Frequently Asked Questions

What is Chesterfield Career and Technical Center?

CTC is an extension of Chesterfield’s high schools, offering three-credit day courses that are not offered at the home schools.

How do students enroll in a CTC course?

Application for admittance to a CTC course is completed at  Students are selected based on grades, successful completion of prerequisite courses, and short answer essay responses.

In what grade(s) do students attend CTC?

Each year, approximately 800 juniors, 750 seniors, and 50 postgraduates attend CTC.

What periods do students attend CTC?

CTC operates on an alternate-day schedule that is compatible with the high schools’ timetable.  Students are bused to CTC after their first period for periods 2, 3, and 4 on odd or even calendar days.

What is the cost for a CTC course?

There is no tuition charge. The cost of personal tools, uniforms, and fees varies by course and is paid by the student.

Will a CTC course help a student obtain a job?

CTC provides students with occupational skills and essential 21st century workplace readiness skills (technical writing, computer applications, critical thinking, problem solving, teaming, etc.).  Applicants with these skills are well prepared for the job market.

Can a student take a CTC course and then go on to college?

Colleges are always interested in students who have “tried on” a career because these students are more likely to be goal oriented and, therefore, more successful.  The majority of CTC students further their education at technical/trade schools, community colleges, and/or four-year colleges.

Where can I get more information about CTC?

Contact the home school counselor, call 768-6160 for CTC @ Courthouse, or 639-8668 for CTC @ Hull.  Also visit CTC’s website: