Earn an Associate’s Degree at no cost
Be 1st in line for consideration for job openings with industry partners


student working on laptopWhy  TST P-TECH Academy?

Learning should be meaningful, relevant, and joyous.  Students enter the P-TECH program as ninth graders and work simultaneously toward earning a Regents High School Diploma and an Associate’s Degree in Applied Science from Tompkins Cortland Community College — at no cost to the student’s family. The 6-year sequence emphasizes highly relevant and meaningful learning that is project/process-based, includes ongoing work-place learning experiences that lead to apprenticeships, and uses a portfolio-based authentic assessment approach for students to show what they have learned and are able to do.  We engage in ongoing curriculum development and teacher learning, in order to ensure a fully inclusive and culturally sustaining learning environment for every student.  We collaborate with business and community partners to design genuine work-based challenges that help students learn the workplace, professional, and life skills needed for success in their industries and their lives.  TST P-TECH Academy currently offers career pathways in Computer Science and Advanced Manufacturing.

What will young people be learning?
Who might be a good fit for the TST P-TECH Academy?

A successful young person in TST P-TECH Academy is motivated to learn in new and exciting ways, and thrives in a non-traditional classroom setting. Are you creative, passionate about learning, and interested in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math? Do you want to make meaningful contributions to our local & global community? Our students have the desire to build strong skills in communications, critical thinking, problem solving, collaboration and time management. Students entering ninth grade are selected based on an application process.


 student and teacher work on networking equipmentAdvanced Manufacturing – Advanced Manufacturing is the integration of technology-based systems and processes in the creation of products. Students will learn the foundational STEM and problem-solving skills that will make them an in-demand, employable technician with knowledge in science, technology and math.
Career possibilities: industrial engineer, CNC machine operator, precision manufacturing

Computer Science – Students gain knowledge and practical competence in the Computer Science field allowing for a wide variety of career opportunities by educating them in the fundamental concepts, knowledge and practice in computer programming, database, web design, hardware, operating systems and networks.
Career possibilities: computer support specialist, network administrator, cyber security analyst, web developer

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Contact Us

Barry Derfel
Director of TST P-TECH Academy
607-257-1551, ext. 1004


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