TECHNICAL ACADEMIES, PROGRAMS, AND COURSES
Students attending MTI must meet the same graduation requirements as any student within Marion County Public Schools. FSA preparation will be provided to ensure student success. All academies offer Gold Seal Scholarship opportunities.
Students will have the opportunity to earn impressive national certifications, scholarship money and college credits through our Gold Seal programs. Working closely with Business Advisory Councils composed of local industry leaders, students will participate in work-based learning experiences and “hands-on” training activities while attending MTI.
CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS – MTI ACADEMIES (ELECTIVE CLASSES)
Students may earn the REQUIRED Practical Arts credit for graduation upon completion of any of the Career and Technical Education courses listed in this section. Designated Career and Technical Education courses may be used to satisfy the Fine Arts Graduation Credit.
STUDENTS MAY BE REQUIRED TO PURCHASE PARTICULAR UNIFORMS, MATERIALS, OR EQUIPMENT AS REQUIRED BY THEIR ACADEMY)
MAJOR: BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION
- Business Supervision and Management (Business & Finance Academy)
- Law and Government (Law Academy)
- PC Support Services (Information Technology Academy)
MAJOR: INDUSTRIAL EDUCATION
- Automotive Service Technology (Automotive Academy)
- Building Construction Technology (Building Sciences Academy)
- Culinary Arts and Baking (Culinary Academy)
CAREER ACADEMY (100% DUAL-ENROLLMENT AT CF)
Students enrolled in the CF Career Academy must demonstrate readiness for college-level coursework to be admitted into the College of Central Florida’s high school dual enrollment program. To satisfy this requirement, students must pass a minimum of two corresponding sections of the ACT, SAT or PERT (Reading and Writing) or (Algebra and Arithmetic). Students shall be permitted to take courses within their program of study, as well as other college level courses for which they have met the prerequisites and/or minimum test scores. Eligible test scores must be no more than two years old on the first day of classes in which the dual enrollment students are enrolling. Applicants for the Career Academy must also have a minimum cumulative high school GPA of 2.0 on a four-point scale. MTI students interested in applying for the CF Career Academy must have taken the PERT prior to submitting an application to Keri Bowman, Career Academy Coordinator at MTI.
ONLINE COURSES (MARION VIRTUAL OR FL VIRTUAL)
Students at MTI can choose to take some of their coursework online through either Marion Virtual School or Florida Virtual School. Both are established leaders in developing and providing virtual K-12 education solutions to students. Currently students can choose from among 90 online courses to take for credit recovery, supplemental courses, or required courses for graduation, depending on grade level and educational needs. To ensure success in online coursework, students need to make sure that they have home and school access to the following forms of technology:
- Home computer and working home phone number
- Access to high speed internet ( dial up is not compatible)
- Software compatibility for some courses
MTI students will need to follow the following procedures to register for an online course:
- Students need to register for their desired course through FLVS.net. Please choose Marion Virtual School if they offer the course.
- Students will need to list MTI as their school and Ms. Antley as their guidance counselor.
- Parents will need to go online and complete the process for setting up a guardian account. Parents will need to electronically approve any student requested course through this account. If a parent does not have internet access, parents need to contact the MTI Guidance Dept. for assistance, AND submit the signed consent form in writing.
- Requests for online courses must be made prior to the end of the school year OR by the end of the second week of each semester.
Students and parents must read all of the online consent agreements carefully. When you click on the consent button you have consented to a binding agreement to all the conditions of FLVS and MVS. Additional information on online policies can be obtained through the MTI Guidance department by calling (352) 671-4765 or email: Jessica.Antley@marion.k12.fl.us.
CO-ENROLLMENT AT MTC
Co-Enrollment programs are available through Marion Technical College (MTC). Marion Technical Institute provides several opportunities for our students to co-enroll at Marion Technical College while attending MTI. Students can choose to take courses in Phlebotomy, Patient Care Technician, and Welding programs. High school credit for Post Secondary Adult Vocational Certificate classes shall be awarded based on the number of contact hours in the program of study. For each 135 clock hours in the program, a student will be awarded 1 high school credit in Carnegie units. 0.5 high school credit will be awarded for any number of clock hours between 68 and 135. No high school credit will be awarded for any number of clock hours less than 68. Students interested in taking post secondary adult vocational courses at MTC should speak with their Guidance Counselor.