Career & Technical Education (CTE)

Lansing Students and Families,

Opportunities in the Lansing School District continue to grow and expand each year, and this year is no exception.

We are pleased to announce the return of Patient Care Technician and Emergency Medical Technician programs. Careers in health sciences are plentiful in Lansing with two major hospitals and countless health care facilities. These classes will help prepare students to get the high demand, high wage jobs in the Lansing area.

Lansing School District’s Career Technical Education (CTE) programs provide 11th and 12th grade students with the academic and technical skills, knowledge and training necessary to succeed in future careers and to become lifelong learners. CTE prepares these learners for the world of work by introducing them to workplace competencies and makes academic content accessible to students by providing it in a hands-on context. High school graduation rate for CTE seniors is about 90 percent – 15 percentage points higher than the national average.

In this catalog, you can find an array of highly competitive programs in fields that are growing and seeking talented new workers. It’s just part of the reason Lansing School District is always encouraging its students to dream big — through strong career technical education programs like those described in this catalog, we can get you there.

Best Wishes for a Successful School Year,

Teri Bernero
Director of CTE and the Lansing Promise Scholarship

PDF DocumentCTE Course Catalog

PDF DocumentThe Business and Risk Management Program Flyer

In this two year program, students will learn the aspects of the insurance industry and theories on how to underwrite for clients, make claims adjustments, and manage loss events for insurance companies.

This program teaches why “risk” is an essential part of the business world and why every investment can lead to high returns or substantial losses. Students will learn how to find a cost-efficient solution for potential losses—which is what risk management is all about.

Students will have the opportunity to earn three industry certifications in areas such as Property and Liability, Personal Insurance and Commercial Insurance. Olivet College is our partnering post-secondary institution and will grant up to 12 college credits to all students who successfully complete the program.

Upon successful completion of that class, students can take the State Licensing Exam for their Producer (Agent) Licenses.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

  • Juniors or seniors who are on track to graduate on time
  • 2.5 GPA or above
  • Excellent attendance
  • No discipline issues
  • Positive outlook
  • Commitment to finish the year long program

Careers

  • Underwriter
  • Insurance Agent
  • Insurance Agency Owner
  • Independent Broker

Salary Ranges

$48,000 to $94,000

Credits Available

  • This program offers 12 dual enrollment college credits with Olivet College
  • High School credits - 1.5 per semester
GRADE LEVEL PROGRAM DURATION TIME OFFERED TRANSPORTATION
11-12 1 OR 2 YEARS 7:30-10:30 A.M. YES


Located at the Hill Center, contact Mr. Aldrich at 517-755-4690 or david.aldrich@lansingschools.net


Students will learn skills that provide on-the-scene, immediate medical care to patients in emergency situations such as automobile accidents or heart attacks; help stabilize the sick or injured then transport them to a medical facility; assess an emergency scene, control bleeding, apply splints, assist with childbirth, administer oxygen and perform CPR and other basic life support skills. Students will also be prepared for entry-level employment in various EMT roles: transporting patients between facilities, responding to emergency calls, working in a hospital emergency department, and other facilities where skills of a first-responder are required.

This EMT program requires two (2) ambulance ride-along shifts, at least two medical work-based learning experiences, and a mandatory three (3) day overnight skills camp in Michigan.

*This course will also help students prepare for the national EMT certification.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

  • Junior or seniors who are on track to graduate on time
  • 2.0 GPA or above
  • Good attendance
  • Positive outlook
  • Commitment to finish the year long program

Careers

  • Paramedic
  • Ambulance Operator
  • Rescue Technician

Salary Ranges

$32,670 to $56,310

Credits Available

  • Lansing Community College
  • Davenport University
  • Baker College
  • High school credits - 1.5 per semester
GRADE LEVEL PROGRAM DURATION TIME OFFERED TRANSPORTATION
11-12 1 OR 2 YEARS 11:05 A.M. 2:05 P.M. YES


Located at the Hill Center, contact Debbie Farnsworth, PCT Instructor, at (517)755-4177 deborah.farnsworth@lansingschools.net


Fire Science PhotoA firefighter is a highly skilled professional who works to combat and extinguish fires. They also take steps to prevent fires, act as emergency medical technicians (EMT) and investigate the causes of fires. A firefighter is almost always the first official "on the scene" of fires, car accidents, or other emergencies, which is why they are also sometimes called "first responders." Some firefighters are career professionals while others volunteer for duty within their communities.

Students in the Fire Science Academy will learn the foundational skills needed to pursue a professional career in a fire department. The Lansing School District in collaboration with the Lansing Fire Department offers a program to prepare students for careers in the area of fire prevention, suppression, rescue, investigation, fire equipment service and emergency planning and preparedness.

Fire Science PhotoFire Science Academy students are expected to report, in uniform, at the beginning of each class period by standing at attention for roll call, presenting personal gear for inspection, and showing evidence of the completion of all assignments. The course is conducted on a military model where physical fitness, discipline, and decorum are highly valued.

