Career and Technical Education
A wide array of programs is available to Tech Center at Yorktown students who want to develop new career skills and earn college credit. Teenagers can gain a competitive edge by enrolling in one of 40 Career and Technical Education courses in the areas of arts and humanities, business, engineering, health, human and public services, and natural and agricultural sciences. In addition, academic credit is offered in English, Math, Science or Social Studies as well as college credit in many of the exciting programs.
The Tech Center offers students an opportunity to attend for one or two years, for two or four hours each day. Successful graduates can attain a Career and Technical Education Certificate or a Regents Diploma with a Technical Endorsement. The success rate is high, with 80 % going on to colleges or technical institutions and 20 % working in their field of study. Clubs, competitions and honor societies round out the Tech Center experience.
The Career and Technical Education department also offers more than 300 courses for adults, during the day or evening, as well as free literacy programs.