While the primary focus of career and technical programs is to prepare students for immediate employment following graduation, the division also offers instruction in programs to assist in meeting the needs of students planning to transfer to four-year institutions to pursue a major that requires career or technical courses. Included in the career and technical division are Air Conditioning and Refrigeration, Applied Engineering Technology, Automotive Technology, Business Technologies, Child Development, Salon and Spa Management, Esthetics Technology, Nail Technology, Criminal Justice, Electrical Technology, Engineering Graphics and Animation, and Welding Technology. Each of these programs includes theory-based classroom instruction and laboratory components where students are provided with hand-on experiences. In addition, some programs include special topic, coop, and internship components. Graduates of career and technical programs are prepared for entry level positons in the career field for which they trained and many are eligible to make application for program appropriate certifications.
Correctional Education. Several career and technical programs are offered to incarcerated students located at Easterling Correctional Facility and Ventress Correctional Facility that leads to short certificates in Air Conditioning and Refrigeration, Cabinetmaking, Electrical Technology, Engineering Graphics and Animation, Masonry, and Small Engine Repair.