Student Organizations

OSTC provides many exciting for students to become involved in campus life. 

American Welding Society

The American Welding Society recognizes that students are the future of the welding industry. That is why they invite students, wanting to expand their welding knowledge and take a more active role in their careers, to get more involved with welding. Active participation in an AWS Student Chapter provides the knowledge, experience and networking needed to begin a successful career. Through Student Chapter participation, you can learn and sharpen the skills needed for a successful career in the welding industry. Involvement in a Student Chapter will also provide you with networking opportunities. Meet other welding students and professionals at Chapter meetings, local AWS Section meetings, and the FABTECH International & AWS Welding Show.

Business Professional of America

Business Professional of America is a national career and technical student organization.  Business Professionals of America seeks to contribute to the preparation of a world-class workforce through the advancement of leadership, citizenship, academic, and technological skills.  The organization serves students who are enrolled in business education. 


DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality, and management in high schools and colleges around the globe.

FIRST Robotics Competition

First Robotics Competition combines the excitement of sports with the rigors of science and technology.  Teams of students raise funds, design a bran, hone teamwork skills, and build and program robots to perform prescribed tasks against a field of competitors.


HOSA develops leadership and technical skill competencies through a program of motivation, awareness, and recognition.  HOSA seeks to enhance the delivery of compassionate, quality healthcare by providing opportunities for knowledge, skill, and leadership development of all health science education students. 

Michigan Industrial and Technology Education Society

MITES students and teachers demonstrate that Industry and Technology are alive and well in the state of Michigan. MITES works to bridge industry's need for qualified, skilled workers and hard-working, career minded students that would fulfill that need.

Micro-Electric Vehicle Competition

Teams design and build a miniature electric vehicle powered by one AA dry cell battery.  Vehicles compete by racing up inclines while pulling weighted trailers.

National FFA Organization

National FFA Organization believes in the future of agriculture and seeks to make a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for leadership, personal growth, career success and education. FFA is not just for students who want to be production farmers; FFA also welcomes members who aspire to careers as teachers, doctors, scientists, business owners and more. The name of the organization was updated in 1988 after a vote of national convention delegates to reflect the growing diversity and new opportunities in the industry of agriculture.

National Technical Honor Society

National Technical Honor Society is America's highest award of excellence for career and technical education.  Students are nominated by their Career Technical Education instructors based on achievement and leadership skills.  Nominations occur in January and February.

Oakland County Competitive Robotics Association (OCCRA)

OCCRA is a local association formed to increase the number of students involved in competitive robotics.  This is a full contact robotics competition, where students  control 120 pound robogladiators. OCCRA requires the entire robot be student-designed and built. 


ProStart Gives you the exciting opportunity to learn  about the art of cooking and managing restaurants by training with professional chefs.  ProStart also provides opportunities to earn college credit and make money while you're in high school. 


SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers, and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. SkillsUSA helps students excel by providing educational programs, events, and competitions that support Career and Technical Education in the nation's classrooms.

VEX Robotics

The VEX robotics Competition challenges teams of students with designing and building a robot to play against other teams in a game-based engineering challenge.  Classroom STEM concepts are put to the test on the playing field as students learn lifelong skills in teamwork, leadership, communications, and more.