The Career and Technical Education (CTE) Pathway leads to a certificate or diploma aligned with a high school Career Cluster. It is designed for high school students who want to work toward the completion of a credential before graduating from high school.
Agricultural Education is a systematic program of instruction available to students desiring to learn about the science, business and technology of plant and animal production and/or about the environmental and natural resources systems.
Agricultural Education prepares students for successful careers and a lifetime of informed choices in the global agriculture, food, fiber and natural resources systems. Agricultural Education prepares students for more than 300 careers in the agricultural industry including production, financing, processing, marketing and distribution of agricultural products. Agricultural Education develops leaders for the vast network of supporting careers that provide the supplies, services, management and conservation of our natural resource systems.
Business, Finance and Information Technology Education is a broad, comprehensive curriculum at the middle and high school levels that provides students with meaningful instruction for and about business. Instruction in Business, Finance and Information Technology Education encompasses business skills and techniques, an understanding of basic economics, and business attitudes essential to participate in the multinational marketplace as productive workers and consumers.
Business, Finance and Information Technology Education plays a major role in preparing a competent, business-literate, and skilled workforce. This program area is designed to integrate business and information technology skills into the middle and high school curriculum. Therefore, a Business, Finance and Information Technology Education course should be part of the curriculum for every student. Business, Finance and Information Technology Education has relevance and helps young adults manage their own financial affairs and make intelligent consumer and business-related choices.
Family and Consumer Sciences (FACS) Education empowers individuals to manage the challenges of living and working in a diverse global society. Students develop human literacy as they master a complex set of essential skills and knowledge needed to achieve quality of life. They gain career preparedness as they acquire readiness to participate in a rapidly changing workforce and global economy.
Family and Consumer Sciences students prepare for family life, work life, and careers in eight core areas:
- Consumer Education and Resource Management
- Early Childhood Education and Services
- Family and Interpersonal Relationships
- Food Production and Services
- Foods, Nutrition and Wellness
- Housing, Interiors and Design
- Parenting Education and Human Development
- Textiles, Apparel and Fashion
The comprehensive Health Science Education program seeks to meet present and predicted needs for health care workers within a health care delivery system that is characterized by diversity and changing technologies. It is a program that recruits qualified and motivated students and prepares them for pursuit of appropriate health careers.
Based on natural and social sciences, the humanities, and a researched body of knowledge, the curriculum is designed to offer a foundation of knowledge and skills necessary to health career preparation. Curriculum concepts incorporate technological advances related to the health care delivery system, including ethics, professionalism, prevention (wellness), diagnostics, therapeutics, and rehabilitation as a result of disease/disorders. Teaching/learning strategies integrate appropriate workplace basic skills that assist students to use resources and technologies, function as effective members within a complex system, and to access and use appropriate information/data.
A relevant connection between abstract theories and concrete applications is emphasized throughout the curriculum. This is practiced through team teaching with health professionals and on-site practicums (mentorships/internships).
Marketing and Entrepreneurship and Entrepreneurship Education prepares students for postsecondary education and careers in marketing communications, marketing management, marketing research, merchandising, and professional sales. Marketing and Entrepreneurship and Entrepreneurship consists of making socioeconomic decisions and producing goods and services to consumption. Instruction is as specific as procedures for merchandising and as general as the creativity needed to develop an effective promotion.
The function of marketing occurs in all industries. Application of skills in reading, writing, mathematics, critical thinking, inquiry-based, problem-solving and psychology is found throughout the curriculum. The pace at which marketing activities are changing has accelerated due to environmental shifts taking place in the business world: downsizing, outsourcing, off-shoring, mergers, global competition, world markets, and technological innovations. These changes impact the skills, attitudes, and abilities needed for success in today's workplace.
The Technology Engineering and Design program is designed to provide middle and high school student’s essential and enduring 21st Century skills. It is a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) program that uses languages, technologies, sciences, engineering and the arts to understand, communicate, and design. The program has three principle curriculum strands.
Trade and Industrial Education is a secondary program to prepare students for careers in 10 of the 16 U.S. Department of Education career clusters. While completing course sequences in these clusters, students participate in instructional units that educate them in standardized industry processes related to concepts, layout, design, materials, production, assembly, quality control, maintenance, troubleshooting, construction, repair and service of industrial, commercial and residential goods and products.