Applied Arts and Technology (AAT)
Department Chair: Joann Huber
District 207 has a long and rich tradition of providing a comprehensive education for Maine Township students. Career and Technical Education (CTE) classes and laboratories challenge students to apply knowledge gained in academic classes to situations they will encounter in life and employment. These classes are a valuable part of a well-rounded education that provide opportunities for career exploration, skill development and preparation for further education.
Students enrolled in CTE may take courses in the Applied Technology, Business Education or Family and Consumer Sciences departments. These classes prepare students for well-paying, satisfying careers in fields such as: architecture, engineering, computer information systems, building trades, automotive technology, graphic arts, accounting, finance, marketing, education, health care, hotel and restaurant management, culinary arts, fashion and interior design.
Great effort is made to provide programs that are state-of-the-art and current with industry standards and employment expectations. For example, several courses prepare students to take industry standard certification exams. These efforts are supported by frequent curriculum revision and realignment and staff development opportunities to learn the best methods to deliver technical instruction.
CTE courses provide a myriad of opportunities and experiences for our students. Thanks to the efforts of the Maine Township community our students are well served now and in the future.