Students that attend a Mid-Coast School of Technology program may also take an academic course in English, Math, or Social Studies to meet needed graduation requirements.
Technical Communications I and II are courses that prepare students to enter the workforce and experience the types of communications they may need for employment. Students learn about written communication (resumes, cover letters, memos, email, reports and presentations) as well as verbal and non-verbal communication. While Technical Communication II continues the types of communication from Technical Communication I, it also focuses on the expression of communication in literature and how that applies to the workforce. Students have the opportunity to use more media and research in their work. Proper presentation techniques and audience response are taught and encouraged in both classes. Both classes rely heavily upon computer use. Class assignments are frequently based on topics from trade areas.
Technical Writing (KVCC ENG 108) is a concurrent enrollment course in conjunction with KVCC that challenges students to solve problems, especially problems related to agriculture, using words and images. The course stresses both the writing process and the writing situation consisting of purpose, audience, and context. By learning to assess user needs, students develop critical thinking skills and use these skills to guide the writing process in a variety of communication forms. Students learn to gather and select information and to choose organizing and formatting strategies that result in clear written documents.
Algebra II and Geometry are courses offered at MCST to facilitate the understanding of math topics in work related fields. Real world problems and labs, as well as lectures and experiments, teach students the skills and hands-on applications of these topics.
Technical Math (KVCC MAT 114) is a concurrent enrollment course in conjunction with KVCC that will provide students with the concepts, principles, and problem solving techniques and skills needed in diverse occupational fields. Interactive techniques will be used which emphasize an understanding of the topics followed by applications of math concepts using problem-solving computations. Topics covered include the number system, percents, charts, tables and graphs, algebraic operations, simple equations, ratio and proportions, fundamentals of plane geometry, angular measure, triangles, area and volume calculations of various geometric shapes, and an introduction to right angle trigonometry.
Mid-Coast offers courses in social studies that are designed for students to understand their world. U.S. History I is designed to help students understand the beginnings of our American nation through the Civil War period. US History II covers the post Civil War period to the present. American Government focuses on federal, state, and local government. Economics provides knowledge of economic principles and the impact on everyday life. Students learn by using videos, projects, worksheets, etc. Literary selections and Current Events, a magazine, are a basic part of each course.
All students at Mid-Coast School of Technology take part in a financial literacy enrichment program. The goal of the program is to create more awareness among students as they move toward independent decision-making regarding their financial lives. Topics discussed include but are not limited to, Self-Employment/Entrepreneurship, Career Earnings, Banking, Retirement, Taxes, Credit, Insurance, and Can I Live on What I Make.
The goal of the School to Career (STC) program is to assist students in making appropriate choices and plans for their education/career paths during and after high school. The philosophy of this program recognizes that classroom learning provides only part of the skills and knowledge students will need to succeed in their chosen profession or career.
Career Exploration Class
This course helps students learn the decision making process for education and career choices during high school and beyond. Class activities focus on the development of work-ready skills, which are essential for success in today’s workplace. Students explore the answers to self-defining questions: “Who am I”, “Where do I want to go?”, “How do I get there?” This course is a prerequisite for participation in the Cooperative Education Program.
Through this program high school students earn credit for paid, supervised work in the community. A State of Maine Cooperative Education Agreement among the parent(s), student, school and employer is completed at the beginning of the year. Employers/ supervisors evaluate work ethic, on the job skills, and workplace responsibilities. Number of hours worked varies, but students generally work an average of 10 – 15 hours per week. Students must provide their own transportation to and from the job site.
Students must be 16 years old and have a job.
Students must have taken or be enrolled in the Career Exploration Class
Mid-Coast School of Technology has partnered with several Maine Community Colleges to offer students the opportunity to earn college credit in our programs. Mid-Coast teachers serve as adjunct faculty members for the partnered post-secondary institutions. After a student has successfully completed the course, they will earn transferable college credits. Students can earn up to 15 college credits in a Mid-Coast program with additional credit opportunities in English and Math.