Welcome to the
Dover Career and Technical Education


Since, 2012-13 School year, Dover Area High School has offered Department of Education Bureau of Career & Technical Education approved programs.   Dover Area High School is unique to any other district in York County that DAHS offers these CTE programs through career paths by scheduling student elective credits to create the approved programs pathways. These programs prepare DAHS students for post-secondary education, Military Services, and employment within their chosen field of interest. Student training focuses on career and technical skills with an emphasis on education and training beyond high school. This combination is necessary to develop a skilled and knowledgeable workforce to meet the needs of employers now and in the future.  Students who enroll in a career and technical education program complete workforce development training. Students can acquire college credits through state and local articulation agreements with post-secondary institutions, earn industry certifications, and participate in work-based learning experiences. 

The Dover Area School District is an equal opportunity institution.  It will not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability in admission to its programs, services, or activities, in access to them, in the treatment of individuals, or any aspect of its operations, including its employment practices, as required by Title VI, Title IX, and Section 504. The lack of English skills shall not be a barrier to admission or participation in the district's activities and programs. The district offers CTE programs in Business, STEM, Visual Communications, and Agriculture. For information regarding civil rights or grievance procedure, contact Dr. Troy Wiesting, Title IX Coordinator, twiestling@doversd.org or 717-292-8066. For information regarding Section 504, contact Mrs. Katherine Guyer, Director of Exceptional Children, kguyer@doversd.org, or 717-292-3671.

We look forward to partnering with you as you explore and prepare for your future career goals!

Charles J. Benton
Dover CTE Director
717-292-3671 Ext. 10104

To apply for one of our incredible programs, please External Linkclick here


Each CTE program has a Career Technical Student Organization (CTSO) for students to participate in.

Dover Area High School CTSO has three different organizations for students to get involved.


DECA - Marketing, Accounting Tech. & Business Office Management programs

Current Officers for the 2021-2022 School Year

President- Hailie Miller

VP of Leadership- Madalyn Smyser

VP of Career Development & Finance- Kaden Geiger

VP of Marketing- Destiny Ford

VP of Hospitality- Mackenzie DeGroft

The Red Zone School Store Co-Managers:  Destiny Ford, Ryan Floyd, & Jaeger James

Advisors:  Loni Kress, Stacie Gross, & Keri Blymire


FFA - Ag Mechanics, Horticulture & Ag General programs

Current Officers for the 2021-2022 School Year

President-Amelia Wilt

Vice President-Grace Benton

Secretary-Lindsay Knaub

Treasurer-Faith Sterner

Reporter-Samantha Perkins

Sentinel-John Kroft

Student Advisor-Brianna Grim

Advisors: Mrs. Barzydlo, Mr. Bowen, & Ms. Marsh


SkillsUSA - Commercial & Advertising Art, Engineering Technology, & Computer Technology Programs

Current Officers for the 2021-2022 School Year

President - Christian Paules

Vice Pres./Public Relations –  Dan Perkins

Secretary- Brianna Donat

Treasurer- Mason Leiphart

Historian- Lexi Wells

Broadcast team

Pres. Kyle Miller

Vice Pres/Public relations – Pheonix Calhoun

Sec. Brianna Donat

Advisors:  Mr. T. Smith, Mr. N. Smith & Mr. Weichert

Provide students with knowledge, experience, and decision making skills to enhance their college and career readiness.

"Making education Real" 

Welcome to the Dover Area High School Career Technical Education! These Pathways will enhance the opportunities currently available here and prepare our students for the highly technical 21st century workplace.

Dover Area High School CTE program provides opportunities to complete course work in a variety of areas, including Business (Accounting Technology, Marketing, and Office Business Management), STEM (Engineering Technology, and Computer Technology), Visual Communications (Commercial & Advertising Art), and Agriculture (Agriculture Mechanics [general trades career skill sets], Horticulture and Agriculture General [animal science and production farm focus]).

Programs in each Pathway are called Program of Study and are categorized by CIP (Classification of Instructional Programs) Codes. The purpose of the Classification of Instructional Programs is to provide a system that supports accurate tracking, assessment, and reporting of programs of study and program completions activity. CIP was developed by the U.S. Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) in 1980.

*Click on Program Name to view classes in each program. 

*Click on the CIP Code to view program description by PA Dept of Education

Business Programs

Accounting Technology
CIP Code 52.0302 
Task List- Skills Students will obtain

Business Office Management
CIP Code 52.0401
Task List- Skills Students will obtain

CIP Code 52.1801
Task List- Skills Students will obtain


Diversified Occupations
CIP Code 32.0105


Audio/Visual Communications

Commercial/Advertising Art
CIP Code 50.0402
Task List- Skills Students will obtain


Agriculture Programs

Agriculture General
CIP Code 01.0000
Task List- Skills Students will obtain

CIP Code 01.0601
Task List- Skills Students will obtain

AG Mechanics
CIP Code 1.0201
Task List- Skills Students will obtain



Computer Technology
CIP Code 15.1202
Task List- Skills Students will obtain


Engineering Technology
CIP Code 15.9999
Task List- Skills Students will obtain


Please review course description in the High School Course Selection Guide.

Career Information Link

Pathway to Prosperity - One stop shop for employment and training opportunities in York County, created by York County Economic Alliance


My Next Move - U.S. Dept. of Labor & Industry website for career awareness and projections. 


Living Wage Data - Website to help students to calculate what earnings are needed to create a life style while living in York County.


York County Alliance for Learning (YCAL) - Career Exploration Programs for students (one day occupation shadowing opportunities) 


Post-Secondary Credits

College Transfer - Find each program state articulations for post-secondary credits 


Penn College Dual Enrollment - College in the High School post-secondary credits 


PLTW- Engineering Credits/Scholarships: Student who take a Project Lead The Way (PLTW) course have exclusive access to a variety of recognition opportunities including scholarships, preferred admission at colleges and universities, internships, industry connections, and other avenues to highlight their achievements.

Scholarship Opportunities:

Greater Dover Area Dollars for Scholars- Scholarships specifically for trade schools. 

Dover CTE Partners

First Capital Federal Credit Union, Dover Township, Dover Borough, YCEA, YCAL, South-Central Junior Achievement, TAM Systems, WEIR American Hydro, SC PAWorks, DeRock Electric, Kinseley Education Center, Quigly Motors, Bob's Outdoor Power Equipment, Heritage Lawn & Landscape Care, Hively Landscapes, HACC, Penn HighLand CC, Harrisburg University, Delaware Valley College, Penn College Dual Enrollment