Jan. 10, 2019
AHS sophomores have the opportunity to learn about HFM Career and Technical Education programs during presentations throughout the day on Monday, Jan. 14 in the high school auditorium. Students will be able to listen to the presentation during their respective social studies class time.
Learn more about HFM Career and Technical Education opportunities.
Please note: Skilled Trades and New Visions Health programs are for seniors only. Students can learn more during dedicated program visits. For additional information please contact the HFM Career and Technical Center at 518-736-4681.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who attends the Career and Technical Center (CTC)?
Juniors and seniors from the Hamilton-Fulton-Montgomery school districts who are interested in pursuing career training as part of their high school experience are eligible to attend the CTC. We welcome students of all academic and experiential abilities to explore our program opportunities.
Can students earn a Regents diploma while attending the Career and Technical Center?
Yes, students attending the CTC are eligible to earn the following: Advanced Regents diploma; Regents diploma; and Local diploma. Students attending the CTC will earn 3.5 high school credits per year (seven credits total for two years).
Do students have to “qualify” for participation in CTC programs?
Students should exhibit positive school attendance and conduct at their home schools, while remaining in good academic standing. Some CTC programs may require additional application criteria. Please review with your home school guidance counselor for details.
If students attend the CTC, can they participate in activities at their home school?
Yes, students attending the CTC are eligible to participate at their home school in extra-curricular activities, including athletics, clubs/organizations, and band/chorus.
Are students required to have prior training/experience in the career field of their CTC program before enrolling?
No, however, the students should express a sincere interest in the career path they have selected for their CTC program.
What is the schedule for the CTC?
Students are provided transportation from their home schools to the CTC. The first-year students (juniors) attend from 9:00-11:15 a.m.; second-year students (seniors) attend from 12:00-2:15 p.m. Students complete their core credit requirements at their home schools. The CTC offers core academic courses, as well as some integrated academics, for students experiencing scheduling conflicts in their home schools.
Can students earn college credit while enrolled in a CTC program?
Yes, the CTC has 45 articulation agreements with over 20 different colleges. Students may earn these college credits tuition-free, provided they successfully meet the established criteria and matriculate in the colleges with whom we have the agreements.
How do students enroll in the Career and Technical Center?
Each year, from November through January, the CTC staff and current students visit the sophomore classes in each of the Hamilton-Fulton-Montgomery schools to share program information with the students. Following these presentations, the CTC staff organizes visitations for each school to bring interested students to view and participate in programs at the Career and Technical Center. Students interested in attending CTC programs will meet with their home school guidance counselors and complete the enrollment process by mid-March. Additional requests following this scheduling process will be handled on a first request basis.