Francis L. Cardozo Education Campus

Principal: Arthur Mola

CTE Programming Offered:
Students at Francis L. Cardozo Education Campus have the option to join one of six CTE pathways. In addition to project-based learning coursework and the opportunity to earn industry-recognized certifications, Cardozo Academy students will hear from guest speakers, participate in field trips to industry sites, and complete paid internships.

Computer & Information Technology (Computer Maintenance Technician)
Students in the Computer Maintenance pathway will develop skills in problem solving, research, and design while learning to develop technical solutions in a multitude of platforms and programming languages. The pathway will prepare them for careers in the following areas: programming, database administration, web design and administration, digital networks, and other areas in the expanding digital workplace.

Internship Opportunities: WMATA, District Dept. of Transportation, iStrategy Labs
Certifications: CompTIA IT Fundamentals+, CompTIA A+

Computer Science
Computer Science prepares students for career opportunities in an expanding computer science and digital workplace. Students will learn a diverse set of computational thinking concepts, fundamentals, and tools, allowing them to gain understanding and build confidence.

Internship Opportunities: WMATA, District Dept. of Transportation, iStrategy Labs

Culinary Arts
The Culinary Arts pathway emphasizes the principles of planning, organizing, staffing, directing, and controlling the management of a variety of food service operations. The pathway features a blended coverage of culinary arts and management topics designed to build well-rounded skills for the workplace.

Certifications: National Restaurant Association ServSafe Manager, National Restaurant Association ManageFirst Professional® (MFP), and Prostart Level I and II

Engineering & Electro-Mechanical
Engineering & Electro-Mechanical answers an acute need for engineers in the US by educating high school students in the principles of engineering and providing exciting learning in the fields of electronics, aerospace, civil engineering, and architecture. The Project Lead the Way curriculum provides opportunities to apply science, technology, engineering, and math through project-based, hands-on courses.

Internship Opportunities: Pepco, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Certifications: Autodesk Certified Professional (ACP) in AutoCAD

Graphic Design & Illustration
The Graphic Design CTE pathway allows students to develop skills in problem solving, research, and design while learning to develop technical solutions in well-paid careers. Students are prepared for careers in programming, database administration, digital networks, animation, and web design.

Certifications: Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) – Illustrator, Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) – InDesign, and Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) – Photoshop

Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (JROTC)
JROTC provides student the motivation and skills to think critically and creatively, communicate effectively, work as a team member, graduate from high school, pursue meaningful careers especially in the areas of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), and become successful citizens. As a JROTC Cadet, students embark on one of the most interesting and valuable educational experiences of their high school career. The program provides students with tools and skills they need to succeed in high school and in life after high school.

CTE Programs of Study

Point of Contact

Cheryl Rodgers
Director, TransSTEM Academy

Kirk Innis
Teacher, JROTC

Alaina Monsey
Teacher, Engineering

Aris Pangilinan
Teacher, Computer Science

Jaylyn Parker
Teacher, Finance

Terrance Richards
Teacher, Engineering/Computer Maintenance