School Year Courses
School Year Skills Center
Seattle Skills Center is still accepting a limited number of students into several classes. Please contact our office at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out which classes are still accepting students before submitting your application.
Classes below are not accepting additional applications for the 2023-2024 School Year:
- Maritime Vessel Operations (Center for Wooden Boats, Seattle Maritime Academy)
- AM & PM Automotive Technology (Washington MS – Skills Center Building and West Seattle HS)
- AM & PM Nursing Assisting (Franklin HS)
- AM & PM Medical Assisting (Lincoln HS)
- AM & PM Construction (may be available during second semester)
The Seattle Skills Center is committed to delivering advanced career and technical education for high school students.
The Seattle Skills Center is a free program in Seattle Public Schools that prepares students for college, careers, and life. We provide advanced Career and Technical Education (CTE) courses that give students options to continue career-focused learning in college, earn post-secondary certification, or join the work force after high school.
Seattle Skills Center programs are located within Seattle Public Schools’ high schools and community-based sites throughout the city.
How are Skills Center courses unique?
Most CTE courses in middle and high school are one hour per day, one or two semester offerings, and a majority are exploratory courses. Skills Center Courses provide much more in-depth, preparatory learning experiences. In addition to high school credit, many of our courses offer industry recognized certifications and college credit.
Pathways to college, career, and life!
School Year Skills Center courses are a half day long- three periods out of a six period school day, or around 2.5 hours.
Courses are a full year long Students that complete a year of Skills Center courses earn 3 CTE credits. Many of our courses offer credit equivalency in fields other than CTE including Math, Science, English, and Physical Education. See our course list below for details.
Daily Course Schedule
Daily Schedule: Monday-Friday, Full School Year
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday (2.5 hours per day)
- Morning: 8:50-11:20 a.m.
- Afternoon: 12:45-3:15 p.m.
Wednesdays (1.5 hours per day)
- Morning: 8:50-10:05 a.m.
- Afternoon 12:45-2 p.m.
High School Credit: Classes work best in 11th and 12th grader’s schedules. The Seattle Skills Center programs are 1.5 credits per semester, full year programs (3.0 credits). Many classes offer the opportunity to earn dual credit for college.
- Only students in Seattle Public Schools District can enroll in Seattle Skills Center courses.
- For school year courses, students must be high school students.
- Students should apply only for one course, unless school counselors indicate otherwise
Registration Priority: To help ensure that 12th grade students have access to a Skills Center program before they leave high school, the Seattle Skills Center gives 11th grade students applying for Skills Center classes priority placement until March 1, at which point we will begin placing all other applicants into classes on a first come, first served basis.
Skills Center classes are open to all students, regardless of home high school. Students whose home high school is more than 2 miles away from their Skills Center high school may request transportation while submitting their application.
Read more about our school year courses below!
Application 2023-24 School Year
2023-2024 School Year Applications are now open! Apply by clicking the button below. Have any questions? Contact us at email@example.com.