Manheim Township High School is proud to partner with the Lancaster County Career and Technology Center (LCCTC) to offer our students the option to pursue technical educational training to prepare students for career opportunities in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) field.
Rated one of the Top 30 Trade Schools by Forbes Magazine, the LCCTC offers programs for students in 12th grade in: Advanced Manufacturing, Agriscience, Construction Technology, Consumer Services, Culinary Arts, Information Technology, Medical/Dental, Protective Services, Transportation Technology, and Visual Communications.
The LCCTC also offers half day programs for students in grade 11 to provide the opportunity to explore different aspects of a career field. Introductory courses explore careers in construction, culinary arts, healthcare, manufacturing, transportation, and visual communications.
Manheim Township High School is proud to have 36 senior students attending full day programs, and 15 junior students attending half day programs at the LCCTC.
Do you have a student who may be interested in learning more about the LCCTC?
There are various options for students to learn more information about the Lancaster County Career and Technology Center.
On October 9th, a representative from the LCCTC will be at MTHS to talk to any junior student who may be interested in learning more about the LCCTC. There will also be a tour for interested students on October 10. Students should sign up in the Guidance Office.
The Lancaster County Career & Technology Center’s Virtual Open House for students and their families is schedule for November 17th (Brownstown Campus), November 18th (Mt. Joy Campus), and November 19th (Willow St. Campus) from 6:00-8:00 p.m. For more information on the Lancaster County Career and Technology Center, please visit their website: https://lancasterctc.edu/high-school/
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.
Frequently Asked Questions
What year can I attend the LCCTC?
Although the LCCTC offers a limited number of half-day programs for junior students, the majority of the programs are for high school seniors.
Can I stay involved/connected to Manheim Township High School if I attend LCCTC?
Yes! Students can stay actively involved in Manheim Township High School activities. Many of the LCCTC students still participate on sports teams, clubs, extracurricular activities, as well as staying in touch with teachers and friends from MTHS.
Is a LCCTC educational experience really that beneficial?
Yes, yes, yes! Besides gaining certain State and National certifications in their areas of expertise, students can earn between 3 and 13 college credits during their senior year. Students have the opportunity to participate in a clinical rotation/internship and some even get paid (co-op). MTHS students attending LCCTC will earn a diploma from Manheim Township as well as a certificate of completion from the Lancaster County Career & Technology Center.
Is LCCTC only for students who are not college-bound?
Absolutely not! Career and technical education is essential for all students, providing them with a foundation of academic knowledge and essential technical skills. LCCTC’s programs introduce students to career options and assist them in making informed educational choices.
How does a high school student enroll at LCCTC?
Interested students attend a Lancaster County CTC career awareness presentation in the Fall and participate in tour programs of interest during the month of November. In addition, the LCCTC offers an open house for students and their families. If a student is still interested, an application is submitted to the MTHS Guidance Office. All applications are due in January. Please check the LCCTC website for details on open house and tour program dates.
How does transportation work if I attend CTC?
School buses run morning, mid-day, and afternoon to the three campuses of the LCCTC from Manheim Township High School. Additionally, senior students who procure parking passes can drive to and from LCCTC.
Program Recognition for 80% of all students scoring at the Competent and/or Advanced levels:
RV/Outdoor Power Equipment Veterinary Assistant
Program Recognition for 100% of all students scoring at the Competent and/or Advanced level:
AutoTechnology; Dental Assistant; Medical Assistant; Nursing Assistant; Commercial Construction; Culinary Arts; Protective Services; Event Planning; Architectural CAD; Commercial Art; Computer Systems; Heavy Equipment; HVAC; Interactive Media
Program Recognition for 90% of all students scoring at the Competent and/or Advanced levels:
Early Childhood Education; Residential Carpentry; Welding; Electrical; Digital Design/Print Media; Auto Mechanics; Patient Care Technician; Collision Repair
Program Recognition for 100% of all students scoring at the
Painting & Interior Finishings
Baking & Pastry Arts