Admission to the program is very competitive. Students will undergo a thorough review of academic and personal preparation where grades, attendance, citizenship, and teacher references will be considered. Each applicant will be interviewed by a panel of current firefighters and LSD staff to determine the true level of interest and dedication to the profession.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

  • Juniors or seniors who are on track to graduate on time
  • 2.0 GPA or above
  • Exemplary attendance
  • Positive outlook
  • Commitment to finish the year long program
  • Good physical health

Careers

  • Firefighter
  • Emergency Medical Technician
  • Fire Investigator
  • Airport Crash Crew

Salary Ranges

  • $35,711 - $59,517

Credits Available

  • High school credits - 1.5 per semester
GRADE LEVEL PROGRAM DURATION TIME OFFERED TRANSPORTATION
11-12 1 YEAR PROGRAM 11:05 A.M. 2:05 P.M. YES


Location Hill Center, contact Captain Rahshemeer Neal, FSA Instructor at  517.755.3997 or rahshemeer.neal@lansingschools.net


Graphic designers create visual concepts, using computer software and various Hi-Tech equipment, to communicate ideas that inspire, inform, and captivate consumers. They develop the overall layout and production design for various applications such as t-shirts, signage, promotional items, and imprinted sportswear.

Graphic designers work with both text and images. They often select the type, font, size, color, and line length of headlines, headings, and text. Graphic designers also decide how images and text will go together on a print or other substrates, including how much space each will have. They may use a variety of design elements to achieve artistic or decorative effects.

Graphic design is important to marketing and selling products, and is a critical component of brochures and logos. Therefore, graphic designers, also referred to as graphic artists or communication designers, often work closely with people in advertising and promotions, public relations, and marketing.

Equipment students will use include, Roland VersaCAMM print & cut vs300i, Roland VersaCAMM print & cut vs540i, Brother GT-381 Direct to Garment Printer, Epilog 50watt Laser Engraver, SWF 1501 & 1502 15 thread embroidery machine. Ricoh 7000 Sublimation Dye Bubblejet Printer, 24” Roland CAMM-1 servo, 30” Roland CAMM-1 pro, U.S.A. button machines, HotTronix heat presses and screen printing equipment.

Projects students will complete include: business cards, notepads buttons, t-shirt’s, banners, invitations, custom cut contour stickers, nameplates, ceramic tiles, phone cases, coffee cups, low tack adhesive vinyl, embroidery, laser marking on glass and other substrates.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

  • Junior or senior in high school and on track to graduate on time
  • 2.0 GPA or above
  • Good attendance
  • Positive outlook
  • Commitment to finish the year long program

Careers

  • Art Director
  • Desktop Publishing Drafter
  • Industrial Designer
  • Animator
  • Technical Writer
  • Web Developer

Salary Ranges

  • $27,950 to $82,020

Credits Available

  • This program has an articulation agreement for college credit with Ferris State University.
  • High School credits - 1.5 per semester
GRADE LEVEL PROGRAM DURATION TIME OFFERED TRANSPORTATION
11-12 1 OR 2 YEARS 7:30-10:30 A.M.
11:05 A.M. 2:05 P.M.
YES


Located at the Hill Center, contact Dennis Harrington, Graphic and Print Instructor, at (517)755-2797or dennis.harrington@lansingschools.net


Patient Care Technician is a half day CTE program that provides students the opportunity to become effective and efficient multi-skilled healthcare providers.

Students will develop a working knowledge of advanced patient care skills, vital signs, patient care procedures, body mechanics, phlebotomy and electrocardiography (EKG).

This program combines classroom learning with labs and clinical experience to give students dynamic, hands-on patient care technician training. It also provides work base learning opportunities with at least three medical organizations (hospitals, assisted living, and or medical clinics) and requires a three-day overnight skills camp in Michigan.

Students will be prepared for basic patient care under direction of nursing staff. Students learn how to perform duties such as feed, bathe, dress, groom, or move patients, or change linens. Students will earn a CPR Certification and be trained to transfer and transport patients.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

  • Juniors or seniors who are on track to graduate on time
  • 2.0 GPA or above
  • Good attendance
  • Positive outlook
  • Commitment to finish the year long program

Careers

Nursing Assistants • Home Health Aides • Healthcare Support Workers • Patient Care Technician

Salary Ranges

$26,590 to $37,900

Credits Available

This program has articulation agreements for college credit with Davenport University and Baker College.

High School Credits

1.5 per semester

GRADE LEVEL PROGRAM DURATION TIME OFFERED TRANSPORTATION
11-12 1 OR 2 YEARS 7:30-10:30 A.M. YES


Located at the Hill Center, contact Debbie Farnsworth, PCT Instructor, at (517)755-4177 deborah.farnsworth@lansingschools.net


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11,500 Enrollment by 2025
85% Graduation Rate by 2025
90% Attendance by 2025