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EXAM SCHEDULE for Fall Semester
Tanya Topazio

It's that time of year already!  Exams begin in less than a month. 


AM CLASSES:  State Post Assessments will be Wednesday December 13th from 8:30am - 11:00am.

PM CLASSES:  State Post Assessments will be Thursday December 14th from 12:30pm - 3:00pm.


Teacher made exams will be administered in class on Monday December 11th or Tuesday December 12th.  Your teacher will advise you on the date/time if there is a teacher made exam for your course. 


Wednesday December 13th - Tuesday December 19th are regular school days. 



Tanya Topazio

On Saturday, September 23rd, 2023, EnergyUnited is hosting our 2nd annual Electric Vehicle Ride & Drive Event at the Career Academy and Technical School in Troutman, NC to celebrate National Drive Electric Week.

Driving Change: EnergyUnited's EV Event will feature various exhibitors (Centralina Clean Fuels Coalition, North Carolina Electric Membership Corporation, Plug In NC - just to name a few!), local food trucks (Waffle Chick and Chicas Ticas!), car dealerships with their EVs, local EV owners with their cars on display, ride & drives in electric vehicles on site and more!

At this event, plan to explore more about electric vehicles from experiencing various EVs in person to riding in or driving an EV yourself. We will also have people available to answer questions and help educate attendees on everything EV related. If you own an EV and would like to put it on display at the event, please register on our page so we can get a count beforehand.

Please reach out with any questions (! We hope to see you there!


For more information, please CLICK HERE

SkillsUSA State 2023
Tanya Topazio

Students in the Auto Tech, Collision and Repair, Diesel Technology,  Digital Media, Motorcycle Technology and Welding Departments represented CATS at the 2023 SkillsUSA State Conference at the Koury Convention Center and Greensboro Coliseum in Greensboro, NC on April 18-20, 2023.

Winners and categories are listed below: 


Digital Media:

  • Trinity Huntz took 1st place in the Adobe Visual Competition. (Although she won Gold in this event, she will not be attending the Nationals Competition, because it is not a SkillsUSA National Competition event)
  • Emily Tinder & Jonathan White placed 6th in Digital Cinema



  • 1st Place-Guadalupe Jacinto Calvario     
  • 2nd Place-Yasmin Benitez Perez (She will go  to Nationals as a model for Guadalupe)     
  • 3rd Place -Brianna La'shae Valencia     
  • 4th Place-Anguelica Rodriguez    
  • 5th Place-Eiby Santibanez Arroyo    



  • Noah Fox-1st Place-Automotive Service Technology     
  • Josh Suarez-4th Place Automotive Service Technology    
  • Emerson Lowrie-2nd Place Automotive Refinishing Technology    
  • Jeremy Dalton-5th Place Automotive Refinishing Technology    
  • Wyatt Donahue-5th Place Collision Repair Technology    
  • Skylar Poore-1st Place-Motorcycle Service Technology    
  • Colby Zeigler-2nd Place-Motorcycle Service Technology    
  • Flor Rivera-1st Place Collision Damage Appraisal


Welding Sculpture:

  • 4th Place - Stephanie

Congratulations to all our students and instructors. Great Job.  The National Competition will be June 19-24, 2023 in Atlanta, Georgia. 





SkillsUSA Regional 2023
Tanya Topazio

The Career Academy & Technical School took 44 students to our regional SkillsUSA rally this February.  Students competed in several categories: Adobe Visual Design, Adobe Video Design, Automotive Service Technology, Automotive Refinishing Technology, Automotive Tool ID, Collision Repair Technology, Motorcycle Repair Technology, Diesel Equipment Technology, Manicuring, Masonry and Welding Sculpture. 

The students were incredible and took home many awards.  Congratulations to:


Josh Suarez                 1st Place  Automotive Service Technology

Jackson Redmond        1st Place Collision Repair Technology

Nicolas Fox                   1st Place Automotive Beginner

Trinity Huntz                  1st Place Adobe Visual Design

Emily Tinder                  1st Place Adobe Video Design

Guadalupe Jacinto        1st Place Manicuring

Emerson Lowrie            2nd Place Automotive Refinishing Technology

Brianna Valencia           2nd Place Manicuring

Colby Ziegler                 3rd Place Motorcycle Repair Technology

Nicholas Goss               3rd Place Diesel Equipment Technology

Wyatt Donahue             3rd Place Collision Repair Technology

Jonathan White             3rd Place Adobe Video Design

Yasmine Benitez           3rd Place Manicuring

Stephanie Steelman     3rd Place Welding Sculpture

Noah Fox                      4th Place  Automotive Service Technology

Makayla Kono               4th Place Automotive Refinishing Technology

Jeremy Dalton               4th Place Collision Repair Technology

Skylar Poore                  4th Place Motorcycle Repair Technology

Eiby Arroyo                    4th Place Manicuring

Gregory Donahue         5th Place Automotive Tool ID

James Williams             5th Place Motorcycle Repair Technology

Jacob Birch                    5th Place Diesel Equipment Technology

Angelica Rodriguez       5th Place Manicuring

Bradley Henry               10th Place Masonry

Emma Hutchens           12th Place Masonry




SkillsUSA Regional 2023


CATS Open House Dates were cancelled due to COVID 19.




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