About Us

Mission Statement:

The mission of Cherokee Technology Center, in partnership with our community, is to ensure that all students are provided relevant, real world opportunities and challenging academics in order to achieve lifelong success.


1. We will have 100% completion rate among CATE students.

2. We will have 100% of our senior students successfully complete a career readiness evaluation.

3. 100% of students will be placed (higher education, workforce, military) within 10 months after graduation.

4. 100% of all CATE students will successfully master course standards.

5. We will provide all students with employability and career skills needed to be responsible citizens.

6. We will have 100% graduation rate among CATE students.

Program Effectiveness

  • CTC earned an absolute rating of Excellent on the 2014 School Report Card.
  • CTC has a highly qualified staff.
  • CTC received the Palmetto Gold award for our 2014 performance on our School Report Card.
  • CTC has earned accreditation under NCCER.
  • CTC is fully SACS accredited.
  • Facility improvements have been made to provide an environment that is conductive to learning.
  • Equipment upgrades include new up-to-date equipment for the following programs: Agriculture, Machine Tool, Health Science, Automotive, and Welding.
  • An active School Advisory Council Board affords stakeholders the opportunity to take part in the decision making process at CTC.
  • CTC seniors who participate in work-based learning also participate in Workkeys assessment.
  • CTC exceeded the state average of students enrolled in career and technology courses who earned a 2.0 or better on the final course grade.
  • CTC exceeded the state average of career and technology education completers placed in postsecondary institutions, military, and/or the workforce.
  • CTC exceeded the state's average of students completing CATE programs and earning a diploma.
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