CTE PROGRAMS AT-A-GLANCE

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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 or Tax Interviewer
  • Microsoft Office Specialist (Word and/or Excel and/or PowerPoint)
  • QuickBooks Certified User
  • Horace Furness High School
  • Abraham Lincoln High School
  • George Washington High School
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)
  • Walter B. Saul High School of Agricultural Sciences
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)
  • Nat. Center for Const. Education & Research (NCCER)
  • Autodesk Certified User
  • West Philadelphia High School
Autobody Collision Repair Prepares students to apply technical knowledge and skills to repair damaged vehicles such as automobiles and light trucks.
  • I-CAR
  • S/P2 – Collision Safety; Collision Pollution Prevention; Land That Job: Building a Resume; and Land That Job: Interview Skills
  • S/P2 – Collision Safety; Collision Pollution Prevention; Supervisor’s Course; Land That Job: Building a Resume; Land That Job: Interview Skills; Ethics and You in Auto Industry; Preparing a Vehicle for Service; and Time for a Team Huddle! Running Successful Team Meetings
  • ASE/EPA Section 609 Refrigerant
  • Thomas A. Edison HS/John C. Fareira Skills Center
  • A. Philip Randolph Career Academy
  • Swenson Arts and Technical High School
  • The Workshop School
Automotive Technology Prepares students to apply technical knowledge and skills to service and maintain all types of automobiles and light trucks.
  • S/P2 – Mechancal Safety; Mechanical Pollution Prevention; Land That Job: Building a Resume; and Land That Job: Interview Skills
  • S/P2 – Mechancal Safety; Mechanical Pollution Prevention; Supervisor’s Course; Land That Job: Building a Resume; Land That Job: Interview Skills; Ethics and You in Auto Industry; Preparing a Vehicle for Service; Time for a Team Huddle! Running Successful Team Meetings; and WD-40: Maintenance of Tools & Equipment
  • Valvoline
  • ASE/EPA Section 609 Refrigerant
  • PA Certified Safety Inspector – CAT 1 (PennDOT)
  • Thomas A. Edison HS/John C. Bareira Skills Center
  • Jules Mastbaum High School
  • A. Philip Randolph Career Academy
  • Swenson Arts and Technical High School
  • The Workshop School
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
  • Swenson Arts and Technical High School
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)
  • Murrell Dobbins Technical High School
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)
  • Murrell Dobbins Technical High School
  • Roxborough High School
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)
  • IRS Basic Tax Preparer or Tax Interviewer
  • Murrell Dobbins Technical High School
  • Franklin Learning Center
  • Martin Luther King High School
  • Abraham Lincoln High School
  • Jules Mastbaum High School
  • Roxborough High School

 

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Program Description Certifications Earned Schools Offering
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)
  • Nat. Center for Const. Education & Research (NCCER)
  • Jules Mastbaum High School
  • Swenson Arts and Technical High School
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
  • Nat. Center for Const. Education & Research (NCCER)
  • OSHA 10 (Construction Industry)
  • Benjamin Franklin High School
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+
  • Kensington High School
  • South Philadelphia High School
Computer Systems Networking Focuses on the design, implementation, and management of linked systems of computers, peripherals, and associated software.
  • Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA)
  • CompTIA Network +
  • Murrell Dobbins Technical High School
  • Swenson Arts and Technical High School
  • West Philadelphia High School
Construction Technologies Prepares students to apply knowledge and skills in the construction technology field.
  • Forklift Operator
  • OSHA 10 (Construction)
  • Nat. Center for Const. Education & Research (NCCER)
  • A. Philip Randolph Career Academy
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)
  • Murrell Dobbins Technical High School
  • Thomas A. Edison HS/John C. Fareira Skills Center
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
  • Benjamin Franklin High School
  • Murrell Dobbins Technical High School
  • Thomas A. Edison HS/John C. Fareira Skills Center
  • Frankford High School
  • Martin Luther King High School
  • Jules Mastbaum High School
  • A. Philip Randolph Career Academy
  • South Philadelphia High School
  • Strawberry Mansion High School
  • Swenson Arts and Technical High School
  • George Washington High School
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)
  • Kensington Health Sciences
  • A. Philip Randolph Career Academy
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)
  • Creative and Performing Arts High School
  • Murrell Dobbins Technical High School
  • Kensington Creative and Performing Arts High School
  • Northeast High School
  • Overbrook High School
  • Roxborough High School
  • Swenson Arts and Technical High School
  • West Philadelphia High School
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)
  • BLS Healthcare Provider – CPR & AED (American Heart Association)
  • Child Development Associate (CDA)
  • Parkway West High School
Electrical and Power Transmission Installation 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)
  • Nat. Center for Const. Education & Research (NCCER)
  • Thomas A. Edison HS/John C. Fareira Skills Center
  • Jules Mastbaum High School
  • Swenson Arts and Technical High School
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.
  • Nat. Automatic Merchandising Assoc. (NAMA)
  • OSHA 10 (General)
  • A. Philip Randolph Career Academy

