Career Technical Schools

Today’s Career and Technical Centers (CTCs) oper­ate as a school of choice designed for stu­dents who are seek­ing to enhance their edu­ca­tion­al pro­gram with a high­ly rel­e­vant career and tech­ni­cal expe­ri­ence con­nect­ed direct­ly to the real world of busi­ness and indus­try.  Over 400 busi­ness and indus­try advi­sors review and update the edu­ca­tion­al pro­grams annu­al­ly.

The CTCs pre­pare stu­dents for mean­ing­ful careers, whether they enter the work­force direct­ly after high school grad­u­a­tion or upon earn­ing a post‐secondary degree through rig­or­ous aca­d­e­mics, tech­ni­cal knowl­edge and pro­fes­sion­al devel­op­ment.

A Community of Learning

Bucks County map with school districts outlined and location of career technical schools noted.

Upper Bucks County Technical School Logo

Upper Bucks County Technical School UBCTS serves more than 700 stu­dents in grades 9–12 from the Palisades, Pennridge and Quakertown school dis­tricts. We offer 21 pro­grams to sec­ondary and adult stu­dents in the fol­low­ing areas of indus­try: Advanced Manufacturing, Agriculture, Arts & Communications, Construction, Health Sciences, Hospitality & Tourism, Law & Public Safety, and Transportation.

Middle Bucks Institute of Technology  logo with MBIT  and full name spelled out.

Middle Bucks Institute of Technology  Middle Bucks Institute of Technology (MBIT) pre­pares both sec­ondary and adult stu­dents for tomorrow’s emerg­ing tech­nolo­gies by pro­vid­ing tech­ni­cal knowl­edge and skills to com­pete in a glob­al mar­ket­place and suc­ceed in col­lege. MBIT is a cam­pus of Centennial, Central Bucks, Council Rock, and New Hope/Solebury School Districts with 22 dif­fer­ent pro­grams.

Bucks County Technical High School logoBucks County Technical High School   BCTHS is a state‐of‐the‐art, com­pre­hen­sive tech­ni­cal high school locat­ed in Fairless Hills, PA.  The school serves high school stu­dents and offers 28 dif­fer­ent tech­ni­cal pro­grams.  Students learn using industry‐developed cur­ricu­lum that inte­grates into aca­d­e­m­ic cours­es, mak­ing them col­lege and career ready.  BCTHS also pro­vides train­ing for adults.  

Students Enrolled in CTCs:
  • Earn industry‐recognized cer­ti­fi­ca­tions
  • Earn advanced col­lege cred­its through artic­u­la­tion agree­ments with col­leges and uni­ver­si­ties
  • Explore mul­ti­ple career path­ways to con­firm their desired career
CTC Facts

Today’s CTCs pro­vide stu­dents with both aca­d­e­m­ic and tech­ni­cal skills to pur­sue a vari­ety of options after grad­u­a­tion that include appren­tice­ship pro­grams, degree pro­grams at two‐ and four‐year col­leges, pri­vate career schools, as well as industry‐sponsored edu­ca­tion and train­ing.

In today’s econ­o­my, a 4‐year degree no longer guar­an­tees a suc­cess­ful future career. Students must also have prac­ti­cal appli­ca­tion skills in problem‐solving, com­mu­ni­ca­tion, team work, crit­i­cal think­ing and lever­ag­ing tech­nol­o­gy. CTCs help stu­dents to devel­op these skills

A clos­er look at sup­ply and demand in the labor mar­ket uncov­ers anoth­er real­i­ty to con­tra­dict the belief that a four‐year col­lege degree is a sure tick­et to suc­cess. Professional occu­pa­tions make up only 20 per­cent of all jobs. Technical employ­ment is the fastest‐growing seg­ment of the labor mar­ket. Only 25 per­cent of all tech­ni­cal work requires a four‐year or grad­u­ate degree. The fastest‐growing piece of the high skill, high wage tech­ni­cal work­place is occu­pa­tions that require an associate’s degree.