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Zachary Poling

Students are jumping up and down after winning in their skill competitions through their various student organizations such as SkillsUSA, FFA, BPA, and FCCLA. Pictured to the right are Culinary Arts students...

Spring Newsletter 2023

We are Winning at Tri-County!

We are focused on providing unique opportunities for students to extend their lab and academic experiences here at Tri-County. We stay focused on preparing students for post-secondary options as well as life in the "real-world." All students recently completed a school-wide job shadow day related to their field as an extension of the skills they are learning in their lab. One of our goals for the year was to get 15% of our students in each lab out on internships by the end of the year, and we are well on our way to making that happen. Many of our programs are involved in community projects and volunteer experiences such as our Hospitality students, who volunteer once a week at the Southeastern Ohio Food Bank. 

Students are jumping up and down after winning in their skill competitions through their various student organizations such as SkillsUSA, FFA, BPA, and FCCLA. Pictured to the right are Culinary Arts students, Cayden Jeffrey, Gabe Carrol, Kertus Hunter, Regina Folden, and Anna Greenlee after their FCCLA competition. We also celebrated Career Tech Month by having a door decorating contest and enjoying cupcakes made for the entire school by Culinary Arts. The theme for Career Tech Month was, "Career Tech is on the Rise!" We can certainly testify to that as we are enjoying a record number of new applications after Sophomores visited in February and experienced our labs first-hand. 

We are also working to ensure our students enjoy a safe and healthy prom and graduation season. The Early Childhood Seniors are working on a FCCLA Service Project entitled, (FACTS)-Families Acting for Community Traffic Safety to curtail distracted driving. Also, students participated in a school-wide presentation by the Sandy Hook Foundation entitled, "See Something, Say Something" presented by Officer Nick Appleman. School safety remains a top priority. There is still a lot to do before the end of the year, but we look forward to celebrating our student's accomplishments and successes.

Partner School Districts:  Alexander, Athens, Federal-Hocking, Miller, Logan-Hocking, Nelsonville-York, New Lexington and Trimble 


Upcoming Events:

Spring Break, April 6-11
Retiree Luncheon, April 19
Prom, April 22nd
Dinner with the Teacher, April 26th
Employment Extravaganza, May 4th
NTHS Induction Ceremony, May 10th
Superintendent's Award Luncheon, May 11th
Field Day, May 12th
Passport Ceremony, May 23rd

Board of Education Members:

Mark Barrell, Logan-Hocking Schools
Lance Bell, Logan-Hocking Schools
Ed Penrod, Logan-Hocking Schools
John Depoy, Athens-Meigs ESC
Gary Dicken, Athens-Meigs ESC
Justin Gall, New Lexington City Schools
Ray Hatem, New Lexington City Schools
Bruce Nottke, Athens City Schools
Dave Hayden, Athens City Schools
Micah Covert, Nelsonville-York City Schools
Jim Palmer, Southern Local Schools


Our Career Pathways


Diesel Ag. Mechanics
Students learn not only how to diagnose and fix mechanical problems, they also must understand and troubleshoot the computer-controlled systems found in diesel engines, power trains and hydraulic systems. Students gain hands-on skills working on multiple types of diesel engines and equipment.New Media Plus student with a camera and film rig

Arts & Communication

New Media+ 
Students learn the tools needed to create content through writing, photography, podcasting, broadcasting and other forms of audio and video. Students will be able to attend and cover events and experience different roles within a media organization to learn the production and distribution process.

BusinessMr. Deley, Business Ownership Instructor, and students running the school store

Business Ownership
Students learn Accounting, Microsoft Excel, Word and Power Point as well as how to market and run a small business using our school store. Students also learn customer service and sales, employability skills, leadership, communications and personal financial literacy.


Building and Property Management

Students learn how to properly operate equipment and tools, perform basic woodworking, masonry skills, small motor repair and landscaping. ‚Äč

Construction Trades 
Students learn blueprint reading, drywall installation, rough-framing, finish carpentry, roofing, siding and Bobcat training by building a custom, residential house that meets all required standards and codes. 

Electrical Trades   
Students learn blueprint reading for an electrician's layout, how to install wiring and attach cables and wires to incoming electrical service, fixtures and  how to install switches and circuit breakers. 

Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning (HVAC)/ Plumbing
Students learn how to install, diagnose and repair a variety of HVAC and Plumbing problems. They get experience in making soil pipe joints, joint wiping, soldering, threading, welding and brazing. They also learn to install plastic pipe, copper and cast as well as learn to read schematics, electrical fundamentals, piping practices, types of furnaces and efficiency testing. 

