Val Tech Program
Val Tech is for students with a special interest in and aptitude for technology. The Val Tech Program offers three different technology pathways: Arts & Communication, Business, and Computer Science, and Science & Technology (Engineering). Click here for a visual representation of these pathways.
Why should a student enter the Val Tech program?
- To earn a Tech Diploma
- To acquire advanced technology skills
- To prepare for continued education in
- To prepare for specialized technology high-level college and university courses certificate programs
What are the Val Tech program requirements?
Cyber Security and Cyber Defense means acting in anticipation to oppose an attack against computers
and networks. High schools and universities are in the process of developing cyber security pathways
and degrees in response to the growth of career opportunities in cybersecurity.
U.S. News and World Report (May, 2016) stated that the profession is growing at a rate of 36.5%
through 2022. Many information security analysts enter the job market with a bachelor’s degree in
computer science with an ICT or cybersecurity specialty, programming or engineering.
The technology requirements are:
Val Tech Internship Program
The Val Tech Internship Program (V-TIP) is the capstone of Valencia High School's four-year Val Tech program. The purpose of V-TIP is to allow students to gain valuable experience and advanced technological skills as they explore potential career opportunities of interest to them. Each student—working with parents, the Val Tech Coordinator, and the V-TIP committee—will design, schedule, and complete a 150-hour internship program compatible with their career interests. This program is intended for highly self-disciplined students who can and will take responsibility for developing, planning, and successfully completing the Val Tech Internship Program.
Valencia Academy Recommendation Forms and Applications
Please complete the 2016-2017 Academy Application and submit to Valencia High School.
Print a hard copy or email an online copy to Linda Gaunt
(714) 996-4970 x10001
Val Tech Coordinator
(714) 996-4970 x10045