Allegan County Area Technical & Education Center
2891 - 116th Avenue
Allegan, MI 49010
  • Tech Camp 2017 Program Offerings for 6th, 7th, and 8th Graders


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  • The Small Business Operations Program Adds a New Piece of Equipment to the Classroom

    Small Business program adds CNC router to classroom Small Business created CNC touch plate

    Small Business Operations has added a new piece of equipment to the classroom. The addition of a CNC router allows the class to gain exposure to a varied set of technical skills and operations along with the ability to produce some fairly complex and marketable projects. Students have begun to design projects that we hope to continue to manufacture in the future. Through this process students found that we needed an additional piece of equipment to maintain accurate tolerances in our CNC work. Through research students designed and constructed a “touch plate” for our CNC. If this part was purchased retail it is rather expensive. Aside from the cost savings, students involved in this project gained skills in research, project design, and the construction skills necessary to create it. 


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  • Machining Students Job Shadow at Local Businesses

    Machining Students Jake Taylor and Colton Borst discuss what they learned from going on their recent job shadow


    Machining & CNC students have been learning about manufacturing opportunities by job shadowing with business/industry for a day and are able to observe someone on the job to see what a certain job is like. To date 14 students visited six different companies to get a firsthand look at advanced manufacturing.


    Jake Taylor and Colton Burst discuss what they learned from their recent job shadow visit to B&G Custom Works.







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  • Cosmetology Students Learn the Art of Hair Color

    Cosmetology Students Learn the Art of Hair Color

    Currently in our first-year Cosmetology class, we are learning the art of hair color.  Our students are getting familiar with the color wheel, how to mix hair color, and the different application techniques.  Students are also learning the proper safety precautions, and sanitation procedures.  Once our students continue to the second-year, they will have the proper knowledge to apply hair color to live models.  We are very excited to work hands-on with hair color!


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  • Auto Technology Program is Expanding

    Auto Technology Program Building Expansion

    The expansion of the Auto Technology program at the Allegan Tech Center is on schedule to be completed in June of 2017.  The auto students as well as the instructor are very excited to gain two more lifts and two more flat bays to practice their diagnostic and repair skills on today’s automobiles.


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  • Health Occupations Students of America Regional Competition held at Kalamazoo Valley Community College, with seven counties represented

    Former Student and State Officer, Alex Bailey, CERT Team Participants Kaitlyn Bowman and Regan Kraft, and President Elect, Be Students from the Health Care Science Foundations and Health Occupations programs selected areas of interest to compete in October of 2016.  Throughout the year, students prepared for the Regional HOSA competition that took place on January 27th, 2017.  At Regionals, the top ten ranked participants in each category are eligible to move on to the State competition, which takes place in April at the Grand Traverse Resort.  Of the 64 participants, 40 qualified to go on to the State competition with 18 students receiving medals by placing in the top three of their events.




    Former Student and State Officer, Alex Bailey, CERT Team Participants Kaitlyn Bowman and Regan Kraft, and President Elect, Ben Dart  


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  • Culinary Arts Students Prepare for State Competition

    Culinary Arts Students Prepare for FCCLA State Competition Culinary Arts Students Prepare for FCCLA State Competition

     AM Team: Nate Passsorelli, Tracy DeJager and Addison Hopkins                         PM Team: Amber Figueroa, Allison Mooney and Noemi Delgado

    Allegan Tech Center Culinary Arts students are preparing for their FCCLA State Culinary Arts Team Competition March 22-24th in Midland. These students competed with their classmates in November and earned a spot on our state culinary teams.  In March, they will be competing against the other top high school culinary teams for a chance to qualify for nationals and win a college scholarship.


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  • Core Performance Indicators

    Federal Carl D. Perkins legislation requires all Career and Technical Education programs monitor student and program performance.  Each Career and Technical Education program has core performance measures in each of the following areas: 

    • Academic Achievement
    • Technical Achievement
    • High School Completion
    • Placement
    • Non-Traditional Enrollment
    • Non-Traditional Completion. 

    View the Core performance indicator information below available for the CTE programs in Allegan County.

    If you have any questions or need assistance locating appropriate Core Performance data, contact Linda Blankenship, CTE Director at 269-673-3121 or

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