Morris County Vocational School District (27-3365)

Morris County Vocational School District

The mission of the Morris County Vocational School District is to provide vocational and enrichment programs that inspire and prepare students to succeed in today’s world and pursue tomorrow’s opportunities. Career and Technical Education (CTE) schools provide public secondary school education with emphasis on career preparation, offering students an alternative to a traditional comprehensive high school. They also offer adults a variety of continuing education and career and technical programs. Graduates from vocational-technical schools receive a state endorsed high school diploma and a certificate of competency in their career area. In New Jersey, vocational schools are organized on a county-wide basis.

In order to fulfill the district’s mission, the academic program pushes students beyond the acquisition of just facts. It requires students to apply knowledge in order to problem solve and innovate, which are the skills needed for career and college readiness. Students are exposed to an environment in which science, humanities and the arts are blended to instill lifelong learning, knowledge, character education and a passion for success.

The Morris County School of Technology serves high school students by offering both full-time and share-time career and technical programs. There are twelve full-time four-year career academies:

Academy for Computer and Information Science
Academy for Culinary Arts
Academy for Design
Academy for Education and Learning
Academy for Finance and International Business
Academy for Health Care Sciences
Academy for Law and Public Safety
Academy for Mathematics, Science and Engineering
Academy for Sports Medicine
Academy for Veterinary Sciences
Academy for Visual and Performing Arts – Dance
Academy for Visual and Performing Arts – Multimedia

Morris County School of Technology also provides students the opportunity to receive daily career and technical training as part of their junior and/or senior high school program on a share-time basis. Five of these are “Fundamentals” programs which serve students who have greater individualized needs and require a smaller class size. The following share-time programs are offered:

Auto Body and Collision Repair
Auto Service Technology
Carpentry
Computer Aided Design and Drafting
Cosmetology
Electrical Trades
Engineering Design and Manufacturing
Fundamentals of Auto Body and Collision Repair
Fundamentals of Auto Service Technology
Fundamentals of Buildings and Grounds Maintenance
Fundamentals of Food Services
Fundamentals of Retail and Supermarket Careers
Plumbing and Pipe Fitting
Welding

The Morris County Vocational School District also operates an adult continuing education program that serves 3,500 Morris County residents annually. Programs include career training, full-time post secondary classes in HVAC, Cosmetology and LPN, personal interest classes, apprenticeships, basic skills, English language courses and GED testing.

Morris County Vocational School District is not just an exceptional learning institution but also one that cares about the academic, social and emotional development and success of every student. We break the mold of traditional learning. We challenge students to look at things in a new light, refuse to accept limitations and offer every student the opportunity to grow beyond his or her capacity for learning. Cutting edge technology helps form the foundations of students’ futures. Students are challenged not just to solve today’s problems but to create tomorrow’s solutions.