CTE Programs At-A-Glance

Program

Description

Certifications Earned

Schools Offering

Accounting and Financial Services

Prepares students to provide technical administrative support to professional accountants and other financial management personnel.

  • IRS Basic Tax Preparer & Tax Interviewer
  • Microsoft Office Specialist (Word and/or Excel and/or PowerPoint)
  • QuickBooks Certified User

Animal Sciences


Focuses on the sciences behind the production and health of both large and small animals. Students learn about equine science, dairy husbandry, and beef production, as well as sheep and small lab animals.

  • PA Environment Agricultural Conservation Cert of Excellence (PEACCE)
  • Youth for Quality Care of Animals (YQCA)


Architectural Drafting

Prepares students to apply technical knowledge and understanding of scientific principles, mathematical concepts and technical skills, including CAD, to develop plans for buildings and other structures using various building materials, creative layouts, and designs that are in keeping with the various building codes, zoning laws and other regulations and ordinances.

  • OSHA 10 (Construction)
  • Autodesk Certified User

Autobody Collision Repair

Prepares students to apply technical knowledge and skills to repair damaged vehicles such as automobiles and light trucks.

  • I-CAR (various)
  • S/P2 (various)
  • Lifting It Right (Automotive Lift Institute)
  • ASE/EPA Section 609 Refrigerant

Automotive Technology

Prepares students to apply technical knowledge and skills to service and maintain all types of automobiles and light trucks.

  • S/P2 (various)
  • Lifting It Right (Automotive Lift Institute)
  • ASE/EPA Section 609 Refrigerant
  • PA Certified Safety Inspector – CAT 1 (PennDOT)

Baking and Pastry Arts

Gives students practical hands-on experience and basic theoretical training in desserts, pastries, candies, decorative work, specialty or artisan breads, high-volume production, and food marketing.

  • ServSafe Food Handler
  • ServSafe Manager

Barbering

Prepares students to shave and trim facial/neck hair and beards, cut and dress hair, fit hairpieces, give facial and scalp massages, apply skin treatments, and prepare for licensure as professional barbers.

  • PA State Board of Barber Examiners
  • BLS Heartsaver – AED, CPR & First Aid (American Heart Association)

Biotechnology

Focuses on the connections between students’ science courses and potential solutions to various problems of our modern world.

  • BLS Healthcare Provider – CPR & AED (American Heart Association)
  • OSHA 10 (Healthcare)

Business Administration

Prepares students to learn and work within various business and office/administrative operations by introducing them to the latest Microsoft Office Suite that will prepare them to take the Microsoft Office Specialist certification exams.

  • Microsoft Office Specialist (Word and/or Excel and/or PowerPoint)

Carpentry

Prepares students to apply technical knowledge and skills to lay out, fabricate, erect, install, and repair structures and fixtures using hand and power tools.

  • OSHA 10 (Construction)
  • Residential Const. Nat. Registry - Basic or Advanced Level (HBI)

Computer Aided Drafting and Design (CADD)

Prepares students to apply technical knowledge related to the gathering and translating of data or specifications, including basic aspects of planning, preparing and interpreting mechanical, architectural, chemical, structural, civil, pneumatic, marine, electrical/electronic, topographical, and other drawings and sketches used in various engineering fields.

  • Autodesk Certified User
  • OSHA 10 (Construction Industry)

Computer Supports Systems Technology

Prepares students to apply basic engineering principles and technical skills in support of professionals who use computer systems.

  • CompTIA IT Fundamentals
  • CompTIA A+

Computer Systems Networking

Focuses on the design, implementation, and management of linked systems of computers, peripherals, and associated software.

  • PC Pro (TestOut)
  • Network Pro (TestOut)
  • Security Pro (TestOut)
  • Network + (CompTIA)

Construction Technologies

Prepares students to apply knowledge and skills in the construction technology field.

  • Forklift Operator
  • OSHA 10 (Construction)
  • Residential Const. Nat. Registry - Basic or Advanced Level (HBI)

Cosmetology

Prepares students to apply technical knowledge and skills related to a variety of beauty treatments, including the care and enhancement of the condition of hair, complexion, and hands.

