Welding student tour WestRock

Welding students tour WestRock paper mill in West Point.

Staff Members
CTE Advisory Committee

West Point Public Schools Career and Technical Education Advisory Committee will meet on the following dates:

November 8, 2023

January 10, 2024

March 13, 2024

At 8:00 AM in the West Point Middle/High School Conference Room

Career and Technical Education

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The Career and Technical Education (CTE) program at West Point High School is designed to give students experience in multiple CTE clusters while building rigorous academic skills. The goal of the program is to prepare the student for the world of work and the many changes that are expected to take place as they move through the workplace challenges predicted for the future.

Students completing all requirements for high school graduation and meeting the requirements for career and technology education concentration or specialization may be considered career and technology education program completer. 
West Point High School CTE Teachers are certified to teach students the skills necessary to earn industry certification in the following areas:

MOS (MS Office Systems)
Computer Fundamentals 
Computer Electronics
Computer Technical Support
IC3 (Internet and Computing Core Certification)

Keyboarding and Personal Finance
Computer Solutions
Computer Information Systems (Dual Enrollment)
Advanced Computer Information Systems (Dual Enrollment)
Business Management (Dual Enrollment)
Teach for Tomorrow


Technology Foundations
Technical Drawing
Technology Transfer and Technology Assessment
Programming in C++ (Dual Enrollment)
Programming in C++, Second Year
Introduction to Engineering (Dual Enrollment)
Engineering Drawing
Research and Development Engineering
Personal Computer Hardware Troubleshooting (Dual Enrollment)
Electronics I - AC/DC Fundamentals I (Dual Enrollment)
Electronics II – AC/DC Fundamentals II (Dual Enrollment)

For some students, additional courses are available at Rappahannock Community College (RCC) and Bridging Communities Regional Technical Center. These courses include a career pathway in welding at RCC and courses including but not limited to Small Engine Technology, Diesel Technology, Criminal Justice, HVACR, Wed Design, and Nurse Aid at Bridging Communities.

CTE in the News

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School officials from West Point Public Schools and Rappahannock Community College hope a newly minted partnership will open doors for students to careers that require expanded technical training. 

Students in welding lab

Bridging Communities program featured in publication

Energy Industry Fundamentals Credential Program is just one of the many programs building career skills for students in West Point and surrounding school divisions.