CTE Programs

All programs listed below are available to all students within Charlevoix-Emmet Intermediate School District.  Click on the Career and Technical Education program below for specific program description, location and curriculum.

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Agriscience and Natural Resources

Automotive

Aviation Science and Technology

Business Administration and Management

Construction Technology

Culinary Arts

Drafting and Design Technology

Energy Fundamentals: Lineworker Emphasis

Finance and Financial Management Services

Graphic and Printing Technology

Health Occupations

Information Technology

Machine Tool Technology

Marketing, Sales and Service

Music Production Technology

PowerSports Technology

Public Safety – NEW in 2020-21!

TV and Film Production & Broadcasting

Unmanned Aviation Technology

Welding Technology  

Woodworking and Furniture Making

AGRISCIENCE AND NATURAL RESOURCES

Agriscience and Natural Resources courses introduce students to agriculture and its related fields such as forestry, parks and recreation, botany, landscaping, greenhouse management, veterinary science, farming, florist, county extension agent, U.S. forest service agent, Michigan Department of Natural Resources officer, park ranger, floral designer, golf, and irrigation specialist.

Agriscience Programs are offered in the following locations:

Alanson High School
Ellsworth
Petoskey High School

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AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY

Automotive courses are designed to provide students with knowledge of the inner workings of an automobile and its maintenance schedule while meeting NATEF requirements.  Related occupations include auto mechanic, tune-up specialist, mechanical engineer, brake technician, small engine repair specialist, auto shop manager, and insurance adjuster to name a few

Automotive Technology Programs are offered in the following locations:

East Jordan High School
Petoskey High School

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AVIATION SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

Aviation Science and Technology allows students to learn what it takes to be a pilot, and also the skills needed for other important careers tending to aircraft and their facilities. Segment titles include aviation documentation; human factors; aerodynamics; airplane systems; aircraft performance; aviation meteorology; communication and flight information; flight planning; flight maneuvers; safety; and flight environment. 
 
Aviation Science and Technology is housed at Alanson Public Schools, with courses and instruction taking place at Pellston Regional Airport. 

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BUSINESS MANAGEMENT AND ADMINISTRATION

Business Management and Administration courses offer students a chance to use state-of-the art equipment and software to prepare for the business world. Among other skills, students will learn computer literacy, word processing, and spreadsheet and database management.

Business Management and Administration Programs are offered in the following locations:

Beaver Island Community School 
Boyne City High School
Boyne Falls High School
Central Lake High School
Charlevoix High School
East Jordan High School
Harbor Springs High School
Pellston High School
Petoskey High School

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CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY

Construction Technology courses are designed to provide students with theory as well as practical experience in all areas of construction. Students will be involved in the construction of a home from start to finish. Related occupations include architect, engineer, draftsman, realtor, interior designer, developer, supplier, and skilled trades such as carpenter, mason, plumber, electrician, cabinetmaker, floor/tire installer and painter.

Construction Technology Programs are offered in the following locations:

Boyne City High School
Central Lake High School
Charlevoix High School
Pellston High School
Petoskey High School

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CULINARY ARTS

Hospitality continues to be one of the largest industries offering employment at many income levels depending on ability, experience, and education. Designed to introduce students to the tourism, lodging, and food service industry, this program offers the opportunity to develop entry level job skills sought after by employers. Related occupations include restaurant/hotel management, housekeeping, catering services, chef/prep cook, baker, host/hostess, cashier, wait staff, reservationist, butcher, dietitian, and hospitality business services.

Culinary Arts programs are offered in the following locations:

Boyne City High School
Petoskey High School

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DRAFTING AND DESIGN TECHNOLOGY

Drafting courses are designed to introduce students to the fundamentals of drafting and commands and functions of the CAD/CAM system. Students complete a variety of projects using Computer Aided Design software. Corresponding occupations include draftsman, engineer, architect, contractor, and interior and landscape designer.