  • PA State Board of Cosmetology
  • BLS Heartsaver – AED, CPR & First Aid (American Heart Association)

Culinary Arts

Prepares students for employment related to institutional, commercial, or self-owned food establishments or other food industry occupations.

  • ServSafe Food Handler
  • ServSafe Manager

Dental Assisting

Prepares students to function effectively as integral members of the dental health team.

  • BLS Healthcare Provider – CPR & AED (American Heart Association)
  • HIPAA
  • OSHA 10 (Healthcare)
  • Radiation Health and Safety (RHS)
  • ICE – Infection Control (Dental Assisting National Board)
  • First Aid (American Heart Association)

Digital Media Production

Includes, but is not limited to, computer system set-up and maintenance, operating basic computer and communication applications, design and layout of graphic and multimedia images, photography, website, and video and/or audio design and production.

  • Adobe Certified Associate (Premier Pro and/or Photoshop and/or InDesign and/or Illustrator and/or Dreamweaver and/or Flash Professional)
  • Certified Associate (Unity)

Early Childhood Education and Childcare

Prepares students for a variety of occupations in childcare and guidance, often under the supervision of professional personnel in childcare or day-care centers.

  • Babysitting Training or Babysitting Basics (American Red Cross)
  • Infant & Child CPR (American Red Cross)
  • BLS Healthcare Provider – CPR & AED (American Heart Association)
  • Child Development Associate (CDA)

Electrical and Power Transmission

Prepares students to apply technical knowledge and skills necessary to install, operate, maintain and repair electrically energized residential, commercial, and industrial systems, and DC and AC motors, controls, and electrical distribution panels.

  • OSHA 10 (Construction)
  • Residential Const. Nat. Registry - Basic or Advanced Level (HBI)

Electronics Technology/ Automated Systems

Instructs students to apply basic electronic principles and technical skills to the production, calibration, estimation, testing, assembling, installation, and maintenance of electronic equipment.

  • EM1 - DC Basics (ETA)
  • EM2 - AC Basics (ETA)
  • Nat. Automatic Merchandising Assoc. (NAMA)
  • OSHA 10 (Manufacturing)

Emergency Medical Technician/Fire Academy

Prepares students for certification and careers as Emergency Medical Technicians and firefighters.

  • HIPAA
  • First Responder (PA Dept. of Health)
  • BLS Healthcare Provider - CPR & AED (American Heart Association)
  • Incident Command (FEMA)
  • Hazmat Operations (Phila. Fire Department)
  • Hazmat Awareness (Phila. Fire Department)
  • Emergency Medical Technician
  • First Aid (American Heart Association)
  • Fire Fighter 1 (Phila. Fire Department)

Engineering Technologies

Prepares students to apply knowledge and skills in the engineering field.

  • Autodesk Certified User

Facility and Property Maintenance

Prepares students to apply technical knowledge and skills to keep a building functioning and to serve a variety of structures, including commercial and industrial buildings and mobile homes.

  • OSHA 10 (Construction)
  • Forklift Operator (National Safety Council)
  • Residential Const. Nat. Registry - Basic or Advanced Level (HBI)

Fashion Design

Introduces students to the spectrum of occupations associated with clothing and textile management, production, and services.

  • Fashion, Textiles & Apparel (Amer. Assoc. of Family & Cons. Sciences)
  • BLS Heartsaver – AED, CPR & First Aid (American Heart Association)

Film & Video Production

Introduces students to the art and science of digital film & video production.

  • Adobe Certified Associate (Premiere Pro)
  • Adobe Certified Associate (Photoshop)

Food Science

Focuses on the study of food systems, which includes production, processing, and safe handling.

  • ServSafe Food Handler
  • ServSafe Manager

Graphic Design

Provides students with the knowledge, skills, and portfolio needed to successfully tackle the challenges of college instruction or to pursue a career as a freelance graphic designer.

  • Adobe Certified Associate (Photoshop and/or InDesign and/or Illustrator)

Health Information Records Technology

Prepares students to classify medical information and prepare records under the supervision of a medical records administrator.

