Vision Statement

  • Our goal is to empower all Career and Technical Education (CTE) students to confidently and successfully transition into post-secondary and career opportunities and become positive, contributing members of society by applying the skills learned while enrolled in any of the programs available at Patchogue Medford High School.

    The Career and Technical Education programs offered at Patchogue Medford High School can help prepare high school students for careers that are in demand and expected to grow significantly in the future. Students can enroll in CTE classes beginning in 11th grade. Each program has a two-year sequence that allows students to gain the necessary skills and knowledge to succeed in that field when they graduate.  Through these programs, students can learn 21st century job skills, content specific knowledge, earn industry certifications and college credits.

    CTE Features:

    • Hands-on/minds-on learning
    • Interdisciplinary learning
    • Authentic problem solving
    • Industry partnerships
    • Early career experiences

    CTE Outcomes:

    • Increased graduation rates
    • Career and college readiness
    • Equity for underserved students
    • Student motivation and engagement
    • Academic and technical proficiency
    • Creativity, critical thinking, problem-solving, communication

    CTE Advantages:

    • CTE programs allow students to earn cost-free industry certifications.  Certifications provide students with a competitive advantage over their job-seeking peers after graduation. CTE offers the skills and training needed to pass certification exams and covers the costs associated with the exam, saving parents thousands of dollars.
    • CTE programs give students the opportunity to connect with potential employers.
      Students meet industry professionals who can help with their future career goals.  They also participate in work-based learning activities and field trips.
    • CTE is a College Prep program. CTE programs not only allow students to earn college credits while in high school through dual enrollment but can also reduce the overall cost of post-secondary education because students can earn college credits for the CTE coursework completed in high school.
    • CTE is STEAM. CTE programs incorporate science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics, using an interdisciplinary approach in each of their respected fields of study.
    • CTE also provides students with 21st Century transferable skills. These vital skills are necessary both in the workforce and in post-secondary education (communication, critical thinking, computer skills, teamwork, etc.).

    Please use links to the left for detailed information regarding secondary Career and Technical Education programs available at Patchogue Medford High School. You can also access the informative PowerPoint slide show using the QR Code provided below.

    In order to access any of the QR codes found on the web pages, you will need to have a log in which has been provided to you by the district. This log in is the same log in you use when accessing your email and other pmschools applications such as Schoology.

    Career and Technical Education Information Presentation

    Raymond Ruiz
    Director of Career and Technical Education
    Office: 631-687-6628
    Patchogue-Medford High School
    181 Buffalo Avenue
    Medford, NY 11763