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ACADEMIES AND PROGRAMS FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

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Charlottesville-Albmarle Technical Education Center (CATEC) High School programs are currently offered at CATEC's main campus and at satellite campuses, with transportation to and from base school provided. Classes are available to Albemarle County and Charlottesville City Public School students free of charge.

We offer 10 programs wherein students have opportunities to practice hands-on and work-based learning activities alongside academically-driven curricula that prepare students for entering the workforce and continuing their educations. Students have opportunities to enrich their academic learning by participating in work-based experiences that include job shadows, internships, and apprenticeships. 

Students who attend and complete CATEC programs have the opportunity to receive recognized certifications or credentials in their industry and earn high school elective credits. Students completing select CATEC programs receive, on average, 11 dual-enrollment college credits from local community colleges.

Additionally, each CATEC offers academic courses to provide students with opportunities to coursework while at CATEC. CATEC's Career Development program integrates career preparation through its workplace soft skills curriculum, providing students with professional development designed to help them begin their careers work-ready. 

CATEC Fact Sheet     CATEC FACT Sheet- Spanish Version

Visit our 2020-2021 School Year Information page for the most up-to-date information regarding this school year. 

To learn more about each CATEC program, click on the program photographs below. 

Auto Body Repair

Automotive Body Repair

Auto Service Tech

Automotive Service Technology

Building Trades

Building Trades

Cosmetology

Cosmetology

Culinary Arts

Culinary Arts

Electricity

Electricity

Fire Service

Fire Science

EMT

Emergency Medical Technician

Nurse Assistant

Nurse Assistant

Vet Science

Veterinary Science

Academic Courses

Academic Courses

Career and Counseling Center

Career and Counseling Center

For more information, click on each program to learn about each program's curriculum, requirements, available certifications, and dual enrollment credits. For a tour of our school, talk to your base school counselor or call CATEC at (434) 973-4461 .