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Did you know that Vantage offers 16 different high school career tech programs in business, trade and industry and service? Over the next few weeks, you’ll have the chance to learn a little about each program. Today’s article is about three specialized business programs offered at Vantage.

For the technologically creative and artistic student, the Interactive Media program offers exciting opportunities. Interactive Media is the study of a combination of elements such as music, sound, computer-generated graphics, and video used for purposes of entertainment, presentation, or advertising. Careers in Interactive Media involve creating, designing, and producing interactive multimedia products and services, including the development of digitally-generated or computer- enhanced media used in business. Students become skilled in manipulating images  and information from a variety of sources including audio, video, still photos, animation, text, soundtracks and digital data using computer applications and visual and sound  techniques. Internet applications and website creation are also included in this  program.   

Students interested in the Medical office field can get a head start in the Medical Office Management program, where they will learn business skills, accounting, medical terminology, abbreviations and Anatomy/Physiology. They build knowledge of medical terminology, abbreviations and anatomy. Students develop skills in medical transcription, utilize medical coding, billing and accounting systems and procedures. Students also learn specialized software and computer applications. The demand is great for students with this educational background.

Interested in seeing how a computer and its systems work from the inside out?  The Network Systems program provides students with the opportunity to work on state-of- the-art equipment while learning to make basic repairs, network management and  troubleshooting within the system. They design, build, install and repair complex computer network systems, develop programming skills for game creation, and apply computer forensics and information security software to keep systems safe. Areas of study also include programming, computer architecture and forensics, information and network security, workstation management and business applications. All of the Vantage business programs are Tech Prep programs, which means students can prepare for further education, possibly earn college credit for high school coursework, and apply for Tech Prep scholarships to Rhodes State College.

For information about the business programs at Vantage, call Student Services Supervisor Ben Winans at 419-238-5411 or 1-800-686-3944 ext. 2140 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

It’s not too early to mark your calendars for the Vantage Grand Open House, celebrating the completion of the OSFC renovation and expansion project, which will be held from 5-8 p.m. on Feb. 25. There will be a brief ceremony from 5-5:30 p.m. Following that, guests can explore the building, visit the labs, meet the teachers, and enjoy some light refreshments.


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