Discover Your Path
There are nearly 40 Career-Technical Education programs available for students to explore their passions and interests. Students can get real-world experience today that lead to a successful career.
Career-Technical Education (CTE) programs are just the start to help students create their own path to success. Many students graduate and have an advantage when attending higher education programs at colleges and universities, and when gaining even more education and experience through internships and certifications.
CTE programs give you the chance to experience what you are interested in during the school day. Try out what you are interested in, and you can still make it to home, work or hanging out with your friends after school.
Career Fields Available Now
- Arts and Communication
- Business and Administrative Services
- Construction Technologies
- Education and Training
- Engineering and Science Technologies
- Information Technology*
- Health Science*
- Hospitality and Tourism (including Culinary Arts)
- Human Services (including Cosmetology)
- Law and Public Safety
- Manufacturing Technologies
- Visual Arts
- ...and more!
*Part of the New Skills Ready Network initiative with CSCC and OSU
Myths vs. Facts about CTE
Chances are what you know about Career-Technical programs needs an update! With nearly 40 career pathway programs, Career-Technical Education is changing to prepare students for the jobs of the future.
On The Road To Your Future
Our Career-Technical Centers
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 (CCRC) or Guidance Counselor at their home high school.
The Columbus City Schools have two state-of-the-art Career-Technical Centers:
Adult & Community Education
2323 Lexington Ave., Columbus, OH 43211 • (614) 365-6000
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
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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.
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