Career and Technology Education (CTE) prepares both youth and adults for a wide range of careers. These careers require varying levels of education- from high school and postsecondary certificates, to apprenticeships, or two- and four-year college degrees. Students add value to their overall education by completing CTE programs of study that provide opportunities to earn industry-recognized credentials and college credit while still in high school.
CTE is no longer the vocational programs of the past, instead the skills students will learn are technical, rich in math and science and provide critical thinking skills.
The new BioMedical Science programs at KIHS and QACHS presents students with a "creepy" way to begin the new school year.
(New) Homeland Security Program of Study at KIHS and QACHS
The New Homeland Security Program at KIHS and QACHS kicked off the school year with a look at how terrorism can impact all citizens. The students are learning with a curriculum program that has been written in collaboration with Baltimore County and Harford County public schools. Students will work with emergency management systems and other agencies to evaluate real life situations. They will become proficient in problem solving, analyzing issues, and the course will introduce students to governmental and humanitarian response mechanisms for natural and man-made disasters. Students research and report on a variety of organizations, including the Red Cross, FEMA, and more; as an extension, students learn about locally- and regionally-based resources like the National Guard.
Cosmetology Students at QACHS are job shadowing to meet the requirements towards the 1500 hours of instruction. 17 Students are placed in 18 positions in various local salons. Our local businesses support the students by providing hands on and real life experience as they work towards a Maryland License.
Click here for the Maryland State Department Of Education Career Technology Website.