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Welcome to the Jackson Area Career Center!

The Jackson Area Career Center provides career and technical education to high school juniors and seniors throughout Jackson County, and we are proud to invite you to learn more about the many possibilities and opportunities that the Career Center offers our students. As one of the most valuable career preparation resources in the community, we're passionate about providing the best career and technical education possible, and we believe in each student's success!  Our campus is a safe, friendly, high-tech environment where students come because they want to learn -- and when students really want to learn, the results can be amazing!

The Jackson Area College and Career Connection: Jackson County's NEW Early/Middle College! The JAC3 Early/Middle College Program is a unique learning program and pathway for Jackson County high school students! Participants simultaneously earn their high school diploma, an Associate Degree, a technical/career credential, and the opportunity for employment upon graduation—all while remaining enrolled at their local high school. LEARN MORE!

Career Center News, Events and Announcements


  • The Jackson Area Pipeline Discovery and Exploration! December 3, 2014 from 4:00 - 7:00 pm!

    Join Jackson's most exciting manufacturing and educational programs for this FREE all-ages showcase and adventure through Jackson County’s STEM learning opportunities! This fun and unique exploration event will provide hands-on engineering, science and manufacturing activities – and connects students and their families to Jackson’s powerhouse of learning programs available in these fields!

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  • Career Center FIRST Robotics Team Looking for New Members

    The Jackson Area Career Center’s FIRST Robotics team – the Jacktown Vectors – is looking for students and adults with diverse talents to be part of this year’s robot build and competitions.Organizers will hold an informational meeting for interested students, parents, and mentors on Thursday, December 11, at 6:00 p.m. at the Career Center. Students interested in designing, building and problem-solving with an engineering focus will enjoy this group, but also needed are students interested in business and communications to promote the team, create a web site, create graphics, produce t-shirts and banners, as well as to organize fund raising activities. Be prepared to have the hardest fun you’ll ever have!

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  • Army JROTC Students win the Raider Championships in Indiana

    Congratulations to our Raider Team! Click the headline for more information about the challenge and results of our team.

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  • Army JROTC Team Takes First Place at State Competition

    On Saturday, October 11, a total of 40 Career Center cadets either competed in or supported the State Raider championship competition. For the third year in a row, the Career Center Golden Knights hosted and WON the state competition! The first place winning team was led by Career Center Golden Knight Raiders Team Captain Lucas (Northwest), along with teammates Pavel (Northwest), Jennings (Northwest), Krystopher (Columbia), Shaylea (Columbia), Olivia (Columbia), Hunter (Hanover), Zach (Springport), Cade (Vandercook) and Lesley Heller (Hanover). Congrats to all!

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