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C-TEC Parent/Guardian Permission Form (Copies Located in your Guidance Office)

Selecting a program

Career Development is an ongoing process that begins in Kindergarten and continues beyond high school.  Using the Ohio Means Jobs K-12 online career system, students take assessments, establish academic and career goals and research career and post-secondary opportunities.  In the 8th grade, students visit C-TEC and are shown the career/technical programs offered during their junior and senior years of high school.  This is the first orientation to the benefits of participating in career/technical education.  Another experience is Sophomore Hands-On where students sign up to explore two programs they may be interested in applying to for their junior and senior years of high school.  There is also an Open House in September where sophomores and their parents are invited to see the school and meet the instructors at C-TEC.  Evenings of Exploration are also scheduled in the fall and winter to help answer any questions parents and students may have regarding career/technical education.

What are the academic requirements needed to be a student at C-TEC?

Students need to have completed the following courses as a minimum to be considered for a program at C-TEC.

English – 2 credits

Social Studies – 2 credits (Including American History)

Math – 2 credits (Including Algebra 1)

Science – 2 credits (Including Biology)

Physical Education – 1/2 credit

Health – 1/2 credit

C-TEC Pre-Application Recommendations. While a student at C-TEC academic courses are scheduled to fulfill graduation requirements.  Students receive a diploma from their high school and a certificate of completion from C-TEC.

Essential Skills (By Program click here)

Tips for handling the switch to a Career Tech School.


  1. Go to
  2. Click on High School in the yellow banner bar across the top.
  3. Scroll down to Experience C-TEC on the high school page.
  4. Click on Apply to C-TEC
  5. Fill out the application
  6. Click Submit

Notes to consider when applying:

  • Students will need both a counselor and teacher recommendation
  • A background check release may also be needed depending on the program choice
  • We highly encourage you to answer the extended response questions on the application
  • Parent and student signature is requested on the digital application but is also required in hard copy. You can find these forms with your guidance counselor. 
  • Please contact Alyssa Johnston with questions at 740-364-2234


  1. All priority applications are received by the first Friday in February.
  2.  Applicants are reviewed to determine eligibility status.  Students who don’t meet the standard application recommendations can still be accepted but will be required to have a graduation plan in place.  Courses taken, grades received, attendance, and discipline are all reviewed during the initial application process
  3. Applications are organized by 1st choice program and reviewed. Applying Sophomore students are given top priority in the review process.  Any juniors applying to programs at C-TEC are reviewed in May.
  4. Approximately 25 students are selected for admission to each program.
    Students are sent home a letter by Spring Break either stating conditional acceptance to a program or that they have been waitlisted.  High school counselors are given a list of accepted students during Spring Break.
  5. Accepted students attend a Signing Day in the spring to experience C-TEC. Program information is distributed and time is available to visit labs and talk with current students and instructors.