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    CTE: Career & Technical Education

    CTE provides quality educational programs emphasizing core academics, technical skills, and postsecondary & hands-on learning opportunities. Our goal is to better prepare all students, including special populations, to meet the challenges of the workforce, economic growth, and emerging new occupations.

    CTE courses are offered throughout D49 at six high schools and four middle schools. CTE students receive a rigorous, relevant education with opportunities to learn valuable skills for life and earn professional industry certifications and college credit.

Construction Program

Culinary Program


Career & Technical Education

  • Today's cutting-edge, rigorous, relevant career and technical education courses prepare students for a wide range of high-wage, high-skill, high-demand careers. CTE provides students with:
    • Academic subject matter taught with relevance to the real world
    • Employability skills, from job-related skills to workplace essential skills
    • Education pathways that help students explore interests and careers through school
    Colorado CTE provides quality educational programs emphasizing core academic content, postsecondary & workforce readiness, technical skills, and a seamless transition to further education or employment.

    CTE content areas have been aligned and verified with the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics; and reading, writing and communication. 
    • Agriculture, Natural Resources and Energy
    • Business, Marketing and Public Administration
    • Hospitality, Human Services and Education
    • Health Science, Criminal Justice and Public Safety
    • STEM, Arts, Design and Information Technology
    • Skilled Trades and Technical Sciences
    • Alternative Cooperative Education

    Career & Technical Student Organizations

    Students build leadership skills, positive work values, and apply what they learn in class. CTE student organizations include: DECA, FBLA, FCCLA, FFA, HOSA, (SC)2, SkillsUSA, and TSA. 


CTE Contacts

Melissa Johnson
CTE Program Manager
Phone: 719-495-1149 x2105
Mary Pérez
Director of Applied & Advanced Learning
Phone: 719-495-5533

Career Clusters

  • Career Clusters