Southeast Area Technical High School


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Advantages of a SEA-TECH Education:
Southeast Area Tech is designed to provide students a unique learning experience you will not find in the traditional high school or early college setting. Benefits from a blended learning curriculum will offer flexible scheduling and real world, relevant, meaningful instruction. 

Students will have an opportunity to take a survey course in the 9th grade that will allow a student to explore up to three different career technical areas. In the Career Management, Research and Evaluation course, students locate, secure and/or explore career options through authentic research, evaluation and experiences. Emphasis is placed on self-assessment of characteristics, career interests, and values; educational research and career exploration; evaluation of career information and creation of a Individualized Career Action Plan (ICAP). Based on the National Career Development Guidelines, skills learned in this course include, but are not limited to communications, interpersonal skills, problem solving, personal management and teamwork. English language arts are reinforced. Work-based learning strategies appropriate for this course include business/industry field trips, job shadowing, project based learning and course surveying at Cape Fear Community College. Students will also learn about Career and Technical Student Organizations (CTSOs), competitive events, community service projects, and leadership activities. This course provides the opportunity to apply essential standards and workplace readiness skills.
The school has designed its technical course program offerings around the industry and employment needs of the greater Wilmington Metro and Cape Fear region. Through participation with Career and College Promise, students will earn dual credits towards both the community college diploma, certificate or degree and a high school diploma. There are seven Career & Technical Education program areas and over 60 career certificate pathways students may access at Cape Fear Community College. Additionally and essential in the design of the curriculum, would be integrated community-based instruction that would include opportunities for Work-Based Learning, job shadowing, mentor-ship, and project based learning that would be applicable to business and industry real-world problems along with internships and apprenticeships. The curriculum would also allow for enhanced and embedded leadership development opportunities through Career Technical Student Organizations’ (CTSO's) participation in regional, state and national skill competitions.

Standard/Required High School Academic Courses Offered at SEA-TECH 
*English I
*English II
*English III
*English IV 
*Math I
*Math II
*Math III 
  AFM or 4th level math 
*Earth and Environmental
*Physical Science
*World History
*American History I
*American History II
*Health and PE
*Career Management
*Microsoft Word/PowerPoint
*Microsoft Excel
*^Personal Finance
*CTE Internship
*Project Management 1
  Freshmen Seminar/Advisory
  Sophomore Seminar/Advisory
  Junior Seminar/Advisory
  Senior Seminar/Advisory 

*22 Required Credits for Graduation from SEA-TECH plus Completion of a Career Pathway (6+ credits). 
^This meets the 4th math course requirement for students that are entering the Community College track.

Career Academy Options:
Culinary & Hospitality Management Academy
~Culinary Arts
~Baking & Pastry Arts
~Hospitality & Restaurant Management
~Sports/Recreation Management & Event Marketing
Public Safety Academy
~Firefighting/Fire Science Technology
~Law & Justice/Criminal Justice
~Cyber Security & Defense/Cyber Crime Technology
~Public Safety Administration/Emergency Management
Health & Fitness Academy
~Medical Assisting  
~Pharmacy Tech
~Sports & Athletic Training
~Health & Fitness Science
Construction Trades Academy 
~Carpentry/Sustainable Technology
~Plumbing, Electrical & HVAC
~Construction Management 

SAMPLE of Current CFCC Technical Pathways (click link to view courses in pathway):
Automotive Customizing Technology
Automotive Technology
Boat Building
Business Administration
Nurse Aide
Collision Repair and Refinishing Technology
Construction Management
Criminal Justice Technology
Culinary Arts
Electrical Systems Technology
Electronics Engineering
Fire Protection Technology
Healthcare Business Informatics
IT Computer Forensics
IT Information Systems Security
IT Information Technology
IT Network Technology
IT Operating Systems Admin.
IT Software Development
IT Virtualization Technology
IT Web Development
Landscape Gardening
Medical Office Administration
Mechanical Engineering Technology