Over forty unique programs of study are available to students through the Lancaster County Career and Technology Centers. Through these programs, students can receive specific training in a field of interest and earn required certifications necessary to work in the field. Additionally, many of the programs include dual enrollment courses where students can earn college credit while completing their Mathematics and English courses at the CTC.
Manheim Township students participate in 1⁄2 day programs as a junior and full day programs as a senior. If you are interested in learning more about the Career and Technology Center programs, see the supplemental Pathways materials on the Course Selection of the website, visit www.lancasterctc.edu, or make an appointment with your counselor. For those viewing this document online, the individual programs are linked to the Career and Technology Center webpages that describe the programs.
The application process for the CTC typically occurs in January of students’ sophomore and junior years. If any rising junior or senior is interested in attending the CTC but has not yet applied, they should contact their counselor immediately to see about any remaining openings. Rising freshman and sophomores should make note of the application timeframe and begin talking with their counselor to ensure they are on track for admission.
With submission of the appropriate waiver, students who attend the full day CTC will be waived from completing the following courses:
- Fourth credit of history
- Fourth credit of English
With submission of the appropriate waiver, students who attend the half day CTC and then follow with the full day CTC are waived from the following:
- Third PE credit
- Third Science credit (exception: Students participating in Intro to Health may be enrolled in a third Science instead of third history course.)
Half-Day CTC Programs
Grades 11/12, #CTC001, 3 credits, appx. 3 ½ hours per day (FY)
Students who have already applied to the Half-Day programs should select CTC001 during the course selection process while also selecting an English, Social Studies, Mathematics, and the CTC PE Contract course. The high school will enter the student’s specific program numbers in the fall when students begin attending. The CTC offers the following half-day programs for our students:
- Introduction to Construction Careers
- Introduction to Culinary Arts Careers
- Introduction to Health Careers
- Introduction to Manufacturing Careers
- Introduction to Transportation Careers
- Introduction to Visual Communication Careers
Full-Day CTC Programs
Grade 12, #CTC002, 6 credits, appx. 6 ½ hours per day (FY)
Students who have already applied to the Full-Day programs should select CTC002 during the course selection process while also selecting the CTC PE Contract Course. The high school will enter the student’s specific program numbers in the fall when students begin attending. The CTC offers the following full-day programs for our students:
- Advanced Manufacturing Center
- Electromechanical Engineering Technology
- Metal Fabrication
- Welding Technology
- Precision Machining & Computer Aided Mfg.
- Agriscience Center
- Animal Production Science & Technology
- Veterinary Assistant
- Consumer Services Center
- Early Childhood Education
- Construction Technologies Center
- Architectural CAD/Design
- Cabinet Making & Wood Technology
- Heavy Equipment Operations & Basic Maintenance
- Electrical Construction Technology
- Painting & Interior Finishes
- Carpentry Technology
- Culinary Arts Center
- Baking & Pastry Arts
- Culinary Arts/Chef
- Health Care Center
- Advanced Health Careers
- Patient Care Technician
- Dental Assistant
- Medical Assistant
- Nursing Assistant/Home Health Aide
- Information Technology Center
- Computer Systems Technology
- Protective Services Center (at the Lancaster County Public Safety Training Center)
- Protective Services Academy
- Transportation Technologies Center
- Power Sports Technology
- Automotive Technology
- Collision Repair
- Diesel Equipment Technology
- Visual Communications Center
- Interactive Media & Web Design
- Commercial Art
- Digital Design/Print Media
- Photography & Digital Imaging
Participation in Career and Technical Education Programs by Home Education Students
On May 19, 2023, the Manheim Township School District Board of School Directors approved participation in a career and technical education program by students enrolled in a home education program who meet all the requirements stated in law and Board policy.
- Students attending home education programs have an equal opportunity to apply for placement in available programs at Lancaster County Career and Technical Center.
- Prior to enrolling in a career and technical education program, home education students must submit required documents and written verification of eligibility or completion of prerequisites to the building principal or designee.
Participation in career and technical education programs by home education students is governed by the following conditions:
- Residence: Students must be residents of the district.
- Eligibility: Students must meet the required eligibility criteria or the prerequisites for the program.
- Conduct: Students must comply with applicable policies, school rules, and administrative regulations regarding student conduct.
- Attendance: Students must meet attendance and reporting requirements, including sign-in and sign-out procedures.
- Course Participation: Home education students must participate in the required courses on the same basis as district-enrolled students, unless exceptions are granted in accordance with applicable policies and rules.
The Lancaster County Career and Technical Center will provide the student's home education program supervisor with grades for each completed course, and the supervisor will be responsible for maintaining the student's portfolio of records.
- Students attending home education programs who participate in career and technical education programs may use district transportation to or from the career and technical education program during the times when district transportation is already operating, and space is available in addition to full-time district students.