Charlottesville-Albemarle Technical Education Center (CATEC)

General Information

Charlottesville-Albemarle Technical Education Center (CATEC) currently offers 9 high school programs to Albemarle County and Charlottesville City public school students, free of charge. CATEC high school students have opportunities to practice hands-on and work-based learning activities alongside academically-driven curricula that prepare students to enter the workforce and continue their education.

CATEC offerings are grouped into two learning communities: Health & Medical Sciences and Skilled Trades. Click the links below to learn more about the programs offered within each learning community:


For more information about course registration, career development, or our Career Learning Communities, please contact your school counselor.