Our Career & Technical Education (CTE) Programs work in partnership with local Business and industry Partners in the Dearborn Community. Together, we seek to continuously improve our programs with input from our partners so that we can better meet the employment needs of the community and provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to transition to college and/or career after high school. Together, we can “Prepare the Students of Today for the Jobs of Tomorrow!”
Currently, Dearborn Public Schools offers the following CTE programs (you can click on the name to learn more about the program):
Aspiring Dearborn Educators Preparing students for careers in Education , including: Teacher (Elementary, Secondary, Special Education and Adult Education), Paraprofessional, Child Care Associate, Tutor, Coach and Trainer.
Automotive Technician – Maintenance and Light Repair (MLR) NATEF Certified (Edsel Ford and Fordson High School) Preparing students for careers in Automotive Maintenance including: Mechanic (automotive, diesel, small engine, aviation), Technician, Vehicle Sales, Engineer, Fabricator and Technical Support Specialist.
Computer Science and Programming Preparing students for careers in Computer Science including: Computer Engineer, Programmer, Application Developer, System/Network Analyst, Cybersecurity/Information Security Specialist and Web Developer.
Construction Trades (Edsel Ford and Fordson High School) Preparing students for careers in Residential and Commercial Construction including: Carpenter, Contractor, Electrician, Plumber, HVAC Technician, Architect, Mason and Heavy Equipment Operator.
Criminal Justice and Law Careers Preparing students for careers in Law and Public Safety including: Police Officer, Corrections Officer, Public Safety (Fire, EMS, etc.), Lawyer, Legal Secretary, Paralegal Assistant, Security and Military careers.
Culinary Arts and Hospitality Preparing students for Careers in the Hospitality Industry including: Chef, Baker, Restaurant Owner/Manager, Caterer, Customer Service Specialist, Resort/Cruise Careers, Hotel Customer Service and Travel Careers.
Dearborn Business Academy Preparing students for careers in Business and Entrepreneurship through a unique program that allows student to simultaneously complete up to three basic and advanced programs in the following areas:
Accounting and Finance Preparing students for Financial careers including: Accountant, Auditor, Bookkeeper, Tax Consultant, Insurance Sales, Financial Analyst, Retirement Advisor and Banker.
Business Technology and Management Preparing students for Office careers including: Entrepreneur, Business Owner/Manager, Business Administrator, Office/Clerical Support Technician, Business Analyst, Operations Supervisory and Information Technology Specialist.
Marketing and Sales Preparing students for Marketing Careers including: Advertising, Digital/Social Media Marketing, Sales, Market Research, Brand Management and Sports & Entertainment Marketing
Health Sciences Preparing for Health and Medical careers including: Physician, Nurse, Medical Assistant, Dental Assistant, Physical Therapist, Athletic Trainer, Pharmacy Technician, Nurse Assisting, Medical Billing and Medical Office Assistant.
Information Technology and Design Technology Preparing students for Digital and Computer careers including: Web Developer, Digital Graphic Designer, Architecture and Design Professional, Product Designer, Graphic Artist, Content Developer, Computer Technician, System/Network/Security Analyst, Simulation/Animation/Game Designer and Digital Artist.
Welding Technician (Edsel Ford High School) Preparing students for careers in Manufacturing including: Welding, Fabrication, Construction, Skilled Trades, Engineering Support, Advanced Manufacturing and Prototyping.