GJHS Vocational Programming

The Greater Johnstown High School is proud to offer 12 Programs of Studies / CIP coded programs to students in grades 9-12.  These programs are approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education and the Bureau of Career and Technical Education and are specifically designed to prepare students to meet the workforce demands of the 21st Century.  

All 12 programs are competency based with specific learning targets and tasks identified by the Pennsylvania Department of Education.  Instructors work closely with each student as they progress through the program, providing specific, meaningful feedback that guides the students through the planned coursework.  GJHS believes that students enrolled in the various vocational programs will acquire a solid, rigorous academic experience that prepares them post-secondary education and/or the career workforce.  GJHS is committed to preparing students with the academic skills, technical skills, and college and career guidance needed to be successful in today’s global economy.

GJHS pathways provide for a seamless transition into the college or career workforce by creating a framework that permits students to gain valuable technical training, core academic preparation, and the opportunity to earn college credit through dual enrollment opportunities or articulation agreements while in high school. This is an investment in each student’s academic and economic future.    The purpose of the various pathways is to provide students with a wide range of options upon graduation that places each individual child in a position to be successful.  

Each one of the 12 programs is identified as a High Priority Occupation for the state of Pennsylvania.  GJHS works closely to monitor labor and market data to assure that the programming offered meets the needs of today’s economy and beyond.  

Benefits of Programs of Study:

  • Saving money on college tuition.
  • Saving time by shortening college attendance.
  • Getting on the right career pathway.
  • Entering the job market ready.
  • Getting an education.  
The Greater Johnstown School District is an equal opportunity education institution and employers of vocational cooperative education students will not be discriminated on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, handicap or age in its activities, programs or employment practices in accordance with federal and state statutes and regulations.  For more information regarding civil rights, grievance procedures, services, activities, and facilities that are accessible to and usable by handicapped persons, contact Michael Dadey, Title IX and Section 504 Coordinator at GJHS, 222 Central Ave Johnstown PA 15902, 814-533-5601 between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.
Nondiscrimination Statement
The Greater Johnstown School District does not discriminate in its educational programs, activities, or employment practices, based on race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, religion, ancestry, union membership, or any other legally protected category. Announcement of this policy is in accordance with State Law including the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act and with Federal law, including Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.