Career-Technical Programs

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The CTE application for 2023-2024 opens in late November 2022.

Application Opens Late November 2022

More information about each program is available in multiple languages below.

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EDWIN JOEL BROWN, WOGAMAN, AND WRIGHT BROTHERS MIDDLE SCHOOLS

  • Engineering Design
  • Automation & Robotics
  • Medical Detectives

MEADOWDALE CTC

ROBOTICS ENGINEERING

  • Invent, design and manufacture the tools and components for a wide range or production needs. Use advanced computer-controlled technology to create steel, aluminum and plastic components. Work daily with the same equipment and techniques as industry leaders.
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BIOMEDICAL SCIENCE

  • Work with the same tools used by professionals in hospitals and research laboratories. Engage in compelling, hands-on activities and work together to find solutions to real-world problems. Use scientific inquiry in areas of microbiology, biochemistry, genetic engineering, medical interests, immunology, and bioethics.
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BUSINESS

  • Gain a basic understanding of the business world, including economics, owning and operating a business, globalization, marketing, and personal finance planning. Learn and apply essential business technology and software to earn Microsoft Office Specialist certifications. Expand career awareness and related skills to make career choices and become employable in a variety of business careers. Design and implement powerful marketing and management plans to solve real-world business challenges.
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DIGITAL DESIGN

  • Emojis, manga, memes, and more: Explore the applications behind the creation of today’s hottest design trends. Photo: Hands-on experience with digital photography using state-of-the-art tools. Web: Learn how to code, design, and develop modern websites for mobile and desktop platforms.
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EXERCISE SCIENCE & ATHLETIC TRAINING 

  • Explore a wide range of exercise science, fitness and physical therapy careers. Prevent and heal injuries using techniques based on anatomy & physiology principles. Trainers, instructors, managers and programmers are needed to address the wellness needs of the general public or specific clients/populations.
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PRE-NURSING

  • Prepare for a career working in hospitals and/or nursing homes under the direction of doctors and nurses. Explore a range of medical careers through practical lab experiences, clinicals, and related coursework. Develop a professional work ethic and the skills to care for patients who are ill, injured, or disabled.
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PROGRAMMING AND GAME DESIGN

  • Learn the basics of building simple interactive applications. Prepare to design and program games using commercial and open source programs and applications. Learn industry-standard programming language constructs to write programs that integrate classes, class methods, and class instances. Learn input method handling, animation, collision detection, game physics, and basic artificial intelligence.
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URBAN TEACHER ACADEMY

  • Explore the field of education and related career options in the urban setting. Receive an in-depth view of the teaching profession through project-based experiences and culturally-relevant teaching.
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PONITZ CTC

ALLIED HEALTH

  • Develop skills to care for patients who are ill, injured, or disabled. Prepare for a career working in hospitals or nursing homes under the direction of nurses and doctors. Explore a range of medical careers through practical lab experiences, clinicals, and related coursework. Develop a professional work ethic and communication and patient care skills.
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AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY

  • Diagnose, service and repair a wide range of vehicles. Use advanced diagnostic equipment to troubleshoot and repair complex automotive systems. Learn customer service.
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BIOTECHNOLOGY

  • Discover how living organisms like cells, plants, and animals can be used to solve real life problems related to crime, hunger, the environment, nutrition, and health. Use scientific inquiry in areas of pharmacy, water quality, forensics, biomedical, botany, research, food science, and microbiology. Sharpen lab skills.
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BUSINESS

  • Gain a basic understanding of the business world, including economics, owning and operating a business, globalization, marketing, and personal finance planning. Learn and apply essential business technology and software to earn Microsoft Office Specialist certifications. Expand career awareness and related skills to make career choices and become employable in a variety of business careers. Design and implement powerful marketing and management plans to solve real-world business challenges.
  • Curriculum Plan | Program Information

CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGIES

  • Learn about all aspects of construction and related careers. Erect, install, maintain, and repair buildings and other structures using materials such as metal, wood, stone, brick, and concrete. Develop skills in core safety of the masonry, carpentry, electrical, and plumbing professions.
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COSMETOLOGY

  • Work in a full-service salon/spa. Learn basics of nail artistry. Learn day/evening make up application. Evaluate, recommend, and create hair designs. Use advanced techniques to deliver a wide range of skin care and nail treatments. Learn basic business skills in order to become a successful entrepreneur.
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CRIMINAL JUSTICE

  • Learn about the world of criminal justice and public safety. Students receive instruction in safety, law enforcement, investigation, ethics, human relations, and equipment training.
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CULINARY ARTS

  • Create professional foods, cakes, and pastries with an artistic presentation. Plan, prepare, and serve meals for casual dining and upscale events. Be a key part of the team that develops complete meals and unique dining experiences.
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CYBERSECURITY

  • Identify and protect internet-connected systems from cyber attacks. Build and support networks. Connect users’ devices to each other and the internet.
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DENTAL ASSISTING

  • Develop the necessary skills to assist dentists and hygienists with patient care, office tasks, and lab duties. Learn patient’s oral health education, mixing dental materials, exposing, developing and mounting oral x-rays, infection control, sterilization and chairside assisting for operative and emergency dentistry. Learn general office procedures, patient record keeping, and dental charting. Prepares students to work as a dental assistant and/or post-secondary education.
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ENGINEERING DESIGN

  • Prepares students to be innovative and productive leaders using engineering principles, mathematics, and critical thinking skills. Students are exposed to the engineering pathways and learn the skills of the high demand of the global economy.
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GRAPHIC ART & DESIGN

  • Explore all aspects of the graphic communications industry. Develop skills in computer design, photography, screen printing, and printing digital and large-format operations.
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MEDIA ARTS

  • Learn the fundamentals of broadcasting production. Build skills to the point where students can independently produce video and audio pieces for broadcast. Students will be challenged to push their creative potential and explore the world through the eyes of media.
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STIVERS SCHOOL FOR THE ARTS

DIGITAL CINEMA

  • Pre-production, production and post production of varied genres of short films. The use of professional-level editing, and special effects software. HD camera operation.
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PHOTOGRAPHY

  • Learn the latest technology and gain an understanding of fine art and studio photography. Gain a solid foundation in the conceptual, technical, and studio coursework. Learn the foundations of traditional darkroom and digital photography, printing, studio lighting, Adobe Creative Suite photo software, and web-based applications.
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THEATRICAL DESIGN AND PRODUCTION

  • Explore visual storytelling across all performing arts disciplines. Design, build and paint scenery for theatrical productions. Design lighting and sound cues for various performances. Create costume designs for characters.
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NOTICE

In compliance with the United States Department of Education Office for Civil Rights (OCR) Guidelines for Eliminating Discrimination in Vocational Programs, 34 C. F. R. Part 100, App B, IV (O), all career and technical education opportunities of the Dayton Public Schools system are, and will be offered, without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, or disability.

Notification of this compliance is included in, but not necessarily limited to, applications for employment, official postings of certified openings (newspaper), employee handbook, as well as posting on the district website, and at the district office and the middle and secondary schools.

The lack of English language skills is not, and will not be, a barrier to admission and participation in career and technical education programs. This notice shall be disseminated, as needed, to individuals in their native language if the individuals have limited English language skills.