Who can attend Auburn Career Center?
Auburn Career Center serves juniors and seniors from Berkshire, Cardinal, Chardon, Fairport, Harvey, Kenston, Kirtland, Madison, Perry, Riverside. Online schools, charter schools and private schools may also attend Auburn Career Center if the district they reside in is within our associate school district area. If student resides outside of our associate
school district area, Administrative approval is required.
Auburn Career Center also serves students for sophomore and junior years, in participating associate school districts. Check with your school counselor to determine if your school participates in this Option.
Many programs are available for students entering their senior year. A student wishing to gain skills and knowledge from a career-technical program during their senior year, they may be eligible to apply. The program may have exceptions, and this option is only available if there are open seats. Please contact our Enrollment Office for more details.
In addition, a few programs are available to qualifying Lakeshore Compact students.

When can I apply to attend Auburn Career Center?
Applications are currently being accepted for the 2021-2022 school year.

How Do I Apply?
Just complete the Auburn Career Center Application for Admission on our website (www.auburncc.org). Your school counselor will then forward all of the necessary report card and transcript information.

What is the deadline for applications?
Applications will still be accepted through the first ten days of the school year the student is applying for, based on availability in each program at that time.

What if I have credit deficiencies?
Students who have credit deficiencies will need to enroll in an online course through their associate school or sign up for a summer school course for the course in which they are deficient. See your associate school counselor for assistance.

How are students accepted into Auburn Career Center?
All students are scored on a Rubric scoring system that includes the following areas: whether the student is on-track for graduation; academic performance; attendance; citizenship; interview score, and whether the student has visited Auburn Career Center and the program they are applying to.
The top scoring students are placed in the 20 seats available. The District’s guidelines are to place Sophomore students from our ten associate schools; and online, charter and private school students residing in our partner districts, first for their junior/senior years; the next available seats are then awarded to qualifying Freshman students from our ten associate schools. Seniors in programs for one year only are eligible for open seats in participating programs.
If there are still available seats, qualifying students from Lakeshore Compact may participate in the selected programs available.

When will I find out if I have been accepted to Auburn Career Center?
All letters will be mailed directly to a student’s home in mid March. Students will receive one of three letters: letter of acceptance; waitlist letter, or an ineligible letter. Letters of acceptance could be for either the student’s first or second program choice. Accepted students of either first or second choice are asked to sign a Commitment Agreement in order to reserve their seat in the program.

What happens if I receive a waitlist letter?
Students placed on a waitlist for either their first or second program choice will be notified immediately if a seat becomes available. Rubric scores are utilized to rank the waitlisted students. Phone calls will be made to notify students of their change in placement, along with a letter mailed to the students’ home.

What is the daily schedule at Auburn Career Center?
First-year students attend Auburn Career Center from 8:15 a.m. until 10:53 a.m. each day. Second-year students attend Auburn Career Center from 10:58 a.m. until 2:28 p.m. each day.

Do I have to have my own transportation every day?
Transportation is provided by each partner high school. Apprenticeship, Internship, and Open Enrollment students must provide their own daily transportation. 

What does it cost to attend Auburn Career Center?
Each career technical program has a fee, which covers a program fee, uniforms, tool kits, etc. If a student has financial needs and qualifies for free or reduced lunch, the program fee and two uniforms will be provided, free of charge. A class set of tools will be provided, also, only to be used in the lab.

Will I earn my high school diploma from Auburn Career Center?
Students can earn three elective credits each year at Auburn Career Center, which are awarded through the associate school. They receive their high school diplomas from their associate high school. Upon completion of a career technical program, a student must have good grades, good attendance, and demonstrate competencies in the career program. A student will receive a portfolio from Auburn Career Center, which displays a profile of both professional and personal accomplishments.

Can I still go to college if I attend Auburn Career Center?
Auburn Career Center prepares students for a seamless transition from high school to college by providing several opportunities to earn college credit and scholarship money towards a post-secondary education. Click here to see the many college credit opportunities at Auburn Career Center.

What is the difference between College Credit Plus, CT2 credits and Articulated College Credits?
College Credit Plus, otherwise known as CCP, allows high school students to earn credits through Ohio institutions of high education. The purpose of this program is to promote rigorous academic pursuits and to provide a wide variety of options to college-ready students.

Auburn Career Center currently offers CCP in the following career-technical programs: Allied Health Technology; Architecture Project Management; Business Management Technology; Mobile Applications & Technology; and Patient Care
For more information, please review the Auburn Career Center College Credit Plus Guide Book at www.auburncc.org.

Also known as CT2, the Ohio Career-Technical Credit Transfer Initiative is a response to the Ohio General Assembly (House Bill 66) mandate that commonly agreed-upon, industry-based secondary/adult career-technical coursework receive college credit for parallel courses by state-supported colleges and universities. This is a joint collaborative of the Ohio Department of Education and the Ohio Department of Higher Education.

An articulation agreement is a formal contract between Lakeland Community College and a secondary school which sets forth all the terms and conditions of a Tech Prep program at both the high school and college levels. Among the many items addressed are:
  • Entrance requirements and program standards at both high school and college.
  • Courses for which students may earn college credit while they are still in high school.
  • Courses a Tech Prep student may take in college.
An Auburn Career Center student can participate in any one or all of these options combined in order to maximize their credits toward college.

Can I still participate in sports at my home high school?
Since you will still be a student at your home high school when you attend Auburn Career Center, you can continue to participate in your extra-curricular activities, including sports.
What if my parents would like a tour of your school?
If you would like a virtual tour of our campus, just contact the Enrollment Department at (440) 357-7542.

What are some of the benefits of attending Auburn Career Center?
Here are just a few of the benefits:
With hands-on training, you receive a head start into a career of your choice
  • Receive college credit for program course work
  • Meet many new friends
  • Spend half of the school day in your hands-on career-technical program
  • Earn industry-recognized credentials
  • Participate in extra-curricular activities at your associate high school


What skills do I need for each program? 
To help determine which program would align best with your skills, click here: Suggested Skills for Students in Career and Technical Programs.pdf

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