Congratulations to the Health Careers seniors on completing their Nurse Assistant and Patient Care Assistant certifications.
Skills USA
DCTS Wolverines blew everyone out of the water on Feb. 14th! The best of the best competed against other schools and the results speak for themselves. Congratulations to all competitors and their Program Instructors! The total students competing for State Champion in April is 27! Follow our progress on Facebook: DC-Tech Skills USA
Medical Assistant Students visit Country Meadows
A huge thank you to Country Meadows Senior Care, Hershey Campus for providing the opportunity for Medical Assistant Juniors: Jaziah Watson, Cheyann Herrington, Arissa Itinger and Rionna Edwards, to participate in an incredible observation program as part of the DC Tech Work Based Learning Program. During their time at Country Meadows, the students shadowed various healthcare workers learning about specific careers and the role of different positions at the facility. These experiences are so helpful to our students as they begin to make decisions regarding their career path.
Drafting & Design Technology students visit Thaddeus Stevens
On November 26th, the DDT students visited Thaddeus Stevens of Technology in Lancaster. The students were given an overview of the college. They were then taken on a campus tour that included classrooms, cafeteria, student center, dorm areas, gym and fitness center. Students then were shown the Architectural Technology, Engineering CAD Technology and Mechanical Engineering Technology program areas. There was an impromptu question and answer time with several students working in the Drafting lab. A Mechanical Engineering professor took time and discussed many aspects of the courses with the students.
Drafting & Design Technology students met with Senator Disanto during a guided tour of the Capitol Complex
DDT Students were given a guided tour of the Capitol Complex, as part of their architectural studies. We were walking down the various levels of the rotunda, observing the activities of the tree lighting, as well as the rotunda area itself. Senator Disanto saw the Dauphin County Technical School logo on their hoodies and introduced himself to the students. He invited them onto the Senate floor, gave them a short talk about the room and offered to join them in a picture. It was a unique opportunity for the students to study the ornate details of the room, first from the gallery, then from the floor, and to meet their Senator.
Collision & Refinishing Technology
The Collision & Refinishing Technology students were back in action again today at the AACA Museum, Inc. in Hershey continuing their year-long Service Learning Project. Students started by taking a few parts off the vehicle to work on the engine and then started by working on preparing the engine. They then moved to the interior. They finished the day by removing the fuel tank, which they will clean and seal.
DCTS student ambassadors visited Tri-C Elementary School
On December 13th DCTS student ambassadors visited Tri-C Elementary School to speak to the 5th grade students about their career & technical programs. Makayla Boyer, Daric Pastuch, and Jason Perez lead a session with the students about the Masonry Program, Javier Perez spoke to the students about the Automotive Technology Program, Bre’yana Hammonds and Dallas Brown spoke about the Cosmetology Program, and Jayliz DeJesus Carattini and Alex Garcia spoke about the Carpentry and Building Construction Technology Programs. The ambassadors worked with each class of 5th grade students and allowed them to engage in hands-on activities to spark their interest in the different career fields.
DCTS Student Ambassadors visited Derry Township Middle School
On December 11, 2019, DCTS Student Ambassadors Makayla Boyer (Masonry Program), Cassidy Howarth (Dental Assistant Program), and Theresa Kinkley (Health Careers Program) visited Derry Township Middle School to speak to a group of 8th grade students interested in attending the Dauphin County Technical School.
Master of the Rafter competition
On November 26th, Carpentry held the 31st annual "Master of the Rafter" competition. Students had to calculate and layout a 12 foot common rafter as quickly and accurately as possible. Here are the results of the competition: 4th place - Taryn Rohler with 2 minutes, 58 seconds; 3rd place - Nathaniel Cooper with 2 minutes, 56 seconds; 2nd place - Jordon Popp with 2 minutes, 24 seconds; and this year's "Master of the Rafter" is Jorge Calderon with 2 minutes, 22 seconds. Congratulations to all!
Outstanding Citizen
The Lower Paxton Lions Club recently recognized Caden Shaw as an outstanding citizen due to his community service through BC Cares, Carpentry, DCTS theater and his church.
DCTS Medical Assistant Student Completes P.U.L.S.E. program
Medical Assistant Senior, Heaman Dhimal, for completing the P.U.L.S.E. program at Penn State Health Hershey Medical Center where he spent 12 wks studying Hematology & Oncology under the direction of medical students from Penn State College of Medicine. Heaman participated in a group poster project where he presented information on Iron Deficient Anemia to medical students, physicians, and guests.
Small Engine Equipment Technology
The SEET program was the recipient of 40 new Briggs & Stratton Engines to be used for student training. The SEET Program is certified by the nationally known Equipment & Engine Training Council (EETC). One scope of the EETC council is to promote the training of technicians in the small engine field and is supported by most major manufactures of engines and outdoor power equipment. Because the SEET program is certified by the EETC, the instructor was notified that the Briggs and Stratton Corporation was making new overhead engines available to select training programs. Briggs and Stratton shipped 40 overhead valve to DCTS as can been seen in the PHOTO.
DCTS Science Fair Projects
Sage Gary from the Cosmetology program, is working on a project looking at fertilizers, runoff, and algal blooms. She has several chemicals, commonly found in fertilizers, mixed in with water and algae. Sage is comparing the growth of the algae under these different conditions.
DCTS Science Fair Projects
Kaylee McGraw from the Cosmetology program, is studying which foundations are the most moisturizing. She used orange peels that were all the same size and applied different foundations to the peels. She waited 24 hours and massed and measured the thickness and then repeated 24 hours later. Kaylee will see which foundation locked in the most moisture.
DCTS Science Fair Projects
Sherief Wright from the IST program, is comparing the abilities of DIY solar desalination stills. The picture of the bottles is one of his stills that he was working on. He tested one still today and was able to get .25 ml of pure water collected. Sherief is now working on ways to maximize the amount of water that can be collected using the stills.
From The Carcajou Corner...
Fine Herbes Chicken; pan-seared chicken breast in a rich herbed pan sauce with sautéed carrots, haricots verts and rice pilaf.
Medical Assistant students participate in the Surgery Live program at the Whitaker Center
Surgery Live is a program in which students are connected to the operating rooms of Hershey Medical Center through interactive high-definition videoconferencing technology. Our students were able to see and hear the surgical team in real time and were able to ask questions during a surgical procedure. A facilitator guided the students' discussion with operating room staff, demonstrated surgical instruments used in the operation, and explained factors that cause disease and contribute to conditions that place patients on the operating table. It was an exciting and educational experience!
DCTS Students visit job site
Thank you A P Williams, Inc for providing an in-depth tour of a job site this afternoon for our Building Construction Technology students. We are appreciative of the opportunity and your continued support of our students.
DCTS Student Ambassadors
On October 18, 2019, the DCTS student ambassadors led tours during the annual DCTS tour day. The student ambassadors led hundreds of 8th grade visitors through the school, and fielded questions about DCTS as well as career and technical education.
From The Carcajou Corner...
Atlantic Salmon; Dijon-glazed grilled salmon fillet with lemon butter, whipped potatoes and grilled asparagus.

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