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Katy ISD’s Miller Career Center to Host Two Open Houses Ahead of Enrollment


January 9, 2024

By Natalie Cook Clark


Katy students have the opportunity to get hands-on experiences in a wide range of career services at the Miller Career Center. Two upcoming open houses give prospective students and parents the opportunity to learn about programs ahead of the application deadline.

Photos courtesy of Katy ISD


The two open houses offer opportunities for current high school and junior high students to explore the opportunities offered at Katy ISD’s Miller Career & Technology Center (MCTC).  

Over 30 Courses Across Various Industries

“I am thrilled to extend a warm invitation to all Katy ISD students and families to our upcoming Preview Night events. The growing enthusiasm for CTE is truly inspiring, and at MCTC, our innovative courses, led by highly experienced teachers, provide invaluable opportunities for students to explore diverse career paths,” says Kelley Kirila, Principal at MCTC.   


In the upcoming 2024-25 school year, MCTC is set to offer an extensive selection of over 30 courses, spanning across various industries such as business and industry, public service, and Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM). These courses aim to empower students with the skills and knowledge necessary to navigate the evolving landscape of the professional world. 


Enrollment for these programs is set to open on Wednesday, January 17, and will close on Friday, March 1. This timeframe allows prospective students and their families ample opportunity to carefully consider and select from the myriad of offerings that align with their academic and career aspirations. 


MCTC offers specialized Career and Technical Education courses not available at our Katy ISD high school campuses. The MCTC’s mission is to develop college and career-ready students through engaging real-world experiences.  


Why Junior High Students Should Consider Future Course Opportunities Now

“We encourage students to begin exploring course opportunities in junior high, so they are more prepared as 8th graders to select an endorsement for high school,” says Kirila. “Additionally, certain upper-level courses require students complete prerequisite courses beforehand in 9th and 10th grade.”

Two preview nights are available for students and their parents at MTCT (1734 Katyland Drive)


Preview Night for Grades 9-11 

Wednesday, January 17, 2024 

6 – 7:30 p.m. 


Preview Night for Grades 6-8 

Monday, January 29, 2024 

6 – 7:30 p.m. 


Students Still Keep Home Campus

The programs at Miller Career Center are available for juniors and seniors. Interested students apply during their sophomore year; there is a 90% or greater acceptance rate for those who apply. Once enrolled, the students still keep their home campus, but travel to Miller for two periods. There are morning and afternoon sessions, with lunch periods remaining at the students' home campus.

Participating students still can participate in extracurriculars at home campuses such as football, band, drill team and more.

Many Programs Offer Community Opportunities

Community members should also know that many student programs at MCTC offer benefits and services to the community as students get hands-on and real-world experiences. Katy residents can find affordable services and contribute to helping students learn.


Learn More About MCTC

Learn more about opportunities and programs at Katy ISD’s Miller Career and Technology Center at their website.




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