Oakland Schools Technical Campuses : The Oakland Schools Technical Campus (O.S.T.C.) is a career-focused, academic environment for high school students throughout Oakland County. O.S.T.C. provides juniors and seniors with the opportunity to spend half of their traditional high school day (3 hours) at the Southwest, Wixom campus. Transportation is provided. Students are able to pursue their technical and career interests by focusing their studies in a variety of areas.

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UPDATED 2023/24 Program Brochure

NEW: OSTC Coursebook

Virtual Career Nights beginning January 2024

Programs at O.S.T.C. include:

  • Agriscience and Environmental Technologies

  • Automotive Technology

  • Collision Repair and Refinishing

  • Computer Programming

  • Construction Technology* (not available at the Southwest campus)

  • Cosmetology* (only available at the Northeast campus)

  • Criminal Justice* (only available at the Southeast campus)

  • Culinary Arts and Hospitality

  • Cybersecurity Networking

  • Energy and Electrical Technologies* (not available at the Southwest campus)

  • Engineering, Robotics, & Mechatronics

  • Entrepreneurship and Advanced Marketing

  • Graphic Communication and Design

  • Health Sciences

  • Machining

  • Medium/Heavy Truck & Equipment

  • Welding

*If you are interested in attending a program that is not available at the Southwest campus, please speak with your counselor about the availability of these programs.

O.S.T.C. Credit Guide  : Clusters at O.S.T.C. offer the opportunity to earn a variety of Michigan Merit Curriculum credits that count toward graduation. 

Articulation at O.S.T.C. : Clusters at O.S.T.C. offer the opportunity to earn credit at specific colleges based on the coursework completed at O.S.T.C.

Applying to O.S.T.C. : Students apply for admission to O.S.T.C. in January prior to the junior and/or senior year. All sophomore students are invited to an O.S.T.C. presentation held at the school during a seminar period. When thinking about applying please consider the following:

  • Deadlines for applications are determined by the O.S.T.C. campus and can change from year-to-year. 

  • Make sure you speak with your counselor if you are interested in applying to O.S.T.C. and pay attention for announcements regarding application due dates. 

  • Students must also have an updated educational development plan.

  • Space is limited in all programs. Depending on the number of applications for a program, you may be offered your 2nd choice program or placed on a wait list.

  • Students on track for graduation, who have demonstrated good attendance and behavior, and who have a specific career interest relating to an O.S.T.C. program are given priority if we receive more applications than the campus can accommodate.

If you have any questions regarding O.S.T.C. please contact your student's counselor.