About Us - DCTC

The Dorchester Career and Technology Center is a “Shared-Time-Center” located in the educational park on the corner of Egypt Road and Cambridge Beltway.  Situated between Cambridge-South Dorchester High School and Maple Elementary School, the Career and Technology Center provides 17 programs of study within the 10 Maryland Career Clusters Framework.

  • Arts, Media and Communication Career Cluster
    • Interactive Media Production
  • Business Management and Finance Career Cluster
    • Accounting, Bookkeeping and Related Programs (This program offered at both CSDHS and NDHS)
  • Construction and Development Career Cluster
    • Carpentry
    • Electricity
    • Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning
    • Masonry
    • Welding
    • Construction Design and Management
  • Consumer Services, Hospitality and Tourism Career Cluster
    • Culinary Arts
    • Cosmetology
  • Environmental, Agriculture and Natural Resources Cluster
    • CASE/Agriscience
  • Health and Biosciences Career Cluster
    • Medical Services
    • Project Lead The Way – Biomedical Sciences (This program offered at both CSDHS and NDHS)
  • Human Resource Services Career Cluster
    • Teacher Academy of Maryland
    • Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness/Criminal Justice
  • Information Technology Career Cluster
    • IT Networking Academy CISCO
    • Business, Data Processing and Related Programs (This program offered at both CSDHS and NDHS)
  • Manufacturing, Engineering, and Technology Career Cluster
    • Project Lead The Way – Pathway to Engineering (This program offered at both CSDHS and NDHS)
  • Transportation Technologies Career Cluster
    • Automotive Technology
    • Collision Repair and Refinishing
    • Medium and Heavy Truck Technician

The school's enrollment is approximately 400 students.  Students from Cambridge-South Dorchester High School and North Dorchester High School attend Dorchester Career and Technology programs during the regular school day in addition to their regular home school program.

Students may obtain their State of Maryland high school required program completion (4 credits) through completing a program in its entirety.  Students will receive a "Certificate of Completion" and a “Competency Profile” upon completion of the program.  Students will have the opportunity to acquire “Value Added” components during their study ranging from “Nationally Recognized Certifications” to “Articulation Agreements” (early college credits) with local colleges and universities.

Completing a Career and Technology Education program does not in any way prevent your student from attending college and might very well make their career pursuit more valuable.