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Applying to CTC

Applying to CTC is a competitive application process that involves both your high school and CTC. It is a fair process that includes reviewing your application, grades, attendance and shadow evaluation.  Some programs have pre-requisites and additional acceptance criteria.  Specific course information is outlined in the individual program descriptions and in the FCPS course guide.  

The shadowing & application process begins in November each year and runs through the end of February.  Applications are accepted at any time during that time period.  If you are accepted into a CTC program you will receive confirmation directly from the Career & Technology Center in March.  Applications are accepted after February in the 2nd round only for programs that still have available space. 

IMPORTANT:  A shadow experience is required in order to apply to a CTC program.  CLICK HERE for more information about shadowing and to request a shadow.  Applications that are received without a shadow experience will not be considered.  

For more information about the application process click here and/or check out the FAQs page.

If you have already completed your shadow experience and would like to apply CLICK HERE



Disclaimer: The Frederick County Public Schools does not discriminate in admissions, access, treatment, or employment in its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, gender, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation or disability. For more information, call the Executive Director of Legal Services, (301) 696-6851