C-Train is a career and technical education program for high school students. It is designed to provide students with opportunities to earn high school credit. Students can develop career skills leading to industry recognized certificates and transition to post-secondary education.

(District 287 would like to thank Hennepin County for their support in the creation of C-Train, and Best-Buy for their assistance in meeting technology needs.)

Career Pathways

Nursing Assistant/Home Health Aide

This course teaches students the skills required to give personal care to patients in a nursing home, hospital, or private home. Nursing assistants work under the direction of nurses and doctors. Passing the mantoux test as well as a clean criminal background check are required.

Upon successful completion of course requirements, students are eligible to take the state exams for Nursing Assistant certification, and Home Health Aide certification.

Graphic Design

This course focuses on making different kinds of graphics for publication using graphic software and computer technology. Assignments will include art and technology components as students work on fliers, posters, brochures, and T-shirt designs.

Health Careers

This exciting course is for students interested in exploring a career in the medical field. In addition to career exploration, students will also develop career goals, identify personal characteristics, learn medical terminology, and be introduced to anatomy and physiology.

Information Technology

Introduction to Telecommunications

This course opens the door to the world of telecommunications. Topics covered include: historical perspective on communication technology and data, voice and video systems.

Students build their own working telegraph keys, construct the cables to connect them, and send messages to each other.

Introduction to Copper Cabling

Prerequisite: Introduction to Telecommunications.

This course provides students with knowledge and skills needed to become certified entry-level technicians in the network cabling industry. Topics include: construction, testing and troubleshooting copper-based cabling systems that are the basis to today's networking, cable TV and satellite communication systems.

Upon sucessful completion of this course, students receive a Network Cabling Specialist-Copper certificate.

Introduction to Fiber Optic Cabling

Prerequisite: Introducion to Telecommunications and Introduction to Copper Cabling.

This course provides students with a theoretical and hands-on knowledge of fiber optics. Students learn the basics of cable termination, testing and troubleshooting using sophisticated electronic equipment.

Upon successful completion of this course, students receive  Network Cabling Specialist-Fiber certificate.

Law Enforcement

This program is designed for students interested in law enforcement careers as a police officer, crime scene investigator, probation officer, etc. This program makes it possible for students to learn through very practical, hands-on training methods. Students will learn such things as crime scene investigations, police patrol procedures, fingerprinting, search warrant application and execlution, and Minnesota State Laws and Criminal Code.


The primary purpose of this class is for students to experience and understand the principles of production technology. This class will consist of two major projects of the students' choice using computer added design techniques. Students will learn how to produce T-shirts using heat press and silk screen technology and equipment. Students will export files into an embroidery machine to complete one of their projects.





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