CCT Career Immersion Program




Overview


    The Clarkston Career Tech program at Clarkston Community Schools offers benefits for all students ranging from providing a contextual environment for developing high-level academic skills, to providing specific industry certification or post-secondary credit in an occupational field.  Career and Technical Education offers education benefits to students pursuing careers requiring specific technical skills, as well as providing a strong foundation for those pursuing a traditional four-year (or more) degree.  It is an integral component of the total education mission, contributing to the goals of high academic achievement, student retention and motivation, and the development of general workplace and life skills.  The Clarkston Community Schools Career Immersion Program is designed for students who wish to explore a specific career pathway in Engineering, Computer Science or Teacher Education.


Career Immersion Program Details


Students must maintain a 3.00 overall GPA as well as a 3.00 GPA in career pathway courses to be eligible to stay in the program and receive the diploma endorsement.  Applicants must meet all course prerequisites.


Criteria for Student Selection

Entering 9th through 12th grade students for Engineering/Computer Science or 10th through 12th grade students for Teacher Education who have demonstrated:

  • A strong interest in one of our three career pathways: Pre-Engineering, Computer Science, or Teacher Education
  • An interest in problem solving
  • Responsible, self-directed learning capacities
  • An ability to work in an active cooperative learning environment
  • Strong academic ability in the core curriculum.
  • Evidence of 8th grade language arts and math competency (to meet grade level expectation).
Career Pathways and Program Requirements

Engineering (Project Lead the Way) Pathway - 4 Total Credits, 1 each year

    • Mechanical Drafting Technology - ½ credit
    • Fundamentals of Technology - ½ credit
    • Computer Science Principles - ½ credit
    • PLTW: Introduction to Engineering Design (IED) - 1 credit
    • PLTW: Digital Electronics (DE) - 1 Credit
    • Engineering Science 1 - ½ credit 
    • Engineering Science 2 - ½ credit
    • Architecture 1 - ½ credit
    • Architecture 2 - ½ credit
    • PLTW: Civil Engineering & Architecture (CEA) - 1 credit
    • Mechanical Engineering 1 - ½ credit
    • Mechanical Engineering 2 - ½ credit
    • Engineering Graphics (EG) - 1 credit
    • Work-Based Learning (12th grade Engineering-based only) - 1 credit

Computer Science Pathway - 4 Total Credits, 1 each year

    • Computer Science Principles - ½ credit
    • Software Applications - ½ credit
    • Computer Science Principles - ½ credit
    • AP Computer Science Principles - ½ credit
    • Introduction to Programming - 1 credit
    • AP Computer Science - 1 credit
    • Computer Hardware, Troubleshooting & Repair - ½ credit
    • Computer Networking & Communications - ½ credit
    • Web Design I - ½ credit
    • Web Design II - ½ credit
    • Computer Programming 3 - ½ credit
    • Computer Networking 3 - ½ credit
    • Work-Based Learning (12th grade IT-based only) - 1 credit


                    Teacher Education Pathway - 3 Total Credits, 1 each year

                    10th - 12th Grade Options:

                      • Parenting - ½ credit
                      • Preschool Practicum 1 - ½ credit
                      • Preschool Practicum 2 - ½ credit
                      • Nutrition and Wellness - ½ credit
                      • Family Studies - ½ credit
                      • Human Relations - ½ credit
                      • Teacher Education - 1 credit
                      • Work-Based Learning (12th grade Teaching-based only) - 1 credit
                    In-District Clarkston Students
                    Students can apply during their Senior year using the "CIP Application for CCS Students" form available below.  

                    Out-of-District Students

                    Out-of-District Students wishing to attend Clarkston High School full-time to experience one of our three Career Immersion Program pathways need to submit the "CIP Application for School of Choice" program forms as well as the District Schools of Choice application available from the District site by June 22, 2017.  
                    *The deadline for out-of-district applications for this program has passed.

                    NOTE:  Both the School of Choice and Program Application must be turned in together at the building your student is seeking enrollment.

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