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OFFICE: 617 Montgomery St., Chicopee, MA 01020 413-594-3555 / fax 413-594-3402



Career & Technical Education

6 years ago

Career and Technical Education offers the following nine Massachusetts General Laws (MGL) Chapter 731 programs:

Click on the links below to see the courses offered in each department.

  1. Automotive Technology
  2. Business and Information Technology
  3. Carpentry
  4. Culinary Arts
  5. Design and Visual Communications
  6. Drafting
  7. Electricity
  8. Horticulture
  9. Information Support Services and Networking
  10. Machine Tool Technology
  11. Metal Fabrication and Joining Technology

Career and Technical Education also offers all District secondary students the opportunity to participate in hybrid hi-tech elective programs such as CISCO, Graphics Communications, Digital Photography and Business and Information Technology.

Articulation agreements are in place with Springfield Technical Community College and Holyoke Community College. The articulation agreements allow students to receive college credit upon successful completion of Career and Technical Education courses.

The Career and Technical Education program is a member of the nationally recognized High Schools That Work network, which enables all students to succeed in high standards core academics taught at the college preparatory level with an equally challenging regimen of technical courses.

Mission Statement

The Career and Technical Education component of the Chicopee Public Schools provides secondary students of Chicopee with an educational complement. Students who select Career and Technical Education will graduate with solid academic preparation along with advanced technical skills necessary for acceptance to a post-secondary institution.

Entry Criteria

Career and Technical Education maintains an "open admission" policy based upon the space available in each program. Retention in Career and Technical Education is based upon student progress and successful fulfillment of academic and technical requirements.