Jefferson Area Technical Career Center (JATCC)

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Preparing Students of Today for the World of Tomorrow

The Jefferson Area Technical Career Center (JATCC) is committed to serving the career and post-high school job market preparation needs of all high school students enrolled in grades 10, 11 or 12, throughout Jefferson County. 


We have replaced and added some of our programs to help enhance the students technology experience at our career center. New to JATCC this school year is the Emergency Medical Technician program. We have replaced the Business and Marketing Technology with Mobile Application Technology and Computer Aided Drafting and Design (CADD) with Computer Science with Networking Hardware Emphasis. 


With programs like Computer Science with Networking Hardware Emphasis, Criminal Justice, Emergency Medical Technician, Health Science (Medical Assistant / Nursing assisting (CNA),  and Welding, you are certain to find a program suitable for you and your career goals. 


Students enrolled at JATCC attend class just as they would at their local high school. Students performance is assessed and credited to their transcripts for graduation credit. 


Students may attend morning or afternoon classes as their schedules allow. Transportation is provided by the local school districts and students are allowed to drive their own vehicles if they choose upon their home school approval.


Students interested in attending JATCC should request enrollment from their high school counselor. Everything possible will be done to accommodate their schedule and assure placement in the educational or career field of choice. 

Student Organizations through JATCC are

  • HOSA

  • Technology Student Association

  • Skills/USA

Kurwin White

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Judy Gordon

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School Secretary


clinical nursing assiStant

Angela Martin

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The Clinical Nursing Assistant program prepares students to perform the necessary skills to become a Nurse Assistant/Home Health Aide. Basic nursing skills, restorative services, personal care skills, safety and emergency care issues will be covered in theory, lab and clinical experiences. The students will learn to assist patients to meet mental health and emotional needs and observe patient/resident rights. This will prepare the students for the national Certification for Certified Nursing Assistant Exam at the end of the school year.

Computer Science with Networking Hardware Emphasis

Calandria Givens

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The Computer Science with Networking Hardware Emphasis (CSNH) program of study will afford the students the opportunity to learn the required skill set for building, troubleshooting, repairing and maintaining computers. This will include but not limited to:

  • PC Hardware

  • Networking

  • Laptops

  • Printers

  • Operational Procedures

  • Operating Systems

  • Security

  • Troubleshooting and Preventive Maintenance 

  • Green IT

In all, this course is intended to enhance student's professional problem-solving strategies.


criminal justice

Kristopher Givens

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Erin Mothershed

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This program is designed to give the student a variety of skills related to the field of Criminal Justice. Students can concentrate on courses related to Law Enforcement, Corrections or any combination of electives to fit the student's career needs. The instructional program introduces individuals to the duties of police and public security officers, including witness interviewing, evidence collection and management, patrol and investigative activities, traffic control, crowd control, public relations and basic crime prevention methods.


* Students will be given the opportunity to transfer earned credits to SEARK College upon graduation from high school.


Emergency Medical RESPONDER (EMR)

The EMR program offers students the opportunity to delve into the exciting and ever changing and growing medical field. Students will undergo a wide array of technical training which includes hands on activities such as patient assessments, spinal immobilization, and splinting. All students will also have the opportunity to become CPR certified. In addition, students will embark on a field internship with the local Ambulance Service.

medical assistant

Angela Amerine

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The Medical Assistant (MA) program provides students the necessary knowledge and skills to perform routine administrative duties such as answering telephones, greeting patients, updating and filing patients' medical records, filling out insurance forms, writing correspondences, scheduling appointments, and handling billing and bookkeeping.

The Medical Assistant (MA) program also prepares the students to be able to perform clinical skills such as taking medical histories, recording vital signs, explaining treatment procedures to patients, preparing patients for examination, and assisting the physician during the examination, collect and prepare laboratory specimens or perform basic laboratory tests such as urine or blood, and arrange the instruments and/or equipment to be used for the patients examination.


mobile application development

Colbie Williams

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The Mobile Application Development (MAD) program of study is created to teach the design, development, or use of mobile devices applications. The course will cover the fundamental element of mobile application development in both Android and IOS. This course is equipped with project-based and team oriented instruction. The course and labs focus on strong internship collaboration with technical business and industry partners in the community. 


Gregory Waters

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Welding prepares students for career in manufacturing. Students who complete these courses, learn hands-on-training (Stick Welding and Tig Welding) the job duties of a beginning welder. The students are given several job duties and tasks, to us gases and welding processes successfully and to braze metal parts according to diagrams, blueprints, or written specifications. Students may qualify for NCCER standards certification.

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Phone: 870.534.6129

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