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    Preparing Students for the BEST of Their Lives!

    The Dougherty County School System's Career, Technical and Agricultural Education (CTAE) pathways ensure that students receive the relevant and rigorous preparation required to continue their education beyond high school graduation whether at a community college, on-the-job training program, four-year college, graduation school, or in the military service.


    Mission: To educate Dougherty County’s future workforce by providing experiences for students that will prepare them for workplace success (college/career).
    Vision: CTAE stakeholders will partner with the DCSS to provide Dougherty County’s future workforce with experiences necessary for workplace success (college/career).

    • Business & Industry Partners (Economic Development, DOL, Chamber of Commerce, etc.)
    • Albany Technical College
    • Albany State University
    • DCSS Community (parents, students, etc.)

    Motto: Preparing graduates for the BEST of their lives!

    The Career, Technical and Agricultural Education Department prepares students for life beyond the classroom by providing them with employability skills, along with the foundation needed to succeed in post-secondary institutions. Courses are designed based on current data and research in business and industry to give students the ultimate advantage upon exiting high school.

    DCSS CTAE does not discriminate in enrolling students in classes or programs of study based on race, color, national origin, religion, age, military status, gender (including pregnancy and related conditions), handicap, or disability, or any other legally protected status in its educational programs and activities, and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups as appropriate. Lack of English language skills are not a barrier to admission and participation. CTAE students have an opportunity to learn from professionals in the industry through hands-on projects, job shadowing, and consultations.

    CTAE students are given opportunities to take industry tours and participate in career technology student organizations where they display leadership and practice skills learned while competing at local, regional, state and national levels.

    Pathways are offered in the following career concentrations:

    • Agriculture
    • Architecture
    • Construction
    • Communications and Transportation
    • Business and Computer Science
    • Culinary Arts Education
    • Engineering and Technology
    • Family and Consumer Sciences
    • Government and Public Safety
    • Healthcare Science
    • Marketing, Sales and Service
    • JROTC
    • Law
    • Construction
    • Engineering Drawing and Design
    • Early Childhood Education
    • Healthcare
    • Food Science

     

    For more information about CTAE programs, including admissions requirements, contact:



    Dr. Kendra Huff,
    Coordinator

    Career, Technical and Agricultural Education
    801 W. Residence Ave.
    Albany, GA 31701
    (229) 431-1324


    Equity coordinators are available to address allegations of discrimination; equity coordinators’ names and contact information is given below:

     

    Alleged discrimination or harassment by Students under Title IX, Title VI:
    Mr. Rodney Bullard, Deputy Superintendent 
    Anti-Discrimination Coordinator (Students)
    Dougherty County School System
    200 Pine Avenue
    Albany, Ga. 31701
    rodney.bullard@docoschools.org


    Inquiries regarding Section 504 and Title II of the ADA (Students)
    Gordina Porter, Director of the Exceptional Students Program
    Dougherty County School System
    Albany High Complex, Suite 217
    801 W. Residence Ave.,
    Albany, Ga. 31705
    gordina.porter@docoschools.org / 229-431-1313


    Inquiries regarding Equity in Athletics:
    Lea Henry, Athletic Director, Sports Equity Coordinator
    Dougherty County School System
    601 N. Van Buren Street
    lea.henry@docoschools.org / 229.431.3308


    Inquiries regarding the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act (IDEA):
    Gordina Porter, Director of the Exceptional Students Program
    Dougherty County School System
    Albany High Complex, Suite 217
    801 W. Residence Ave.,
    Albany, Ga. 31705
    gordina.porter@docoschools.org / 229-431-1313


    Inquiries regarding Title II of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA):
    Vinson Davis, Associate Superintendent for District Effectiveness
    Dougherty County School System
    200 Pine Avenue,
    Albany, Ga. 31701
    vinson.davis@docoschools.org

    Alleged discrimination against or harassment by Employees under Title IX, Title VII:
    Jill Addison, Director of Human Resources/Anti-Discrimination Coordinator (Employees)
    Dougherty County School System
    200 Pine Avenue,
    Albany, Ga. 31701
    jill.addison@docoschools.org