Career & Technical Education

  • CTE provides quality educational programs emphasizing technical skills, core academics, 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.

    Offered throughout D49 at six high schools and four middle schools, sequenced CTE courses provide career exploration and preparation to all students without regard to race, color, national origin, including those with limited English proficiency, sex, gender, or handicap. See our D49 Nondiscrimination Statement, policies, and compliance officer contact information.

    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 students can also earn professional industry certifications and college credit and can also participate in career-connected learning experiences with local business and industry partners.

    Career & Technical Student Organizations (CTSO)

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

    For more information, please talk to your school counselor or advisor.

CTE Pathways by High School

    ACE X+        
    Agriculture (Ag Business, Animal Sci, Equine Sci) X+        
    Athletic Training X X X    
    Biomedical Technology X X      
    Business/Marketing X X X    
    Coding X X X    
    Commercial Photography X X X    
    Construction       X+  
    Culinary & Hospitality       X+  
    Design & Multimedia Arts X X X    
    Education (coming F24)          
    Engineering X X X   X
    Fashion Design   X      
    Graphic Design   X X    
    Hair Styling (ISSA) X X X X X
    Manufacturing (Machining)     X    
    Networking & Security X X X    
    Nurse Aide X+   X    
    Web Design X X X    

    X+ students from other high schools can participate at this location

Career Pathways

  • Agriculture & Animal Science

  • Business & Marketing Administration

  • Construction Trades

  • Culinary Arts

  • Education

  • Engineering

  • Graphic Design & Commercial Photography

  • Health Careers

  • Manufacturing

  • Technology

CTE Contacts

Mary Krisko
CTE Coordinator
Phone: 719-495-1149 x2105

Career Clusters