Career, Technical and Agricultural Education
Career, Technical, and Agricultural Education (CTAE) is preparing Georgia's students with the skills and education needed for the next step after high school whether it be college, beginning a career, or serving in the military. CTAE students across the state are offered more than 130 Career Pathways within 17 Career Clusters. So which pathways are offered at Mitchell County High School? The Career Pathways offered at Mitchell County High School are:
Agricultural Mechanics Systems- The Ag Mechanics pathway offers students hands on experience with wood working, agricultural structures, electrical wiring, and power equipment operation and maintenance. In this pathway students have the opportunity to work hands on in the Ag workshop with a Plasma Cutter to produce metal signs for local businesses and for personal customer purchase. In this pathway students may participate in the FFA Student Organization.
Audio Video Technology & Film- In this pathway students gain knowledge and experience with basic audio/video equipment, script writing, production, programming, recording, editing, and operational set-up and equipment maintenance. Students in this pathway gain hands on experience by broadcasting Mitchell County Schools/Community events as well as airing weekly programs for the WMCZ LP 94.5 FM Eagle News Radio.
Culinary Arts- The Culinary Arts pathway introduces students to food preparation terms, concepts, and methods in the food service industry with an emphasis on basic kitchen and dining room safety, sanitation, equipment maintenance and operation procedures. Students in this pathway gain hands on experience by assisting the Culinary Arts instructor with local and school catering events, preparation of weekly casseroles which are sold to community members, all while serving and preparing menus for the MCHS Eagle’s Nest Café.
Graphic Design- The Graphic Design pathway provides students with opportunities to gain hands on experience in producing t-shirts, banners, yard signs, buttons, programs, posters, and business cards. In addition to the hands on experience, students will gain knowledge about Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator and Microsoft Publisher while creating the graphic designs for production.
Horticulture Mechanical Systems- In this pathway students are introduced to the major concepts of plant and horticulture science. The students will gain basic understanding of plant reproduction, soil management, plant growth, and fertilizing and irrigation methods. Students in this pathway will have the opportunity to gain hands on experience by managing the plant production in the Hydroponics garden and floral greenhouse. In this pathway students may participate in the FFA Student Organization.
JROTC/Air Force- The mission of Air Force Junior ROTC (AFJROTC) is "To develop citizens of character dedicated to serving their nation and community." AFJROTC is a three-year program with a curriculum that includes aerospace science, leadership education, and physical fitness training. Enrollment in AFJROTC does not obligate the student for military service, but completing three years of the program can mean increased opportunities for college scholarships or advanced rank/pay if a student decides to enlist in any branch of the military. Cadets at MCHS have opportunities to participate in local community events and even fly in general aviation aircraft.
Teaching as a Profession- The Teaching as a Profession Pathway students will gain knowledge about and practice the use of current technologies, effective teaching and learning strategies, and effective learning environments. Additionally, they will develop instructional opportunities for diverse learners and students with special needs. Students in grades 10-12 will have the opportunity to apply the skills and knowledge they are learning to real world settings by participating in a weekly practicum experience at Mitchell County Primary School. In this pathway students may participate in the Future Educators of America Student Organization.
Students must complete three courses in a career-related pathway and be eligible to participate in Georgia Department of Education recognized end-of-pathway assessment activities. Successfully passing the end-of-pathway assessment may result in an industry-recognized credential that may be used for future employment. For more information about the Career Pathways or CTAE opportunities offered at Mitchell County High School, please contact Mrs. Paxton Crosby, CTAE Director, at 336-8250.
The Mitchell County School System’s Career, Technology and Agriculture Education Department does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in admission to its programs (Agriculture, Graphic Design, Audio/Video Technology, Culinary Arts, Early Childhood Education/Teaching as a Profession, and JROTC), services or activities. Additional information can be found at https://www.mitchell.k12.ga.us.
The Mitchell County School System does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices. For additional information or referral to the appropriate system coordinator, contact Jacquelyn White at 108 South Harney Street, Camilla, Georgia, 31730-2065 TEL:(229) 336-2100.
Graphic Design and Production Class
Need a Yard Sign? A Banner? T-Shirts,
Business Cards? Magnets? Coasters? Or Christmas Ornaments?
Students in Ms. L. Twitty's and Ms. E. Thomas's Graphic Design and Production classes will be very busy this year. Along with learning how to use the professional version of Adobe Illustrator & Photoshop and Microsoft Publisher, students will be learning how to run mass production size printer - Mimaki JFX-200 - and a wide format cutter/plotter by COLEX. This means that the students can handle ALL of your printing needs. Whether you need custom yard signs, banners, business cards, stickers, magnets, and invitations or you're looking more toward large orders of custom church fans, coasters, ornaments, even packaging for your ideas, MCHS Graphic Design students can do it all.
Need a poster - call us! Need a button with your slogan on it? - We've got you covered. Just give us a call (336-0970 ext. 1038), shoot us an email - firstname.lastname@example.org, or come by and see us! We'll be looking forward to hearing from you! Also, Eagle Media Productions is very excited to announce Ms. Erica Thomas will be joining the Graphic Design pathway this year! Welcome, Ms. Thomas! We're so happy you're here!
The Casserole Connection will start back on October 2. A list of the casseroles that the students will make will be send out towards the end of September.
Eagle’s Nest Café
The Cafe will be available for hosting lunch or dinner starting after September 9. It will be available for groups of 10 or more. Call Lillibel Wingate at 229-336-2156 ext. 2024 or email her at Lillibel_wingate@mitchell.k12.ga.us
to reserve a date and plan
Blue and Gold Produce Announcement! Lettuce Update: Don’t forget to look out for emails about the lettuce, mustard and collard sale that Ag Students will be having in the future. This year the students are trying out a spring mix variety, full of colors and great taste which, will be available soon. Call 229-336-0970 for more details.
Eagle News Radio WMCZ-LP 94.5 FM
MCHS students in Mr. Beau Sherman’s Audio/Video classes are learning Adobe Audition Software in order to make pubic service announcements for the MCHS Eagle Radio Station. Students also are going live with special announcements such as inviting everyone out the to the next MCHS football game. The radio station broadcasts within an 8 mile radius of Mitchell County High School. Football Broadcast Show which will be aired each day at 10:15 a.m. and 6 p.m. Student announcements will be aired at 7:45 a.m., 6:15 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Tune in to listen to the students.