Pathways to Technology Early College HS magnet

Pathways to Technology Early College HS magnet (P-TECH) at Naaman Forest high school is a program that provides students with technical and workplace skills as well as college credit opportunities. While getting their high school diploma students can earn up to 60 free college hours and have the potential to earn an Associate’s degree in Construction Technology or Mortgage Banking.  Specific student skills will be highlighted with industry certificates in their related fields.  

P-TECH at Naaman Forest high school shall serve all students and specifically enroll diverse groups that include students who are underrepresented in college courses.

Students must apply to participate in this program during the magnet application window. For more important dates and details, please visit the the district Magnet page.

Please check out our new ECHS Landing page for ECHS Program information and resources for prospective Students and Parents.   

 

What is a P-TECH?

P-TECH stands for Pathways in Technology Early College High School. P-TECH graduates earn:

  • a high school diploma
  • an industry-recognized associate degree, and
  • relevant work experience in a growing field.

What are the requirements to enroll?

The application is open to all incoming 9th grade students. Up to 125 students will be selected.

What kind of degree can I earn?

Naaman Forest P-TECH students have two degree options:

  • Associate of Applied Science Degree in Construction Technology or
  • Associate of Applied Science Degree in Mortgage Banking

What is the possible Pathway to earn an Applied Science Degree in Construction Technology?

Associate of Applied Science in Construction Technology (P-TECH)

The following is only an example of a possible four year plan that a student in this pathway could follow. Graduation plans are customized to meet each student’s individual needs and goals. Students may meet graduation requirements for LOTE (Languages other than English), health, and other courses in middle school, summer school, Fall Mini, or Spring Free.

Pathway choices: electrical, plumbing, or HVAC (heating, ventilation, air conditioning)

Careers Spotlight

Carpenter, Cost Estimator, Lead Carpenter, Construction Management, Residential Builder, Building Inspector, Building Engineer, Contractor, Project Management, Field Engineer

9th 10th 11th 12th
English 1*
English II
Dual Credit English III 
(ENGL 1301 & 1302)
English IV
Algebra I or 
Algebra II*
Algebra II*
Health (1 sem.)/
Accelerated
Geometry(1 sem.
= 1 year HS credit)
Math
Biology*
Chemistry*
Physics (honors or AP)
Dual Credit Science
(GEOL 1405 1
sem. = 1 year HS credit) +1 sem. HS Elective
AP Human Geography
AP US History
Dual Credit
Economics (ECON
2301) (1 sem.)  + Government (for
HS credit) (1 sem.)
Elective
P-TECH AVID
Dual Credit Fine Arts (MUSI 1306)
(1 sem. =year HS credit) + Dual 
Credit Speech (SPCH 1311) (1 sem.)
Elective
Dual Credit
Construction Estimating I (CBNT 1346) - fall
PE
LOTE II
Elective
Dual Credit
Construction Technology Practicum (PFPB
2343 - fall/  2370 -
spring OR ELPT
1357 - fall/ 1320 -
spring OR HART
2336 - fall/ 2302 - spring)
LOTE I (Languages other than English)
Elective
Dual Credit
Construction
Technology I (PFPB
1373 - fall/ 1371 -
spring OR ELPT 1321 - fall/ 1341 -spring OR
HART 1307 - fall/1303 - spring)
Dual Credit
Construction
Technology
Practicum(PFPB
2336 - fall/1350-
spring OR ELPT
1319 - fall/ ELTN
1343 - spring OR HART 2341 - fall/ CBFM 2311-
spring) 
Dual Credit Principles of Construction
(OSHT 1307 - fall & ARCE 1303 - spring)
Dual Credit Construction Technology I
(CNBT 1300 - fall & 1302 - spring)
Dual Credit Construction Technology II (PFPB 1370 - fall/ 2307 - spring OR ELPT 1311 - fall/ 1345 - spring OR HART1301 - fall/
CBFM 2317 - spring)
Dual Credit Construction Technology Special Topics (CNBT1291- fall)
*Courses taken at honors/pre-AP level 
 **AVID is required in grade 9. Students may elect to take AVID in grades 10-12

What does it cost?

There is no cost to students or their families for tuition or books.

How much can I save?

The average cost of an associate degree with Dallas County Community College District is $6,000!

What does it mean to be a P-TECH student?

Freshmen and sophomore students enroll in cohort honors and dual credit courses at Naaman. Juniors and seniors take more dual credit courses and attend some classes at Northlake College campus. 

Why Construction Technology?

You can prepare for an entry-level job in many construction areas or continue your education in a four-year program. A first-line supervisor of construction trades might start at $23 per hour.  For  information about careers in construction technology, please see Northlake College Careers.  To view the classes, the courses, and the degree plan for construction technology, please see Northlake College Degree.

Why Mortgage Banking?

U.S. News and World Report lists financial advisor, loan officer, financial analyst and financial manager in its top 25 “best business jobs” through the coming decade. Entry-level loan interviewers in DFW might earn almost $18 per hour. The median annual wage for a loan officer/mortgage originator/broker is $63,430 (U.S. Department of Labor).  For information about careers in mortgage banking, please see Northlake College Careers.  For the classes, the courses, and the degree plan for mortgage banking, please see Northlake College Degree.  

We have created a Smores page to explain all about Mortgage Banking and why this field is a great choice for future students. 

Who should I contact?

NFHS Principal:  Dr. Keith Ellis
Magnet Advisor: Tracy Glick, 972-675-3091 
Assistant Principal: James Sellers, 972-675-3091 
Counselor: Raquel Gillham, 972-675-3090 
 

Information about Garland ISD magnet programs

GISD Magnet Program Overview 
GISD Magnet Program Application Process & Timelines
GISD Magnet Program Frequently Asked Questions 

 

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