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Professional Development Programs, often referred to as Career and Technical Education (CTE), afford students the chance to engage in career-focused experiential learning. These initiatives empower students to investigate various career paths and acquire practical skills that enhance their marketability, all within the high school setting.

Students enrolled in Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs integrate the knowledge acquired in fundamental academic disciplines such as mathematics, science, and writing into real-world work scenarios. This application of theoretical concepts equips them with the essential skills necessary for both career and college readiness.

Numerous CTE programs additionally provide the prospect of acquiring industry-recognized certifications, which can serve as valuable credentials for securing full-time employment or supplementing financial resources for college education. Attaining these certificates necessitates a demonstration of proficiency in specific skills, typically validated through examination success or the accrual of requisite work experience and training.


For more information, please contact Dekiethrich Lockett, Director of Career and Technical Education (CTE), at and Andrea Wilson-Vickers, CTE Coordinator, at

CTE Pathways




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In an automotive-focused Career and Technical Education (CTE) program, students acquire hands-on expertise in automotive maintenance, repair, and diagnostics. They develop practical skills in engine systems, electrical components, and computerized vehicle technologies, preparing them for careers in the automotive industry.

AV Production

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In an AV Production Career and Technical Education (CTE) program, students gain proficiency in audiovisual technology, video production, and multimedia content creation. They learn to operate cameras, edit footage, handle audio equipment, and understand the technical aspects of producing engaging audiovisual content, preparing them for careers in the media and entertainment industry.

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Business & Technology

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In a Business & Technology Career and Technical Education (CTE) program, students develop foundational skills in business management, entrepreneurship, and technology applications. They learn about financial principles, marketing strategies, and utilize technology tools to enhance productivity. This prepares them for diverse careers in business and technology sectors.

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In a Construction Career and Technical Education (CTE) program, students acquire hands-on skills in carpentry, masonry, blueprint reading, and construction management. They learn practical techniques for building structures, interpreting plans, and ensuring safety protocols, preparing them for careers in the construction industry.

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In a Cosmetology Career and Technical Education (CTE) program, students develop skills in hair styling, skincare, and nail care. They learn the art of haircutting, coloring, and various beauty techniques, along with aspects of salon management and customer service, preparing them for careers in the beauty and wellness industry.

Female student's doing hair in Cosmetology class.


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In a Culinary Career and Technical Education (CTE) program, students learn culinary arts, including food preparation, cooking techniques, and kitchen management. They gain hands-on experience in creating diverse dishes, understanding flavor profiles, and mastering the fundamentals of the culinary industry, preparing them for careers in the field of gastronomy.

CTE Culinary Team with building and district administrators.


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In an Electrical Career and Technical Education (CTE) program, students acquire skills in electrical systems, wiring, and circuitry. They learn to interpret schematics, install and troubleshoot electrical components, and adhere to safety standards. This prepares them for careers in the electrical trade and related industries.


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In a Welding Career and Technical Education (CTE) program, students gain expertise in welding processes, techniques, and safety procedures. They develop skills in joining and fabricating metal structures, interpreting blueprints, and using various welding equipment, preparing them for careers in the welding and metalworking industries.

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Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)

 CNAs play a crucial role in the healthcare system by providing basic patient care under the supervision of registered nurses or other healthcare professionals. Their responsibilities may include assisting with activities of daily living, taking vital signs, and providing emotional support to patients.

CNA student practing taking blood pressue.
CTE Pathways