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Jump-start your future with TRECA Tech, a Career Technical Education (CTE) program. Whether your dream is to attend college or get a job after graduation, TRECA Tech will make you more marketable and competitive. It's available to all TRECA Digital Academy students, grades 9-11 who have a 2.0 GPA. Apply today and begin earning credit toward graduation and your career!

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Find your path with TRECA Tech.

TRECA Tech provides students the opportunity to explore different career paths, earn industry-specific certifications, and get a leg up in college or career, all while earning credits towards graduation. According to a 2013 study by the Ohio Department of Education, 98% of Career Technical Education students graduated from high school, 60% went on to employment or advanced training, and at least 50% enrolled in post-secondary education. It's a great opportunity for students to pursue their career interests and set themselves apart from their peers post-graduation! Even more, TRECA Tech students will be automatically enrolled as a member of the Business Professionals of America organization.

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Business Pathways

Business & Administrative Services

Have you always wanted to start your own business? You’ll discover the in’s and out’s of doing just that in the BAS Pathway! You’ll study business foundations, business and administrative services, human resource management, and office management. You'll develop skills in entrepreneurship, financial literacy, and day-to-day business operations. You'll also learn how to build relationships with clients, employees, peers, and stakeholders. Creating job descriptions, job applications, and job profiles will round out this pathway.


Calling all ad critics, product lovers, and sales gurus! In the Marketing Pathway you’ll study business foundations, business and administrative services, marketing principles, and digital marketing. You'll have the opportunity to focus on marketing management, marketing research, merchandising, and professional selling. Hands-on projects will allow you to analyze the four P’s of marketing: price, product, promotion, and place. You’ll also learn how to communicate digitally with targeted customers in areas such as social media and website advertisement.


Do you enjoy managing money? The Finance Pathway may be for you! You’ll explore and focus on skills in accounting, banking, corporate finance, insurance, and securities and investments. Hands-on projects will allow you to learn about analyzing banking products and services, determining ways in which insurance reduces risk, evaluative company performance, and selecting profitable investments for clients. You will also learn how to sell financial products and build positive relationships with clients and co-workers.

Information Technology Pathways


By 2025, 75.44 billion devices are expected to be connected to the Internet. Each device presents a potential vulnerability malicious actors can exploit to steal information, damage assets, or commit acts of cyberterrorism. The National Institute of Standards and Technology together with the National Security Agency is committed to train the next generation of cyberpatriots defending our nation's government and businesses. TRECA offers the Cybersecurity pathway to help in this effort. You'll work towards becoming a Cisco Tier 1 Security Analyst using industry tools and techniques to identify and analyze threats. We'll begin learning about hardening operating systems and network devices, and then move on to mastering the Security Onion suite of tools.

Interactive Media

If a picture is worth a thousand words, interactive media is worth a million phrases! Interactive media is the design and development of visual graphics to convey a message and engage people. In this pathway, you’ll learn about color theory and composition, raster graphic editing, vector graphics, and artwork management all in Adobe's Creative Suite software programs. Courses also include web design, visual programming for dynamic web pages, and a capstone project. Students completing the pathway gain skills and knowledge towards earning an Adobe industry certification.

Network Systems

The Internet is an information superhighway for the world! In this pathway, we learn about how the Internet works and the devices used to implement networks. You’ll enroll in Cisco Networking Academy and learn skills toward earning an industry certification in the networking field. The courses cover Internet of Things (IoT), switches and routers, subnetting, IP addressing, and device security. Network professionals are responsible for configuring and maintaining devices, monitoring network activity, and protecting information from malicious attacks.

Programming & Software Development

<p> Hello, world! </p> Programming is creating instructions to control a computer. Without program software, computers would simply use electricity and flash lights. In this pathway, you’ll learn how to design and develop the instructions, called code. By mastering code, you can create animations, analyze math problems, author web sites, and store and retrieve information. The courses start with information technology, then move to web design, visual programming, database applications, and finish with a capstone project.

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Application Process

Meet Requirements

To enroll in TRECA Tech, students must meet all of the following criteria:

  • Be enrolled as a full-time student at TRECA Digital Academy
  • Have supplied up to date Ohio residency information
  • Be in grades 9, 10, or 11
  • Have maintained a GPA of 2.0 or higher
  • Have maintained an attendance rate of 90% or better
  • Have participated in all applicable state-mandated testing

Not a TRECA Digital Academy student? No problem! Enroll today to begin your TRECA Tech journey!

Submit Application

Students can submit an application at any point within the school year but will not begin TRECA Tech classes until the start of the upcoming semester. Once you submit your application, your school counselor will be in contact to review next steps and discuss pathway options!

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