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General Info

Career Passport

The Career Passport is designed to be used as a professional portfolio. The portfolio is a reflection of the student's occupational skills and achievements during career-technical training. This passport is intended to help employers evaluate a graduate's competency to perform a job.

Graduation

Upon successful completion of a career-training program and academic courses, CTC students graduate and receive a high school diploma from their associate school. CTC students will also attend a Convocation ceremony where they receive their Career-Technical Certificate and Career Passport.

Transportation

Associate schools will transport students to and from the CTC. Within the policy of their associate school, students may choose to drive to the campus. Students are required to purchase a $10 parking permit. Students should not arrive on CTC property before 7:30 a.m. unless by teacher request and under direct teacher supervision. (Students who choose to use private transportation are responsible for arriving on time.)

Student Fees and Fee Assistance

Students of participating school districts may attend CTC tuition-free. However, depending upon the program, students may be required to pay for tools, uniforms and a school fee. Financial aid and payment plans are available to students who may be unable to pay these fees. 

Students with financial need may request assistance in paying the career technical program costs (uniforms, tools, etc.). The amount of aid provided will be determined on the basis of financial information contained in the application. Financial information may be required from parents or guardians in order to determine eligibility for assistance in payment of fees. The fee assistance program is funded through the CTC. 

Certain regulations must be followed in accordance with the distribution of such funds. They are as follows:

The student/parent/guardian must assume all responsibility for making the proper arrangements to receive such funds. All arrangements for payment plans and assistance should be completed by the due date at the end of the first grading period.
The $25 deposit for registration is still mandatory for students applying for fee assistance.
The school will keep materials of students who do not complete the program successfully.

Early Placement

The Early Placement Program permits students to take part-time employment in their area of preparation. The program has two purposes: work experience and early employment. Students qualify for early placement based on grades, attendance and OGT status.

Apprenticeship Program

The Apprenticeship Program is an innovative approach to formal education. Students registered in an apprenticeship program will rotate in career-technical and academic training. The student will work with a full-time master craftsperson or journey-person who is designated as a mentor for the student apprentice. The journey-person is either a person who has completed a formal apprenticeship, or someone who has at least four to five years of experience, able to demonstrate a broad range of abilities within the occupation, and is performing the skills required of the occupation without assistance or further instruction. Students will gain valuable employment skills, earn money while learning, receive a high school diploma and a career technical certificate while acquiring training towards an apprenticeship certification.

Additional Info

College Tech Prep

College Tech Prep is an exciting, cutting-edge way to learn. It prepares students for advanced standing in college and high demand careers. Beginning as juniors at the CTC, College Tech Prep students take college prep courses and four periods of a technical lab in one of twelve programs: Engineering, Computer Networking Systems & Electronics, Multimedia Production, Software Program Design, Health Occupations Technologies, Electrical Trades, Automotive Technology, Computer Aided Drafting & Design, Culinary Arts, Computer Graphic Arts, Dental Assisting and Teacher Exploration. Students develop technical skills in the lab. Students develop technical skills in the lab. Academic courses frequently relate to the technical course making learning more meaningful. 

College Tech Prep programs offer these benefits:

Earn college credits while still in high school
Get work experience in paid co-ops and earn money for college
Seamless transition to a two-year or four-year college degree
Develop advanced technical and academic skills through hands-on learning
Qualify for a well-paying career in occupations with steady growth
Clark State, Columbus State and Sinclair Community Colleges provide up to $3,000 to all eligible Tech Prep students who meet academic and attendance requirements.

CTC Student Organizations

CTC students are involved in many organizations to enhance their education. A big part of the CTC Student Organizations (CTSO) is teaching students professional and leadership skills that will help them in their career field. Students in the CTSO get the opportunity to compete with students from other schools in both leadership and skill competitions.

We are proud to say that our students have won bronze, silver and gold medals at regional, state and national levels of competition. CTC students have also been very involved in the regional and state leadership of the CTSO's.

These organizations assist in providing quality education experiences for students in leadership, teamwork, citizenship and character development. They build and reinforce self-confidence, work attitudes and communications skills. There is emphasisis on total quality at work, high ethical standards, superior work skills, life-long education and pride in the dignity of work.

A list of organizations include:

Business Professionals of America
Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America
Future Educators of America
The IntraClub Council
National Honor Society
FOR Club
SkillsUSA
Student Ambassadors

Testimonial

"As a parent and active community figure I have seen the difference and the success that students achieve by attending Springfield-Clark Career Technology Center. It is important to uphold professionalism and leadership skills in the work force today, the CTC not only teaches the students these fine qualities but they also give them the hands on learning experience to take the skills that they have learned and obtained to further advance themseleves in their career choice. The opportunities at CTC are endless and they're waiting for you." - Chief Deputy Dave Rapp, Clark County Sheriff's Office