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How to apply

Ready to take the next steps?

We welcome students to apply to join our school community. With our career focused education, students can prepare for a variety of pathways following graduation. Our programs have led students to technical schools, 2 and 4-year colleges, apprenticeships, military, and straight to entry level careers.

What path will you take?

Sending High Schools

Crawford County Career & Technical Center has students attend from three Crawford County School Districts: Crawford Central, Conneaut, and PENNCREST.

Admissions Process

Sending School Presentations


Orientations are given at each of the participating sending schools to familiarize students with the career choices available at Crawford Tech.

Campus Tour


All 9th grade students tour the current 17 shops at Crawford Tech. Immediately following Tours – all interested 9th, 10th and 11th grade students submit applications, signed by their parent/guardian, to their high school counselor. The sending school furnishes additional information, including past academic records, performance in any prerequisite courses for particular programs, and attendance records.

Open House


All interested students are encouraged to come to Crawford Tech’s Open House event. This allows for students and parents to meet program instructors and ask questions prior to making program choices on their application

Student Interview


Each applicant is interviewed by the Crawford Tech Counselor or Special Populations Coordinator. The interview encourages students to review their program choices and connect them to current and past experiences, as well as future post-secondary goals.

Work Sessions


Each applicant spends a half-day at Crawford Tech in a work session in the shop(s) of their choice. This permits each student to get “hands-on” experience and to be evaluated by the instructor in the area(s) in which he/she might be interested.



The number of openings for each program is determined and selections are made on an equal opportunity basis until all openings are filled. Each student will receive an acceptance or wait-list notice in the mail. Notices must be reviewed and signed by the student as well as their parent/guardian and then submitted to the school.

As an interested student or the parent/guardian of a 9th grade student, you need to be aware of the opportunities available to you/your student at Crawford County Career & Technical Center. With careful planning, all high school students can attend Crawford Tech and complete all graduation requirements at the sending high school. It is also possible for students who attend Crawford Tech to continue their education after high school graduation at college or post secondary trade and technical schools. We encourage parents to assist their student in planning for their future. Please feel free to call Mrs. Laura Peterson, Chairperson of Student Services, at (814) 724-6024, ext. 208, if you have any questions.

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