college knowledge.
BCTC taught me how to use and maintain manual and CNC machines that I use every day. I also learned how to do longhand programs on the cnc machines as well as the basics on CAD/CAM software to draw and program parts. BCTC taught me how to do my job efficiently yet safely.
I owe everything I know to the horticulture program. I learned nearly every aspect and skill of floral design which includes names of flowers, types of arrangements, flower placement, spacing, color coordination, shape and size, and proper customer service skills.
I was a standout candidate for the position because the BCTC Dental Occupations Program prepared me to take and pass the DANB Radiology Certification; which is needed to be employed as a dental assistant in the field.
I enjoy my job every day and I would not be working for such a great company if it wasn't for my plumbing instructor and BCTC.
BCTC connected me with an experienced instructor in my field of interest that gave me professional opportunities while still in high school.