What are the Career and Technical Education Programs?

Automotive Service
This represents one of the largest and most stable fields of employment, providing nearly a million jobs nation-wide.  Courses available to all high school students.  Labs located at Huron and Pioneer.

Business, Management & Administration
Business Administration is one of the most popular choices for college study and this program offers an excellent overview of a fascinating career.  Courses and labs available at all comprehensive high schools.

Cosmetology Services (link to website)
The job outlook is good. In addition to classroom instruction, students operate a beauty salon and serve real customers. Successful applicants become licensed cosmetologists.  Course is available to all juniors and senior students.  Lab is off site at Huron Valley Beauty Academy, Wagner Road, Ann Arbor.  
Transportation from high schools is provided.

Students explore innovations that change and shape our human design world. They apply science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, to find practical solutions for real-world issues.  Through hands-on, problem-solving activities, students will understand how technology and society affect each other.  Utilizing computer design, prototyping, and modeling systems students focus on technological innovations for an environmentally sustainable society.  Courses available to all high school students.  Labs located at Huron, Pioneer & Skyline.

An Accountant is always in demand.   The financial records of a business indicate the health of the organization.  There are many opportunities in the finance field depending on the number of years you would like to continue your education past high school.  Courses available to all high school students.  Labs located at Huron, Pioneer & Skyline.

Health Sciences Technology (link to website)
Jobs are plentiful. Studies are offered in health and disease, advancements and trends in health care, patients' rights and much more. Second semester includes clinical experiences in local hospitals.  Course is available to all high school students.  Labs located at Huron & Pioneer.

Home Building/Construction Trades (link to website)
For more than 40 years, AAPS high school students have been building quality homes under a non-profit program with the assistance of local builders, craftsmen and their instructor.

Hospitality Today
Hospitality Today is for students considering employment and/or building culinary skills in the food service and hospitality industries. Using the National Restaurant Association program, ProStart, students will learn about customer relations, creating, costing and preparing a variety of food items as well as safety and sanitation of the industry.  Courses available to all high school students.  Labs located at Huron and Pioneer.

In this course you learn that the fundamental objective of any firm is to market its products or services profitably. Advertising, public relations, research, promotions, writing and graphic design are all part of the curriculum.  Courses available to all high school students.  Student-operated school stores located at Huron & Skyline.

Web Page Design
Learn the language of web design (HTML) and design and produce your own professional grade websites.  Students learn problem-solving and creative thinking skills as they develop their own sites as well as common software used in the web page design industry.  Courses available to all high school students.

Cooperative Occupational Education (C.O.E.)

Juniors and seniors participate in this valuable school-supervised work-based learning experience through paid employment in the community. Jobs are in fields related to your Career and Technical Education Program.  Course is available at Huron & Pioneer.

How do I sign up?

In many of the beginning level programs you may sign up while in the eighth grade and begin taking courses in the ninth grade. Home Building, Cosmetology, and Health Sciences Technology require an application. Your counselor has the information and individual brochures with details on each of the program areas.

See your counselor for more information.