FAQ for the Carroll County Career and Tech Center
1. How can students & parents learn more about the Carroll County Career and Technology Center?
- Website: instructors’ emails, videos, program brochures, career opportunities, skills you will learn, ‘what it takes’, certifications, college credits, application process…
- Open House: Everyone is welcome to the CCCTC Open House, in October from 6 to 8 pm. (call for specific date)
- STEM field trip: 8th graders take a field trip to CCCTC and experience 5 of the programs
- Tours: 9th & 10th graders, and their parents, can sign up for counselor lead tours after school
- Presentations: 9th and 10th graders have presentations by CCCTC counselors during the school day
- Counselor: Ask your counselor how to decide on a program, plan your schedule, and when to apply.
2. Can Students earn college credits and does CCCTC have Honors and AP? YES
- MOST of our programs have articulated agreements with colleges and trade schools. These agreements allow students, who do well in our programs, to earn college credits at those schools. (go to our website for a list of programs and college credits or see the front of the program of studies).
- Students, in some programs (on the 5.0 GPA scale), can earn from 3 to 16 college credits ON A TRANSCRIPT based on class grades and an end of program test. Programs with this option: Computer Science, Engineering, Biomedical Science, Academy of Health, and Homeland Security: Criminal Justice (more)
3. Can students earn valuable certifications at CCCTC? YES!
- Students can gain the skills, knowledge and experience necessary to earn valuable certifications during their time at CCCTC. Some examples of organizations that certify our students are OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Assoc.), American Culinary Federation, ServSafe©, the State Board of Cosmetology, CISCO©, NIMS© (National Institute of Metalworking Skills), ASE© (Automotive Service Excellence), the State Board of Nursing, NCCER© (National Center for Construction Education and Research) and AWS (American Welding Society) (more)
5. How are programs reviewed to make sure they are current with industry standards?
- Businesses in the county review our programs regularly, colleges evaluate our programs to award college credit, and professional organizations evaluate and certify that our programs are teaching to current standards. (more)
4. What are the minimum requirements for acceptance into a program?
- 11th grade status
- 2.0 GPA in academic level courses
- 94% attendance (more)
5. When do students apply?
- For FIRST ROUND DECISIONS, applications are due Dec 1st of a student’s 10th grade year. (more)
6. Why doesn’t minimum always get a student into CCCTC? In fact why are good students put on hold?
- Due to the limitation of space and resources, some of our programs have wait lists. (more)
7. What happens if a student is placed on hold because of grades or attendance?
- Students who are below a 2.0 GPA in academic classes and/or the 94% are placed on hold. While students are on hold we continue to monitor and evaluate their progress. (more)