If you are considering this option as a middle school student, it is important to recognize that you must do well the first two years in high school in order to keep this option open to you. You may earn high school credit in English or math through these programs to keep you on track to graduate. If you enroll at C.T.C., you will take 1/2 of your courses at the high school and 1/2 of your courses in Muskegon at the C.T.C. campus.
Some of these programs result in the completion of a certificate to work in your chosen field and some give skills to continue your next step in education or training.
If you would like to experience one of these programs firsthand, you may enroll in the Summer Fun! program while in middle school.
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" The Muskegon Area Career Tech Center (C.T.C) is FREE* to ALL high school juniors and seniors. The C.T.C offers 16 career training classes in either morning or afternoon sessions. Each class is 2.5 hours long. FREE college credit is available in the form or articulated or direct credit. Academic credit such as English/Language Arts, Math, Science, and Visual/Performing Art is offered to assist students who still need to meet high school graduation requirements. Job placement services are also available to qualified students. Free transportation is available at most local school districts. *Due to state licensing regulations, some classes may require students to purchase their own uniforms.
-Kyle Fiebig, Principal of Muskegon Area Career Tech Center
"Attending the Muskegon Area Career Tech Center allows students the opportunity to gain knowledge and technical skills needed in career paths that interest them. Career and technical education (CTE) helps students make connections between what they learn and real life experiences. When students participate in programs that align with their interests and abilities, they see value and relevance in what they are learning. CTE creates a connection between the classroom and career."
-Amy Urban, Special Populations, CTC
From the website :
Student enrollment in M.A.C.T.C. programs is coordinated by local high school counselors. Prior to enrollment students complete extensive career exploration and assessment activities to determine their career goals, interests, and abilities and are matched with programs that will provide them the greatest chance for success.
M.A.C.TC. programs include:
- Allied Health Technology
- Auto Collision Refinishing
- Auto Service Technology
- Business Careers
- Catering & Culinary Management
- Computer Aided Design (CAD)
- Construction Trades
- Criminal Justice
- Electrical/Computer Technologies
- Environmental/Veterinary Sciences
- Graphic Production Technologies
- Health Science Academy
- Internet, Network and Security Technologies
- Machining/Engineering Tech
- Welding Technologies