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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. 

**Shadowing and applications for the 2023-2024 school year have re-opened for the following programs only: 

* Agribusiness

* CAD Architecture

* Environmental Landscape Design & Management

Electricity (waitlist only for current 9th & 10th graders)  

~Please note - students who have already shadowed an open program do not need to re-shadow and can click submit an application.~





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