Career and Technology Education courses at Trenton High School are open to ALL Students, Grades 9 through 12, as an Elective
CAREER TECHNICAL EDUCATION CONSORTIUM (DCTC)/CTE
Trenton High School is a part of the Downriver Career Technical Consortium (DCTC) serving the school districts of Airport, Flat Rock, Gibraltar, Grosse Ile, Huron, Riverview, Southgate and Woodhaven-Brownstown. The DCTC offers a program where local districts share their technical and academic programs. Students interested may participate at the beginning of their junior year and continue into their senior year.
The Trenton High School Technical Consortium plan of study is a coordinated secondary/post-secondary program that prepares students for the majority of jobs in technical areas. Emphasis is placed on integrating academic and career technical courses so that students are better prepared for the advanced courses required by technical programs.
DCTC combines occupational and academic learning so that students will have the capacity to grow and change in the workplace. The technician is a professional who understands and can apply underlying principles to a broad base of problems. A student pursuing a career in technology must have a mathematical, science, and computer background. The technical student must also be able to read and comprehend, communicate orally and in written form, follow directions, problem solve, and work individually as well as in a team.
DCTC offers a course of study for technical careers, blending academics and technical competencies, and it is a way to earn college credit in high school. Upon completion of DCTC classes at the high school level, the student may have earned college credit at Henry Ford Community College, Monroe County Community College or Wayne County Community College. The student may continue his/her education to gain an Associate Degree with the DCTC course experience.
Please take time with your student(s) to review the Handbook and familiarize yourselves with district policies, procedures, and processes.
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