Career & Technical Education Programs

"Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice. It is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved." -William Jennings Bryan

Below you will find information on Career & Technical Education, OTC and our School-to-Work program.

Contact Information for CTE

Wendy Schmitt
Administration Building
Career Focused Education Coordinator

Contact Information for School-to-Work

Bonnie Engel
Lakeland High
School-to-Work Coordinator

Career & Technical Education (CTE)

Each year, Huron Valley Schools offers Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs designed to prepare youth for a broad range of employment and training services. The programs are offered under the guidance of certified teachers, counselors, and a cooperative education coordinator.

CTE Program & Criteria for Admission:

Below you will find the name of your program of interest and the program's recommended course sequence and program completion requirements.

PDF DocumentBusiness Management AdministrationNone
PDF DocumentFinanceBusiness Management Technology I or Teacher Approval
PDF DocumentMarketing / None
PDF DocumentInformation Technology - Interactive Media / Business Management Technology I or Teacher Approval
PDF DocumentInformation Technology - Information Support and ServicesNone
PDF DocumentInformation Technology - Programming and Software Development / Geometry or Teacher Approval
PDF DocumentDrafting & Design TechnologyNone
PDF DocumentVisual Imaging Technology - Graphic Communications and PrintingNone
PDF DocumentVisual Imaging Technology - Video Production and Broadcast Communications / None

Oakland Technical Center (OTC)

Oakland Technical Center (OTC) Courses:

  • Agriscience
  • Floral Agriscience
  • Greenhouse/Landscape
  • Automotive Technology
  • Business Services Technology
  • Collision Repair Technology
  • Computer Maintenance and Networking Technology
  • Culinary Arts / Hospitality
  • Graphic Communications
  • Health Sciences
  • Heavy Equipment and Trucking Technology
  • Machine Technologies
  • Manufacturing / CAD Engineering Core
  • Marketing Welding / Fabrication
OTC Sessions:

Morning: 7:40 AM - 10:10 AM
Afternoon: 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM


Southwest Campus
1000 Beck Road
Wixom, Michigan 48393
(248) 668-5600


Courses are open to 11th, 12th, and post-graduate students. Students are assigned to the Center by their home school counselors. Students spend two and one-half hours per day, five days per week at the Center. They may be on the bus en route for another half-hour. The other half day is spent in the home high school. Student's will receive 1-1/2 credits per semester for a successfully completed class. Additionally, a three or six week Technical Summer School is offered.

Area Center Programs are Designed For:

  • Students who are planning to go into the work force directly from high school.
  • Students who plan on attending 4-year colleges and also realize that they should not leave high school without a salable skill.
  • Students who are planning to enter technical level courses in state colleges, community colleges, or technical schools. 
  • Students who are planning to enter apprenticeship trades.
  • Students who have completed high school and need additional education and instruction for employment.
  • Students who have dropped out of school.
  • Adults may take courses also. There is a tuition charge.


Students may drive to OTC or they will be transported by bus from their home school to/from the center. Bus service will not be available from the home school to the student's home for OTC students. Students will be responsible for providing their own transportation home.


School-to-Work Programs

Job Shadowing: Students make a visit to a work site to explore an occupation.

Career Day: Students have an opportunity to hear business personnel & community members speak about their careers.

Co-Op and Career Internship: An opportunity for students to become involved in career exploration through a paid or volunteer placement at a job site.

Career Interviews: Students practice their interviewing skills with business personnel & community members.

We are always looking for parents and community members to host students at their place of business. Please contact the school coordinators if you are interested in volunteering for any of the programs listed above.

Please see the individual high school websites for more detailed information about the School-To-Work programs.