Career and Technical Student Organizations

A Career Technical Student Organization (CTSO) is an extracurricular group for students in CTE pathways to showcase their talents and skills by participating in competitions, events, and activities. There are nine nationally recognized CTSO's, and currently TCTC has representatives in six of the nine. Each CTSO requires local officers to be elected. These are the students pictured below. In addition to local office positions, students may also hold regional and state positions. This is a great honor for these students and designates them as exemplary students because of the extra amount of work they put in to lead their fellow classmates.

HOSA Officers

2020-2021 HOSA Officers

HOSA

HOSA stands for Health Occupations Students of America. HOSA is the student organization for health occupation students at the secondary and post-secondary levels. HOSA goals are to promote career opportunities in the healthcare industry and also to enhance and promote the delivery of quality healthcare of people. HOSA provides many opportunities for students to learn and achieve. One such opportunity is the skills competitions. Competitions are at the local, state, and national levels with students advancing on to the next levels by winning the previous ones. HOSA offers more than 46 different events.

TCTC’s HOSA chapter includes students from five programs: Biotechnology, Dental Assisting, Exercise Science & Sports Medicine, Pre-Nursing: Pharmacy Tech, and Pre-Nursing: Phlebotomy Tech.

Resources: HOSA Ohio | HOSA National | HOSA Partners Video

BPA Officers

2020-2021 BPA Officers

Business Professionals of America (BPA)

Business Professionals of America (BPA) is the leading CTSO (Career and Technical Student Organization) for students pursuing careers in business management, office administration, information technology, and other related career fields. BPA provides opportunities for students to learn and achieve through skills competitions. Competitions are at the local, state, and national levels with students advancing on to the next levels by winning the previous ones.

TCTC’s BPA chapter includes students from four programs: Computer Networking & Cybersecurity, Interactive Multimedia, Visual Design & Imaging, and Web Design & Application Development.

Resources: BPA Ohio | BPA National

FCCLA

Family, Career and Community Leaders of America is a nonprofit national career and technical student organization for young men and women in Family and Consumer Sciences education in public and private school through grade 12. Everyone is part of a family. FCCLA provides opportunities for students to learn and achieve through skills competitions. Competitions are at the local, state, and national levels with students advancing on to the next levels by winning the previous ones.

TCTC’s FCCLA chapter includes students from three programs: Culinary Arts Academy, Education & Family Services, and Job Training.

Resources: FCCLA Ohio | FCCLA National

FFA Officers

2020-2021 FFA Officers

FFA

FFA makes a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education. FFA provides opportunities for students to learn and achieve through skills competitions. Competitions are at the local, state, and national levels with students advancing on to the next levels by winning the previous ones.

TCTC’s FFA chapter includes students from four programs: Animal Science Equine, Animal Science Health & Technology, Landscape Design & Technology, and Power Equipment Mechanics.

Resources: FFA Ohio | FFA National

SkillsUSA Officers

2020-2021 SkillsUSA Officers

SkillsUSA

SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. SkillsUSA helps each student excel. SkillsUSA provides opportunities for students to learn and achieve through skills competitions. Competitions are at the local, state, and national levels with students advancing on to the next levels by winning the previous ones.

TCTC’s SkillsUSA chapter includes students from ten programs: Air Force Jr. ROTC, Auto Collision Technology, Auto Services Technology, Construction Technology, Cosmetology, Electrical Technology, Engineering Technology, Firefighter & EMS Academy, HVAC-R, and Welding.

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