Careerline Tech Center

 Careerline Tech Center


Do you know what you want to do after high school graduation? Do you have a career path in mind and want to get a head start? Then the Careerline Tech Center is the place for YOU! At CTC you can make friends from neighboring school districts, get real world work experience in a field that interests you, and get a jumpstart on your future.


The Careerline Tech Center provides career education to current high school juniors and seniors at no cost. Students have the opportunity to gain skills and/or prepare for post-secondary education in 1 of 28 different programs. Classes are offered Monday through Friday and students attend either the morning or afternoon session daily. While most credit earned at CTC is counted as electives, some academic credit may also be earned.


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Selection Process

13 local high schools send juniors & seniors for training at the CTC. Class sizes for each program are limited and each high school gets a certain number of seats in each program.


In January, representatives from the CTC come to GHHS and present to our sophomore and junior classes. During this presentation, students hear about the different vocational training programs that are available at the CTC.  After the presentation, students who are considering attending CTC the next fall are given an opportunity to sign up to tour three programs.


The tour is usually held the last week of January or the first week of February and will take place during the school day. Students must register online in order to attend.


Following the tour, students are welcome to apply for a program. Applications are accepted in Student Services following the tour date. The counselors screen each student application to check the student's attendance, record in school, and grades. Each class at CTC has specific student requirements to get in, and if the student has very poor attendance or many class failures during the ninth & tenth grade, they may not qualify to attend CTC.


Counselors notify students who applied to CTC whether they were accepted in to the program that they requested or if they were placed on a waiting list.


Before registration, students who were accepted to attend CTC will have CTC placed on their list of course requests for the following fall.


Before school begins, the student receives a class schedule at registration that shows that they will be at the CTC for three periods per day.



*Please note: If a student decides after February that they would like to attend CTC, they should speak with their guidance counselor immediately. Students can be placed on a “waiting list” for CTC as space permits. Frequently students move over the summer or decide that they don’t want to attend CTC so seats open and students on the “waiting list” can get in during the first week of school.

School Info

Grand Haven High School
17001 Ferris Street
Grand Haven, MI 49417

School Hours:  
7:40 a.m. - 2:42 p.m.

Main Office
Tel: 616.850.6000
Fax: 616.850.6010
Hours: 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Summer 8:00 am-3:00 pm

Student Services/Counseling
Tel: 616.850.6020
Fax: 616.850.6025
Hours: 7:15 am-3:15 pm
Summer:8:00 am-3:00 pm

Attendance Office
Tel: 616.850.6050
Fax: 616.850.6010
Hours: 7:15 am-3:15 pm
Closed summer 

Athletic Office
Tel: 616.850.6030
Fax: 616.850.6035
Hours: 7:30 am-3:30 pm
Summer:8:00 am-3:00 pm

Media Center
Tel: 616.850.6100
Open M-F: 7 am-3 pm
Closed summer

Math Lab (Pod 6)
Tel: 616.850.6273
T/W/TH: 9:30 am -3:30pm

Closed summer


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