Career and Technical Education

Watch Video Overview of CTE Courses!

Courses in the Career and Technical Education (CTE) Department teach technology, support academic subjects and partner with the business community.  Courses may begin to prepare students for a specific college and career pathway or they may provide students with various opportunities to explore careers prior to enrolling in college.  Career pathways include but are not limited to: Architecture, Interior Design, Accounting, Early Child Care and Education, Education, Culinary Arts, Programming and Game Development, Web Design, Engineering, Small Business Owner, and Sales/Marketing.

DGS Career and Technical Education Teacher Jennifer Niendorf invites you into her Fashion Construction class, where students are creating apparel for their "Project Runway" fashion show!


Department Chair
Patrick Fardy


Department Administrative Assistant
Mary Roe

Department Office
Room B324

Introduction to Teaching Application

Project Lead the Way

South High offers several classes that are aligned with Project Lead the Way (PLTW). Watch this video to learn more about how this program prepares students for future careers.


The National Technical Honor Society honors the achievements of top Career and Technical Education students, provides scholarships and cultivates excellence in today's highly competitive, skilled workforce.


South High offers two preschool programs for children in the community. Learn more about our programs!

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CTE Open Door Videos

2020-21 Academic Planning Guide


Patrick Fardy

Department Chair

Paul Krick


Mary Roe

Administrative Assistant - PE, Health, Driver Ed, Career & Technical Education

Ruth White