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Don Bosco Technical Institute
|Prinicpal Administrator||Rev. Mike Gergen , S.D.B.|
|Campus size||30 acres (121,000 m²)|
|School colors||Black, Gold|
Don Bosco Technical Institute (also known as Don Bosco Tech or Bosco Tech) is an all-male high school and co-ed junior college combining college-preparatory academic courses and technological education (technology programs are listed bellow). Students select four quarter-long technology courses to take during their Freshman year in the high school program, and at the end of that year, they select one of those four to continue with throughout the next three years. Students can graduate in four years with a high school diploma or, after their Junior year, elect to remain a fifth year and complete an Associate of Science degree in a technology.
Bosco Tech offers a wide variety of extracurricular activities as well as sports. The sports program includes football, basketball, cross country, track and field, soccer, baseball, tennis, and volleyball. Extracurricular activities include art and animation clubs, campus ministry groups, debate teams, honor societies, and musical bands. Although the school may be based on catholic values, it is entirely interdenominational. Students of any faith or religious persuasion may attend.
Some people refer to the school as Bosco, although this is misleading due to the fact there is a St. John Bosco High School that is only 10 to 15 miles (15 to 25 km) south of Bosco Tech, in Bellflower.
It was named for the founder of the Salesian Society, Saint John Bosco, who was a 19th century Italian priest who established technical schools to give boys the skills they need to be craftsmen and leaders.
In 1969, its college division opened (Don Bosco College of Science & Technology) and began its optional "Five-year" program which gives students the opportunity to complete minimum secondary education requirements in three years followed by a two-year Junior college program leading to an Associate of Science degree, both on the same campus.
Beginning in the Fall of 2005, the college division of Bosco Tech will cease operations due to lack of interest in the program and lack of funding.
- Computer Science (CS)
- Construction (CT)
- Design (DE)
- Electronics and Computer (EL)
- Graphic Communications (GC)
- Manufacturing (MT)
- Materials Science (MS)
- Power and Transportation (PT)
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