CATEC Program of Studies
High school CATEC classes are offered at CATEC and other sites, and are available to all Albemarle County and Charlottesville City Public School students free of charge. Most programs meet for half-day and include practical, hands-on training in a variety of exciting career fields. Transportation to and from base schools is provided. To enroll in CATEC classes, students should fill out the online application with their high school counselor’s assistance.
Students who attend and complete CATEC programs have the opportunity to receive a recognized certification or credential in their field and high school elective credit. Students completing CATEC programs receive, on average, 11 dual enrollment college credits.
CATEC houses two academies which offer educational and career pathways for students in partnership with post-secondary institutions and employers. Students in the academies may qualify to receive industry certifications and credentials. These credentials are a valuable tool to gain full-time employment in growth industries with livable wages. Graduates may also continue their education utilizing the dual enrollment credits they received while in high school.
In addition, CATEC offers several CTE programs that train for industry credentials and receive dual enrollment credit.