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Satellites Virtual Tour

Welcome to the EFCTS Satellite Virtual Tour

Our Satellite programs are spread out at various locations around Central Ohio, including at many of our associate high schools. Below you can explore your program(s) of interest by watching the video, reading about the program and instructor as well as success stories of alumni.

We also encourage you to watch the video to your left from our Career Services Team. It will answer some of the most frequently asked questions about admissions, including questions about Satellite programs.

Also, please note that we are launching a new Satellite program in 2021-2022 that interested students can apply for when the application goes live on December 3, 2020. Cyber Security launches at New Albany High School in the fall of 2021. If you are interested in exploring this program, we encourage you to go to the Fairfield Career Center Virtual Tour and find Cyber Security. The programs will be similar and you can learn more about what the program will entail. 

Architecture/Construction Management

Mr. Jason McGee, Instructor

jmcgee@efcts.us

Career Background: Keiser Design Group, Art Institute of Raleigh, Karlsberger Architects

Credentials:  B.S. Architecture – The Ohio State University; Master of Architecture – Kaiser Institute

Best Part of Your Program: “The students! I love sharing my passion for design and working through projects with my students.”

Location

Clark Hall/Gahanna Lincoln High School

About

Design the buildings and homes of the future. This program, housed in the state-of-the-art classroom at Gahanna Lincoln High School’s Clark Hall, was custom built for students who can visualize a project, work through mathematical problems, and communicate ideas to an audience. Students interested in this program should have a strong math foundation. Students learn architectural design, problem solving, and explore other creative mediums through visits from professional partners, projects developed with business partners, job shadowing, and mentoring.

Bioscience

Ms. Kelly Lewis, Instructor

klewis@efcts.us

Career Background: Taught American middle school in Germany for two years for the Department of Defense, Taught science for 19 years at Gahanna Lincoln H.S.

Credentials: Bachelor’s Degree in 7-12 Biological Sciences – Bowling Green State University, Master’s Degree in Teaching – Miami University

Best Part of Your Program: “I love that students enter the program with curiosity, and I can continue to foster their love for science. It is very satisfying to see them graduate with a greater toolbox of skills and confidence in their abilities to actually ‘do’ science.”

Location

Clark Hall/Gahanna Lincoln High School

About

If math and science are your favorite subjects, Bioscience is the program for you. With its unique focus on the uses for science, Bioscience explores a variety of fields including agriculture, medicine, forensics, genetics, food science, and others. Students in this program gain intense experience in a state-of-the-art clinical facility performing various experiments as part of the research-based curriculum. Students also study and practice proper lab data reporting techniques.

Environmental Science

Mr. Chad Schwinnen, Instructor

schwinnen.1@napls.us

Career Background: Worked at a Wastewater Treatment Plant and The Museum of Biological Diversity at Ohio State before pursuing my master’s degree.  Been teaching at New Albany High School for 12 years.

Credentials: B.S. in Biology from The Ohio State University, M.S. in Biology from Wright State University

Best Part of Your Program: ” I really enjoy watching student perspectives of the natural world change throughout the year.  They begin to notice what is going on around them and how they are impacting the environment.”

Location

New Albany High School

About

Environmental Science students focus on the “real science” behind environmental problems and issues in Eastland’s Environmental Science lab and 75-acre Wetland Nature Preserve at New Albany High School. Students also have the opportunity to enroll in geological studies or a year-long research project involving a topic of the student’s choosing. Students interested in this program should have a strong science foundation.

Marketing & Logistics Management

Mr. Kelly Robinson, Instructor

krobinson@efcts.us

Career Background: More than 30 years experience in transportation industry education, Operations Manager

Credentials: Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration – The Ohio State University, Master’s Degree in Workforce Education & Development – The Ohio State University

Best Part of Your Program: “Many aspects of business with an emphasis on marketing and the supply chain. Operate the Cruiser Shop and take fun educational field trips.”

Location

Groveport Madison High School

About

This program is designed for enterprising students who are creative and like to work with people. Students enrolled in this program will put theory into practice as they take on the challenge of operating a school store. From writing a marketing plan to deciding which products will be offered, students will play an integral role in the start-up and day-to-day operation of this entrepreneurial venture.

Multimedia

Mr. Doug Rider, Instructor

drider@efcts.us

Career Background: Advertising Agency, Full-Time Ministry, Multimedia Consulting

Credentials: Bachelor’s Degree in Sports Sciences – Ohio University, Master’s Degree Workforce Education & Development – The Ohio State University

Best Part of Your Program: “The atmosphere in class where students enjoy learning in a relaxed setting where they can let their creativity and personality shine. Students are learning professional quality skills that sets them up for success in the marketplace.”

Location

Pickerington High School North

About

Students learn to combine creativity with technical skills to produce compelling experiences focusing on the design and development of websites. Students are exposed to web design, digital media design, digital photography, video/film production, information technology basics, and core business concepts. Combine your love for technology and your creativity into a successful Learn how to use the latest technology to create all types of media—from capturing digital images to designing graphic layouts and websites. This program allows you to express your artistic side while enhancing your computer expertise.

