Career and Technical Education at KCAPA
Our Career and Technical Education programs focus on careers in the communications industry. These programs prepare students to pursue full-time employment in industry or post-secondary education after graduation. Students enrolled in programs within the Communications Cluster can participate in many activities and experiences that relate to a variety of career goals outside of the classroom, such as film festivals and design competitions. Connections to professionals and employers in industry give students the opportunity to take part in trips to local businesses, tours of local industry-related events and mock job interviews. In addition, students can participate in internships with employers throughout Philadelphia, during their junior and senior years. Students enrolled in programs within the Communications Cluster can earn Adobe Certified Associate certifications in Illustrator, After Effects, Photoshop, and Premiere.
All students are required to pursue and attain mastery within the areas of Video Production, Graphic Design, Photography, and Web Design. We offer 2 career tracks for students to choose from: Production and Design. Production focuses more on the skills required to conceptualize, shoot, and edit video and photography content. Design focuses more on the skills required to conceptualize and create graphic design and web design projects. These programs include three years of instruction that begin in the tenth grade. Students are expected to complete 3 years in the program in order to be fully certified by graduation.