Drafting and Design Technology programs are offered in the following locations:

Charlevoix High School
East Jordan High School
Harbor Springs High School
Petoskey High School

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ENERGY FUNDAMENTALS: LINEWORKER TRAINING

The Energy Fundamentals program is the result of a collaboration among several partners, notably Boyne City Public Schools, Char-Em ISD, and three prominent utility companies: Great Lakes Energy as the lead entity, with strategic support from Consumers Energy and DTE. While the program is housed in Boyne City, it is open to any student in any district throughout Char-Em ISD, as are all CTE programs.

The pre-apprenticeship program, for juniors and seniors, is a two-hour daily course for one full school year. Students learn basic yet essential concepts of working in the electrical field while developing skills and knowledge to work as a lineworker installing and repairing overhead lines. Students will learn about gas and electric transmission and distribution, quality control, nuclear and non-nuclear generation, academic competencies in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math), among other topics. Students will prepare to take the Energy Industry Fundamentals certification test. Training takes place in the classroom and at the Great Lakes Energy headquarters in Boyne City. 

This partnership with Great Lakes Energy provides students with access to instructors directly in the field while still learning the standards set forth by the State of Michigan in this area.  Students who successfully complete the program will be ready to apply directly to possible employers for an apprenticeship. Similarly, students may choose to attend a pre-apprenticeship program with a regional community college.                  

Energy Fundamentals is offered at Boyne City High School.


FINANCE AND FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT SERVICES

Finance/Accounting Programs prepare learners for careers in financial and investment planning, banking, insurance and business financial management. Career opportunities are available in every sector of the economy and require specific skills in organizations, time management, customer service and communication. Related careers include accountants, treasurers, bill and account collectors, auditors, financial analysts, customer service representatives, data processors, and sales agents.

Financial and Financial Management Services programs are offered in the following locations:

Central Lake High School
Charlevoix High School
East Jordan High School
Pellston High School
Petoskey High School


GRAPHIC AND PRINTING TECHNOLOGY

In this program you’ll learn various ways to visually present information through hands-on experience in each phase of production and printed materials, web design, video materials and animation. Related occupations include advertising design, animation artist, entry level desktop publisher, layout artist, press and bindery operator, and publisher.

Graphics and Printing Programs are offered in the following locations:

Ellsworth High School
Harbor Springs High School

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HEALTH OCCUPATIONS

In Health Services, students are introduced to the enormous and growing field of health care. The program involves students in a combination of classroom and clinical experiences. Courses are designed to prepare students with entry-level skills as well as post secondary education and training.  Related health occupations include physician, nurse, dietary assistant, home health care technician, radiology technician, occupational and physical therapist, medical laboratory assistant, dental assistant, dentist, medical assistant, medical records clerk and many other occupations.

Health Sciences Programs are offered in the following locations:

Beaver Island Community School
Central Lake High School
Charlevoix High School
Pellston High School
Petoskey High School

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INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

Information Technology courses focus on the design, development, support and management of hardware and software integration services. Occupations in this area include computer hardware engineer, computer programmer, software development professional, computer service technician, network consultant, network designer, network technician, technical support specialist, computer science teacher, and information systems operator. Students in this program may be eligible to take the following certification tests: Comp TIA, A+, Microsoft Certified Professional, and/or Cisco CCNA.

Information Technology Program is offered in the following location:

Petoskey High School

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MACHINE TOOL TECHNOLOGY

This program will introduce students to the basic skills and machines needed in precision metal work. Students gain machining skills while working with lathes, milling machines, surface grinders, drill presses, and other equipment. In addition, students learn the basics of blueprint reading, precision measuring, layout, and machining process planning. Practical application of safe work habits and the correct use of tools and equipment will be emphasized throughout this program.

