Vocational Schools

Vocational Technology Education

Oxford-Lafayette School of Applied Technology

Oxford-Lafayette School of Applied Technology

The Oxford-Lafayette School of Applied Technology serves students in grades 10-12 in both the Oxford and Lafayette school districts. The school offers courses of study in a variety of fields to prepare students for the ever-changing needs of today’s workforce. Students get the benefit of gaining practical, dynamic and hands-on experiences, taking core classes daily at their high school and traveling to the school for technology classes.

Metal Trades Technology

Prepares students for entry-level positions or for advanced training in metal trades. Curriculum coincides with Specification for Qualification and Certification for Entry Level Welders (AWS QC 10-95), developed by the American Welding Society. Program includes:

  • Basic metalworking
  • Advanced welding
  • Advanced machine shop

Agriculture Power and Machinery

Teaches entry-level skills needed in agricultural power mechanics industry. Skills taught include:

  • Operation, maintenance, and repair of agricultural equipment
  • Gas and diesel engines
  • Welding
  • Hydraulics
  • Other power systems

Building Trades Technology

Basic and advanced courses prepare students for jobs in carpentry, electrical wiring, masonry, and plumbing. Skills taught include:

  • Basic math
  • Use of power and hand tools
  • Following blueprints
  • Tool use
  • Rigging
  • Electrical wiring
  • Masonry
  • Plumbing

Cooperative Education

Prepares students for obtaining jobs through instruction on business etiquette and how to apply for jobs. Students are required to work a minimum of 540 hours at jobs in the community. Program includes:

  • Word-readiness preparation
  • Related occupational classroom instruction
  • Worksite training elements
  • Over 20 course topics taught

Allied Health

Two-year program with clinical experience rotations in selected health care facilities. Skills taught include:

  • Career options in health field
  • Basic and advanced laboratory skills
  • Basic and advanced clinical skills
  • Hands-on clinical rotations

Automotive Technology

Two-year program teaching skills needed for an entry-level jobs in semi-skilled positions the automotive service industry. Skills taught include:

  • Safety, tool, and equipment usage
  • Measurement
  • Basic automotive service
  • Brake and electrical system service
  • Engine performance
  • Drive trains
  • Steering and suspension systems
  • Air conditioning/heating service

Business Computer Technology

Skills taught include:

  • Document processing
  • Desktop publishing
  • Office systems
  • Employability skills
  • Files and records management
  • Communication and management skills
  • Telecommunications
  • Multimedia
  • Web page design