155 Ayers Street, Barre VT 05641

Phone: (802)-476-6237

Fax: (802)-476-4045

What We Do

In this the three-block Exploratory Tech class, students will learn foundational skills to prepare them to be successful in a Career Center Program in their junior and/or senior years.

Exploratory Technology students balance their time between practicing their academic skills and shadowing in all CVCC programs, giving students a chance to explore career pathways and opportunities provided by Career and Technical education.

The Exploratory Technology Program follows a curriculum that emphasizes the development of critical thinking, reasoning, and problem solving skills. Students learn applied academic and technical skills designed to prepare them for success in any technical program at CVCC.


* All Exploratory Technology students will be required

to safely operate hand and power tools as they

complete technical projects. *



Successful students in this program have these academic opportunities available to them.

 - A full academic education experience

 - Basic First Aid and CPR Certification

 - Time spent participating in every program at the Career Center


Vermont Proficiency Alignment

While covering a full curriculum of content specific to this trade, students in this program will be trained and assessed on the following high school-level academic proficiencies using the following indicators from Vermont’s Proficiency-Based Graduation Requirements.

For more information about Vermont’s Proficiency-Based Graduation Requirements, visit the VT Agency of Education’s website here.


      Major Proficiencies: 1. Modeling   2. Number & Quantity   5. Geometry

      Minor Proficiencies: 3. Algebra   5. Statistics


      1. Physical Science   2. Physical Science   3. Life Sciences


      1. Inquiry (1.a)    1. Inquiry (1.b)    1. Inquiry (1.c)


      1. Reading   2. Writing   3. Writing   4. Speaking & Listening   5. Speaking & Listening   6. Language


      1. Career Exploration   2. Career Clusters   3. Career Readiness   4. Work Readiness   5. Reading   6. Writing   7. Speaking & Listening   8. Digital Citizenship   9. Creative Communicator


      1. Communication   2. Self-Direction   3. Problem Solving   4. Citizenship   5. Integrative Thinking



Exploratory Technology Students use these industry-recognized texts, although others might be throughout over the year.

- Entering the World of Work- Glencoe

- Various Trade Texts


Recommended Reading Level

Any student applying for the Exploratory Technology program should be prepared for 10th grade level reading.


Recommended Math Skills

Successful students in this program should expect to master these math skills. Previous preparation and training in these areas are critical for academic success in this program.

 - Trade-specific math

 - Measurements and construction calculations

 - Fractions, decimals, and percentages

 - Basic math (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division)


CVCC Safety Exam

Every CVCC Program begins the year with a Safety Exam. Students are required to pass this safety exam before they can participate in program lab settings. For more information about these exams, contact the CVCC School Counseling Coordinator.

- Wood Shop and Hand Tool Safety Program Certification (CVCC Designed)

Instructor Information

Instructor: Timothy Hammond


Phone: (802).476.6237 ext. 2134


The Central Vermont Career Center does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color,

national origin, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, and marital status in

admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, its programs and activities.

Click here to read our official Notice of Discrimination as a full document.

Education that works.

Supported by:

Vermont Tech


The Central Vermont Career Center is committed to providing communication materials that are accessible regardless of ability. If you need information in an alternative format, please call us at 802-476-6237.

Click here to read our official Accessibility Statement as a full document.

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