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What is CTE?

Career and Technical Education (CTE) gives high school students the chance to get a head start on preparing for college and careers. In CTE programs you will learn how core school subjects like math, science and writing are used in real-life. As a CTE student you have the opportunity to participate in hands-on training in your chosen program and gain real world experience through job shadows and internships. Many programs offer you the opportunity to earn nationally recognized certifications which you can use to get a job, that will help you pay for college, or start off your career straight out of high school!


How Many Classes Do I Have to Take?

For most CTE programs, in addition to taking all the required NHCS core courses, you will take 4 CTE courses.
 

What Career Fields Can I Study?

The program areas are listed below.  For additional details on specific pathways please refer to the New Hanover County Schools Curriculum Guide. 
 
AGRICULTURAL ED | BUSINESS, FINANCE AND MARKETING ED | CAREER DEVELOPMENT | FAMILY & CONSUMER SCIENCES | HEALTH SCIENCE INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY & COMPUTER SCIENCE | TECHNOLOGY ED | TRADE & INDUSTRIAL ED