Lehigh Career and Technical Institute

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Lehigh Career & Technical Institute[1]
Lehigh Career and Technical Institute (logo).png
4500 Education Park Drive
Schnecksville, Pennsylvania 18078
Coordinates 40°39′52″N 75°36′28″W / 40.664315°N 75.607878°W / 40.664315; -75.607878
School type Career & Technical
Opened 1971
Status Open
Director Sandra J. Himes
Classes offered 37

Lehigh Career and Technical Institute (LCTI), located in Schnecksville, Pennsylvania, is one of the largest career and technical institutes in the United States. It serves the ten public high schools in the Lehigh Valley.

LCTI has a variety of programs offered to all of its students, and also offers an academic option.


Lehigh Career & Technical Institute (LCTI) (formerly Lehigh County Vocational-Technical School, Lehigh County Community College when founded in 1971), is located in Schnecksville, Pennsylvania and is considered to be one of the nation's leading career and technical schools.[by whom?]

Located 10 miles north of Allentown, the school serves students in grades 9-12 from the nine Lehigh County school districts:[citation needed]

This region includes: Allen High School, Dieruff High School, Catasauqua High School, Emmaus High School, Northern Lehigh High School, Northwestern Lehigh High School, Parkland High School, Salisbury High School, Southern Lehigh High School, and Whitehall High School.

LCTI offers more than 50 programs in a hands-on format, with a focus on national skill standards and rigorous academics. LCTI recently completed a modernization project that has increased lab sizes, updated equipment, and added an Academic Center.[citation needed]

Student options[edit]

Typically, Students will report to their sending school, for homeroom, daily announcements, etc. before being transported by bus to LCTI. Once there, most students will either be in a Lab, which is their chosen career specialty, or to the Academic Center, an all day option for students, which provides them with the typical state required education, and their specialty segment. Students have the option of attending in either the AM or PM session.[citation needed]

LCTI offers Labs based on Careers within the Lehigh Valley. Career programs offered to students include:[2]

  • Administrative Office Technology / Accounting[3]
  • Advertising Design / Commercial Art[4]
  • Auto Body / Collision Repair[5]
  • Auto Technology[6]
  • Carpentry[7]
  • Cabinetmaking and Millwork[8]
  • Commercial Baking
  • Graphic Imaging[9]
  • Computer Maintenance Technology[10]
  • Culinary Arts
  • Dental Technology
  • Diesel/Medium and Heavy Truck Technology
  • Computer Aided Design (CAD)[11]
  • Early Care & Education of Young Children
  • Electrical Technology[12]
  • Electro-mechanical /Mechatronics technology[13]
  • Electronics Technology / Nanofabrication[14]
  • Emerging Health Professionals
  • Floral Design/Greenhouse Management
  • Health Occupations/Health Related Technology
  • Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration (HVAC)[15]
  • Heavy Equipment Operations / Preventive Maintenance[16]
  • Landscape Construction/Environmental Design
  • Marketing and Business Education[17]
  • Masonry
  • Material Handling/Logistics Technology
  • Painting and Decorating[18]
  • Plumbing and Heating
  • Precision Machine Tool Technology
  • Pre-engineering and Engineering Technology
  • Print Technology / Graphic Imaging[19]
  • Small Engines/Recreational Vehicle Repair
  • Web Design / Programming[20]
  • Welding Technology

Career opportunities[edit]

Students enrolled at LCTI have a variety of options. One of the major components is SkillsUSA, and other national leadership competitions. There is also the National FFA Organization for the students of Landscape Construction/Environmental Design and Floral Design/Greenhouse Management.[citation needed]


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