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Career & Technical Education Programs

Career & Technical Education Programs

 "Career and Technical Education" (CTE) is an educational program for middle school and high school students. At the high school level, CTE students can take a sequence of courses directly related to their preparation for further education and training within a career pathway. CTE programs include competency-based, hands-on learning that contributes to an individual's application of academic knowledge, higher-order reasoning and problem-solving skills, employability and work-related skills, and occupationally specific skills necessary for economic independence as a productive and contributing member of society. Through CTE programs, students receive training for employment in a high-skill, high wage job. CTE students are encouraged to pursue post secondary education/ training with focus in their chosen career pathway.

CTE Program Areas
  • Agricultural Science and Technology Education (food, fiber, and animal production and agribusiness)
  • Business Education (accounting, business administration, management, information technology, and entrepreneurship)
  • Family and Consumer Sciences Education (teaching & training, child development, human growth & development, and life management skills)
  • Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security (principals of law, law enforcement).
  • Health Science (principals of health, medical terminology, anatomy & physiology, EMT)

Career Clusters
  • Agriculture, Food, & Natural Resources
  • Business, Management & Administration
  • Manufacturing
  • Information Technology
  • Finance
  • Health Science
  • Education & Training
  • Law, Public Safety
  • Arts, AV Technology & Communications