Classes

Each year, the Midland County Educational Service Agency in partnership with Bullock Creek School District, Coleman Community Schools, Meridian Public Schools, Midland Public Schools and Windover High School, offers Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs at various sites throughout Midland County.  All of these programs are open to students from any Midland County School with transportation available.  These programs are designed to prepare youth for a broad range of employment and advanced training/educational opportunities and are offered under the guidance of certified instructors, counselors, and administrators. 

The following CTE programs are available to high school students in Midland County for the 2022-2023 school year:

Agriscience & Natural Resources

The Agriscience program provides students with hands-on learning opportunities to explore topics such as agribusiness, agriculture, animal science, food science, greenhouse management, natural resources, plant science, soil science, wildlife management and more.

Criteria for Admission and Program Information

Open to 11th or 12th grade students (selectively open to 9th and 10th grade) with career interest in agriculture, natural resources, animal science, plant science, agribusiness, and leadership. Focuses on projects in lab, greenhouse, and animal barn.

Sponsoring agency: Coleman Community Schools

Classes available: Agriscience 1, Agriscience 2 

High school credits: 4th year math, 3rd year science, VPAA 

College credits: Up to 23 credits at Davenport University, 6 credits at Michigan State University 

Leadership opportunities: Participate in State and National Future Farmers of America (FFA) competitions, service learning and trips to conventions 

Work-lased Learning: Field trips and speakers, Agriscience II students spend 3 days a week at a work experience. 

Automotive Technology

The Automotive Technology program provides students with hands-on learning opportunities to explore topics such as transmission repair, engine performance, brakes, electrical, NATEF national skills, safety, suspension, and steering. 

Criteria for Admission and Program Information

Open to 11th or 12th grade students (selectively open to 10th grade) with career interests in automotive technology and mechanics. Program follows National Automotive Curriculum standards (NATEF).

Criteria for Admission and Program Information

Open to 11th or 12th grade students 

Sponsoring agency: Midland Public Schools

Classes available: Auto Tech I, Auto Tech II 

High school credits: 4th-year math, VPAA 

College credits: Up to 27 credits at Davenport University, 18 credits at Delta College 

Hands-on learning: Spend approximately 60% of class time completing hands-on activities in the auto lab. 

Work-based learning: Includes field trips and speakers, Auto Tech II students can apply for co-ops at local dealerships and independent automobile facilities.

Biomedical Sciences

Criteria for Admission and Program Information

Open to 11th or 12th grade students (selectively open to 10th grade)

Sponsoring Agency: Meridian Public Schools

Classes available: Biomed 1, Biomed 2

College credits: Up to 35 credits at Davenport University, 2 credits at Ferris State University, 2 credits at Delta College

Work-based learning: Field trips and speakers, real world projects, simulation, community-based projects

Building Construction Trades

The Building Trades program provides students with hands-on opportunities to experience building a home. Students get to work on skills in residential building, masonry, drywall, HVAC, framing, roofing, plumbing, and finish carpentry.

Criteria for Admission and Program Information

Open 11th or 12th grade students (selectively open to 10th grade)

Sponsoring agencies: Bullock Creek Schools, Midland Public Schools

Classes available: Intro to Trades, Construction Building Trades, Advanced Building Trades

High school credits: 4th-year math, VPAA

College credits: Up to 30 credits at Davenport University, 12 credits at Delta College, 5 credits at Washtenaw Community College

Hands-on learning: Spend up to 75% of class at the building site building a house from the ground up

Leadership opportunities: Participate in the student chapter of the Home Business Association

Business

The Business program provides students with hands-on opportunities to explore business concepts in one of three different programs:  Business Administration Management and Operations, Accounting and Finance, or Marketing and Sales.

Criteria for Admission and Program Information

Open to 9th,, 10th, 11th or 12th grade students

Sponsoring agency: Midland Public Schools

Classes available: Marketing, Merchandising Operations, Sales Management, IB Business Management, Accounting I, Accounting II, Computer Tech, Advanced Business

High school credits: 4th-year math, VPAA

College credits: Varies by business area and institution

Hands-on learning and leadership: Complete projects in computer labs, school store, and learn how to run your own business. Compete in and highlight talents in DECA & BPA competitions.

Work-based learning: Includes field trips and speakers from industry professionals. Advanced business students participate in co-op experiences.

Chemical Processing Technology

The Chemical Processing Technology program provides students with hands-on learning experiences inside of a lab that simulates today’s manufacturing equipment and instrumentation. This program equips students with the necessary resources to pursue operation of technology for chemical manufacturing.

Criteria for Admission and Program Information

Open to high school seniors

Sponsoring agency: Delta College

Classes available: Intro to Process Operations, Applications for Chemical Processing, Basic Chemical and Unit Operations, Process Measurement, Process Control, Process Troubleshooting, Advanced Chemical Operations, Process Operations Management, Advanced Process Operations Lab

High school credits: 4th-year math

College credits: 23 credits at Delta College (dual enrollment)

Leadership opportunities: Team management roles within class for running processes, troubleshooting, maintenance, and planning for shutdowns

Work-based learning: Includes field trips to manufacturing sites

Culinary Arts

The Culinary Arts program provides students with hands-on learning opportunities to explore culinary and hospitality topics such as soups & sauces, international cuisine, fabrication meats, safety & sanitation, hospitality management, travel & tourism, baking & cake decoration, food preparation, food service management, inventory control, and much more.

