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Career Technical Education

Virtual Preparatory Academy of Indiana at Madison-Grant invites students on a journey to explore Career Technical Education.

students on a journey to explore Career Technical Education.

Career Technical Education, or CTE, integrates core academic learning with technical and occupational knowledge to prepare students for post-secondary and future careers.

We are currently offering students in grades 9-12 the opportunity for students to become CTE learners, where they can:

  • Establish goals for life beyond high school
  • Explore passion and interests that lead to college or career
  • Build real-world skills toward career, trade, and college

Within their CTE coursework, students will investigate professions of interest and hear from real professionals in various careers. In career courses, activities can include opportunities to explore career information and evaluate embedded soft skills to help students become aware of the skills they will need for the job.

Current Pathways:

Virtual Preparatory Academy of Indiana at Madison-Grant invites students on a journey to explore Career Technical Education.

Information Technology Operations – This pathway prepares students to support the processes and services administered by an organization’s Information Technology (IT) department to ensure all devices and technology systems run smoothly, including support for hardware and software. Every organization that uses computers has some form of IT operations.

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Key Competencies

  • Students will explore computer use in various settings.
  • Students will also utilize basic programming skills to develop scripts designed to solve problems.
  • Students will gain the necessary competencies required for an entry-level Information Technology professional.
  • Students will understand fundamental concepts in networking and cybersecurity, including the technologies and techniques involved in creating a secure computer networking environment.

Industry Certifications

This course will also prepare students for the Python and/or CompTIA A+ Certification

What types of jobs are in IT Operations?

  • Computer Programmer
  • Computer Support Specialist
  • Cybersecurity Analyst
  • Database Administrator
  • Information Security Analyst

Digital Design – Careers in Digital Design combine technology and imagination to create media for view on a screen or digital interface, including those occupations that use visual art, digital media, and Web-based tools and materials as the primary means of communication and expression.

Digital Design is the next evolution of graphic design.

Digital Design brochure

Key Competencies

  • Students will apply design theory by understanding basic photographic theory and technique.
  • Students will explore various image input technologies and manipulation, including conventional photography, digital imaging, and computer scanners.
  • Students will further develop advanced camera skills and photographic vision. Students will also learn the basics of planning, shooting, editing, and post-producing video and sound.
  • Students will learn the design process and the proper and creative use of type to develop effective communications for global, corporate, and social applications.
  • Students will gain the tools, strategies, and techniques for interactive design and emerging technologies, like web and social media. Students will learn the basics of planning, shooting, editing, and post-producing video and sound.

What types of jobs are in Digital Design?

  • Animator
  • Multimedia Artist
  • Web designer
  • App designer
  • User experience (UX) or user interface (UI) designer
  • Interaction designer
  • Product designer

Career Technical Education (CTE) prepares learners for the real world. CTE enables students to explore careers, gain real-world skills, and find a path to a profession they are passionate about. CTE students often achieve higher graduation rates, attend school more frequently, become more engaged in the bigger picture, and deepen ties to the greater good.

Learn more about our CTE program today!

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