Career and Technical Education.
We offer career education and technical school programs to a wide range of students — from elementary age to adult. If you are still enrolled in OCPS, you have a variety of program options (see “High School Opportunities”) designed to help you achieve your career and academic goals. If you’re an adult, you’ll enjoy continuing education with the convenience of taking programs online or at one of our tech center locations. Adult education programs are offered in three main areas: Career Certificates, Workshops and Seminars. Many programs have been approved, certified and/or recognized by industry, military, sponsoring agencies and professional organizations. The tech centers are accredited by the Council on Occupational Education, the Commission on International and Trans-Regional Accreditation, and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement.
To be the top producer of a highly qualified global workforce.
To lead our students to success through relevant technical and academic education.
Career & Technical Education Catalog
Tuition and Fees (click for details)
Approximately 50,000 students (secondary and postsecondary) served in 09-10 school year.
Structure of School Year
Fall Term runs from mid-August to mid-January. Spring Term runs from mid-January to early June. Limited Summer Session runs June through July. Flexible mid-term starting dates for many programs (call for information).
K-12: We provide learning opportunities at the elementary, middle and high school levels. Through career exploration programs elementary age students are exposed to exciting occupational areas; middle school students are able to participate in a variety of classes such as computer technology, instructional technology, introduction to technology, agriculture, web site design, video production, career choices, business and exploratory wheel. High school students have an array of learning opportunities within 16 career clusters. Specific programs include: Career academies, Co-Enrolled Program, College Credit, Dual Enrollment, Florida Ready to Work Credential, GED Exit Option, High School Majors, Industry Certification, Online Learning, Pre-Apprenticeship, and Tech Prep.
Adult: Through the tech centers and at dozens of community and education centers, adult students can prepare for a broad spectrum of careers. Programs include: Adult Basic Education, Apprenticeship, Enhancement, Career Certificates, Citizenship, Corporate Training, English as Second Language (ESOL), Florida Ready to Work Credential, General Education Development (GED) preparation, High School Diploma, Industry Certifications, Online Learning, Personal Enrichment Courses, Seminars and Workshops and Vocational Preparatory Instruction.
Varies by campus; includes media centers, classroom resource areas, professional journal subscriptions, online libraries, virtual reference libraries and limited print volumes.