Guidance & Counseling

Guidance & Counseling Mission


The Guidance Counseling Department’s mission is to serve the students of the Career and Technology Centers of Licking County (C-TEC) by offering proactive comprehensive counseling programs to assist young people in the development of their academic, personal, social, and career potential, while also inspiring them to become resilient, responsible citizens.



C-TEC Counselors

Michelle McNeely- [email protected]

Programs Served:  Architectural and Engineering Design, Automotive Technologies, Auto Collision Repair, Construction Technology, Digital Design, Diesel Power & Equipment, Electronic & Computer Tech, Electrical Trades, Robotics & Automated Manufacturing, Welding


Ryan Wheeler- [email protected]

Programs Served:  Clinical Care, Cosmetology, Criminal Justice, Culinary Arts, Dental Assisting, Firefighting/Emergency Services, Medical Assisting, Physical Therapy & Exercise Science, Teaching Careers

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. 

1College Readiness Workshop

Beginning in September, the counselors will hold College Readiness Workshops every Wednesday during 10th period in the computer lab (room409). Please join us as we begin your search for colleges and help you through the entire process from applying to final admissions. We will help with ACT prep and registration, college searches, applications and financing your education. Parents are more than welcome to attend. We look forward to helping you with your post-secondary plans!
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ACT Test Dates



Attention Seniors



Attention Juniors


    Jacob Ellis Memorial Scholarship for C-TEC Welding program

Incoming Juniors


Once the school year gets started and you are feeling more confident in your setting, be sure to make time to speak with your counselor in order to go over your credits. If you are short credits, attempt to work with your counselor as soon as possible to get registered for credit recovery so that it can be completed during your junior year.



Satellite program students should contact their home school for guidance and counseling.


Small Group Counseling


The Guidance Office offers some small group counseling to help students deal with issues that may rise up and affect their daily lives. Please contact a counselor if you want more information on these groups.


Additional Student Services

The Counseling department offers the following services to assist our students in the development of their academic, personal, social, and career potential, while inspiring them to become resilient, responsible citizens.


Personal Social Development

The C-TEC Counseling department understands that students have various needs throughout high school, including social and emotional needs. We attempt to meet those needs through one-on-one grief counseling, group counseling, and classroom guidance. We will refer students to outside counselors or agencies when necessary.


Classroom Guidance

The C-TEC counselors are primarily in the classroom for scheduling, career or college related activities, and to perform credit checks on an individual basis.


College Planning/Testing

The C-TEC counselors and support staff work with students at all levels to provide  developmental, comprehensive services pertaining to postsecondary plans through individual, small-group and classroom guidance instruction. In our guidance surrounding the postsecondary process, we work collaboratively with students, parents, teachers, and the community to encourage students to pursue education beyond high school. Students will engage in classroom activities throughout their years which will focus on investigating individual strengths, pursuing interests, and seeking to discover an appropriate career path.

The SAT and ACT are both standardized tests that factor into most admissions decisions and also can be used to award scholarships and grants. C-TEC counselors are available to assist students in registering for the ACT/SAT and provide resources for preparing for the tests.



The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Test Battery (ASVAB) will be offered to all C-TEC students. It is an excellent career exploration tool. By taking the ASVAB, there is no obligation in any way for a student to join the Armed Services. It is understood, however, that the students’ scores will be made available to all branches of the Armed Services.


F.A.C.T.S. (Fundamentals for Academic/Career/Technical Success)

F.A.C.T.S. Mission Statement:

The F.A.C.T.S. Center’s mission is to support each student in a manner that will lead them to being a successful, independent, and contributing person in school, work and the community.

F.A.C.T.S. services include:

• Administration & Monitoring of Ohio State Test

• Administration of WebXam (Ohio Career-Technical Competencies Assessment)

• Instruction and intervention strategies for standardized testing

• Assistance and support with coursework for ALL students

• Support for credit recovery through VLA (Virtual Learning Academy) or correspondence

• Administration of the ACT

• Administration of WorkKeys

F.A.C.T.S. Procedures:

• The F.A.C.T.S. Center is open to students from 7:40 a.m. to 3:10 p.m.

• Students may come to the F.A.C.T.S. Center before and after school and on their lunch time.

• Students may come to the F.A.C.T.S. Center during class periods with the permission of the teacher and by completing the F.A.C.T.S. Support Form.

• Students may be regularly scheduled to work with tutors for preparation or credit recovery assistance.