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

Student Services: Sandi Smith

Career Readiness: Jeremy Warner

We serve the local schools in Huron County!

The Huron Intermediate School District provides Career/Technical education (CTE) opportunities for the following districts:

  • Ascent
  • Bad Axe
  • Caseville
  • Harbor Beach
  • E.P.B.P. Lakers
  • North Huron
  • Owendale-Gagetown
  • 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.

Meet our Staff! See our programs!

 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.

HATC Video

There are 13 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:

Our CTE Programs:
Automotive Technology
CAD:  Computer Aided Drafting (Architectural & Mechanical)
Careers in Education
Construction/Building Technology

Electrical Technology
Health Sciences
Hospitality/Food Service
Law Enforcement/Public Safety

Power Technology
Visual Communications

Our Dual Enrollment Cohort:

Dual Enrollment

Career & College Readiness:

Every student at the HATC will also take part in our Career and College Readiness program as part of their chosen CTE program. Here, they learn soft skills that will prepare them for both career and college.


HATC Enrollment Form

HATC Certifications

Here's how you can earn college credit:

High School and Adult students attending the Huron Area Technical Center can earn college credit from their CTE program through articulation.  See our Current Articulation Agreements here.

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 Dr. Nancy Lubeski, Superintendent, or phone 989-269-6406.

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.