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The eight programs in career and technical education are designed to contribute to the broad educational achievement of students.

The competency-based courses provide students school-based, work-based, and/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.

  • Career Development curriculum is designed to expose students to the process of career awareness, exploration, and planning. The middle grades curriculum provides exploratory experiences in understanding self and the relationship to the world of work. The high school curriculum provides a more focused exploration of self, careers, and career planning.

  • 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.

  • Technology Engineering and Design Education program is designed to provide middle and high school students essential and enduring 21st century skills. Technology Engineering and Design is a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) program that uses the arts, engineering, languages, technologies, AND sciences to understand, communicate, and design.

  • 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 level and/or business ownership.

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