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Healthcare career program showcased by Morris County Vocational School

Information Sessions Will Highlight Two-Year High School Programs on Three Campuses

MORRIS COUNTY, NJ – High school sophomores interested in a career in healthcare can learn about Morris County Vocation School District’s Allied Health Program where Share Time students take healthcare courses and complete a two-year clinical internship at Atlantic Health System’s Chilton Medical Center.

Interested 10th graders and their families may learn about the program at an information session on Feb. 9 at at 6:30 p.m. at Pequannock High School. Register in advance.

MCVSD is showcasing all of their Share Time Career and Technical Education programs in the next few weeks with open houses and information sessions.

Share time programs provide half-day specialized career and technical education training as part of a student’s junior and senior year high school program. The programs prepare students for career-related employment and post-secondary placement. Students apply as sophomores to attend a program for half days during their junior and senior years. Programs are located on three campuses, giving students access to optimal equipment and expert instructors in their field of study. Students may earn college credits and participate in an internship as part of the curriculum.

The Allied Health program is a partnership between Morris County Vocational School District Pequannock High School and Atlantic Health System’s Chilton Medical Center. Over the course of the program, share time students take college credit-bearing health care courses at Pequannock High School and also participate in a clinical internship at Chilton Hospital in numerous departments, such as Emergency Department, Radiology, ICU, Wound Center, Outpatient, Nutrition/Dietary, Orthopedics among other areas.

Students will earn 20 Career and Technical Education high school credits per school year and may earn up to 15 credits from the Rutgers School of Health Professions throughout the program.

Allied Health students are required by Chilton Medical Center to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 to work in the hospital.

Students in 10th grade may apply via online application at www.mcvts.org/apply, click on High School – Share Time Career and Technical Education Programs, Share Time Information.  The application deadline is March 31.

Learn about other programs administered by Morris County Vocational School District:

  • An open house is set for Feb. 23 for programs in partnership with County College of Morris: Criminal Justice, Culinary Arts & Hospitality, Cybersecurity & Information Protection, and Engineering, Design & Advanced Manufacturing.
  • An open house is set for March 3 for programs at the Denville MCVSD Campus: Auto Body & Collision Repair, Auto Service Technology, Building & Grounds Maintenance, Carpentry, Cosmetology, Electrical Trades, Food Services, Exercise Science, Plumbing & Pipefitting, Welding Technologies.
  • Students interested in the sought-after Morris County Vocational School District’s Four Year Career Academies apply as 8th graders each fall. Programs are: Animal Science, Biotechnology, Business Administration-Early College, Computer and Information Sciences, Culinary Arts, Design, Education and Learning, Environmental Science, Finance and International Business, Global Supply Chain Management, Government and Leadership, Health Care Sciences, Law and Public Safety, Mathematics, Science and Engineering, Multimedia, Performing Arts and Sports Medicine
  • Adults who would like to enter one of MCVSD’s varied career training programs may attend an open house on March 10. Meanwhile, view the catalog with details on courses, requirements and financial aid. Applications are currently open for the LPN program.

The Morris County Vocational School District offers programs for Morris County high school students, including Career Academies, Share Time Programs, and Adult Education programs. For additional information, contact Gina DiDomenico, Student Recruitment & Community Relations Specialist at didomenicog@mcvts.org or call 973-627-4600 ext. 277.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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