• Career

    Whether you're interested in a career in advanced manufacturingbusiness,constructioncosmetologyculinary artseducationhealthinformation technologymedia artsperforming artspublic 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.

    What is Career-Technical Education?

    • 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:

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      Columbus Downtown High School

      364 S. Fourth Street, Columbus, OH 43215 • (380) 997-4213

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      Fort Hayes Career Center

      546 Jack Gibbs Blvd., Columbus, OH 43215 • (380) 997-6126

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      Adult & Community Education
      2323 Lexington Ave., Columbus, OH 43211 • (614) 365-6000

      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 occupationsskilled 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.