Career and Technical Education

Huron Area Technical Center

1160 S. Van Dyke
Bad Axe, MI  48413
(989) 269-9284
(989) 269-2844 fax

Principal:  Lane Walker (989) 269-3437
Assistant Principal:  Theresa Hessling (989) 269-3442

The Huron Intermediate School District provides Career/Technical education (CTE) opportunities for Bad Axe, Caseville, Harbor Beach, E.P.B.P. Laker, North Huron, Owendale-Gagetown, and Ubly School Districts. At the Huron Area Technical Center, residents of these districts can participate in Career/Technical programs and explore activities in preparation for employment or post-secondary education.


There are 12 CTE programs and 1 Dual Enrollment program housed at the Huron Area Technical Center. Click on the appropriate program links below to see a printable program brochure as well as the course syllabus for each program:

2020-2021 Enrollment Form

HATC Recruitment Video

Inquiries regarding Career/Technical Education can be directed to Lane Walker, Director of Career/Technical Education and HATC Principal, or phone 989-269-3437.

All career technical education programs follow the district’s policies of nondiscrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, gender, age, disability, height, weight, or marital status in its programs, activities and employment. In addition, arrangements can be made to ensure that the lack of English language skills is not a barrier to admission or participation.  Inquiries regarding nondiscrimination policies should be directed to Joseph Murphy, Superintendent, or phone 989-269-6406.

Mission Statement

The Huron Area Technical Center accepts the challenge to provide each individual and business with access to career and technical education which meets the changing needs of our global society.  We expect all learners to strive toward their highest potential and to become lifelong learners, thereby improving quality of life.

Articulation Credit

Here's how you can earn college credit:

High School and Adult students attending the Huron Area Technical Center can get help achieving their employment goals by earning college credit through "articulation." 

  • Each Career-Technical Education (CTE) program at HATC has "articulation agreements" with technical schools, community colleges, or universities in fields of study related to the CTE program.
  • Some agreements call for the student to be able to pass a competency test to earn articulated credit, others require completion of a number of college credits before the articulated credit is awarded, some have no requirement, and award the college credit on the approval of the CTE program instructor.
  • For more information on "articulation" see the CTE program instructor or stop in to the main office.
Core Performance Indicators
Federal Carl D. Perkins legislation requires all Career and Technical Education programs monitor student and program performance.  Each Career and Technical Education program has core performance measures in each of the following areas: 

Academic Achievement
Technical Achievement
High School Completion
Non-Traditional Enrollment
Non-Traditional Completion. 
View the Core performance indicator information below available for the Huron Area Technical Center which is found in Region 11, CEPD 25.

If you have any questions or need assistance locating appropriate Core Performance data, contact Lane Walker, CTE Director at 989-269-9284.