New CTE classes offered in fall

Centreville Public Schools will host two, new Career and Technical Education classes in the fall.

Board members last week approved a plan for the district to offer Health Science II and a class centering on Public Safety.

Offered in conjunction with the St. Joseph County Intermediate School District, the two courses will provide a pipeline to students interested in either career choice.

Interim superintendent Chad Brady said Health Science II is an advanced offering to students who complete the prerequisite Health Science course. The follow-up course focuses on more-technical and detailed aspects of Health Science. Meanwhile, the public-safety class was assembled in response to numerous requests from students considering such a career.

Health Science II will be offered as a follow-up to the intro course. Brady said Health Science is a popular CTE course and has provided a foot in the door to dozens of former students who have gone on to land a job in the healthcare industry.

The classes are funded by participating schools and the ISD.

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