Lancaster County CTC

Every year, some of our students decide to attend Lancaster County Career and Technology Center (CTC) to learn skills for a specific career field of interest to them. These opportunities include experiential learning in a variety of career fields that lead to industry-recognized certifications.

Students who attend CTC still receive a Lancaster Catholic diploma, are able to participate in school sports/activities and get the full Lancaster Catholic experience. There is also a tuition discount for students who attend CTC. While the opportunities at CTC do allow students to gain employment immediately following high school, many students still do choose to go on to higher education to further their careers.

11th Grade Cluster Programs

At LCHS, students can begin attending CTC during their 11th-grade year. During junior year, students are assigned to the morning session at the Brownstown campus for all cluster programs. Cluster programs allow students to sample many different careers within a specific area of interest and decide what they would like to specialize in if they decide to transition to a full-day program for senior year.
The following clusters are available:
Cluster Program Employment Opportunities
Construction Carpenter, Electrician, HVAC Technician, Landscaper, Mason, Painter, Plumber
 Culinary Baker, Cook/Chef, Food Service Manager, Front Desk & Hotel Reservations Clerk, Host/Hostess/Server, Institutional Food Worker, Meat Cutter/Food Processor
 Health Care Certified Nursing Assistant/Home Health Aide, Clinical Care Assistant, Dental Assistant, Health Information Manager, Medical Assistant
 Manufacturing Industrial Maintenance Technician, Sheet Metal Worker, Welder 
Transportation Auto Mechanic, Collision Repair Worker, Diesel Mechanic, Heavy Equipment Operator/Mechanic, Parts Salesperson, RV Mechanic, Small Engine Mechanic
 Visual Communications Bindery Worker, Commercial Designer, Desktop Operator Assistant, Layout & Design Assistant, Photographer, Press Operator
Transportation for Cluster Programs: LCHS is committed to providing mid-morning transportation from the Brownstown campus to Lancaster Catholic so that students will be back in time for their afternoon schedule at LCHS. Should parents/guardians arrange for their student to attend a cluster session other than the morning session at Brownstown, families are responsible for making transportation arrangements on their own. Please note that CTC does not permit junior students to drive themselves without special permission.
Students in 12th grade who enroll in CTC attend their program for a full day. Students do not need to attend a part-time program during the 11th grade to take part in a full-day program. There are many programs offered at each CTC campus. They are as follows:
Program Location  Areas of Study
Advanced Manufacturing  Brownstown, Mount Joy Cabinetmaking and Wood Technology (BT), Electro-Mechanical Engineering Tech (MJ), Metal Fabrication (MJ), Precision Machining and Computer-Aided Manufacturing (MJ), Welding Technology (MJ)
Advanced Health Careers All A half-day program for seniors interested in pursuing a health care profession. College credit is awarded through HACC.
 Agriscience  Willow Street  Animal Production Science and Technology, Veterinary Assistant
 Construction Brownstown, Mount Joy Architectural/CAD Design (BT), Commercial Construction/Management (MJ), Electrical Construction Technology (BT), Heavy Equipment Operations and Basic Maintenance (BT), HVAC/R (BT), Painting and Interior Finishes (BT), Plumbing (BT), Residential Carpentry (MJ)
 Consumer Services Mount Joy Early Childhood Education
 Culinary Arts Mount Joy Baking & Pastry Arts, Culinary Arts, Event Planning and Tourism Services Management
 Information Technology  Brownstown Computer Systems Technology
Medical/Dental Willow Street Dental Assistant, Medical Administrative Assistant, Medical Assistant, Nursing Assistant/Home Health Aide, Patient Care Technician/Assistant, Sports Medicine/Rehabilitation Technician
 Protective Services  Mount Joy Protective Services Academy 
 Transportation  Willow Street  Automotive Mechanics/Technology, Collision Repair, Diesel Equipment Technology, RV & Outdoor Power Equipment 
Visual Communications Brownstown Commercial Art, Digital Design/Print Media, Interactive Media, and Web Design, Photography & Digital Imaging
Seniors at CTC are required to complete an online Theology class that runs from July through the end of October. For more information regarding the CTC programs for Lancaster Catholic students, please contact Mrs. Maria Taormina.
Lancaster County CTC Campus Visits

CTC tours are typically held each year in November during school hours. Transportation will be provided by our school, free of charge, to and from the three CTC campuses. The day and location of your tour will depend on the program(s) you are interested in visiting as noted above.