Career and Technical Education?
for the future...
a great field
comes to mind when you think of Career and Technical
Education? Most people think of the traditional
assembly lines, but today's business and industry
occupations are fast-paced and high tech. Companies,
including those in this region are part of a rapidly
expanding global economy and they need employees with
high-level technical and academic skills to remain
competitive. The high demand for people with these
skills creates a great opportunity for you! Whether
your goal is work or college following high school,
Career and Technical Education can prepare you with the
academic background, technical ability, and work
experience to open the doors to a variety of career
assumed that, through your career exploration
experiences in the 8th grade, you have chosen
a career pathway to explore and are now selecting
courses in which you have an interest. This site
provides descriptions of courses offered through the
Copper Country Intermediate School District's Career and
Technical Education program. It should be noted that
the courses described on the following pages are
tentative offerings. The ability to offer any of the
courses is directly related to the resources of the
Copper Country Intermediate School District, sufficient
enrollments, and availability of teachers.
Facts about CTE:
student 15 and 1/2 years or older who attends high school
in Baraga, Houghton, or Keweenaw County may attend
Career & Technical Education classes offered by the
Copper Country Intermediate School District.
student's home school issues credits for successful
completion of Career & Technical Education programs.
are approximately two hours long and are scheduled at
8:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m., and 1:00 p.m.
Programs may provide instruction for one, two, or three
years, depending upon the knowledge and skill of
individual students and their career goals.
- Students enrolled in classes at the CCISD
Career Tech Center are subject to the attendance
policies of their own high schools while attending the
Tech Center. The limit on the maximum number of
absences permitted in order to receive credit is
determined by each high school's policy. For further
information, see the Career & Technical Education
may enroll in daytime programs when space is available.
Call the Copper Country Intermediate School District
office for tuition costs.
Students interested in enrolling in any of the Career &
Technical Education program offerings should contact
their high school counselor to request the required
enrollment forms. Each high school within the Copper
Country Intermediate School District is allocated a
specific number of slots for student enrollment, based
upon the school's total high school enrollment.
Criteria for student enrollment in the Career &
Technical Education programs are determined by each
individual district. Considerations for eligibility may
include the student's attendance record, grades,
citizenship, and a career pathway specific to the
requested program. Students interested in the program
should contact their high school counselor early in
their high school career to obtain information regarding
the requirements of their district.
better serve the school districts within the Copper
Country ISD, the Career & Technical Education programs
are taught at various sites throughout the three-county
area. The main Center is located at 110 E. Quincy
Street in Hancock. This facility serves students in
Automotive Technology and Information Technology.
ease of training and ready availability to everyday
hospital situations, the Nursing Assistant and Health
Careers programs are conducted in newly remodeled
classrooms at the Houghton County Medical Care Facility
located at 1100 Quincy Street in Hancock.
Michigan Technological University, Ferris State University, and
Gogebic Community College offer the opportunity to gain
advanced placement credit to those students who are
enrolled in, or have taken, Career & Technical Education
courses. This is made possible through articulation
agreements the CCISD has arranged with the above-named
educational institutions. Articulation is the process
where Career & Technical Education students who have
demonstrated specific skills through an assessment
process are granted college credit for those skills when
they enroll at a participating college or university.
articulation agreements are generally specific to the
Career & Technical Education courses taken by the
student. If you enroll at one of the educational
institutions named above, be sure to check with the
admissions office to determine if your Career &
Technical Education course is eligible for advanced
placement credit. There is no charge for the college
credit when the student has successfully demonstrated
that the specific skills have been learned.
student who is enrolled in, or has taken, an approved
Career & Technical Education course.
student who has earned a "B" average in a Career &
Technical Education course.
student who is recommended by the Career & Technical
Education instructor and administrator, and who has
successfully demonstrated the proper level of skill.
more information about advanced placement opportunities
and articulation agreements, contact your high school
Career & Technical Education program has an advisory
committee. These committees consist of groups of
citizens selected to collectively provide advice to the
public schools regarding Career & Technical Education.
Most members are not in the education field; they
represent labor, management and the general public.
They are selected because of their specialized expertise
and knowledge, and serve only as advisors - without
authority, pay or compensation.
Career & Technical Education programs of the Copper
Country Intermediate School District are approved by the
Michigan State Department of Education and comply with
state and federal curriculum guidelines. To assure that
all programs are in compliance and that proper
accounting standards are followed, they are audited by
the state and federal government.
Perkins Core Performance Indicators (CPI):
the policy of the Copper Country Intermediate School
District that no person, on the basis of race, sex,
color, religion, national origin or ancestry, age,
marital status, disability, weight, or height, shall be
discriminated against in employment, educational
programs, and activities or admissions. Questions or
concerns regarding the nondiscrimination policies should
be directed to the Superintendent, Copper Country
Intermediate School District, 809 Hecla Street, Hancock,
MI 49930 or 906-482-4250.