February is Career and Technical Education Month!

Students in shop class


Career and Technical Education programs (CTE) are designed to help graduating high school students enter the workforce armed with the skills and resources necessary to succeed in their field of study. CTE classes teach skills such as computer programming, robotics, woodworking, agriculture, sewing, communication, and life skills--the list goes on. All of the pathways promote opportunities for internships for students to gain real-life experience in their field of study. It is a great way to gain college credit, explore different careers, and graduate high school with a head start. 


Angie Meacham, a Business and Marketing teacher at Mountain Crest believes one of the best things about the CTE program is the many different areas and opportunities that students can learn from. “CTE is really important for students to learn and grow,” Meacham said. “A lot of the classes are things that they will be using from here on out because they are geared toward their futures. Students are learning things that are relevant to their future careers.” 


The following are the pathways offered in all of CCSD’s high schools. Pathways and courses available may vary by school. Contact your counselor for more information about these programs or check out the district CTE website here.


  • Agriculture
    • Animal Systems 
    • Plant Systems
    • Food Production
    • Processing Systems 
  • Business and Marketing
    • Entrepreneurship and Marketing
  • Family and Consumer Science
    • Family and Human Sciences
    • Food Science, Dietetics, and Nutrition 
    • Interior Design
    • Fashion Design 
  • Health Science
    • Dental Assisting
    • Nursing
    • Medical Assisting
    • Pharmacy
  • Information Technology
    • Programming/Software Development
  • Skilled and Technical Science
    • Automotive Collision Repair
    • Carpentry
    • Automotive Service Technician
    • Cosmetology
    • Barbering
    • Heavy Duty Diesel Mechanic
    • Cabinet making/millwork
    • Machine Tools
    • Protective Services (law enforcement)
    • Welding
  • Technology and Engineering
    • Robotics

For more information about the benefits of CTE, check out these success stories about CCSD students! CTE in CCSD Schools