Student Clubs and Organizations
Several Career Center programs have active student organizations and regularly participate in regional, state and national competitions with other career-technical education students. These experiences provide great opportunities for building leadership, citizenship and professional advancement skills. We encourage all students to get involved with a these organizations to enhance their career-technical elective experience.
This organization is designed to prepare students in business classes to connect the world of work and build work efficiency, not only in an office setting, but also in a wide variety of business situations. Our students indicate they join BPA to take advantage of a wide variety of professional development opportunities. This club promotes pride in our country and its free enterprise business system.
The Career Center's Computer Information Technology classes coordinate all BPA activities.
We are an international association of high school and college students studying marketing, management and entrepreneurship in business, finance, hospitality and marketing sales and service.
The Career Center's Sales and Marketing class offers participation in DECA.
The National FFA Organization is dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education.
Career Center students in any of the Agriscience programs can become involved in the FFA organization.
HOSA is a student organization whose mission is to promote career opportunities in health care and to enhance delivery of quality health care to all people. Through club activities, students build strengths in leadership and team building while enhancing their clinical skills.
Students can participate in HOSA in these programs:
- Dental Occupations
- Healthcare Technician I & II
This organization was developed to honor student achievement and leadership, promote educational excellence, and enhance career opportunities for the NTHS membership. Any student who maintains a 3.0 grade point average at their local high school and a 3.5 in their Career Center class is eligible to apply for membership in the NTHS organization.
All programs and eligible Career Center students can participate in NTHS.
SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry representatives, working together to ensure America has a skilled work force. It helps each student excel. SkillsUSA is a national nonprofit organization serving teachers and high school and college students who are preparing for careers in trade, technical and skilled service occupations, including health occupations. It was formerly known as VICA (Vocational Industrial Clubs of America).
Career Center classes involved with SkillsUSA are:
- Automotive Technology
- Auto Body
- Construction Trades
- Culinary Arts
- Custodial Services
- Law Enforcement
- Precision Machining/CAM
Participation on the Career Center's First Robotics Team ("The Jacktown Vectors") is an exciting, unique and rewarding experience. It provides students with an opportunity to develop skills in creativity, engineering, team work, problem-solving, leadership, and marketing. Students from any high school can join, even if they do not attend the Career Center. The team usually starts in December with an organizational meeting and the robot building begins in January.
JROTC Golden Knights
The Army JROTC program offers three clubs to cadets with a "C" or better in class: The Rifle Marksmanship Team, Raiders, and Drill & Color Guard Team. All of the clubs do weekly training and give cadets an opportunity to challenge themselves through leadership, self-discipline training, confidence building activities, and competitive events.
Students enrolled in the Career Center's Army JROTC program can earn a spot in one or more of these groups.