Enrolling in VSCTC

2020-2021 Enrollment now open. Apply Today!

With our track record, you’re bound to succeed. Join the mass percentage of our students who have attained technical skills, were placed in jobs, earned industry credentials, and graduated at VSCTC.

Who We Are

As an award-winning school district with a long tradition of excellence in career and technical education, the Vanguard-Sentinel Career & Technology Centers value a system of continuous improvement that permeates every aspect of its work in order to become a center of educational excellence.

We are committed to providing a challenging curriculum, skilled instruction, and a learning environment that responds to individual student success. Our work is guided by the belief that every student is capable of attaining high levels of educational achievement in preparation for meeting the rigorous demands of the twenty-first century.

Personal Connection

We believe in the power of personal connections and relations between staff, students, parents and the community.


We believe in the value of collaboration and communication between staff and students, as well as business and community partners who are all working in partnership to strengthen education excellence. 


We believe in teaching and modeling the six core values of character:  Trustworthiness, Respect, Responsibility, Fairness, Caring and Citizenship.

Optimistic Environment

A professional community that approaches its work with optimism and a tremendous sense of possibility.


Program Spotlight Video- AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY! (Sentinel & Vanguard)
Learn to diagnose, maintain and repair performance related vehicle problems, and use advanced computer technology and techniques to troubleshoot various vehicular challenges. Acquire knowledge of proper industry-wide safety measure and problem-solving techniques related to the automotive industry.
Check out this and all of our other programs at our Open House on January 19 from 5-7 p.m. or take a virtual tour on vsctcignite.org or you can APPLY TODAY on our website.
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Enrollment is now open for the 2022-2023 school year. Check out this video about our Business Management Program. Apply today! ... See MoreSee Less

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Program Spotlight- BUSINESS MANAGEMENT! (The Vanguard Tech Center) Gain introductory knowledge of business management and marketing concepts. You will also learn to use financial tools, strategies, and systems to develop and monitor personal financial goals. Check out this and all of our other programs at our Open House on January 19 from 5-7 p.m. or take a virtual tour on vsctcignite.org or you can APPLY TODAY on our website. ... See MoreSee Less

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NEW!! Financial Aid Now Available for Adult Education Short-Term Courses!
Thinking about a new career or gaining skills in your current career? Contact us for opportunities to help you reach that next level!
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Sentinel Public Safety students assisted Tiffin FOP in bringing holiday joy to area families. An added bonus, Colton Company assisted as a student and now he is a Sentinel grad working as a Deputy and still helping! ... See MoreSee Less

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Providing opportunities to students for 1-year, 2-year, 3-year, and 4-year training in their field of choice.
Offering the chance to participate in social and learning opportunities.
Rewarding drug-free students for their healthy choices and providing tools against peer pressure.
Competitive electronic games of strategy that can be played individually or as a team
An important component of the culture for Vanguard Sentinel Career & Technology Centers
Introducing K-5 students to in-demand careers.
A fun opportunity to experience and explore the many career paths the district offers.


Discover Your Potential

Maybe you know what you want to do, maybe you don’t.  Either way, we can help!

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Adult Education

Why Choose VSCTC?

We offer more than a “traditional” high school by providing career-technical education using a blended learning environment and technology to its fullest potential.   Our goal is to provide every student with skills that prepare them for careers, college or the military so they become competitive in a global marketplace.

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Your Success First

We are committed to providing you a challenging curriculum, skilled instruction, and a learning environment that fosters YOUR success!

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It's Never Too Late

Whether you are looking to take a refresher course to improve your skills for your current job, dive into a training program to start a new career, or even just take a fun personal interest class, Vanguard-Sentinel ADULT WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT can help! 

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Preparing for the Real World

Vanguard-Sentinel Career & Technology Centers has provided career and technical training to thousands of students in order for them to gain employment and/or to continue their education at the college level. Student Success is our #1 goal!

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Working With You

Our staff will know you by and name and you will be part of the VSCTC family where everyone will help you achieve your career goals.

School of Choice

We introduce curriculum that is focused on your field and area of interest and relevant to your future goals.