The Machine Tool Technology Program is offered in the following location:

Charlevoix High School

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MARKETING, SALES AND SERVICE

This program emphasizes marketing, sales, distribution, merchandising, entrepreneurship, and management. Coursework explores ownership and management of enterprises engaged in marketing. The goals of the program is to develop competent workers for the major occupational areas within marketing, and to promote understanding of the wide range of social and economic responsibilities that accompany the right to engage in marketing in a free enterprise system. Related occupations include small business owner, labor market analysis/research, salesperson, service clerk, cashier, insurance agent, public relations specialist, sales manager, and wholesale and retail buyer.

Marketing Programs are offered in the following locations:

Boyne City High School
East Jordan High School
Petoskey High School

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MUSIC PRODUCTION TECHNOLOGY

In Music Production, students will dive into the world of audio mixing and editing their composition creations utilizing state-of-the-art technology and facilities. With access to pre-recorded clips and loops along with the ability to record their own voices and instruments, students will layer their tracks and produce master audio tracks in various projects and formats. Whether singing vocals, or recording a narration for a documentary or business commercial, students will learn to reduce multiple recorded takes and edit them into one final take, to produce the highest quality possible. Students will also expand their talents and abilities by adding visual components to their audio to deliver a memorable experience for our students and their audiences. 

Music Production Technology is offered in the following location:

Harbor Springs High School


POWERSPORTS TECHNOLOGY

PowerSports Technology offers students the opportunity to learn to identify engine and chassis components while using repair manuals to repair different types of small engines and outdoor equipment. In the class you will disassemble, measure, and reassemble small engines and equipment in order to gain experience and skills that will be useful moving forward.

PowerSports Technology is offered in the following location:

Pellston High School 


PUBLIC SAFETY – NEW!

Students in the Public Safety course will learn components of public safety careers through hands-on experience in various facets of public safety, such as fire, police and emergency medical services. Students will become certified in CPR, Stop the Bleed, and Basic First Aid, participate in mock accidents, real-world scenarios, physical fitness activities and field related work based learning opportunities. Students will also have the chance to interact with local law enforcement officials from all branches. 

Public Safety is offered in the following location:

Pellston High School


TV AND FILM PRODUCTION AND BROADCASTING

TV and Film Production and Broadcasting introduces students to the exciting area of digital audio and video recording, editing and presentation. Related occupations include broadcast technician, film and video editor, camera operator, newscaster, and managing editor.

TV and Film Production and Broadcasting Programs are offered in the following location:

Boyne City High School

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UNMANNED AVIATION TECHNOLOGY

*Prerequisite:  Integrated Science 9, 16 years of age by June of the previous school year

Drone Technology provides students with a variety of sUAS topics as well as a “hands-on” experience. Students will learn basic sUAS Safety through the Unmanned Safety Institute (USI). They will explore the technology used in sUAS to give learners a deeper understanding of how unmanned aircrafts are able to navigate and perform. This course will also examine the limits and skills employed by professional remote pilots. Upon completion of this course, students will have the opportunity to earn their USI Level 1 sUAS Safety Certification and their FAA Part 107 sUAS commercial certification.

The Unmanned Aviation Technology course is offered in the following location:

Harbor Springs High School 


WELDING TECHNOLOGY

The Welding, Brazing and Soldering program covers basic to advanced metal joining processes used in a variety of metal fabrication industries. Students will be introduced to the most commonly used welding processes and gain experience in the laboratory which will enable them to set up commonly used welding equipment, learn a variety of welding procedures, and fabricate metal projects.

The Welding, Brazing and Soldering programs are offered at the following locations:

East Jordan High School
Pellston High School

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WOODWORKING AND FURNITURE MAKING

The Woodworking and Furniture Making course is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to make furniture and other fine crafted wood products. Skills learned will prepare students for occupations in carpentry, pattern making, cabinet making, boat building, and furniture construction and repair.

Woodworking and Furniture Making Programs are offered in the following locations:

East Jordan High School
Harbor Springs High School

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