Applied Technology High School @ BCC, Paramus

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Applied Technology High School

This unique high school program, located on the Paramus Campus of Bergen Community College,  provides students an exceptional educational experience through a blend of academic high school curriculum, college classes, and hands-on technical training. The school offers students three program concentrations: Cybersecurity, Engineering Technology, and Health Professions. Please scroll down this page to view informational videos describing our unique programs. Please click here for a video of our Open House presentation for more detailed information about our school and program concentrations.  

 
Prospective Students and Families,
 

Please read the descriptions and watch the videos for our three unique high school programs below.

Also, please take a look at our Admissions Brochure and our "Guide to Applying" Brochure.

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To apply to Applied Technology High School:

  • Your primary residence must be in Bergen County, NJ in September 2021, regardless of where you attend school.
  • Students must currently be in the 8th grade.
  • If accepted, students will begin 9th grade year in September 2022. Transferring into Applied Technology High School is not permitted.
  • To begin the process, visit the website and read about the program, then register for an Open House. 
 

The Admissions Process

Engineering Technology
(Mechatronics) Program


Engineering and Engineering Technology are separate but closely-related fields. While engineering typically focuses on conceptual design, engineering technology focuses on application and implementation. The Engineering Technology program at ATHS offers a curriculum that is centered on "smart machines," where students learn to apply math, science, and technology to hands-on projects in the fields of automation, electronics, and advanced manufacturing. Through this program, students acquire the essential skills needed to pursue a career in a wide variety of areas. This training is coupled with dual enrollment coursework, enabling students to earn advanced standing into several technical associates programs at BCC, including an A.A.S. program in General Engineering Technology. Associates degrees earned at Bergen Community College are transferable to all four-year public colleges and universities in New Jersey. Graduates with a degree in engineering technology will help fill a critical workforce need as they work to install, maintain, and support the increasing number of automated manufacturing systems that are projected to return much of the production that has been outsourced over the past decade back into factories here in the U.S. Graduates from a two- or four-year program in engineering technology qualify as technicians and seek employment in a variety of sectors including manufacturing, construction, and product design. 

Health Professions Program

The mission of the Health Professions Program at Applied Technology High School is to provide preparation for multiple health careers through a core curriculum that emphasizes science, the human and organizational side of health care, and the opportunity to earn college credit and clinical experience. The goal of the program is to promote the concept of teamwork as essential to patient well‐being, provide students with a strong foundation in science, and address the health workforce needs of the State.
The Health Professions Program offers hands-on, college‐level course work in healthcare as well as required academics. Through access to the College’s state-of-the-art lab facilities, students will apply health science content in real-world patient simulations. Students will earn college credit and receive practical health care skills, while keeping their options open for multiple healthcare careers and degree programs. Graduates will be prepared to enter degree programs in areas such as health science, nursing, paramedic science, dental hygiene, sonography, and respiratory care. 

The New Cybersecurity Program

Applied Tech’s newest program offers a curriculum centered on data security. Utilizing a blend of academic high school curriculum, college classes, and hands-on technical training, students will learn to apply programming, networking, and forensics to hands-on projects in the fields of cybersecurity. Students will learn essential skills needed to pursue a career in a wide variety of areas including programming, information technology, and law enforcement. Dual-enrollment coursework will allow students to earn advanced standing into several technical associates programs at Bergen Community College, including an A.A.S. program in Cybersecurity. Students completing their Associates Degree at BCC may transfer their credits to all four-year public colleges and universities in New Jersey.