Discover 37 career-education options available to Chesterfield County high school students during the Chesterfield Career and Technical Center (CTC) Open House on Jan. 27 from noon-2 p.m. at the Chesterfield Career and Technical Center @ Courthouse, 10101 Courthouse Road, and from 1-3 p.m. at the Chesterfield Career and Technical Center @ Hull, 13900 Hull Street Road.
Parents, students and the public are invited to participate in a self-guided tour of the facilities to learn more about the career opportunities at the technical centers. CTC teachers, students and business and industry representatives will provide information through demonstrations, explanations and handouts on the educational and employment opportunities for each of the programs.
Through the technical center, students can enroll in a technical program and still maintain a college preparatory schedule. Students have the ability to graduate with a high school diploma, along with marketable skills, real-job experience and the academic background necessary to apply for college admission. In many CTC programs, students can earn tuition-free college credits from John Tyler Community College while simultaneously earning high school graduation credits.
Courses available at CTC@Hull include: advanced CAD and modeling/computer integrated manufacturing, baking and pastry arts, barbering, business management and logistics operations (honors), culinary arts, environmental biotechnologies (honors), firefighting, health assisting careers, homeland security, mechatronics (honors), nurse aide, physical and occupational therapy, veterinary science and Virginia Teachers for Tomorrow.
Courses available at CTC@Courthouse include: A+/Cisco (honors), automotive collision repair and refinish, automotive technology, baking and pastry arts, child development, commercial photography, computer systems technology, cosmetology, criminal justice, culinary arts, cyber security technologies, dental occupations, digital arts and design and 3D animation, electricity, health assisting careers, heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC), homeland security, legal systems administration, medical assistant, medical biotechnologies (honors), medical systems administration, nail technician, oracle, physical and occupational therapy, plant and soil science, plumbing and pipefitting, precision machining technology (honors), practical nursing (honors), residential carpentry, urban farming and veterinary science (honors).