Whether you're interested in a career in advanced manufacturing, business, construction, cosmetology, culinary arts, education, health, information technology, media arts, performing arts, public safety, and visual arts, Columbus City Schools offers dozens of Career-Technical Programs to meet your needs.
Click HERE to download the Career-Technical Education Program Guide. This brochure contains the complete list of Career-Technical programs for Columbus Downtown High School and Fort Hayes Career Center.
Career-Technical Programs are for students who are interested in getting a job immediately following high school graduation or for students who plan to attend college and seek employment after receiving their degree.
Information about the programs offered at each of these schools can be found on their individual pages to the left. These centers serve juniors and seniors. Sophomore students interested in applying for classes beginning in their junior year should see their Career and Community Resource Coordinator or Guidance Counselor (CCRC) at their home high school.
The Columbus City Schools have two state-of-the-art Career-Technical Centers:
Columbus Downtown High School
364 S. Fourth Street, Columbus, OH 43215 • (380) 997-4213
New Numbers for:
Practical Nursing: (380) 997-7617
Adult Diploma Program, High School Equivalency/GED: (380) 997-7633
Nursing Bridge Program and STNA: (380) 997-7615
HESI Test Dates: (380) 977-7618
ESOL for Adults: (380) 997-0900
For more than 60 years, the Columbus City Schools Department of Adult & Community Education has been committed to providing programs for lifelong learning. Adult Workforce Education courses can be taken in health occupations, skilled trades, and computer applications. You can prepare to earn your high school equivalency by attending free classes, and foreign born adults can learn to read, write, and speak English in our English for Speakers of Other Languages program.
Classes are conveniently located at different sites throughout Franklin County. We encourage you to visit our webpage to see how we may help you reach your personal and career goals.
Leadership & Staff
- Columbus Downtown High School
- Fort Hayes Career Center
- Reception *Career-Technical Education Office
- Tamara Calloway
- Pegeen Cleary Potts
- Cheryl Cooper
- Stephanie E. Jones
- David Madison
- Christy Manson
- Kevin Prenger
- Joe Rader
- Susan Smith