Mahoning County Career & Technical Center is centrally located within the District, in Canfield on Palmyra Road, north of Route 224. The school offers a variety of career and technical programs to students in the 13 affiliated school districts. There is also an open- enrollment agreement that allows students from outside the District to attend. Most students, with the exception of some students in College Tech Prep, spend the entire day at MCCTC, and there are other options available. Many MCCTC programs offer work-study, apprenticeship or internship possibilities. Students also have opportunities to visit the plants and offices of local employers and meet with experts in their field.
Applications are available from a student’s home school guidance counselor, at the MCCTC Guidance Office on our Web site. Students apply for admission to MCCTC through their home schools. All juniors and seniors in the 13 participating home school districts are eligible. Applications will be accepted for all programs until the program is filled, but some programs fill very quickly, so students should apply as early as possible for the program.
Equal Educational Opportunity
In compliance with (1) Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (2) Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, (3) Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and (4) the OCR Vocational Education Guidelines, we are notifying all students, parents, employees and the general public that the Mahoning County Career & Technical Center District has adopted a non-discrimination policy on the basis of race, color, handicap, gender, ancestry, national origin, disability, or social or economic background. Any complaint regarding this non-discrimination policy should be referred to the Career & Technical Director, Mahoning County Career & Technical Center, 7300 North Palmyra Road, Canfield, Ohio 44406 - Phone 330-729-4000.
MCCTC career-technical teachers are experts in their field, and combine college education and actual work experience in the area they teach. Additionally, MCCTC academic teachers are fully certified in their specialty, and hold bachelor’s or master’s degrees.
The General Advisory Committee is comprised of a representative from each of the 13 affiliated school districts. It provides an avenue for communication between the community and home school, assists in job placement and reviews school activities. Each career and technical program has a Program Advisory Committee made up of employers, graduates, parents and those who work directly in the field. The members review curriculum, provide information to keep instructional content current, assist in job placement, make recommendations for new equipment and keep the school aware of innovative developments in the field.
Required Courses for Graduation
MCCTC offers an extensive complement of courses from advanced to remedial that enable a student to meet all graduation requirements. These courses include English 9–12, algebra, geometry, pre-calculus, calculus, advanced placement (AP) courses, biology, physics, chemistry, psychology, American government, world history, American history, economics, sociology, computer literacy and many others. Students should check with the MCCTC Guidance Office regarding credit
offerings to meet individual circumstances.
Upon successful completion of the career-technical and academic courses, and after fulfilling all graduation requirements, MCCTC students attend their own high school graduation ceremonies and receive a diploma from their home schools. At the MCCTC Senior Awards Assembly, students also receive a career-technical certificate and a Career Passport. A Career Passport shows the specific employability and career skills the student possesses, and contains a résumé, an endorsement from the MCCTC superintendent, a summary of the student’s activities, and attendance and achievement records.
MCCTC has agreements with a variety of post-secondary institutions that allow students in several career and technical programs to earn college credit for high school course work.
Tuition is free for students in the 13 participating school districts. Most programs, however, do require the purchase of some tools and/or uniforms. Scholarships and payment plans are available to students who may be unable to pay these fees.
Students at MCCTC can gain valuable employment skills, earn money while learning and acquire training toward apprenticeship certification.
Job Placement: An MCCTC job placement coordinator works closely with employers to determine their employment needs, promotes MCCTC students and keeps track of all MCCTC students who are looking for work. Employers frequently call MCCTC when they have job openings. MCCTC students also learn job-seeking skills, interview tips and résumé writing as part of their training at MCCTC.
Guidance & Counseling: The Guidance Department is organized to provide an array of services, including orientation, placement, counseling, referrals, individual and group assessment, management and administration, programmatic implementation and consultation. The Guidance Department is staffed by trained, certified counselors who are able to provide the comprehensive guidance services needed for a diverse student population.
Proficiency Tests and Ohio Graduation Tests: MCCTC has a highly successful track record in preparing students to pass any or all parts of the tests required for high school graduation.
The MCCTC Resource Center/Library is equipped with networked computers that include several CD-ROM reference databases and popular software applications. It also contains periodical titles and more than 5,500 hardcover and paperback volumes.
Home schools transport students to and from MCCTC, with the exception of Tech Prep students who provide their own transportation. Other students may drive if they are in compliance with all
Home School Extracurricular Activities
MCCTC students can and do continue to participate in sports and other extracurricular activities at their home schools.
Student Activities at MCCTC
In addition to home school extracurricular activities, students can become involved in MCCTC activities. Among the many clubs and organizations for MCCTC students are Business Professionals of America; FFA; Family, Career and Community Leaders
of America; and SkillsUSA-VICA. MCCTC also has a local chapter of Key Club, an active Student Council and a chapter of the National Vocational-Technical Honor Society.