Our Career & Technical Programs
The atmosphere in our Career and Technical Programs is one where students learn from experienced and qualifed instructors to acquire technical and academic skills for high-demand careers. Students at Keefe Tech gain a powerful competitive advantage by merging their robust academic education with their career and technical experience.

In their Career and Technical Programs, students set themselves apart by earning critical business and industry certifications, required licenses and college credits. Our graduates are prepared with the academic and technical skills necessary to enter into their respective career path as skilled technicians, or pursue additional education at a variety of colleges and universities. In addition to our day school offerings for high school age students, we have an excellent
post-graduate program, and offer many career and trade enrichment classes through our continuing education division.
  1. Career Exploratory - Part 1

    Freshmen begin exploring their career choices right away. During the B week schedule, students will spend one full week in each of the potential career choices they have made.
  2. Career Exploratory - Part 2

    After experiencing all of their career program choices, students will be placed into the appropriate program in January of their freshmen year. From this point until the end of the school year, they will spend one half of each day in their new shop program.
  3. Sophomore Year

    Students will begin learning about their career choice. Sophomore students will spend one week at a time in academics, followed by a full week of instruction in their career area program.
  4. Junior Year

    Students will continue learning about their career choice. During the third trimester of junior year, students may be eligible for cooperative education opportunities.
  5. Senior Year

    Students will begin preparing for college, career, and life after graduation.
AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY
• Work on cars and trucks in a rapidly changing industry alongside Master Technicians
• Use computerized diagnostic equipment to troubleshoot and repair complex automotive systems
• Optimize operation and performance of domestic and foreign vehicles


CAREER FOCUS
Prepare for ASE Certification, immediate employment and further education
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BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY*
• Create unique business solutions using advanced software and effective organizational techniques
• Experience and manage project simulations exploring stocks, successful business models and retail marketing plans
• Develop critical entrepreneurial skills in a professional team environment



CAREER FOCUS
Prepared for immediate employment, advanced certification and further education
Certifications Business Professionals of America
Paid Internships
* offered through the class of 2019
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CARPENTRY
• Construct a house from foundation to finish as part of a team of building professionals
• Utilize power tools, table saws and nailing equipment to create individual woodworking projects
• Interpret blueprints for residential and commercial settings


CAREER FOCUS
Prepared for immediate employment, certifications and further education
COSMETOLOGY
• Express personal creativity using the latest techniques, trends and name-brand products
• Provide hair, nail and skincare services to clients in a full- service interactive salon and spa environment
• Work alongside professional cosmetologists to explore quality salon services and management


CAREER FOCUS
Prepared for state licensure, immediate employment and further education
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CULINARY ARTS
• Cook alongside professional chefs preparing delicious appetizers, soups, salads, entreĢes and desserts
• Create culinary masterpieces with fresh ingredients in a professionally equipped kitchen
• Operate a fast-paced, full service restaurant and bakery providing a unique dining experience


CAREER FOCUS
Prepared for professional culinary programs, immediate employment and further education
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DESIGN AND VISUAL COMMUNICATIONS
• Express your unique artistic vision through illustration, design, computer graphics, video and digital photography
• Cultivate and enhance personal creativity and artistic abilities
• Create a professional portfolio for college and employment showcasing digital photography, print media and website design


CAREER FOCUS
Prepared with a professional portfolio for immediate employment and further education
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EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION
• Care for infants, toddlers and preschoolers alongside child care professionals
• Deliver fun learning activities in a child care center to prepare preschoolers for kindergarten
• Plan lessons that enhance a child’s intellectual, social, emotional and physical development

CAREER FOCUS
Prepared for state licensure, immediate employment and further education
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ELECTRICAL
• Install residential electrical wiring and components for the house building and community projects
• Power up a wide range of structures using blueprints to install residential and commercial wiring following the National Electrical Code
• Earn apprenticeship experience leading to a journeyman’s license

CAREER FOCUS
Prepared for apprenticeship completion, immediate employment, advanced certifications and further education
GRAPHIC COMMUNICATION
• Develop, produce, and deliver a wide range of creative marketing materials for print media
• Operate wide-format printers, screen printing, offset printing presses, embroidery and bindery equipment
• Provide professional customer service while interpreting job specifications, estimating, ordering and delivering client projects on schedule


CAREER FOCUS
Prepared for immediate employment, advanced certifications, and further education
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HEALTH CAREERS
• Care for patients and interact with healthcare professionals in a variety of simulated and actual clinical settings
• Use professional medical equipment, technology and techniques to improve patients’ health and care
• Apply key healthcare concepts, skills and assessment procedures with patients


CAREER FOCUS
Prepared for immediate employment, certifications and further education
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INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
• Build, upgrade, maintain, and troubleshoot smart phones, laptops, desktop PCs and network systems
• Diagnose and repair complex computers, network systems and hardware
• Configure software security programs that protect sensitive information in the ever-changing cyber world


CAREER FOCUS
Prepared for immediate employment, additional certifications and further education

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LANDSCAPE DESIGN
• Operate tractors, industrial mowers, trucks, and gas-powered seasonal equipment to maintain a 25-acre property
• Construct attractive floral arrangements, natural living displays and outdoor recreational spaces
• Work in a full-service greenhouse growing flowers, trees, vegetables, herbs, fruit and shrubberies


CAREER FOCUS
Prepared for immediate employment and further education
LEGAL AND PROTECTIVE SERVICES
• Establish a working knowledge of the U.S. Constitution, legal systems and administration of justice
• Develop skills used in law enforcement including crime scene interpretation, investigation, cyber-forensics, fact gathering, and public safety
• Learn techniques and Utilize technology of legal professionals including dispatchers, law enforcement, forensic scientists, paralegals, lawyers, judges, security, corrections, and military personnel
• Achieve professional certifications and college credits (Intro to Criminal Justice)

CAREER FOCUS
Establish a clear career path with a self-funding strategy leading to immediate employment, advanced certifications, and secondary education
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METAL FABRICATION
• Manipulate the power of fire and electricity to create unique metal projects
• Use torches and advanced fabrication equipment to bend, drill, cut, join, build, assemble and repair metal components
• Experience modern welding techniques working with aluminum, copper, iron, steel and stainless steel


CAREER FOCUS
Prepared for immediate employment, advanced certifications and further education
PLUMBING
• Install, repair and maintain piping systems and fixtures according to state codes
• Design and install gas, water, drainage and heating systems for the house building project
• Earn apprenticeship experience leading to a journeyman’s license


CAREER FOCUS
Prepared for immediate employment, apprenticeship completion and further education
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PROGRAMMING & WEB DEVELOPMENT
• Create, test, and implement games and apps using tools and software for web, iOS® and Android® platforms
• Work individually and in teams to program robots, develop custom software solutions and build dynamic websites
• Program in languages such as HTML, Python, C#, RobotC, Visual Basic and JavaScript


CAREER FOCUS
Prepared for immediate employment, advanced certifications and further education
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