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Learn about Middle College
OCtech Middle College provides students with the opportunity to graduate from high school with earned college credit to use here or at other two and four-year colleges and universities. Instructors, counselors, mentors, and administrators will work with students and families to reach career and education goals.

Top Reasons To Enroll in Middle College

1. Earn Credit! Students may earn both high school and college credit. With a grade of a C or better, students can get a jump start on university and technical degree courses. Some courses in associate degree programs may even earn AP weighting in the high school GPA.

2. Convenient! Students may attend Middle College at sites within each school district, online or on campus.

3. Get Ahead! Students receive preferential college advisement with a college counselor assigned to each high school.

4. Be Prepared! Students benefit by being better prepared for the demands of college and should experience a smoother transition to college academics after completing high school.

5. Life Scholarship Benefits! Students can "bank" Middle College credits and grades towards maintaining or gaining Life Scholarship eligibility after the first year in college!

6. Small Class Size! Smaller classes allow for more personal classroom instruction and attention to detail. Courses are taught by well-qualified instructors, not teaching assistants, as in some larger institutions.

Middle College Courses and Descriptions

Automotive Engineering Technology 

AET 101Building Systems I 2-3-3
This course is a study of the fundamental concepts of design and construction technique in residential, commercial, and industrial buildings. No prerequisite. Allied Health Sciences

AHS 104—Medical Vocabulary/Anatomy 2.5-1.5-3
This course introduces the fundamental principles of medical terminology and includes a survey of human anatomy and physiology. Prerequisite: RDG 032.

AHS 119—Health Careers 3-0-3
This course provides information on various health careers to include job responsibility and personal and education requirements as well as an overview of the health care system with its unique nomenclature and delivery of care. Prerequisite: RDG 031.

AHS 148—Special Topics in Geriatric Care 2-0-2
This course includes a study of selected topics associated with geriatric care including oxygen needs, dementia, and wound care.

AHS 149—Health Care Skills (CNA) 3-0-3
This course includes basic skills needed to care for residents in a long term care setting
. No prerequisite.

AHS 163—Long-Term Care 4.4-1.8-5
This course emphasizes the basic skills needed to care for residents in the long-term care setting. Students will apply practical use of these skills through clinical experiences in a long-term care facility.

Automotive Technology
AUT 102—Engine Repair 2-6-4
This course is a basic study of the diagnostic procedures used to locate and repair engine malfunctions.

AUT 111—Braking Systems 1-6-3
This course is the study of the fundamentals of hydraulics and brake components in their application to automotive brake systems.

AUT 131—Electrical Systems 1-6-3
This course is a study of individual systems and components that when combined form the entire automotive electrical system. The course includes the starting and charging systems, ignition, engine, chassis, and accessory systems, as well as instruction in the proper use of electrical schematics.

AUT 159—Tools, Equipment, and Reference Manuals 2-3-3
This course is the study of the proper selection, care, and use of tools and equipment, including the proper use of service and reference manuals and guides.

Computer Integrated Manufacturing
CIM 131—Computer Integrated Manufacturing 3-0-3
This course is a comprehensive overview of the total manufacturing operation.

Criminal Justice
CRJ 101—Introduction to Criminal Justice 3-0-3
This course includes an overview of the functions and responsibilities of agencies involved in the administration of justice to include police organizations, court systems, correctional systems, and juvenile justice agencies. Prerequisites: ENG 032, RDG 032.

CRJ 102—Introduction to Security
This course includes an introduction to the philosophy and application of security. The protection of personnel, facilities and, other assets as well as administrative, legal, and technical problems of loss prevention and control will be analyzed. Prerequisites: ENG 032, RDG 032.

CRJ 224—Police/Community Relations 3-0-3
This course is a study of the importance of two-way communication between the criminal justice system and the community to foster a working relationship to control crime. A variety of topics is studied, including citizen involvement in crime prevention and police officer interpersonal relations. Prerequisites: ENG 032, RDG 032.

CRJ 238—Industrial and Retail Security 3-0-3
This course is a study of the proper methods of reducing losses caused by shoplifting, employee theft, and industrial espionage. The proper use of security hardware such as alarm systems, CCTV, and fencing are also studied in the course. Prerequisites: ENG 032, RDG 032.

Early Childhood Development
ECD 101—Introduction to Early Childhood 3-0-3
This course includes an overview of the history, theories, and curriculum models of early education. Emphasis is on current trends/issues, with a review of state/national regulations. Characteristics of quality programs and professional teachers are explored in the course.

ECD 102—Growth and Development I 2.5-1.5-3
This course is an extensive study of philosophies and theories of growth and development of infants/toddlers. Focus is on “total” development of the child, with emphasis on physical, social, emotional, cognitive, and nutritional areas. Developmental tasks and appropriate activities are explored in the course. See ECD Program display for special admissions requirements. Prerequisites: ENG 032, RDG 032.

Engineering Technology
EGR 130—Engineering Technology Applications and Programming 2-3-3
This course covers the development and use of computer programs to solve engineering technology problems.

Industrial/Electrical Maintenance
EEM 140—National Electrical Code 3-0-3
This course is a study of the national electrical code and is based on the latest codes as published by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).

EEM 165—Residential/Commercial Wiring 3-3-4
This course is a study of wiring methods and practices used in residential and commercial applications. Prerequisite: EEM 117 or EEM 115.

Industrial Maintenance Technology
IMT 131—Hydraulics and Pneumatics 3-3-4
This course covers the basic technology and principles of hydraulics and pneumatics.

IMT 210—Basic Industrial Skills I 3-0-3
This course is designed to give students an introduction to basic safety, construction math, and hand tools as related to industrial applications.

IMT 211—Basic Industrial Skills II 3-0-3
This course is designed to give students an introduction to power tools, blueprints, and rigging. Students will learn basic communication and employability skills as related to industrial applications.

Teacher Transfer
EDU 241—Learners and Diversity 3-3-4
This course is a study of lifespan development and learning with an emphasis on individual and group diversity. The students are required to participate in a field experience. Prerequisite: ENG 032, RDG 032 or equivalent.

EDU 230—Schools and Communities 3-3-4
This course provides students with a basic understanding of the social, political, and historical aspects of diverse educational institutions in American culture with an emphasis on families, schools, and communities. Prerequisite: ENG 032, RDG 032 or equivalent.

Welding 106
—Gas and Arc Welding 2-6-4
This course covers the basic principles and practices of oxyacetylene welding, cutting and electric arc welding. Emphasis is placed on practice in fundamental position welding and safety procedures.

Welding 111—Arc Welding I 2-6-4
This course covers the safety equipment and skills used in the shielded metal arc welding process. Fillet welds are made to visual criteria in several positions.

Ask your guidance counselor about Middle College at OCtech today!
For more details, email our Middle College Coordinator,
Deborah Cooper-Davis at or call 803.535.1409.