The Central Technical Education Center, located in Paramus, provides vocational-technical courses for job-oriented students in their sophomore, junior and senior years. Students attend their academic classes at Dumont High School and are transported to the satellite school for their technical courses. They receive fifteen credits for the vocational program.
Courses include auto body, auto mechanics, beauty culture, data processing, card entry, electronics, small engine repair, horticulture, health occupations, commercial art and masonry. The first year at the school is exploratory and provides the opportunity to “try out” several courses before specialization in the last two years.
Students who wish to apply for the school should consult with their guidance counselors during their freshman year. During the freshman year, the student must complete at least 30 credits and have a good attendance and discipline record. While they are enrolled at the satellite school, they must continue to do satisfactory academic work and continue to maintain good attendance and discipline at Dumont.
The bus for the Morning program leaves promptly at 7:15 a.m. and at 11:25 a.m. for the Afternoon program. Students are picked up at Veterans Plaza and Dixon Avenue.