Be Ready

When you graduate, your Career Technical Education will jump start your success!


  • I had always wanted to teach, and I thought I would like Careers in Education. The Sentinel program helped jump-start my career by helping me figure out my future by placing me in a variety of school buildings and grade levels. This helped me decide I wanted to focus on Middle Childhood. It also introduced me to all types of procedures and techniques that teachers use. When I went to BGSU for my teaching degree, I realized even more how fortunate I was for the classroom exposure. My college classmates did not have that opportunity until their sophomore year in college. Some of them decided they didn’t want to become a teacher, which meant they had already wasted a year of college.

    Tori (Stephens) Lee
    5th Grade Teacher, Tiffin City Schools | 2012 Graduate, Careers in Education, Sentinel Career & Technology Center (Tiffin Columbian)
  • In high school I was very career-motivated, and I understood there would be plenty of jobs in manufacturing and the skilled trades. The ETR program taught me how to integrate computers with robotics using practical real-world applications. When I began my career at Crescent Manufacturing, I was only 21-years-old. Today, I’m their plant manager. I’ve earned two Associate Degrees, a four-year Business Degree, and now I’m working on my MBA. My career path began at Vanguard, and I continue to be passionate about career-tech programs for high school students.

    Tom Conrad
    Operations Managerat Crescent Manufacturing, Fremont | 2003 Graduate, Engineering, Technologies & Robotics (ETR), Vanguard Tech Center (Clyde)
  • I always liked office work, so Vanguard was the perfect choice for me to build my skills in high school. I even had the opportunity to work part-time in the evenings as a receptionist in their Adult Education program. After graduation, I worked in customer service, including the manufacturing industry. After attending college, I became a Human Resources Manager and I worked part-time as a trainer for Vanguard’s Adult Education program. I was responsible for developing training sessions for employees and managers of local industrial and commercial establishments on the hot issues related to human resources. That experience helped me see, first-hand, the important service their Adult Education program offers to the business community.

    Janeen Jackson
    Human Resources Manager, National Machinery, Tiffin | 1978 Graduate, Executive Secretarial, Vanguard Tech Center (Old Fort)
  • When I was a sophomore, I toured Sentinel and really liked the school. So I researched it and decided to go there. At the time, I really liked my teachers in middle and high school, so I enrolled in the Careers in Education program. It gave me field experience, where I was able to observe how Intervention Specialists worked with regular classroom teachers to include special needs students in the classroom. Sentinel also allowed me to earn college credits while I was in high school, and the program really helped prepare me for college. In fact, I was able to opt out of a few college courses because of Sentinel. I am honored that Sentinel asked me to share my comments.

    Mike Lee
    Intervention Specialist, Tiffin City Schools | 2011 Graduate, Careers in Education, Sentinel Career & Technology Center (Tiffin Columbian)
  • I first became interested in diesel engines when I was in high school, and I chose Sentinel to learn more about them. My instructor taught me a lot about engines, and he even spent time working with me after school to prepare me for the state SkillsUSA competition. After Sentinel, I wen tot the University of Northwestern Ohio and took auto and diesel technology classes while I worked full-time at John’s Welding & Towing. On June 1, 2015 I started my own business, BD Diesel & Auto. I had dreamed of being a successful business owner, and I am happy to say my business is doing extremely well. I am grateful for my Sentinel education, because it helped me achieve my dreams.

    Brad Daniel
    B & D Diesel, Tiffin | 2009 Graduate, Automotive Technologies, Sentinel Career & Technology Center (Hopewell-Loudon)
  • My dad owned our construction company, so I grew up in the construction field. When I got to high school, I knew that I wanted to pursue construction as my full-time career. Mr. Glenn Decker was my senior lab instructor, and he was especially helpful in teaching me how to apply my construction skills to job site projects. I just sold my business to my son, Tony, but I still plan to work there. Our company has 17 employees, and five of them went through the Vanguard Carpentry program. We know when we hire Vanguard students that they will be well-trained.

    Dave Zimmerman
    Former Owner of Zimmerman Building Company, Fremont | 1978 Graduate, Carpentry, Vanguard Tech Center (Fremont Ross)

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