Power Line Technology

Students learn safety, climbing and rigging techniques, bucket truck and digger equipment operation, electrical equipment, proper use and maintenance of hand and power tools, installation skills, power poles and anchors setting techniques. Students also receive OSHA training.


Early Childhood Education
Students receive instruction in the operation of a licensed preschool center located on the Tri-County campus. Students learn child development, childcare and guidance strategies, planning and record-keeping, communications, nutrition, and maintaining a safe, healthful environment. 

Health Sciences

Medical Professions
Students learn infection control, First Aid/CPR, medical terminology, medical equipment use, patient rights, anatomy and physiology, respiratory therapy, physical therapy, phlebotomy and emergency response. 

Nursing Technology
Students learn patient assessment and caregiver safety, nursing care procedures, patient maintenance and assistance, infection control, First Aid/CPR, medical terminology, medical records management, medication administration, medical equipment use, human relations, dietary requirements, patient rights, Anatomy and Physiology.

Sports Medicine
Students learn exercise prescription, fitness assessment, health, and physical fitness. Students will also
study injury and disease, rehabilitation treatment, sport and exercise nutrition, anatomy and physiology. 

Hospitality & Tourism

Hospitality Services
Students learn equipment operation, food preparation, room attendant, laundry services, facility care, serving and table bussing, banquet setup, customer service, safety and sanitation. To practice their skills, students have the opportunity to assist with catering and banquets.

Culinary Arts

Students learn banquet planning, food prep, commercial equipment operation, and ServeSafe food handling processes. Students prepare restaurant quality meals in a professional grade kitchen for school and community events. 

Human Services

Students learn hair care; hair coloring and highlighting; permanent waving and relaxing; hair cutting and styling; pedicure and manicure techniques; and quality skin care. Students will learn the latest salon and cosmetic products used in today’s hair care industry; proper use of equipment, safety requirements and cleanliness procedures.

Information Technology

Students learn security skills for IT support professionals; how to configure and support devices and operating systems; troubleshoot and problem solve networking issues; backup and recovery methods; support basic IT infrastructure and networking; design and implement functional networks; configure, manage, and maintain essential network devices.

Law & Public Safety

Criminal Justice

Students learn self-defense, physical fitness training, First Aid/CPR, crime scene investigation, patrol tactics, corrections, private security, 911 dispatching, NIMS and military science.

Junior students learn the fundamentals of firefighting and emergency medical services, the National Incident Management System and begin Firefighter 1, which continues into their Senior year. Senior year students complete Firefighter 11 Professional Firefighter Certification and finish with Emergency Medical Technician Basic Certification. 



Students learn the three major types of welding: ARC, MIG and TIG Welding as well as structural and pipe welding through a combination of hands-on lab work along with classroom training. 


Auto Body Technology
Students learn to repair and refinish damaged vehicle bodies consisting of metal, glass, fiberglass and plastic components. Students are instructed in the following areas: mechanical and electrical components, structural and non-structural damage repair and analysis, and plastics and adhesives; paint and refinishing systems. 

Auto Service Technology
Students learn how to perform maintenance and light repairs of brake systems, steering systems, suspension systems, powertrain management systems and more. Students will also learn service writing and parts ordering skills, all while working in an actual automotive repair shop. 

Tri-County Career Tech Planning District

Serves 2,643 Students in high school and satellite programs Covers 1,344 Square Miles 
Has a 93.2% Four-Year Graduation Rate 
Offers 50 Career Tech Programs Throughout 
Serving 8 Participating School Districts


Adult Education is a Great Next Step!

Kayla Hooper graduated from our Health Technology program in 2010 with her STNA Certification. After high school, she had two children and was a stay-at-home mom. As soon as she was able to, she enrolled in our Adult Phlebotomy program, where she is learning to draw blood and preparing for a new career. She told us, "I have passed the last two tests with 100% and have completed 52 venipunctures successfully. My instructor, Heather Chubb, is the best."

Our Adult Center is a great option for recent grads who aren't ready for a four-year college or who want to add additional skills and certifications. Like Kayla, they are comfortable with the school and know many of the people here. And of course, it's also an excellent option for anyone who has never attended Tri-County but would like a new certification or career. Welding, Cosmetology and Phlebotomy begin again on April 24th. Power Line begins on May 9th, and Medical Assisting Technology begins on September 5th. Call our Adult Office at 740.753.5464 to learn more about these programs and any financial aid that may be available. You can also find us on the web at Come and see what we can do for you!

Instructor Heather Chubb (Phlebotomy course) and her students

Heather Chubb, Instructor (left) with her current Phlebotomy class.  

Two phlebotomy students. One practicing on another

Kayla Hooper (right) allowing a classmate to practice on her.