Carbon Career & Technical Institute


Carbon Career & Technical Institute (CCTI)

CCTI is a comprehensive career and technical school offering both academic studies and career and technical studies in a full day format. The school serves students in grades 10, 11 & 12 from the five Carbon County School Districts (Jim Thorpe, Lehighton, Palmerton, Panther Valley, and Weatherly). CCTI also offers a FLEX scheduling for students who want to get a portion of a program to round out their high school curriculum and perhaps provide them with some skill or information to give them an edge in their college career.

Applying for Admission to CCTI 

Students who are interested in applying to CCTI need to obtain an application from the Career Center, CCTI, or by printing one from the PDF file below. The application must be signed by a parent or guardian, and returned to your school guidance counselor to be considered for acceptance. The requirements for acceptance are as follows:

  • Must have achieved sophomore standing
  • Successfully completed ninth grade English
  • Successfully completed an Algebra class 
  • A completed application signed off by your guidance counselor

Students and parents shall review program task listings for their first and second career and technical program choice. Every effort is made to provide students with their first choice.

Programs & Services

The Carbon Career & Technical Institute program allows students to pursue a career upon graduation and further their education in technical institutes, two year, and four year degree programs.  Programs available are as follows: (see the Career Center for a more detailed description of the separate shops and academic courses offered at the career & technical institute):

  • Auto Collision & Repair
  • Auto Service & Technology  
  • Building Construction Trades
  • Cosmetology
  • Culinary Arts/Quality Foods
  • Electrical Construction/Maintenance
  • Health/Medical Assistant/Aide
  • Integrated Information Systems Technology
  • Integrated Marketing & Image Communications
  • Plumbing/Heating/Air Conditioning/ Refigeration
  • Precision Machine Technology
  • Welding
  • Special Services    
  • Capstone Cooperative Education 
  • Diversified Career Occupations (for Alternative Diploma Program)

CCTI Flex Program - 11th & 12th Grade Students

This is a special program geared to allow all students within Carbon County to take advantage of the considerable resources at CCTI.  Students spend 50 minutes to several hours daily in a variety of CCTI programs.  This allows for valuable hands-on training coupled with a rigorous academic program at the student’s home school.
  • There must be an opening in the requested program
  • Student must be in 11th or 12th grade
  • Student must be highly motivated and willing to work independently at times
  • Students must apply within 30 days of the start of each semester and may enter at the beginning of each semester
  • The student or the sending district must provide transportation
  • The student and the program instructor will develop an individual education plan for the time of attendance, based on the student’s interests/needs and the program at task
  • The sending district will determine the credit awarded for the program - the instructor will send a grade to the sending school guidance counselor
  • All applicants will complete an application form, including a report card and PSSA information in reading and math.
For more information, visit the Carbon Career & Technical Institute website at

CCTI Post Secondary Opportunities 

Students can earn FREE college credits while attending CCTI. CCTI has partnered with 
post secondary institutions, providing articulation credits (college credits). 

Articulation Credit 
An articulation credit allows high school students to receive college credit for technical courses they completed while in high school. The articulation process eliminates the need for duplication of courses at the college level, so that students can seamlessly continue their education in a related program at a postsecondary institution. Our technical programs are organized so that students may choose from a variety of post-secondary options, including technical or business schools, community college, or a four-year college program. Having earned articulation credits will save time and money. Articulation credit is absolutely FREE. 
Articulation Credits are received through an agreement between CCTI and a post secondary institution. CCTI currently has Articulation Agreements with: Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC), Northampton Community College, Pennsylvania College of Technology, Johnson & Wales University, Universal Technical Institute, and many more. 

We encourage you to examine the following websites relating to articulation credits 
and career resources:,,, and