Career and Technical Education
The Career and Technical Education (CTE) department is a consortium of the Business & Finance, Family & Consumer Sciences and Technology & Engineering departments. CTE students cultivate skills that improve the lives of individuals, families, and communities. CTE students routinely participate in problem-solving activities that reflect current workplace practices and develop career awareness, time management, and communication skills. Each of the program areas offers opportunities to earn dual credit through articulations with local colleges.
Business Education provides students with an understanding of business technology and economic concepts. It develops opportunities for application of basic academic, thinking and interpersonal skills. Its study contributes to a student becoming a productive worker, an economically successful entrepreneur, and a keen consumer. Students will receive career information that helps them relate their interests, skills and abilities to opportunities in the business world. Business Education classes allow students to acquire business knowledge and skills that will help them function effectively in business and other careers.
Courses in Technology Education are linked to the following Career Clusters: Technologies: Manufacturing, Communications and Repair, Construction Technologies and Design, Arts and Media.
Technology will influence every student's daily life and contribute to his/her role as a positive, successful citizen. The Technology Education Curriculum is designed to promote technological literacy at all levels of instruction in the areas of energy, power and transportation, manufacturing, communication, and construction. Students learn to control and manage technology systems and to apply various strategies related to technological problems. Learning activities will focus on developing technological awareness, solving “real world” technical, human and environmental problems, the safe and efficient use of tools, materials, and processes, and the history and impact of technological systems.