CCT Career Immersion Program



*Accepting applications for the 2016-2017 School Year beginning March 1st, 2016*



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 participate in a specific career pathway that will lead to a Career Diploma Endorsement at the end of their senior year.


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* 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


9th Grade – Choice of 1 Credit from the following:

      • Mechanical Drafting Technology - ½ credit
      • Fundamentals of Technology - ½ credit
      • Computer Science Principles - ½ credit
      • PLTW: Introduction to Engineering Design (IED) - 1 credit, transportation provided to CHS

10th-12th Grades - Choice of 1 Credit each year from the following:

      • PLTW: Introduction to Engineering Design (IED) - 1 Credit
      • PLTW: Digital Electronics (DE) - 1 Credit
      • PLTW: Principles of Engineering 1 - ½ credit 
      • PLTW: Principles of Engineering 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

Computer Science Pathway - 4 Total Credits


9th Grade – 1 Credit

        • Computer Science Principles - ½ Credit
        • Software Applications - ½ Credit

      10th-12th Grades - Choice of 1 Credit each year from the following:

            • Computer Science Principles - ½ Credit
            • AP Computer Science Principles - ½ Credit
            • Introduction to Programming - 1 Credit
            • AP Computer Science - 1 Credit
            • IB 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


                          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


                          Current Clarkston High School students can apply at any time using the "CHS CIP Application Packet for CCS Students" below.  

                          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 "CHS CIP Application Packet for School of Choice" as well as the "Release of Student Records" listed below.
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