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VAN WERT — Vantage Career Center 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 create a personalized portfolio of projects to demonstrate to employers and colleges the range of skills they possess.

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. Students develop skills in medical transcription, accounting systems and procedures and learn the importance of medical coding and billing for insurance purposes. Students also learn specialized software, document formatting 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 new technology and 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 mobile apps, games and robotics and investigate computer forensics and information security software to keep systems safe.

All Vantage programs provide students with the opportunity to prepare for further education and possibly earn college credits through articulation agreements with local colleges.

If you or someone you know is interested in finding out about career opportunities in any of these fields or have questions about the business programs at Vantage, please call Mike Knott, Student Services supervisor, at 419-238-5411 or 800-686-3944, ext. 2032, or email him at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

It’s almost time for the annual Vantage Open House and BBQ Sandwich Dinner! Mark it on your calendars for 5:30-7:30 p.m. Feb. 10. Tickets are available at the door for just $5 for adults and $3 for children. You won’t want to miss it!


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