The Collinsville Area Vocational Center is a two year, public vocational training center for high school students in their junior and senior year. CAVC graduates have successfully entered college, the military and the working world serving the needs of area employers.
Students are drawn from Collinsville and other area high schools. They attend 2 1/2 hour classes taught by instructors who have many hours of actual work experience in their fields. Each program area is designed to emphasize proper work habits, employable skills and career opportunities, as well as give students a work environment related to their chosen fields.
Courses are offered in Auto Body, Auto Repair, Building (Construction) Trades, Criminal Justice, Clinical Health Occupations, Early Childhood, Electronics, Engineering, Food Service, Precision Machining, Web & Graphic Design and Welding.
Many of our programs offer dual credit in partnership with Southwestern Illinois College (SWIC). Articulated credit is also available for some programs.
Enrollment procedures take place during the students registration period at their home school. Enrollment is open to juniors and seniors. Programs may be taken one or two years.
Students taking a course at the Vocational Center divide their day between their home school and the Vocational Center.
Each participating high school will determine transportation arrangements for their students.
Tuition will be paid by the home school district for each student unless specified differently by the home district. Students may have some additional costs for personal tools, equipment, and materials.