Breithaupt Career and Technical Center

9300 Hubbell Street, Detroit MI, 48228-2325

Phone: (313) 866-9550 • Fax: (313) 866-9605

Principal: Dr. Vernon Harlan

About Us

Breithaupt Career and Technical Center is known for its renowned Culinary Program. We provide students in grades 10-12 with a curriculum that combines integrated academic and technical content and strong employability skills. Students receive work-based learning opportunities that will enable them to connect what they are learning to real-life career scenarios and choices.


Breithaupt Career and Technical Center enrolls high school students in grades 10 through 12; from Detroit Public Schools, charter Schools, surrounding districts and students who are home-taught. *Please contact us via email or at (313) 866-9550 for additional information.


The Mission of Breithaupt Career and Technical Center is to prepare students for a world-class workforce through skilled training. By incorporating employ-ability and leadership skills, business and industry relationships and collegiate exposure students will become  a well developed employable citizen.


The vision of Breithaupt Career and Technical Center is to become the premier Career and Technical teaching institution that prepares employable, career and college ready students for post secondary opportunities and viable careers.


Automotive Collision Repair – Students learn to repair and/or restore automobiles and truck bodies; weld broken frame parts, replace damaged or missing vehicle body parts; estimate cost of repairs; prep and paint repaired vehicle body surfaces.

Automotive Services Technician – With an emphasis on professional service and diagnostic procedures, students will learn the operation of automotive systems and will perform skill exercises in: (1) Engine Performance, (2) Brakes (3) Steering and Suspension (4) Electrical/Electronic System relative to automotive services. The Automotive Services Technician Program develops technical skills necessary to maintain one’s personal automobile and seek professional mechanic certification.

School of Cosmetology – Students enrolled in the Cosmetology program are educated in the science and art of beauty culture. Students learn practical techniques and manipulative skills utilized in the care and styling of hair. Students are expected to earn 500 clock hours each year of the three year program and upon attainment of the 1500 hours, participate in the State of Michigan Licensing Examination for Cosmetologist.

Manicuring- 1 year program – (10-12th Graders only!) Students enrolled in this one year course, will learn the art and science of hands and feet. Core skills include: entrepreneurship, salon ecology, mechanical/electrical safety, salon management, ethics, occupational safety and health administration, anatomy/physiology with basic and advanced nail care techniques. At completion of this comprehensive 400 hour course, students will have the knowledge and ability to take the Manicuring Licensure Examination.

Hospitality, Tourism & Culinary Services – (Hospitality and Food Services; Travel & Tourism; Baking and Pastry; Meat Cutting) Students learn basic and advance principles of food preparation and services practiced in the hospitality industry. Students perform job related tasks found in typical commercial dining establishments; dining room services; pantry shops (cold foods); and restaurant style food preparations; as well as the art of preparing food, proportionally suited to serve quantities specific to special occasions, catering and gourmet services are taught.

Students also, receive instruction in computer applications relative to food industries. Students learn skills for exciting career opportunities within the travel, tourism and hospitality industries, including airlines, cruise lines, tours operators, wholesalers, charter operations, hotel representatives, car rental agencies, tourist offices, as well as meeting, event and convention planning companies and travel agencies.

Students learn practical baking operations associated with the preparation of breads, cakes, pies, pastries and other bakery products for retail distribution, for consumption in a commercial food service establishment or for special functions. Instruction includes making, freezing and handling of baked products, decorating, counter display, and packaging of merchandise.

Students learn to process, package, display, and sell retail and restaurant cuts of meat. Students are taught the art of Customer Service through the operations and management of the various shops which comprise our Culinary Department. Students also learn marketing and entrepreneurial skills as they serve the public.

Welding and Cutting – Students learn major welding and cutting processes, those utilized in industrial welding industries, such as oxy-acetylene welding and brazing, shielded metal arc welding, gas metal arc welding, and tungsten arc welding. The students design, lay out, cut and fabricate metals in the production of various projects such as free standing basketball reams, decorative yard furniture, fencing, and barbeque pits. Students are privy to National Welding Certifications, as well.

Our staff

Breithaupt Career and Technical Center Staff encourages all successful program completers to participate in state and national certification examinations relative to their chosen program. Students are also encouraged to continue their education at accredited post secondary institutions and/or the military.

100 percent of the instructional staff are vocationally certified and rated highly qualified in their area of expertise.

Additional Student Service Offerings

  • Career Counseling Services
  • Academic Integration Specialists (ELA & Math)
  • Employability & Life Skill In-service Sessions
  • Conflict Resolution Student Sessions
  • Individualized & Group Tutorial Services
  • Computer Resource Labs
  • Workforce Readiness Professional Development
  • Work-based Learning Experiences

Program Advisory Committees comprised of business and industry, community and parent partners. Committees members review curricula, discuss new and innovative techniques and trends currently utilized in industry. Meetings convene at least twice yearly.


Detroit Public Schools Transportation provides bus service to and from the center and the students’ high school.

Dress Code

All students are required to follow Detroit Public Schools’ dress code policy.


Breithaupt Career and Technical Center Students participate in competitive events orchestrated by various student organizations, specifically SkillsUSA; Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA); American Welding Society (AWS); Michigan Industrial & Technology Education Society (MITES). Our students are bestowed awards varying from metals to tools and equipment to scholarships.

Annual Events

Breithaupt’s Grand Opening Buffet, Student Orientation, Parent Orientation, Bi-monthly Theme Buffets, Cinco De Mayo Activity, National Technical Honor Society Induction Ceremony, Workforce Readiness Professional Development, Alumni Dedication Day. Employer Appreciation, Administrative Assistant’s Appreciation Luncheon, Counselors Camp; Administrators Articulation Luncheon, College Articulation and Financial Assistance Day, Open House Activity, Teacher Cadet Capstone Experience, Workforce Readiness Capstone Activity. Student Awards Ceremony, Senior and Completer Recognition Ceremony Bus Drivers Breakfast, Black History Month Activities, Annual Recognition of Volunteers/Partners

Breithaupt Buffet Schedule


The belief at Breithaupt Career and Technical Center is that all students can and will learn through the integration of rigorous and relevant academic and technology driven instruction.


We invoke the philosophy that excuses will not suffice because failure is not an option, achievement and stellar performance is always the priority; all students will learn.

Bell Schedule

Morning Afternoon Half Day
8:00 AM 3:20 PM 11:15 AM