GCC Secondary (High School)
Career & Technical Education (CTE) Programs
The GCC CTE Telecommunications program launched in August 2018 at Tiyan High School. Telecomm is GCC's newest career and technical education (CTE) secondary program. It is designed to specifically address the need for IT workers on island.
---> The CTE Telecommunications program creates a direct pathway into the GCC postsecondary Associate Degree in Computer Science program. <---
Students who complete all the program requirements, graduate, and then declare the Associate Degree in Computer Science program at GCC as their major, will have earned 19 credits in the Associate of Science in Computer Science postsecondary program through the Telecomm program.
Formal launch of Tiyan Telecommunications program on Sept. 25, 2018
Dr. Mary Okada, GCC President
“The idea for this program started two years ago, with the Guam Chamber of Commerce’s Silicon Village initiative. GCC then partnered with telecommunications professionals to develop the high school Telecommunications program to specifically address the need for IT workers on island."
Jon Fernandez, GDOE Superintendent
"GCC and GDOE are 'partners in excellence' through the GCC CTE programs in the six public high schools, which help high school students to prepare for employment and to further their education."
How the GCC CTE programs work to create pathways from high school to GCC
GCC now offers 12 secondary CTE programs to varying degrees in six of Guam’s public high schools:
- Allied Health
- Automotive Service Technology
- Automotive Collision Repair Technology
- Construction Trades
- Early Childhood Education
- Electronics Technology
- Lodging Management
- ProStart (Culinary)
- Visual Communications
will earn a Certificate of Mastery upon graduation. Through GCC’s Dual Credit Articulated Programs of Study (DCAPS), the student can earn from six to 19 credits (depending on the program) that will carry over to a corresponding GCC postsecondary program if they declare that program as their major upon enrollment at GCC after graduation from high school.
- Enroll in these CTE programs from sophomore through senior year,
- Earn a grade of “B” or better in their CTE courses all three years, and
- Successfully participate in the 180-hour work experience component of the program,
The CEOs of Guam’s three major telecommunications companies attended the launch of the GCC CTE Telecommunications program and spoke to the students about taking advantage of this opportunity to learn about telecommunications: Roderick Boss from Docomo Pacific, Roland Certeza from GTA, and Jim Oehlerking from IT&E. Oehlerking noted that he started his postsecondary education at a junior college before earning his computer engineering degree at the University of Illinois, telling the students that this program will be valuable to them because every company has telecommunications needs.
The mission of Guam Community College is to be a leader in career and technical workforce development, providing the highest quality, student-centered education and job training in Micronesia.
Dr. Michael Chan
Dean, GCC Technology & Student Services
Associate Dean, Technology & Student Services
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