North Mecklenburg High School offers students comprehensive programs of study that align with business and industry needs and enhance their 21st century leadership skills. These programs are designed to intentionally cultivate and nurture the entrepreneurial spirit in students by providing the skills necessary to successfully compete for and create jobs in the evolving and future workplace. Students can prepare for a wide range of business related career pathways, including finance, marketing and hospitality and business services, like cosmetology. By encouraging an entrepreneurial mindset, students will succeed whether they pursue higher education, enter the workforce, or become entrepreneurs.
- Automotive Systems Technology prepares students to work at the entry level in a dealership or automotive repair facility. Upon completion, students should be able to perform complete and thorough North Carolina State Safety and Emissions Inspections.
- The Cosmetology Apprentice Program is licensed by and follows the regulations of the North Carolina Board of Cosmetic Arts Examiners. Cosmetology students can earn up to 1200 hours of instruction in theory and practice application.
- Culinary Arts students receive hands on training in a fully equipped kitchen in a program that articulates both public and private post-secondary arts programs.
Automotive: Automotive Systems Technology is preparing students to work at the entry level in a dealership or automotive repair facility. This pathway will take the student from very rudimentary safety practices and tool identification to performing basic service and repair of steering and suspension components, and, diagnosis and repair of various braking systems. Electrical theory, wiring diagrams, circuit testing and troubleshooting of the vehicle’s charging and starting system are also covered in this course. Upon completion, students should be able to perform complete and thorough North Carolina State Safety and Emissions Inspections.
Culinary: The Culinary Program is a career focused program that provides students a balance of classroom study and hands on learning to prepare for employment or entrepreneurial opportunities in the field of Culinary Arts. A complement to the high school curriculum, the program is designed to carry a student through four years of hospitality influenced curriculum providing the student with a solid foundation of food production, management, hospitality service and guest relations. Upon completion, students will be prepared to enter two and four-year programs of study in culinary arts, hospitality and tourism, and business.
Cosmetology: The Cosmetology Apprentice Program provides students a balance of classroom study and application experience to prepare for employment or entrepreneurial opportunities in the field of Cosmetology. The program consists of two courses, Cosmetology I and Cosmetology II. In Cosmetology I, students are introduced to employment and career opportunities and begin learning developmental skills such as manicure and pedicure techniques, basic hair styling, and an introduction to chemical restructuring and hair color. Cosmetology II students learn and practice advanced techniques on live models, such as facials and advanced hair styling. The apprentice program provides students the opportunity to earn up to 1200 hours of instruction (of the 1500 hours required for State Board licensure) in theory and practical application. The Cosmetology Program is licensed by and follows the regulations of the North Carolina Board of Cosmetic Arts Examiners.