Career & Technical Center

Telephone: 601-649-4144

Director: Ryakko Price - rprice@laurelschools.org

ProgramInstructorE-mail
Carpentry/ConstructionJe'tuan Stephensjstephens@laurelschools.org
Culinary Arts IFloyd Pattersonfpatterson@laurelschools.org
Culinary Arts IIWendy Shermanwsherman@laurelschools.org
Early Childhood I & IIDion Dotsondruffin@laurelschools.org
Family & Consumer SciencesSusan Hauensteinshauenstein@laurelschools.org
Health Sciences I & IITerry Hoseythosey@laurelschools.org
Marketing/Business FundamentalsDevon Sellersdsellers@laurelschools.org
Welding I & IIStan Jonessjones@laurelschools.org

Career and Technical Center Programs

Carpentry/Construction

The Construction/Carpentry pathway is designed as a secondary program for preparation to enter the field of Carpentry. It includes basic frame carpentry, electrical wiring, plumbing, masonry, woodworking power tools, and machine operation.

Health Sciences I & II

The Health Sciences pathway will provide students with an overview of the health-care field as outlined in the States’ Career Clusters Health Science Cluster and the National Consortium on Health Science and Technology Education.

Culinary Arts I & II

The Culinary Arts pathway program includes classroom and hands-on experiences that will prepare students for employment or continuing education in the foodservice industry. This program was written to incorporate the National Restaurant Associations (NRA) ProStart learning objectives.

Marketing/Business Fundamentals

Marketing/Business Fundamentals program provides a foundation of skills and knowledge related to basic principles of marketing, economics, management, merchandising, communications, career development, human relations, ethics and etiquette.

Early Childhood I & II

Early Childhood is a pathway to prepare students for employment or continuing education in the early childhood education field. Students learn the history and trends of early childhood education, children’s health and safety, child development, and child guidance and observation. Emphasis is placed on career and professional development, characteristics of high quality early childhood centers, management and administration in quality child care programs, and the learning environment. 

Welding I & II

Welding is an instructional program that prepares students for employment or continued education in the occupations of the welding field. The curriculum framework for this program was developed in partnership with the Mississippi Construction Education Foundation (MCEF). MCEF is the accredited sponsor for the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER). 

Family & Consumer Sciences

Family and Consumer Sciences courses prepare students for adult roles, family responsibilities, and careers by teaching them the work of the family is basic and necessary for building strong families and a productive work force. The CTC offers two courses, and they are Family Dynamics and Resource Management.

Student Services

Mr. Keith Rushing, our Student Services Coordinator provides academic, career, and supportive services to the students. His services include, but are not limited, to individual or small-group remediation, curriculum and/or equipment modifications, and career counseling.

If you have any questions or concerns, you may email him at krushing@laurelschools.org.

Career and Technical Counseling

Mrs. Leigh McCarty, our counselor, provides academic, career, and personal/social counseling. Her services focus on assisting students in determining their area of interests and aptitudes, selecting a program that meets their career goals, and expanding their individual options.

If you would like to contact Mrs. McCarty, her email address is lcollins@laurelschools.org.

Upcoming Events

October 6, 2017 - Homecoming
October 9-10, 2017 - Fall Break

The Laurel High School Career and Technical Center does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, religion, age, disability, national origin, or veteran status. Kenda Covington has been designated to handle inquires and complaints regarding the non-discrimination policies of the Laurel School District. She can be reached at 601-649-6391, Gardiner Administrative Building, 303 West 10th Street, Laurel, MS 39440. The Career and Technical Center offers Welding I and II, Construction, Carpentry, Childcare I and II, Health Sciences I and II, Business Fundamentals, Marketing, Culinary Arts I and II. For admission criteria contact Career and Technical Center Counselor Leigh McCarty at 601-649-4144.

El Centro Técnico y Profesional de Laurel High School no discrimina por razones de sexo, raza, religión, edad, discapacidad, origen nacional o condición de veterano. La Sra. Kenda Covington se ha encargado de tramitar las consultas y quejas con respecto a las políticas de no discriminación del distrito escolar de Laurel. Ella puede ser ubicada en 601-649-6391, Gardiner edificio administrativo, 303 West 8th Street, Laurel, Ms 39440. Ofrece  programas de dos años en: Soldadura, Construcción, Estudios de la Primera Infancia, Artes Culinarias, Ciencias de la Salud, Negocios y Fundamentos de Mercadotecnia. Sra. Leigh McCarty, Consejera, ella puede ser ubicada en 601-649-4144.

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