Career and Technical Education Curriculum
All programs in career and technical education are designed to contribute to the broad educational achievement of students.
Competency-based courses are offered in the following eight program areas with each having school-based, work-based, or community-based learning opportunities:
Agricultural Education provides students with the opportunity to participate in an integrated educational model that focuses students on careers in the food, fiber and environmental systems.
Business and Information Technology Education plays a major role in preparing a competent, business-literate, and skilled workforce. This program is designed to integrate business and information technology skills into the middle and high school curriculum.
Family and Consumer Sciences Education prepares students for careers working with individuals and families, as well as for competence in the work of their own families. The concept of work, whether in a family or career, is central to the program area.
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.
Marketing Education prepares students for advancement in marketing and management careers and future studies in community and technical colleges or four-year colleges or universities. It encompasses activities within production, as well as aspects of consumption.
Trade and Industrial Education is a secondary program that provides students the opportunity to advance in a wide range of trade and industrial occupations. They are prepared for initial employment, further education at the community college or university lever, and/or business ownership.