Technical College (Fachoberschule)

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The Technical Upper School (Fachoberschule) continues, deepens, and expands the development and educational work of the secondary school. This education includes classroom instruction and specialized practice. Individual concentrations coupled with deeper general education lead to general academic ability and prepare students for the professional world. The technical college qualification certificate (Fachhochschulereife) is acquired with successful completion of the technical upper school (Fachoberschule), which entitles students to a study at a university of applied sciences (Fachhochschule). We offer the following structures of courses of study:

One year (at the Fürstenwalde location) with the following concentrations :

– Business and administration
– Design
Two Years (at the Eisenhüttenstadt location) with the following concentrations:

– Business and administration
– Social work

Technical College with design concentration:

School Structure (Ausbildungsform)

Full-time technical college with 30 hours per week

Duration of training program (Ausbildungsdauer): 1 year

Pre-requisites (Voraussetzungen)

Technical college entrance qualification (Fachoberschulreife) and a completed vocational training program

Description (Beschreibung)

The students learn general, subject-specific, theoretical, and practical foundations, which enable them to pursue studies in creative media fields or in the liberal arts. Students will gain knowledge in design-theory, layout, typography, color theory, communication and materials technology, as well as a deeper knowledge in the operational processes of advertising companies. This training program makes use of modern communication methods, including an Intranet platform with chat rooms and learning-content.

Technical college with concentration in social welfare (Fachoberschule in der Richtung Sozialwesen)

School Structure (Ausbildungsform):

Full-time technical college

Duration of training program (Ausbildungsdauer): 1 year

Pre-requisites (Voraussetzungen)

The two-year full-time course of study at the technical college (Fachoberschule) is open to those who have received a 10th grade graduation certificate, can provide record of their technical secondary school entrance qualification (Fachoberschulreife) or that they are entitled to attend the “Gymnasiale Oberstufe”, can present a written acceptance from the practical training center, and who are not yet 21-years-old at the start of the school year in which they are to be admitted.

Description (Beschreibung)

Attending this course of study offers students strong opportunities as qualified specialists in many professional social fields. Acquisition of the entrance qualification for a university of applied sciences (Fachhochschulereife) enables a direct path to any applied university of science (Fachhochschule). Subject knowledge in pedagogy and psychology lays the foundations for studies in the field of social pedagogy.

800 hours in a practical facility (e.g. a daycare center) are completed within the first year or training. The graduation examination (Abschlussprüfungen) takes place at the end of the second training year. Professions in education can be pursued at OSZ following the two-year specialized secondary school program (Fachoberschule).

Technical college with concentration business and administration (One year) (Fachoberschule in der Richtung Wirtschaft und Verwaltung)

School Structure (Ausbildungsform):

Full-time technical college with 30 hours per week.

Duration of training program (Ausbildungsdauer): 1 year

Pre-requisites (Voraussetzungen)

Technical college entrance qualification (Fachoberschulereife) and a completed vocational training.

Description (Beschreibung)

Modern companies look for experienced professionals, who have acquired leadership skills throughout their studies. These employees are assets for companies in globalized competition. With the advanced technical college entrance qualification (Fachhochschulreife) in business and administration, graduates of commercial professions in the technical upper school (Fachoberschule) acquire the fundamentals for further studies in business. Technical courses of study at a university of applied science can also be pursued.

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