 

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Program Description Certifications Earned Schools Offering
Emergency Medical Technician/Fire Academy Firefighter Training Academy: Prepares students for certification and careers as Emergency Medical Technicians and firefighters.
  • BLS Healthcare Provider – CPR & AED (American Heart Association)
  • First Aid (American Heart Association)
  • Emergency Medical Technician
  • Hazmat Operations (Phila. Fire Department)
  • Hazmat Awareness (Phila. Fire Department)
  • Emergency Medical Rescuer (PA Dept. of Health)
  • A. Philip Randolph Career Academy
Engineering Technologies Prepares students to apply knowledge and skills in the engineering field.
  • Autodesk Certified User
  • Carver HS of Engineering and Science
  • Kensington High School
  • Science Leadership Academy
  • Science Leadership Academy at Beeber
  • South Philadelphia High School
  • Swenson Arts and Technical High School
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)
  • Nat. Center for Const. Education & Research (NCCER)
  • Murrell Dobbins Technical High School
  • Benjamin Franklin High School
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)
  • Murrell Dobbins Technical High School
Film & Video Production Introduces students to the art and science of digital film & video production.
  • Adobe Certified Associate (Premiere Pro)
  • Adobe Certified Associate (Photoshop)
  • Thomas A. Edison HS/John C. Fareira Skills Center
  • Samuel S. Fels High School
  • Abraham Lincoln High School
  • Science Leadership Academy
Food Processing Science Focuses on the study of food systems, which includes production, processing, and safe handling.
  • ServSafe Food Handler
  • ServSafe Manager
  • Walter B. Saul High School of Agricultural Sciences
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)
  • Murrell Dobbins Technical High School
  • Thomas A. Edison HS/John C. Fareira Skills Center
  • Jules Mastbaum High School
  • South Philadelphia High School
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)
  • Jules Mastbaum High School

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)
  • Medical Assisting Clinical & Clerical (AMCA)
  • Thomas A. Edison HS/John C. Fareira Skills Center
  • Kensington Health Sciences Academy
  • Martin Luther King High School
  • Abraham Lincoln High School
  • Jules Mastbaum High School
  • Overbrook High School
  • A. Philip Randolph Career Academy
  • Paul Robeson High School for Human Services
  • William L. Sayre High School
  • South Philadelphia High School
  • Swenson Arts and Technical High School
Horticulture Focuses on the science behind plant production and health.
  • PA Environment Agricultural Conservation Cert of Excellence (PEACCE)
  • Pennsylvania Certified Horticulturalist Associate
  • Abraham Lincoln High School
  • Walter B. Saul High School of Agricultural Sciences

 

Visit each program for more detailed information, by clicking on the name of the program in the first column

Program Description Certifications Earned Schools Offering
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)
  • OSHA 10 (General Industry)
  • Thomas A. Edison HS/John C. Fareira Skills Center
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)
  • Franklin Learning Center
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)
  • Walter B. Saul High School of Agricultural Sciences
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)
  • Nat. Center for Const. Education & Research (NCCER)
  • Thomas A. Edison/John C. Fareira Skill Center
  • Jules Mastbaum High School
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 (Construction)

Nat. Center for Const. Education & Research (NCCER)

  • Benjamin Franklin High School
Sports Marketing and Management Prepares students to perform development, marketing, and management functions associated with careers in the sports and entertainment industry. Microsoft Office Specialist (Word and/or Excel and/or PowerPoint)
  • Murrell Dobbins Technical High School
  • Kensington High School
  • Abraham Lincoln High School
  • Northeast High School
  • Roxborough High School
  • George Washington High School
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)

  • William L. Sayre High School
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 or II

Nat. Center for Const. Education & Research (NCCER)

OSHA 10 (Construction)

  • Thomas A. Edison/John C. Fareira Skill Center
  • Benjamin Franklin High School
  • Jules Mastbaum High School
  • A. Philip Randolph Career Academy