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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.


Ms. Alicia Caesar, Principal

Ms. Sheila Monus, Assistant Principal

Ms. Frances Richard, Guidance Counselor
 
 Phone:337-521-7570    |     Fax:337-521-7571



Physical Address:

200 18th Street
Lafayette, Louisiana 70501



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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.


 


 

COURSE OFFERINGS

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

Photography I & II

II. ENGINEERING & INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY

Automotive Technician I & II

Carpentry

Oil & Gas Production/T2 Safety Systems   (Seniors Only) 

Outdoor Power Equipment (Exiting Pathways Students Only)

Welding

III. HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES

Certified Nursing Assistant

Cooperative Nursing

Cosmetology I & II

ProStart I & II (Culinary Arts)

IV.  E-2020 Virtual Learning

E-Campus Labs

For a full list of course descriptions click here.