Performing Arts (Acting)

Mr. Tim Browning, Instructor

tbrowning@efcts.us

Career Background: Award-Winning Professional Actor/Director for more than 25 years.


Credentials: Bachelor’s Degree – City University of New York, Master’s Degree – Mercy College, Training with the Royal Shakespeare Company and The Ohio State University


Best Part of Your Program: “Surrounding yourself with like-minded young artists every day. Opportunities to engage with the best theater professionals in Columbus. Unrivaled career training!”

Location

Reynoldsburg High School Livingston Campus

About

Combine a love of the theatre and the desire for a successful performance career into a reality through the Performing Arts program located at Reynoldsburg High School. The state-of-the-art theatre and lab, including a dance studio, scene shop, dressing rooms, and a theatre library, set the stage for many impressive performances. Students of the Performing Arts program have many opportunities to be involved in program productions and are also encouraged to participate in their home school performances. Students choose to focus their studies in acting, dance, music, or technical theatre while studying various aspects of theatre.

Performing Arts (Dance)

Ms. Gale LeVan, Instructor

glevan@efcts.us

Career Background: Dancer, teacher, choreographer

Credentials: Bachelor’s Degree in ballet, University of Akron

Best Part of Your Program: “The best part of Performing Arts is watching our students grow in confidence and their ability to command an audience with their dancing, acting and singing. Also, getting to spend my days with these fine young artists is pretty great as well!”

Location

Reynoldsburg High School Livingston Campus

About

Combine a love of the theatre and the desire for a successful performance career into a reality through the Performing Arts program located at Reynoldsburg High School. The state-of-the-art theatre and lab, including a dance studio, scene shop, dressing rooms, and a theatre library, set the stage for many impressive performances. Students of the Performing Arts program have many opportunities to be involved in program productions and are also encouraged to participate in their home school performances. Students choose to focus their studies in acting, dance, music, or technical theatre while studying various aspects of theatre.

Teaching Professions

Ms. Robyn Hilderbrand, Instructor

rhilderbrand@efcts.us


Career Background: Social studies teacher and school administrator


Credentials: B.S. Social Studies Education, M.S. Educational Administration – The Ohio State University


Best Part of Your Program: “The Students!”

Location

Clark Hall/Gahanna Lincoln High School

About

Use your passion to make a difference in children’s lives and guide them as they learn and grow.The Teaching Professions program located in the state-of-the-art classroom at Gahanna Lincoln High School’s Clark Hall gives you an opportunity to develop skills in designing learning environments and classroom management. In addition to learning in the classroom, students will participate in shadowing experiences, internships, and field trips to prepare for a career as a teacher.

Work-Based Satellite Programs

Employability Prep

Ms. Rhoda Langel & Ms. Cathy McKee, Instructors

rlangel@efcts.us | cmckee@efcts.us

Career Background (McKee): Marketing education teacher, Life skills/personal finance teacher


Credentials (McKee): Bachelor’s Degree – The Ohio State University
Graduate Coursework – Ashland University


Best Part of Your Program (McKee): “My awesome students and amazing business partners.”

Career Background (Langel): Early Childhood Education Teacher, Long-Term Substitute


Credentials (Langel): Bachelor’s Degree in Home Economics – The Ohio State University, Transition-to-Work Licensure – Kent State University


Best Part of Your Program (Langel): “Working side-by-side with professionals in the workplace to gain employability skills that will help students gain competitive employment and connect them with potential employers.”

Location

Various Work Sites

About

This program offers students with learning differences (ages 16-21) the opportunity for placement into a variety of community job sites. This supported, on-site training program prepares students for future employment by developing the good decision-making and problem-solving skills necessary to meet each student’s and business partner’s needs. Students must be recommended to this program by supervisors, teachers, work-study coordinators, or other school personnel. In addition, a completed application and tour of the downtown training program are required to be considered for acceptance. Upon acceptance, your interest areas and skills will be considered for placement in an appropriate work experience.

Project SEARCH

Ms. Linda Ferguson, Instructor

lferguson@efcts.us

Career Background: 11 years as the instructor of Project SEARCH


Credentials: Bachelor’s Degree in Special Education – Kent State University, Master’s Degree in Administration – The Ohio State University, Transition-to-Work Endorsement – Kent State University


Best Part of Your Program: “I am blessed to work with such great students. The best part of Project SEARCH is seeing their smile when they reach their goal of competitive employment.”

Location

Fairfield Medical Center

About

Project SEARCH is a one year, high school transition program which provides training and education leading to employment for individuals with disabilities. Project SEARCH serves as a workforce alternative for students in their last year of high school. Three elective high school credits can be earned for successful completion of the Project SEARCH program. All students must be eligible for services with the Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities Agency to participate. The cornerstone of Project SEARCH is total immersion in a business setting. Students report daily to Fairfield Medical Center where they will learn employability skills in the classroom and job skills during three internship rotations. Students participate in monthly progress meetings to define their career goal and plan necessary steps to achieve that goal. If available, students may utilize public transportation.