Career & Technical Education (CTE)

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.

CTE Career Clusters
Utah State Office of Education CTE website:
Utah Career Pathways:

PCCAPS – Park City Center for Advanced Professional Studies

“One of the Top 3 High School STEM Programs in the Nation”
-2015 National FETC STEM Excellence Awards

Park City Center for Advanced Professional Studies, PCCAPS, is a nationally recognized, innovative high school program for Juniors and Seniors. Students fast forward into their future and are fully immersed in a professional culture, solving real world problems, using industry standard tools and are mentored by actual employers, all while receiving high school credit. The CAPS program is an example of how business, community and public education can partner to produce personalized learning experiences that educate the workforce of tomorrow.

Learning is student driven; licensed instructors facilitate the learning process through Project Based Learning (PBL). Curriculum is built on authentic industry standards and is designed to provide students the experience and skills they need to succeed both in post-secondary education and in the twenty-first century global workforce. PCCAPS will give students the opportunity to learn success skills like critical thinking and problem solving, collaboration, agility and adaptability, initiative and perseverance, effective communication, self management, and good work habits—all skills necessary for success in the “real world.”

See the “PCCAPS Courses” section of the Course Offerings to see what courses are available. Refer to the PCCAPS website for more about the program:

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.)