Bio Tech & Engineering students working with a client.Bio Tech & Engineering students brainstorming ideas.

Bio Tech & Engineering

Designed for returning Allied Health, Auto Service, Computer-Aided Design, Internet, Networks & Security, or Machining/Engineering Technology students

Students engage in project-based learning that combines science, engineering, and technology. Classmates explain and create solutions to real-world problems proposed by community and business partners. English, fourth-year math, and college credit are available. Related careers include, but are not limited to, computer programmer, engineer, physical therapist, occupational therapist, and biotechnical careers.

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College Credit

Students who successfully complete select CTC courses may receive direct college credit to specific colleges and universities. Direct credit is currently unavailable for this program. A list of classes that offer direct credit may be found here.

Meet the instructors

The teachers and parapros at the Career Tech Center (CTC) all come from the industry they now teach.

Instructor: Kathy Van Til
Bio: Mrs. Van Til graduated with a BA in Education from Western Michigan University and as a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant from Grand Rapids Community College. She has worked in various clinical settings, including Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital, Holland Homecare, and Concept Care. She also taught Occupational Therapy at Baker College. In her free time she loves to travel.

Instructor: Brent Nummerdor
Bio: Mr. N (as his students know him) is a graduate of Reeths-Puffer High School, as well as Ferris State University, and Muskegon Community College. His work experience includes teaching machining to adult and alternative high school students, serving as a Dean of Students at Muskegon Community Ed, and later as a machining instructor at the Newago Career Tech Center. He then moved back "home" to teach the Machining/Engineering Technology program here. Mr. N enjoys spending time with his wife and two children, camping, boating, fishing, and shoveling snow (he finds it cathartic)! He also recognizes his geekiness, and in fact, revels in it.