McCann Technical School
Admissions

An admission process is necessary in vocational technical schools where space is a limiting factor. Vocational technical laboratories (shops) are designed and equipped to serve a specific maximum number of students safely. Consequently, a complex of such laboratories lacks both the space and flexibility to accommodate the possible needs and/or interests of all applicants. Therefore, a selection process is necessary to determine which applicants may most benefit from such educational opportunities.

How do I get started?

An admission process is necessary in vocational technical schools where space is a limiting factor. Vocational technical laboratories (shops) are designed and equipped to serve a specific maximum number of students safely. Consequently, a complex of such laboratories lacks both the space and flexibility to accommodate the possible needs and/or interests of all applicants. Therefore, a selection process is necessary to determine which applicants may most benefit from such educational opportunities.All applicants to grades nine through eleven at Northern Berkshire Vocational Regional School District will be evaluated using the criteria contained in our complete admissions policy.

Admissions policy

Getting Started

  • Students and parents complete the first two pages of our application
  • Submit the entire application to the student’s current guidance counselor
  • Your current guidance counselor will submit the completed application along with your current transcript to our admissions coordinator.
  • Applications will be reviewed and scored according to the criteria listed in our complete admissions policy
  • Students will be either accepted, declined or put on a waiting list and will be notified in the spring.
  • Applications received after the deadline may not be accepted. If accepted, they will be evaluated using the same criteria as other applications and their composite score will be computed. They will be placed in rank order on a waiting list with other late applications.
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OPPORTUNITIES TO VISIT

EIGHTH GRADE TOURS

All eighth grade students in our service area should have the opportunity to take a tour of McCann Technical School with their current school. If your student is unable to attend a tour with their school, please contact our Director of Admissions, Michael Naughton for more information.

SHOWCASE FOR SUCCESS

Each fall our students and faculty showcase their talents at our open house. During this evening, all technical areas are open and both students and faculty are available to answer questions and give explanations of  our programs. All shops have exhibits available. We encourage all members of the community to come and see all we have to offer.

CAREER AWARENESS

Each winter a Career Awareness Program takes place at the beginning of January. The program runs for four weeks, three afternoons per week from 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm. Students in 8th grade are encouraged to participate. All students will have the opportunity to experience each technical area with the guidance of instructors and current students. Transportation is provided from most area middle schools. Specific dates will be posted on this website as well as on the updated Career Awareness Program Application Packet.

8th Grade Career Awareness Application

Training today in tomorrow’s careers!

We know deciding what career is right for you is a personal and important decision. Ask your self the following questions.

Do you want a career that is in demand? Do you like to work with people? Do you like helping others? Do you want a meaningful career? Do you want skills that can be used anywhere?

If you answered yes to any of these questions – we feel we can help you make the right decision.

McCann Technical School offers postsecondary day classes for Cosmetology, Dental Assisting, Medical Assisting and Surgical Technology as well as evening classes for Practical Nursing.

Due to the unique structure of each program, transfer of students between programs is not permitted in the same academic year.

Refund Policy

REFUND POLICY

McCann postsecondary programs adhere to the following refund policy:

    • Full tuition refunds are granted for any program cancelled by McCann.
    • A full tuition refund is given before the first day of class, 75% tuition refund is given for class days 1-6, 50% for class days 7-10, and no tuition refund after 10 class days.
    • Refunds are processed after the end of the refund period. Refund checks are mailed to the student’s home address on file in the superintendent’s office. No refunds for books, fees, or kits.

Student Grievance Policy

STUDENT GRIEVANCE POLICY

The student grievance policy provides a system to manage student issues against faculty, staff, or fellow students. Students desiring to discuss or file a grievance should use the following protocols:

1. The student shall make an appointment, within three (3) days, with the instructor to discuss the issue with the objective of resolving the issue informally.

2. If the grievance is not resolved to the satisfaction of the student, the student may submit the grievance in writing to the program coordinator within three days of the informal discussion.

3. The program coordinator shall investigate the grievance and report to the student both verbally and in writing within 7 days of receipt of the formal grievance filing.

4. Should the grievance not be resolved to the student’s satisfaction, the student may appeal the decision to the principal. This appeal should be made in writing within 7 days of the program coordinator’s report. The principal shall investigate the issue and report to the student both verbally and in writing within 7 days of his/her receipt of the appeal letter.

5. Should the grievance not be resolved to the student’s satisfaction, the student may appeal the decision to the superintendent. This appeal should be made in writing within 7 days of the principal’s report. The superintendent shall investigate the issue and report to the student both verbally and in writing within 7 days of his/her receipt of the appeal letter.

6. Should the grievance not be resolved to the student’s satisfaction, the student may contact the Council on Occupational Education, 7840 Roswell Road, Bldg. 300, Suite 325, Atlanta, GA 30350.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid is available to those who qualify. Please see our Postsecondary Financial Aid page.

To calculate approximate cost of admissions download our Cost of Admissions Calculator. To use the Calculator, save the NetPriceCalculator.zip to your computer. Open the file and select npcalc.htm and then follow the directions that appear on your screen.

Cost of Admissions Calculator

Admissions Questions? Contact Deb Felix @ dfelix@mccanntech.org or call 413-663-5383 ext 181.

Tuition Rates for 2017-2018

Day Programs
      • Cosmetology
      • Dental Assisting
      • Medical Assisting
      • Surgical Technology

All classes are Monday – Friday / 8:00 a.m. – 2:45 p.m. / September – June

Externship hours may vary

      • In-District Tuition
        • $1500.00/yr. plus books, uniforms and fees
      • In-State, Out-of-District Tuition
        • $3,000.00/yr. plus books, uniforms and fees
      • Out-of-State Tuition
        • $16,728.00/yr. plus books, uniforms and fees
Evening Program
      • Practical Nursing

All classes are Monday – Friday / 3:45 p.m. – 10:15 p.m. / January – December

Some clinical rotations may be held during the day

      • In-District Tuition*
        • $3,500.00/yr. plus books, uniforms and fees
      • In-State, Out-of-District Tuition
        • $7,000.00/yr. plus books, uniforms and fees
      • Out-of-State Tuition
        • $16,728.00/yr. plus books, uniforms and fees

*In-district cities/towns include Adams, Cheshire, Clarksburg, Florida, Lanesborough, Monroe, North Adams, Savoy and Williamstown.

Opportunities to Visit

All eighth grade students in our service area should have the opportunity to take a tour of McCann Technical School with their current school. If your student is unable to attend a tour with their school, please contact our Director of Admissions, Michael Naughton for more information.
Each fall our students and faculty showcase their talents at our open house. During this evening, all technical areas are open and both students and faculty are available to answer questions and give explanations of  our programs. All shops have exhibits available. We encourage all members of the community to come and see all we have to offer.
Each winter a Career Awareness Program takes place at the beginning of January. The program runs for four weeks, three afternoons per week from 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm. Students in 8th grade are encouraged to participate. All students will have the opportunity to experience each technical area with the guidance of instructors and current students. Transportation is provided from most area middle schools. Specific dates will be posted on this website as well as on the updated Career Awareness Program Application Packet: Download

Northern Berkshire Vocational Regional School District and McCann Technical School maintains and promotes a policy of non-discrimination on the basis of color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, homelessness, marital status, and veteran status.