Career & Technical Education (CTE)
Technological advances and global competition have changed the nature of work. Jobs today require high-tech knowledge and advanced technical skills. Work and learning will be integral parts of your life as you pursue your personal pathway to success. Career and Technical Education (CTE) provides you with the technical skills and academic knowledge you will need to prepare for life after high school—future employment and/or a successful transition to post-secondary education.
PCCAPS – Park City Center for Advanced Professional Studies
One of only four high school programs of its kind in the state of Utah, the Park City Center for Advanced Professional Studies, or PCCAPS, is a nationally recognized, Project Based Learning education model. PCCAPS is an example of how business, community and public education can partner to produce personalized learning experiences that educate the workforce of tomorrow. Students are fully immersed into professional culture, and are provided with opportunities to explore different career paths. Specialized instructors facilitate the learning process while volunteer industry mentors help students overcome roadblocks and provide project feedback. Students learn to drive real-world projects for companies while receiving high school credit. PCCAPS courses offers 11th and 12th grade students skills and industry certifications for the admissions process as well as today’s employers. These skills include 1) perseverance, 2) problem solving, 3) collaboration, 4) self management, 5) effective communication, 6) self reflection, and 7) good work habits.
See the “PCCAPS Courses” section of the Course Catalog to see what courses are available. Refer to the PCCAPS website for more about the program: https://www.parkcitycaps.com
Related Work-Based Learning and Internships
Earn credit while learning about a career of your interest. Related Work-Based Learning opportunities are available. See the Internships course description in the Career and Technical Education (CTE) section, and Work Experience under General Electives. Contact your Counselor for more information
(The Park City School District does not provide transportation to the sites involved in the Related Work-Based Learning program. Students must arrange their own transportation independently of the school district. The school district does not assume any liability in connection with private transportation arranged by the student. PCHS classes that are taught off campus by college/university staff, for which the district does not provide transportation, fall under this same procedure.)