Career and Technical Education

Academic planning for career and college success includes gathering information from a variety of sources to make informed choices. Electives are a way for students to to evaluate their interests, passions and skills in high school. Courses in the Career and Technical Education (CTE) Department are offered in the areas of Business, Computer Technology, Cooperative Career Education, Family and Consumer Science and Engineering & Design. CTE teaches technology, supports academic subjects and partners with the business community.

Career Pathways 

Our courses begin to prepare students for a wide range of career pathways: Accounting/Finance, Business Administration, Entrepreneurship, Architecture, Computer Programming, Culinary Arts, Education, Engineering, Fashion, Game Design, Industrial Design, Interior Design and Marketing. Rigorous academic content tied to technical subject matter ensures that these students will be ready for both college and career. All courses listed in the pathways chart linked below satisfy the Career and Technical Education graduation requirement.

Please refer to the CTE Section of the Academic Planning Guide to learn more about coursework available in these pathways.

Workplace Opportunities

We also provide rich opportunities for work-based learning experience through the Cooperative Work Training course that can be a meaningful experience for students pursuing any career path.  Take a look at a sample of our work program partners across different career pathways.



Larry Baca


Karen Beagley

Administrative Assistant - Mathematics / Career & Technical Education

Eric Buhot


Melissa Damewood

Career and Technical Education Department Chair

Matthew Dillard


Andrew Himes


Erin McErlean


Ashley Ohler

Faculty / Long Term Guest

Liana Ploski


Stacey Polen


Christy Tajak