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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 Requirements. 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
  7. A background check release may also be needed depending on the program choice.

Notes to consider when applying:

  • Students will need both a counselor and teacher recommendation
  • Some programs require background checks. These will be mailed out and completed once students have been accepted.
  • 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 applications are received by the first Friday in February.

  2. Applicants are reviewed to make sure students are eligible academically.  Students who don’t meet the Standard Application Requirements may be considered when those requirements are met or when a plan is in place.  Courses taken, grades received, attendance, and discipline are all considered in the initial review.

  3. Applications are organized by choice and reviewed.  If a background check is required, results from the Juvenile Court system are reviewed.  An interview may also be part of the application process.  Applying Sophomore students are given top priority in the review process.  Any juniors applying to programs at C-TEC are reviewed in late July.

  4. The top 24-26 students are selected for admission to each program.
    Students are sent home a letter during Spring Break either stating acceptance to a program or that their application is still in the process of review.  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 & instructors.

  6.  Registration is scheduled in August each year.  At this time, all forms are completed by students and parents and turned in so that the first week of school is a smooth transition.  Student pictures are taken for Student IDs and program fees are paid or a payment plan is created at this time too.