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PTECH - Pathways in Technology Early College High School

PTECH program

PTECH (Pathways in Technology Early College High School) is a unique six-year program that gives high school students the experiences, practical skills, qualifications and credentials they need to secure rewarding careers in technology-based industries.

The Southern Adirondack PTECH is a partnership between your high school, WSWHE BOCES, SUNY Adirondack and many local industries. PTECH students are incoming ninth graders who will, in parallel, earn a Regents high school diploma from your high school and an associate degree from SUNY Adirondack at no cost to you or your family.


This program offers two pathways:
Summary of the 6-year PTECH Program
Years 1 & 2: 9th & 10th Grade
Students will participate in after-school activities, summer camps, bridge activities and Project Lead The Way (PLTW)/technology courses.
Years 3 & 4: 11th & 12th Grade
Students will spend a half day at their high school and the other half at SUNY Adirondack. Students will finish up their high school degree requirements by the end of year four.
Years 5 & 6: College
Students will attend SUNY Adirondack to complete their associate degree.


Watch a video about the PTECH program:



HOW TO APPLY - 2 steps
Complete the ONLINE STUDENT application below & then have your counselor fill out the ONLINE counselor form: 
1. Student Form: 
2. Counselor Form
(Counselor to complete after the student fills out their form above)
Contact ECCA for More Information: 
Call us at 518-581-3757
Michelle Maddalla
Principal for Innovative Programs
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