Elective Programs of Study

Electrical TechnologyHVACR TechnologyElectronics/RoboticsInformation Technology / NetworkingCosmetologyAutomotive TechnologyFamily and Consumer ScienceBusiness / Marketing Education


With a $2.4 million career-tech center on the main campus of Gadsden City High School, students can get a jump start on a well-paying career before ever graduating high school.   Gadsden City’s career training program boasts an estimated 90 percent positive placement for students who complete the program.


Career training program classes are considered elective courses. The required number of course hours required to become certified varies by program. All of the programs are designed to be completed while in high school.


Not only do students enjoy learning in the modern, on-campus facility, but they know that after high school graduation, they will have highly sought-after skills which will allow them to enter the job market at a competitive wage. Many students choose to continue their skills training at Gadsden State Community College, where they can qualify for additional certification and increased salary possibilities. To learn more, click here www.gcs.k12.al.us/welcome-to-gadsden-city-schools/career-technical-education/

Main Takeaway

While a great deal of attention is placed on preparing for a college education, more and more students are discovering that receiving training in a specialized skill opens a wealth of job opportunities in Etowah County and beyond.

Who to contact

Brent Morgan, Assistant Principal for Career Technical Education, bmorgan@gcs.k12.al.us, (256)-543-3614