Career and Technical Education Center at Heintz
Why Attend CTECH?

What is CTECH?

Career and Technical Education Center at Heintz (CTECH) is a dynamic collaboration between Rochester Public Schools, Rochester Community and Technical College, University Center Rochester, Winona State University Rochester, and our professional community. CTECH offers an inspiring, hands-on program, combining rigorous coursework with active project-based learning in a collaborative setting for students who want to gain a deep understanding of, and actively participate in, high demand professions.


Get Inspired.

Students will learn in a real world setting immediately seeing the relevance of what they are learning in a field of interest to them. Students discover a new level of motivation and collaboration and gain the skill sets needed to excel in the 21st century workplace.


Get Challenged.

From day one, CTECH students are engaged in a professional setting.  Guest instructors, 1:1 mentors, internships opportunities, preparation for industry certification and professional, community partnerships are a focus of class time. The program is designed to strategically position students with a competitive edge for college applications and career pathways.


Get Empowered.

Earn potential college credit.  Many of the courses at CTECH are articulated with local and regional community and technical colleges.  Students that complete Project Lead the Way (PLTW) courses are eligible for college credits from select post secondary institutions.

Prepare for industry certification.  CTECH courses prepare students for such exams as the Certified Nursing Assistant and Home Health Aid or the National Pharmacy Technician Certification Board.  Students completing courses in the Hospitality Pathway will have the opportunity for Skills USA certification.

Position yourself for future internships with a resume and professional experience rarely seen among high school students.  More importantly, acquire confidence, communication skills, work ethic and professionalism you will need to succeed.

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