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Why Choose Career Education?

The career programs at Jefferson College Area Technical School (ATS) help students begin preparation for a great career while still in high school.

Our career programs develop in each student:

  • Occupational Skills necessary to secure initial employment in the field in which the student has been trained

  • A Background of related information including both theory and practice, necessary in the field of choice

  • Personal and Social Traits necessary for initial employment and for continuing success

  • Leadership Skills are an important part of day to day instruction and students learn the importance of leadership in the workplace.

Classes are taught with an “applied” approach that challenges you to use your hands, as well as your head. The practical applications make subject matter eaiser to understand and more interesting.

When you finish high school, you’ll have a good foundation for beginning work on an Associate’s Degree and in some programs earn free college credit.

Who Should Enroll in a Career Program?

High School Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors with
the following:

  • The motivation to successfully complete the required class assignments

  • The intent of finishing their career program

  • A sincere desire to learn a skill or trade

  • Ability to have fun in a safe professional manner. 

How Do Students Apply for a Career Program?

See your school counselor to discuss your career plans and obtain an ATS application.

  • Decide which program interests you the most   
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  • Complete an application form with your parents’ assistance and return it to your high school counselor

  • Arrange with your high school counselor to schedule a tour of Jefferson College so that you may meet the instructors and visit the program area in which you are most interested

What Types of Career Programs are Available?

  • Automotive Technology
  • Biomedical Sciences
  • Building Repair Technology
  • Business Management
  • Computer Integrated Manufacturing
  • Early Childhood/Elementary Education
  • Culinary Arts
  • Digital Media Technology
  • Electronics
  • Health Services Assistant
  • Heating, Refrigeration, and Air Conditioning
  • Metal Fabrication
  • Residential Carpentry
  • Welding Technology
  • Fire Science/EMT

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Last Updated ( Tuesday, 14 January 2014 )
 
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