Career Technical Education CTE



Ypsilanti Community Schools is offering a variety of educational programs designed to give students a jump start on college and careers. The high school counselor will assist students with enrolling in these dynamic programs.

Career and Technical Education Classes - 

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Construction Technology @ WCC

Students in this program will be prepared for entry-level jobs in a broad range of careers in the construction industry, where they need a understanding of building systems, the safe us of tools and equipment, materials, and the vocabulary of the field. Students completing the Construction Technology I certificate will be nationally certified through the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER). The curriculum will include hands-on activities in a lab setting, as well as on-the-job training at sites in the local community. In addition to the construction technology curriculum, the program will also include reading, writing, and math basic skills curriculum aligned with the construction industry.

An academic year will consist of 40 weeks of instruction: 15 weeks in each Fall & Winter semester plus a 10 week Spring/Summer semester. Students successfully completing the six semesters of their junior and senior years of high school will earn 30 college credits, which include a college certificate in Construction Technology I. Completion of this certificate will allow the student to enroll in the Advanced Certificate-Construction Technology II and/or the Associate Degree in Construction Technology after graduating from high school. The students will also have the opportunity to earn a 10-hour OSHA card during the program.

Basic Nursing Assistant Skills @ WCC

This state approved 90-hour program prepares students for employment in a variety of health care settings from nursing homes, hospitals or home health care agencies where they will work as a nursing assistant. It will begin in the fall of 2014. After the class is successfully completed, the student will be eligible to take the state clinical and knowledge tests for certification. Certification is required for employment as a nursing assistant in long-term care facilities.

Auto Technology

This is an entry-level course for auto technicians that utilizes the State mandated NATEF curriculum. The areas covered during a two-year cycle are Electrical and Engine Performance (tune-up), Steering, Suspension and Alignment, as well as, Brakes. Students performing at employable levels will be able to pass the State of Michigan certification tests in the areas studied. While the course is designed to be a two-year program, students may enroll for either one or two years. The class is approximately 35% classroom work and 65% lab work.

Collision Repair   tn_cte23

This is a NATEF endorsed two-year course of study in which students will be trained in seven areas of collision repair. Using the I-CAR LIVE curriculum, students will do structural and non-structural repairs on today’s high-tech automobiles. Students will learn the basics of automotive MIG welding, as well as, plastic welding and plastic repair.

Paint course will cover single and two stage refinishing, paint and shop safety, and basic custom painting. Collision repair shop management and estimating are covered, as well as, collision repair related mechanics. Upon completion of the two-year course, students should be able to pass the State of Michigan Collision Repair certification tests. Employment opportunities are available through on-the-job training in partnership with local collision repair shops.

MIAT College of Technology

High School Dual Enrollment
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Airframe & Powerplant Technician Program @ MIAT

Students learn the skills to keep an aircraft flying safely and efficiently. Student technicians will inspect, repair, troubleshoot and test aircraft structures, systems, and components. This program combines theory with hands-on experience in over 40 content areas. This is a two-year program and instruction takes place at the MIAT College of Technology, 2955 S. Haggerty Rd., Canton.

Energy Technician Program @ MIAT

This program was created based on the need of the energy industry for more qualified technicians. The building blocks for basic technical knowledge, terminology, equipment, tools, safety procedures and professionalism needed in the power industry are part of the program. Power generation, power plant operations, wind power, compression technology and process systems are taught. This is a one-year program and is based at the MIAT facility, 2955 S. Haggerty Rd., Canton.

Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management  

culinaryRCTC Culinary Arts and Bakery Science is for the student who wants to explore or study in the culinary arts, bakery science or hospitality industries. In this class, students have the opportunity to get hands-on experience the exciting and developing professions in the culinary industry and bakery science industries using the National Restaurant Association ProStart curriculum. Through the ProStart program, high school students can learn career-building skills and get a taste for success in an industry that is hungry for talent. Student will become acquainted with the best practices in all phases of the culinary and bakery industry. Students will also compile a college/professional ready portfolio to showcase their mastery of the course competencies. In addition to many hours of hands-on experience, students will have the opportunity to venture out into the industry for 15-30 hours of ”Work-Based Learning”. Main Street Ventures wants to take select RCTC Culinary and Bakery students on for Work-Based Learning at Real Seafood, Palio, and the Chop House And offer co-op/internship positions to select students after their work-based learning. After a co-op/internship student graduates, they will (likely) be offered a full-time position with MSV and given the opportunity to receive a yearly $5200 tuition reimbursement to attend WCC. We also work with other local restaurants such as Aubree’s, Side Track, Arbor Brewing, Cultivate and more. - Click here to read more information about our program completion, credits, and photos

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2020-21 School Year Calendar

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Please remember the first day of school for students K-12 is Monday, September 8, 2020. Pre-school students start after the Labor Day holiday on Tuesday, September 8, 2020.