Career Technical Education

  • What is Career Technical Education (CTE)?

    Career Technical Education (CTE) involves a multiyear sequence of courses that integrates core academic education with technical and occupational knowledge to provide students with a pathway to postsecondary education and careers.

    Courses are designed to train students for new and emerging careers to fill 21st Century jobs through hands-on project-based learning. Courses are evaluated each year for alignment with the needs of industry. New classes are developed accordingly. Classes are engaging, exciting and for some students are the "key" that sparks interest in college and careers. 

    CTE provides students:

    • Academic subject matter taught with relevance, rigor and real-world application.
    • Employability skills.
    • Career-related project-based learning.
    • Career pathways that link secondary and post-secondary education.
    • Matter taught with relevance, rigor and real-world application
    • Employability skills, from job-related to 21st-century work skills
    • Career-related project-based learning
    • Career pathways that link secondary and post-secondary education
    • Preparation for college and careers

    CTE Classes

    Courses are designed to train students for new and emerging careers to fill 21st-century jobs through hands-on, project-based learning. They are evaluated each year for alignment with the needs of industry. New classes are being developed, so please check with your counselor. Classes are engaging, exciting and often the “key” that sparks many students’ interest for the first time. When kids connect, they learn, and that keeps kids in school. CTE reduces the dropout rate and closes the achievement gap.

    Santa Clara High

    • Animation
    • Biotechnology
    • Cisco Networking
    • Digital Media
    • Graphic Design
    • Photography
    • Video Production
    • Work Experience

    Wilcox High

    • Automotive
    • Business and Finance
    • Digital Media
    • Fashion Design
    • CHAMPS -- Culinary Arts, Hospitality and Management Preparation
    • Work Experience
    • Video Production

    CTE

    • Automotive Technology
    • Auto Body Repair & Refinishing
    • Automotive Careers
    • Construction Technology
    • Culinary Arts
    • Dental Assisting
    • Fashion Design and Textile Art
    • Fire Science/First Responder
    • Forensic Science
    • Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC)
    • Law Enforcement
    • Mechatronics Engineering
    • Medical Science/ Health Careers
    • Metals Technology
    • Mobile App Design
    • Pharmacy Technology
    • Sports Medicine
    • Truck Mechanics
    • Veterinary Science
    • Video Production
    • SVCTE