CTE Programs


Agricultural Education prepares students for successful careers and a lifetime of informed choices in the global agriculture, food, fiber, and natural resources systems.  Agricultural Education prepares students for more than 300 careers in the agricultural industry including production, financing, processing, marketing, and distribution of agricultural products.  Agricultural Education develops leaders for the vast network of supporting careers that provide the supplies, services, management, and conservation of our natural resources systems.

The Agriculture Education program is built on the three core areas of classroom and laboratory instruction, supervised agriculture experience programs, and FFA student organization opportunities.

CTSO - National FFA Organization

North Carolina FFA Web Site:  www.ncffa.org



Business, Finance and Information Technology Education prepares students for successful transition from school to work and postsecondary education.  It empowers them to use business principles and concepts while they manage their current and future responsibilities as informed consumers and productive workers in the 21st century.

Business, Finance and Information Technology Education is a broad, comprehensive curriculum at the middle and high school levels that provides students with meaningful instruction for and about business, finance, and information technology. 

CTSO - Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA)

North Carolina FBLA Web Site:  www.ncfbla.org


Family and Consumer Sciences Education (FACS) enpowers individuals to manage the challenges of living and working in a diverse global society.  Students develop human literacy as they master a complex set of essentials skills and knowledge needed to achieve quality of life.  They gain career preparedness as they acquire readiness to participate in a rapidly changing workforce and global economy. 

FACS Education currently offers middle school and high school courses that are part of five career pathways within five Career Clusters.  The mission of Family and Consumer Sciences Education is to prepare students for family life, work life, and careers in FACS by providing opportunites to develop the knowledge, skills, attitudes and behaviors needed.

CTSO - Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA)

North Carolina FCCLA website:  www.NCFCCLA.org

National FCCLA website: www.fcclainc.org



Health Science Education is a broad curriculum at the middle and high school levels that provides students with meaningful instruction for and about health care careers.  Health Science Education plays a major role in meeting present and predicted needs for health care professionals within a health care delivery system characterized by diversity and changing technologies.

Health Science Education is designed to prepare graduates as viable competitors in the health care industry and for advanced educational opportunities.


CTSO - Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA)

North Carolina HOSA website:  www.nchosa.org





Trade and Industrial Education is a secondary program to prepare students for careers in eight of the 16 Career Pathways/Clusters.  While completing course sequences in these Career Clusters, students participate in instructional units that educate them in standardized industry processes related to concepts, layout, design, materials, production, assembly, quality control, maintenance, troubleshooting, construction, repair, and service of industrial, commercial, and residential goods and products.  Where applicable, courses are aligned to industry certifications and/or credentials allowing students the opportunity to prepare for associated specific certification/credential.  Development of 21st century skills including collaboration, critical thinking, entrepreneurial skills, and problem solving is a part of each of the career pathways..


CTSO - Trade and Industrial Education (SkillsUSA)

North Carolina SkillsUSA website:  www.skillusanc.org