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CTE Program

Career and Technical education: Find Your Pathway, with KCHS CTE logo and images of a woodshop, car shop, mixing board and nurse

There are currently nine Career and Technical Education (CTE) pathways available for Kent County High School students. Students can earn certificates and be program completers in pathways ranging from automotive and construction to teaching and nursing, giving them a headstart on a post-high school career.

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Listed below the CTE pathways offered at Kent County High School, the instructors, classes, available certifications and community support.





OUR PATHWAYS
CONSTRUCTION TRADES

Construction Trades Instructor: Richard Shaw
 
Completer Program:
Foundations of Building and Construction Technology
Carpentry 1 – Level I
Carpentry 2 – Level II

Program Certifications:
NCCER Student Certification
Construction Technology Completer Program
 
Beneficial Outcomes:
Variety of job paths to choose from
Learn transferrable skills
 
Community Support:
Construction companies
Architects
Surveyors
CNW Masonry

 

 

TEACHER ACADEMY OF MARYLAND

Teacher Academy of Maryland, Instructor: Caren Saunders

Completer Program:
Human Growth and Development Through Adolescence
Teaching as a Profession
Foundations of Curriculum and Instruction
Education Academy Internship
 
Program Certifications:
Paraprofessional Licensure: also known as teacher assistants, teacher aides or paraeducators, paraprofessionals are educational workers who perform teaching-related tasks in support of certified tasks in support of certified educational professionals
 
Articulated Credits With:
Bowie State University
College of Southern Maryland
Coppin State University
Frostburg University
Hood College
McDaniel College
Morgan State University
Salisbury University
St. Mary's College of Maryland
Stevenson University
Towson University
 
Community Support:
Internship experiences at Galena, H.H. Garnet and Rock Hall elementary schools

 

 

PRE-ENGINEERING: PROJECT LEAD THE WAY
 Pre-Engineering: Project Lead the Way Instructor: Justin Jenkins

Completer Program:
Introduction to Engineering Design
Principles of Engineering
Digital Electronics
Civil Engineering and Architecture
Engineering Design and Development

Beneficial Outcomes:
Application of math, science and technology
Variety of class types
Employment opportunities
 
Articulated Credits With:
University of Maryland at Baltimore County
Purdue University
Rochester Institute of Technology
and many more
 
Community Support:
Dixon Valve

 

 

FM BROADCASTING: 90.5 WKHS

Broadcasting: WKHS 90.5 FM Instructor: Chris Singleton
 
Completer Program:
Interactive Media
Broadcast Communications
Broadcast Productions
Broadcast Programming

Program Certifications:
WKHS CTE certification
 
Beneficial Outcomes:
Public speaking skills
Sales and marketing skills
 
Community Support:
Choptank Electric

 

 

FOOD AND BEVERAGE MANAGEMENT

FOOD AND BEVERAGE MANAGEMENT  Instructor: Chef John Keller

Completer Program:
Becoming a Food Service Professional I
Becoming a Food Service Professional II
Practical Experience as a Food Service Professional
 
Program Certifications:
Students will take the nationally recognized Cer ProStart
Certificate of Achievement with an option to take the ServSafe Manager Exam
 
Beneficial Outcomes:
Students will learn proper food and workplace safety and sanitation techniques along with a variety of food preparation skills.
 
Articulated Credits With:
Culinary Institute of America
Johnson and Wales
Culinary Institute of Virginia
 
Community Support:
Watershed
Fish Whistle at the Granary
Evergrain
Happy Chicken Bakery
Lockbriar Farm

 

 

ACADEMY OF HEALTH PROFESSIONS

Academy of Health Professions instructor Christa Collison

Completer Program:
Foundations of Medicine and Health Science
Structures and Functions of the Human Body
Theory and Clinical Experience in Health Services
Pharmacy Tech Medical Specialty
 
Program Certifications:
Certified Nursing Assistant
Geriatric Nursing Assistant
Pharmacy Technician Exam (ExCPT)
 
Beneficial Outcomes:
High-paying jobs
Nursing school priority placement
Scholarships
 
Articulated Credits With:
Stevenson University
 
Community Support:
Local agencies

 

 

AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY

Automotive technology Instructor: Kevin Nelson

Completer Program:
Suspension and Steering
Brakes
Electrical/Electronic Systems
Engine Performance
 
Program Certifications:
Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification
Areas A1-A8, MLR, AST
 
Articulated Credits With:
UNOH
ATI
ATC
UTI
Pen Tech
Wyotech
OTC
 
Community Support:
Kunkels
Chestertown Garage
Mike's Auto
Caldwell Tire
ELB
K&L
Gillespies
 



 
AGRICULTURAL SCIENCE – CASE

Agricultural Science – CASE Instructor: Jennifer Kuhl-Depp

Completer Program:
Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources
Principles of Agricultural Science – Animal
Animal and Plant Biotechnology
Agriculture Business, Research and Development

Program Certifications:
CASE Completer Program
Credit from University of Maryland
 
Community Support:
The Mill at Kingstown
Broadleaf Tree Services
Atlantic Tractor
Sharp Lawn and Tree
Grandview Farms
 



 
FIRE AND RESCUE

FIRE AND RESCUE

Completer Program:
Emergency Medical Care
Fire Fighter 1
Hazardous Materials, Operations, Rescue Technician
Response to Terrorism, Fireground Operations
Truck Company Fireground Operations and Rescue Technician

Provided By:
Maryland Fire and Rescue Institute
Upper Eastern Shore Regional Training Center, Centreville
 
Program Certifications:
Basic Fire and Rescue
Basic Firefighter
Basic EMT
Basic Incidental Management
 
Community Support:
Local volunteer fire companies
Local rescue squads




Program of Study

Students and parents are encouraged to take the time to carefully review the Kent County High School Student Program of Study. This important guide can assist you with making important decisions about your high school course of study that will impact your future higher education pathway and career choices. This document will also help you with understanding all high school requirements and course offerings.





Contact Information

TOM PORTER
Coordinator Of Accountability And Career And Technical Education

Phone
410-778-7141

Email

Kent County Public Schools
5608 Boundary Avenue
Rock Hall, MD 21661



BRETT KING
College and Career Counselor

Phone
410-778-3800


Kent County High School
25301 Lambs Meadow Road
Worton, MD 21678