Career Programs & Certifications

  • The Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs at ETHS prepare students for lifelong success using project based learning experiences and the opportunity to earn industry recognized certifications while still in high school. Whether students want to explore career possibilities, or get started on a career field of study before college, we offer a wide variety of career pathways. Below is a list of CTE courses and/or programs that can lead to certification, dual credit with Oakton Community College, or are offered through our Engineering program. For more information, contact your counselor or call the Career & Technical Education Department at (847) 424-7660.
  • ADVANCED MANUFACTURING

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    Students completing Manufacturing Technology and Advanced Manufacturing & Robotics and Manufacturing/CIM can earn certification offered by the National Institute of Metalworking Skills (NIMS). This is a highly valued certification for those students seeking positions in the advanced manufacturing career field. Open to sophomores, juniors and seniors.

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  • AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY TRAINING

    The ETHS automotive technician training courses are taught in our state-of-the-art Auto Technology Lab. Students completing 1 and/or 2 Auto Technology can earn Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Student Certifications. Open to sophomores, juniors and seniors.
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  • CULINARY ARTS CERTIFICATIONS

    ETHS students enrolled in 2 Culinary-Advanced Skills, 2 Culinary-Regional/International Foods, and 3 Culinary prepare for careers in Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management. Students can earn food safety/sanitation certifications and make connections to post-secondary opportunities. Open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors.
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    INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY INTERNSHIP

    it Students gain working experience and technical skills while also studying an area of business/information technology in a hybrid work/classroom environment with the support of a classroom teacher. Students rotate between providing support in the school’s ChromeZone and working on a self-directed study project focused on one of several alternative business/information technology fields of study. Students can earn consumer education credit. Open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors.
     
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  • LEVEL 1 EARLY CARE AND EDUCATION (ECE) CREDENTIAL
     
    l1 Students who successfully complete Introduction to Child Development and Advanced Child Development courses at ETHS can earn the Level 1 Early Care and Education (ECE) credential as designated by the State of Illinois. This credential is for individuals interested in entering the field of early child care and education and school-age care. Open to all grade levels.
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  • NATIONAL ENGINEERING PROGRAM - PROJECT LEAD THE WAY

    pltw ETHS is a certified Project Lead the Way (PLTW) high school. Our PLTW program offers six engineering courses: Introduction to Engineering Design, Introduction to Engineering Design (Women in Engineering), Principles of Engineering, Digital Electronics and Arduinos, Civil Engineering and Architecture, Manufacturing Engineering and Robotics, and AP Computer Science Principles. These courses provide students with a rigorous, hands-on, reality-based knowledge of engineering and engineering technology careers. All PLTW courses carry AP grade point value with completion of the end of course exam. For more information, visit: https://sites.google.com/a/eths202.org/pltw-eths/ Open to all grade levels.

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  • PHARMACY TECHNICIAN TRAINING

    wg In partnership with Walgreen Company, ETHS offers Pharmacy Technician Internships to students interested in health careers. Walgreen’s Pharmacy Technician Interns have the opportunity to explore pharmaceutical careers and earn their Pharmacy Technician Certification. Open to juniors and seniors.

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  •  PUBLIC SAFETY TRAINING

    epd Designed specifically for students interested in exploring three public safety career areas (fire, police and Emergency Medical Services), this course is offered in partnership with the Evanston Police and Fire Departments and Oakton Community College (OCC). Students earn 2 CTE credits and 6 Oakton credits (Oakton credits can be applied toward either a Fire Science or Law Enforcement A.S. degree. Open to juniors and seniors.

     
     
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  • WATER OPERATOR IN TRAINING

     

    As part of the ETHS Practicum Industry/Engineering course, students have an opportunity to become a Water Operator in Training (OIT). Students can enroll in a free online college-level course to prepare for certification by the Illinois EPA as a Water Operator. Mentorship and job shadowing are provided by the City of Evanston Water Department. Open to juniors and seniors.

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