- Academic subject matter taught with relevance to the real world, often called “contextual learning.”
- Employability skills, from job-related expertise to
- Hands-on, project-based learning opportunities.
- Educational pathways that help students explore interests and careers while they progress through school.
- Work-based learning and internship opportunities to apply learning outside of the classroom.
- Postsecondary career pathways that include registered apprenticeship, industry certification, community college certificate/associate degree programs, and four-year college degree programs.
High school CTE programs of study give students the opportunity to transition smoothly into postsecondary education and to earn college credit and/or industry credentials in a career field of interest.
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Areas of Study
CTE integrates core academic knowledge with technical and occupational knowledge to provide students with pathways to postsecondary education and careers.
These career paths include occupations in:
- Arts, Media, and Communication
- Business, Management, and Finance
- Consumer Services, Hospitality, and Tourism
- Construction and Development
- Environmental, Agricultural, and
Natural Resource Systems
- Health and Biosciences
- Human Resource Services
- Information Technology
- Manufacturing, Engineering, and Technology
- Transportation Technologies
How To Enroll in CTE Program
Each BCPS comprehensive high school offers a variety of CTE and technical center programs. Enrolling in CTE is easy. Speak with your school counselor.