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Chester County Technical College High School Brandywine Campus


    In an effort to provide students in central Chester County the same educational benefits of a dual-enrollment high school as their counterparts in southern Chester County, the Chester County School Authority purchased the buildings located behind the CCIU Educational Service Center in Downingtown as the site of the new Chester County Technical College High School Brandywine Campus. In August 2012, the new facility replaced the Center for Arts & Technology Brandywine Campus for central Chester County students enrolled in career and technical education programs.


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Educational Benefits
  • Provide an improved environment for the delivery of career and technical education, post-secondary programs, and other IU school-age and preschool programs to Chester County students.
  • Permit the expansion of the Chester County Technical College High School to serve a minimum of 600 students in central Chester County.
  • Avoid a costly multi-year renovation project at the Center for Arts & Technology - Brandywine Campus with students in the building. Even with the best planning and execution, any renovation project to an occupied school is less cost effective and results in significant interruptions to the educational process.
  • Provide associate degree programs to a minimum of 300 post-secondary students during its first year of operation with continued expansion.
  • Create expanding opportunities for high school students by aligning career and technical program curriculum with college and university transfer programs, including: education, computer information systems, business administration, science for health care professionals, and engineering.
  • Allow for shared instructional space for high school and college students, including: career and technical training programs, credit-bearing classes, science and computer labs, and a library/media center.

Educational Opportunities
The Chester County Technical College High School features three distinct yet interrelated educational programs: traditional high school career and technical programs, traditional college courses, and new dual-enrollment classes that blend high school and for-credit college courses. Each is described below. To download the 2012-2014 TCHS Brandywine Campus course catalog, please click here.

Career & Technical Programs (Secondary)
The Technical College High School provides traditional career and technical training to 600 high school students. In keeping with the Pennsylvania Department of Education’s focus on high-priority occupations for workforce development, the following career programs are offered to secondary students:

  • Allied Health Science Technology
  • Animal Science and Technology
  • Automotive Collision Technology
  • Automotive Service Technology
  • Banking and Financial Services
  • Barbering
  • Biomedical Science
  • Business Academy
  • Carpentry and Cabinetmaking
  • Commercial and Graphic Arts
  • Computer Information Systems
  • Cosmetology
  • Criminal Justice and Police Sciences
  • Culinary Arts
  • Early Childhood Care and Education
  • Electrical Occupations
  • Electronic Systems Technology
  • Engine Technology and Recreational Vehicles
  • Engineering Technology Systems (Mechatronics)
  • Health Information Management
  • Health Occupations
  • HVAC/Refrigeration Technology
  • Teacher Academy