Welcome to W. D. & Mary Baker Smith Career Center
"Excellence in Career & Technical Education"
Mission Statement- W. D. & Mary Baker Smith Career Center offers a career and technical education that nurtures students with academic and vocational skills necessary for successful transition to post-secondary education and/or the workforce.
Offering Students a Chance to Learn Marketable Skills
The Career Center serves as an extension of the five area high schools in Lafayette Parish. This innovative school offers students vocational enrichment that provides hands-on experience in two or three-hour blocks of instruction
The Center enables students to learn job entry skills before high school graduation, or to prepare for additional training at the postsecondary level.
Only one in five jobs available in America's workforce requires a higher education. The courses at the Career Center can prepare students to begin work as soon as they graduate.
Students may take classes in a variety of areas in one of the four career clusters: Arts and Humanities, Business, Engineering and Industrial Technology or Health and Human Services.
I. ARTS & HUMANITIES
II. ENGINEERING & INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY
Oil & Gas Production/T2 Safety Systems (Seniors Only)
Outdoor Power Equipment (Exiting Pathways Students Only)
III. HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES
IV. E-2020 Virtual Learning
For a full list of course descriptions click here.