Technology Foundations is an individualized, computer-based course designed to provide you with the information processing skills necessary for performance in your chosen profession. The primary focus of this course is Basic Skills in Reading, Writing, Mathematics, and Locating Information. Students are assessed in the Basic Skills areas upon enrollment. This assessment prescribes remediation in skill areas with deficits. Students attend 2 hours twice weekly until they have mastered the criteria prescribed. The Job Prep portion of Technology Foundations teaches job techniques and job retention skills. In conjunction with the computer based KeyTrain® system, individualized small group and class instruction is provided by the Technology Foundations Instructor. Students needing further individualized instruction may make arrangements with the instructor for tutoring sessions.
Entrance Test Preparation
Preparation for the following tests is available in the Technology Foundations Lab:
- GED (General Equivalency Diploma) - Students who enroll in a full-time program will have the GED curriculum added to their Technology Foundations assignments to help them prepare for the exam. A High School Diploma or GED is required for graduation with a diploma from the program offered by the TCAT.
- COMPASS Test – Required for entrance into the Biomedical Technology Dental Assisting, Pharmacy Technician, Phlebotomy, Practical Nursing and Surgical Technology Programs
Typically the course, in most cases, is three months in length. Completion is based on individual assessment results as well as mastery of criteria.