Criteria for Admission and Program Information

Open to 11th or 12th grade students

Sponsoring agency: Windover

Classes available: Culinary I, Culinary II

High school credits: 4th-year math, VPAA

College credits: Up to 24 credits at Davenport University, 7 credits at Washtenaw Community College

Hands-on learning: Earn Serve-Safe and Pro-Start certifications in a state-of-the-art commercial kitchen

Leadership opportunities: Compete and showcase talents in the Skills USA local and national competitions

Engineering Technology

The Engineering Technology program provides students with hands-on learning opportunities to master basic concepts needed to continue an education in engineering. Students will apply concepts to real world challenges in three different categories: emergency sources, application of machine systems, and fluid power testing the strength and durability of materials.

Criteria for Admission and Program Information

Open to 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th graders

Sponsoring agencies: Meridian Public Schools, Midland Public Schools

Classes available: Introduction to Engineering Design, Principles of Engineering

High school credits: 4th-year math, VPAA

College credits: 12 credits at Delta College

Leadership opportunities: Participate in local design and robotics competitions

Work-based learning: includes field trips to local businesses and job shadow experiences

Educational Careers

The Educational Careers program is a hands-on learning program providing students with the opportunity to explore topics such as child development, confidentiality, health & safety, professionalism, instructional technology, careers in education, classroom management, curriculum planning, and assessments.

Criteria for Admission and Program Information

Open to 11th or 12th grade students

Sponsoring agency: Bullock Creek Schools

Classes available: Education Careers I, Education Careers II

High school credits: VPAA

College credits: Up to 24 credits at Davenport University, 9 at Delta College, 1 at SVSU, 3 at CMU, and 6 at Mid Michigan College

Hands-on learning: Observe a K-8 classroom 4- hours each week, complete lesson plans and projects.

Work-based learning: Includes classroom placements, trips to conferences and colleges as well as participation in a mock interview event.

Healthcare Technology

The Healthcare Technology program provides students with hands-on learning opportunities to explore topics such as CPR, medical ethics, safety, supplies & equipment, medical terminology, emergency procedures, transporting patients, patient care & comfort, communication, patient hygiene, career planning, and employability skills.

Criteria for Admission and Program Information

Open to 11th or 12th grade students

Sponsoring agency: Midland Public Schools

Classes available: Healthcare Technology I, Healthcare Technology II (dual enrollment at Delta College)

High school credits: 4th-year math, VPAA

College credits: Up to 12 credits at Delta College

Hands-on learning: Complete training in first aid and CPR, as well as labs in anatomy and physiology.

Work-based learning: Includes job shadows and volunteer work. Healthcare Tech II students are eligible to apply for co-ops at MyMichigan Health in Midland.

Skilled Trades

The Skilled Trades program provides students with hands-on opportunities and an early start to obtain their pre-apprenticeship. Students get an opportunity to explore one of the five trades area: carpentry, electrical, HVAC, plumbing, and welding.

Criteria for Admission and Program Information

Open to 11th or 12th grade students (selectively open to 10th grade) with career interests in various construction trades. 

Sponsoring agency: Greater MI Construction Academy

High school credits: 2 electives

College credits: Earn nationally recognized industry credential from the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER).

Hands-on learning: Each trades lab has dedicated hands on tools that students use to gain industry experience, including earning their OSHA 10 card.

Work-based learning: Field trips and speakers from local industry professionals.

Welding Technology

The Welding Technology program provides students with hands-on opportunities to explore welding techniques such as oxyacetylene gas, metallic arc, TIG, MIG, stick, sheet metal, and plate & pipe welding.

Criteria for Admission and Program Information

Open to 10th, 11th or 12th grade students

Sponsoring agencies: Bullock Creek Schools, Midland Public Schools

Classes available: Welding Tech I, Welding Tech II, Welding Tech III (dual enroll at Delta College)

High school credits: 4th-year math, VPAA

College credits: Up to 12 credits at Delta College

Hands-on learning: Complete hands-on activities in the welding lab.

Work-based learning: Includes field trips and speakers, as well as opporutnities to job shadow working professionals.

Woodworking

The Woodworking program provides students with hands-on learning opportunities to explore topics such as safety, joinery, machine/hand tool skills, wood technology, project development, manufacturing, CAD/CAM/CNC software, furniture construction, cabinet construction, equipment maintenance, and finishing.

Criteria for Admission and Program Information

Open to 10th, 11th or 12th grade students                                       

Sponsoring agency:

Classes available: Woods I, Woods II, Woods III, Woods IV

High school credits: 4th year-math, VPAA

College credits: Up to 5 credits at Delta College

Hands-on learning: Complete hands-on activities in the woodworking lab. Students have the opportunity to create their own designs.

Leadership opportunities: Enter projects in the MITES regional competition, with scholarship possibilities.

All Career and Technical Education programs follow the districts’ policies of nondiscrimination. It is the policy of the Midland County Educational Service Agency that the District will not discriminate against any person on the basis of gender, race, color, national origin, religion, height, weight, age, marital status, political belief, or handicap or disability. No person shall be excluded from any participating in, denied the benefits of, or otherwise be subjected to discrimination under any program, activity, or employment of the district.

Inquiries regarding nondiscrimination policies should be directed to:

Director of Human Resources
3917 Jefferson Avenue
Midland, MI 48640
(989) 631-5890