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At Hickory Career & Arts Magnet High School (HCAM), we are proud to offer a diverse range of academies designed to ignite the passions and aspirations of our students. Our academies provide specialized instruction, hands-on experiences, and industry-relevant skills to prepare students for success in their chosen fields. Explore the exciting academies available at HCAM

Computer Programming Academy:

  • Dive into the world of technology and computer science.
  • Learn programming languages, software development, and problem-solving skills.
  • Explore innovative technologies and prepare for careers in software engineering, app development, and IT.

Criminal Justice Academy:

  • Gain insight into the criminal justice system and law enforcement practices.
  • Study criminal law, crime scene investigation, and forensic science.
  • Prepare for careers in law enforcement, legal studies, criminal justice administration, and public safety.

Culinary Arts Academy:

  • Discover the art and science of culinary techniques and gastronomy.
  • Learn about food preparation, nutrition, and kitchen management.
  • Develop culinary skills and explore career opportunities in the hospitality industry, culinary arts, and food service management.

Graphics & Photography Academy:

  • Unleash your creativity through graphic design, digital art, and photography.
  • Master design software, composition techniques, and visual storytelling.
  • Prepare for careers in graphic design, advertising, photography, multimedia production, and visual arts.

Health Sciences Academy:

  • Explore the fascinating world of healthcare and medical sciences.
  • Study anatomy, physiology, medical terminology, and patient care.
  • Prepare for careers in medicine, nursing, allied health professions, medical research, and healthcare administration.

Performing Arts Academy:

  • Take center stage and express yourself through music, theater, and dance.
  • Receive training in vocal and instrumental performance, acting, and dance techniques.
  • Showcase your talents through performances, productions, and artistic collaborations.

Visual Arts Academy:

  • Channel your creativity and artistic vision through various mediums.
  • Explore drawing, painting, sculpture, and mixed media techniques.
  • Develop your artistic skills and pursue careers in fine arts, illustration, graphic design, and art education.

At HCAM, we believe in empowering students to pursue their passions, explore their interests, and excel in their chosen fields. Our academies provide a supportive learning environment where every student can thrive and succeed.

Join us at Hickory Career & Arts Magnet High School, where your journey to a fulfilling and rewarding future begins!