• Overview

    Randolph CTC



    The only career and technical center within DPSCD to offer hands-on training in the Construction Trades. Students explore careers through Work-Based Learning Experiences, Career Exploration and participate in programs that lead to industry certification. Some students enter careers in the construction trades after completion of our programs. Other students continue their education in apprenticeship programs or post-secondary education.

    Established September 8, 1981; A. Philip Randolph Career and Technical Center continues to lead the way in developing students in the area of construction trades, which includes:

    Masonry, HVACR (Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration), Carpentry, Plumbing and Pipefitting, Welding for Construction Trades, Electrical, Energy Trades Entrepreneurship and Project Manaement, Horticulture, Painting and Drywall Finishing.

    Students who choose to attend Randolph, will be provided with a curriculum that combines integrated academic and technical content with employability skills needed for the 21st century.

    Students receive work-based learning opportunities that enable the student to connect what they learn in the classroom, and apply that knowledge to real work experiences.

    Upon completion of the construction trades programs here at Randolph; students will be prepared for the many career paths of architecture and construction or continue their education at a post-secondary school or apprenticeship program.

    Rebuilding the city of Detroit by producing highly qualified career-ready students

    At Randolph Career and Technical Center, our goal is to provide our students with a combination of employability skills, hands-on experience, safety and work-based learning opportunities that are in demand from our industry partners.  Randolph offers courses that provide strong fundamental skills in the Construction, HVAC, Electrical, and Construction Management fields. First and foremost, students learn industry safety practices with an option to complete an OSHA-10 certification. Students will also learn to use basic hand-tools and modern power equipment using hands-on exercises in fully functional labs located in our Career Technical Center. Our ELA and Math Integration Specialist are available to support students with reading and math deficiencies.


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  • Program Offerings

    • Carpentry (1 YR)
    • Masonry (1 YR)
    • Plumbing and Pipefitting (1 YR)
    • Project Management and Entrepreneurship (1 YR)
    • Painting and Drywall Finishing (1 YR)
    • Welding for Construction Trades (1 YR)
    • Electrical (1 YR)
    • Energy Trades (1 YR)
    • Horticulture (1 YR)
    • Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVACR) (2 YR) 

    Other Activities:

    • SkillsUSA
    • OSHA-10 Training
    • Ladies in Hard Hats
    • SIMLOG Heavy Equipment Simulation Training
    • Multi-Craft Core Curriculum (MC3) Assessments
    • Field Trips

Quick Facts

  • Yes Transportation
  • Yes Dress Code
  • 10th - 12th Grades Served
  • 8:30 am - 2:50 pm Bell Schedule
  • 311 Students Enrollment
  • Yes (Within District)/No (Outside District) Transportation