In addition to the academic core curriculum that provides the credits a student needs for a high school diploma, Mercy Vocational High School offers students superior technical training in seven career and technical education areas of concentration.
The three-year career and technical education curriculum develops educational and career goals, provides on-the-job learning experience, and offers students whose talents and career goals are best served by a comprehensive academic/career and technical education program the opportunity to acquire marketable competencies and/or the foundation for post-secondary career education. Each career area offers students the opportunity to earn professional certification/licensing.
Each career and technical education shop has an Advisory Board whose members are from the industry. These Advisory Boards help to keep the curriculum current, provide co-op opportunities and often provide guest speakers in the various shops.
All 9th grade students are scheduled for a Career Exploration course one period per week. The course helps guide their shop selection decisions made at the end of the freshman year. Most 12th grade students are provided with the opportunity to participate in Mercy Vocational High School's Co-op Program.