Career Technical Education (CTE) at P-CEP

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CTE Programs provide students instruction and experience in the real-world application of academic skills, industry-based skill standards, and interpersonal workplace skills and behaviors in order to become intern-ready for employment and/or post secondary education.

For more information on the CTE Program, please contact Mark Bondy, K12 Curriculum Coordinator STEM and CTE at 734-416-7540 or mark.bondy@pccsk12.com.

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Each year, PCCS offers Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs at Canton, Salem and Plymouth High Schools. These programs are designed to prepare youth for a broad range of employment and training services and are offered under the guidance of certified teachers, counselors and cooperative education teachers. 

All career and technical education programs follow the district’s policies of nondiscrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, gender, age, disability, height, weight or marital status in all programs, activities and employment. In addition, arrangements can be made to ensure that the lack of English language skills is not a barrier to admission or participation.

Many CTE programs at the Park meet the Michigan Merit Curriculum requirements for Visual, Performing, and Applied Arts, and/or Applied Mathematics. Most CTE programs have articulation agreements with local colleges and universities.


Automation & Robotics, Electronics


Automotive Technology

This program prepares students to engage in the servicing, maintenance, adjustment, and repair of automotive components and systems. It also provides a sequence of learning experiences related to the national Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) and repair categories requiring certification. 

Learning activities in the classroom, laboratory, shop, and actual work setting are combined to provide students with the opportunity to become knowledgeable of nomenclature; safety principles and practices; and job entry level skills in disassembling, assembling, inspecting, repairing, and replacing components or systems.


Business Administration and Management

This program prepares students to plan, manage, supervise, and market business operations, products, and services. It includes instruction in business administration; information management; human resource management; business law; ethics; business communications utilizing application software; preparing and delivering presentations; planning and organizing projects; and decision making in a business environment.

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    Business Professionals of America (BPA): is the leading student organization for those students who wish to pursue a career in the areas of business, finance, or information technology, among others. In all, students can compete in 72 different events at regional, state, and national competitions.

Computer Graphics

This program prepares student to apply technical knowledge and skills in the manufacturing and distribution or transmission of graphic communications products.

This includes instruction in the pre-press, press, and post-press phases of production operations; and processes such as offset lithography, flexography, gravure, letterpress, screen printing, foil stamping, digital imaging, and other reproduction methods.


Computer Science

This program prepares students to apply the knowledge and skills of general computer programming to the solution of specific operational problems and customization requirements presented by individual software and organizational users.

It includes training in specific types of software, design, development, and implementation; identifying customer needs; programming tools and techniques; creating codes; testing and validation; the maintenance of computer systems and software; and project management.


Digital Multimedia

This program prepares students to utilize programming software, graphics applications, and other authoring tools to design, edit, and publish (launching) documents, images, graphics, sound, and multimedia products on the internet.

It includes instruction in internet theory; web page design; web programming and hosting; databases; email and personal information management; security; as well as creating media product specification; user interfaces; vector tools; special effects; interactive and multimedia components; search engines; navigation; e-commerce tools; emerging web technologies; project management; and providing customer support.


Educational Foundations
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This program focuses on the general theory and practice of learning and teaching. It includes instruction in the basic principles of educational psychology; the art of teaching; the planning and administration of educational activities; school safety and health issues; and the social foundation of education.

Possible areas of concentration include teaching and training, professional support services, administration and administrative support.


Engineering - CAD

This program prepares students to apply basic engineering principles and technical skills in support of engineers engaged in a wide variety of projects.

It includes instruction in various engineering support functions for research, production, and operations and applications to specific engineering specialties such as component design process; two and three-dimensional object creations; parametric sketching and drawing; advanced modeling and designs; prototype creation;materials properties; stress analysis; pneumatics; power and energy and reverse engineering as well as engineering ethics.


Finance

This program prepares students to plan for and evaluate business operations, financial and investing decisions and how accounting systems gather and communicate financial information to internal and external decision makers. Topics include an introduction to accounting, the accounting cycles, accounting information systems, financial analysis, business law, and entrepreneurship.


Health Occupations


Hospitality and Culinary Arts

This program focuses on preparing students for management, marketing, and operations of restaurant and other food services; lodging, attractions, recreation events, and travel related services. Skills acquired in this program include operational and management skills; event planning and organization; customer service; aspects of the travel industry; food preparation; time management; communication; decision making; project management; and entrepreneurship.


Marketing

This program focuses on planning, managing, and performing wholesaling and retailing services and related marketing and distribution support services including merchandise/ product management and promotion.

Various specialty areas are included. Skills acquired in this course include customer service; problem solving; process/system thinking; project management; communication; and decision making.


Technology