The Career and Technical Center offers these Programs of Study:
What is a Program of Study?
A program of study is a series of courses in a recommended sequence designed to prepare students to meet a specific career objective. These programs prepare students to enter 4-year, 2-year, or technical post-secondary programs, or in some cases, directly enter the workforce with entry-level technical skills and industry-recognized credentials.
All CTC students are challenged to develop their skills, both academically and technically. Those who choose to continue their study at the postsecondary level are encouraged to participate in the Tech Prep program. Tech Prep program students combine college preparatory academic courses with their technical training so that they are prepared for the rigor of college level technical study.
Features of Our Programs of Study
Articulation Agreements with Post-Secondary Schools
Articulation agreements are in place with Penn State University, Pennsylvania College of Technology, Art Institute of Pittsburgh, University of Northwestern Ohio, Harrisburg Community College, and South Hills School of Business and Technology. These agreements provide CTC program graduates with guaranteed enrollment, and advanced credit for their high school technical coursework.
Workbased Learning Experiences
So CTC students gain a personal understanding of the world of work, five types of workbased learning experiences are provided. Students may participate in job shadowing, Cooperative Work Experience (CWE), internships, Registered Youth Apprenticeships, and school-based enterprises such as the Roar Store (student store), Chatter's Cafe (restaurant), Dandy Lion (greenhouse), Little Lion Auto Care Center (auto shop), and the Building Construction Shop.
Students completing a CTC program have the opportunity to certify their competency through the National Occupational Competency Assessment (NOCTI). Those who pass this examination at the advanced level are awarded the Pennsylvania Skills Certificate. Seniors also complete a career portfolio that summarizes their competency, achievements and experiences.
Last Modified on March 8, 2013