Learn more about how Career Technical Education prepares learners for their future while closing the skills gap for employers across the country.


  • The Area Career Center enrolls more than 500 students in career classes each year    
  • Most programs offer the opportunity to earn an industry-recognized certification        
  • Students can earn the additional requirements needed to earn an Academic Honors and/or Technical Honors Diploma Students and are better prepared for future success in college and careers
  • Over 50% of the students that attend the Area Career Center are pursing post-secondary education one year after high school graduation
  • Students may have the opportunity to participate in work based learning in their career field
  • Students can earn 3 to 30 college credits that are free, saving them hundreds of dollars in future tuition costs
  • Health Careers II students may earn a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) certification by completing state requirements
  • Industrial Maintenance/Welding students can earn an American Welding Society Certification
  • Computer Information Technology students can earn A+ & CCENT Certification
  • Cosmetology students have an opportunity to complete the state-required 1,500 hours of instruction and practice, qualifying them to take the state licensing examination upon graduation
  • Culinary & Pastry Arts & Sciences students can earn ServSafe and Pro-Start Certification  
  • Early Childhood Education Services students can earn the Childhood Development Associate (CDA) Certification
  • Auto Technology students can begin the process to earn ASE Certification
  • Criminal Justice & Law, Dental Assisting, Early Childhood Education Services, and Health Careers students are able to obtain First Aid and CPR certification
  • Area Career Center students have an opportunity to participate in Career and Technical Student Organizations, such as  HOSA and Skills USA