Hartford Area Career and Technology Center (HACTC)
Sophomore Year: 3 (1 Art, 1 English, 1 Math)
Junior Year: 3 (3 Elective)
Senior Year: 3 (2 Elective, 1 Embedded Credit)
Eligibility Requirements: Students must be in good academic standing, as well as meet grade level credit requirements.
Description: Incoming juniors or seniors are eligible to register for the following courses offered at the Hartford Area Career & Technology Center (HACTC). For all HACTC courses, students must complete a separate HACTC Application and visit programs of interest in order to be considered
for admission. In most cases these courses will occupy 2 blocks of time daily for both first and second semesters. With the exception of the STEM course, all courses are offered in a two-year sequence. The second year is a continuation of the first year but offers advanced work and some specialization. First-year students are enrolled in the afternoon session, while second-year students are scheduled for the morning session. There is one program for sophomores at HACTC, which is Career and Technology Exploration. This program, upon its completion, awards one credit in English, one credit in math and one credit in career exploration.
Contact Person(s): Dean of Students or Counseling
Expectations: For all HACTC courses, students must complete a separate HACTC Application and visit programs of interest in order to be considered for admission. Application process begins with a tour in early February.
Possibilities: Automotive Technology, Building Trades, Business Administration, Computer Science, Career Technology Exploration, Collision Repair and Refinishing, Cosmetology, Culinary Arts, Design Illustration Media Arts, Health Sciences, Industrial Mechanics and Welding, Natural Resources, and Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM).
Luc Issa '17 - Culinary Arts - Hartford Area Career & Technology Center
I have been a part of the Culinary Arts program at the Hartford Area Career and Technology Center (HACTC) for the past two years where I’ve had the opportunity to work in our state-of-the-art kitchen, be open for live service in our restaurant, the Getaway, and learn the ins and outs of safety and sanitation.
The Culinary Arts program at the HACTC also gives students the opportunity to be a part of the Hospitality Club. I have been part of this club since Junior year when I was appointed Vice President, and this year I got the privilege of being the club President. The responsibility of being an officer is to organize all of the meetings that take place, come up with new ways to raise money for our club, and talk about ways in which we can give back to the community. Throughout my past two years, the Hospitality Club has taught me how to become a better public speaker, along with empathy, the ability to understand and share the feelings of others.