CTEC Programs of Study
CTEC offers ten exciting and innovative Career Technical Education programs including Residential Construction; Manufacturing, Welding, and Engineering; Cosmetology; Video and Game Design Animation; Aviation; Auto Body Repair and Painting; Law Enforcement; Business Development and Leadership; Culinary Arts Management; and Sustainable Plant Science and Technology.
CTEC programs are open to 11th and 12th grade students in the Salem-Keizer School District. CTEC programs provide the competitive advantage needed to tap into the high-wage, high-demand jobs of the future.
Auto Body Repair & Painting
Create custom modifications using modern welding, sanding, masking and creative painting techniques. Operate the same collision repair and painting equipment as industry professionals. Restore a variety of damaged vehicles by applying advanced techniques of metal fabrication, adhesive repair and creative refinishing.
Working alongside industry professionals, students will have the opportunity to earn licensure as an airplane pilot, an aircraft maintenance technician, or a drone pilot. Students with an interest in flying, building, or repairing planes or drones will gain valuable experience and certification in the CTEC Aviation program.
Behavior Health & Human Services
Learn about the history of the mental health system in our country, explore your own career goals in the vast behavioral health and human services field, and learn foundational skills for working with people. Practice your communication skills and learn techniques that behavioral health professionals use to support their clients to wellness and practice these with peers. Assess and critique systems and settings in the behavioral health field and identify and develop solutions for social problems. Learn how to practice and model self-care in order to sustain a long and fulfilling career helping others.
Express individual creativity by providing a wide range of artistic hair, nail, skincare and barbering services using the latest technology, trends and name-brand products. Operate and experience a full-service, interactive salon and spa environment. Work alongside professional cosmetologists to explore all aspects of quality salon services and management.
Express individual creativity as part of a team that develops entire meals, unique dining experiences, and delivers great customer service. Cook alongside professional chefs in a modern commercial kitchen setting. Operate fast-paced restaurant ventures such as food trucks, deli and catering services at CTEC.
Strengthen your mind and body through rigorous mental and physical training, including advanced self-defense tactics. Work with certified law enforcement professionals who keep the community safe. Examine state and federal laws and the critical roles of police, corrections and rehabilitation in the criminal justice system.
Manufacturing, Welding & Engineering
Invent, design and engineer the types of precision parts, tools and products used worldwide, using professional CAD and manufacturing equipment. Learn advanced welding and machining techniques to join, cut, bend and manipulate materials for industrial and artistic applications. Produce solutions for complex engineering challenges from concept to completion.
Design and build an upscale residential home from the ground up. Work alongside industry professionals in all aspects of architecture and building—including foundations, walls, roofs and interior and exterior finishing. Operate professional equipment and power tools for all aspects of construction.
Sustainable Plant Science & Technology
Operate a high-tech urban agriculture center to grow sustainable food. Work with business and industry experts in urban farming, nursery production, food science and biotechnology. Use micropropagation, hydroponics, advanced technology and equipment to grow farm-to-table produce.
Video & Game Design Animation
Produce original animated short films, dynamic visual effects and eye-catching graphics. Work with professional technologies to create virtual worlds, virtual reality (VR) and 3D modeling to achieve inspiring results. Collaborate to brainstorm, storyboard and create unique 3D animation, computer graphics, games and videos.