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Career and Technology Education

Career and Technology Education (CTE) offers courses to students in both middle and high school. CTE programs satisfy the following pathways that students may select for graduation: Career Academy (CTE Completer Program), Career Research and Development Program (CTE Completer Program), and Advanced Technology Program.

Courses meeting the Technology Education graduation requirement are

  • Exploring Computer Science – Honors
  • Computer Science Principles – AP
  • Foundations of Technology
  • PLTW Engineering Design – G/T
  • Aerospace I – G/T

The high school program offers an opportunity for students to explore career pathways by offering CTE courses at the local high school or at the Applications and Research Laboratory. Courses offered are listed in the Catalog of Approved High School Courses. Students may also take CTE courses as elective courses within their four-year high school plan.

Focus on Your Future with the Career Academies

Career Academies offer high school students with similar interests a unique opportunity to prepare for college and entry-level employment in the specific career areas listed below. Each Career Academy offers a recommended sequence of courses, internships, capstone project, or research project related to students’ career goals, and the opportunity to earn college credit and/or industry certification while in high school.

Find the right Career Academy for you →

Advisory Committees Offer Opportunities For Involvement

Each of the Career Academies has an advisory committee composed of representatives from the school system, students, local businesses and industry, and the community at large. The role of advisory committee is to review curriculum, discuss industry trends, and offer suggestions and support for additional opportunities such as field trips, scholarships,competitions, guest speaking, etc.

Most advisory committees meet at least twice annually and new members are always welcome. If you are interested in joining one of the advisory committees or would like additional information, contact the Office of Career and Technology Education at 410-313-6629.

Curriculum Documents

Business and Computer Management Systems

Career Academies

Career Research and Development

Family and Consumer Sciences

Middle School

High School

Technology Education

Middle School

High School


  • Sharon Kramer, Coordinator – 410-313-6797
  • Natalie Belcher, Instructional Facilitator, Centralized Career Academies – 410-313-6797
  • Mary Metzler, Resource Teacher, Technology Education – 410-313-6797
  • Stephanie Discepolo, Resource Teacher, Career & Technology Education – 410-313-6797
  • Matt Berkowitz, Technical Assistant, CTE and Dual Enrollment Programs – 410-313-6629