  • HIPAA
  • OSHA 10 (Healthcare)
  • Personal Care – Direct Care Staff Person (PA Dept. of Human Services)
  • BLS Healthcare Provider – CPR & AED (American Heart Association)
  • First Aid (American Heart Association)
  • Electronic Health Records (AMCA)

Health Related Technologies

Prepares students to apply knowledge and skills in the health occupations. Instruction is provided in basic skills in a variety of areas, such as health and medical services, pharmaceuticals, and medical instruments and supplies.

  • HIPAA
  • OSHA 10 (Healthcare)
  • Personal Care – Direct Care Staff Person (PA Dept. of Human Services)
  • BLS Healthcare Provider – CPR & AED (American Heart Association)
  • First Aid (American Heart Association)

Horticulture

Focuses on the science behind plant production and health.

  • PA Environment Agricultural Conservation Cert of Excellence (PEACCE)
  • Pennsylvania Certified Horticulturalist Associate

Hospitality/Tourism

Prepares students in a variety of marketing and management functions and operational responsibilities associated with careers within the hospitality, travel and tourism industries.

  • Certified Hospitality & Tourism Management Professional (Amer. Hotel & Lodging Assoc.)

Logistics, Materials and Supply Chain Management

Prepares students to manage and coordinate logistical functions in an enterprise and to undertake the responsibilities associated with receiving, storing, shipping, controlling, and distributing products and materials, and the various systems and recordkeeping pertaining to these operations.

  • Forklift Operator (National Safety Council)
  • S/P2 (various)
  • OSHA 10 (General Industry)

Medical/ Clinical Assistant

Prepares students to assist physicians by performing functions related to administrative and clinical duties of a medical office.

  • HIPAA
  • OSHA 10 (Healthcare)
  • Personal Care – Direct Care Staff Person (PA Dept. of Human Services)
  • BLS Healthcare Provider – CPR & AED (American Heart Association)
  • First Aid (American Heart Association)
  • Medical Assisting Clinical & Clerical (AMCA)

Natural Resource Management

Focuses on the science behind protecting the natural environment. Hands-on skill-building highlights the value of biodiversity and the responsible management of natural resources.

  • PA Environment Agricultural Conservation Cert of Excellence (PEACCE)
  • OSHA 10 (Agriculture)

Plumbing Technology

Prepares students to practice as licensed plumbers by applying technical knowledge, safety, and skills to lay out, assemble, install, and maintain plumbing fixtures and systems for steam, natural gas, oil, hot water, heating, cooling, drainage, lubricating, sprinkling, and industrial processing systems in home and business environments.

  • OSHA 10 (Construction)
  • Residential Const. Nat. Registry - Basic or Advanced Level (HBI)

Precision Machine Tool Technology

Prepares students to apply technical knowledge and skills in all aspects of shaping metal parts. Instruction involves making computations relating to work dimensions, tooling, and feeds and speeds of machining.

  • NIMS (National Institute for Metalworking Skills)
  • OSHA 10 (General)

Sports Marketing and Management

Prepares students to perform development, marketing, and management functions associated with careers in the sports and entertainment industry.

  • Customer Service & Sales (Nat. Retail Federation)
  • Microsoft Office Specialist (Word and/or Excel and/or PowerPoint)

Solar Power Technologies

Prepares students for career opportunities in the solar energy and energy efficiency industries.

  • OSHA 10 (General)
  • NAPSEB Associate

Sports Medicine/Rehabilitation Aide

Prepares students to perform functions related to physical rehabilitation.  Includes instruction in roles and responsibilities of rehabilitation providers, basic function of the human body, disabling conditions, therapeutic skills, client management and communication skills.

  • HIPAA
  • OSHA 10 (Healthcare)
  • Personal Care – Direct Care Staff Person (PA Dept. of Human Services)
  • BLS Healthcare Provider – CPR & AED (American Heart Association)
  • First Aid (American Heart Association)

Welding Technology

Prepares students to apply technical knowledge and skills in gas, arc, shielded, and non-shielded metal arc, brazing, flame-cutting, and plasma welding. Hand, semi-automatic, and automatic welding processes are also included in the instruction.

  • American Welding Society (AWS) – Levels I, II, Certified Welder
  • OSHA 10 (Construction)