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.

Automotive Science Technology

Automotive Technology is a two-year instructional program that prepares students for entry-level employment in semi-skilled positions in the automotive repair and service industry, or for entry into post-secondary Automotive Technology programs. Automotive Technology consists of two one-year courses, each nine months in length. Each course must be taught in a minimum of two class period blocks. The first-year course in the program includes instruction in the foundation skills related to safety, tool and equipment usage, measurement, basic automotive service, and brake and electrical system service. The second-year course provides students with foundation skills related to engine performance, drive trains, steering and suspension systems, and air conditioning/heating service.

Students who successfully complete the course will earn 2.0 Carnegie Units of elective coursework toward fulfilling graduation requirements.


Construction is an instructional program that orients the individual to the field of Building Trades. Study in this course allows an individual to prepare for employment or continued education in the occupations of Carpentry, Electrical Wiring, Masonry, or Plumbing. Included are units of study in Introduction and Orientation, Basic Safety, Basic Math, Introduction to Hand Tools, Introduction to Power Tools, Introduction to Blueprints, Introduction to Rigging, Introduction to Electrical Wiring, Introduction to Masonry, Introduction to Plumbing. 2.0 elective Carnegie Units, depending on time spent in the course.

Carpentry is a continuation of Construction, and allows the individual to prepare for employment or continued education in the occupations of Carpentry, Electrical Wiring, Masonry, or Plumbing. Included are units of study in Basic Safety (Review); Advanced Carpentry; Advanced Electrical Wiring; Advanced Masonry; and Advanced Plumbing. 2.0 elective Carnegie Units, depending on time spent in the course.

Health Science

The first year of the secondary health science skill program introduces the student to the health careers field, the basic health sciences, and basic skills in both laboratory and clinical. Upon completion of this first-year introductory course, the student would be competent as a general basic health assistant. The student will be better able to make a choice of a health occupation that he/she plans to pursue. This course is taught for one year, and earns 2.0 elective Carnegie Units, with 1 of the 2 credits counting as a Science credit toward graduation, and the other 1 as an elective toward graduation.

The emphasis of the second year is primarily to expose students to advanced skills in the various health occupations. Students will apply these skills during clinical experience rotations in selected health care facilities. This course is taught for one year and earns 2.0 elective Carnegie Units as an elective toward graduation.

Health Sciences includes a minimum of 100 hours of clinical-type experience over the two years of coursework. Students who complete Allied Health may count earned credit as 1 science credit toward graduation requirements.

Students must have taken and passed Biology, Anatomy and Physiology, or Chemistry and a Science Teacher Referral Form will be required before interview and admission into the course.

Metal Fabrications

The Metal Trades Technology program is designed as a cluster program for preparation to enter the metalworking trades industry. Metal Trades I includes an introduction to the basic metalworking processes. Metal Trades Technology II requires that students choose one of two options (Advanced Welding Option or Advanced Machine Shop Option). The purpose of the course is to prepare students to continue study in a postsecondary metal trades program or to begin work at the entry-level in a metal trades occupation and provides the student with 2.0 elective Carnegie Units.

Programming Fundamentals

Programming Fundamentals is a two-year program that offers training in the design, development, and testing of software applications using a variety of object-oriented programming languages in both client-side and server-side deployments.

First-year students will learn essential programming concepts and apply those concepts by developing both web and desktop applications. First-year students will get exposed to HTML and CSS for web application development, and Visual Basic .NET for desktop application development.

Second-year students will get introduced to the concept of client-side programming using the JavaScript language. Additionally, second-year students will learn the design and manipulation of relational database systems and learn how to create, manipulate, extract, and display data from existing databases using the Structured Query Language (SQL).

Juniors and seniors in the Programming Fundamentals program have the option to dual-enroll with Northwest Community College.

Teacher Academy

Teacher Academy is a pathway for students in the Human Science, Art, and Humanities career cluster. The Teacher Academy program is a high school course designed to attract students to the field of education, to provide information and field experiences relevant to pursuing a degree in education, and to prepare students for the rigors of a career in education so they will remain long-term educators. The Teacher Academy pathway includes classroom and hands-on experiences that will prepare students for employment or continuing education in the education field.

The Teacher Academy is a pathway course that will do the following:

  1. Recruit and hook high-quality high school students for the teaching profession
  2. Give qualified high school students an opportunity to begin successful career paths to teaching
  3. Offer the opportunity to recruit and train high-quality students who may return to the district as tomorrow’s high-quality teachers. This is a “grow your own” solution to the current and looming shortage in the teaching profession.
  4. Provide a framework for building solid partners with area institutions of higher education and offer exciting challenges and opportunities for the district’s students