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Career Technical Education

Lima Senior High School’s Career and Technical Education Program offers a complete range of career opportunities for students, helping them to discover their interests and the educational pathway that can lead to success in high school, college and future careers.

The following programs are available: Audio Engineering, Automotive Technology, Agricultural and Outdoor Occupations, Construction Trades, Culinary and Food Service Management, Early Childhood Education, Engineering Technology, Graphic Communications, Marketing Education, Patient Care Technology, Welding and Metal Fabrication, and Skills X, a job training introduction to work program. 

Career and Technical Education is making a difference by increasing relevance, improving graduation rates, and helping students gain skills, technical knowledge and a rigorous academic background.

The programs provide real-work experiences necessary for high skill, high demand and high paying careers. Students work in the Spartan Inn restaurant, auto garage and graphic design shop and get a ton of job experiences in the community.

Career Tech programs are available to any interested junior or senior student. We invite you to learn more about each program by clicking the links to the right. For additional information, contact Career Tech Director Frank Kohlhofer at 419-996-3060 or



Lima Senior’s Career Tech Program is open to anyone; physical disabilities or limited English speaking skills are not barriers to enrolling in the program. Accommodations are available to assist students.

The Lima City Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability or age in its programs or activities. The following Title II, Title Vi, and Section 504 coordinators have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:

Jill Ackerman, Superintendent, 755 St. Johns Ave., Lima, OH 45804, 419-996-3422

Brian Wischmeyer, 1135 N.West St., Lima, OH 45801, 419-996-3403.

The following Title IX Coordinators have been designated to handle inquiries regarding this non-discrimination policy: 

Darnell Collins, Alternative School Principal, 755 St. Johns Ave., Lima, OH 45804, 419-996-3371

Heather Sharp, Treasurer, 755 St. Johns Ave., Lima OH 45804, 419-996-3448

Students participate in a thorough process to attempt to place the right students in the right program. The process includes:

  • Watching the Career Tech recruitment video

  • Attending the Sophomore Expo

  • Attending Sophomore Hands-on Day

  • Completing an application for program of choice

  • Receiving an acceptance letter for the program of choice

Once in the program, it is the student’s responsibility to maintain good standing in the Career Tech program.

There are certain criteria that must be met on an on-going basis to continue participating in the program. These include:

  • No violation of safety rules/regulations

  • No violation of infection control guidelines

  • Passage of junior level class

  • On target to graduate with core subjects

  • Appropriate attitude/effort during junior level class

  • No theft.

If a student wishes to continue in the program as a senior with violations of any of the above criteria, the student will meet with the Career Tech Coordinator and be placed on a behavior contract. The parent will be notified of this decision.

Violation of the behavior contract will result in the student being removed from the program.

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